e-Veritas Archive | October, 2015

Center for Computational Science Seeks Student Mentors

The Center for Computational Science (CCS) Student Mentors Program is a network of computationally advanced students offering peer mentorship in computational science. Mentors are available during specified office hours during which they help with specific questions about data and its analysis.

CCS is now accepting applications for the Student Mentor Program, starting with its computational biology group. Student mentors in computational biology should have experience with one or more relevant programing languages, such as Python or R, be able to troubleshoot common computational questions, and be able to assist with computational analysis of genomics data.

Doing this gives students several benefits beyond helping peers:

  • They gain valuable teaching experience that can be added to a CV.
  • They practice conveying analytical information clearly, which is important for disseminating results in publications and presentations.
  • Their assistance to peers may foster collaborations between labs and lead to additional publication opportunities.

The time commitment for student mentors is approximately three to four hours per month.

For an application form and further information, please visit the CCS Student Mentors webpage.


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UM Holds Veterans Career Fair on November 10

The University of Miami is holding a Veterans Career Fair at the BankUnited Center on Tuesday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in its search for qualified, U.S. military veterans to join the Miami Hurricanes family. Full-time positions are now open in the areas of medicine (nursing and paramedics), information technology, security, facilities, and administrative services.

From health and wellness to income protection and retirement savings, the University’s total rewards package is designed to help faculty and staff balance work and personal obligations.

Veterans can apply today at miami.edu/careers, and identify themselves as a U.S. military veteran on their applications.

On-site interviews will be conducted during the career fair. Applicants should dress professionally and bring three copies of their résumé and a complete list of the positions they have applied for or are interested in.

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Celebrate Homecoming with a Love Brick on the Herbert Wellness Center’s Love Bridge

Love.BridgeHomecoming is a special time of year when we get to fall in love with UM all over again. Join the more than 300 UM alumni and friends of the Herbert Wellness Center who have chosen to declare their love and celebrate someone special in their lives with a Love Brick on the Herbert Wellness Center’s Love Bridge.

Not only does a Love Brick proclaim your love for someone you care deeply about, it also helps put UM students on the permanent path to wellness. Initiated by Patti and Allan Herbert and supported by funds from the Love Bridge, the CHAMP (’Canes Health Assessment and Motivation Program) Endowment Fund offers all UM students free fitness assessments each semester they’re in school. Students use the information from these assessments to get started or stay on the right health and fitness program to achieve their wellness goals.

The Love Bridge combines two dimensions of wellness that are key to the mission of the Herbert Wellness Center. In addition to supporting emotional wellness for those honored with a brick, the program promotes physical wellness in UM students who take advantage of CHAMP. In other words, a Love Brick is the perfect way to declare your love for UM, and someone special, at homecoming.

To purchase your brick, fill out the Love Bridge brochure. For more information, contact Carmen Gilbert at 305-284-8512 or visit the Herbert Wellness Center’s website.


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Two Distinguished Alumni Selected to Head the Alumni Association

CORAL GABLES, Fla.  (October 20, 2015) — The University of Miami Alumni Association has announced the election of Brenda Yester Baty as president of the association and Frank Jimenez as president-elect. Both officers are distinguished alumni who have attained high positions in their respective careers.

Yester Baty, B.B.A. ’90, currently leads strategic initiatives for the Lennar Corporation. Before joining Lennar, Yester Baty spent 14 years at Carnival Cruise Lines, where she was senior vice president of revenue management. Prior to joining Carnival, she held a variety of finance and accounting positions with Royal Caribbean Cruises and Ryder System, Inc. She is a member of the board of directors for Make-A-Wish of America as well as past chair of the board of directors for Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida.

Jimenez, B.S., ’87, is the vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of the Raytheon Company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. He previously served as general counsel, secretary, and managing director, Corporate Affairs, of Bunge Limited, and general counsel of the U.S. Navy under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In this position, he was one of seven Senate-confirmed Pentagon civilians of four-star equivalent rank overseeing the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

“We are thrilled to have Brenda Yester Baty and Frank Jimenez be our strategic volunteer leaders for the future,” said Donna Arbide, vice president of Alumni Relations and Individual Giving and executive director of the UM Alumni Association. “With their combined experience and dedication to the University of Miami, we are well poised to succeed in all our endeavors.”

In their respective roles, Yester Baty and Jimenez will serve as ambassadors to more than 170,000 living alumni of the University of Miami worldwide.



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Memorial Service for Longtime Miller Center Fellow Eugene Rothman to Be Held November 10

Celebrate the life and accomplishments of the late Eugene Rothman, senior fellow at the University of Miami’s Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, on Tuesday, November 10, at 4 p.m. in the Miller Center Auditorium, 105 Merrick Building, Coral Gables campus.

Rothman, who was also associate director of academic development for the George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies and worked tirelessly on such projects as a Holocaust Survivor Support Internship Program and a Study Abroad initiative in Israel on the theme of Jewish peoplehood, passed away on September 26. He was 73.

To RSVP for the memorial service, call 305-284-6882 or email ccjs@miami.edu.

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