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December 22, 2014 | Monday 
Gwendolyn B. Scott and Margaret A. Fischl
HIV/AIDS Researchers Receive $5.67M Grant for Clinical Trials

Two longtime AIDS researchers have received a $5.67 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue their clinical trials of adult and pediatric patients with HIV/AIDS. The four-year award marks the latest in a series of federal HIV/AIDS grants to the Miller School dating back to 1986. | more
Border Child
Health Rights Clinic Helps Honduran Teen Stay in U.S.

Thanks to the advocacy of third-year law students Diana Jordan and Bethany Bandstra, a Honduran teenager who entered the U.S. alone to escape the abuse and neglect she suffered in her homeland has been declared a dependent of the state, a crucial step in the process of gaining status as a lawful permanent resident. | more
Border Child
Brian Blake Named Editor of Influential Internet Computing Journal

M. Brian Blake, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School, has been named editor in chief of IEEE Internet Computing magazine, effective January 1. Blake currently serves as associate editor in chief of the magazine, a top-ranked publication that provides peer-reviewed, journal-quality evaluations and reviews of emerging and maturing Internet technologies and applications. | more
Kathrin Zippel
Sociologist Presents Research on Women in Science

As a math major and often the only woman in lectures at her German university, Kathrin Zippel wondered how her male colleagues would feel in her place. Her questions and desire to transform higher education to better facilitate gender equality inspired her to become a sociologist and brought her to UM as a guest of the SEEDS (Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success) program. | more
UM Trauma Specialists
UM Trauma Specialists Provide Haiti Hospital 24-Hour Support

With just a phone call and a few computer clicks, UM trauma specialists are on call to provide doctors at Hospital Bernard Mevs, Haiti’s only trauma, critical care, and rehabilitation hospital, with around-the-clock consultations on critical cases requiring expertise not yet available in Haiti. | more
UM Adds Master of Professional Accounting to Its Online Offerings

Adding a second master’s program to its online repertoire, the School of Buisness Administration will begin a new online Master of Professional Accounting program in May 2015 to prepare individuals for careers in corporate financial accounting, management accounting, and taxation. The school’s first online program, for a Master of Science in Finance, begins in January. | more
Haiti Remembrance
UM Remembers Victims of Haiti's Earthquake

Five years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, Planet Kreyol and the University of Miami community will come together on Monday, January 12, to remember the victims of the disaster. An academic symposium on UM’s ongoing efforts to help Haiti build a brighter future will be held at the Student Activities Center the same day. | more
Rod Wellens
Rod Wellens, Longtime Chair of Psychology, Passes Away

Albert Rodney “Rod” Wellens, professor and longtime chair of Department of Psychology who left an indelible mark on the University, the community, and the people he mentored, passed away at home and surrounded by his family last Wednesday, after an illness. He was 68. | more
Duke Johnson
Watch the Hurricanes Battle the Gamecocks at the Independence Bowl
Led by electrifying running back Duke Johnson, the Hurricanes will face the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl on Saturday, December 27, in Shreveport, Louisiana. ABC will broadcast the game live. | more
Savanah Leaf
Savanah Leaf Named AVCA All-American
Savanah Leaf’s senior season was filled with accolades, but her greatest honor came last Wednesday when she became only the third ’Cane in UM history to earn a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association All-America Team. | more
Perryman and Walford
Perryman, Walford Named AP All-Americans
Linebacker Denzel Perryman, who led the Hurricanes in tackles this season with 102 stops, and tight end Clive Walford, who caught 44 passes for 676 yards and seven touchdowns in his final season as a ’Cane, have received third-team All-America honors from the Associated Press. | more
Make Your Contribution by Year’s End to Receive Free Heat Tickets
The Heat is still on! The three-time NBA champion Miami Heat are once again making available a limited number of tickets to one of three regular season games in February for faculty and staff who make their 2014 United Way contributions through myUM by December 31. | more
e-Veritas Returns
January 12

