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April 7, 2014 | Monday 
from left, Michael Miller, Sylvia Daunert, and Andrew Leone
Three Stand-Out Scholars Recognized for Their Achievements

A biochemist, Sylvia Daunert dispatches luminescent nano-particles to deliver targeted drugs. An expert in management incentives and capital markets, Andrew Leone is one of the world’s most widely read accountants. With his intensive research and eloquent voice, Michael Miller has won nearly every grant and award known to historians. They are as varied as their work, but all three professors are recipients of the Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity. | more
UM Launches Compliance and Accountability Program

Established to spotlight transparency, the University of Miami’s new Compliance and Accountability Program, spearheaded by Rudolph "Rudy" Green, vice president and chief compliance officer, is focused as much on anticipating and addressing problems before they turn into bigger ones as it is on dealing with policy violations that already have bloomed into major crises. | more
Osamudia James
Osamudia James Lands on Lawyers of Color’s '50 Under 50' List

School of Law Professor Osamudia James has been named to Lawyers of Color’s 50 Under 50 list, a comprehensive catalog of minority law professors who are making an impact in legal education. | more
Martin Grosell
Martin Grosell Named Maytag Chair and Professor of Ichthyology

Martin Grosell, a specialist in the environmental physiology and toxicology of marine fish and invertebrates who co-authored the first study of its kind showing heart abnormalities in fish embryos exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, has been appointed Maytag chair and professor of ichthyology. | more
Water Boys
‘The Water Boys’ Win Cuba Infrastructure Project

Besting five teams from the University of Florida, the College of Engineering’s team known as "The Water Boys" won the 2014 Cuba Infrastructure Challenge for a river remediation project that used Geographic Information System tools to collect ground elevation data from NASA satellites.  | more 
Snag Tag
Business Plans Blow Judges Away, Earn Students and Alums $65,000 in Prizes

A mobile application for shopping, a data analytics solution to reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure, and art deco chocolates representing South Florida’s cultural mecca are among the ventures that took top honors in the 2014 Business Plan Competition, hosted by the School of Business Administration.| more 
Debate Team
Debate Team Ends Season Ranked No. 6 in the Nation

The UM Debate Team closed the debate season ranked by all three policy debate organizations among the nation’s best, including No. 6 by the American Debate Association. Six UM debaters also received the Cross Examination Debate Association’s honors as scholars, a recognition shared with fewer than 40 of thousands of college debaters. | more
Public Health Students Can Now Earn Their Master’s in Five Years—at a Discount

The School of Nursing and Health Studies is offering an enticing deal to current and future students interested in careers in the growing public health field: They can earn both their Bachelor of Science in Public Health and, in partnership with the Miller School’s Department of Public Health Sciences, their Master of Public Health in just five years—and with up to 12 free credits. | more
Trip to China
Learning Outside the Classroom: Trip to China Gives MBA Students New Perspective

