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’Canes Care for ’Canes Resource Fair Showcases Special Services Created Just for Students

’Canes Care for ’Canes Resource Fair Showcases Special Services Created Just for Students

By Robert C. Jones
UM News

Resource Fair

Hundreds of students thronged to UM’s Whitten University Center on Wednesday for the first ’Canes Care for ’Canes Resource Fair, where organizations such as UM Police, the Counseling Center, and Pier 21 distributed information on the services they offer.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 29, 2014) – Hayley McPhedran showed up at the University of Miami’s Whitten University Center in search of career information. She quickly found what she was looking for at a table staffed by student ambassadors from UM’s Toppel Career Center, learning about an employment expo that will be held on campus later this semester.

“I’m planning to become a physician assistant, a field where there’s not a lot of shadowing opportunities,” said McPhedran, who graduates from UM in May with a psychology degree. “Perhaps there’ll be an opportunity I’ll learn about at the expo.’’ Continue Reading

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’Canes Care for ’Canes

’Canes Care for ’Canes

From left, sophomore Danielle Landau, Dean of Students Ricardo Hall, freshman Emad Mohammed, and Sebastian the Ibis at the 'Canes Care for ’Canes event.

Danielle Landau and Emad Mohammed had never met each other during their time as University of Miami students. But on Tuesday they came face to face for the first time, standing behind a podium on the University Center Rock with Dean of Students Ricardo Hall, who had summoned the two out of a crowd of students to prove a point.

“Danielle is jogging on the periphery of campus,” Hall said to Mohammed. “She falls, twists her ankle, and is writhing in pain. What do you do, Emad?”

The freshman biology major wasted little time in responding, “I’d help her up.”

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Posted in Freeze Frame

‘Difference Maker’ Mark Richt Returns Home to Coach the ’Canes

‘Difference Maker’ Mark Richt Returns Home to Coach the ’Canes

By Robert C. Jones Jr.
UM News

It's official: Mark Richt makes the popular U sign during at his introductory press conference as UM's new head football coach.

It’s official: Mark Richt makes the popular U sign during his introductory press conference as UM’s new head football coach.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 4, 2015) – His old school had come calling before, but Mark Richt, secure in a job in which he had achieved unparalleled success, had always told them “no.”

Then, at the end of the 2015 college football season, something happened—Richt, who compiled a 145-51 record and won two Southeastern Conference titles and nine bowl games during a 15-year stint as head coach of the University of Georgia, found himself out of a job. So when Richt’s alma mater, the University of Miami, called this time, he listened. And on Friday, you might say both got what they wanted. Continue Reading

Posted in Appointments, News

Well-Woman Exams Now Available at Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics

The Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics, providing convenient access to UHealth medical services for minor illnesses on a walk-in basis for just $10 per visit, is expanding its services to include annual well-woman exams and pap smears beginning in December. A well-woman exam includes a routine gynecological exam, breast exam, and Pap smear. This new service will be available from 7:30 a.m. to  on 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Coral Gables location and Wednesdays at the medical campus location. Please note these visits do not include evaluation and management of pre-existing conditions.

The Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics are a Well ’Canes benefit for UM faculty and staff. The clinics also offer annual physicals on select days, certain immunizations free of charge, and free health assessments provided by the Guardrails Prevention Initiative. Visit healthycanesclinic.com for locations and hours of operation.

PLEASE NOTE: The Healthy ‘Canes Clinics are not a substitute for your primary care physician. If you have severe abdominal pain, high fever, chest pain, severe headache, trouble breathing, or require immediate assistance due to an accident or injury, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

Posted in For Your Benefit, Health and Lifestyle

Miami Hurricanes Holiday Gift Drive Now Underway

ToyDriveThe 2015 Miami Hurricanes Holiday Gift Drive is now underway with a goal of collecting 1,000 toys and gifts—double the number collected last year—for underprivileged children and senior citizens in South Florida. Faculty, staff, students, and members of the UM community are welcome to drop unwrapped toys for children and gifts for seniors in the donation carts in the Whitten University Center lower lobby and the Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development at the Shalala Student Center, room 204, through Tuesday, December 8.

Coordinated by the Butler Center, the toy drive is the University’s largest and longest running holiday drive and, for the second year, is partnering with Home Instead Senior Care’s Be a Santa to a Senior program to provide gifts to area seniors. The Butler Center also collaborates with many other community organizations, including the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Just Kids Centers, Inc., the Family Resource Center, Allapattah Community Action, and UM’s Miller School of Medicine to help provide their clients and patients with an amazing holiday season.

If your department or office is interested in getting involved with the Miami Hurricanes Holiday Gift Drive and/or for more information, contact the Butler Center at leadandserve@miami.edu or 305-284-4483.


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