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October 13, 2014 | Monday 
Stuart A. Miller
UM Presidential Search Committee Named

UM Board of Trustees Chairman Stuart A. Miller on Friday appointed 13 people to the Presidential Search Committee, a group charged with identifying a new leader to succeed President Donna E. Shalala, who is stepping down following the academic year. | more
UM Neurologists
Neurologist to Lead Research Consortium on Lou Gehrig’s Disease

UM neurologist Michael Benatar has received a $6.24 million cooperative agreement award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to establish a Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortium that will study amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and a group of related disorders. | more
UM Awarded $1 Million to Train Healthcare Scientists

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has awarded the School of Nursing and Health Studies more than $1 million to educate a new generation of health disparities scientists. The five-year grant will be used to provide promising minority undergraduate students global research training experiences at institutions in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Spain and Australia. | more
Breast Cancer
See Smokers? Gently Remind Them that UM Is Smoke Free

Sixteen months after UM joined the growing list of institutions of higher learning to prohibit smoking on their campuses, the U is, for the most part, smoke free. There may, however, be occasions when faculty and staff encounter a student, visitor, or fellow employee lighting up, which raises the question: What should I do? | more
Dean Isaac Prilleltensky
Melissa Institute Conference Focuses on Preventing Bullying

Researchers and counselors who gathered at the Newman Alumni Center for a University conference on bullying and aggression in schools and community agreed that kids need to know they matter. As Dean Isaac Prilleltensky said, “When children feel invisible, they often react in aggressive ways.” | more
Leading Developers
Leading Developers Give Students Close-Up Views of Top Projects

Fifty real estate program students met with leading developers to discuss the booming market, real-world advice, and some of the region’s most inspiring projects, including the Berkowitz Development Group’s SkyRise Miami, a $430 million, 1,000-square-foot skyscraper that firm VP Michael Berkowitz described as part thrill ride, part nightclub, part movie theater. | more
Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk
Register Now for Inaugural Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk and Get a Discount

Register for the inaugural Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk before November 3 and save $5 on the registration fee, which will benefit the Edna C. Shalala Women’s Athletics Fund. Can’t make it Saturday, December 13? Don’t fret. You can still support women’s athletics and honor President Shalala’s mother, a devoted former athlete and avid supporter of women’s sports, three different ways. | more
Climate Summit
Green U Represents UM at Regional Climate Summit

