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March 24, 2014 | Monday 
Hilarie Bass
With Generous Gift, Alumna Hilarie Bass Hopes to Inspire Future Law Students

As a lawyer in training at the University of Miami, Hilarie Bass grew to love the area in the School of Law quadrangle known as The Bricks. Now, thanks to a generous $1 million gift to the School of Law from the UM alumna and trustee, the hub of student life at Miami Law is getting a new name: “The Bass Bricks.” | more
Student Affairs VP Patricia Whitely
Student Affairs VP Patricia Whitely Takes the Reins of NASPA Board

As a graduate student, Patricia A. Whitely never envisioned leading the national organization that serves as the voice of student affairs professionals. But last week, UM’s vice president of student affairs officially took the reins of the Board of Directors of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education—and received a custom-made football-shaped gavel. | more
Moot Court Team
School of Law Wins Prestigious Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Championship

Coached by an alumnus, the School of Law’s moot court team won the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court for the second time, tying with the distinguished Sciences Po Law School in Paris. Team members Benjamin Keime, Abirami Ananthasingam, and Joseph Matthews will receive scholarships to The Hague Academy of International Law. | more
Three University of Miami Student Publications Take Top Media Honors

Three student publications—Ibis Yearbook 2013, Distraction Magazine, and The Miami Hurricane newspaper—were all recognized among the best in the nation last week, with the yearbook and magazine each walking away with Gold Crowns from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and The Miami Hurricane taking the College Media Association’s David L. Adams Apple Award for the best newspaper of its size. | more
Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington to Chat with President Shalala About Her Latest Book

Author and nationally syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington and President Donna E. Shalala will talk about Huffington’s new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. Faculty and staff may get one free ticket while supplies last through Eventbrite with the password 2014Huffington. | more
Barbara Schaal
Renowned Plant Biologist and Presidential Advisor Discusses the World’s Most Important Crop, and Women in Science

Barbara Schaal, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Washington University and vice president of the National Academy of Sciences—the first woman to ascend to that post—looks forward to the day she’ll stand out as much for her accomplishments as her gender. She visited campus as part of two University initiatives to increase the number of women and minorities in science. | more
Barbara Schaal
Final Ticket Distributions for Family Night with the Miami Marlins Begin Monday
Faculty and staff have their last on-campus opportunity this week to pick up a free ticket and buy two additional ones for $1 each for the University of Miami’s Family Night with the Miami Marlins on Saturday, April 5 at Marlins Park. Employees also can purchase additional tickets for $9 each on game day at a special UM Weekend Ticket Office on the West Plaza. | more
Free Online Survey Tool Available for UM Community

