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March 17, 2014 | Monday 
Professors to Receive Honor
Three Professors to Receive Faculty Senate's Highest Honors

An attorney who founded the School of Law clinic where students draft appeals for poor defendants, a physical therapist who transformed the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy into a nationally ranked program, and a Proust scholar whose expertise includes European modernism and 20th-century German literature will be honored at the 2014 Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 2. | more
Miller School
Miller School of Medicine Vaults into the Top 50

Climbing 10 spots in eight years, the Miller School jumped to No. 46 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 ranking of the best medical schools for research. Also listed among the Best Graduate Schools: the Miller School’s physical therapy program (No. 9); the School of Law’s Tax Law Program (No. 5); the College of Arts and Sciences’ clinical psychology program (No. 32) and earth sciences program (No. 42); and the School of Business Administration’s health care management program (No. 46). | more
Jackie Menendez and Nilda Peragallo Montano
Nursing Dean Nilda Peragallo Montano and Communications VP Jacqueline R. Menendez Walk ‘In the Company of Women’

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, two of the University of Miami’s most accomplished women were honored last week with Miami-Dade County’s "In the Company of Women" award for their contributions to health and human services and communications. | more
Interactive Media MFA
Interactive Media MFA Makes Princeton Review's Top Graduate Game Design Programs

In its very first year, the School of Communications’ Interactive Media Master of Fine Arts program ranked No. 24 on The Princeton Review's 2014 list of the best graduate schools to study video game design, with the Review publisher calling UM “one of the best institutions to study and to launch a career in this exciting field.” | more
AnUnbreakable Bond
An Unbreakable Bond Debuts at the Miami International Film Festival

A star-studded roster of stars and supporters of The Miami Project turned out for the world debut of An Unbreakable Bond, Emilio Estefan’s film about NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc’s nearly three-decade struggle to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. | more
CARTHE Website Wins Interactive Media Council Awards

The University of Miami received two outstanding achievement awards from the Interactive Media Council for developing the website for the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE). Established at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to predict the course of future oil spills, the website was created in collaboration with the School of Communication’s Kim Grinfeder and Ali Habashi. | more
Researcher and Loggerhead
Researchers Track Young Turtles to Recover Their 'Lost Years' at Sea

A new satellite study that tracked the maiden Atlantic voyage of 17 young loggerhead turtles is providing new insights into turtle nursery grounds and early habitat during what has been known as their initial 'lost years' at sea. | more
Psychologist Dan Gottlieb
Radio Host Shares His Journey from Trauma to Gratitude at Inaugural UMindfulness Lecture

Psychologist Dan Gottlieb, the host of National Public Radio’s Voices in the Family, discussed his near-fatal accident in the inaugural UMindfulness Lecture, which is part of the UMindfulness Research and Practice Initiative led by psychology’s Amishi Jha and UM Law’s Scott Rogers. | more
Tallahassee Fly-Ins
Tallahassee Fly-Ins Include Productive Meetings and a Visit with Florida’s Top ’Cane

