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June 2, 2014 | Monday 
National Weather Service Declares UM ‘StormReady’

Just days before Sunday’s start of the 2014 hurricane season, the University of Miami officially earned the National Weather Service’s “StormReady” designation, making it one of about 150 institutions of higher learning to be recognized for improving their monitoring and warning systems for hazardous weather. | more
Researchers Find Vocal Fry Speech Hurts Women in Labor Market

The growing number of young women who are using the creaky, low-pitched form of speech known as vocal fry run the risk of being perceived more negatively and less hirable than women who speak more normally, according to a team of researchers that included UM’s Casey A. Klofstad, associate professor of political science. | more
Tropical Nights gala
Gala Benefits South Florida’s Autism Community

The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) hosted its 12th annual Tropical Nights gala on May 10, raising more than $350,000 to serve members of South Florida’s autism community and honoring Ron Wellens, chair of the UM Department of Psychology, for his enduring support. | more
Dean VanderWyden with Archbishop Thomas Wenski
Assistant Dean Honored by Catholic Lawyers Guild

William VanderWyden, assistant dean for professional development who coordinates the School of Law’s Partnership for Professionalism program, has received the Lex Christi, Lex Amoris Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Miami. The award honors Catholics in the legal profession who pursue justice in their daily lives. | more
Drew Aiken
Students Will See the World on Fulbright Grants

Seven University of Miami students and one alumna will soon be teaching and learning across the globe as recipients of grants awarded through the prestigious Fulbright program. School of Law graduate Drew Aiken is headed to Namibia, while students from the College of Arts and Sciences and four other schools are heading to France, the Netherlands, Zambia, Brazil, and the United Kingdom to pursue an array of projects. | more
School of Nursing Receives Grant to Support Second Career Nurses

For the fifth time, the School of Nursing and Health Studies has been awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program to support underrepresented students who are switching careers and pursuing nursing degrees in the school's accelerated baccalaureate degree program. | more
David Graf
Professor Supports War Hero’s Intellectual Journey

Religious studies professor David Graf knew recent UM graduate Felix Perez, who lost the use of his arms and legs during overseas military service, “had a good mind” and wasn’t about to let Perez slide when the veteran struggled in Graf’s course on ancient Rome. Instead, Graf pushed Perez to work harder, earning his student’s appreciation for “reminding me that ‘quit’ is not in my vocabulary.” | more
Miami vs. Texas Tech Scheduled to Resume Today
Game six of the Coral Gables NCAA Baseball Regional between Miami and Texas Tech is scheduled to resume today at 2 p.m. If a game seven is forced, it will be played 55 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. For the latest details, visit hurricanesports.com.
Daniela Darquea
Freshman Golfer Daniela Darquea Named All-American
Freshman golfer Daniela Darquea has added another honor to her long list of accomplishments for the 2013-14 season: All-American. The All-ACC performer started all 10 tournaments as a freshman, leading Miami to a berth in the 2014 NCAA Central Regional in Oklahoma. | more
Canes Rowers
Canes Rowers Earn 2014 CRCA Awards
Seven members of the University of Miami rowing program are among the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association’s 2014 honorees, with senior Breanna Hayton earning a spot on the South All-Region second team. | more
  • Diaz Named Louisville Slugger All-American | more
  • Women’s Tennis Ranked No. 12 in Final Spring Poll | more
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Toppel Art
Toppel Art
Drawing a Crowd: Toppel Center Celebrates the 'Cherry on the Cake'
More than 200 University of Miami alumni, employees, and art enthusiasts turned out for a Toppel Career Center reception for cartoon artist Hugh MacLeod, whose thought-provoking work is a perfect match for the center’s walls. As center director Christian Garcia said, the 80 aluminum canvases bearing bright drawings and inspirational sayings are the “cherry on the cake” of the center’s new 12,000-square-foot home. | more
Film Fest
Film Students Hobnob with Hollywood’s Best and Brightest
“The thrill of a lifetime” — that’s how student Noah DeBonis summed up seeing his short film, Posthumous, screened at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, California, for the 17th Annual Canes Film Showcase. For three days, DeBonis and 15 other School of Communication film students showed their films, toured studios and got a master class from professionals in the entertainment industry. View the showcase films online. | more
Walking Canes
Walking ’Canes Walk to Better Health
The top ten participants in this year’s Walking ’Canes program, who lost an average of 11 pounds walking about 10,916 steps every day, strolled their way to a May 19 lunch with UM President Donna E. Shalala. Nearly 850 UM employees signed up for the incentive program, which allows faculty and staff who meet 12 weekly walking goals to save on the cost of their health insurance. | more
Mindful Living
This month’s Mindful Living seminar will be offered on all campuses next week and focus on cultivating equanimity. Equanimity is a state of even-minded openness that allows for a balanced, clear response to all situations, rather than a response born of reactivity or emotion. Attend one of these seminars from noon to 1 p.m. to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life:

Coral Gables campus: Monday, June 9, McKnight Building 2nd floor training room

Miller Medical School campus: Tuesday, June 10, Dominion Towers, room 301-C

RSMAS campus: Wednesday, June 11, Library Media Room | more
Summer Edition of Mind and Matter Now Available Online
Are you hoping for a meaningful summer? Now available online, the summer edition of Mind and Matter offers suggestions for creating meaningful and purposeful experiences this summer, as well as tips on mindful living. To receive the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s quarterly newsletter, which features articles on health and well-being, tips on maintaining work-life balance, and information about upcoming seminars by email, visit the FSAP website or contact Caliope Bootle at cbootle@miami.edu. | more
Travel Management Spotlights the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
The Travel Management Department’s May “Hotel Spotlight” shines on the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, located on a secluded island in Coconut Grove. Just a short drive from the University of Miami, and minutes from popular CocoWalk, the Grove Isle is a local tropical getaway. To learn more, visit www.miami.edu/hotel-spotlight.
Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Marine Campus
Strengthen your body and relax your mind with a 45-minute yoga session on the beach on Wednesday, June 4, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science campus. | more
The Wizard of Oz

Celebrate The Wizard of Oz with a Trip Over the Rainbow
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library is showcasing a selection of books, scores, vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, and other promotional materials from the University of Miami Libraries collection on the treasured movie classic. Drop by the library Monday through Friday to take a trip “over the rainbow.” | more

  • Frost School of Music’s 2014 Issue of Score Magazine Debuts | more
  • Business School Forum Focuses on Innovative Strategies for Improving Health Care in Latin America | more
  • El Centro Hosts Symposium on Human Trafficking Community Resources Awareness | more
  • Miller School Honors Center for Haitian Studies for Supporting the Pediatric Mobile Clinic | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center Announces Summer Hours, Community Classes | more
  • Cheer on the Marlins June 3 and Raise Funds for ALS Research | more
  • Your Kids Can Train Like a ’Cane—for Free—at Al Golden Football Camp | more

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