to break ground on new
residential student village
many years of planning, the University will break ground on University
Village, the on-campus residential village community for 800 upperclassmen,
law, and graduate students, at a special ceremony at 4 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 23. Board of Trustees Chair Dean C. Colson, President
Shalala, and City of Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick will speak
at the ceremony.
Located in the vicinity of Red Road and Brescia Avenue, University
Village features 271 units with approximately 800 single bedrooms,
an on-site manager and community assistants, two parking structures
to accommodate residents and guests, and additional security and
public safety officers. The design will complement the neighborhood
it surrounds and includes green space and landscaped courtyards.
University Village residents will park on-site and walk to campus
or take the Hurry ‘Canes shuttle. The project is scheduled for completion
by 2006. For more information, visit www.miami.edu/collegetown/universityvillage.html.
joins single sign-on by utilizing new service
today, March 21, Information Technology will enhance single
sign-on by implementing the CaneID Authentication Service (CAS),
a login service that allows you to access multiple password-protected
Web services after logging in once using your CaneID and password
on a central authentication server. In other words, you’ll be able
to access multiple systems without having to re-enter a username
and password each time. This is often referred to as single sign-on.
One of the first services to use CAS will be EASY. Instead of using
your PIN to access EASY, you will use your CaneID to sign on to
CAS. UMSIS will use CAS in the near future, and other services will
follow. You can find more information and details on CAS by visiting
If you have any questions relating to CaneID, send an e-mail to
premiere of new musical instrument at UM tonight
Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music will host musical instrument
maker Francois Louis as he demonstrates his new instrument, the
aulochrome, at 7:30 p.m. tonight, March 21, in Fillmore Hall.
The evening includes a demonstration and lecture on the instrument’s
conception and creation. The aulochrome is a new polyphonic and
chromatic woodwind instrument. It resembles two soprano saxophone
bodies and uses a revolutionary mechanism, allowing the keys of
both pipes to be played either separately or together over the entire
range. There is only one aulochrome in existence, and this demonstration
marks the first appearance of the prototype in the United States.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and
on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information, send an
e-mail to Gary Keller at [email protected].
Further information on the instrument can be found at www.aulochrome.com.
Hall meetings keep you updated on health plans
Faculty and staff are invited to the upcoming Town Hall meetings
hosted by Benefits Administration and Humana. You’ll have the opportunity
to review the general health plan benefits, get answers to “Frequently
Asked Questions” about the six different plans, and learn more
about the specific plan you selected. The Town Hall meetings are
scheduled as follows:
Gables campus — Tuesday, March 22, 12 p.m., Whitten University
Center’s Flamingo Ballroom A
campus — Thursday, March 24, 12 p.m., Rosenstiel Auditorium
campus — Monday, March 28, 12 p.m., eighth floor of the
campus — Monday, March 28, 2 p.m., conference room 1301
of the UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
campus — Tuesday, March 29, 7 a.m., Retter Auditorium
John G. Clarkson, M.D., senior vice president
for medical affairs and dean of the Leonard M.
Miller School of Medicine, congratulates Carlos
R. Beltran, who learned that he’ll be a psychiatry
resident at the University of Florida, his first
choice, on Match Day 2005 last Thursday. Beltran
was one of 140 UM students who learned their fates
in an emotional ceremony at the Diagnostic Treatment
Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital while hundreds
of faculty, staff, fellow students, and loved
ones looked on. Each year on Match Day, seniors
at U.S. and foreign medical schools learn from
the National Resident Matching Program where they
will begin practicing medicine.
department offers survey, presentation on OfficeMax
In order to ensure customer satisfaction with the University’s new
office supply vendor, OfficeMax, the Department of Purchasing is
conducting a customer satisfaction survey. Visit the Web
to rate OfficeMax in several areas, including next-day delivery,
accuracy of orders, price, and customer service. If your department
has not started ordering from OfficeMax, there will be a presentation
at the Whitten University Center Flamingo Ballroom from 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29. The benefits of the contract
will be reviewed, a demonstration of the UMeNET punchout site will
be given, and employee discount cards will be distributed. Reservations
are required via e-mail at [email protected].
forget to re-register your student organization
and staff members who also serve as student organization advisors
are reminded that beginning today, March 21, you need to
re-register the student organization. Applications are available
in room 209 of the Whitten University Center or online at www.miami.edu/cosco.
Applications are due by Friday, April 29. For more information,
Messaging security warnings
The University’s Information Technology security department is noting
an increasing computer virus threat through Instant Messenger, an
application to chat with other individuals on the Internet. Information
Technology offers both anti-virus and anti-spyware applications.
Visit www.miami.edu/sav to
download Symantec Anti-virus and www.miami.edu/pestpatrol
to download Computer Associates’ Pest Patrol. If you have any questions,
send an e-mail to [email protected].
Theatre Academy 2005 goes Hollywood
Department of Theatre Arts is once again offering its Summer Theatre
Academy. Students will receive training in acting, dance, music
improvisation, movement, and production. Sign Language, stage combat,
and acting for the camera are new this year. The academy runs from
Wednesday, June 6, until Friday, July 15, with the
final productions at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre and Alvin Sherman
Family Stage. For more information and registration, call 305-284-4474
or visit www.miami.edu/tha.
