MAIA Open House
Ongoing through Thursday, August 9, 2018, 1:30pm Attend one our upcoming Open House events to discover how a Master's in International Administration degree can help set you and your resume apart. For more information and to register, please visit www.as.miami.edu/maia/maia-program-open-house/
A waiting room exhibit that invites patients to share their stories about living with chronic illness.
Ongoing through Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7pm Art MD is proud to present #FacingUncertainty A waiting room exhibit that invites patients to share their stories about living with chronic illness. Where: University of Miami, Neurology Clinic, 1150 N.W. 14th Street, Suite 609, Miami, FL 33136. When: Oct 2017-May 2018. Facing Uncertainly seeks to address the needs of patients who live with chronic disease. This exhibit displays the portraits of six different individuals who are living with multiple sclerosis, a degenerative neurologic disease. They share their stories on how they are dealing with the uncertainly of disease in their own unique way. Learn more at www.facingms.org or www.artmdproject.com
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: XXXIX Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology
Ongoing through Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 5pm Bascom Palmer Eye Institute will hold the XXXIX Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology from Sunday, November 19, at 7 a.m., to Wednesday, November 22, at 5 p.m., at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami. The Inter-American Course is designed for practicing ophthalmologists in Latin America and the Caribbean and puts maximum emphasis on practical approaches to select clinical problems. In addition to the course material, presented with simultaneous English-Spanish translation, more than 60 commercial exhibitors will participate in an accompanying trade show. The registration fee is $575 on or before Oct. 27, and $675 after Oct. 27. No AMA CME credits will be awarded. For more information, call 305-326-6110, fax 305-326-6518 or email curso@med.miami.edu. Website: bascompalmer.org…
XXXIX Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology
Ongoing through Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 6pm Bascom Palmer Eye Institute presents the XXXIX Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology on Sunday, November 19, through Wednesday, November 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami. The course is designed for practicing ophthalmologists in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to provide maximum emphasis on practical approaches to select clinical problems. In addition to the course material, which will be presented with simultaneous English-Spanish translation, more than 50 commercial exhibitors will participate in an accompanying trade show. The program's website is bascompalmer.org…. The registration fee is $575 on or before Oct. 27, and $675 afterwards. No AMA CME credits will be awarded. For questions or assistance, call 305-326-6110, fax 305-326-6518 or email curso@med.miami.edu.
THANKSGIVING RECESS
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm THANKSGIVING RECESS
Pediatric Grand Rounds: Making Waves - Facts and Controversy of Cardiology Screening in Athletes
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 12 – 1pm The Department of Pediatrics will host Grand Rounds on Tuesday, November 21, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Mailman Center Auditorium. Carolyn Kienstra, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, will present “Making Waves – Facts and Controversy of Cardiology Screening in Athletes.” For more information, contact Ernesto Justo at Exj75@med.miami.edu or visit www.cme.med.miami.edu.
GSA Thanksgiving Dinner
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 4 – 6pm A Thanksgiving celebration hosted by the Gradate Student Association for grad students to enjoy Thanksgiving.  Location and time TBD
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm THANKSGIVING RECESS
Biostat Roundtable- STAT 101
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 12 – 1pm Resource: Dr. Shari Messinger Cayetano, Director of Biostatistics Collaboration & Consulting Core (BCCC) Associate Professor of Biostatistics Division of Biostatistics Department of Public Health Sciences Location: CRB 1078, Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC) 1120 NW 14th St Who Should Attend? Principal Investigators, Study Coordinators, Research Assistants, Administrators, Program Managers, Clinical Research Professionals and UM Graduate Students (max 10 people) RSVP to Maria Jimenez-Rodriguezmjrodriguez@biostat.med.miami.edu
Research Writing Support @ Med Campus
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 2 – 6pm A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations. Areas of Support Grant writing and editing Scholarly manuscript preparation and editing Poster presentations Multimedia and oral presentations Residency and fellowship applications Personal statements Clear and concise scientific writing Writing consultants are available at the CTSI Suite located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC), Room 710C, during the following days and times. Schedule Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Wednesdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m  To schedule your appointment, call 305-243-5096 or email CTSIservices@med.miami.edu ContactHave questions about the Research Writing Support Program? Please contact Joanna Johnson, Ph.D.Director of WritingCollege of Arts & Sciencesjsjohnson@miami.edu miamictsi.org… 
Research Pharmacy Weekly Meeting
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 3 – 4pm Research Pharmacy weekly meeting.
THANKSGIVING RECESS
Thursday, November 23, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm THANKSGIVING RECESS
Research Writing Support @ Med Campus
Thursday, November 23, 2017, 12 – 5pm A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations. Areas of Support Grant writing and editing Scholarly manuscript preparation and editing Poster presentations Multimedia and oral presentations Residency and fellowship applications Personal statements Clear and concise scientific writing Writing consultants are available at the CTSI Suite located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC), Room 710C, during the following days and times. Schedule Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Wednesdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m  To schedule your appointment, call 305-243-5096 or email CTSIservices@med.miami.edu ContactHave questions about the Research Writing Support Program? Please contact Joanna Johnson, Ph.D.Director of WritingCollege of Arts & Sciencesjsjohnson@miami.edu miamictsi.org… 
Football: UM vs Pittsburgh
Friday, November 24, 2017, 12am – 11pm In Pittsburgh, PA.
THANKSGIVING RECESS
Friday, November 24, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm THANKSGIVING RECESS
Department of Surgery: International Trauma Tele-Grand Rounds
Friday, November 24, 2017, 8 – 9am The Department of Surgery will host a weekly International Trauma Tele-Grand Rounds each Friday, at 8 a.m., on the first, third and fifth Friday of the month, and at noon, on the second and fourth Friday of the month. The presentations will be held at Ryder Trauma Center in Rm T208 or via video conference from your computer. Faculty, residents, fellows, observers and medical students from all over the world come together to review complex case presentations and advanced trauma and critical care topics. Key points include mechanism of injury, resuscitation, laboratory and imaging diagnostics, surgical interventions, postoperative patient care, evaluation of treatment decisison, and review of the literature. The highly interactive format allows participants to evaluate differences in trauma care across international health systems. The series is accredited by the AMA PRA category 1 credit. For more information or to participate, contact Betty Nessl-Brandow at 305-585-3004 or bnesslbrandow@med.miami.edu.
Miami High Rise Exhibition
Friday, November 24, 2017, 10am – 5pm October 6, 2017 - December 12, 2017 - MIAMI High Rise Exhibition Miami Center for Architecture and Design100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132 Opening reception on October 14, 2017
THANKSGIVING RECESS
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm THANKSGIVING RECESS
THANKSGIVING RECESS
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm THANKSGIVING RECESS
Obesity and Related Inflammation Decrease Antibody Responses in Aging Humans and Mice
Monday, November 27, 2017, 12 – 1pm The Department of Microbiology and Immunology will host a seminar on Monday, November 27, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building, Eckhard Podack Seminar Room 3109. Daniela Frasca, Ph.D., research assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, will present “Obesity and Related Inflammation Decrease Antibody Responses in Aging Humans and Mice.” For more information, contact Tania Suarez at 305-243-6655 or t.suarez@med.miami.edu.
SCCC BBSR Weekly Quantitative Science Clinic
Monday, November 27, 2017, 12 – 1:30pm The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a weekly Quantitative Science Clinic, open to all Sylvester members, affiliates and staff, every Monday, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Don Soffer Clinical Research Building, room 705. A light lunch will be provided. At the clinics, researchers will discuss their statistical questions or issues in a group environment. The Quantitative Science Clinic staff will provide expert biostatistical, bioinformatics, and computational advice to cancer researchers, on all phases of research, including analysis plans, sample size calculations, statistical study design, interpretation of quantitative findings, and high throughput genomic data analysis. To participate, researchers will need to complete a Quantitative Science Clinic request form and submit via email to the BBSR clinic general email account (bbc-clinic@miami.edu) at least three days in advance. Clinics will be confirmed by an email response from the BBSR administration outlining scheduled date and time, requesting researcher, location, and topic for discussion. (Note: Mentors/supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend the clinic with students and postdoctoral fellows.) Researchers who have simple datasets to be analyzed have the option of emailing their de-identified data, prior to clinic discussion, to the BBSR clinic general email account (bbc-clinic@miami.edu). Preferred formats are R, SPSS, SAS, and .cvs files. Identifiable data MUST be removed from the files prior to submitting to our core. For more information, contact Steven Chen, Ph.D., Core Director, at bbc-clinic@miami.edu or 305-243-2865.
