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October 6, 2014 | Monday 
Festival Miami
Florida's Premier Live-Music Celebration Opens This Week

Returning for its 31st year and with a new presenting sponsor, Festival Miami opens October 10 with the Frost Symphony Orchestra performing works by American composers from Barber to Bernstein, and wraps up November 8 with blues guitarist Keb' Mo’. In between, the musical celebration will feature groundbreaking artists who reflect Miami’s vibrant diversity and Great Performances, Creative American Music, Music of the Americas, and Jazz and Beyond. | more
An Acoustic Repertoire: Study Shows Fish Larvae Make Sounds

In a new study, UM researchers have documented for the first time that fish larvae produce “knocking” and “growling” sounds that may help the immature fish maintain group cohesion in the dark. | more
Breast Cancer
Sylvester Physicians to Investigate Connection Between Depression and Breast Cancer

Coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's Marc E. Lippman, a member of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute, and several colleagues have received a $200,000 grant to examine the role depression plays in the development and spread of breast cancer. | more
Workday Sponsors
University's Sponsors Announce Extended Project Timeline

Workday sponsors Steve Cawley, vice president for information technology and CIO; Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources; and John Shipley, vice president of finance and treasurer, announced that the project’s Executive Steering Committee has extended the timeline for implementation of the Workday HR and Payroll system to provide adequate time for payroll testing and ongoing evaluation. The extension does not mean a loss of momentum. The project is on course, pushing ahead, and all communications and training strategies remain unchanged. | more
Donna E. Shalala and Maxine Schwartz
‘Doyenne of Philanthropy’ Receives President’s Medal for Distinguished Service

Since the inception of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies in 1998, Maxine Schwartz has raised millions of dollars and organized countless lectures, conferences, and symposia for the institution, building what President Donna E. Shalala called “a sense of community within a larger community” when she presented the now-retired Schwartz with the President’s Medal at a September 28 reception. | more
Alissa Gold
Health Rights Fellow Helps Vets Win Benefits

In her last two weeks as a legal fellow in Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic, Alissa Gold, JD ’13, won disability claims for two grateful clients—including a Navy vet who was on the verge of homelessness before, as the single mother of two said, “Alissa stepped in and everything turned around.” | more
Global Energy Conference
Leading Scholars Address Global Energy Production and Consumption

As part of its innovative interdisciplinary strategy to address global energy security, the College of Arts and Sciences’ inaugural Global Energy Conference focused on the role of such emerging economies as Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. | more
Guantanamo Public Memory Project
The Guantánamo Public Memory Project Looks at Past and Future

A traveling exhibit at the CAS Gallery aimed at building public awareness of the long history of the U.S. Naval Base on Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, shows the 45-square-mile spit of sand is more than just home to the controversial U.S. military prison for accused terrorists. | more
Hungry But in a Hurry? Try Tapingo to Pre-Order Meals at Campus Eateries