Senate Town Hall meeting this week
The Faculty Senate is holding a Town Hall meeting for all faculty
on the Coral Gables campus at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23,
in room 194 of the Learning Center. The senate is seeking input
from faculty members on concerns they have, ideas on how the senate
can most effectively serve them, important issues facing the University,
and where the senate should concentrate its efforts to help make
the University a better place. Light refreshments will be provided.
Commission hosting annual awards breakfast
University of Miami Women’s Commission invites University faculty
and staff to its Annual Awards Breakfast, featuring a keynote address
by Jackie Nespral, Emmy Award-winning journalist from WTVJ-Channel
6, South Florida’s NBC affiliate, from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday,
March 31, in the Hurricane 100 Room of the UM Convocation Center.
A hot breakfast buffet will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the program begins
at 8:30 a.m. Honorees are the 2005 recipients of the May A. Brunson
and Louise P. Mills Awards. Seating is limited. Visit www.miami.edu/wc
for more information and a reservation form.
Security Awareness Reminder: Treat Paper Records
and Electronic Data Equally
information on paper is the same as sensitive information on a computer.
Both need to be protected from unauthorized access and should be
treated with caution and discretion. In particular, Protected Health
Information (PHI) in all forms is covered by the HIPAA privacy regulations.
Sometimes it may be necessary to print out sensitive electronic
information on paper and make copies. Do not leave these copies
lying around in open areas within your workspace, as this information
may be seen or even taken by unauthorized parties. Keep printouts
of sensitive information, such as medical records, in a secure location.
Avoid leaving sensitive documents unattended, especially in high-traffic
areas. Always shred copies of sensitive information when disposing
— do not simply toss them in the trash. Cross-cut shredders are
very useful in making printed sensitive information both unreadable
and unusable. Remember to shred any printouts containing any information
that would be useful to identity thieves, including documents containing
personal, financial, or protected health information. The Leonard
M. Miller School of Medicine has a contract to provide centralized
shredding services. This service is available to all school departments.
If you need recycling bins for your area, call 305-243-1052.
For more information and to identify your areas, contact Frances
Kaniewski via e-mail at [email protected].
should be training all the time, year-round,
but if you can’t do that, start training
six weeks in advance for whatever kind of
athletic event you are going to do.”
Sherman, M.D., assistant professor of
clinical rehabilitation medicine, on the
increase of athletic-related injuries over
spring break due to lack of training.
of life interference?
to another legislative interference with
an ongoing court case, which was the issue
the Supreme Court raised last time. This
is still changing the rules. When she made
her original decision not to be kept alive
artificially, the laws of Florida allowed
her to make that decision orally.”
Winick, professor in the School of Law,
on Florida House and Senate lawmakers reaching
a deal on a bill that will prevent the removal
of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube.
“Part of our
own personal impetus is, we feel that over
the past few years Israel, which is pound-for-pound
a relative research powerhouse, has been
shortchanged by the lack of convention visitors.”
Rosenblatt, M.D., associate director
of clinical and translational research,
chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology
at UM/Sylvester, and professor of medicine
at the Miller School of Medicine, on the
Joint American-Israeli Conference on Cancer
held in Jerusalem. Rosenblatt and two other
doctors organized the conference.
and women’s tennis at home this week
men’s tennis team returns home after a four-match
road trip to take on the University of Wisconsin
Badgers at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.
The women’s team takes on University of South
Florida at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25.
All home tennis matches are at the Neil Schiff
Tennis Center and are free to the public.
Arts Society slide lecture. Margot Schevill, curatorial
consultant of textile and folk art at the University of California,
Berkeley, will lecture on “The Maya Textile Tradition: Past
and Present” at 7:30 p.m. at the Lowe Art Museum. This slide-illustrated
lecture will examine the rich textile tradition of the Guatemalan
Maya, which is ongoing, alive, and well. Schevill will discuss the
design, color, structure, and techniques of the ancient past and
identify them in today’s traditions. The lecture is free for members
of the Tribal Arts Society and students with ID; $5 for others.
For more information, contact Linda Chapin at 305-284-4246.
Rogers Two-for-One ticket promotion. Country music superstar
Kenny Rogers will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the UM Convocation
Center. This is Rogers’ only South Florida appearance on his yearlong
tour in support of his latest album 42 Ultimate Hits. University
faculty, staff, and students can now purchase two tickets for the
price of one. Tickets are $28 and $43 plus service charges, and
are available through the UM Convocation Center box office, all
Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 305-358-5885,
or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, call 305-284-8686 or visit www.UMConvocationCenter.com.
Bolcom and Joan Morris in concert. The Phillip and Patricia
Frost School of Music presents Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/pianist
William Bolcom and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris as part of the 2004-2005
Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitors Series
at 8 p.m. at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall. Since their first
performance together in 1973, this husband and wife duo have captivated
audiences across the nation and abroad and have been heralded as
“one of the great musical collaborations of our time”
by The Boston Globe. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for
seniors, and $10 for students. For more information, call 305-284-4940.