While discussing the 2014 session with lawmakers during the annual Tallahassee Fly-Ins, representatives of the Office of Government and Community Relations and the Coral Gables and Greater Miami chambers of commerce visited with the first ’Cane to be Florida’s lieutenant governor, Carlos Lopez-Cantera. | more
Compliance Corner: Student-Athletes Are Amateurs and Cannot Promote Products, Services, or Events
Did you know if a business uses a student-athlete’s name, image, or likeness to promote a product, the student-athlete could be declared ineligible for competition? Be aware of the rules that govern promotions by student-athletes at the University and beyond. | more
Lin Dunn
UM Salutes Legendary Basketball Coach and New ACC Legend Lin Dunn
Former ’Canes across the country returned to UM this month to celebrate former UM basketball coach Lin Dunn, whose Indiana Fever won the 2012 WNBA championship, before her official March 8 tapping as an ACC Legend and upcoming induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. View the tribute to Dunn.
Six Divers Qualify for NCAA Championships
Strong performances in Zone B Regional Qualifying have catapulted six Miami Hurricane divers—Cheyenne Cousineau, Sam Dorman, Lindsay Lester, Kara McCormack, Zac Nees, and Thea Vock—to the 2014 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. | more
  • Alex Johnson Nominated for AAU Sullivan Award | more
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Gov. Rick Scott
Gov. Rick Scott Touts Support for Cancer Research at Sylvester
Gov. Rick Scott, receiving a white coat from Director Stephen D. Nimer, visited Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Friday to push his $80 million plan to help state cancer centers advance research and earn National Cancer Institute designation.
Marlins Ticket Distribution
A Cure for Baseball Fever: Tickets to Family Night with the Miami Marlins
The Department of Wellness and Recreation’s Carmen Gilbert, left, was among many UM employees who picked up their tickets to the annual Family Night with the Miami Marlins last week. Ticket distribution for the April 5 game against the San Diego Padres continues this week on all three campuses. | more
Orange Day
Orange Festival Returns to Highlight UM Traditions—and Becomes One
From Touchdown Tommy, the diminutive cannon first launched in 1942, to the hurricane siren that blares on game days, to orange cupcakes and Fanta soda, the University of Miami's second annual Orange Festival took over the Student Activities Center Promenade the day before spring break. | more
Paul DiMare and Medical Students
Medical School Students Give Thanks to Scholarship Donors
At the Miller School’s Donor Recognition Scholarship Luncheon, students joined Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt in showing their appreciation for Paul DiMare, (front), and other donors whose generous gifts are paving the paths to promising medical careers. Read more about Paul DiMare and his wife Swanee's M2 gifts.
Mindful Living
This monthly lunchtime seminar will be offered next week on all three campuses to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Learn how to increase engagement with the present moment and gain a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact your health and quality of life. | more
Time for Your Annual Physical, or a Shingles Shot? Get Them Free at the Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic
The Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses provide convenient, walk-in medical services from UHealth for common illnesses for just $10 a visit. Both clinics also offer free annual physicals and immunizations for shingles, pneumonia, and the flu. Visit the Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics website for more information, locations, and hours of operation.
Travel’s Spotlight Shines on The Element
The Travel Management Department recently introduced the monthly “Hotel Spotlight” to highlight University-contracted hotels that exemplify the quality and comfort University visitors deserve. For March, the spotlight shines on the Element Miami International Airport hotel, located minutes from Miami International Airport. To learn more, visit www.miami.edu/hotel-spotlight.
Free Orthopaedic Screenings During Week of Well-Being
UHealth orthopaedic physicians specializing in sports medicine, hand, and spine injuries will conduct free consultations on a first-come, first-served basis for UM faculty and staff on Thursday, April 10, from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the University Center Flamingo Ballroom as part of the 2014 Week of Well-Being. | more
  • Save the Dates: April 7–11 for the Second Annual Week of Well-Being | more
  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays at the Miller School | more
Native Americans
Lowe Art Museum Reopens Native American Wing
With its most extensive redesign in 20 years, the Lowe Art Museum’s Barton Wing of Ancient and Native American Art has reopened with 115 of its most important pieces, including works by notable contemporary artists Calvin Hunt, Preston Singletary, Beau Dick, Maria Martinez, and Erica Deitz. | more
Day of Dead Lecture
Day of Dead Lecture
Award-Winning Journalist Discusses the Day of the Dead and the Drug Wars in Latin America
Continuing the 2013-14 Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series, journalist Alma Guillermoprieto, who has written for the New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, will present “Memory and Journalism: Creating an Online Altar for the Day of the Dead,” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, and “The Drug Wars the ‘War on Drugs’ Created” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, both at the CAS Gallery. | more
Henry Mancini Orchestra Plays Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Faith
Frost Distinguished Alumnus André Raphel will conduct a celebratory concert supporting the Henry Mancini Institute and featuring violin virtuoso Mark O’Connor playing his Improvised Violin Concerto (subtitled Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Faith) on Thursday, March 27, at the Gusman Concert Hall. Also appearing: resident conductor Scott Flavin with new compositions by fellow Rafael Piccolotto de Lima and faculty members Stephen Guerra and Gary Lindsay, and soloists, including violinist Abby Young and faculty artists Gary Keller and Brian Lynch. | more
  • Spring 2014 Commencement: Order Regalia and RSVP by March 19 | more
  • SG President Bhumi Patel Gives State of the U Address on March 20 | more
  • Professor's Documentary, ‘Buscando a Gastón,’ Premieres in Peru | more
  • Chamber Selections by Frost School of Music Composers to Premiere at Music at MOCA March 20 | more
  • Miami Law Hosts Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Society Symposium on March 22 | more
  • Miller Student Named to Elite Group Transforming Global Health Education | more
  • Camp Kesem’s 'Make the Magic Charity Gala' on April 5 Will Help Kids Affected by Cancer in the Family | more
  • Become a Marine Biologist for a Day Through RSMAS' Rescue-A-Reef Initiative | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Resident Faculty Associate Master Position | more
  • School of Law Hosts ‘We Robot 2014’ Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Related to Robotics April 4-5 | more
  • Calling Volunteers to Share Experiences for 'The Sixties' Course for Fall 2014 | more
  • Business Master’s Programs Begin in the Fall–Learn More March 22 | more
  • Miami Center for AIDS Research Accepting Applications for 2014 Travel and Summer | more

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