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October 27, 2014 | Monday 
BD2K Research Team
UM Wins Grant to Harness Big Data and Disease-Conquering Discoveries

Led by a research team headed by Stephan Schürer, associate professor of molecular and cellular pharmacology, the University is among a trio of institutions awarded a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a center to integrate and analyze large and diverse datasets of cellular signatures for the Big Data to Knowledge initiative. The Data Coordination and Integration Center will be part of a large-scale effort to study the molecular underpinnings of and advance treatments for disease. | more
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Wear Your Pride and Try Your Luck on Spirit Day

Show your UM Pride on Wednesday, October 29, by wearing orange and green and joining the Department of Auxiliary Services, Logo Licensing, for the 4th Annual Canes Spirit Day, a fun-filled day that will bring all three campuses to life and offer opportunities to enter photo contests, dunk UM leaders, and learn more about Workday and how to win an iPad mini. | more
Joseph P. De Santis and Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda
Two Faculty Tapped for Nursing’s Highest Honor

Joseph P. De Santis, who has worked on reducing health disparities among sexual minorities and on the care and treatment of children with HIV, and Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, who has addressed health disparities through community-based research and promoted nursing workforce diversity, have been inducted into the American Academy of Nursing for their contributions to nursing and health care. | more
Joseph P. De Santis and Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda
Alan Leshner Discusses the ‘Turbulence’ Between Science and Societal Values

As the Arsht Distinguished Speaker in Ethics, Alan I. Leshner told a full house that one should “never discuss floods with Noah in the audience,” a reference to the fact that he is a scientist, not an ethicist. Yet, in an engaging display of humor and intellect, the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the executive publisher of Science regaled the audience with his insights on why science and societal values are often at odds. | more
Award Recipients
Florida Campus Compact Honors UM for Its ‘Culture of Engagement’

UM was honored at Florida Campus Compact’s Annual Awards Gala in Jacksonville this month with two awards: the Engaged Campus of the Year for the Independent Sector, which recognizes the Office of Civic and Community Engagement and the William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development for advancing the civic purposes of higher education, and the 2014 Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Award, which recognizes the work of the new UM Civic Scholars Program. | more
Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk
Register Now for First Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk

Register before November 3 for the inaugural Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk 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
Flu Shot
Protect Yourself Now with a Flu Shot

With much attention focused on Ebola, which to date has infected only four people in the U.S., it’s easy to forget that flu season is here, posing a far bigger danger. As Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt notes, the University’s ongoing Ebola training for health care workers is a precaution, but the flu is a certainty, killing at least 3,000 Americans every year. So be safe, be wise, and get a flu shot, while the University offers for free to faculty and staff, as well as students. View more prevention tips. | more
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See How Workday Will Transform Connections

