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October 20, 2014 | Monday 
Professor Anne Norris
School Wins $3.7M Grant to Tackle Teen Pregnancy through Gaming

The National Institute of Nursing Research has awarded a $3.7 million grant over five years to Professor Anne Norris for an innovative program aimed at reducing pregnancy among Latina adolescents in Miami-Dade schools through the use of a realistic, interactive video game that simulates peer pressure. | more
Janice A. Egeland
Decades of Research Yield New Promise for Bipolar Disorder Treatments

At 8, Janice A. Egeland wrote in her diary that she hoped to make a medical discovery that would help sick people. Now 80, the professor emerita in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seems to have achieved her goal as part of the team that identified what may be the molecular pathway underlying bipolar 1 disorder, a breakthrough that could lead to better drugs for treating it and other mood disorders. | more
Alan Leshner
AAAS's Alan Leshner to Discuss 'Science and Societal Values' October 22

Faculty and staff are invited to hear scientist, educator, and public servant Alan Leshner, executive publisher of the journal Science and CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, present “Science and Societal Values” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22 in the Student Activities Center Grand Ballroom. In his lecture, part of the Adrienne Arsht Distinguished Speaker Series, Leshner will draw upon examples from evolution, cosmology, neuroscience, and synthetic biology. RSVP at 305-284-3213 or eventsmanagement@miami.edu. | more
Amy Clement
Meteorological Society Recognizes Climatologist's Outstanding Career

Amy Clement, associate dean and professor of atmospheric sciences who leads UM’s climate modeling research group, has been elected a 2015 Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the nation's leading professional society for scientists in the atmospheric and related sciences. | more
Commission Sees ‘Sunspots’ When Charting Women’s Progress

Back in 1971, when 11 concerned women founded the University’s Women’s Commission, females weren’t well represented here or on college campuses nationwide. But commission members celebrated a much-improved climate for female employment last week at a lunchtime presentation that highlighted the prominent roles women now play at the U. | more
Ron Meyer
NBCUniversal's Vice Chair Shares Recipe for Success

What do you get when you take a high school dropout, luck, a few white lies, and a lot of hard work? The answer is Ron Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal, who told School of Communication students they’ll need good luck, good timing, and more than a diploma from a great school to succeed in the new world of communication. | more
Latin American marketing executives
Top Latin American Executives Attend Marketing Program

Hailing from 14 countries, 37 Latin American marketing executives, including high-level directors, general managers, vice presidents, and CEOs, converged on campus for the week-long Executive Program in Marketing to learn the latest and best marketing practices, amplify their perspective, exchange ideas, and expand their professional network. | more
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Show Your Pride on Canes Spirit Day

Show your UM pride by wearing orange and green, entering the photo contest, and joining the Department of Auxiliary Services, Logo Licensing, for prizes, giveaways, food, and more at Canes Spirit Day festivities on all three campuses Wednesday, October 29. | more
United Way
Team UM Announces 2014 United Way Campaign Raffle Prize Winners