Chemistry Workshop M 3:35-4:25 pm
Mahoney-Pearson Commons, 114 Monday, November 27, 2017, 3:35 – 4:35pm
Ksenija Komljenovic, percussion
Monday, November 27, 2017, 7 – 8pm Patricia L. Frost building, 120 – Percussion Studio Artist Diploma Recital
FROST Electroacoustic Music Ensemble
Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Juraj Kojs, director This ensemble, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, is dedicated to expand the boundaries of traditional composition and performance working with analog and digital technologies. The program comprises pieces by both, established composers in the field and ensemble members. The works will involve everyday objects, music instruments, toys, live electronics, and performance-installation.
Chi Omega Chapter
Whitten Learning Center, 110 Monday, November 27, 2017, 8 – 10pm
Club Meeting
Cox Science Building, 126 Monday, November 27, 2017, 8 – 9pm Biweekly club meeting to discuss upcoming events and trips as well as opportunities the club has to offer to its members.
General Body Meetings
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 104 Monday, November 27, 2017, 8 – 9pm General meetings held for UNICEF to discuss biweekly updates
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: Mindful Living
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12 – 1pm Mindful Living This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. This month’s session will focus on the importance of fostering gratitude. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. Miller School campus: Tuesday, November 28th, 12-1:00 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 692Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, November 29th, 12-1:00 p.m., 1300 Campo Sano, Room 250ABRSMAS campus: Thursday, November 30th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library Media Room Register through http://ulearn.miami.eduFor help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars,please call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
Reinventing Business for the Digital Era
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6 – 7pm Alumni, students, faculty, staff and members of the business community are invited to hear from Sunil Gupta, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. Gupta will speak at the School of Business Administration as part of the Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series on Tuesday, November 28. Gupta's current research is in the area of digital technology and its impact on consumer behavior and firm strategy. The primarily goal of his research is to understand how digital technology is disrupting existing industries and how incumbents should transform their businesses in this new environment. Gupta has conducted seminars and consulted with several companies in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. As a business expert, he has frequently appeared on several national and international television programs, such as CBS, CNN, NPR and BBC, and has been quoted in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times and The Washington Post. This event will take place at the UM School of Business Executive Education Dining Room, 5250 University Drive, 3rd Floor, Miami, FL 33146. Seating is limited. Please RSVP. Upcoming Lectures December 5, 2017Michael SchraderCo-Founder and CEOVaxess Technologies Inc. January 16, 2018David KennySenior Vice PresidentIBM Watson and Cloud Platform February 20, 2018William McNabbChairman and CEOVanguard Group Inc. March 22, 2018Gail McGovernPresident and CEOAmerican Red Cross Register URL: advancement.miami.edu… Off Campus Address 1: Executive Dining Room, 3rd Floor Off Campus Address 2: 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 Event Image URL 2: www.bus.miami.edu… Event Image URL 1: www.bus.miami.edu… Event Image URL 3: www.bus.miami.edu…
NOW General Body Meeting
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 316 Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:30 – 8pm
GSA: Paint Night
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7 – 9pm Graduate Sudent Association Final time TBD
Project Planning Meetings
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 201 Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30pm Engineers Without Borders Ecuador Project is partnered with the community of Las Mercedes to assist in improving their sanitation system. We are planning on traveling this Winter break to build outhouses for those in the community that are without them. We will be designing the outhouses and coordinating the travel logistics for this implementation trip.
CAM Fest: Folk-U
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 8 – 9pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Carlos Rivera, director Enjoy an evening with the FROST School’s Creative American Music's sophomore students celebrating Anglo-American Music.
FROST Trombone Choir
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 8 – 9pm UM Gusman Concert Hall Tim Conner, director Treat yourself to the sounds that 20 trombonists from Professor Tim Conner's studio have to offer in this terrific and varied program of original and transcribed works.
General Scuba Club Meeting
Cox Science Building, 126 Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 8 – 10pm
Paint Night
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 8 – 10pm The GSA will be hosting a Grad Student Paint Night! The event will take place from 7-9pm. Location Storm Surge in the UC. The GSA will have a limited number of 16"x20" canvases available. You are welcome to bring your own canvas to paint, if you'd prefer a different size or to guarantee your spot. The GSA will provide all needed paints, brushes, and other supplies. Space will be limited!
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: Mindful Living
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12 – 1pm Mindful Living This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. This month’s session will focus on the importance of fostering gratitude. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. Miller School campus: Tuesday, November 28th, 12-1:00 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 692Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, November 29th, 12-1:00 p.m., 1300 Campo Sano, Room 250ABRSMAS campus: Thursday, November 30th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library Media Room Register through http://ulearn.miami.eduFor help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars,please call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
Law, Health Care and Management Roundtable
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12 – 1pm Mentor Roundtables are informal Q&A sessions with business mentors in specific industries. These events are open to all business students. This month's roundtable will feature local industry leaders in law, health care and management. All Roundtables are held in the Dean's Conference Room (Jenkins 217) at the School of Business. Don't miss the opportunity o get an insider's perspective from professionals in your fields of interest! Registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Custom E-mail Point of Contact: AlumniRSVP@bus.miami.edu Register URL: AlumniRSVP@bus.miami.edu Event Image URL 2: www.bus.miami.edu… Event Image URL 1: www.bus.miami.edu… Event Image URL 3: www.bus.miami.edu…
SEEDS Distinguished Lecture - Clinical and Personal Comparative Effectiveness
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12 – 1pm Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms are more common in male patients who smoke; however, there is a genetic predisposition. Risk of rupture occurs over 5.5cm. Endovascular repair is more effective in younger patients. Endoleaks occur more often when the aneurysm is large and Type II are more common. Burn out is common in surgeons – especially women surgeons – due to work-life balance issues. Using tactics such as daycare, back-up strategies at work and home, and being transparent of needs and concerns can help prevent burnout and result in joy at work and home. RSVP at seedsfreischlag1.eventbrite.com Julie A. Freischlag has helped to drive change in academic medicine with a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more than 15 years, she has led education and training programs at top medical schools in her role as professor and chair of surgery and vascular surgery departments. Freischlag also has more than 30 years of experience leading patient-care services as chief of surgery or vascular surgery at nationally ranked hospitals. She served as professor, chair of the surgery department and surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She led initiatives to expand research, add specialty clinical services, improve patient-centered care and patient safety, redesign the surgical training program and enhance academic career paths for faculty. She has published more than 250 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters, she has published on burnout and work-life balance. She has mentored students, residents and young faculty and is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from her expertise in vascular diseases, teamwork and patient safety, leadership and work-life balance to women succeeding in health professions.
Research Writing Support @ Med Campus
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 2 – 6pm A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations. Areas of Support Grant writing and editing Scholarly manuscript preparation and editing Poster presentations Multimedia and oral presentations Residency and fellowship applications Personal statements Clear and concise scientific writing Writing consultants are available at the CTSI Suite located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC), Room 710C, during the following days and times. Schedule Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Wednesdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m  To schedule your appointment, call 305-243-5096 or email CTSIservices@med.miami.edu ContactHave questions about the Research Writing Support Program? Please contact Joanna Johnson, Ph.D.Director of WritingCollege of Arts & Sciencesjsjohnson@miami.edu miamictsi.org… 
Geometry and Physics Seminar, Department of Mathematics: Classification of First Order Sesquilinear Forms
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5 – 6pm Dr. Dmitri VassilievUniversity College London Classification of First Order Sesquilinear Forms Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:00pmUngar Room 402 Abstract: We work with n complex-valued scalar fields over an m-dimensional real manifold M without boundary. Our object of study is a first order Hermitian sesquilinear form, i.e. an integral over the manifold whose integrand is a linear combination of terms "product of gradient of scalar field and scalar field" and "product of two scalar fields". We call two sesquilinear forms equivalent if one is obtained from the other by some x-dependent GL(n,C) transformation, i.e. by a change of basis in the vector space of n-tuples of complex-valued scalar fields. Our aim is to provide a description of equivalence classes of sesquilinear forms. The main result of the talk is that in the special case m=4, n=2 we provide explicit necessary and sufficient conditions for two sesquilinear forms to be equivalent. In the process of formulating these necessary and sufficient conditions we show that a first order Hermitian sesquilinear form implicitly contains geometric constructs such as Lorentzian metric, spin structure, connection coefficients and electromagnetic covector potential. The talk is based on the paper Z. Avetisyan, Y.-L. Fang, N. Saveliev and D. Vassiliev, "Analytic definition of spin structure", Journal of Mathematical Physics 58 (2017), 082301.
