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December 8, 2014 | Monday 
Federal Court
Federal Court Adopts Professors’ Idea to Reshape Securities Law

A federal appeals court recently adopted, word for word, a rule for assessing corporate liability that two UM business law professors, Ann Olazábal and Patricia Abril, proposed in a law review article. As Olazábal says, impacting the law is a “dream” of every professor who writes about it. | more
Chuck Todd
Volunteer for Fall Commencement and Hear Meet the Press Host

Time is running out to volunteer for the fall commencement ceremony, when Miami native Chuck Todd, the moderator of Meet the Press and an unabashed Hurricanes fan, will share advice with more than a thousand graduating students. To volunteer for the December 18 ceremony, employees must obtain their supervisor’s approval and register by Thursday, December 11. | more
Florida Blue Grant to Help Increase Diversity of Nurse Scientists

The Florida Blue Foundation has awarded the School of Nursing and Health Studies a three-year grant to promote diversity in the nurse-scientist workforce and increase minority student enrollment in nursing Ph.D. programs. | more
Students in front of the WWF offices in Washington DC
First CoLab Class Partners with the World Wildlife Fund

For the inaugural CoLab, which pairs students in the M.F.A. in Interactive Media program with client partners, students are developing two online campaigns for the World Wildlife Fund. UM alumna Sara Thomas, who works for the world’s leading conservation organization, enabled the partnership. | more
Evariest Callens
Foreign Students Join Miami Law for a Semester

Through its International Exchange Programs, Miami Law partners with 15 schools in nine countries, enabling UM students to head overseas and international students like Evariest Callens, from Belgium’s Ghent University, to study at Miami Law. | more
Sergio Gonzalez
Sergio Gonzalez Elected to La Raza Board

Sergio M. Gonzalez, senior vice president for University Advancement and External Affairs, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Council of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. | more
Winter Break Energy Conservation
Be Green! Follow UM’s Energy Conservation Tips during Winter Break

Green U, Facilities Management, and the Student ECO Agency encourage all faculty, staff, and students to reduce the University’s carbon footprint by turning off all lights, PCs, office equipment, and electronics and taking some other energy-saving measures before leaving for the winter break. | more
Duke Johnson
Going Bowling: Miami to Face South Carolina in Independence Bowl
Led by electrifying running back Duke Johnson, the Miami Hurricanes will face the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl on Saturday, December 27, in Shreveport, Louisiana. The game is slated for a live broadcast on ABC. | more
Former Hurricane Donates $1.5 Million to Athletics
Former Hurricanes running back T. Kendall “Ken” Hunt, whose promising football career ended abruptly after he was accidentally shot in the leg at a sport-shooting range, has donated $1.5 million to endow a full scholarship in perpetuity for the running back position. His gift, part of the Momentum2 campaign, is the largest ever made to the Athletics Department by a former student-athlete. | more
Brad Kaaya and Duke Johnson
Brad Kaaya, Duke Johnson Win ACC Awards
Freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya, who threw for 2,962 yards and 25 touchdowns during the 2014 regular season, has been voted Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year, while running back Duke Johnson, who ranked second among ACC rushers this season with 1,520 yards, has been awarded the Brian Piccolo Award as the conference’s “most courageous” player.
  • Savanah Leaf Named 2014 ACC Player of the Year, as Volleyball Earns Six Conference Awards | more
  • Rowing Announces 2015 Spring Schedule | more
See the Dolphins Take on the Vikings 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 Sunday, 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.
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
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Edna C. Shalala
Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk Honors a 'True Icon'
A pioneering lawyer, tennis champion, and supporter of women’s athletics, Edna C. Shalala, UM President Donna E. Shalala’s mother, was “a true icon” whose vibrancy until her death at age 103 last week inspired all who knew her. Members of the UM family can honor and advance her legacy on Saturday, December 13, by participating in or supporting the inaugural Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk, which will benefit the Edna C. Shalala Women’s Athletics Fund.
Carla Maffeo atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Family Ties: Dermatology Brothers Draw Miami and Pisa Together
Five thousand miles and a thousand years of architecture separate pre-Renaissance Pisa and modern Miami, but a Miller School dermatologist and his dermatologist brother—both born in Tuscany and raised in South Florida—are bridging the cities with an annual international medical conference and a student-exchange program, which began in 2010 when Carla Maffeo (above) went to Pisa for an "unbelievable" experience. | more
Hermes Mallea
UM Alumnus Escapes to the Heyday of Caribbean Glamour
From Palm Beach’s haughty Mar-a-Lago to Laurance Rockefeller’s fabled RockResorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, architect and alumnus Hermes Mallea toured a UM audience through the fabled Caribbean playgrounds of the rich and famous during a presentation on his new book, Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour. | more
Jacob Winston
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Jacob Winston Gives Back While Earning His Degree
The recipient of a UM scholarship, Jacob “Jake” Winston understands the importance of financial aid for students who have the talent but not the resources to attend the University of Miami. A senior security systems technician at the UM Police Department who is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering, he feels “privileged” to give back to the University. Read his story and about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Essentials of Leadership: Registration Now Open for January 2015 Series
University managers will have the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills at no cost with Essentials of Leadership, a specialized training program that takes place over six months and comprises interactive modules, leadership discussions, individual assessments, experiential learning activities, and coaching. To learn more, contact Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-243-3090. | more
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 Monday, December 8. | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center Adjusts Hours for Reading Days and Final Exams | more
  • Savor the Last Well 'Canes Market of the Year on December 10 | more

1+2: Colección Jumex in Dialogue with the Lowe Art Museum
Through May 24, the Lowe Art Museum and Mexico's Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo are presenting 1 + 2, a pop-up exhibition which pairs works from the Colección Jumex with works from the Lowe's permanent collection—such as Joseph Kosuth's “No Number #001” (1989, cobalt blue neon), with a 17th-century Baroque painting of Saint Onuphrius by the Spanish Old Master Jusepe de Ribera. | more

Autumn Sonata

M.F.A. 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 runs through January 20 at the UM Art Gallery in the Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. Third Avenue, Miami. | more

  • Do Your Holiday Shopping at the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar December 11 | more
  • 'Climbing Glass Fences: Women in Global Science' on December 12 | more
  • Episcopal Church Center Hosts Lessons and Carols on December 14 | more
  • Sign Your High Schooler Up Now to Earn College Credit This Summer and Apply Your Tuition Remission Benefit | more
  • Sexual Assault Response Team Seeks Volunteers | more
  • Dates and Regalia Information for Fall 2014 Commencement | more
  • Support Autism Research, Education and Patient Care at 2015 WalkAbout Autism | more
  • Help Team UM Sylvester Raise Funds for Dolphins Cycling Challenge V | more

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