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November 25, 2013 | Monday 
Joshua M. Hare
Clinical Studies Show Promise of Cardiac Stem Cell Therapies
Demonstrating the promise of revolutionary new treatments for cardiac patients, an interdisciplinary team led by Joshua M. Hare, director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, presented the results of two pioneering studies on cardiac stem cell therapy at the American Heart Association’s national convention last week. | more
Annual Development Agreement meeting
UM, City of Coral Gables Tout Fruitful Partnership
From the completion of major construction and renovation projects, to a traffic calming initiative that has helped decrease the number of cars on the road, to subtle yet valued services such as a bicycle repair station and pickup bags for doggie waste, the University of Miami and city of Coral Gables had plenty of accomplishments—big and small—to tout on November 19 during their annual Development Agreement meeting. | more
Valerie Quirk
UM Student Receives Florida Campus Compact Award

University of Miami sophomore Valerie Quirk is the recipient of an Excellence in Service Student Award bestowed by Florida Campus Compact to recognize and honor students for outstanding service to Florida’s communities. | more
Mrs. Moore’s Bakery
Business School’s Hyperion Council Helps Showcase Historic Overtown Bakery

Thanks to the addition of an eye-catching mural and other branding initiatives undertaken by the School of Business Administration’s Hyperion Council, Mrs. Moore’s Bakery, a family-owned business which has operated in Miami's historic Overtown neighborhood for 46 years, is enjoying growing visibility and increasing sales for its delicious pies. | more
Family Business

School Brings Entrepreneurs Together for a Look at Starting, Running, and Scaling Family-Owned Business
It takes individual talent, an entrepreneurial spirit and mutual respect for a family business to succeed, according to three panelists at a School of Business Administration forum that took place November 19 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. | more

Leah Statkus Mueller and Jack Mueller

Miami Law Grads on Top of the World
When one thinks of practicing law, few imagine Mount Everest. But in the breathtaking beauty of Nepal, you’ll find Miami Law alumni Leah Statkus Mueller and Jack Mueller using their legal education every day at work. The husband and wife team moved to Nepal in November 2011, for jobs with the United States Agency for International Development. | more


Sebastian Detained for Stepping on Seal But Fans Bail Him Out
Poor Sebastian. When the beloved mascot stepped on the University seal, the Department of Real Estate and Facilities filed a complaint with University of Miami Police, who took him into custody on Thursday, November 21, not far from the scene of his audacious act in front of the UC Bookstore. But thanks to the generosity of students, staff and faculty who donated to his bail fund, Sebastian was sprung just two hours later. | more

Football Senior Day 2013
Hurricanes Return to Form with Win Over Virginia in Home Finale
In their last home game of the season, the Miami Hurricanes defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 45-26 on Saturday to improve to 8-3 on the season. Miami now sets its sights on the Pittsburgh Panthers for an ACC clash at Heinz Field. Follow the latest on the bowl-bound Hurricanes at hurricanesports.com.
Game Times Set for Women’s Basketball Thanksgiving Tourney
The University of Miami women’s basketball will serve up healthy portions of jump shots, fancy dribbling, and three-pointers when they host their Thanksgiving tournament on Friday and Saturday, November 29-30. Miami vs. St. Francis Brooklyn tips off on Friday at 1 p.m., followed by Missouri vs. Hartford at 3 p.m. The championship game will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. | more
Canes, Bearcats Announce Home-and-Home Series
The Miami Hurricanes and Cincinnati Bearcats will play a home-and-home series for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Miami will host Cincinnati at Sun Life Stadium in 2014 before making the return trip to Nippert Stadium in 2015. | more
Early Deadlines for e-Veritas
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the submission deadline for the December 2 edition of e-Veritas will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26.
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Alan Dershowitz
Alan Dershowitz
International Students Give Thanks for Their Cuisine and Culture
Elizabeth Afonso grew up in Angola eating many of the southern African nation’s traditional foods like funge de bombo, a mashed-potato-like dish made with yuca that she was delighted to share at the UM Intensive English Program’s 30th annual International Thanksgiving, a celebration of world culture and cuisine. | more
C-SPAN Bus Delivers Media, Public Service and Government to Campus

Senior Allison Novack, who interned at C-SPAN over the summer, was among the first to arrive when the C-SPAN Bus opened for tours at the School of Communication. She was eager for other students to learn how the interactive, multimedia presentation center on wheels helps its audience understand government. | more
Veterans Day
Starbucks Opens on Medical Campus
First Starbucks on Medical Campus Opens in University of Miami Hospital Lobby

UM President Donna E. Shalala cut the ribbon last week to open the new Starbucks in the lobby of University of Miami Hospital, the first of the popular coffee shops on the medical school campus. Another is slated to open in the Calder Memorial Library on the other side of campus. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
Steven G. Ullman
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Health Care Policy Expert Builds Community the United Way
Steven G. Ullman, a national health policy expert who will host the School of Business Administration’s third premier impact health care conference in January, has been bettering the University and his community for 35 years. Read his story, then click here and tell us why you support the U.


Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in November and December
The UMIT Training Services group offers free software training to University of Miami employees. Courses include Microsoft Office applications such as Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word. Training is also offered for Adobe’s popular Photoshop and InDesign applications. | more

• Lowe Art Museum Gift Store Offers Annual Employee Holiday Discounts
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• Preferred Filing Dates for 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid Approaching | more
• IRS Announces 2014 Retirement Plan Limits
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• Winter Edition of FSAP’s Mind and Matter Newsletter Now Available Online | more

George Takei
Embracing Change: An Evening with George Takei
George Takei, the actor, author, activist, and social media mega-power who rose from internment camp inmate to one of the most powerful voices for equal rights and social change in America, will bring his message to the Student Activities Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3. The event is free and open to University of Miami students with a valid ’Cane Card. Faculty, staff, and guests are welcome if space permits.

  • UM Filipino Student Association Leads Relief Effort for Super Typhoon Haiyan Survivors | more
  • Researchers Identify MicroRNAs Regulating Cardiac Blood Vessel Growth During Hypertrophy | more
  • Hussman Institute Researchers Collaborate on First Genomic Survey of Multiple Hispanic Populations | more
  • University Announces New Organizational Structure for Workday Finance System | more
  • Global Executive MBA Program Welcomes Third Class from Seven Latin American Countries | more

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