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Bike Friendly Designation Demonstrates UM’s Commitment to Enhancing Mobility on Campus

More bike racks on campus is just one of the features that helped UM earn a Bike Friendly designation from the League of American Bicyclists.

The University of Miami has been recognized as a Bike Friendly University (BFU) by the League of American Bicyclists, joining a small group of elite schools that have also earned the honor.

“As universities compete for students and status, becoming more bicycle‐friendly is a winning strategy that energizes and invigorates staff and the student body,” said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. “By making cycling safe and enjoyable, BFUs are both educating and empowering the next generation to adopt smarter, healthier transportation habits that will last a lifetime.” Read the full story

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‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’ Producer Jon Landau Visits UM Today

6:30 pm

Jon Landau gives UM Motion Picture students a tour of his studios in Los Angeles last summer. Here he shows the prop room for Avatar.

Jon Landau, Academy Award-winning producer of the blockbuster films Avatar and Titanic, will hold a Q&A about filmmaking and the recent re-release of Titanic in 3D on Monday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the School of Communication’s Shoma Hall, Room 3053. The event is free and open to all. Landau will be showing clips from Titanic 3D. For more information, call 305-284-6902.

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MAIA to Host Q&A Session

6:00 pm

The Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) will host a question-and-answer session for prospective applicants on Monday, April 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. The location is still to be determined. MAIA is a University-wide professional international relations program that combines international relations theory with practice and coursework in administration, management, and economics. It is a 30-credit program that can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, with core courses generally offered weekday evenings.

To attend the Q&A session, please email [email protected] or call 305-284-8783. For more information about the MAIA program, visit www.miami.edu/maia.

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Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series

12:00 pm

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology will host two graduate student seminars on Monday, April 9 at 12 p.m. in the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, Room 3109. Dillon Betancourt will present “Retargeting VSV Oncolytic Vectors by Introduction of Viral Glycoprotein Domains,” and Ryan McCormack will present “Perforin-2.”

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Biology Departmental Seminar: A Glimpse into the Pelagic Realm: Discovery, Observation, and Evolution in Deep Water-Column Invertebrates

12:20 pm

Karen Osborn, curator of marine invertebrates at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, will present “A Glimpse into the Pelagic Realm: Discovery, Observation, and Evolution in Deep Water-Column Invertebrates” on Monday, April 9 from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. in the Cox Science Center, Room 166. Osborn studies the evolutionary processes taking place in open water. For more information, please contact William Browne at [email protected].

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