This is the last issue of e-Veritas in 2014. The newsletter will resume publication on Monday, January 12.
For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, click here.
Chuck Todd
Students at Commencement
UM’s Newest ’Canes Urged to ‘Tackle Big Problems’
Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd gave the nearly 1,000 members of the fall class of 2014 a tough assignment before they received their diplomas last Thursday: “You’ve lived through two decades of political paralysis, so this is your challenge—lead us out of this mess,” he said. Read more about Todd, and profiles of some of UM’s stellar graduates, including the School of Communication’s Iris Barrios and Miami Law’s Vanessa Joseph and Brendan Corrigan.
allCanes Christmas
Santa’s Sporty Elves Help Kids Give an allCanes Christmas
Santa and his elves had some help from Sebastian the Ibis and the UM family last week when Blake James, director of athletics, and a number of UM’s head coaches and their wives helped underprivileged children shop for holiday presents for their families with $95 gift cards at allCanes. | more
Michael Blaine
Projectionist Loves ‘Crazy Little Job’ at Cosford Cinema
What do “Frozen,” “Space Jam,” and every other film shown at the Cosford Cinema since 1982 have in common? The answer is Michael Blaine, the Cosford’s projectionist who has shown every movie at the Cosford during the past 32 years. | more
Julie Kornfeld
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Julie Kornfeld Fuels Passion for Public Health
Inspired by the students she guides in the Miller School’s master’s in public health and M.D./M.P.H programs, Julie Kornfeld helps them succeed by contributing to scholarships that reduce the financial barriers they face. Read her story and about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Winter Break Energy Conservation
Go Green! Follow These Energy Conservation Tips during the Holidays
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
Workday Sponsors
Sponsors Thank the Workday Team—Which Means You—for Project’s Success

In their last message of the year, the University’s Workday sponsors also remind faculty and staff managers that the Manager Readiness for Workday course is now available online, and other training opportunities will be announced in 2015. | more
Staff Performance Appraisal Period Now Open
The University’s Staff Performance Review period is now open for all campuses, including the University of Miami Hospital. View key dates and reminders here. | more
Save More on Prescriptions in 2015
If you are a UM/Aetna member, you can save money and avoid out-of-pocket costs by choosing the right medications in 2015 through two new programs, the Generic Choice Incentive Program and Rx Step Therapy. Click here to learn more about the programs and to view the 2015 Rx list. If you have questions, contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or www.miami.edu/benefits/ask. | more
Start Your Year Right with Well ’Canes
The Well ’Canes Incentives Program has added new ways to make earning your $300 incentive even easier in 2015, including getting a flu shot, receiving a skin cancer screening, attending a personal retirement planning session or Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminar, and participating in the Team UM Dolphins Cycling Challenge. Earn your first 500 points by completing Walking ’Canes. Registration for Walking ’Canes runs January 12-16. | 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 Friday, January 16. | more
HR Updates Staff Policies
Human Resources has updated the policies for Employment Separations, Eligibility for Rehire, and Discipline. If you have any questions about the updated policies, please contact your human resources representative at Coral Gables/RSMAS or the Miller School of Medicine. | more
Transformative Visions

Beaux Arts Festival of Art Returns for Its 64th Year January 17-18
The 64th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art presented by City National Bank will bring more than 220 fine art juried exhibitors to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum on January 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. | more

Autumn Sonata
  • Dickinson Drive to Partly Close December 20-27 | more
  • Legendary UM Audiologist Receives Prestigious Speech, Language and Hearing Award | more
  • Share Your Research at Research Speed Networking Event on January 23 | more
  • Facilities Administration Announces New Biomedical Engineering Service | more
  • Library Invites Applications for PanAm’s World Wings International, Inc. Research Grant | more
  • Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library on January 23 | more
  • CITI Program Guide for Social-Behavioral-Educational Research with Human Subjects Is Now Available | more

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