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Farewell e-Veritas; Look for the New Veritas Next Week

This is the final issue of e-Veritas, which will be replaced starting next Monday, April 3, with Veritas, a more streamlined and flexible weekly newsletter aimed at keeping faculty and staff on all campuses and satellites up to date on University news, events, announcements, and opportunities.

Designed by the web services and creative teams in University Communications, the new Veritas is leaner, cleaner, better organized, and easier to navigate. Since it is no longer necessary to distinguish the electronic newsletter from its original print version, the “e” is being dropped, but the newsletter will be easier to read online. The text and design will adjust to your device—whether a desktop, laptop, smart phone, or tablet.

Many of these changes came from you. Last spring, more than 1,800 readers responded to a University Communications survey seeking feedback and suggestions on the redesign. Two of them—Nadia G. Myrthil, formerly a clinical research coordinator at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and student Melanie Canizares—were randomly selected in a drawing to receive the two iPads raffled to survey respondents.

We look forward to hearing their and your feedback on Veritas, which can still be contacted at e-Veritas@miami.edu.

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Art Quilts Piece Together a Changing Climate

Jessica M. Castillo
UM News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 20, 2017)—After surviving wildfires and a hurricane, Piecing Together a Changing Planet, a traveling exhibit of colorful and intricate climate-focused textiles created by more than 20 Florida artists, will open on Wednesday, March 1 at the Otto G. Richter Library at the University of Miami. The exhibit will also feature multimedia displays and curated library items focusing on themes of climate change and sustainability.

The textile artwork has been visiting National Parks throughout the United States since 2014. Each unique piece examines climate change impacts such as sea-level rise and coral bleaching, along with other pressing issues such as water and air pollution, which are impacting some of the nation’s 400 landmarks managed by the National Park Service. The park service celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016.

In an engaging multimedia display, University Communications and UM Libraries highlight and illustrate work by researchers, faculty, students, and alumni in the areas of climate change and sustainability through a digital presentation and a curated exhibition using historic and contemporary collection items.

The exhibit’s opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with remarks by UM President Julio Frenk; Charles Eckman, dean and University librarian; Linda J. Eads, artist, educator, and founder of MAST Academy; and Josh Lomot, chair of the student Energy and Conservation Organization (ECO-Agency).

The art quilts are traveling to Miami from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where the pieces survived raging wildfires that ripped through the Great Smoky Mountains in late 2016. The exhibit will be on display on the first floor of the Richter Library through April 7.



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uminthenewsDid you know that both The New Yorker and The Atlantic recently highlighted the Miller School of Medicine’s ongoing concussion research in separate articles? Keep up by subscribing to UM in the News, which provides a sample of the online, on air, in print, and other coverage UM receives throughout the world each weekday. View a recent issue and subscribe today.

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University Communications Recognized for Excellence

Projects created by University Communications—from newsletters to dedicated websites—win awards from global marketing association.

UM News

climate-change-awardCORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 24, 2016) – The University of Miami’s central communications office has received several top awards for its work during the past year, including its Climate Change Special Report website and invitation to the UM Alumni Association’s We Are One U Tour.

The Climate Change Special Report, a dedicated website launched on Earth Day 2016, highlights the research and science of the University’s faculty, students, and alumni in the area of sea-level rise and other impacts of climate change, along with sustainability and resilience.

The special report contains more than 50 articles, video, photo galleries, and graphics, and quotes or names more than 70 faculty sources. University Communications spent more than six months creating the report.

The We are One U Tour is the Alumni Association’s global outreach to alumni living throughout the U.S. and in major cities around the globe. The invitation to the first stop in New York City in September was designed as a circular globe that opened like an accordion with the details of the stop inside.

The Climate Change Special Report and We Are One U Tour invitation were Platinum Award winners – the top category of the MarCom Awards administered and judged by the international Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

The association received more than 6,000 entries this year across the globe from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising and public relations agencies, production companies, and universities. The MarCom Awards is considered one of the oldest and most prestigious creative competitions in the world.

Gold Award winners included Miami: The University of Miami magazine, a newsletter created by UM Libraries called Access, and the Impact of Philanthropy endowment report created for University Advancement.

The ’Cane Talks website, which showcases videos of lively ten-minute presentations by leading thinkers in the UM community addressing major topical issues, received an Honorable Mention Award.



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Take the e-Veritas Reader Survey and Be Eligible to Win an iPad

As the university-wide e-newsletter providing pertinent news and information to faculty and staff throughout the University of Miami, e-Veritas is an essential element of internal communications at UM. It’s been several years since University Communications launched the current version of the publication—an email linked to full content online—and we are now engaged in a process to implement changes to make it more relevant and reader-friendly.

To that end, we seek your input on a range of matters concerning e-Veritas. Please take a few moments to complete the brief survey linked to this message, and you’ll be eligible to win one of two iPads being raffled among participants. The survey will remain open through April 29.

We appreciate your feedback, which will help us serve you better.

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