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September 16, 2013 | Monday 
UM Maintains Top-Tier Status in Latest U.S. News Rankings

For the fifth year in a row, the University of Miami has been ranked in the top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” issue. UM comes in at No. 47 in the “Best National Universities” category, retaining its position as the No. 1-ranked school in Florida and solidifying its status as a top-tier national institution. | more
Miller School Team Supports Diana Nyad’s Marathon Swim

When Diana Nyad stepped onto the beach at Key West on the afternoon of September 2 after completing her historic 53-hour swim from Cuba, few were cheering harder than her volunteer medical team from the Miller School of Medicine. | more
Study: Ultra-Fast Robots Can Take Over Financial Markets

The global financial market recently experienced a series of computer glitches that abruptly brought operations to a halt. The cause of these “flash freezes,” according to a new study by a University of Miami researcher and others, is the sudden emergence of mobs of ultrafast robots that trade on the global markets and operate at speeds beyond human capability, thus overwhelming the system. | more

Team UM United Way Hits the Ground Running
Members of the Department of Radiology got a head start in their support of the University of Miami’s United Way campaign, participating in the UPS 5K on September 7 in Coral Gables—an event in which UM was recognized as a bronze level sponsor. | more

Order Tickets Online for ‘Disney on Ice’ and Help Raise Funds for UM’s United Way Campaign
Two championship organizations from the Greater Miami community are partnering on a special promotion that brings the magic of Disney to UM employees while benefiting a worthwhile cause. The Miami Heat Group/American Airlines Arena and the University of Miami have teamed up on a special ticket promotion for the upcoming show “Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes,” with portions of the proceeds benefiting UM’s United Way campaign. | more

• Candy Gram Sale to Benefit United Way of Miami-Dade | more

Register for the DCC and Win Two Tickets to the Dolphins Home Opener

Register for the Dolphins Cycling Challenge as a rider, spin-a-thon participant, or virtual rider by Wednesday, September 18 and be entered to win two tickets to the Miami Dolphins home opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 22. | more

Miami-Savannah State Game Set for ESPN3
Coming off a 21-16 upset of the Florida Gators, the Miami Hurricanes look to improve to 3-0 in their Saturday, September 21 home game against Savannah State. The matchup, which kicks off at 7 p.m., will be streamed on ESPN3, marking the No. 15-ranked Hurricanes’ third straight game on the ESPN family of networks. | more

Women’s Basketball Nonconference Schedule Includes Minnesota, Arizona State
A matchup against Minnesota in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and a contest against Pac-12 opponent Arizona State highlight the University of Miami women’s basketball squad’s 2013-14 nonconference schedule, which also includes two holiday tournaments at BankUnited Center. | more
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Lisa Ling Opens Her Heart and Mind to Students
Acclaimed journalist Lisa Ling, executive producer and host of “Our America” on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network, answers questions from University of Miami student reporters during a media availability session prior to her Fall Convocation address September 9 in the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. In her talk, titled “Open Heart, Open Mind,” Ling shared some of the compelling story assignments that had a profound effect on her, from covering the civil war in Afghanistan to reporting on China’s “one-child policy” and how it resulted in thousands of female babies being abandoned or put up for adoption because of the cultural and social traditions in that country that make boys more desirable than girls. | more
Trying to Walk the Straight and Narrow

Wearing special goggles designed to impair vision, a University of Miami student attempts—unsuccessfully—to perform the walk-and-turn field sobriety test while under the watchful eye of Miami Police cpl. Pedro Beltran. The simulation, conducted to educate students about the dangers of impaired driving, was one of a handful of demonstrations carried out at the University Center Rock on September 11 as part of an annual safety fair hosted by the UM Police Department and the Florida Department of Transportation. | more
Daredevil Descent

Sheila Grangeiro, an instructional designer at the Miller School’s Professional Development and Training Office, is used to pushing her body to the limit, competing in triathlons and going zip lining in Nicaragua. Recently she took her adventuresome spirit to new heights, rappelling from the 19th-floor pool deck of the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami as part of Over the Edge, a fundraiser organized by the Miami Children’s Initiative to help youngsters in the underserved Liberty City community. | more


’Canes Total Rewards -Your Thoughts: Help UM Plan Future Rewards Programs
On September 9 faculty and staff were invited by UM Benefits to participate in the ’Canes Total Rewards – Your Thoughts online assessment. There is still time to participate in this unique opportunity to tell University leadership about the benefits that are meaningful to you. The assessment runs through Friday, September 20. | more

Free Mammograms Offered during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Well ’Canes will offer free mammograms throughout October to female faculty and staff members over the age of 35 who are enrolled in a UM/Aetna medical plan. | more

UHealth Dermatology to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings
UHealth Dermatology will offer free, full-body skin examinations for University of Miami faculty and staff enrolled in a UM/Aetna medical plan on Wednesday, September 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Whitten University Center, Room 224. | more

• Reverse Networker: Meet Your Vendors | more
• Bring Your Life Into Balance | more
• Are You Headed for an Energy Crisis? | more

• Keep Your Summer Body This Fall and Earn $300
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• Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in September and October | more
• Upcoming Employee Sessions on UM Admission, Tuition Remission | more
• Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesday | more
• Have a Bite and Help Fight Cancer | more

Festival Miami to Feature a Powerhouse Lineup of Stellar Stars
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 | 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

  • UM, Miami-Dade County to Present ‘Calling All Men: Reject the Culture of Violence’ Workshop | more
  • Leonard Turkel Nonprofit Networking Workshop Series Begins September 25 | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for 2014 Provost’s Research Awards | more
  • Fall 2013 Commencement Dates and Regalia Information | more
  • Chief Nursing Officer Appointed to Florida Board of Nursing | more
  • Keller Receives Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship | more
  • Miami Law Student Elected to Leadership Role at National LGBT Bar Association | more
  • Students Return from Greece with a Film and a Lot of Experience | more
  • UM Employees Eligible for Discount for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming Activities | more

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