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May 12, 2014 | Monday 
Commencement Tears
Graduates Cheer UM as the Perfect Place

At Commencement ceremonies held in the BankUnited Center, UM's newest alumni accepted newly minted degrees while reflecting on some of the projects they embarked upon as students to help change the world. | more
President Shalala Invites Faculty and Staff to Help Make the U an Even Greater Place to Work

Acting on vital feedback already provided by faculty and staff, President Donna E. Shalala is asking employees to provide a deeper look into the University of Miami by completing a brief survey and participating in upcoming focus group sessions. Both are aimed at strengthening the University culture and making the institution an even better place to work. Read her letter. | more
Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate Elects New Officers

Tomas A. Salerno, vice chair of the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery and chief of cardiothoracic surgery, has been elected chair of the Faculty Senate, effective June 1. Linda L. Neider, a longtime senator and professor in the School of Business Administration, was elected first vice chair; and Sam Terilli, a veteran media lawyer who joined the School of Communication faculty in 2003, was elected to his second term as second vice chair. | more
Regenerative Medicine
Moving from Treatment to Cure: UM Leads Field of Regenerative Medicine

Determined to improve the health of everyone from premature babies to frail seniors, researchers and clinicians are developing new strategies that use the body’s own cells to fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic problems, as well as repair damaged nerve fibers, and enhance athletic performance. | more
Researchers Discover ‘Simple and Elegant’ Mechanism that Regulates Symbiotic Insect-Bacteria Relationships

A new study by University researchers reveals how an insect and its symbiotic bacteria work together to make up a single organismal system. Published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the study showed how a simple mechanism at the cellular level allows the pea aphid to regulate the manufacture of essential nutrients supplied by its symbiotic bacteria, Buchnera aphidicola.
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Goldwater Scholarship recipients
Sophomore Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Three University of Miami students have been recognized among the nation’s outstanding future scientists by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship program, which named Daniel Richter to its 2014 class of Goldwater Scholars. Only 300 Goldwater scholarships are awarded across the U.S. each year. Richter is majoring in applied physics and computer science. | more 
2014 Newman Civic Fellow
UM Junior Guerdiana Thelomar Named 2014 Newman Civic Fellow

Guerdiana Thelomar, a junior who is actively cultivating social change, international development, leadership capacity, and youth empowerment, is UM's 2014 recipient of the Newman Civic Fellows Award, named for one of the founders of Campus Compact, a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. | more
trunkfish and coral
Study Unlocks a Key to Fish and Coral Connectivity

A new study on the dispersal of coral and fish larvae found that fish populations are generally more interconnected and cohesive on Caribbean reefs than are coral populations. Led by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the study is the first to use numerical modeling to track connectivity — the exchange of offspring and larvae between geographically disconnected populations — for multiple species with very different life histories. | more
Five Athletic Programs Receive APR Public Recognition Awards
Five University of Miami athletic teams—men’s basketball, men’s diving, women’s swimming, and men’s and women’s cross country—are among the top 10 percent in the nation for their NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores, tying the mark for most in UM history. | more
Canes Football
’Canes Baseball and Verizon Wireless UM Employee Triple Play Days to Be Held May 15-17
Purchase a ticket to see the Miami Hurricanes baseball team take on the North Carolina Tar Heels, and you could win up to $30,000. ’Canes Baseball and Verizon Wireless UM Employee Triple Play Days presented by the Florida Lottery will be held May 15-17 at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. The first 750 adult fans on Thursday and Friday night and first 500 adult fans on Saturday will be given a $2 Ruby Riches scratch-off ticket when they enter the stadium. UM employees may purchase up to ten tickets to any or all three games at 50 percent off regular ticket prices. | more
  • Employees Eligible for 20 Percent Discount on Football Season Tickets | more
  • Baseball Unveils Retired Numbers Display | more
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Commencement Joy
Commencement Dreams
Commencement Tears
On the Road to the Future: Graduates Celebrate Their Accomplishments and Dreams
With much pomp, pride, joy, and a tinge of sadness from those ending their magical and challenging collegiate ride, more than 3,500 graduates and undergraduates received their University of Miami diplomas last week during six commencement ceremonies held over three days at the BankUnited Center. As one graduate noted on her mortarboard, UM is indeed a place where dreams come true. View our 2014 Commencement Special Report to see photos from the graduation exercises, read tweets, watch video, and more.
eMerge Americas Techweek Expo
UM Showcases Tech Wonders at Inaugural eMerge Americas Summit
From robots that play soccer, to software that maps slums, to a patient simulator that mimics 30 different cardiac conditions, to gaming apps for improving well-being, UM showcased many of its tech-driven initiatives at the inaugural eMerge Americas Techweek Expo and Summit, which aims to position Miami as the technology hub of the Americas. | more
Heritage Society Luncheon Showcases the Power of Planned Giving
The University of Miami honored members of its Heritage Society at a luncheon celebrating the 25th anniversary of the esteemed society whose members have made planned gifts to UM or included the institution in their estate plans. Among the honorees was Monica Hoo, (seated far left with fellow UM employees and society members), who lost a brother to acute lymphoblastic leukemia and made a gift that will benefit the pediatric oncology program at UHealth. | more
Mindful Living
Offered on all three campuses next week, this month’s Mindful Living seminar will focus on a body scan practice. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. All University of Miami faculty, staff, and retirees are welcome and can register at www.miami.edu/ulearn. | more
Save Time: Let Document Management Scan and Index Your Paper Records
The Enrollment Document Management Department on the Coral Gables campus can scan and index your records into an electronic format, making document sharing a breeze through online access. Contact EDMA to discuss your document needs and prices. | more
  • Flexible Summer Workweek Begins May 30; Sign Up by May 16 | more
  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Foote Green | more
Masters of Fine Arts
Candidates Exhibition

Masters of Fine Arts 
Candidates Show Their Stuff
Presented by the University of Miami Department of Art and Art History and the Lowe Art Museum, the Annual Masters of Fine Arts Candidates Exhibition showcasing the work of 13 MFA students, including Carolyn Kay Chema’s Moonstruck, will run at the Lowe through June 1. | more

ArtLab @ The Lowe to Showcase 'Conquest and Coexistence: The Cultural Synthesis of Spanish Colonial Art'
The sixth installment of ArtLab @ The Lowe, Conquest and Coexistence: The Cultural Synthesis of Spanish Colonial Art, will open Friday, May 16. Curated from conception to installation by University of Miami students supervised by Karen Mathews, assistant professor of art history, the exhibition explores the unique cultural synthesis forged by one of the most cataclysmic events in early modern history, the Spanish conquest of the Americas. | more.
  • David Zambrana Named CEO of University of Miami Hospital | more
  • Three School of Law Students Selected for Hispanic National Bar Association/Microsoft IP Law Institute | more
  • Joshua D. Lenchus Named Humanitarian of the Year | more
  • Faculty Senate to Discuss 2015 Health Care on May 14 | more
  • Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grant Proposals Due May 19 | more
  • Hurricane Food Court Closes for the Summer; Alternatives Abound | more
  • Senior Caps College Career with Awards and Recognition | more
  • College of Arts and Sciences Recognizes Accomplishments of Liberal Arts Faculty | more

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