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December 1, 2014 | Monday 
Chuck Todd
Meet the Press Moderator Chuck Todd to Speak at Fall Commencement

Chuck Todd, the political director of NBC News and the moderator and managing editor of the network’s flagship “Meet the Press” Sunday morning public affairs program—the longest-running broadcast in TV history—will be the speaker at the University’s fall commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 18. | more
Family Therapy for Schizophrenia
Researchers Develop Novel Family Therapy for Schizophrenia

University researchers have developed a family-focused, culturally informed treatment for schizophrenia, becoming among the first to incorporate elements of the patient’s cultural background as part of therapy. Their findings are published online ahead of print in the Journal of Family Psychology. | more
Don Stacks Receives Award
Stacks Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Don Stacks, a professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, received the 2014 PRIDE Contribution to Public Relations Education Award from the National Communication Association’s Public Relations Division last week. He was nominated for the lifetime achievement award for outstanding innovation, development, and educational achievement in public relations by five of his doctoral students. | more
2014-15 Center for the Humanities Faculty and Dissertation Fellows
Through Monthly Exchanges, Faculty Fellows Reach Wider Audience

Giving researchers the chance to share and receive feedback on their work, a group of Faculty Fellows selected by the Center for the Humanities meets monthly to discuss projects beyond their departmental and disciplinary boundaries—gaining both a wider audience and potential future collaborators. | more
UM Adds MBA for Athletes and Artists to Its Customized Offerings

The School of Business Administration has developed a new executive MBA program primarily for professional artists and athletes. Beginning February 2015, the Miami Executive MBA for Artists and Athletes will teach these accomplished individuals, many of whom have strong personal brands, how to leverage their current career success into business and social achievement. | more
Workday Sponsors
Sneak Peek Sessions Begin This Month

In their latest monthly message, the University’s Workday sponsors announce the completion of the first cycle of payroll parallel testing and information about upcoming learning opportunities—sneak peek sessions for faculty and staff and an online course for managers. They also highlight two important concepts, Supervisory Organizations and Cost Centers. | more
Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk Flyer
Join the Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk and Support Women’s Athletics

Register for the inaugural Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk on December 13 and save $5 on the registration fee, which will benefit the Edna C. Shalala Women’s Athletics Fund. | more
Denzel Perryman
Perryman Named Butkus Award Finalist
Denzel Perryman, who ranked first on the Hurricanes in solo tackles (71) and assists (25) going into the season finale against Pittsburgh, is a finalist for the 2014 Butkus Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate football linebacker. | more
Puerto Rico Tip-Off
Angel Rodriguez Lands on USBWA Player of the Year Watch List
Angel Rodriguez, the junior point guard who powered Miami to the Charleston Classic championship, is one of just 24 players named to the early-season watch list for the 2014-15 Oscar Robertson Trophy for national player of the year. | more
Make Your Contribution Soon to Receive Free Miami Heat Tickets
The Heat is still on! The three-time NBA champion Miami Heat are once again partnering with the University to make available a limited number of tickets to one of three regular season games in February to faculty and staff who make their 2014 United Way contributions through myUM by December 31. | more
Enjoy Discounted Miami Dolphins Tickets and Benefit the United Way
The Miami Dolphins are offering UM employees, their families, and friends discounted tickets to one more home game—against the Minnesota Vikings on December 21—and will contribute a portion of the proceeds to TeamUM’s 2014 United Way campaign. Purchase tickets by clicking here and using the promotion code UNITEDWAY.
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Stem Cell Patients
Patients Reunite to Celebrate Six Years of Stem Cell Clinical Trials
Not long ago, Deborah Wilson was left winded by the simple task of standing up from a chair. But today the 63-year-old is doing water aerobics, dancing, and bowling again, a vigor she showed off at the recent Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Patient Reunion, where 60 patients who participated in the institute‘s pioneering clinical trials celebrated their impact on the field of regenerative medicine. | more
Alanna Saunders
Keeping It in the Family: Theatre Arts Grad Stars in Peter Pan Live!
For recent theatre arts graduate Alanna Saunders, who will play Tiger Lily in NBC’s Peter Pan Live! on Thursday, December 4, talent and being a ’Cane is all in the family. Older brothers Trent, who is appearing in Aladdin on Broadway, and Heath, who plays seven instruments and has appeared in many New York and regional theatre productions, are both Frost School of Music grads. | more
Liv Ullman
Film Classic Liv Ullman Regales with Her Classy Appearance
Appearing at the Cosford Cinema on November 23, legendary actress and director Liv Ullman talked about the power of close-ups and shared moving stories about her grandmother and about fellow actress Ingrid Bergman following a screening of the Ingmar Bergman classic Autumn Sonata. Ullmann and Ingrid Bergman both starred in the 1978 drama, which was presented in its original 35 mm format by the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies as part of the Classic Cosford series.
Recycle Your Printer Cartridges and Help the United Way
Replacing your printer ink? Drop used cartridges in one of the Recycle for a Cause bins around campus and you’ll not only reduce pollution, you’ll benefit the United Way. Green U and Dade Recycling are recycling UM’s old ink/toner cartridges and toner bottles and will donate all proceeds from their partnership to the United Way. Visit Green U/Toner recycling to locate a bin near you.
Get on the Right Track for a Secure Retirement
Whether you’re currently contributing 1.5 percent or 10 percent of your salary to your UM retirement plan, there is always an opportunity to improve your retirement outlook. This could mean increasing your voluntary contributions, choosing a different mix of investment funds, or simply meeting with a retirement representative to ensure you are on the right financial track. Click here for valuable information to help you plan for 2015 and beyond.
Winter Edition of FSAP’s Mind and Matter Now Available
The winter edition of Mind and Matter, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s quarterly e-newsletter, offers valuable information on remaining grateful and mindful this holiday season. To receive the newsletter or seminar announcements via email, visit the FSAP website or contact Caliope Bootle at cbootle@miami.edu.
Week of Well-Being Wants You in 2015
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni have a chance to share their knowledge and expertise by becoming presenters during the third annual Week of Well-Being, April 6-10. If you are interested, complete the Presenter Proposal Form by December 8. | more
  • Sign Up Now for Final Free Meditation Session at the Herbert Wellness Center December 9 | more
  • Well ’Canes Market Returns December 3 | more