Becoming Dr. Ruth
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7 – 9:30pm We are pleased to inform you that on November 29. 2017 at 7:00pm, the Miller Center and GableStagewill be presenting a special performance of the play "Becoming Dr. Ruth", exclusively for friends of theMiller Center and the Feldenkreis Program. Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer as America's most famous sex therapist. Few, however, knowthe incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining theHaganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming toAmerica, Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty and the life-affirming spirit of Karola RuthSiegel, the girl who became "Dr. Ruth". Tickets for this performance are available for purchase in person or by phone through the GablestageBox Office at a special price of $36 for the general community and $18 for students with valid studentID. Call the Box Office at 305-445-1119 to get your tickets.Please note: November 29 is a special performance available through this invitation and seasontickets will not be honored. No reserved seating is available for this performance. Seating will behandled on a "general admission" - first come. first served basis. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00PM(Doors will open at 6:45PM)GableStage at the Biltmore1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral GablesFor more information, please call the Miller Center at 305-284-6882 oremail acassinera@miami.edu
General Body Meeting
Whitten Learning Center, 160 Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7 – 8:30pm Additional dates: 10/04/2017, 11/02/1017, 11/30/2017 
Special Theatrical Performance: Becoming Dr. Ruth.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7 – 10pm Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm Special Theatrical Performance:  Becoming Dr. Ruth. Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer as America’s most famous sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth”.  Tickets for this special performance are $18 for students and $36 for the community.  At Gablestage, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. For tickets, please call the Box Office at 305-445-1119.
Small Jazz Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm UM Gusman Concert Hall An evening of music for small jazz ensemble, featuring FROST Music Studio students, Jazz faculty, and directors.
General Body Meeting 1: Welcome to Minority Women in Medicine
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 205 Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7:45 – 9pm
CAM Fest: Vintage Pop: Sunshine State: The FROST Country Ensemble
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 8 – 9pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Tim Smith, director Nashville is alive and well in South Florida with the FROST School's Country Ensemble, Sunshine State.
Fishing club meeting
Whitten Learning Center, 192 Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 8 – 9:30pm
General Body Meeting
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 104 Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 8 – 9pm We have photography workshops every other Wednesday. We show students different ways of taking photos to help them improve their skills.
Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7 – 8:30am The Department of Ophthalmology hosts Grand Rounds each Thursday, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Jose Berrocal Auditorium. Faculty, residents, fellows, observers and medical students come together to learn of the newest clinical research and treatments to increase their medical knowledge and improve patient care.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: Mindful Living
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12 – 1pm Mindful Living This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. This month’s session will focus on the importance of fostering gratitude. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. Miller School campus: Tuesday, November 28th, 12-1:00 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 692Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, November 29th, 12-1:00 p.m., 1300 Campo Sano, Room 250ABRSMAS campus: Thursday, November 30th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library Media Room Register through http://ulearn.miami.eduFor help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars,please call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
Pharmacology Seminar Series: Modified Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as Cardiac Anti-Arrhythmic Therapeutics
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12 – 1pm The Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology will host a seminar on Thursday, November 30, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building, Room 6018. Peter Larsson, Ph.D., professor of physiology and biophysics, and the director for graduate program in physiology and biophysics, will present "Modified Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as Cardiac Anti-Arrhythmic Therapeutics."  For more information, contact Sara Pizano at 305-243-3419.
Research Writing Support @ Med Campus
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12 – 5pm A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations. Areas of Support Grant writing and editing Scholarly manuscript preparation and editing Poster presentations Multimedia and oral presentations Residency and fellowship applications Personal statements Clear and concise scientific writing Writing consultants are available at the CTSI Suite located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC), Room 710C, during the following days and times. Schedule Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Wednesdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m  To schedule your appointment, call 305-243-5096 or email CTSIservices@med.miami.edu ContactHave questions about the Research Writing Support Program? Please contact Joanna Johnson, Ph.D.Director of WritingCollege of Arts & Sciencesjsjohnson@miami.edu miamictsi.org… 
What the Sea Hare Can Teach Us About Our Brains
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30pm Lynne Fieber, associate professor in the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology, RSMAS, will explore what the marine snail Aplysia, or sea hare, can teach us about our memories and how we learn. Meet the sea hare in person and learn how scientists gain access to its inner mysteries. Free for UM students, faculty, and staff.
Caribbean Trans-disciplinary Thinking: Lourdes Casal and Archipelagic Studies
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 2 – 4pm November 30, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Yolanda Martínez-San MiguelMartha S. Weeks Chair in Latin American StudiesProfessor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures This presentation will discuss the urgency to engage in trans-disciplinary research, to meditate about the transformation of existing disciplinary formations in the Humanities and the Social Sciences within Caribbean Studies. Martinez-San Miguel will illustrate trans-disciplinary research by discussing two cases. First, she will discuss Lourdes Casal's trans-disciplinary contributions using three concrete examples: Academic training and doctoral dissertation Study of Cuban exile and migration by combining research approaches from psychology, sociology and literary and cultural studies Focus on womanist recoveries of Cuban history and diasporic experiences as precursors to work on sexuality and gender studies. She will then discuss her most recent book project in archipelagic studies, that explores questions from history, political economics and geography to examine the meaning of the archipelago as a theoretical prism through which literary and artistic conceptualizations of the Caribbean have been developed. R.S.V.P. here Refreshments provided Albert Pick Hall1541 Brescia Avenue, Suite 110Coral Gables, FL 33146
Edward W.D. Norton Lecture: How Things Have Changed in 50 Years
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:30 – 7pm The MOS and BPEI Alumni Association (Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D.) will host the Edward W.D. Norton Lecture on Thursday, November 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Jose Berrocal Auditorium, 2nd floor. Douglas Anderson, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, will present "How Things Have Changed in 50 Years." Website: bascompalmer.org… For additional information, call 305-326-6110, fax 305-326-6518 or email bpeicme@med.miami.edu.
Food Waste Movie
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6 – 8pm Join us for a special movie screening of "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste"Nov 30 at 6 pm in Ungar 230-C/D (2nd fl in the Eco System Science and Policy Dpt)ZERO WASTE Picnic served - RSVP by sending "Movie" to Taryn Dennie - tjd63@miami.edu   WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows ushow each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.  www.wastedfilm.com  DIRECTED BY Anna Chai; Nari Kye  PRODUCED BY Joe Caterini; Lydia Tenaglia presented by Student Government ECO Agency, sponsored by UM Dining
Surviving End of Semester Burnout: Recognizing Signs of Burnout, Implementing Self-Care while Completing the Semester
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6 – 7pm Sponsored by the Counseling Center  Location: Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 989, Medical Campus
Anime Club Weekly Meetings
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 117 Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30 – 8pm Anime Club's weekly meetings are to help bring together anime watchers within the UM student body. Meetings include fun activities and viewing of a variety of anime shows. These meetings are help once a week on Thursdays at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM which includes the dates: 09/14/2017 09/21/2017 09/28/2017 10/05/2017 10/19/2017 10/26/2017 11/02/2017 11/16/2017 11/30/2017
First Generation U General Body Meeting
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 106 Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30pm General Body Meetings 09/07/2017 09/21/2017 10/05/2017 10/19/2017 11/02/2017 11/16/2017 11/30/2017
FREE: Frost Wind Ensemble- Homage
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm UM Gusman Concert Hall Chee Weng Yim, guest conductor Robert Carnochan, director The FROST Wind Ensemble pays homage to conductor and composer Stanis"naw Skrowaczewski and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky, both of whom died recently. FROST School’s DMA student Chee Weng Yim conducts the world premiere of his own transcription of Stuckys’ only composed symphony. The New York Times called Stucky's writing “intricate yet…accessible.” FREE!
CAM Fest: Vintage Pop
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 8 – 9pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Raina Murnak, director Don't miss a night of students recreating the sound of the classic pop music styles of the 1950's, 60's and 70's.
Department of Surgery: International Trauma Tele-Grand Rounds
Friday, December 1, 2017, 8 – 9am The Department of Surgery will host a weekly International Trauma Tele-Grand Rounds each Friday, at 8 a.m., on the first, third and fifth Friday of the month, and at noon, on the second and fourth Friday of the month. The presentations will be held at Ryder Trauma Center in Rm T208 or via video conference from your computer. Faculty, residents, fellows, observers and medical students from all over the world come together to review complex case presentations and advanced trauma and critical care topics. Key points include mechanism of injury, resuscitation, laboratory and imaging diagnostics, surgical interventions, postoperative patient care, evaluation of treatment decisison, and review of the literature. The highly interactive format allows participants to evaluate differences in trauma care across international health systems. The series is accredited by the AMA PRA category 1 credit. For more information or to participate, contact Betty Nessl-Brandow at 305-585-3004 or bnesslbrandow@med.miami.edu.
