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September 3, 2013 | Tuesday 
Yearlong Celebration of Nursing School’s 65th Anniversary Gets Under Way

The School of Nursing and Health Studies kicked off a yearlong celebration of its 65th birthday with two days of celebratory events last week. As the school marks a milestone, plans are under way for the largest undertaking in its history: the nation’s first education-based simulation hospital that will replicate the true flow of activity in a clinical setting. | more
Student Activities Center Officially Opens

When the doors swung open August 26 to officially open the University of Miami’s new Student Activities Center, each of the hundreds of students who streamed in for a tour had a multitude of reasons for falling in love with the three-story, 119,000-square-facility facility. But whatever their individual reasons may be, they all shared one thing in common: a sense of pride over the opening of a center built just for them. | more
Acclaimed Journalist Lisa Ling to Speak at Fall Convocation

Lisa Ling, the acclaimed American journalist and writer best known for her role as host of “Our America” on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, will be the University of Miami’s 2013 Fall Convocation speaker on Monday, September 9, at BankUnited Center. Ling will present “Open Heart, Open Mind.” | more
TeamUM Kicks Off 2013 United Way Campaign

With a goal of raising more than $1 million and increasing the employee participation rate by 5 percent, the University of Miami has launched its 2013 United Way Campaign, a nearly three-month-long drive aimed at improving the education, financial stability, and health of children and families in the local community. | more
Michael Kapiloff Wins Batchelor Award to Pursue Drug Therapies for Heart Disorders

Michael S. Kapiloff, a pediatrician who for 18 years has devoted his expertise and energies to developing drug therapies for intractable heart diseases, is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research. | more
New Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall Offers Something for Everyone

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand opening of the new Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall August 30 served as the appetizer to a buffet of new offerings for students, a "fusion" of dining options for those on the go and those wanting a comfortable sit-down experience. | more
Wake Up and Smell the Reef: Fish Larvae Sniff Their Way Back Home

How tiny fish larvae travel away from coral reefs then return has long been a scientific mystery. Now, a new study led by Rosenstiel School researcher Claire Paris has revealed that these larvae can smell the presence of reefs from as far as several kilometers offshore, using the odor to find their way home. | more

Hurricanes Defeat FAU in Season Opener, Set Their Sights on Showdown with Florida Gators
After a convincing victory over Florida Atlantic to open the 2013 college football season, the Miami Hurricanes are now in preparation mode for one of the biggest games of the season—a showdown with SEC power Florida at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, September 7, at noon. | more

• Dave Sanderson Named Miami Rowing HC | more

UM DCC Spin-a-Thon Open to Faculty and Staff

In conjunction with this year’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge, the University of Miami will host the UM DCC Spin-a-Thon on Wednesday, October 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the University Center Patio. | more
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UM Marks 50th Anniversary of MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech
With the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech playing over a loudspeaker, University of Miami students and employees converged on the patio in front of the UM bookstore on August 28 to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic address, which turned out to be a defining moment in the American civil rights movement. | more
Champions Reunion

Former Hurricanes head coach Howard Schnellenberger, who led Miami to its first football national championship in 1983, holds aloft a football-shaped crystal trophy representing the team’s historic title-winning season. Schnellenberger and several of his former players—including Albert Bentley, left, and Jay Brophy, right—gathered August 29 at UM’s Theodore G. Schwartz and Todd G. Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence for a reunion of the ’83 championship squad, which was honored at the UM-FAU game that Friday. | more
Faculty Senate Honors William Walker

William D. Walker, dean emeritus and former University librarian who transformed the University of Miami Libraries by expanding and enhancing collections and introducing new technologies to help students, faculty members, and visitors in their research endeavors, received a Faculty Senate Special Award on August 28 during the first Senate meeting of the 2013-14 academic year. Above: Walker, center, receives his award from Faculty Senate Chair Richard Williamson and UM President Donna E. Shalala.. | more


Online Assessment to Allow Faculty and Staff to Provide Input on Benefits
University of Miami faculty and staff will soon receive an online assessment that will allow them to share thoughts with senior leadership regarding their total rewards—from pay and health care plans to educational opportunities, career development and advancement, and work-life options. | more

• Herbert Wellness Center Community Class Registration | more
• Technology Training Offered for General Purpose Classrooms
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• Blackboard Video Now Available for Faculty and Students
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• Psychological Services Center to Begin Mood Improvement Group
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Festival Miami to Fill the Air with Sound of Music; UM Employee Ticket Discount Available
Running October 1 through November 1, Festival Miami celebrates its 30th anniversary season this year with more than 25 concerts and events organized around four themes: Great Performances, Jazz and Beyond, Music of the Americas, and Creative American Music. This year Festival Miami offers a special UM employee ticket discount through September 6 for select concerts. | more

Ring Theatre’s 75th Season Opens with ‘Cloud 9’
A time-shifting comedy by the author of Top Girls, Cloud 9 created a sensation when it opened Off-Broadway in 1981 under the direction of Tommy Tune. Playing September 25 through October 5, it tells a story of many different relationships—between men and women, men and men, women and women. Cloud 9 is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, and Queen Victoria. | more

  • Management Professor Among the World’s Top 50 Professors on Twitter | more
  • Neurology Chair Joins NIH National Advisory Council | more
  • UM Appoints New Assistant Provost for International Affairs | more
  • Atomic Wall Clocks Installed in Memorial Classroom Building | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for 2014 Provost’s Research Awards | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center to Close for UM vs. UF Football Game | more
  • Project Lift Miami 2013 Launch Day and Miami Health Tech Showcase | more
  • Get Half Off DCC Registration by Joining Team UM Sylvester | more

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