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June 9, 2014 | Monday 
Jill Deupi
Art Historian Named Director of the Lowe

Jill Deupi, the director and chief curator of University Museums at Fairfield University, will take the helm of the Lowe Art Museum in August, with a goal of connecting the museum’s “remarkable collections to the contemporary art world and current cultural trends.” | more
Amishi Jha
'Canes Football Teams Up with UM Neuroscientist

The Hurricanes football program will partner with UM neuroscientist Amishi Jha on an innovative research study to investigate how mindfulness training can help football players better cope with the high stakes and high demands of collegiate athletics. | more
Skinny Dip Challenge
‘Skinny Dip Challenge’ Nabs 2nd Place in National Contest

Tasked with introducing millennials to Mary Kay cosmetics, a team of UM students devised a clever ad campaign that challenged campus women to go without makeup for seven days and earned the team second place in the National Student Advertising Competition. | more
UM Wins New Howard Hughes Grant to Improve Science Education

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded the College of Arts and Sciences another grant, this one for $1.5 million over five years, to build on previous initiatives aimed at improving how science is taught and increasing the number of students who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. | more
International Arbitration Institute
School of Law Launches International Arbitration Institute

Capitalizing on the University’s location in a crucial hub for international arbitration, the School of Law has established the International Arbitration Institute to offer students unparalleled research and study opportunities under the guidance of preeminent arbitration scholars and practitioners. | more
Nurses from Mexico
Exchange Students Observe Global Nursing

Continuing its bi-directional exchanges, the School of Nursing and Health Studies recently welcomed ten nursing students from Mexico’s Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas in Tampico, and is about to host another class from Campeche, Mexico. In return, the school’s own students are heading to Spain, the Dominican Republic, Taiwan, and Australia this summer. | more
Hurricane Club
Hurricane Club Exceeds Annual Giving Goal
Bolstered by the generosity of more than 6,500 members, the Hurricane Club has surpassed its 2014 fundraising goal for the Student-Athlete Excellence Fund, raising more than $9.8 million to support the University’s 18 varsity sports. | more
women’s track
Women’s Track Heads to Championship Ranked 19th
A strong showing at the NCAA East Preliminary has vaulted the women’s track program into the Top 20 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I rankings. Miami will compete in several events at the Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 11-14 in Eugene, Oregon. | more
  • Baseball’s Collins, Garcia Named Freshman All-Americans | more
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Scientific divers
Divers Race the Clock to Save—and Learn from—Endangered Corals
Scientific divers have spent nearly two weeks rescuing hundreds of coral that otherwise would have perished during a dredging project now underway to expand the Port of Miami channel. Scientists will give the creatures a new home, and study what makes them so adaptable. | more
Miami Magazine
Look for Miami Magazine’s Spring Issue Online or in Your Mailbox
From helping people with autism prepare for the workforce to teaching amputees how to walk to a new beat, the latest issue of Miami magazine is chock full of stories about the U’s impact on students, the community, and beyond. | more
Tariq Syed
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Alumnus Invests in His Home Away from Home
UM alumnus Tariq Syed, who is helping the University implement its new Workday system for HR, payroll and finance, believes in supporting the institution where he literally grew up. Read his story and learn about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Mindful Living
Offered on all campuses, this week’s lunchtime Mindful Living seminars will focus on cultivating equanimity, a state of even-minded openness that allows for balanced and clear, rather than reactive or emotional, responses to situations. | more
ULearn Now Provides Users a Better Online Learning Experience
ULearn, the University’s online training system, has been updated to enhance the user experience, making it easier for faculty and staff to launch training courses and browse available activities. Visit ulearn.miami.edu and enjoy the updated features today. | more
Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in June
The UMIT Training Services group is offering free software training, including courses on Microsoft Office’s Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word, and Adobe’s popular Photoshop and InDesign applications, this month. View the schedule and register online, or by calling 305-284-6565, option 5.
Shape Up for Summer and Earn Up to $300
By completing wellness activities, such as preventive health exams and food and exercise logs, you can earn points toward a cash incentive. Learn more here or contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004. | more
  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Foote Green | more
Fluctuation: Paint as Experience

Fluctuation: Paint as Experience Opens at UM Art Gallery in Wynwood
Painter Gerardo Olhovich’s Master of Fine Arts thesis will be on display at the University of Miami Art Gallery in Miami’s Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. Third Avenue, from June 10 through June 27, with a preview on Thursday, June 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., and an opening reception on Saturday, June 14, from 2 to 9 p.m. | more

In Search of Freedom

In Search of Freedom Chronicles Cuban Exodus and Resettlement
The University of Miami Libraries Digital Collections and the Cuban Heritage Collection’s new digital exhibit, In Search of Freedom, chronicles the unprecedented exodus of a half million Cubans from their homeland and the early years of the U.S. resettlement program through photographs and publications. Visit the exhibition online.

  • Frost Student Wins 3rd Prize in 2014 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition | more
  • UROSE Program Offers Free Lifestyle Counseling | more
  • Good Government Initiative at UM Announces Fourth Class | more
  • Refer Outstanding Students for Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Fellowships by August 11 | more
  • Employee Discounts Available for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification | more
  • Employee Discounts Available for MasterMinds Episode with Rick Ross and Jhene Aiko | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center Announces Summer Hours, Community Classes | more

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