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August 12, 2013 | Monday 
UM Researchers Awarded $2 Million NIH Grant to Test Obesity Intervention for Hispanic Youths

Backed by a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a group of Miller School of Medicine researchers will soon determine if an intervention program that helped Hispanic youth refrain from risky behavior such as drug and alcohol use can be just as effective in reducing obesity in the same cohort. | more
Single-Stream Recycling Program Gets Upgrade

The University of Miami’s Green U initiative is ramping up its recycling efforts on the Coral Gables campus, adding descriptive and instructional labels to existing recycle bins, increasing the number of bins on campus, posting tips and advice on how to recycle. | more
UM to Restrict Access to Memorial Drive as Part of Traffic Easing Efforts

In a move to reduce traffic and increase pedestrian and bike safety on Memorial Drive, the University of Miami will begin restricting access to the roadway effective August 19, allowing entry only to visitors, faculty and staff with a business/academic need, authorized personnel, and delivery, service, and emergency vehicles. | more

Countdown to Kickoff: Secure Your Season Tickets for Hurricanes Football

With less than three weeks to go before the Miami Hurricanes kick off their 2013 college football season with a home opener against the FAU Owls, UM employees can still get great prices on tickets by using the employee discount. This year’s squad promises to be one of the greatest shows on turf, as senior quarterback Stephen Morris and sophomore running back Duke Johnson prepare to light up the scoreboard. | more

More than 150 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Honor Roll

Representing every sport at the University of Miami, 156 student-athletes have been named to the 57th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, the qualifications for which include a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the entire academic year. | more

• First Set of Champions Plaza Bricks Installed | more
• 'Canes Volleyball to Play Three Matches on TV
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• BankUnited CanesFest Set for August 17
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Get Half Off DCC Registration by Joining Team UM Sylvester

The University of Miami will pay half of the $150 registration fee for faculty and staff who sign up to ride in the fourth annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge as part of Team UM Sylvester. The 2013 Dolphins Cycling Challenge, a two-day tri-county cycling event that benefits the lifesaving research and treatment programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is scheduled for November 2 and 3, with routes ranging from 13 to 170 miles. | more
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Famed Cuban Hunger Striker Visits CHC
With Cuba’s dissident movement growing, Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, a Cuban doctor of psychology and independent journalist who has conducted more than 20 hunger strikes over the years to protest various elements of the Castro regime, visited the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection on August 6, viewing a small exhibition of some of its rare books and documents and touring the collection’s stacks. Fariñas was the latest of a group of Cuban dissidents to visit UM. Earlier this year, Yoani Sánchez, a Cuban blogger known for her critical portrayal of life in Cuba under its current government; Berta Soler, co-founder of the Ladies in White; and Rosa María Payá, daughter of the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, visited the University. Above: María R. Estorino, Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair and head of the Cuban Heritage Collection, shows Fariñas some of the CHC’s rare holdings. | more


Well ’Canes Healthy Bites Challenge Begins August 12
Earn 100 points toward your Well ’Canes incentives goal by registering today and participating in the Well ’Canes Healthy Bites Challenge, which encourages you to choose healthier food options, maintain a log of your daily food intake, and read a few brief articles on nutrition. | more

e-Veritas Resistance Training Can Boost Your Health and Fitness
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that adults perform muscle-strengthening activities such as resistance or weight training at least two or more days per week. Resistance training helps improve bone density and increase muscle mass while lowering the risk for diabetes. | more

• Well ’Canes and UHealth Dermatology to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings | more
• Faculty and Staff Assistance Program to Host Open House | more
• Preventing Workplace Violence | more
• Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in August | more

Festival Miami to Fill the Air with Sound of Music; UM Employee Ticket Discount Available
Latin jazz trumpeter, pianist, and composer Arturo Sandoval (above) is one of the many artists who will perform on the UM campus during the Frost School of Music’s acclaimed Festival Miami. Running October 1 through November 1, the annual musical showcase will feature more than 25 concerts and events organized around four themes. This year Festival Miami offers a special UM employee ticket discount through September 6 for select concerts. | more

  • Breakthrough DNA Study Opens Door to New Treatments for Mitochondrial Diseases | more
  • FDA Honors R. Rodney Howell As Hero of Rare Diseases | more
  • Frost School Preparatory Program Accepting Applications for 2013-14 Academic Year | more
  • Join the Leadership Miami Class of 2013-2014 | more
  • UM Offering Human Resources Management Program | more
  • Business Communication Certificate Program Begins this Fall | more
  • Frost MusicTime Fall Registration Now Open | more

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