As members of a large institution spread out over several campuses, University faculty and staff often struggle to stay connected, but with Workday HR, which will be implemented in 2015, we will have tools to facilitate new connections, including a more robust and easy-to-navigate way of locating colleagues, as you’ll see in this video. | more
Miami vs. Notre Dame
Miami and Notre Dame to Renew Rivalry in 2016
One of college football’s greatest rivalries will be renewed when the Miami Hurricanes head to South Bend, Indiana, to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on October 29, 2016—the first of four games between the two schools over the next decade. | more
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Get Your Tickets for UM vs. Pittsburgh Employee Day Game November 29
Secure your seats for the 2014 Verizon Wireless Employee Day Football Game featuring the Miami Hurricanes versus the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, November 29 at Sun Life Stadium. New ticket sales locations have been announced. This year’s Employee Day Game will again feature popular UM Stadium Bucks, discounted parking, and a host of other employee-related promotions. | more
  • Hurricanes’ 2015 Baseball Scheduled Released | more
  • Indoor and Outdoor Season Track and Field Schedules Announced | more
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Rendering of Lennar Foundation Medical Center
$50 Million Gift to Name UHealth’s Medical Center on Gables Campus
The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. Breaking ceremonial ground on the Coral Gables campus last Thursday, the 200,000-square-foot Lennar Foundation Medical Center will provide easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians for surrounding communities as well as UM students, faculty, and staff. It is slated to open in fall 2016. | more
Jim Kelly
Off-Field Battles Forged UM and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly
Legendary Hurricane Jim Kelly, the grand marshal of UM’s 2014 Alumni Weekend and Homecoming festivities, was one of the most savvy field generals to play college and professional football, picking apart defenses while passing for thousands of yards. But his toughest battles—undergoing intensive cancer treatments and dealing with the loss of a son—would be fought off the field. Read more about Kelly and check out this week’s schedule.
Journalist Ilene Prusher with women in burqas in Kabul, Afghanistan
Ilene Prusher to Discuss the New Targets of Extremists—Journalists like Steven Sotloff and Daniel Pearl
Ilene Prusher, who worked with Steven Sotloff and crossed paths with Daniel Pearl during her nearly two decades covering wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Arab-Israeli conflicts, will discuss why journalists have become targets of extremists like ISIS and the Taliban at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, at the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. RSVP online. | more
Nurse with Sebastian the Ibis
UStop Diabetes Fair Features Free Screenings, Healthy Snacks, and a Wealth of Information
Even Sebastian the Ibis realizes the importance of getting screened for diabetes, which affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. UM’s fine-feathered mascot was among the hundreds who attended the second annual UStop Diabetes fair. Organized by the American Diabetes Association and UM Government and Community Relations, the fair featured free screenings by School of Nursing and Health Studies students, fitness activities, cooking demonstrations, music, and healthy snacks. View the slideshow.
Take Back the Tap: Refill Your Water Bottle at a U Filling Station
Why buy bottled water when you can save money—and the planet—by filling reusable bottles at one of UM’s bottle-filling stations? Equipped with no-touch electronic sensors, the stations dispense a gallon of chilled water a minute, so they’re quick, easy to use, and sanitary. Need more reasons to switch? Consider that bottled water usually comes from the tap. Or that it takes 17 million barrels of crude to supply Americans with the 29 billion plastic bottles we toss annually. Join Green U’s effort to promote reusable water bottles on campus by using one. Visit Green U for more information.
Open Enrollment Ends October 31
Open Enrollment, your annual opportunity to review, enroll in, or make changes to your medical, dental, flexible spending, and disability benefits, ends Friday, October 31. If you are currently participating in the University’s medical plan, you must either elect or decline medical coverage for 2015 as well as confirm your smokers’ and spousal surcharge elections by then. | more
UMIT’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month Tip: Embrace Mobile Security
There are almost 7 billion subscriptions for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices worldwide, and the majority are used for both personal and professional purposes. Given that an estimated 113 mobile devices are lost or stolen in the U.S. every minute, that’s a lot of data at risk. Learn effective ways to avoid security breaches on your mobile devices from UMIT’s final tip for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. | more
Well ’Canes Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Challenge Begins November 3
Earn 100 points toward your Well ’Canes incentives goal by participating in the Well ’Canes Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Challenge from November 3 through November 24. Registration begins Monday, October 27. | more
Embracing Your Feelings: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Do you ever have “one of those days” when you’re feeling “blue” for no reason? Do you overreact to mundane occurrences? This seminar, offered on all three campuses next week, will provide insight into human emotions and useful tips for developing healthy responses for those we feel powerless to control. Register at ULearn. | more
Well ’Canes Market Returns to Campus Tuesday
The Well Canes Market returns to the Foote Green on Tuesday, October 28, this week, instead of its usual Wednesday.
  • Update on VitalMD and Aetna | more
  • Attend Social Security Update This Week | more
  • Travel Management Spotlights Eden Roc Miami Beach | more
  • Back by Popular Demand: Herbert Wellness Center Adds Second Thai Cooking Class November 5 | more
Festival Miami

From Chopin to Soul, Festival Miami Offers Plenty This Week—Including Discounted Tickets
In addition to hearing live performances from the winners of the Emerging Composers competition, the piano duo Genova & Dimitrov, and Renee Olstead with the Frost Concert Jazz band, to name a few, faculty and staff have another reason to join Florida’s premier live-music celebration this week: a $5 discount on tickets. Use the promotion code UMemp145 while supplies last.| more

Rebekah Bogard

Artist Talks About Embracing Gender Roles, Female Stereotypes
Award-winning ceramic artist Rebekah Bogard will discuss her work, which explores and embraces the gender roles assigned to girls and women, at a lecture sponsored by the Christine Federighi Fund of the College of Arts and Sciences at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29 at the CAS Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. | more

  • Fishery Management Expert Named Chair of ICCAT Scientific Committee | more
  • Author and English Professor Named One of 100 Most Influential Filipina Women | more
  • Special Collections and Department of Theatre Arts to Present “Scholarly Séance” on October 29 | more
  • Why Religious Freedom Is Good for Business and Business Is Good for Religious Freedom | more
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program Hosts 23rd Annual Neuroscience Research Day November 7 | more
  • Volunteer Registration for Fall 2014 Commencement Opens | more
  • Religious Studies Students Experience Classical Kathakali Indian Dance First Hand | more
  • De la Cruz Collection Hosts Welcome Reception for New Lowe Director | more
  • Buy Raffle Tickets for Dolphins-Jets Game or a Unique Necklace and Help the United Way | more
  • Dolphins Cycling Challenge V to Include First 5K Run/Walk | more
  • Help the Libraries Help You | more
  • Finance and Treasury’s 2014 United Way Silent Auction Now Open | more
  • UMindfulness Lecture with Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan on November 10 | more
  • Inaugural Edith Bleich Lecture: ‘Daughters of Liberty: Women in the American Revolution’ October 30 | more

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