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November 28, 2011 | Monday 

NBC Miami’s Jackie Nespral to Deliver December Commencement Address

Two-time Emmy-winning anchor and University of Miami alumna Jacqueline Nespral will speak to hundreds of graduates at UM’s December commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 15 at 10 a.m. at BankUnited Center. | more

Employees Approve of Flexible Summer Workweek Program
The results of a survey on the Flexible Summer Workweek are in, with the overwhelming majority of respondents approving of the program, which is designed to help employees balance work and personal obligations. | more

Winter Wonderful to Raise Funds for Music Scholarships
Hundreds of talented student musicians will perform on Sunday, December 4 at the Frost School’s holiday gala dinner, Winter Wonderful, an event organizers hope will raise $100,000 for music scholarships. | more
Edward Gillis Promoted to Dean of Enrollment Management
Edward Gillis, who for nearly 20 years has helped lead a division directly responsible for improving the academic quality of the University of Miami, has been promoted to dean of enrollment management. | more

This year’s United Way campaign is well under way as departments, divisions, and units across the University host fundraising events that include bake sales, raffles, and more. Get involved in upcoming events:

  • United Way Campaign Drawing | more
  • President’s Office “You Pick” Raffle | more
  • Office of Student Account Services Raffle; Win a MacBook Pro, iPad2, or iTouch | more
  • Document Services and Solutions United Way Raffle | more
Former ’Cane Ryan Braun Wins National League MVP Award
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and former University of Miami Hurricanes baseball player Ryan Braun has been named National League MVP. | more

Polyglot Writers: Writing Across Languages
The Creative Writing Program welcomes poet and playwright Nathalie Handal and poet Ishion Hutchinson to its 2011-12 reading series, Polyglot Writers: Writing Across Languages, on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 29 and 30. The series celebrates our global society, where languages float across borders, race, and class, and have created a nation of polyglot people. | more

’Cane Fair to Feature Works of M.F.A. Students
Mediums ranging from paintings and photography to ceramics and sculpture will be on display during the fourth annual ’Cane Fair from November 29 through January 27, an event that will showcase the works of University of Miami M.F.A. students in observance of Art Basel Miami Beach. | more

  • Hurricanes to Host Annual Football Banquet | more
  • Gathering at School of Architecture to Celebrate the Life of Jan Hochstim | more
  • Fall Course Evaluations Open Today | more
  • Art and Art History Students to Showcase Their Works at Art Miami | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Store Offering Holiday Discount | more
  • Step Up Your Checkup | more
  • Discovery Science Grand Rounds Call for Nominations | more
  • 2011-12 Fact Finder Now Available | more
  • Faculty Disclosure Form on MyUM | more
  • UM Bookstore to Host Appreciation Day | more
  • Registration Now Open for 2012 Intersession Courses | more
  • Sexual Assault Response Team Seeks Volunteers | more
  • New Public Health Service Funding Conflict of Interest Regulations | more
  • FDA Summit 2011 Highlights and Update Sessions | more
    Yale Scholar Details His Struggle Against Skepticism about Cuba
    Speaking candidly on a topic close to his heart, Yale University scholar Carlos M. N. Eire, who came to the United States from Cuba in 1962 as part of Operation Pedro Pan, explained to a University of Miami audience on November 21 how Cuban exiles still face disbelief about accounts of repression and human rights violations in the island nation. Sponsored by the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection and the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, Eire’s lecture was made possible by the Goizueta Foundation.
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    U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce Talks Free Trade at UM Event
    Francisco Sánchez, U.S. undersecretary of commerce for international trade, told an audience at a University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy luncheon on November 17 that the new free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea would help “level the playing field and create tens of thousands of jobs for the U.S.” A President Barack Obama appointee, Sánchez spoke before more than 120 business executives and entrepreneurs at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Miami. | more

    Can-Do Attitude Helps Feed the Hungry
    Stacking canned green beans, yams, fruits, and other tinned treats as high as they could, five teams of University of Miami students and employees gathered at the School of Architecture on November 18 to show off not only their ‘canstruction’ skills but a can-do spirit to help wipe out hunger. | more