MFA Students Push Their Talent with PULL
Master of Fine Arts students explore the “push-pull” dynamic across 2D and 3D works in their new exhibition PULL, which opens on Tuesday, December 2 at the UM Art Gallery in the Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Miami, and runs through January 20. Coinciding with Art Week, an opening reception will take place at the gallery on Saturday, December 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. | more

Autumn Sonata
The Day It Snowed in Miami

The Day It Snowed in Miami: A Chronology of the LGBT-Rights Movement
The award-winning documentary about Miami-Dade County’s LGBT-rights movement, The Day It Snowed in Miami, which galvanized the gay rights movement in Florida and beyond, will be shown on Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at the Bill Cosford Cinema. Admission is free, but bring your ’Cane card.

  • Escape to the Heyday of Caribbean Glamour December 2 | more
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: ‘Energy and Power Electronics’ on December 1 | more
  • Places & Spaces Capstone Seminar to Focus on the Future of Data Visualization at UM | more
  • Dates and Regalia Information for Fall 2014 Commencement | more
  • UM Libraries to Host NBC Learn Higher Ed Workshops December 3-4 | more
  • The U Observes Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week December 1-7 | more
  • Mandatory Info Session December 2 for Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research’s 2016 Commercialization Grants | more
  • Business Master’s Programs Begin in January and August—Learn More December 3 | more
  • U.S. Building Technology Manager Presents ‘Building Energy Modeling: A Multi-Purpose Tool for Building Energy Efficiency’ December 5 | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Hosts Harold Forsyth, Peruvian Ambassador to the U.S., on December 5 | more
  • Fall 2014 Course/Faculty Online Evaluations Open December 1 | more
  • Neurology Update and Stroke Intensive 2015 Slated for January 22-24 | more
  • Research Administration Offers Information Sessions on New Uniform Guidance | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Hosts ‘Latin America Economic Forecast 2015’ on December 9 | more
  • Call for Applications and Nominations for 2015 Faculty Learning Community | more
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Offered at UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center | more
  • UM Women’s Commission Drive to Help Safe Space | more
  • Time to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle? Join the Psychological Services Center’s Healthy Lifestyle Group | more

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