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June 23, 2014 | Monday 
Jay C. Rees
Alumnus Returns ‘Home’ to Direct UM's Athletic Bands

UM alumnus Jay C. Rees has been appointed the new director of athletic bands, a post he held at The University of Arizona. An accomplished jazz musician whose original music is performed nationwide, he begins July 1. | more
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Diverse Methods Teach Writing to Diverse Students

With UM drawing more international students than ever before, and opening the doors of higher education to an increasingly diverse number of young people, lecturers in the English Composition Program are enhancing their student-centered approach with technology and team-teaching. | more
Martin Grosell Receives Award
Rosenstiel Professor Receives Outstanding Mentor Award

Martin Grosell, Maytag chair and professor of ichthyology, received the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s inaugural 
Outstanding Mentor Award for nurturing and supporting academic excellence. | more
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Want Consumers to Take Risks? Put Something Pretty in Their Path

A new study by UM marketing researchers, to be published in The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, found that an affiliation with attractive objects causes people to be more open-minded to financial risk-taking. | more
UM Takes Part in Conference on Civic Learning and Engagement

Student affairs administrators and faculty from UM joined peer institutions and community partners at the 2014 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference, which highlighted the relationships between campus and community and the shared role of educating students to be active citizens. | more
Fourth of July at the Biltmore
Park at UM and Ride to the Biltmore for 4th of July Celebration

The University of Miami is offering free parking at the Ponce Garage and the BankUnited Center surface lot for the free shuttle to the Biltmore Hotel for Coral Gables’ Fourth of July concert and fireworks extravaganza. Shuttle service begins at 5 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concert and 9 p.m. fireworks. | more
Three track and field All-Americans
Three Track and Fielders Named All-Americans
Freshman sensation Shakima Wimbley, the reigning ACC champion in the 200 meters; Alysha Newman, who holds a UM record in the pole vault; and Lea Johnson, who won the conference title in the hammer throw, have been named All-Americans for the 2014 outdoor track and field season. | more
Sun Life Stadium
Modernization Plan for Sun Life Stadium Gets Green Light
Sun Life Stadium, home field of the Miami Dolphins and Hurricanes football teams, is headed for major upgrades now that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez have agreed on a plan. | more
Compliance Corner: Summer Reminders
The athletic season may be over, but faculty and staff should remember that NCAA rules govern student-athletes, coaches, institutional staff members, and fans throughout the year, not just during the playing season. | more
  • Hurricanes Athletic Marketing Wins Two NACMA Awards | more
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Patient Safety Concert
Music to Medical Ears: Frost Quartet Gives Medical and Nursing Students Lessons in Patient Safety
The last place one might expect future doctors and nurses to learn about patient safety is on a concert stage, but last week an accomplished string quartet from the Frost School of Music played Mozart to teach medical and nursing students the importance of teamwork. | more
Haiti Legacy
Haiti Legacy Project Aims to Preserve and Pass on Haiti's Endangered History
With a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the School of Education and Human Development has launched the Haiti Legacy Project, a website that professor MarieGuerda Nicolas hopes will erase the ‘I don’t knows’ about her native country’s history. | more
Middle School Campers
Middle School Campers Get a Tempting Taste of College
About 150 middle school students from Breakthrough Miami’s College Bound program converged at the Student Activities Center last Monday to kick off a six-week camp designed to encourage them to set their sights on going to college. | more
Frank Millero
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Chemist Makes a Difference on the Oceans and on Campus
Frank Millero, a chemist at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has dedicated nearly half a century to protecting the oceans, and advancing the University. Read his story and learn about other faculty and staff who support the U.

Are You Missing Out on Free Money?
If you’re eligible for the Retirement Savings Plan but aren’t making contributions, you are missing out on free money from the University that will help you save for your retirement. | more

The Word on Workday: Meet Your Readiness Liaison and Get Tool Kit No. 1
The Workday HR advisory board has selected about 175 faculty and staff Organizational Readiness Liaisons (ORLs) to serve as project champions and communications ambassadors for the University’s new HR and payroll system, and has issued the first in a series of Workday Communications Tool Kits. Visit the ORL and Tool Kit web pages to learn more. | more
Register Now for Wellness and Recreation’s CPR and AED Certification Course
Registration is now open for the Department of Wellness and Recreation’s Heartsaver CPR and AED certification course, which will be held on Tuesday, July 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. | more
Travel Management Spotlights Spring Hill Suites
The Travel Management Department is featuring the Springhill Suites Miami Airport Hotel in this month’s “Hotel Spotlight.” With shuttles to the Miller School of Medicine, Springhill Suites is a great option for visitors to the medical campus. To learn more, visit www.miami.edu/hotel-spotlight.
  • Attend This Week’s Seminar on Preventing Identity Theft | more
New Season at the Ring Theatre

The Ring Theatre Unveils Its 2014-15 Season
Tickets are now on sale for the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre’s new season, which will feature an Afro-Cuban infused co-production with Tectonic Theater Project; a co-production with the Adrienne Arsht Center; a quirky Broadway hit; a sharp comedic play; and an American classic. | more

  • Library Hosts ‘Deconstructing the Information Commons’ by Santiago Villegas-Ceballos June 23 | more
  • 2014-15 Parking Permit Application Process Begins June 30 for Gables Campus | 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
  • Call for Nominations for Alumni Board of Directors | more
  • Summer Renovations Underway at Richter Library | more

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