Mini Canes Camp Registration Opens

Mini CanesCORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 15, 2018)Mini Canes Recreational Sports Camp, which runs for four, two-week sessions beginning June 11 at the University of Miami, is not your traditional sports camp. As a multi-award-winning camp, Mini Canes offers children ages 6 to 12 educational and recreational activities to help develop lifelong skills while having fun in a safe environment. Starting at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 19, UM employees and alumni can register their children at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center.

“Mini Canes is a multidimensional camp,” said Tom Soria, director of Mini Canes Camp at the Herbert Wellness Center. “Our campers are on the Coral Gables campus and learn a range of skills, from sports and swimming to art and cooking all with health, fitness and safety in mind.”

Campers are divided into groups by age and will participate in a variety of activities focused on sports, health and wellness. Depending on which session a camper enrolls, basketball, kickball, flag football, soccer and softball are among the sports taught. In addition to sports and games, campers engage in educationally focused activities such as wellness education, arts and crafts, cooking lessons and special events. Campers also take part in daily swim lessons.

“Camp offers a variety of educational learning opportunities, and daily swim lessons are just one of our main highlights,” Soria said. “Swimming is a vital skill that every child living in South Florida should master.”

Additionally, each day, campers create beautiful art projects using a collection of art materials and techniques that become increasingly challenging as the campers grow older. Once a week, campers learn how to read recipes and apply various cooking techniques while whipping up delicious treats.

At the end of every two-week session, camp culminates with an extravaganza performed by the campers. Parents, family and friends are invited to watch as their children sing, dance and act in a special-themed show.

The four two-week Mini Canes Camp sessions begin June 11. Parents have the option to sign their children up for any combination of sessions, depending on availability. Camp drop-off begins at 8:45 a.m., which coordinates with the UM workday. Before and after-care are available for additional fees.

Camp Session Dates

  • Session 1: June 11 – 22
  • Session 2: June 25 – July 6 (Closed Wednesday, July 4)
  • Session 3: July 9 – 20
  • Session 4: July 23 – August 3

Registration is available for all UM affiliates, including students, faculty, staff and alumni. To expedite registration, visit minicanes.miami.edu to download and complete the necessary enrollment packet before registering. Camper enrollment packets must be delivered in-person to the Mini Canes office on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center. Please be prepared to present your Cane Card and C# (or alumni association card) upon registration. Incomplete registration materials will not be accepted. For complete registration procedures, click here.



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Order Commencement Regalia by March 19

Faculty who plan to celebrate the achievements of our students during the Spring commencement exercises by participating in the Academic Procession should confirm their attendance at the graduate and undergraduate degree commencement ceremonies listed below and order rental regalia at miami.edu/capandgown by Monday, March 19.


Thursday, May 10: Graduate Degree Ceremonies

1 p.m. Master’s Degree Ceremony

Graduate degree ceremony for all master’s degrees

5 p.m. Doctoral Degree Ceremony

Graduate degree ceremony for all doctoral degrees (except J.D. and M.D.)


Friday, May 11: Undergraduate Degree Ceremonies

8:30 a.m.

College of Arts and Sciences

Division of Continuing and International Education

1 p.m.

School of Architecture

School of Communication

School of Education and Human Development

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music

School of Nursing and Health Studies

5 p.m.

Business School

College of Engineering

For your information, the School of Law and Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine ceremonies will be held as follows:

Saturday, May 12: Law and Medical Degree Ceremonies

10 a.m. School of Law Ceremony (J.D. and LL.M. degrees)

Contact Mercy Hernandez at MHernand@law.miami.edu for more information.

3 p.m. Miller School of Medicine Ceremony (M.D. degrees)

Contact Bridgette Nevils-Taylor at BNevils@med.miami.edu for more information

For additional assistance, please contact the Office of Commencement at 305-284-1824 or commencement@miami.edu. For more information regarding commencement visit miami.edu/commencement.


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26th Annual Florida Bioethics Network/UM Bioethics Conference on April 6

The Florida Bioethics Network and the University of Miami Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy will host the 26th annual spring conference on Friday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel. To view the conference program and to register, visit www.cvent.com/d/35q438.

This program—perhaps the oldest and largest community bioethics conference in the country—will feature presentations on public health ethics education, guns as a public health issue, medical marijuana, the role of clergy on ethics committees, electronic informed consent, and unusual advance directives.

The conference is made possible with the support of leading regional hospitals and other health care institutions that have identified professional development in ethics as an essential component of high-quality practice. These include Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, UHealth Tower, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Jackson Health System, and the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The program will be approved for continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, attorneys, and chaplains.

UM students, UM faculty and staff, and Jackson staff can attend the conference without charge. Please use the following discount codes when registering online:

UM Discount Code: UMEthics2018

JMH Discount Code: JHMEthics2018

Please contact the Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy at ethics@miami.edu or 305-243-5723 for registration instructions or conference information.

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Register to Save a Life during National Donate Life Month and Wear Blue and Green on April 13

April is National Donate Life Month and Friday, April 13 is National Donate Life Blue and Green Day, making it the perfect time to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.

It’s easy and rewarding. Just register online by visiting www.DonateLifeFlorida.org, and know that organ donors can save up to eight lives and tissue donors can enhance the lives of many more men, women, and children who depend on the generosity of others to receive the vital care they require.

By showing your creativity in blue and green—Donate Life colors—on National Blue and Green Day you could also win a $100 Amazon gift card. Just send your best blue and green photo* to the Donate Life America Facebook page between Friday, April 13  and Tuesday, April 17 (by 11:59 p.m.) in one of six categories.

Instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003, National Donate Life Month features local, regional, and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

As such, the University of Miami’s Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency, Florida Lions Eye Bank, and Brain Endowment Bank and UMTB Donor Services Foundation, will be promoting National Donate Life Blue and Green Day and organ, eye, and tissue donation across South Florida on April 13.

“We help the public understand the lifesaving and healing benefits of transplantation, the importance of registering as a donor, and how organ, eye, and tissue donation strengthens families and communities,” said Cynthia Smith, communications manager for the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency.

The categories for the blue and green Donate Life photo contest are:

  • Outfitted for Life (Adult Fashion)
  • Colorful Kids (Kid Fashion)
  • Pets for Donation (Pet Fashion)
  • Get Together for Blue & Green (Group Photos)
  • Blue, Green & Delicious (Food and Drinks)
  • Donate Life Décor (Places and Decorations)

*Please send your original photos without collages, borders or filters.

For more information about National Donate Life Month South Florida donor program events visit Game of LifeBlue and Green Day and EventBrite.




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Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting on April 11

The Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in the School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Executive Boardroom on the Coral Gables campus. For questions, contact Maria Torres at mtorres@miami.edu or 305-284-4154.



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