Miami High Rise Exhibition
Friday, December 1, 2017, 10am – 5pm October 6, 2017 - December 12, 2017 - MIAMI High Rise Exhibition Miami Center for Architecture and Design100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132 Opening reception on October 14, 2017
SEEDS Distinguished Lecturer - Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag
Friday, December 1, 2017, 11am – 1:30pm Julie A. Freischlag has helped to drive change in academic medicine with a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more than 15 years, she has led education and training programs at top medical schools in her role as professor and chair of surgery and vascular surgery departments. Freischlag also has more than 30 years of experience leading patient-care services as chief of surgery or vascular surgery at nationally ranked hospitals. She served as professor, chair of the surgery department and surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She led initiatives to expand research, add specialty clinical services, improve patient-centered care and patient safety, redesign the surgical training program and enhance academic career paths for faculty. She has published more than 250 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters, she has published on burnout and work-life balance. She has mentored students, residents and young faculty and is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from her expertise in vascular diseases, teamwork and patient safety, leadership and work-life balance to women succeeding in health professions. RSVP at seedsfreischlag2.eventbrite.com
Lecture Series: Green Roof Technologies
Perez Architecture Center, 130 Friday, December 1, 2017, 12 – 2pm MRED+U Lecture Series: Green Roof Technologies 
UM Video Games Club Weekly meetings
Whitten Learning Center, 160 Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:30 – 10pm
BUY NOW: FROST Jazz Vocal I, FROST Jazz Vocal II, and FROST Extensions
Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm UM Gusman Concert Hall Kate Reid, director FROST Extensions and FROST Jazz Vocal I opens this concert for the featured ensemble, FROST Jazz Vocal II which will perform swing pieces, Latin-tinged songs and ballads from the jazz standard repertoire. The program features the music of some of the greatest arrangers in vocal jazz, such as Kerry Marsh, Jen Barnes, Michele Weir, Gene Puerling, Phil Mattson and Matt Falker.
Movie Night
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 103 Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Lanjiabao Ge, piano
Friday, December 1, 2017, 8 – 9pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Master’s Recital
Practical Applications of New Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Technologies (SD-OCT, OCT-A, SS-OCT) for Ocular Disease
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7am – 6pm Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is now a widely utilized ophthalmic diagnostic technology. This program, which includes the co-inventors of the technology among its faculty, is unique in its approach. The basic physical principles of OCT and new OCT imaging modalities are reviewed, followed by a comprehensive discussion and review of current clinical applications in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmic, corneal, and retinal diseases. Case-based presentations and discussions with faculty and meeting attendees will highlight the utility and important role of OCT imaging in identifying ocular disease and its response to treatment in clinical practice. Website: http://bascompalmer.org/calendar/2017/12/02/ophthalmic-imaging-2018-optical-coherence-tomography-oct-applications-and-f Location: The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL Registration fee: $300 For more info: Call 305-326-6110, Fax 305-326-6518 or Email bpeicme@med.miami.edu. CME Credits: 7.00
Green Roof Technologies
Perez Architecture Center, 130 Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8am – 3:30pm MREDU Lecture - Green Roof Technologies
Free Community Day
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 12 – 3pm Join storyteller Katie Adams for a reading of her Stories from the Sea (1:00 pm), which features folk tales from around the world; learn about coral reefs and University of Miami's "Rescue a Reef" program; participate in a scavenger hunt through the Lowe's exhibitions, Michele Oka Doner: Into the Mysterium and Pop Art Prints from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and create your own ocean-inspired silkscreen. RSVP at lowersvp@miami.edu.
GSA: Finals Study Break
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 12 – 4pm Location: Shalala Student Center, Room 208, Coral Gables Campus
2017 Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8 – 11:30pm The ’Canes will play the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8 p.m. (EST) at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Game Tickets: ACC Football Championship Game ticket requests are being taken exclusively for Hurricane Club members and season ticket holders until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 20th. Hurricane Club members may call 1-800-GOCANES or 305-284-2263 to place their requests. The University of Miami anticipates selling out of their allotment through the request period, and will not have any tickets available to the general public. Please note that the UM Alumni Association does not have game tickets for the ACC Football Championship Game. ACC Football Championship game tickets from the ACC directly are sold out. Alumni/Fan Events: The following complimentary events, hosted by the ACC, are open to all alumni and fans: ACC Fan Central – Friday, December 1st, 7 to 11 p.m., EpiCentre, Uptown CharlotteACC FanFest – Saturday, December 2nd, 2 to 7 p.m., Tryon Street (between Stonewall & 4th) Game Watch Parties: Join your fellow alumni and friends at UM Alumni Association Game Watch Parties taking place across the country! Hosted by ’Cane Communities, Game Watch Parties are the perfect opportunity to cheer on the ’Canes in the ACC Football Championship Game, and to meet local UM alumni and fans in your area. Please click here for a list of Game Watch locations. For more information, please contact the UM Alumni Association at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867), 305-284-2872, or by email at alumni@miami.edu. Please check back for details regarding UM’s bowl game, including UM Alumni Association programming, when UM’s bowl game selection is officially announced on Sunday, December 3, 2017.
BUY NOW: Time- Past, Present, Future Frost Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8 – 9:30pm UM Gusman Concert hall Asiya Korepanova, piano Thomas Sleeper, conductor Frost alumna and award-winning pianist Asiya Korepanova returns to perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with Thomas Sleeper conducting the Frost Symphony Orchestra. Korepanova has appeared with orchestras around the globe and premiered numerous original works. The evening concludes with Sleeper’s Symphony No. 1, which was recently performed in Virginia and Washington D.C.
Jonathon Winter, violin
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 2:30 – 3:30pm Church of the Venerable Bede Master’s Recital
Winter Wonderful: FROST School of Music Holiday Dinner
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 6:30 – 11:30pm J.W. Marriott Marquis FROST School of Music celebrates its annual holiday candlelight dinner featuring carols and holiday favorites performed by over 200 stellar choir and instrumental students. Proceeds benefit music scholarships and the Shalala MusicReach Mentoring Program. For tickets and information, visit winterwonderful.com.
Chi Omega Chapter
Whitten Learning Center, 110 Sunday, December 3, 2017, 8 – 10pm
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: SAMHD1-Mediated Restriction of HIV-1 in Macrophage
Monday, December 4, 2017, 12 – 1pm The Department of Microbiology and Immunology will host a seminar on Monday, December 4, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building, Eckhard Podack Seminar Room 3109. Timothy Plitnik, a graduate student in Dr. Mario Stevenson's laboratory will present “SAMHD1-Mediated Restriction of HIV-1 in Macrophage.” For more information, contact Tania Suarez at 305-243-6655 or t.suarez@med.miami.edu.
SCCC BBSR Weekly Quantitative Science Clinic
Monday, December 4, 2017, 12 – 1:30pm The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a weekly Quantitative Science Clinic, open to all Sylvester members, affiliates and staff, every Monday, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Don Soffer Clinical Research Building, room 705. A light lunch will be provided. At the clinics, researchers will discuss their statistical questions or issues in a group environment. The Quantitative Science Clinic staff will provide expert biostatistical, bioinformatics, and computational advice to cancer researchers, on all phases of research, including analysis plans, sample size calculations, statistical study design, interpretation of quantitative findings, and high throughput genomic data analysis. To participate, researchers will need to complete a Quantitative Science Clinic request form and submit via email to the BBSR clinic general email account (bbc-clinic@miami.edu) at least three days in advance. Clinics will be confirmed by an email response from the BBSR administration outlining scheduled date and time, requesting researcher, location, and topic for discussion. (Note: Mentors/supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend the clinic with students and postdoctoral fellows.) Researchers who have simple datasets to be analyzed have the option of emailing their de-identified data, prior to clinic discussion, to the BBSR clinic general email account (bbc-clinic@miami.edu). Preferred formats are R, SPSS, SAS, and .cvs files. Identifiable data MUST be removed from the files prior to submitting to our core. For more information, contact Steven Chen, Ph.D., Core Director, at bbc-clinic@miami.edu or 305-243-2865.