    Surviving the Holidays
    Get valuable information on how holiday time, energy, and money are spent, and learn the pros and cons of using credit cards for purchasing gifts. This lunchtime seminar, offered through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will also review strategies on avoiding excessive debt and credit problems during the holiday season. | more

    Monday, November 28: Biology Departmental Seminar: Co-Evolution between Animals and Their Symbiotic Bacteria | more
    Monday, November 28: EU Center Lecture: The European Union’s Eastern Neighborhood Policy | more
    Monday, November 28: EU Center Lecture: The European Union’s Role in the Mediterranean | more
    Tuesday,November 29: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing: Indications and Interpretation | more
    Tuesday,November 29: Cell Biology Research Forum: Coercion and Subversion of Eukaryotic Cell Biology by the Master Manipulator Chlamydia Trachomatis | more
    Tuesday,November 29: Pathology Grand Rounds: Perspectives on POCT | more
    Tuesday,November 29: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Pediatric Glaucoma Is Fine | more
    Wednesday, November 30: McKnight Research Seminar: Characterizing Cross Talk between Pro-Survival Pathways and the Immune System in the Retina | more
    Wednesday, November 30: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series: Translation Research in Health Disparities | more
    Wednesday, November 30: South Florida Summit on Jewish Genetic Diseases | more
    Wednesday, November 30: Free Workshop for Families with Special-Needs Children | more
    Wednesday, November 30: Miami Project Wednesday Noon Seminar: Emergency Hypothermia for Latrogenic Spinal Cord Injury | more
    Wednesday, November 30: Dermatology Grand Rounds: Introduction to Research Projects and Investigators, Part 4 | more
    Wednesday, November 30: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Special Seminar: Clinical Translation of Genetic Therapies for Cancer, Transplantation, and Regenerative Medicine | more
    Thursday, December 1: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, December 1: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Stress Risers in Bone: Can Bone Plugs Help? | more
    Thursday, December 1: Surgical Grand Rounds: Liver Transplantation for Malignant Disease | more
    Thursday, December 1: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Advances in Brain Tumor Surgery | more
    Thursday, December 1: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series: The Role of RNF11 in the Negative Regulation of Antiviral Signaling | more
    Thursday, December 1: DMAS/FRS Training | more
    Thursday, December 1: Business School to Host M.B.A. Program Information Session | more
    Friday, December 2: CHP Panel Discussion: Mexico-U.S. Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications | more
    Friday, December 2: Gourmet Food Truck Night and Finals Fiesta | more
    Saturday, December 3: Day of Dialogue 2011: Imagine an Engaged Miami—Accepting Differences, Building Trust | more
    Saturday, December 3: Ophthalmic Imaging 2012: Optical Coherence Tomography Applications and Future Technology | more
    Sunday, December 4: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Portraits and Death: Rendering Absence and Loss in Art | more
    Monday, December 5: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Resource Management for Computer Operating Systems | more
    Monday, December 5: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Special Seminar: Alloimmunity Following Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: The Human Experiment | more
    Monday, December 5: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Oncogenomics Core Facility Seminar | more
    Monday, December 5: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Resource Management for Computer Operating Systems | more
    Monday, December 5: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series: Gp96 and HIV Vaccines | more
    Tuesday, December 6: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: Genomic Medicine in the Sequencing Age | more
    Wednesday, December 7: Dermatology GrandRounds: Recent Highlights in Hair Pathology | more
    Wednesday, December 7: Diabetes and You Session: Holiday Choices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | more
    Wednesday, December 7: Division of Biostatistics Seminar: New Challenges in Hurricane Prediction | more
    Thursday, December 8: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Comparison of Cortical Trajectory Pedicle Screws to Traditional Pedicle Screws in Lumbar Spine with Cyclic Loading | more
    Thursday, December 8: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Atypical Mammalian Photoreceptors Influence Circadian Rhythms, Mood, and Learning | more
    Thursday, December 8: Discovery Science Grand Rounds: Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets in the Type 1 Diabetes Spectrum | more
    Thursday, December 8: Fourth Annual Florida Tobacco Summit | more
    Thursday, December 8: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Visual Understanding of Coagulation | more
    Tuesday,December 13: Innovation to Entrepreneurship Boot Camp | more
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