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September 29, 2014 | Monday 
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UM Launches Two New Online Master's Degree Programs

As part of a strategic plan to expand access to its renowned faculty and educational programs, the University has launched two new, fully online degree programs—a Master's in Finance and a Master's in Sport Administration—that respond to the evolving needs of today's students and working professionals. | more
The Soap Myth
Miller Center Named Home of Groundbreaking Holocaust Theater Catalog

Filling a gaping void in Holocaust remembrance projects, the National Jewish Theater Foundation has designated the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies as the permanent home for its digital Holocaust Theater Catalog, an important online resource that includes hundreds of current titles and authors, synopses, prominent productions, and more. The groundbreaking initiative will be launched at a special screening of the acclaimed filmed play "The Soap Myth" on Tuesday, October 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cosford Cinema. | more
Festival Miami
UHealth at Coral Gables Named First Presenting Sponsor for Festival Miami

UHealth at Coral Cables, a new comprehensive outpatient location of UHealth – University of Miami Health System now under construction on UM's Coral Gables campus and scheduled to open in summer 2016, is the first presenting sponsor for the Frost School of Music's renowned Festival Miami, now in its 31st season. | more
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University to Test Emergency Notification Network September 30

The University of Miami will conduct a full-scale, multi-campus test activation of the Emergency Notification Network (ENN) on Tuesday, September 30. No action is required on your part, but now is a good time to verify your emergency contact information and learn what to do during emergencies at UM. | more
Debaters Win Georgia State National College Debate Tournament

With three unanimous decisions in the elimination rounds, the debate team of Melissa Cavell and Anna Shah captured the novice division championship of the Georgia State University National College Debate Tournament in Atlanta, defeating 33 other teams. Shah sweetened the victory by winning second place honors for the individual debater of the tournament. | more
International Moot Court Team
International Moot Court Team Finds Success in Spanish-Only Competition

Demonstrating a mastery of the law and the Spanish language, third-year law students Kristy Alvarez and Kevin Correa notched stellar performances at a recent international commercial arbitration moot competition in Lima, Peru, respectively winning the “Best Oralist” category and placing tenth out of 200 students. Fifty-three law schools—three from the United States, 49 from Latin America, and one from France—participated in the competition. | more
Green Space Initiative
M.B.A. Students to Conduct Economic Impact Study for Green Space Initiative

A team of School of Business Administration M.B.A. students will conduct an economic impact study to analyze the potential benefits of revitalizing one of Miami-Dade County’s neglected real estate assets—the 10-mile "Underline" linear green space below the Metrorail southern track. | more
iPad Minis
Get a Look at the New Workday System and Enter to Win an iPad Mini