Big Data Conference & Workshop
Monday, December 4, 2017, 2 – 7pm CCS is pleased to announce Daniel Cohen, Senior Vice President, Emerging Payments for MasterCard Latin America and the Caribbean will offer the keynote address. Mr. Cohen is responsible for leading the development and commercialization of innovative payment solutions that can be used at the check-out counter, via the web, mobile phone, tablet, and beyond. Big data, advanced computing, and algorithms are rapidly and profoundly changing every sphere of human activity; Airbnb, Uber, and Fitbit are just a few examples. Today, over 3.6 billion people worldwide are deeply engaged with smartphone devices, wearables, and Internet-of-things technologies while artificial intelligence also promises to create a wave of new products.  Advanced computing gives us the ability to reliably and cost effectively store petabytes of data; and machine learning algorithms can crunch through massive datasets in real time to extract business intelligence and socially relevant information, giving firms new marketing tools, like mobile geo-social targeting. These tools have also empowered customers, making them more savvy in their interactions with business. The businesses, nonprofits, health care providers, government agencies, entrepreneurs, and educational institutions that harness these trends have an historic opportunity to gain an advantage over their competitors. Day 1  - To address the challenges and opportunities these changes spawn, UM Center for Computational Science invites you to network with South Florida private- and public-sector healthcare providers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, educators and researchers, and hear panel discussions on Big Data. Day 2  - The Big Data Conference dives deeper into the topics explored in Day 1, specifically on building data science competence at your organization. This will be an interactive workshop with examples of the possible compositions of data scientist teams, driven by the types of problems that you are looking to solve, an examination on the processes that the data need to go through from database to insight, an examination of the infrastructure needs both in terms of storage and computing power, caveats and limitations of data analyses, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to bring in their own problem as a test case, and apply the concepts discussed in the workshop by designing a pipeline for analysis to address it. Given the interactive nature of the workshop, participation is limited, so register early! LOCATION UM Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 DAY 1  MONDAY 12/4 | Free  Register here 1:00-2:00 PM Registration 2:00-5:00 PM Panel DiscussionsThe Disruptive Power of Artificial Intelligence and Business |  MODERATOR Joseph JohnsonImplementation of Big Data and Analytics in Your Organization | MODERATOR   Pete Martinez5:00 - 7:00 PM Networking Reception  DAY 2  TUESDAY 12/5  | $200   Register here 8:00-9:00 AM Registration 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Business Applications of Data Science WorkshopsWorkshopsData Strategy  | Connecting Data to your Business strategyData Engineering  | Getting the right data to the right place at the right timeData in Action: Data  | Different types of analytical approaches to solve different business problems Are we There Yet?  | Getting Your Firm Ready for exploiting the power of data science  A full conference program is forthcoming.  
Chemistry Workshop M 3:35-4:25 pm
Mahoney-Pearson Commons, 114 Monday, December 4, 2017, 3:35 – 4:35pm
Luso-Brazilian Movie Series: Vozes Femininas
Monday, December 4, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30pm Luso-Brazilian Movie Series: Vozes Femininas Presents Casa de Areia Monday, December 4 at 6:30PM | Merrick 205
GSA: Game Night
Monday, December 4, 2017, 7 – 9pm Graduate Sudent Association Final time TBD
Holocaust Film Series Screening the Holocaust #3, featuring: AFTER AUSCHWITZ
Monday, December 4, 2017, 7 – 9pm Monday, December 4 at 7pm Holocaust Film Series “Screening the Holocaust” #3, featuring:   AFTER AUSCHWITZ Florida Premiere! An emotionally poignant story that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. These women all moved to Los Angeles, married, raised children and became “Americans” but they never truly found a place to call home. What makes the story so much more fascinating is how these women saw, interpreted and interacted with the changing face of America in the second half of the 20th century. They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking, but always inspiring. Director Jon Kean will be in attendance!  Opening Remarks by Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director, Holocaust Studies Summer Institute/ School of Education at UM; District Education Specialist/ Holocaust Education, Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  Co-sponsored with the Miami Jewish Film Festival, The Holocaust Teacher Institute at the University of Miami, The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Cinematheque.  At Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. Advance registration required via the Jewish Film Festival website.
Pre-dental Society
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 201 Monday, December 4, 2017, 8 – 9pm
Grade Roster available to Faculty
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Grade Roster available to Faculty
Fall 2017 Classes End
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 8am – 11pm Last day of class for the Fall 2017 semester.
NOW General Body Meeting
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 316 Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:30 – 8pm
Lecture by Ruth Ellen Gruber, on Jewish Heritage in Europe: From Dark Spaces to Tourist Attractions?
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:30 – 9pm Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30pm Lecture by Ruth Gruber, on Jewish Heritage in Europe: From ‘Dark Spaces’ to Tourist Attractions? Ruth Ellen Gruber is an award-winning American writer and independent scholar whose areas of expertise include contemporary Jewish heritage issues in Europe.  At the Miller Center on University of Miami Coral Gables Campus, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building Auditorium, Coral Gables, FL 33146. RSVP: ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274.
Project Planning Meetings
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 201 Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30pm Engineers Without Borders Ecuador Project is partnered with the community of Las Mercedes to assist in improving their sanitation system. We are planning on traveling this Winter break to build outhouses for those in the community that are without them. We will be designing the outhouses and coordinating the travel logistics for this implementation trip.
Nanami Morikawa, jazz voice
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 8 – 9pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Senior Recital
General Body Meetings
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 107 Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 9 – 10pm General Body Meeting. Presentations. 11/7;11/21;12/05;12/12
SEEDS "You Choose" Gradute Symposium
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 9am – 5pm SEEDS “You Choose” Presents: Day-long cognitive studies symposium for UM graduatestudents “The symposium will provide a forum for graduate students to present and exchange research on human cognition, perception, language and other topics in the cognitive sciences. The symposium will be organized by faculty volunteers from the newlyformed UM Cognitive Studies Network, a group of researchers from several different departments who share an interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching in cognitivestudies.
Research Writing Support @ Med Campus
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 2 – 6pm A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations. Areas of Support Grant writing and editing Scholarly manuscript preparation and editing Poster presentations Multimedia and oral presentations Residency and fellowship applications Personal statements Clear and concise scientific writing Writing consultants are available at the CTSI Suite located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC), Room 710C, during the following days and times. Schedule Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Wednesdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m  To schedule your appointment, call 305-243-5096 or email CTSIservices@med.miami.edu ContactHave questions about the Research Writing Support Program? Please contact Joanna Johnson, Ph.D.Director of WritingCollege of Arts & Sciencesjsjohnson@miami.edu miamictsi.org… 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds: Improving Patient Transitions to Rehabilitation Facilities
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30pm The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will host Grand Rounds on Wednesday, December 6, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Jackson Memorial Hospital, Central 2 Auditorium. Lauren Shapiro, M.D., MPH, will present , "Improving Patient Transitions to Rehabilitation Facilities."
French Film Series: Fall 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5 – 7pm French Film Series: Fall 2017 "Contemporary auteurs in French and Francophone Cinema" Presents Dheepan - Wednesday, October 11 Mommy - Wednesday, November 8 Timbuktu - Wednesday, December 6 All screenings will be held at 5PM in MLL Library (Merrick 210-02); Films are shown in French with English subtitles.
Team Captain Info Session for Relay for Life
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 201 Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:30 – 8pm Description of Event: Student organizations on campus usually make teams to participate in Relay for Life, and this is an info session for team captains to understand how to go about making a team and recruiting for their team, as well as fundraising for Relay for Life with their team
Roots General Meetings
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 118 Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7 – 8pm
Book Talk: The Afterlife of al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 8 – 9pm BookTalk: Christina Civantos discusses her new book, The Afterlife of al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:00pmBooks & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 For more info:http://bit.ly/BookTalk-Civantos The Afterlife of al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives is the first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the Arab and Hispanic worlds, examining how Muslim Iberia operates as an icon or symbol of identity in twentieth and twenty-first century narrative, drama, television, and film from the Arab world, Spain, and Argentina. Christina Civantos is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Miami.
Planet Kreyol General Body Meeting
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 102 Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 8 – 9pm
Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Improving Outcome Using Near Infrared Spectroscopic Monitoring of Cerebral Oxygenation
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:45 – 8am The Department of Anesthesiology will host Grand Rounds on Thursday, September 28, from 6:45 to 8 a.m., in the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, third-floor auditorium. Hilary P. Grocott, M.D., of the University of Manitoba,  will present “Improving Outcome Using Near Infrared Spectroscopic Monitoring of Cerebral Oxygenation.” For more information, contact Marsha Williams at 305-585-1191 ext. 2-2 or mwilliams@med.miami.edu.
Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7 – 8:30am The Department of Ophthalmology hosts Grand Rounds each Thursday, from 7 to 8:00 a.m., in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Jose Berrocal Auditorium. Faculty, residents, fellows, observers and medical students come together to learn of the newest clinical research and treatments to increase their medical knowledge and improve patient care.
Biostat Roundtable- REDCap Introduction
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12 – 1pm Resource: Dr. Shari Messinger Cayetano, Director of Biostatistics Collaboration & Consulting Core (BCCC) Associate Professor of Biostatistics Division of Biostatistics Department of Public Health Sciences Location: CRB 1078, Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC) 1120 NW 14th St Who Should Attend? Principal Investigators, Study Coordinators, Research Assistants, Administrators, Program Managers, Clinical Research Professionals and UM Graduate Students (max 10 people) RSVP to Maria Jimenez-Rodriguezmjrodriguez@biostat.med.miami.edu
Pharmacology Seminar Series: Glial TNFR2, a Protective Signal in Neuroimmune Disease
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12 – 1pm The Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology will host a seminar on Thursday, December 7, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building, Room 6018. Roberta Brambilla, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery, will present "Glial TNFR2, a Protective Signal in Neuroimmune Disease."  For more information, contact Sara Pizano at 305-243-3419.
Research Writing Support @ Med Campus
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12 – 5pm A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations. Areas of Support Grant writing and editing Scholarly manuscript preparation and editing Poster presentations Multimedia and oral presentations Residency and fellowship applications Personal statements Clear and concise scientific writing Writing consultants are available at the CTSI Suite located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC), Room 710C, during the following days and times. Schedule Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Wednesdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m  To schedule your appointment, call 305-243-5096 or email CTSIservices@med.miami.edu ContactHave questions about the Research Writing Support Program? Please contact Joanna Johnson, Ph.D.Director of WritingCollege of Arts & Sciencesjsjohnson@miami.edu miamictsi.org… 
German Program: Film Series - Fall 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6 – 8pm German Program: Film Series - Fall 2017  Presents Lola rennt - Thursday, October 12th  Barbara - Thursday, November 16th Auf der anderen Seite - Thursday, December 7th  All screenings will be held at 6PM in MLL Library (Merrick 210-02); Movie shown in German with English subtitles.
Anime Club Weekly Meetings
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 117 Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30 – 8pm Anime Club's weekly meetings are to help bring together anime watchers within the UM student body. Meetings include fun activities and viewing of a variety of anime shows. These meetings are help once a week on Thursdays at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM which includes the dates: 09/14/2017 09/21/2017 09/28/2017 10/05/2017 10/19/2017 10/26/2017 11/02/2017 11/16/2017 11/30/2017
GSA: Lowe After Hours
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7 – 9pm Location: Lowe Art Museum
Brandon Guillen, French horn
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 8 – 9pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Artist Diploma Recital
Maximizing Mentoring: Preparing Mentors and Students for Overcoming Barriers
Friday, December 8, 2017, 10 – 11:30am The University Of Miami Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach, the Graduate School and Florida International University Present Maximizing Mentoring: Preparing Mentors and Students for Overcoming Barriers Whether through formal mentoring programs or informal mentoring interactions (e.g., in office hours, in the lab/field, after class), we have the opportunity to have an impact on our students. Mentoring is not without challenges. This session will focus on the power of mentoring, and the ways we can gain the most or maximize our mentoring interactions. Research has documented particular barriers that can stand in the way of effective mentoring. Participants will engage in strategies to avoid key pitfalls and navigate frequently-encountered challenges, including nuances of difficult conversations. As mentoring interactions which take place in-class often set the tone for the possibilities for mentoring, whether formally or informally, particular attention will be paid for how instructors can maximize mentoring within class. Led by Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Ph.D, Professor of Psychology and Education, and Director of the Weissman Center for Leadership at Mount Holyoke College. To attend, please R.S.V.P. to mrobertson@miami.edu Location:  University of Miami’s Shalala Student Center 330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL  33146 Activities Room South, Third Floor
Miami High Rise Exhibition
Friday, December 8, 2017, 10am – 5pm October 6, 2017 - December 12, 2017 - MIAMI High Rise Exhibition Miami Center for Architecture and Design100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132 Opening reception on October 14, 2017
n honor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Department of Art and Art History presents Visionaries: UMFA
Friday, December 8, 2017, 6 – 9pm Visionaries: UMFA 2017 Exhibition on view: December 1 - January 19, 2018Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4Miami, FL 33127 In honor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Department of Art and Art History presents Visionaries: UMFA featuring artwork of students earning their Masters in Fine Arts. Works on display include painting, sculpture, photography and more. The MFA program is a 60-credit, three-year program resulting in a terminal degree that both prepares students to enter the professional, studio art world and qualifies them for college teaching. The program is highly competitive, with applicants coming from across the country and around the world. Featuring Patricia CookeChristine Di StaolaKarli EvansAlex HodgeIzia LindsayJeannette Stargala Visionaries will be on view from December 1 - January 19, 2018 at the University of Miami Art Gallery located inside the Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. An opening reception will be held for the artists on Saturday, December 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. *Hours may be subject to change, please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. Appointments and Private Tours available. For more follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries For more information about the exhibition or the UM Gallery contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director and Curator at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.
BUY NOW: Ensemble Ibis: Music of Augusta Read Thomas
Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm UM Gusman Concert Hall Shawn Crouch, director Ensemble Ibis offers an evening of cutting-edge music by FROST faculty composers and the Grammy-winning, FROST 2017 Distinguished Visiting Composer-In-Residence, Augusta Read Thomas. As one American critic stated, Read Thomas “is without question one of the best and most important composers that this country has today.” 
GSA: Finals Study Break
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12 – 4pm Location: Shalala Student Center, Room 208, Coral Gables Campus
Diego Mauricio Matallana, double bass
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8 – 9pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Master’s Recital
Art Basel Miami Beach Bubbles & Brunch
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10am – 1pm Celebrate Art Week with a lavish brunch at the Lowe Art Museum, followed by a talk by Michele Oka Doner in the adjacent Storer Auditorium. Free with Museum admission ($12.50). Free for Lowe members and VIP cardholders to Art Basel and the Art Week fairs and shows. Click for tickets.
Elena Blyskal, soprano
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2 – 3pm Broby Rehearsal Hall Doctoral Lecture Recital
Diana Rada, harp
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7 – 8pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Master’s Recital
Frost Symphonic Winds: Places
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm UM Gusman Concert Hall Robert Carnochan, conductor Steven Moore, conductor This concert for armchair traveling offers a repertoire of music for wind band evoking a “place.” The program take us out on Henry Fillmore’s Miami March to Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry. From there, it’s on to Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Milhaud’s Suite Française and Reed’s Russian Christmas Music. 
NEW DATE: Musical Theater Workshop: The Music of Broadway from the Golden Age to Today
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8 – 9:30pm UM Gusman Concert Hall Frank Ragsdale, director The Musical Theater Workshop is one of the many ensemble opportunities offered at the Frost School of Music, which is available exclusively to all currently enrolled University of Miami students. In the class, students learn about all types of music theater and associated styles. Students will leave the class prepared to audition for musicals. The public is invited to watch this process unfold. 
Miami High Rise Exhibition
Monday, December 11, 2017, 10am – 5pm October 6, 2017 - December 12, 2017 - MIAMI High Rise Exhibition Miami Center for Architecture and Design100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132 Opening reception on October 14, 2017
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Development and Testing of Secreted Gp96-Ig Zika Virus (ZIKV) Vaccine
Monday, December 11, 2017, 12 – 1pm The Department of Microbiology & Immunology will host a seminar on Monday, December 11, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building, Eckhard Podack Seminar Room 3109. Natasa Strbo, M.D., Ph.D., research assistant professor, will present “Development and Testing of Secreted Gp96-Ig Zika Virus (ZIKV) Vaccine.” For more information, contact Tania Suarez at 305-243-6655 or t.suarez@med.miami.edu.
