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July 21, 2014 | Monday 
Brian Haus
Study Provides New Approach for Forecasting Hurricane Intensity

Hurricane forecasters are pretty good these days at predicting where tropical storms will go, but are still unable to accurately say whether they will rapidly intensify, a critical knowledge gap that a new study—and new research tools—may help fill. | more
Elaine Golden
Already a Global Citizen, UM Senior Wins Foreign Service Fellowship

Rising senior Elaine Golden, a math and international studies major who has interned with the U.S. defense and state departments and her congresswoman, is among 20 students in the nation awarded a 2014 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which provides financial support to those who commit to at least five years in the U.S. Foreign Service—exactly where Golden wants to be. | more
Students Spinning
UM to Launch Master's in Nutrition for Health and Human Performance

Many Americans know the road to a healthier life lies in daily exercise and proper nutrition, a trend the School of Education and Human Development hopes to advance by introducing a Master’s in Nutrition for Health and Human Performance this fall for those who want to help others optimize personal health, quality of life, and athletic performance. | more
Thank Natural Selection for Forgiving and Forgetting

In one of the largest, longest, and most definitive studies of the effects of conciliatory gestures on human conflict resolution, researchers explain the processes that promote human forgiveness, and say that “natural selection probably also gave us tools to help us restore important relationships.” | more
Golden Gate Bridge at Night
When Building Bridges, Cables Are More Eco-Friendly than Trusses

In a quest to find designs and materials that are less harmful to the environment, UM researchers compared the sustainability of two structural systems commonly used for bridges and other spans exceeding 250 feet. | more
Three Cyclists at DCC
Join Team Sylvester by July 31, and UM Will Pay Your DCC Registration Fees

The University and Miami Dolphins will once again take their fight against cancer to the streets when they team up February 7 and 8 for the fifth annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge, which benefits Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. UM will pay registration fees for faculty, staff, and students who sign up by Thursday, July 31 as part of Team Sylvester. Rides range from 13 to 170 miles. | more
New Scoreboard
$1 Million Gift Nets New State-of-the-Art Scoreboard for ’Canes Hoops
Keeping score at Miami Hurricanes home basketball games will be more exciting, and visually appealing, when the 2014-15 season rolls around. A new four-sided scoreboard made possible by a $1 million gift from FMSbonds, Inc. will feature high-definition video, replays, and interactive fan promotions, elevating the game experience for spectators. | more
UM Swimmers and Divers
Swimmers and Divers Garner Team and Individual Academic Awards
Excellence in the classroom has earned the women’s swimming and diving team two prestigious honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The squad won the Team Scholar All-American Award after posting a collective grade point average of 3.32 during the spring semester, while All-American diver Kara McCormack has received Scholar All-America recognition. | more
  • Hurricanes Women’s Golf Team Releases 2014-15 Schedule | more
  • Dallas Crawford Nominated for 2014 Good Works Team | more
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Bascom Palmer
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked
No. 1 for 11th Year in Row

For the 11th consecutive year, the Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer has ranked No. 1 a total of 13 times and has been in the top two since the annual rankings began 25 years ago. | more
UM Microgravity Team
Defying Gravity: UM’s Microgravity Team Takes Flight
Invited to NASA’s Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program, UM’s Microgravity Team conducted experiments in simulated zero gravity last week. Flying at 32,000 feet in a modified Boeing 727 that simulates weightlessness with a series of parabolic maneuvers, the engineering students, with Assistant Professor Landon Grace, tested the effects of reduced gravity on nanoparticle dispersion. Their goal: to develop high-strength composite materials, which could have a wide array of uses in everything from aircraft to blenders.
Guillermo Willy Prado
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Community Health Expert Strengthens Hispanic Families and the University
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, who has helped countless Hispanic youths change risky behaviors, gives back to the community through his research and generosity. Read his story and learn about other faculty and staff who support the U.
New Policy Provides Enhanced Opportunities for Growth
The Department of Human Resources has released a new Internal Mobility: Transfer and Promotion policy to encourage staff to openly pursue opportunities for internal transfers or promotions with the support of their supervisors. The policy supports career growth and development at the University through improved communication between managers and their direct reports by removing fear of intimidation and promoting a more transparent interviewing process. | more
Mindful Living
This month’s Mindful Living seminar will focus on mindful movement, the practice of using gentle stretching and movement exercises to reduce mental, physical, and emotional stress. It will be facilitated by Carol Kaminsky, a board-certified dance-movement therapist and faculty member in the UM dance program, who has taught mindful movement and meditation for stress reduction for more than 20 years. Register for one of these sessions at ULearn.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, July 22, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, Second Floor Training Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, July 23, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

RSMAS campus: Thursday, July 24, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room
Take Action Against Sexual Harassment and Violence
Sexual harassment and violence have become issues of great concern in recent years, especially in the academic and professional environments. In response to new federal legislation, the University has launched an awareness program to ensure the safety of everyone on campus. The program includes a brief online training course available through ULearn (keyword VAWA) that is designed to help faculty and staff understand how to recognize, avoid, and report abusive behavior. View this flyer to learn more. | more
University Releases Details of 2015 Medical Plans
With health care ranked a “highly-valued” benefit, according to the ’Canes Total Rewards assessment, the University has released highlights of the 2015 health care plan to enable you to make informed decisions about your coverage when Benefits Open Enrollment returns October 13-31. | more
  • Travel Management Puts Conrad Miami in the Spotlight | more
  • Relax and Rejuvenate with a Personal Acupuncture or Massage Session | 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 lineup 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

  • Come to UHealth’s July 24 Launch Party for the 2014 Miami-Dade Heart Walk | more
  • Piano Music Center and Theatre Arts Hold Annual Piano Sale This Week | more
  • Weeks Library Acquires Major Opera Literature Collection | more
  • Noted Cuban Historian and Author Teresa Fernandez Soneira Speaks at ICCAS about New Book | more
  • UM Employees Can Buy Discounted Festival Miami Tickets Through September 19 | more
  • Applications for 2015 Provost’s Research Awards Now Being Accepted | more

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