The University of Miami Information Technology department has acquired licensing for a new online survey tool available for free to the UM community to support research, teaching, and administration. The Qualtrics Survey Research Suite can provide insights into a variety of topics, including student satisfaction, alumni outreach, and evaluations. | more
UM Marrow Donor Drive
Help the Hurricanes and the Be the Match Registry Save a Life
Head coach Al Golden and the Miami Hurricanes football squad encourage everyone to get in the game and help save a life on Wednesday, April 9, when the Hurricanes team up with the Be the Match Foundation to host the fourth annual UM Marrow Donor Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Well ’Canes Farmers Market on the Foote Green. | more
James Jones
UM Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Eight Legends
Eight legendary ’Canes, including the NBA’s James Jones, now with the Miami Heat, will be inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame Thursday, April 10, at the 46th annual induction ceremony at Jungle Island in Miami. | more
Eric Winston
Miami Hurricanes Alum Eric Winston Elected President of the NFL Players Association
Miami Hurricanes alumnus Eric Winston, a third-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft who emerged as a voice for players during the 2011 lockout, was elected president of the NFL Players Association last week. | more
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Bhumi Patel
2013-2014: A Year of Opportunity and Growth
Discussing the State of the U, University of Miami Student Government President Bhumi Patel cited the many accomplishments, changes, and milestones that marked the 2013-2014 academic year. | more
UM Alternative Breaks
Anything But Ordinary: UM’s Alternative Spring Breakers Find Joy in Service
Spring break provided much needed R&R for many students, but for the 100 who took part in UM Alternative Breaks, the week was just the beginning of new passions, projects, and priorities. | more
Kevin Short
International Opera Star—and Former Wrestler—Kevin Short Lights Up Florida’s Winter Opera Season
Practicing for his Florida Grand Opera debut as Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco, the Frost School of Music’s bass-baritone Kevin Short tells WSVN-TV how wrestling took him to the Olympics and the international stage. | more
Kevin Short
Artist Sculpts Stories with Paper and Passion
Béatrice Coron, whose cut-paper silhouettes grace museums, airports, subway trains and even the fashion catwalk, shared her passion for storytelling at UM Libraries Special Collections. | more
Dr. Michael S. Gordon
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Medical Education Pioneer Is a Donor for All Seasons
As the creator of the first cardiopulmonary patient simulator, Michael S. Gordon revolutionized medical education with technology, and gives back to the University to nurture innovation. Read his story, then click here, and tell us why you support the U, or about a colleague who does.
Random Acts of Kindness Seminars Next Week
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program will present a seminar on all three campuses next week for those interested in understanding the positive impact of kindness in the workplace, and on the overall well-being and health of people who offer and receive it. | more
Polish Your Prezi Presentation Skills
Learn how to create powerful presentations using Prezi software at a course on Monday, March 31, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Gables One Tower, 1100J. Register today via ULearn. | more
Coming April 7-11: Second Annual Week of Well-Being
Presented by Fidelity Investments, the second annual Week of Well-Being will feature an impressive array of activities aimed at transforming the way faculty, staff, and students think about their overall wellness. For more information, a complete schedule of events, and satellite location activities, visit miami.edu/wellcanes. | more
Share Wellness with Our Community: Read a Book to Children
Volunteering is an excellent way to give and receive joy and enhance well-being, which is why the second annual Week of Well-Being is partnering with the United Way and George Washington Carver Elementary to provide storybook readings to students on Friday, April 11, from 9 to 10 a.m., or from 1 to 2 p.m. Sign up for this opportunity to bring a smile to a child’s face by Friday, March 28. Spaces are limited and you must obtain supervisor approval before registering.
  • Corporate Run/Walk Registration Closes March 27; Employee Discounts Going Fast | more
  • Time for Your Annual Physical, or a Shingles Shot? Get Them Free at a Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic | more
  • Improve Your Leadership Skills with Help from the Office of Workforce Engagement and Development | more
Master of Fine Arts Students to Unveil 'Curiosities' and 'The UNION'
Two Master of Fine Arts candidates will unveil exhibitions in April at two different Wynwood galleries. Carolyn Kay Chema will preview Curiosities, digital photomontages accompanied by objects of ritual significance, at the University of Miami Art Gallery in the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, on Thursday, April 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. Colin Sherrell's The UNION, sculptures revolving around the idea of relational unions and unions in general, will open with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at Now Contemporary Art, 175 NW 25th Street. For more information, call 305-284-3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu.
  • Sherrill Hayes's Retirement Dinner Honors PT Chair 'Who Does It All' | more
  • Discussion on Population, Health and the Environment on March 24 | more
  • Hurricane Food Court Will Close in Mid-May for the Summer; Alternatives Will Abound | more
  • Miami Law Alumna and Immigration Advocate Cheryl Little to Be Honored at Lawyer of the Americas Banquet | more
  • Spring Break Soccer Camps Continue in April and June | more
  • School of Law Hosts ‘We Robot 2014’ Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Related to Robotics April 4-5 | more
  • Marine Mammal Expert to Discuss Emerging Diseases in Dolphins—Sentinels for Ocean and Human Health | more
  • Policy Information for Camp Organizers | more
  • Business Master’s Programs Begin in the Fall—Learn More April 1 and 2| more
  • Apply Now for Miami CFAR FY15 Pilot Awards | more
  • Faculty Senate Meets on March 26 | more
  • Iron Arrow Nominations for 2014 Sophomore Leadership Award Due April 1| more

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