SCCC BBSR Weekly Quantitative Science Clinic
Monday, December 11, 2017, 12 – 1:30pm The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a weekly Quantitative Science Clinic, open to all Sylvester members, affiliates and staff, every Monday, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Don Soffer Clinical Research Building, room 705. A light lunch will be provided. At the clinics, researchers will discuss their statistical questions or issues in a group environment. The Quantitative Science Clinic staff will provide expert biostatistical, bioinformatics, and computational advice to cancer researchers, on all phases of research, including analysis plans, sample size calculations, statistical study design, interpretation of quantitative findings, and high throughput genomic data analysis. To participate, researchers will need to complete a Quantitative Science Clinic request form and submit via email to the BBSR clinic general email account (bbc-clinic@miami.edu) at least three days in advance. Clinics will be confirmed by an email response from the BBSR administration outlining scheduled date and time, requesting researcher, location, and topic for discussion. (Note: Mentors/supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend the clinic with students and postdoctoral fellows.) Researchers who have simple datasets to be analyzed have the option of emailing their de-identified data, prior to clinic discussion, to the BBSR clinic general email account (bbc-clinic@miami.edu). Preferred formats are R, SPSS, SAS, and .cvs files. Identifiable data MUST be removed from the files prior to submitting to our core. For more information, contact Steven Chen, Ph.D., Core Director, at bbc-clinic@miami.edu or 305-243-2865.
The College of Arts and Sciences College Council Meeting
Monday, December 11, 2017, 12:30 – 2pm The College of Arts & Sciences College Council Meeting
Nicole Oswald, violin
Monday, December 11, 2017, 2 – 3pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Artist Diploma Recital
College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Meetings
Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:30 – 5pm The College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Meeting - November 13th, 2017 Faculty meeting has been CANCELLED
The College of Arts and Sciences End-of-year Celebration
Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:30 – 6pm The College of Arts and Sciences End-of-year Celebration
Jens Peterson, tuba
Monday, December 11, 2017, 5 – 6pm Church of the Venerable Bede Doctoral Recital
Lecture by Prof. Sam Edelman, on The New Anti-Semitism: Where Christianity, the Right, the Left and Islam Meet.
Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:30 – 10pm Monday, December 11 at 7:30pm Lecture by Prof. Sam Edelman, on The New Anti-Semitism: Where Christianity, the Right, the Left and Islam Meet. Today's anti­-Semitism is a new phenomenon melding Marxism, the new left, the old fascism and the neo-Nazism of David Duke and the KKK, the Islamic Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran. It is embodied in the anti-Zionism and anti­-Israelism expressed on college campuses, in the liberal and conservative press and in the actions of those who support the boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. This presentation will explore what is said in words and images by these various groups that are without question anti­-Semitic. Co-sponsored with Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). At the Miller Center on University of Miami Campus, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building Auditorium, Coral Gables, FL 33146. RSVP: ccjs@miami.edu; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274.
Priscila Navarro, piano
Monday, December 11, 2017, 8 – 9pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Artist Diploma Recital
Miami High Rise Exhibition
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 10am – 5pm October 6, 2017 - December 12, 2017 - MIAMI High Rise Exhibition Miami Center for Architecture and Design100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132 Opening reception on October 14, 2017
Borders and Migrations in the Trump Era
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12 – 1:30pm An interdisciplinary engagement of borders and migrations, steeped in history. Encompassing the proposed border wall, the three Trump travel bans, and refugee restrictions, Professor  Steven W. Bender will focus on Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico border, while instructing on histories and identifying myths from the contentious and longstanding debates over culture, security, and material prosperity. Ultimately, borders are artificial and often the product and sites of war, conquest, struggle, purchase, and continued contestation. Despite their artificiality, they pose real consequences for many migrants who carry our hyper-securitized border with them on their journeys toward the American Dream.  Tuesday, December 22, 2017 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. here Lunch provided Albert Pick Hall1541 Brescia Avenue, Suite 110Coral Gables, FL 33146
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: Mindful Living
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12 – 1pm Mindful Living This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. This month’s seminar will highlight helpful hints for approaching the holiday season, so that it may be enjoyed without the traditional trappings of the season. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. Miller School campus: Tuesday, December 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 620RSMAS campus: Wednesday, December 13th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library Media RoomCoral Gables campus: Thursday, December 14th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB Register through http://ulearn.miami.eduFor help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars,please call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
General Body Meetings
Dooly Memorial Classroom Bldg, 107 Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 9 – 10pm General Body Meeting. Presentations. 11/7;11/21;12/05;12/12
Biostat Clinic- Sample Size and Power Considerations In Clinical and Translational Research
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12 – 1pm Resource: Dr. Shari Messinger Cayetano, Director of Biostatistics Collaboration & Consulting Core (BCCC) Associate Professor of Biostatistics Division of Biostatistics Department of Public Health Sciences Location: CRB 1995, Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC) 1120 NW 14th St Who Should Attend? Principal Investigators, Study Coordinators, Research Assistants, Administrators, Program Managers, Clinical Research Professionals and UM Graduate Students RSVP to Maria Jimenez-Rodriguezmjrodriguez@biostat.med.miami.edu
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: Mindful Living
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12 – 1pm Mindful Living This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. This month’s seminar will highlight helpful hints for approaching the holiday season, so that it may be enjoyed without the traditional trappings of the season. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. Miller School campus: Tuesday, December 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 620RSMAS campus: Wednesday, December 13th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library Media RoomCoral Gables campus: Thursday, December 14th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB Register through http://ulearn.miami.eduFor help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars,please call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
The College of Arts & Sciences Department Chairs Meeting
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 1:30 – 3pm The College of Arts and Sciences Department Chairs Meeting 
Research Writing Support @ Med Campus
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2 – 6pm A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations. Areas of Support Grant writing and editing Scholarly manuscript preparation and editing Poster presentations Multimedia and oral presentations Residency and fellowship applications Personal statements Clear and concise scientific writing Writing consultants are available at the CTSI Suite located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC), Room 710C, during the following days and times. Schedule Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Wednesdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m  To schedule your appointment, call 305-243-5096 or email CTSIservices@med.miami.edu ContactHave questions about the Research Writing Support Program? Please contact Joanna Johnson, Ph.D.Director of WritingCollege of Arts & Sciencesjsjohnson@miami.edu miamictsi.org… 
IBD Support Group
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7 – 8pm The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group will meet at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Room 1301, to discuss carbohydrate diet recommendations, as well as challenges and strategies for those affected by IBD.
Pink Prevention with WBHI
Whitten Learning Center, 110 Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 8 – 10pm
FALL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES-All Degrees
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12 – 11:59am FALL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES-All Degrees
Reading Day--No Classes Held
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Reading Day--No Classes Held
Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7 – 8:30am The Department of Ophthalmology hosts Grand Rounds each Thursday, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Jose Berrocal Auditorium. Faculty, residents, fellows, observers and medical students come together to learn of the newest clinical research and treatments to increase their medical knowledge and improve patient care.
Commencement Ceremony Fall 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 8am – 11pm Celebration of Commencement Ceremony for the Fall 2017 Semester.
U-SoA Commencement Ceremonies
Perez Architecture Center, 110 Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9am – 3pm U-SoA Commencement Ceremonies  UG @ 10a Commencement Exhibition Reception @ 12 noon Grad @ 2p 
Faculty and Staff Assitance Program: Mindful Living
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12 – 1pm Mindful Living This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. This month’s seminar will highlight helpful hints for approaching the holiday season, so that it may be enjoyed without the traditional trappings of the season. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. Miller School campus: Tuesday, December 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Room 620RSMAS campus: Wednesday, December 13th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library Media RoomCoral Gables campus: Thursday, December 14th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB Register through http://ulearn.miami.eduFor help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars,please call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Antigen Presentation in Graft Versus Host Disease
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12 – 1pm The Department of Microbiology and Immunology will host a seminar on Thursday, December 14, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building, Eckhard Podack Seminar Room 3109. Geoffrey Hill, M.D., professor of medicine at The University of Queensland, Australia, will present “Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Antigen Presentation in Graft Versus Host Disease.” For more information, contact Tania Suarez at 305-243-6655 or t.suarez@med.miami.edu.
