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September 2, 2014 | Tuesday 
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UM Launches 2014 United Way Campaign to ‘Lift Everyone Up’

The University officially launches its 2014 campaign for the United Way of Miami-Dade today, with the goals of raising more than $1 million, increasing faculty and staff participation and, as the U has for nearly four decades, doing its part to improve the education, financial stability, and health of children and families in our community. | more
Three Medical Students
UM Medicine, Law, and Business Rank Among the Best for Hispanic Students

The University stands out among the “cream of the crop” for Hispanic students seeking advanced degrees, according to HispanicBusiness Magazine, which rated the Miller School of Medicine, the School of Law, and the School of Business Administration among the nation’s best graduate programs for Hispanic students in its 2014 Annual Diversity Report. | more
UM Passes Five-Year Accreditation Review

After dozens of meetings, hundreds of emails, and countless hours spent evaluating nearly 300 academic programs, UM has passed its five-year accreditation review — one of only a handful of graduate institutions that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges did not require to clarify or file additional information for the interim reports now mandated by the federal government. | more
African Dust
Study of African Dust Transport to South America Reveals Air Quality Impact

A new study that analyzed concentrations of African dust transported to South America shows large seasonal peaks in winter and spring, findings that offer new insights on the air quality and health effects of increased dust emissions which are expected to accompany climate change. | more
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Inspires Next Generation of Lawyers

Noting that their future profession is “the envy of the rest of the world,” Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy challenged Miami Law’s new students to be “trustees” of the legal system. Joined by dozens of second- and third-year students, the first-year students heard from Kennedy, who is often the swing vote on many high court decisions, in lieu of the more traditional “Dean’s Chat.” | more
Sergio M. Gonzalez
CASE Recognizes the U’s Superior Fundraising

The University has received a 2014 CASE Educational Fundraising Award, an honor the Council for Advancement and Support of Education bestows on educational institutions with superior fundraising programs. UM received an Overall Performance Award in the private research institution category based on three years of fundraising data and numerous indicators of mature, well-balanced programs. | more
Death Maze
Alumnus to Donate Book Proceeds to Theatre Arts

Forty years in the making, alumnus Richard Parnes’ The Death Maze is destined to bring added life to the Department of Theatre Arts, which will receive sale proceeds from the re-released epic about an ancient monster and the scientist caught in its inter-dimensional portal. “UM gave me an opportunity to be the person I am,” Parnes explains. | more
Savanah Leaf and Emani Sims
Volleyball’s Leaf and Sims Named Preseason All-ACC
Savanah Leaf and Emani Sims are among the 19 student-athletes named to the 2014 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team, with Sims selected for the second consecutive year. The senior captains head into the 2014 season as two of the most decorated ACC players. Both were first team All-ACC selections following their impressive junior years. | more
Basketball Player Throwing up U
Men’s Hoops Team Faces Demanding ACC Schedule
Men’s basketball will open the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference schedule against reigning league champion Virginia January 3 in Coral Gables. The matchup is just one of the highlights of a demanding league schedule in which Miami will also play home games against preseason No. 7 North Carolina and No. 10 Louisville, as well as road matchups vs. No. 2 Duke and No. 21 Pittsburgh. | more
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Places and Spaces
Places & Spaces Launches September 4 with Lecture and Reception
Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, a traveling exhibition of 100 eye-catching big-data visualizations that synthesize human activity and scientific progress on a global scale, opens at UM Thursday, September 4 with a 6 p.m. lecture by curator Katy Börner at the School of Architecture’s Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall. The lecture and reception to follow are free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. The semester-long celebration of science, art, and data visualization continues through December 11 with other free lectures by world-renowned visualization designers and researchers.
Stamps Scholars
Stamps Scholars Embark on New Year of Enrichment and Opportunity
Forty-one students have begun their Stamps Scholarships at UM, which, thanks to Penny and E. Roe Stamps’ Stamps Family Charitable Foundation and UM, provide some of the nation’s most outstanding and talented students tuition and enriching opportunities—such as meeting Thomas Friedman, the New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who delivered last month’s New Student Convocation. | more
College of Engineering students experiencing weightlessness
Future Engineers Take ‘Magical and Mind-Boggling’ Ride on Weightless Wonder
Participating in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, five College of Engineering students experienced weightlessness aboard a modified Boeing 727 that simulates zero gravity. But their free-floating thrill ride was about advancing science—by testing the effects of reduced gravity on nanoparticle dispersion. | more
Students Forming U on Lawn
U for the Ages Requires Exacting Measurements, Social Media, Orange Paint
About 1,000 freshmen, transfer, commuter, international students, and, of course, Sebastian the Ibis, answered the social media call to assemble on the Foote Green and form a giant U that would make Robert Ripley proud. No word yet from Ripley’s Believe it or Not. | more
Healthy Clinic
Confirm Your Emergency Information on myUM—and Beware Loose Gators
With National Campus Safety Awareness Month underway, now is the time to confirm or update your personal and emergency information, which the Emergency Notification Network (ENN) uses to disseminate voice and text messages during emergencies. It’s quick and easy. Just sign on to myUM and under “Personal & Biographical Info” click “Personal, Address and Emergency/Evacuation Information” and verify or update the required information. For a look at how ENN works, view this video, but beware. There is a gator running loose on campus. | more
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
  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Marine Campus | more
  • Planning for College? Attend the Annual Admission Presentation for Employee Dependents | more
  • Don’t Miss Out on Free Money; Learn How to ‘Save a Little Today, Play a Lot Tomorrow’ | more
  • Attend a Mindul Living Seminar This Week | more
  • Ready to Retire? Learn How at a Retirement Education Seminar | more
  • Mind and Matter, FSAP’s Fall Edition eNewsletter, Now Available | more
Thomas A. Spain

'Thomas A. Spain—A Retrospective' Now on Display at School of Architecture
Thirty-seven works by architecture professor and artist Thomas Spain, whose enormous talent and unwavering devotion to teaching design and drawing have indelibly impacted two generations of students, are on exhibit at the School of Architecture’s Irvin Korach Gallery through Friday, September 12, when a closing celebration of ‘Thomas A. Spain—A Retrospective’ and a lecture by Professor Jorge L. Hernandez will begin at 6 p.m. in Glasgow Hall. A reception will follow the lecture.

  • UM Employees Can Buy Discounted Festival Miami Tickets Through September 19 | more
  • Planning to Travel Abroad? Be Sure to Comply with University Travel Policies | more
  • Sign Up for September 6 UPS 5K Race to Benefit the United Way | more
  • Apply Now for Miami CFAR Pilot Awards on Vaccines and Immunology | more
  • Applications for 2015 Provost’s Research Awards Now Being Accepted | more
  • Enter CARD Raffle by September 22 for Chance to Win a Vespa | more
  • Israel Houghton and the New Breed Band Performs at the BankUnited Center September 12 | more

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