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July 28, 2014 | Monday 
Hot Bubble Rocket
Rocket Research Links
X-Ray Glow to Galactic
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Led by UM physicist Massimilano Galeazzi, researchers teamed up with NASA scientists to launch a sounding rocket and confirm the source of the X-ray glow that fills the night sky. Their blockbuster findings are published in the journal Nature. View a video about the sounding rocket. | more
Donor Omar Figueroa, left, with Giselle Guerra, M.D., and Michael Goldstein, M.D.
Miami Transplant Institute Performs State’s First Triple Kidney Exchange

With six simultaneous operations, the Miami Transplant Institute at the UM /Jackson Memorial Medical Center performed Florida’s first successful three-way paired kidney exchange, enabling three families with a loved one waiting for a kidney transplant to find a compatible donor in one of the other families. | more
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Whatever You Care About, There’s a Group for It

The University is joining the ranks of top employers such as Google, Starbucks, and Disney with the launch of employee resource groups. ERGs are voluntary, member-led groups of people with common interests who meet in trusting, open environments. Launching this fall, UM’s ERGs will include groups for people with disabilities, LGBTQs, Asians, veterans, and millenials. To learn more, register for a ULearn webinar (keyword ERG) to be held at noon on Wednesday, July 30, or Tuesday, August 12. | more
Martha Mahoney
Martha Mahoney to Receive Society’s ‘Great Teacher Award’

Law professor Martha R. Mahoney, who has championed women’s health, farmworker, and voting rights, written extensively about domestic violence, feminist theory, race and class, and created a class on the mortgage crisis, will receive the Society of American Law Teachers’ 2015 Great Teacher Award for her advocacy, scholarship, and contributions to teaching, legal education, and mentoring. | more
Students and Artifacts
Anthropology Students Help ID ‘Oldest Pieces of Human History’

Students who were invited with Anthropology Chair Traci Ardren to evaluate the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science’s pre-Columbian collection helped identify six Classic Maya ceramic vessels from 600 to 900 C.E., all in excellent condition and one which they linked to Wak Chan K’awiil of Tikal, one of the most famous ancient kings. | more
Evelyne Brancart
Prize-Winning Pianist to Join Faculty

An inspired performer and highly respected pedagogue who recently gave recitals and master classes around the world and across the U.S., pianist Evelyne Brancart is joining the faculty as professor of music in the Department of Keyboard Performance after 23 years at the Jacob School of Music at Indiana University. | more
Christian Garcia
Toppel Center Director Awarded Fulbright

Christian Garcia, the executive director of the Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center, has received a Fulbright Scholar Program Award to participate in the US-Germany International Education Administrators Program, a two-week seminar that familiarizes U.S. higher education administrators with Germany’s higher education system, society and culture. | more
Al Golden and football team
Media Picks UM Football to Win ACC Coastal Division
The Miami Hurricanes football team is picked to win the ACC Coastal Division title in 2014, according to a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, North Carolina. | more
UM Track Honor Students
Miami Track and Field Earns Academic Honors
The UM track and field program has received seven academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Dakota Dailey-Harris, Jamika Glades, and Lea Johnson were named to the women’s USTFCCCA All-Academic team for the 2013-14 season, while Bassim El-Sabawi and Anthony Wolliston earned spots on the men’s. Both the men’s and women’s programs were named All-Academic Track & Field teams for earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher. | more
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Hammerhead Shark
Collateral Damage: Study Reveals Sharks Most Vulnerable to Commercial Fishing
A new study examining the survival rates of 12 different species of shark captured unintentionally by commercial longline fishing operations found some species, such as tiger sharks, usually survive their “bycatch” experience, while others, including scalloped hammerheads, often don’t. | more
Sergio M. Gonzalez and students
A Role Model for College-Bound Kids Turns the Tables
Ninth graders participating in Breakthrough Miami College Bound saw a shining example of what a college degree can help one accomplish last week when Sergio M. Gonzalez, senior vice president for University Advancement and External Affairs, spoke to them about the importance of a college education. A Breakthrough Miami board member, Gonzalez also told the students’ parents how much he is inspired by their children. | more
Allapattah Mural
School of Architecture Nurtures Allapattah’s ‘Beautiful Little Corner’ and Ethnic Identity
Commissioned by the School of Architecture and the Dominican American National Foundation, a vibrant mural painted by a Dominican artist now graces a prominent corner in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood, the community’s first step in solidifying its ethnic and cultural identity. | more
GEM Students
Youngsters Encouraged to Become Historians—of Their Own Lives
Middle and high school girls from the Girls Empowerment and Mentoring Summer Arts and Science Program learned the value of preserving history, especially their own, in a visit to the University Archives, where Cristina Favretto, head of Special Collections, urged them to document their lives. | more
Healthy Clinic
Are You Missing Out on Free Money?
If you’re eligible for the Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) but aren’t contributing, you are missing out on free money from the University that will help you save for retirement. If you aren’t sure how to start, or think it’s too late, register for a “Save a Little Today, Play a Lot Tomorrow” workshop hosted by Fidelity Investments, and you’ll learn how to do both. If you enroll in the RSP or increase your contribution after the workshop, you’ll also receive a two-week pass, good at both the Coral Gables and medical campus Wellness Centers. Click here to reserve your seat today.
Mindful Living
This month’s Mindful Living seminar will focus on the cultivation of presence and how it allows for a widening of our circle of compassion. Register at ULearn to attend one of these sessions and awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, August 5, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, Second Floor Training Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, August 6, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

RSMAS campus: Thursday, August 7, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room | more
Weight Watchers at Work August Session
A new 12-week Weight Watchers at Work session will begin Thursday, August 21. Meetings are held every Thursday at 12 p.m. at the Gables One Tower, 6th floor training room. First-time participants who attend every session are eligible for 100 percent reimbursement; continuing participants with perfect attendance can receive a 50 percent reimbursement. | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center Memberships Available to Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Children | more
  • Travel Management Puts Conrad Miami in the Spotlight | more
Faculty Art Exhibit

UM Gallery in Wynwood Hosts PAMM Employee Exhibition
Not surprisingly, the new Perez Art Museum Miami has many talented artists on its staff, including UM graduate Colin Sherrell, who will be among the museum employees exhibiting their work at the fourth PAMM Staff Art Exhibition at the University of Miami Gallery in the Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, August 5-30. The opening celebration is August 9 from 7 to 11 p.m.

  • Study Finds Factors Affecting Diabetes Risk Among Hispanics | more
  • Staples Becomes UM's Office Supply Vendor on August 4 | more
  • Join Team Sylvester by July 31, and UM Will Pay Your DCC Registration Fees | more
  • Register for Free for Sylvester's Miami Epigenetics and Cancer Symposium | more
  • UM-Led Research Team Contributes to Management of South Florida Coastal Marine Environments | more
  • UM Employees Can Buy Discounted Festival Miami Tickets Through September 19 | more

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