Green U, along with students from the Environmental Justice Center, the School of Law, and the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, helped visitors at this month’s Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit learn about UM’s latest climate change mitigation initiatives and its new Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex, which debuted the same day as the summit. | more
Duke Johnson running past Cincy
Hurricanes Blow Away the Bearcats 55-34 as Johnson Sets Career All-Purpose Yards Record
Running back Duke Johnson became Miami's career leader in all-purpose yards and quarterback Brad Kaaya threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, as the Hurricanes piled up 621 yards in total offense to defeat the Cincinnati Bearcats 55-34 on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium. Johnson gave the game ball to 8-year-old Carter Hucks, who suffers from a rare blood disorder and spent most of the week around the Hurricanes. | more
Compliance Corner: Athletics Donations
Given the great success of UM student-athletes and athletic programs on and off the field, the Athletics Department is consistently asked for donations to help support fundraising activities of various schools and charitable organizations in the community. Learn more about what is permissible, and how to make a request.
Jonathan Vilma, Lauryn Williams, and Sean Taylor
UM Sports Hall of Fame Unveils 2015 Class
Olympic champion Lauryn Williams, gridiron greats Jonathan Vilma and the late Sean Taylor, and National College Baseball Hall of Famer Alex Fernandez headline an exceptional group of ten legendary Hurricanes named to the UM Sports Hall of Fame. The 2015 class will be enshrined at the Hall’s 47th Annual Induction Banquet next April. | more
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Carter Hucks and UM Football Players
Dream ’Cane
A third-grader from Charleston, South Carolina, Carter Hucks was named honorary captain of the Miami Hurricanes for the team’s Saturday game against Cincinnati. Carter, who has Fanconi anemia, a blood disorder that affects the bone marrow, spent last week practicing with the team and touring campus as part of his dream wish granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. View a slideshow of his visit, and read his story in The Miami Herald.
Jim Kelly
Sisters Think Pink on the Foote Green
The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha observed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month last week by bringing to the Coral Gables campus some of the many survivors who have conquered the most common form of cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity. Wearing “Think Pink” T-shirts, the women formed a human pink ribbon, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness, on the Foote Green. View the slideshow.
Tip of the Week: Set Your Computer to Sleep Mode
Left on around the clock, a single desktop computer can emit more than 1,500 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere, directly contributing to Florida’s vulnerability to rising sea levels. So be sure to permanently set your computer to sleep or energy-saving mode, and turn it off when you leave for the day. To help create a greener U, apply to the Office of Sustainability’s new Green Office Certification Program.
Open Enrollment Begins October 13 and Ends October 31
Open Enrollment kicks off Monday, October 13 with a Benefits Fair on the Coral Gables campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Activities Center ballroom. The fairs, which continue Tuesday, October 14, on the marine campus and Wednesday through Friday, October 15-17, on the Miller School and University of Miami Hospital campuses, will feature a preview of the workday, a glimpse at the new Career and Compensation program, benefits vendors, giveaways, free chair massages, flu shots, and more. View the complete schedule of fairs and info sessions. | more
UMIT’s Tips for National Cyber Security Month: Follow Social Media Safety
Combatting cyber crime, which has evolved into complex, highly organized operations, requires a combination of strategies and techniques. Learn how to protect yourself and the University against cyber crime by following a few key social media safety tips presented by UMIT for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. | more
Learn to Prevent Diabetes at the UStop Diabetes Fair October 22
The 2nd Annual UStop Diabetes Awareness Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University Center Lakeside Patio to educate students, faculty, staff, and community members how to prevent diabetes and care for those who have it. | more
Aetna Medical Plan Provider, VitalMD, to End Contract Effective November 15
After months of negotiations, the University recently learned that the contract between Aetna and VitalMD, which consists primarily of ob-gyn providers, will terminate November 15. Negotiations continue and the University has expressed its earnest desire for Aetna to retain VitalMD. In the meantime, if you are pregnant or seeing a VitalMD physician for a serious condition, you may apply for continued treatment. | more
InsideUM Fall 2014 Edition Now Available
Get Open Enrollment tips, learn about life on a boat, spend time with Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, and learn how to be your authentic self with the latest edition of InsideUM.
  • Word on Workday: Visit the Workday Booth at the Benefits Fair for a Demo and Chance to Win an iPad Mini | more
  • Well ’Canes Market Returns Wednesday to the Foote Green | more
  • Register October 13-19 for Pilates at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • Attend a Mindful Living Seminar Next Week | more
  • Free Meditation Class at Herbert Wellness Center October 20 | more
  • Register for CPR-AED Certification Course on October 22 | more

India’s Julliard Brings Kathakali to the University Patio
A troupe of Kathakali performers presented by the Department of Religious Studies will demonstrate this unique classical genre of dance/theater from South India’s rural Kerala region on Wednesday, October 22, at 12:30 p.m. on the Lakeside Patio stage. Before their performance, the graduates of the world-renowned Kerala Kalamandalam University for Art and Culture will discuss Kathakali’s intricate facial expressions and story-telling gestures and demonstrate its elaborate makeup and costuming techniques from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Whitten University Center, room 211.

American Promise

Miami Law Screens ‘American Promise’ at the Cosford Cinema
Following two middle-class black families whose sons attend an elite private school, American Promise presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class, and opportunity. The School of Law will screen the documentary at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, at the Bill Cosford Cinema and host a lecture by co-producer and co-director Michele Stephenson, on Friday, October 24, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Student Activities Center, Senate Room. Both events are free and open to the public. | more

  • From Bass Extremes to a Children’s Concert, Festival Miami Offers Something for Everyone This Week | more
  • UM Women’s Commission Presents ‘State of the U Women’ October 15 | more
  • Twice as Nice: UM Recognized Again for Minority Business Development | more
  • Alan Leshner to Present ‘Science and Societal Values’ October 22 for Arsht Distinguished Speaker Series in Ethics | more
  • Prominent Nuclear Engineer to Discuss ‘Science and Engineering on a Fast Track’ at College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series November 3 | more
  • Register Now for Miami Valves 2014 Conference on October 17-18 | more
  • Considering Graduate School? Attend the Idealist Grad Fair October 20 | more
  • Applications for State Pilot Awards with a Focus on HIV Cure Research Due November 3 | more
  • Fall Graduate Faculty Meeting Rescheduled for November 3 | more
  • Remember These Decorating Dos and Don’ts for the Holidays | more
  • University of Miami Hospital Gears Up for 2014 Miami-Dade Heart Walk | more
  • Pick Up Free Tickets to Homecoming Concert Featuring Fabolous and Matt and Kim | more

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