UM Hosts Symposium on Fighting Opioid Addiction May 21

National experts will gather at the University of Miami’s Shalala Student Center on Monday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., for “Fighting Opioid Addiction: Integrating Treatment into Patient Care,” a symposium featuring presentations on the science of medication treatment for opioid addiction in non-traditional settings. To attend in person, register on EventBrite. To watch online, visit https://livestream.com/accounts/2263400/opiod.

The objectives of this symposium are: to present the state of the art on evidence-based treatments for Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs); to discuss methods of integrating OUD treatment into care delivery; to foster partnerships and collaborations between providers that treat OUD and its comorbidities; and to explore and identify local challenges and solutions to the treatment of OUD.

Co-sponsored by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the L&L Copeland Foundation, the Florida Node Alliance, and the Miami Center for AIDS Research, the symposium is also supported by the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) through Grant Number L1TR000460, from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

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New Members Elected to UM Board of Trustees

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 4, 2018)—The University of Miami announced Friday the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees, a group of accomplished industry and community leaders, philanthropists, and alumni.

“We are pleased to welcome this group of distinguished leaders whose broad perspective and passion for our mission will benefit the University and its stewardship,” said Richard D. Fain, chair of the board.

Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., enters his third year leading the body responsible for governing one of the nation’s top private research institutions. Hilarie Bass and H.T. Smith remain vice chairs of the board.

“Our new board members possess unique talents and insight that will help guide the University of Miami into a new century,” said UM President Julio Frenk. “I look forward to working with each of them and the rest of our Board of Trustees as we carry out the mission of our institution.”

They newly elected members of the board are:

Robert E. Sanchez, B.S.E.E. ’87

Chairman and chief executive officer of Ryder System, Inc., a leading Fortune 500 transportation and logistics company, Robert E. Sanchez has held numerous leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including chief information officer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, over the course of his 25-year career at Ryder, where he began as a business analyst. Sanchez is also a board member of Texas Instruments, Inc.,  St. Thomas University, and the Association of Cuban-American Engineers, for which he chairs the scholarship foundation. He is also a member of the executive committee of the United Way of Miami-Dade and is a 2016-2018 campaign co-chair.


Marilu Marshall, B.B.A. ’66, JD ’69 (Alumni Trustee)

Senior vice president, executive management, and chief inclusion and diversity officer for the Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Marilu Marshall began her career as a trial attorney with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the United States Department of Justice, the first woman to serve as a trial attorney on an Organized Crime Strike Force. She has served in executive positions at Playboy Enterprises and Cunard Line, Ltd., the British passenger shipping company known for its ownership of the Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mary II. Marshall is a member of the New York and Florida bar associations as well as the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.

Evan de Joya, B.S. ’19 (Student Trustee)

A junior biology and geography major at the University of Miami, Evan de Joya is in the dual-degree program in medicine and will be attending medical school in the fall of 2019. He is president-elect of the Student Government Association and the director of Student Government Academic Affairs, overseeing the Academic Liaison Council. In addition, he is a student research assistant in UM’s Health Geographics Lab in the Department of Geography and Regional Studies.

Completing their terms as trustees this year were Susan Lytle Lipton, Thomas E. Pfeiffer, and Alessandria San Roman.

In other business, the board approved a new strategic plan that will serve as a roadmap for the University as it approaches its centennial in 2025.


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Faculty Senate Meeting on Wednesday, May 9

There will be a Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Club, located in the Whitten University Center on the Coral Gables campus. A representative from the University’s Benefits Office will make a presentation and answer questions about next year’s insurance benefits.

All UM faculty members are invited to attend the meeting.

For more information about the Senate, its representatives, and meeting information, visit the website at https://fs.miami.edu.



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Parking Enforcement Expands on the Coral Gables Campus

Effective Monday, August 20, 2018, parking enforcement hours at the Gables Campus and Gables One Tower will expand to seven days a week and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The license plates of all vehicles parked on campus during these hours will be required to be registered with the University. There will be no change for current daytime campus parkers—daytime permits are valid 24/7 in the assigned parking zone, and in any other zone after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 24 hours on the weekend.

Current University of Miami constituents who do not have a parking permit but who park on the Gables campus after 4 p.m. on weeknights, and on the weekends, will be able to purchase a night and weekend permit. The permit fees will be waived through the 2018-2019 academic year, but vehicle license plates will still need to be registered with a valid permit.

Read more about the changes for night and weekend parking enforcement and permits in this announcement.

As is customary during the pending summer, parking zone restrictions will be lifted beginning Monday, April 30, until Sunday, August 19, for all zones except UV garages, Purple, Gables One Tower, and reserved lots. Limited shuttle service will also begin during this time.

For more information, review the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096, option 2.

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Schedule for Spring Commencement Ceremonies and Regalia Distribution

Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies will be held at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus from Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12. Participating faculty for all ceremonies (except the School of Law and Miller School of Medicine) may pick up their regalia at the Toppel Career Center, 5225 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, on Tuesday, May 8, or Wednesday May 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Faculty who plan to attend commencement and still need regalia should email [email protected] for instructions.

Volunteers are still needed for the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11 at 5 p.m. If you are able to help make commencement a memorable experience for graduates, please email [email protected] to register.

The commencement ceremonies will take place on the following dates and times:


 Thursday, May 10, at 1 p.m.



 Thursday, May 10, at 5 p.m.

Dissertation advisors will be hooding their doctoral candidates in the ceremony and should contact their candidate(s) for more information and save the date for the Doctoral Hooding Rehearsal at the Watsco Center on Wednesday, May 9, at 4 p.m.



Friday, May 11, at 8:30 a.m.

College of Arts and Sciences
Division of Continuing and International Education

Friday, May 11, at 1 p.m.

School of Architecture
School of Communication
School of Education and Human Development
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Frost School of Music
School of Nursing and Health Studies

Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m.

Business School
College of Engineering



 Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m.

School of Law

 Saturday, May 12, at 3 p.m.

Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

All faculty attending the undergraduate and graduate degree ceremonies should arrive one hour prior to the ceremony start time and follow signs to the Hurricane 100 Room or Multipurpose Room for assembly. Faculty are invited to the receptions schools and colleges host for the graduates and their families and guests. View the reception schedule and map.

For more information regarding cap and gown distribution, please email [email protected].

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