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August 25, 2014 | Monday 
1300 Campo Sano
The U’s Historic ‘Front Door’ Wins Three Awards

Once abandoned and riddled with leaks, mold, rot, and termite damage, the wooden building that served as the University’s first registration and administration center has won three major preservation awards that honor UM’s restoration and modernization of the 1947 structure known by its address, 1300 Campo Sano. | more
Toma el Paso Boardgame
Make a Move: Board Game Helps Young Immigrants Plot Their Futures

Assistant Professor Lien Tran created Toma el Paso (Make a Move), a board game designed to help unaccompanied minors who are detained in the U.S. after fleeing Central America navigate the complex legal system and win their freedom. | more
Deepwater Horizon Study Finds Key to Tracking Pollutants

Providing new information to help predict the movement of future oil spills, a study at the site of the Deepwater Horizon explosion by the UM-based Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of ocean pollutants. | more
Dr. Stanley L. Harrison
Endowment Honors Stanley L. Harrison by Supporting Budding Writers
With the help of School of Communication alumni, the Autumn Ridge Foundation has established the Dr. Stanley L. Harrison Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor the beloved public relations professor and prolific writer who imparted his love of writing to hundreds of School of Communication students. | more
Carlos and Herminia Ripoll
Renowned Scholar Endows Jose Marti Scholarship for Humanities Students
The late Carlos Ripoll, one of the world’s leading scholars on Cuban hero and writer José Martí, has left a bequest to establish the José Martí Scholarship for Students Enrolled in Humanities at the University of Miami. Ripoll’s manuscripts, books, papers, and pamphlets already are conserved in the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries. | more
Canes Basketball in Spain
Break Out the Brooms: ’Canes Sweep in Spain
With a 116-64 victory over AEC Collblanc Torrassa last Thursday night in Barcelona, the University of Miami men's basketball team swept the competition during its four-game, ten-day tour of Spain this month. Read the game recap, and view a photo gallery of their trip.
Canes Football Running Through Smoke
Employees Receive 20 Percent Discount on Football Season Tickets
A nationally televised road game against Louisville on Labor Day night kicks off the Hurricanes’ 2014 football season, which features a seven-game home schedule highlighted by defending national champion Florida State and a homecoming matchup vs. the North Carolina Tar Heels. Limited season tickets are still available, and employees can purchase seats at a 20 percent discount. | more
  • Swimming and Diving Release 2014-15 Schedule | more
  • Roman Professor Inaugurates School of Architecture’s Monday Lecture Series August 25 | more
  • Dining Services Unveils New Dining Options, Venues, and Employee Dining Plans | more
  • First Faculty Senate Meeting of the Academic Year on August 27 | more
  • Enter CARD Raffle by September 22 for Chance to Win a Vespa | more
  • Registration Opens for 2014 Certificate Program in Cuban Studies | more
  • History Faculty to Speak at World War I Commemorative Symposium | more
  • The Writer’s Room at the Betsy Presents Creative Writing Faculty August 27 | more
  • Miami Surge Professional Fitness Team Takes on New York Rhinos at BankUnited Center August 30 | more
  • Venezuelan Comedian Emilio Lovera Returns to BankUnited Center August 30 for ‘La Piñata’ | more
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Student Moving in to Campus
The Adventure Begins for Class of 2018
More than 1,840 freshmen moved into Hecht, Eaton, and Stanford Residential Colleges last week, eager to embark on the next chapter of their lives. Adding to their excitement: President Donna E. Shalala, who personally welcomed many of the freshmen, even leaving hand-written notes for some who had yet to arrive. | more
Thomas Friedman
Thomas Friedman Urges Students to Find Their ‘Unique Value Contribution’
At UM’s New Student Convocation, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Thomas Friedman gave freshmen a look at the world they live in—one in which “average is now over” and jobs must be invented and reinvented. | more
President Shalala Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge
Brrrrrrr. UM Officials Take the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ for a Good Cause
A host of UM officials, including President Donna E. Shalala, are getting soaked to benefit research for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. “I can’t believe I’m going to do this,” 
the President said, before Sebastian the Ibis drenched her with a bucket of icy water at last week’s ’Canes Kickoff. | more
Data Hall
Reboot: Artist Transforms Tech into Art
Disassembled to make way for a newer, faster model, the remnants of the Center for Computational Science’s first Pegasus supercomputer are enjoying a second life as part of Data Hall, a vibrant mural that adds kinetic energy to the center’s office on the sixth floor of Gables One Tower. | more
Thomas Spain
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Architecture Professor Gives Students the Chance to Explore Italy’s Treasures
Still enthralled by his first trip to Rome, the School of Architecture’s Thomas Spain contributes his artistic talent, teaching skills, financial support, and considerable energy to provide students the same life-changing experience. Read his story and learn about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Learn How to Save a Life at CPR Day Miami
With 70 percent of Americans lacking the knowledge to perform CPR, the University of Miami, Jackson Health System, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, in collaboration with the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, will host “CPR Day Miami,” a free, countywide training event for participants 11 and older, on Saturday, September 6. Available at seven locations, training sessions are offered multiple times between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. | more
Planning for College? Attend the Annual Admission Presentation for Employee Dependents
The Office of Admission, Office of Financial Assistance, and Employee Benefits will host two presentations next month covering the admission process, financial assistance, and tuition remission for employees and their dependents. | more
The Word on Workday: ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ Ad Campaign Previews Coming Changes
The Workday HR project has released a new advertising campaign, “Out with the old, in with the new,” that compares the University’s current systems to the processes that will transition to Workday in January. Workday also will introduce new features, including a way to view vacation balances. | more
Renew Your Driver’s License on Campus
Save time and renew or obtain your new Florida driver’s license on campus August 25-27 when the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Mini-FLOW (Florida Licensing on Wheels) sets up shop in the Whitten University Center. No appointment is necessary. | more
Mindful Living Seminars
Sign up now for next week’s seminar to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. Register at ULearn. | more
  • Last Chance to Register for Well ’Canes End of Summer Steps Challenge | more
  • Improve Your Coaching and Customer Service Skills with Workforce Training | more
Spaces & Places

Spaces & Places Aims to Change How We View the World
Hosted by the Center for Computational Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Communication, Spaces & Places debuts on the UM campus September 4 with 100 beautiful visualizations that make big data and big concepts easier to grasp and appreciate. | more

  • UM Employees Can Buy Discounted Festival Miami Tickets Through September 19 | more

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