Stop by the Workday HR booth at this year’s HR Benefits Fairs (October 13-17) to get a firsthand look at UM’s new system for HR and payroll, and enter for a chance to win one of three iPad minis. | more
Duke Johnson
Johnson, Kaaya Power Miami Past ACC Rival Duke 22-10
Running back Duke Johnson rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown, quarterback Brad Kaaya threw for 223 yards and two scoring passes, and wide receiver Herb Waters totaled five receptions for 81 yards, as the Miami Hurricanes defeated reigning Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division champion Duke 22-10 on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium. | more
UM Baseball Base
Recruiting Class Ranked Nationally by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
The Miami Hurricanes’ baseball recruiting class for the 2014-15 season has been ranked among the top 20 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The 14-member class, comprised of 13 freshmen and one junior college transfer, continues a long stretch of recruiting success for Miami, which featured a top 10-rated class in each of the last two seasons by both Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America. | more
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Taking A Stand Against Sexual Violence
Taking a Stand Against Sexual Violence
In UM's University Center lower lounge, a student signs a banner in support of efforts to end sexual violence. During a U Got Consent? event, members of the Yellow Rose Society, a student organization dedicated to women's empowerment, joined President Donna E. Shalala and others in educating the UM community about the importance of understanding the meaning of consent and learning more about common "rape myths."| more
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
‘Out of the Darkness’ Community Walk Sheds Light on Suicide Prevention
The numbers are both saddening and shocking: Every 13.3 minutes, someone in the United States commits suicide. Every 60 seconds, a suicide attempt is made, and among teens and young adults, it is the second leading cause of death. With those sobering statistics in mind, hundreds of students, faculty, administrators, staff members, and visitors participated in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on September 21, walking through the Coral Gables campus to help raise awareness about suicide prevention. | more
Energy Conservation Survey
Take a Two-Minute Energy Conservation Survey for a Chance to Win Gift Cards
The University's Green U, in partnership with the student Energy and Conservation Organization Board and UM Facilities, will soon launch the U Conserve Campaign—Energy Conservation Awareness. To better serve the UM community and make UM even more sustainable, Green U is seeking your feedback on energy conservation. Please take a two-minute survey, and you will be entered to win gift cards from local retailers. Survey results will help University leaders make the right decisions on how to save energy on campus. For more information, visit miami.edu/greenu.
Healthy Clinic
Open Enrollment Begins October 13
Open Enrollment—your annual opportunity to review, enroll, or make changes to your medical, dental, flexible spending, and disability benefits—begins October 13 and will run through October 31. If you are currently participating in the University’s medical plan, please remember that your medical plan elections do not roll over. You must elect or decline medical coverage for 2015 as well as confirm your smokers’ and spousal surcharge elections. Please visit the Open Enrollment website for more information about your 2015 benefits, the open enrollment process, and to review the webcast and live information sessions schedule. | more
National Cyber Security Awareness Month: How to Protect Yourself from Phishing Email Scams
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an opportunity to engage and inform the community about cybersecurity in order to create a safer, more secure, and more resilient cyber environment. During the month of October, the University of Miami Information Technology department will be sharing important information, tips, and resources that will focus on different cybersecurity issues such as cyber crime, mobility, and online safety. This week’s article focuses on phishing email scams. | more
Buying Your First Home: What You Need to Know
To help first-time homeowners navigate the exciting and intimidating process of buying a home, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is presenting a lunchtime seminar on all three campuses this week to provide information on programs, grants, and funds available for low- to moderate-income residents of Miami-Dade County. Register through ULearn. | more
  • Employees Retirement Plan Annual Funding Notice | more
  • Well ’Canes Market Returns October 8 | more
  • Relaxation Techniques for Coping with Stress | more
  • Free 2-D and 3-D Mammograms Offered During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month | more
  • Earn CPR/AED Certification at the Herbert Wellness Center September 29 | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center’s Studio Cycling and Yoga Passes Prorated | more
Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Guantánamo Public Memory Project: Traveling Exhibit Recounts the History of the U.S. Naval Base in Cuba
Long before it became a prison for terror suspects, the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, served as a holding place for Cuban and Haitian refugees. Now, a traveling exhibit aimed at building public awareness of the long history of the base and fostering dialogue on its future and the policies it shapes is coming to UM. Consisting of photographs, stories, and documents, the Guantánamo Public Memory Project will be on display at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery from September 29 through October 31. The exhibit opens with a reception and panel discussion on Monday, September 29 at the gallery. | more

Data Hall

Places and Spaces: Upcoming Events Focus on Mapping Informal Cities and the Relationship between Science and Art
School of Architecture faculty members Adib Cure and Carie Penabad will join Christopher Mader, director of the Software Engineering Core at UM’s Center for Computational Science, to discuss their collaborative efforts in developing software technologies for the mapping and documentation of informal settlements on Monday, September 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Perez Architecture Center’s Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall. Later this week, UM alumnus Xavier Cortada and Venezuelans Nela Ochoa and Patricia Van Dalen, who created the Data Hall mural at the Center for Computational Science, will discuss how science inspires their art with Jill Deupi, director of the Lowe Art Museum, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, at the CAS Wesley Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive.

  • $1 Million Grant from State Will Support HIV/AIDS Research Efforts| more
  • Master’s in Business and M.B.A. Preview on October 11| more
  • Office of Research Administration Quarterly Meetings on Two Campuses October 7 | more
  • Global Imaginaries, Media and Aesthetics: A Symposium on the Work of Néstor García Canclini | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Annual Recycled Art Book Sale October 2-5 | more
  • Buy Raffle Tickets for Great Prizes or Purchase a ‘Spooktacular Candy Gram’ during Sylvester’s United Way Fundraising Drive | more
  • History Professor Dominique Reill Receives 2014 Center for Austrian Studies Book Prize | more
  • Register Now for Employee Discounts on Alumni Weekend and Homecoming Events | more
  • Fall 2014 Commencement: Dates and Regalia Information | more
  • Enjoy Discounted Dolphins Tickets and Support UM's United Way Campaign | more
  • UM and Melissa Institute Present October 3 Conference on Preventing Bullying | more
  • Sign Up for 5K RUN 4-LIFE on Hollywood Beach to Benefit Organ Donation | more
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Mary Bartlett Bunge on 'Cell Transplantation to the Rescue: Repairing the Injured Spinal Cord' | more
  • Beaux Arts Annual Ball Slated for November 8 with 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' Theme | more
  • 68th Miami International Orchid Show at BankUnited Center October 3-5 | more
  • Tickets on Sale Now for Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show at BankUnited Center February 26 | more

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