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First Faculty Senate Meeting of the Academic Year on August 27

The first Faculty Senate meeting of the new year is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the newly renovated Faculty Club, Whitten University Center. All faculty are invited to attend. For more information about the Senate, its representatives, and meeting information, visit the Faculty Senate website.


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Faculty Senate Elects New Leaders


Tomas A. Salerno, M.D.


UM News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 7, 2014)—Tomas A. Salerno, M.D., vice chair of the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery and chief of cardiothoracic surgery, was elected chair of the Faculty Senate for a one-year term beginning June 1. Salerno, who joined the Miller School faculty in 1999, will succeed Richard Williamson, a professor at the School of Law who stepped down after five terms as chair.

Linda L. Neider, professor in the School of Business Administration who initially began serving in the Senate shortly after joining the UM faculty in 1979, was elected first-vice chair. Sam Terilli, a veteran media lawyer who joined the School of Communication faculty in 2003, was elected to his second term as second vice chair.

Salerno, who has served in the Faculty Senate since 2008, most recently as first vice chair, said he looks forward to uniting faculty from all schools, representing their views, goals and dreams, and promoting their well-being.

Linda L. Neider

Linda L. Neider

“I have been involved in many aspects of faculty life, and in many Senate committees, including Promotion, Personnel and General Welfare, and the Medical School Council, and have most enjoyed interacting with University scholars, and the leadership of the University and the different schools,” Salerno said. “I have been inspired by the legacies of previous Senate chairs, and in this new role, I will do my best to represent faculty, make sure that their voice is heard, and be a strong leader in these challenging times.”

Neider, an expert in leadership and human resources, has served in a variety of administrative roles over the past three decades, including more than 20 years as chair of the School of Business Administration’s Department of Management, and several years as a vice dean. During her Senate service, she has chaired or been a member of a number of  committees, including Academic Standards, Budget and Compensation, Student Affairs, Professional Conduct, and Women and Minorities.

Sam Terilli

Sam Terilli

Terilli, who practiced media, commercial and employment law for 30 years, including 12 years as general counsel of the Miami Herald Publishing Company, is the incoming chair of the School of Communication’s Department of Journalism and Media Management. In the Senate, he chairs the Ad Hoc Committee on the Miller School of Medicine, and previously chaired two other Senate ad hoc committees—one on the Internal Review Board and the other on revising the rules for early evaluations of deans and other administrators. He also chaired the Administrative Services Committee, and served as a member of the Committee on Professional Conduct and as an academic counsel for faculty.




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Faculty Senate Meets April 23

The last Faculty Senate business meeting of the 2013-14 academic year is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the McLamore Executive Education Dining Room on the third floor of the Jenkins Building at the School of Business Administration. All faculty are invited to attend. For more information about the Senate, its representatives, and meeting information, visit www.miami.edu/fs.

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Faculty Senate Honors Three ‘Champions of Excellence’

By Robert C. Jones Jr.
UM News

From left, David R. Ellison, Sherrill H. "Sherri" Hayes, and Ricardo Bascuas.

From left, David R. Ellison, Sherrill H. “Sherri” Hayes, and Ricardo Bascuas.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 2, 2014) – It wasn’t Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall or the landmark Miranda vs. Arizona case that inspired Ricardo Bascuas to use a special teaching method with his law students, but a newspaper reporter who taught him the importance of paying attention to details.

“Tsitsi was tirelessly focused on preparing her students to be writers, journalists, and copy editors,” Bascuas, a University of Miami professor of law, said of his former UM School of Communication instructor, Tsitsi Wakhisi. “Her classes demanded a tremendous volume of copy from every student, and the rate at which she turned that copy around—sending it back with detailed notes in the margins—was astounding.” Read the full story

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Faculty Senate to Meet on Miller School Campus October 23

The Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, October 23, at 3:30 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium, on the Miller School of Medicine campus. All UM faculty members are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the Faculty Senate Webpage.

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