No need to wait in line at the Hurricane Food Court or other eateries on campus. Just sign up for Tapingo (you may call it tap-in-go but it’s actually ta-ping-go) and have your order waiting for pickup when you arrive. | more
Edna Shalala 5k
Inaugural Edna C. Shalala 5-Kilometer Run/Walk Slated for December 13
The Athletics Department will host the first Edna C. Shalala 5-kilometer Run/Walk on Saturday, December 13, on the Coral Gables campus. Participants can complete the course with members of the women's athletic teams, coaches, spirit squads, athletic administrators, and marching band. Proceeds will benefit women's athletics and the Edna C. Shalala Foundation to honor President Donna E. Shalala's mother, a devoted athlete and supporter of women's athletics. | more
For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, click here.
UM Dedicates Cutting-Edge Facility for Hurricane and Marine Life Research
The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science's new $50 million Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex includes a 38,000-gallon, 75-foot-long water tank, which the Glassell Family Foundation supported to enable researchers to study why some storms rapidly and unpredictably intensify into mega-hurricanes. Watch a video about the new complex. | more
Sports Legends Dinner
29th Sports Legends Dinner Powers Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
Celebrities, sports legends, corporate leaders, and others joined NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, his son Marc, and event Chair Mark Dalton at the sold-out 29th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner held September 29 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria to honor philanthropic heroes and sports icons who inspire those affected by spinal cord injuries and to raise millions for research at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. | more
Jim Kelly
Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly Will Marshal Homecoming
Now cancer-free and forever #KellyTough, Jim Kelly, who launched UM’s reputation as “Quarterback U” and led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls, will serve as grand marshal for UM’s homecoming. | more
Filmmaker Professor Edmund Talavera
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Filmmaker’s Talents Shine on the Silver Screen and on the University
Through his award-winning documentaries, outreach to local nonprofits, and innovative teaching, Communication Professor Edmund Talavera makes the world—and the University—a better place. Read his story and about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Open Enrollment Begins October 13 and Ends October 31
Open Enrollment—your annual opportunity to review, enroll, or make changes to your medical, dental, flexible spending, and disability benefits—begins October 13. Remember that medical plan elections do not roll over. You must elect or decline medical coverage for 2015 and confirm your smokers’ and spousal surcharge elections by October 31. Visit Open Enrollment for more information and to review the webcast and live information sessions schedule. | more
UMIT'S National Cyber Security Awareness Month Tip: Look for the ‘S’ to Browse Securely on Public Wi-Fi
Wireless hotspots are convenient and almost everywhere, but they are not secure so users should stay away from unencrypted websites when browsing on them. Learn how to recognize encrypted websites, and much more, from UMIT’s tips for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. | more
  • Office of HIPAA Privacy and Security Recommends Basic Precautions to Protect Yourself Online | more
  • Learn Relaxation Techniques for Coping with Stress at Lunchtime Seminars This Week | more
  • Opa! Herbert Wellness Center Offers Greek Cooking Class October 21 | more
  • Sign Up for Free Meditation Session on October 20 | more
  • Register Now for October 22 CPR/AED Certification Course | more
Abraham Camayd’s Manifestations: A Painterly Impression

MFA Candidate's 'Manifestions: A Painterly Impression' Opens in Wynwood
Master of Fine Arts candidate Abraham Camayd’s Manifestations: A Painterly Impression will be on view at the University of Miami Art Gallery in Miami’s Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, through October 24, with a preview on Thursday, October 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a reception on Saturday, October 11 from 2 to 9 pm. | more

The Soap Myth

Holocaust Theater Catalog Launches with 'The Soap Myth'
The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, the George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies, and the National Jewish Theater Foundation will launch the Holocaust Theatre Catalog on Tuesday, October 7 with a 6:30 p.m. demonstration of the online catalog, followed by a 7 p.m. screening of the filmed play The Soap Myth at the Bill Cosford Cinema. | more

  • Places & Spaces Presents Designer Nigel Holmes on ‘Funderstanding: Humor in Information Graphics’ October 9 | more
  • Pick Up Free Tickets to Homecoming Concert Featuring Fabolous and Matt and Kim | more
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Mary Bartlett Bunge on ‘Cell Transplantation to the Rescue: Repairing the Injured Spinal Cord’ October 6 | more
  • Join the Survivor Celebration and Aerial Photo October 7 for Think Pink Week | more
  • RSVP for October 9 Quality of Life and Palliative Care Forum | more
  • Enjoy Discounted Miami Dolphins Tickets and Support UM's United Way Campaign | more
  • UMindfulness Hosts A Mindful Miami Conference October 18 | more
  • Department of Finance and Treasury’s 2014 United Way Silent Auction Begins October 20 | more
  • Women’s Basketball Hosts Fifth Annual Hurricanes Fantasy Camp October 28 | more
  • Alumni Invited to UM Legacy Admission Forums October 31 | more
  • Buy Raffle Tickets for Great Prizes or Purchase a ‘Spooktacular Candy Gram’ during Sylvester’s United Way Fundraising Drive | more
  • Sign Up for 5K RUN 4-LIFE on Hollywood Beach to Benefit Organ Donation | more
  • Master’s in Business and M.B.A. Preview on October 11 | more
  • Office of Research Administration Quarterly Meetings on Two Campuses October 7 | more

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