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July 7, 2014 | Monday 
Autism ID
‘Gear’ Up to Fight Cancer: Dolphins Cycling Challenge to Be Held February 7 and 8

The University of Miami and Miami Dolphins are once again taking their fight against cancer to the streets when they team up on February 7 and 8, 2015 for Dolphins Cycling Challenge V, which benefits the critical lifesaving mission of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Rides will range from 13 to 170 miles, and UM will pay all registration fees for faculty, staff, and students who register as part of Team UM Sylvester by Thursday, July 31. | more
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ID Card for People with Autism Aims to Build Understanding

In conjunction with the Coral Gables Police Department and the Disability Independence Group, the UM Center For Autism and Related Disabilities has developed an ID card to help people with autism explain behaviors that police officers, shopkeepers, or others unfamiliar with the disability might misinterpret. | more
Scientists Develop 'Nanosubmarines' to Deliver Molecules

Researchers led by UM chemist Francisco Raymo have developed nanoparticles that are capable of delivering and exchanging complementary molecules in the watery environment surrounding cells, an advance that could evolve into a valuable strategy for activating drugs inside cells. | more
Bill Franks, chief analytics officer of Teradata
From Blobs to Magic Bands, Conferees Discuss Service Trends and Research

More than 200 academics and business leaders from 30 different countries converged on the UM campus June 26-29 to discuss the latest trends and research in customer service at the world’s leading annual conference on service research, hosted by the School of Business Administration. | more
Joanna Weremijewicz
Ph.D. Candidate Receives Dissertation Grant from National Science Foundation

Joanna Weremijewicz, a biology Ph.D. student, has received a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation to support her research on fungi that help plants absorb nutrients. Also supporting her: students at Richmond Heights Middle School, who she enlisted to determine if certain plants benefit more than others when connected by these fungi. | more
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Frost Online Launches MOOC in Music Entrepreneurship

Frost Online, the Frost School of Music’s newly integrated online master’s program, has launched its first Massive Open Online Course, in Music Entrepreneurship, which will allow students to try online learning risk-free as the first step toward obtaining a degree. Full degree programs will begin this fall. | more
Coach Jim Larrañaga
’Canes Hoops Announces Home-and-Home Series with Florida Gators
For the first time since 2009, the Miami Hurricanes and Florida Gators will meet on the hardwood as both schools have agreed to a home-and-home men’s basketball series. Florida will host the first game November 17, while Miami will host the return game at BankUnited Center during the 2015-16 season. | more
Zack Collins
Zack Collins Named National Freshman of the Year by 'Baseball America'
Freshman sensation Zack Collins, whose 11 home runs and 54 RBIs ranked first and second, respectively, in the Atlantic Coast Conference last season, has been named National Freshman of the Year by Baseball America—an honor that comes on the heels of the slugger earning a coveted roster spot on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
  • Anthony Chickillo Named to 2014 CFPA Defensive Lineman Trophy Watch List | more
  • Building Champions Campaign Wins Silver Telly | more
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UQuit Helps Diverse Smokers Kick Habit
For nearly 30 years, cigarettes ruled Jerome Hicks' life, robbing him of his health, his money, and his time. But with the help of UQuit, a Department of Psychology smoking cessation study that recently screened its 1000th potential participant, the disabled concrete finisher is cigarette-free. | more
Jack Diamond
WW II Vet, Former POW, and UM Alumnus Shares His Story
Now 89, Jack Diamond, who attended UM on the G.I. bill after World War II, recalled his months as a 19-year-old in a German POW camp when the national StoryCorps project visited campus recently for its Military Voices Initiative. | more
Darren Roach
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Retired Air Force Officer Remains on the Frontlines—of UM Information Technology and Giving
Throughout his 20-year military career, UM alumnus and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Darren Roach never wavered in his dedication to his alma mater. Now he gives back on the job as a Loyalty Society member. Read his story and learn about other faculty and staff who support the U.

BeSmokeFree Program Available to UM Employees and Students
The University’s award-winning smoking cessation program, BeSmokeFree, will begin offering group classes for individuals interested in kicking the habit. Classes will be offered in six-week intervals beginning Tuesday, July 8. | more

Becoming Financially Fit
Attend this Faculty and Staff Assistance Program lunchtime seminar next week to enhance your financial well-being. A presenter from Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. will discuss proven strategies for improving your financial future, as well as the importance of setting realistic financial goals and making sound financial decisions.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, July 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, Second-Floor Training Room

Miller Medical School campus: Wednesday, July 9, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

RSMAS campus: Thursday, July 10, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room | more

  • Are You Missing Out on Free Money? | more
  • Register Now for July 15 Wellness and Recreation’s CPR and AED Certification Course | more
  • UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center Introduces Supervised Exercise Program | more
  • UROSE Program Offers Free Lifestyle Counseling | more
New Season at the Ring Theatre

Frost School of Music Unveils Festival Miami’s 2014 Season
The Frost School of Music’s acclaimed Festival Miami opens October 10 with Made in America, featuring the Frost Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Sleeper conducting masterpieces by American composers Barber, Bernstein, Creston, Ives, and Ruggles. The festival runs through November 8 with a stellar line-up of acclaimed performing artists in a diverse blend of styles and cultural backgrounds. For tickets and the full 2014 schedule, visit www.festivalmiami.com, or call 305-284-4940. | more

New Season at the Ring Theatre

'Minimal Art Not Safe for Work' Opens in Wynwood
Master of Fine Arts graduate Colin Sherrell’s solo exhibition, Minimal Art Not Safe for Work, will open at the University of Miami Art Gallery in Miami’s Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, on Saturday, July 12, with a reception from 2 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will run through July 26. | more

  • Applications for 2015 Provost’s Research Awards Now Being Accepted | more
  • Exposure to Attractive Objects Makes People More Open to Financial Risk-Taking, According to Business School Study | more
  • Norma Sue Kenyon Joins NIH Council of Councils | more
  • ‘Penny the Nurse’ Honored with Ultimate Symbol of Gratitude | more
  • School of Law Student Spends Summer Interning at Office for Civil Rights | more

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