e-Veritas Archive | February, 2018

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Martin Chalfie Delivers Schultz Lecture on March 15

Martin-ChalfieMartin Chalfie, the 2008 Nobel laureate in chemistry and professor of biological sciences at Columbia University, will discuss “GFP: Lighting Up Life” as the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Schultz Lecture Distinguished Speaker at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the Miller School of Medicine’s Lois Pope LIFE Center, 7th floor auditorium. RSVP to mindyg@med.miami.edu.


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Furniture Design and Fabrication Exhibit

2018Furniture Design Exhibit Flyer


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Join Bike to Work Day on March 2

BiketoWorkUniversity of Miami employees are invited to join Miami-Dade County’s “Bike to Work Day” on Friday, March 2, at the University Metrorail Station. UM’s Parking and Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability will be onsite starting at 6:45 a.m. to support the UM Bike Club, provide free bike safety checks and share resources available for UM employees.


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Pick Up Your Tickets for UM Family Night with the Marlins

The last ticket distribution for the UM Family Night with the Miami Marlins on Saturday, April 14, when the Marlins take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, will take place at the Lennar Foundation Medical Center (conference room 220/222) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4.

Pregame activities, including autograph sessions, face painting, and more fun for the entire family will begin at 5 p.m. on the West Plaza. On-field ceremonies will highlight the University of Miami, and include ceremonial first pitches thrown by UM President Julio Frenk, Jeffrey Duerk, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Jacqueline Travisano, executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer. So be sure to pick up your tickets, which will be distributed again on all three campuses this week.

Employees who haven’t done so already may pick up one complimentary ticket and purchase up to two additional tickets for $1 each. Each complimentary ticket and both $1 tickets come with a food voucher for a hot dog, chips, and a fountain drink or bottle of water.

Employees also may buy extra tickets without vouchers for $10 each. Children under 3 do not require tickets.

To receive your tickets, you must have your valid ’Cane Card (UM ID). You cannot bring anyone else’s ID to purchase their tickets for them. You can receive tickets only at a single ticket distribution session; you cannot go multiple times. If you plan to sit with other UM employees during the game, you must pick up your tickets together, at the same time and distribution site. Ticket purchases are cash only. Tickets will be available for sale at all ticket distribution sites on all days while quantities last.


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Tee It Up for the Annual Norm Parsons IM Golf Tournament

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 20, 2018) – Tee it up ’Canes! The Department of Wellness and Recreation will be hosting the third Annual Norman C. Parsons, Jr. Intramural Golf Tournament, open to members and non-members of the Herbert Wellness Center, on Friday, April 6.  The tournament, a two-person scramble, begins with a 1 p.m shotgun start at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the DWR Student Employee Development Fund.

The tournament honors the lasting impact Norm Parsons, the first executive director of the Department of Wellness and Recreation, had on the establishment of the Herbert Wellness Center. For 43 years, Parsons served the University of Miami and the Division of Student Affairs with dedication, distinction, and a commitment to the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

“Norm was a strong advocate for all of our students,” said Tom Soria, associate director of recreational sports at the Herbert Wellness Center. “As the largest student employer on campus, we emphasize teaching our student employees useful and transferable skills. With this fund, we can now further support their personal and professional development.”

The entry fee—$40 for UM students and $75 for all others— includes a cart, green fees, range balls, a boxed lunch, and a goodie bag. Free transportation will be provided for a limited number of UM students living on campus who need transportation to the course.

For more information or to register for the tournament by the March 23 deadline, visit miami.edu/parsonsgolf.


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