Research Writing Support @ Med Campus
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12 – 5pm A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations. Areas of Support Grant writing and editing Scholarly manuscript preparation and editing Poster presentations Multimedia and oral presentations Residency and fellowship applications Personal statements Clear and concise scientific writing Writing consultants are available at the CTSI Suite located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC), Room 710C, during the following days and times. Schedule Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Wednesdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m  To schedule your appointment, call 305-243-5096 or email CTSIservices@med.miami.edu ContactHave questions about the Research Writing Support Program? Please contact Joanna Johnson, Ph.D.Director of WritingCollege of Arts & Sciencesjsjohnson@miami.edu miamictsi.org… 
Classes Resume after Reading Day
Friday, December 15, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Classes Resume after Reading Day
Department of Surgery: International Trauma Tele-Grand Rounds
Friday, December 15, 2017, 8 – 9am The Department of Surgery will host a weekly International Trauma Tele-Grand Rounds each Friday, at 8 a.m., on the first, third and fifth Friday of the month, and at noon, on the second and fourth Friday of the month. The presentations will be held at Ryder Trauma Center in Rm T208 or via video conference from your computer. Faculty, residents, fellows, observers and medical students from all over the world come together to review complex case presentations and advanced trauma and critical care topics. Key points include mechanism of injury, resuscitation, laboratory and imaging diagnostics, surgical interventions, postoperative patient care, evaluation of treatment decisison, and review of the literature. The highly interactive format allows participants to evaluate differences in trauma care across international health systems. The series is accredited by the AMA PRA category 1 credit. For more information or to participate, contact Betty Nessl-Brandow at 305-585-3004 or bnesslbrandow@med.miami.edu.
NEW DATE: FROST Opera Theater: Lully to Debussy
Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Alan Johnson, program and music director Jeffrey Buchman, stage director Staged scenes drawn from the body of French historical repertoire sets the scene leading to Frost Opera Theater’s spring production of Massenet’s masterpiece Cendrillon (Cinderella).
NEW DATE: FROST Opera Theater: Lully to Debussy
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Alan Johnson, program and music director Jeffrey Buchman, stage director Staged scenes drawn from the body of French historical repertoire sets the scene leading to Frost Opera Theater’s spring production of Massenet’s masterpiece Cendrillon (Cinderella).
Tianyuan (Ken) Ge, upright bass
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 6 – 7pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall Doctoral Recital
Classes continue
Monday, December 18, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Classes continue
SCCC BBSR Weekly Quantitative Science Clinic
Monday, December 18, 2017, 12 – 1:30pm The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a weekly Quantitative Science Clinic, open to all Sylvester members, affiliates and staff, every Monday, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Don Soffer Clinical Research Building, room 705. A light lunch will be provided. At the clinics, researchers will discuss their statistical questions or issues in a group environment. The Quantitative Science Clinic staff will provide expert biostatistical, bioinformatics, and computational advice to cancer researchers, on all phases of research, including analysis plans, sample size calculations, statistical study design, interpretation of quantitative findings, and high throughput genomic data analysis. To participate, researchers will need to complete a Quantitative Science Clinic request form and submit via email to the BBSR clinic general email account (bbc-clinic@miami.edu) at least three days in advance. Clinics will be confirmed by an email response from the BBSR administration outlining scheduled date and time, requesting researcher, location, and topic for discussion. (Note: Mentors/supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend the clinic with students and postdoctoral fellows.) Researchers who have simple datasets to be analyzed have the option of emailing their de-identified data, prior to clinic discussion, to the BBSR clinic general email account (bbc-clinic@miami.edu). Preferred formats are R, SPSS, SAS, and .cvs files. Identifiable data MUST be removed from the files prior to submitting to our core. For more information, contact Steven Chen, Ph.D., Core Director, at bbc-clinic@miami.edu or 305-243-2865.
Small Jazz Ensemble Concert
Monday, December 18, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30pm Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall John Daversa, director
Classes continue
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Classes continue
BUY NOW: Christmas Concert with Frost Studio Jazz Band
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30pm UM Gusman Concert Hall Stephen Guerra, Jr., director This program will feature the Frost Studio Jazz Band with singers from the Jazz Vocal department singing holiday favorites such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town, You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and more. It will be a fun filled evening with some surprises!
Classes continue
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Classes continue
Graduate School Deadline for Completion of Dissertation/Thesis
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Graduate School Deadline for Completion of Dissertation/Thesis
SEMESTER ENDS (11:00PM)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm SEMESTER ENDS (11:00PM)
Research Writing Support @ Med Campus
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 2 – 6pm A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations. Areas of Support Grant writing and editing Scholarly manuscript preparation and editing Poster presentations Multimedia and oral presentations Residency and fellowship applications Personal statements Clear and concise scientific writing Writing consultants are available at the CTSI Suite located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC), Room 710C, during the following days and times. Schedule Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Wednesdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m  To schedule your appointment, call 305-243-5096 or email CTSIservices@med.miami.edu ContactHave questions about the Research Writing Support Program? Please contact Joanna Johnson, Ph.D.Director of WritingCollege of Arts & Sciencesjsjohnson@miami.edu miamictsi.org… 
Housing closes at NOON for ALL Students
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Housing closes at NOON for ALL Students
Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7 – 8:30am The Department of Ophthalmology hosts Grand Rounds each Thursday, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Jose Berrocal Auditorium. Faculty, residents, fellows, observers and medical students come together to learn of the newest clinical research and treatments to increase their medical knowledge and improve patient care.
Housing Closes at NOON for ALL Students
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 12pm Housing Closes at NOON for ALL Students
Normal Submission Period for Final Grades Completed; Grade Submission Extension Period Begins
Monday, December 25, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Normal Submission Period for Final Grades Completed; Grade Submission Extension Period Begins
Final Grade Submission Extension Period Ends; All Grades Entered and Released in CaneLink by 12:00 noon
Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Final Grade Submission Extension Period Ends; All Grades Entered and Released in CaneLink by 12 noon. 
Final Grades Available to Students in CaneLink
Thursday, December 28, 2017, 12am – 11:59pm Final Grades Available to Students in CaneLink
Deadline for Readmission
Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12am – 12pm Deadline for Readmission
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Thursday, January 4, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Friday, January 5, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Sunday, January 7, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Monday, January 8, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Sorority Recruitment participant Move-in
Monday, January 8, 2018, 5pm Sorority Recruitment participant Move-in
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Housing Available for Students
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm Housing Available for Students
Housing Available for Students
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12am Housing Available for Students
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
IBD Support Group
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7 – 8pm The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group will meet at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Room 1301, to discuss carbohydrate diet recommendations, as well as challenges and strategies for those affected by IBD.
International Student Orientation
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm International Student Orientation
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Spring 'Cane Kickoff
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm Spring 'Cane Kickoff
Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7 – 8:30am The Department of Ophthalmology hosts Grand Rounds each Thursday, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Jose Berrocal Auditorium. Faculty, residents, fellows, observers and medical students come together to learn of the newest clinical research and treatments to increase their medical knowledge and improve patient care.
I am Here Arrival Confirmation
Thursday, January 11, 8am – Friday, February 9, 2018, 6pm I Am Here Arrival Confirmation Spring, 2018: This is an online process. Please go to isss.miami.edu… Click on " Arrival to UM and Enrollment Confirmation Spring 2018"
Biostat Roundtable- Hypothesis Testing
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12 – 1pm Resource: Dr. Shari Messinger Cayetano, Director of Biostatistics Collaboration & Consulting Core (BCCC) Associate Professor of Biostatistics Division of Biostatistics Department of Public Health Sciences Location: CRB 1078, Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (CRC) 1120 NW 14th St Who Should Attend? Principal Investigators, Study Coordinators, Research Assistants, Administrators, Program Managers, Clinical Research Professionals and UM Graduate Students (max 10 people) RSVP to Maria Jimenez-Rodriguezmjrodriguez@biostat.med.miami.edu
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Friday, January 12, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Spring 'Cane Kickoff
Friday, January 12, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm Spring 'Cane Kickoff
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Spring 'Cane Kickoff
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm Spring 'Cane Kickoff
Miami-Dade Urban Debate League Tournament
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 8am – 6:30pm
67th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10am – 5pm The 67th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art will be held January 13-14, 2018 on the UM Coral Gables campus.  The hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day, and parking and admission are free.  You can learn more about this event on our website: https://beauxartsmiami.org/festival-of-art/
InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm InterSession 1 (special tuition, add/drop, dates, & refund policy apply)
67th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10am – 5pm The 67th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art will be held January 13-14, 2018 on the UM Coral Gables campus.  The hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day, and parking and admission are free.  You can learn more about this event on our website: https://beauxartsmiami.org/festival-of-art/
HOLIDAY (MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
Monday, January 15, 2018, 12am – 11:59pm HOLIDAY (MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
January 2018 TBA Holocaust Film Series Screening the Holocaust #4: TBA. At Miami Beach Cinematheque
Monday, January 15, 2018, 7:30 – 10pm January 2018 TBA Holocaust Film Series “Screening the Holocaust” #4: TBA. At Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.