Twenty-three lucky faculty and staff who answered TeamUM’s call to contribute to UM’s United Way campaign by October 23 have been randomly selected for raffle prizes ranging from airline tickets to a year of free parking. | more
  • Enjoy Discounted Miami Dolphins Tickets and Support UM’s United Way Campaign | more
Student Athletes
Hurricane Club Surpasses $100 Million Mark in Momentum2 Giving
The Hurricane Club, the fundraising arm for UM Athletics, has surpassed the $100 million mark in philanthropic giving as part of the institution-wide Momentum2 campaign. With the funds, the Athletics Department has enhanced and opened new facilities, including the 34,000-square-foot Theodore G. Schwartz and Todd G. Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence. | more
Clive Walford
Walford Named to Mackey Award Watch List
Clive Walford, who leads the Miami Hurricanes football squad in receptions, has been named to the midseason watch list for the 2014 John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate tight end. Only one other Hurricanes tight end has received the award, Kellen Winslow II in 2003. | more
Katie Meier
Meier Signs Extension, Announces Gift Benefiting Women’s Athletics
Head women’s basketball coach Katie Meier, who led the ’Canes to their fifth straight postseason tournament appearance last season, has agreed to a contract extension through 2021, and further demonstrated her commitment to student-athletes by announcing plans for a $75,000 contribution to women’s athletics. | more
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Carter Hucks and UM Football Players
UM Sophomore’s DCC Story Nominated for an Emmy
The video Celia’s Ride, which was produced by David Sutta Photography and chronicles UM sophomore Celia Schieffelin's bittersweet success at raising more than $40,000 for the fourth Dolphins Cycling Challenge, has been nominated for a Suncoast Emmy, in the Community Service Announcement category. Next February, Schieffelin and more than 23 members of her family will ride in DCC V in memory of her mother, Barbara, who succumbed to cancer this year. Their goal: $100,000 to support research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Learn more about DCC V, which for the first time will include a 5K Run/Walk.
Groundbreaking Ceremony
A New Place to Call Home: UM Hillel's Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life Breaks Ground
On the final day of the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot, University of Miami Hillel officially broke ground for its Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life. Thanks to a lead naming gift of $2.5 million from two of Miami’s most distinguished families, the Bramans and the Millers, UM Hillel will be renovated to meet the needs of more than 2,000 Jewish and non-Jewish UM students. Plans include a new lobby, kosher café, dining room, multipurpose space, and prayer sanctuary. | more
Sunsations and Band
Fill Your Quota and Animate Your Story
Looking for a worthy cause amid the homecoming hoopla? Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the “Fill Your Quota” blood drive in the Student Activities Center Grand Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 27 and 28. Under the theme “Animate Your Story,” homecoming and alumni weekend kicks off Thursday, October 23 with the Opening Ceremony at the Lakeside Patio and continues for nine days with a host of activities. | more
Mary Sapp
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Associate Provost Keeps Her Alma Mater Moving Forward
Mary Sapp knows that financial support from faculty, employees, and alumni has helped propel UM’s rise in national rankings. As associate provost for planning, institutional research, and assessment and a member of the Loyalty Society, she not only tracks that success but contributes to it. Read her story and about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Open Enrollment Continues through October 31
Open Enrollment, which runs through October 31, is your annual opportunity to review, enroll in, or make changes to your medical, dental, flexible spending, and disability benefits. Remember that your medical plan elections will not roll over from this year to next year. You must either elect or decline medical coverage for 2015 as well as confirm your smokers' and spousal surcharge elections by October 31. | more
Aetna Insurance Plans Now Cover Lung Cancer Screenings for High-Risk Individuals
Lung cancer screenings are now a covered service under Aetna Health Plans, allowing UM employees and their dependents who are at high risk for lung cancer to take advantage of this new approach for diagnosing the deadliest of all cancers. | more
UMIT’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month Tip: Create Secure Passwords to Stay Safe Online
Many people find it annoying or impractical to continuously change their passwords and remember new ones unique to different sites. As a result, users often resort to creating simpler and far less secure passwords, making it easier for hackers to breach personal information. In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, UMIT recommends these simple steps to create secure, easy-to-remember passwords at home or work. | 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 with the disease that affects nearly 10 percent of Americans. | more
  • Register for Community Classes at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • Get an Update on Social Security Benefits | more
  • Well 'Canes Green Market Returns Wednesday | more
  • Space Still Available for CPR-AED Certification Course October 22 | more
  • Attend a Mindful Living Seminar This Week | more
Festival Miami

From Ella to Acoustic Rock, Festival Miami Has Something For Everyone
Don’t miss out. Florida’s premier live-music celebration continues this week with, to name just a few headliners, Patti Austin singing Ella Fitzgerald and accompanied by the Frost Studio Jazz Band, and acoustic rock legend Jorma Kaukonen, founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna and the leading practitioner of fingerstyle guitar. View the full schedule.

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

  • India’s Julliard Brings Kathakali to the University Patio October 22 | more
  • The Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography Features ‘Deborah Willis: Re-Imagining Beauty’ October 23 | more
  • Goran’s Gifts: UM Celebrates Creative Writing Professor Lester Goran's Legacy October 23-24 | more
  • Miami Project Starts Novel Stem Cell Trial for Cervical Spinal Cord Injury | more
  • Sample Catering Fare at Medical School's Taste of UM on October 23 | more
  • Places & Spaces Brings Three Visualization Experts to Campus This Week | more
  • Registration Opens for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's 'WellBeingWell' Conference| more
  • UM Recognized for Wellness | more
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies Launches Two Master’s Degrees in Informatics | more
  • David J. Lee Appointed to NIH Advisory Council, Selected to Lead Florida Cancer Registry | more
  • Join the UHealth Team at the 2014 Miami-Dade Heart Walk | more
  • Help the UM Libraries Help You | more
  • Faculty Senate Scheduled to Meet October 22 | more
  • Faculty Research Mentors Needed | more
  • Center for Computational Science Accepting Applications for 2014-15 Fellows Program | more
  • Join UM Libraries’ Classic Horror Pumpkin Decorating Contest | more
  • Register Now for Inaugural Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk and Get a Discount | more
  • Fall Graduate Faculty Meeting Rescheduled for November 3 | more

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