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December 16, 2013 | Monday 
Study Offers Tips to Turn Online Browsers into Buyers this Holiday Season
With implications for online retailers, a new study conducted by assistant marketing professor Claudia Townsend found that the likelihood of shoppers making online purchases depends on the number of products displayed and whether information about them is conveyed with images or text. | more
U Innovation
U Innovation Celebrates First Public Offering

U Innovation is celebrating the first initial public offering by a company that evolved from its mission of bringing life-enhancing discoveries made by UM scientists to the marketplace. Heat Biologics raised $27 million to fund clinical trials for its unique ImPACT vaccines. | more
Experts Launch Effort to Halt the Rise in “Unshockable” Cardiac Arrests
Led by the Miller School’s Robert J. Myerburg, a dozen experts in sudden cardiac arrest have issued a major report on pulseless electrical activity aimed at improving the dismal survival rate among the increasing number of people who suffer this mechanism of cardiac arrest. | more
Donna E. Shalala
President Shalala Delivers Institute of Medicine’s Rosenthal Lecture

Three years after an Institute of Medicine committee chaired by Donna E. Shalala issued its report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, UM’s president returned to Washington, D.C., to present the institute’s Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Lecture on the impact of the seminal report. | more
Printer Giveaway
Printer Donations Help Nonprofits Operate More Efficiently

Thanks to two new printers donated by the University of Miami’s Business Services division, kids who use the computer lab at the Overtown Youth Center won’t have to wait nearly as long to print out their homework. | more
Toppel Center Launches Brick Campaign to Impart Words of Wisdom

The Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center is inviting supporters to donate a brick inscribed with their professional or life advice for the Career Reflections Courtyard, a unique feature of the center’s new state-of-the-art complex slated to open on Ponce de Leon Boulevard next year. Bricks can be purchased online. | more
Reduce the U’s Carbon Footprint Over the Winter Break

Before leaving for the winter break, be sure to turn off lights and computers and take other energy-saving measures recommended by the Office of Sustainability, Facilities Management, and the Student Energy Conservation Board. | more
Pat Riley
Miami Heat's Pat Riley to Speak at Fall Commencement
Pat Riley, the iconic and stylish team president of the Miami Heat who has won nine NBA championships as a player, coach, and executive, will bring his inspirational message to the University of Miami on Thursday, December 19, when he addresses graduating students at fall commencement. | more
Miami Places Nine on Coaches’ All-ACC Team
Nine Miami football players who were instrumental in leading the Hurricanes to a 9-3 season and their first bowl berth in three years have been selected to the 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Football team. | more
Vinny Testaverde
Testaverde Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
Vinny Testaverde, who went 23-3 as a starting quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes and won the 1986 Heisman Trophy, has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, becoming the seventh UM player to receive the honor. | more
  • O’Donnell Named Second-Team All-America | more
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Fantasy Soccer Stadium
Students Design Fantasy Soccer Stadium and Learn About Reality
Just as real-life suitors try to bring Major League Soccer to Miami, fifth-year architecture students unveil five “believable” designs for a fictional soccer stadium on downtown Miami’s waterfront. | more
Al Golden
Al Golden Honored with Lombardi Coaching Award

Crediting his players for overcoming tremendous adversity over the last three years, Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden accepted the 2013 Lombardi Award for Excellence in Coaching at the 44th Rotary Lombardi Award Ceremony in Houston. Golden, who skippered Miami to its first nine-win season since 2009, will lead Miami against Louisville in Orlando’s Russell Athletic Bowl on December 28. | more
Veterans Day
Julia Telischi
Math-Minded Student Brings 'Musically Minded' Therapy to Debbie School

Propelled by her gift for math and second-hand knowledge of living with hearing loss, Julia Telischi equipped the University of Miami’s Debbie School with keyboard pianos, bongo drums, xylophones, and other resources teachers can use to provide music therapy to hearing-impaired preschoolers. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
The Canfields
As Commencement Nears, Canfield Clan Celebrates Another ’Cane

Molly Canfield, who started wearing University of Miami-themed apparel as a 10-year-old, will follow in the footsteps of her three siblings, becoming the fourth Canfield to graduate from UM when she joins more than 900 other students in marching across the BankUnited Center stage on Thursday, December 19, to accept their degrees. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
Decorating Dos and Don’t for the Holidays
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety wants to remind the University community of some decorating "dos and don'ts" for the holidays: Do unplug all holiday lights when you leave the office for the day. Do use UL-listed decorative lights, decorations and ornaments, and fire-resistant artificial holiday trees; do not use live holiday trees. Do not bring or burn candles, incense sticks and/or other related devices/accessories. Do remove all decorations, displays, lights and/or ornaments after holiday celebrations, or prior to the University's annual holiday closure. | more

  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays at RSMAS | more
  • Discounted Miami Heat Tickets for University Faculty and Staff | more
  • Preferred Filing Dates for 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid Approaching | more
Interactive Media
First Interactive Media Students Show End-of-Semester Projects at The LAB Miami
Students in the University of Miami’s new Interactive Media program will present their first end-of-semester projects at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, at The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26 Street, in Miami. | more
Beaux Arts Festival
Beaux Arts Festival of Art to Feature Works in Ten Media
The 63rd annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art presented by City National Bank will bring more than 230 fine art juried exhibitors to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum January 18 and 19. One of the region’s most popular outdoor art exhibitions, the South Florida tradition attracts thousands of visitors annually and offers works in ten media for a variety of budgets. | more
  • Sylvester Study Finds Potential New Approach to Treating Leukemia | more
  • Faculty and Staff Recognized at Long Service Awards Breakfast | more
  • Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar | more
  • UM’s 2013-14 Fact Finder Now Available | more
  • International Ophthalmologists Gather in Miami for Bascom Palmer’s Annual CURSO | more
  • School of Business Administration Presents Third Premier Health Care Impact Conference | more
  • Schedule for Faculty Participating in the December 19 Commencement | more

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