After touring a steel mill and auto plants, viewing Beijing’s skyscrapers and meeting Chinese executives, MBA students who spent spring break in China have a better understanding of Asia's largest economy. “I learned things that no classroom could teach me,” said Scott Gordon, one of the students who toured China for 10 days. | more
Sign Up Next Week to Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work on May 15
Registration for the University of Miami’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day program will open next week, from April 14 through April 18. Space is limited to the first 120 children ages 8 to 14 who register on each campus, so interested parents are encouraged to prepare the required paperwork in advance. | more
Bassim El-Sabawi
Six Hurricane Athletes Among Top UM Students
Six University of Miami student-athletes have been selected for the 2014 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Monique Albuquerque, Lindsi Arrington, Carina Cuculiza, Bassim El-Sabawi, Breanna Hayton, and AJ Salcines are among 76 UM honorees. | more
Unite 14
Catch the ’Canes in Action at Annual Spring Game April 12
Consider it the appetizer before the main course. Fans can get an early look at the 2014 Miami Hurricanes football squad on Saturday, April 12, when UNITE.14 – The Spring Game and Family Festival presented by BankUnited – comes to Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. An autograph session with players, select-a-seat event, and on-field carnival area for kids will precede the game, which will be streamed live on ESPN3. | more
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UM Family Night with the Marlins
UM Family Night with the Marlins
’Canes Community Makes It a Family Affair at Marlins Park
Powered by Jose Fernandez's pitching and Giancarlo Stanton's bat, the Miami Marlins notched their fifth win of the 2014 Major League Baseball season Saturday, defeating the San Diego Padres 5-0 at Marlins Park in Little Havana. But what the box score doesn’t say is that not all of the attention was focused on The Fish. The team would share the spotlight with thousands of University of Miami faculty and staff who turned out at the ballpark for UM Family Night with the Marlins. | more
Faculty Senate Awards
Champions of Excellence Earn the Respect of Peers, Students and the Faculty Senate’s Highest Awards
The College of Arts and Sciences’ David R. Ellison, the Miller School’s Sherrill H. “Sherri” Hayes, and the School of Law’s Ricardo Bascuas are honored for making a difference in the classroom, the community, and the academy. | more
Film Students in Guatemala
Out of Their Comfort Zone: Film Students Document Social Ills in Guatemala
Students studying for their Master of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures spent eight days filming in Guatemala to acclimate themselves to working in new environments—and returned ready to tackle their short documentaries. | more
Robert F. Moore
Faculty and Staff Support the U: A Mentor to All, Educator Invests in Future Teachers
For the School of Education and Human Development’s Robert F. Moore, a resident master, assistant provost and teacher educator, the link between philanthropy and education is clear. Read his story, then click here, and tell us why you support the U, or about a colleague who does.
Second Annual Week of Well-Being Kicks Off Today
Presented by Fidelity Investments, the Week of Well-Being kicks off today with an engaging lecture on urban farming by UM alumnus Will Allen at 10 a.m. on the Miller School’s Schoninger Research Quadrangle and at 3 p.m. at the BankUnited Fieldhouse, and a lunchtime conversation with President Donna E. Shalala and Kathy Murphy, president of Fidelity Personal Investing, to inspire women to take charge of their financial wellness. For a complete schedule, satellite activities, and to watch live-streamed events, visit miami.edu/wellcanes. | more
InsideUM Debuts to Bring Employees News They Can Use
Read the first edition of InsideUM, Human Resources’ new quarterly online publication that provides news and information to faculty and staff from the employee’s point of view.
Virtual Doctor Visits Available to UM Aetna Members
Need to see a UHealth dermatologist or nutritionist but prefer to stay on the Coral Gables campus? Make a Telemed appointment, and connect to your UHealth provider from the Daystar building. Appointments are available for dermatology on most Mondays and for nutrition most Fridays. | more
  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Foote Green | more
  • Improve Your Leadership Skills with Help from the Office of Workforce Engagement and Development | more
Lise Drost
Lise Drost Previews Faculty Art Exhibition at the Lowe
Lise Drost, chair of the Department of Art and Art History, will lecture at the Student Activities Center on Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m. and preview new works, including her multimedia Prince George County, at the Lowe Art Museum at 8 p.m. An opening reception for the annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Lowe also will take place the same evening. | more
Jackie O
Jackie O Comes Alive at the Frost Opera Theater
Opera and American musical theater come together April 10, April 12, and April 13 when the Frost Opera Theater stages Jackie O, about the private and public life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, at the Gusman Concert Hall. | more
  • SEEDS Annual Networking Luncheon with Provost Thomas LeBlanc April 9 | more
  • SpectrUM Hosts DragOut 2014 Drag Show at the Rat April 9 | more
  • Marine Biologist Reveals the Hidden Lives of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna and Sailfish on April 10 | more
  • Intensive English Students and O, Miami Poetry Fest Present Poetry Readings and Ice Cream Social April 10 | more
  • Center for Humanities Presents April 11 Symposium on ‘Thinking Queer Activism Transnationally | more
  • Sign Up for or Cheer on UM’s Float in the Miami Beach Pride Parade April 13 | more
  • UM Hosts 36th Annual Association of Architecture School Librarians Conference | more
  • Leonard Turkel Nonprofit Network Workshop Series: ‘Supercharge Your Social Media and Email Marketing’ | more
  • Annual M.D./Ph.D. Student Research Symposium on April 11 | more
  • Campus Goes to Canines at Furry ’Canes Club Event April 12 | more
  • Fragile X Medical Issues for the Growing Child Conference April 25 | more
  • Your High School Student Can Earn College Credit This Summer—With Employee Tuition Benefits | more
  • UM Soccer Camps Continue April 21 and Throughout June | more
  • Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2014 Set for October 30-November 2 | more

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