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June 29, 2015 | Monday 
Human Research Protection Program Receives Full Accreditation

The University’s Human Research Protection Program has been awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, a “gold seal” that assures research participants, sponsors, government regulators, and the public that UM meets the highest ethical and quality standards for human research participants. | more
Richard Berkowitz
Miami Law Alumnus Receives Joyce A. Galya Excellence Award

The University of Miami Citizens Board has awarded Miami Law alumnus Richard Berkowitz, the CEO of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, its Joyce A. Galya Excellence Award for his work chairing the Dolphins Cycling Challenge V, which raised $4.65 million for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. | more
Brittany Dixson
UHealth Wellness Center Starts Cycling Program for Parkinson’s Patients

With a grant from the National Parkinson’s Foundation, the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center is launching Cycle for Parkinson’s, a stationary cycling program aimed at helping people with the degenerative neurological disorder decrease their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Beginning Wednesday, July 29, the program will be offered free of charge. | more
Students Have New Opportunity to Go West—and Study in L.A.

Starting next spring, select senior and junior students majoring in motion pictures or media management will have the opportunity to spend a 14-week semester in Los Angeles that includes industry-related courses taught by adjuncts who will provide behind-the-scenes access to and invaluable experience in L.A.’s television and film industry. | more
Alexis Fernandez
Alum to Study ‘Citizen Energy’ Movement in Berlin

Supported by a German Academic Exchange Service scholarship, Alexis Fernandez, a graduate of the Master of Arts in International Administration program, will conduct one of the inaugural studies on the impact of the energy revolution citizens in Berlin launched by “commandeering their city’s energy supply infrastructure.” | more
Margaret Myers, Luisa Palacios, Susan Kaufman Purcell, and Mauricio Mesquita Moreira.
Experts Forecast the Future of Latin America’s Economy

Experts offered a range of viewpoints on Latin America’s changing energy landscape, economic policies to boost growth, and the region’s expanding Chinese presence at the Center for Hemispheric Policy’s Latin America Economic Forecast 2016 conference held earlier this month. | more
Early e-Veritas Deadline This Week
With the University’s Independence Day holiday falling on Friday, July 3, the deadline for the Monday, July 6 issue of e-Veritas will move up one day, to Tuesday, June 30.
Women's Golf All-ACC Academic Team
Women's Tennis All-ACC Academic Team
Women’s Golf, Tennis Each Place Four on All-ACC Academic Teams
Four members of Miami’s women’s golf and women’s tennis squads have been named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic Team for their sport, proving that UM student-athletes excel in the classroom as well as on the playing field.
Collins Selected for 2015 Home Run Derby
All-American slugger and star catcher Zack Collins, who belted 15 home runs this season to help the Hurricanes earn a College World Series berth, will compete in the sixth annual TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby on Thursday, July 2. ESPN will broadcast the 8:30 p.m. event live. | more
  • Sign Up Now for Gandara Volleyball Camps | more
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Student Ambassador Seminar
High Schoolers Learn to Believe and Inspire at UHealth's Annual Student Ambassador Seminar
About 50 local high school students heard stories about what it takes to win a national championship, how failure teaches valuable lessons, and how perseverance pays big dividends from influential figures in sports and medicine who came to the sixth annual Student Ambassador Seminar to inspire the youngsters to believe in themselves, their leadership abilities, and their futures. | more
Meet the Inaugural Class in UOnline Programs
Nearly a third of the first class in UOnline’s programs were alumni returning for second degrees, half lived outside of Florida, and at least one already had 20 years of experience, but was eager to enhance his skills and “put what I’m learning into practice immediately.” Read more about the working professionals in the fully online master’s programs in finance and sport administration. | more
Alexandra Damley-Strnad in sail boat
Sophomore Sets Sail for Pan American Games in Toronto
Alexandra Damley-Strnad, the captain of UM’s Women’s Sailing Team who is aiming for a medal in the sailing competition in next month’s 2015 Pan American Games, credits UM’s aerospace engineering program and fellow students with helping her succeed on the water. | more
Water Map
Follow the Fountain Map to Refill Your Water Bottle Next Week
Crossing campus in the heat of summer? Don’t forget to take a reusable water bottle along and rehydrate regularly. Remember, bottled water is not safer and certainly not cheaper than tap water, which UM’s EZ-H2O hydro stations filter and deliver fresh everywhere on campus. View this new interactive map for exact locations.
Understand Your Property Taxes
In this lunchtime seminar, offered on all three campuses next week by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Gerardo “Jerry” Gomez, of the Miami-Dade County Finance Department, will help participants understand their tax notices and options for managing current and future payments. Also on the agenda: alternatives for those unable to pay their taxes, the delinquent tax process, and Internet tax certificate sales in Miami-Dade and throughout Florida. Register through ULearn.miami.edu. | more
Herbert Wellness Center Adjusts Schedule for Independence Day Holidays
The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center will close on Saturday, July 4, but maintain its normal summer workout hours on Friday, July 3, when the sales and administrative offices will close for the University-recognized holiday. The gym will reopen on Sunday, July 5, and the administrative and sales offices on Monday, July 6.
Enhanced Workday Mobile Website
Visit the Enhanced Workday Mobile Website
Workday recently unveiled its enhanced mobile website, with functionality similar to the Workday desktop website, enabling users to log in to workday.miami.edu from any mobile device with Internet access. | more
Mindful Living
Attend this monthly seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program on all three campuses this week, to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. | more
  • Free Community Classes Begin this Week at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
Autumn Sonata

Writers of Color Give Voice to Their Work at Second Public Reading
The final community event of the two-week VONA/Voices Workshop for Writers of Color, hosted for the first time by the University of Miami, will feature readings from M. Evelina Galang, the director of UM’s Creative Writing Program, and a number of other critically acclaimed writers beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables. | more

  • Cuban Artist Glaxis Novoa’s Emptiness at the Lowe Art Museum through October 1 | more
  • A Collector’s Legacy: Highlights from The Francien C. Ruwitch and the Ruwitch Family Collections at the Lowe through September 27 | more
Autumn Sonata
  • 2015-16 Parking Permit Application Process Begins June 29 for Coral Gables Campus | more
  • Charles Lynne, M.D., Receives American Urology Association’s Prestigious Teaching Award | more
  • Award-Winning Architect Josemaria de Churtichaga Joins Architecture Faculty | more
  • Festival Miami Kicks Off October 16 with Stellar Lineup | more

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