Bolcom and Morris will also share their insights and experiences
as artists during two special sessions with music students. Bolcom
will lead a composition forum at 10:10 a.m. on Friday, March
25, and at 12:20 p.m. on the same day Morris will lead a master
class. Both events are in the Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall in the
L. Austin Weeks Center for Recording and Performance and are free
and open to the public.
into Art. For an intimate and informative taste of South
Florida’s art scene, don’t miss this evening of art, fabulous food,
and a not-to-be-missed silent auction at 7 p.m. at the Lowe Art
Museum. Whether you are starting your collection or looking to expand,
Spring into Art is a showcase of both emerging and established artists
with prices ranging from got-to-have-it affordable to that exclusive
piece you’ve been searching for. Art featured in the silent auction
includes paintings, prints, glass, pottery, and jewelry. Other items
are restaurant certificates, wines, jewelry, and travel specials,
including a one-week stay in Paris and a cruise. As you stroll the
Lowe’s galleries, indulge in cocktails and culinary delights catered
by Lyon & Lyon. Dress is jeans and jewels or casual chic. Cost
is $125 per person, and proceeds benefit the Lowe Art Museum, the
Francien and Lee Ruwich Educational Endowment, and the Department
of Art and Art History. For more information, contact Elaine Tatum
the Holocaust Through Film and Literature. Lisle Bogart,
a survivor of the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia,
will speak about her experiences during the Holocaust at 2 p.m.
in the auditorium of The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary
Judaic Studies. More than 15,000 children under the age of 15 passed
through Terezin between 1942 and 1944. Terezin served as a way station
en route to Auschwitz and other death camps. Presented to the world
as a “model camp,” which foreigners and the Red Cross
could be shown, each of its inhabitants was condemned in advance
to die. Bogart was one of 150 of those children who survived to
tell the story. For further information, contact Angie
Berezin at 305-284-8180.
to Learn: Using Writing Assignments as Learning Tools.
Current research shows that when students participate in a variety
of writing assignments in and out of class, they engage more deeply
with the course material, their learning is enhanced, and their
critical thinking skills improve. April Mann, Zisca Burton, and
Candace Collins will explore ways to incorporate different kinds
of writing into the classroom without requiring more grading at
the next Teacher Talk from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the conference
room of the Cuban Heritage Collection at the Richter Library. Lunch
will be served. Registration is required. To register, visit www.snurl.com/write2learn.
Work Grand Rounds and presentation. Dolores Perdomo,
research associate at UM’s Center on Aging, will present “Tele-Reach:
A Telephone Intervention for Caregivers” from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
on the seventh floor of the Lois Pope LIFE Center. The Tele-Reach
study allows caregivers to participate in a psycho-educational support
group at flexible times and from the convenience of their home through
the use of a customized Computer-Telephone Intervention System.
Also, Robert H. Morgan, director of the Division of Social Work
at the Mailman Center for Child Development, will be recognized
as the 2005 recipient of the Heart of Social Work Award by the Council
of Social Work Education. For further information on any of the
above activities, send an e-mail to [email protected].
About Cancer. Karon Rzad, clinical nutrition manager
and complementary medicine practitioner at the UM/Sylvester Comprehensive
Cancer Center, will discuss “Nutritional Healing – Reaching
Your Optimum Health” from 12 to 1 p.m. at UM/Sylvester Comprehensive
Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach, 1192 East Newport Center Drive,
Suite 100. Reservations are required; call 1-800-545-2292.
in Progress. Jack Lightstone, professor of religion at
Concordia University, will lecture on “Minority Religions in
the Roman Empire: The Case of Diaspora Judaism” from 12:30
to 2 p.m. in the Miller Center auditorium. Lightstone is the author
of numerous scholarly articles and five books, including The
Commerce of the Sacred:Mediation of the Divine Among the Jews in
the Greco-Roman Diaspora. The event is free and open to the
public. This program is sponsored by the George Feldenkreis Program
in Judaic Studies and The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary
Judaic Studies. For more information, contact Angie Berezin at 305-284-8180.
as Exorcism: The Discourse of the Demonological in Puritan and Iberian
Colonialisms.” Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, associate
professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas-Austin,
will lecture on the above topic at 3:30 p.m. in the third-floor
conference room of the Otto G. Richter Library. Canizares is the
author of the award-winning book How to Write the History of
the New World. The event is free and open to the public and
is presented as part of the Department of History Speaker Series.
For more information, contact Mary Lindemann at [email protected].
Liability Workshop. The Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
and the School of Law jointly present this workshop from 5 to 6:30
p.m. in the eighth-floor auditorium of the Mailman Center on the
medical campus. The title of the workshop is “Enterprise Liability
— Alternatives to Litigation.” The key speaker will be Jay
Wolfson of the University of South Florida, and the responders will
be Steve Stark, director of the Office of Risk Management and Patient
Protection, and Mary I. Coombs, professor of law. Refreshments will
be provided. For more information and reservations, contact Shirley
Brown at [email protected]
March 24 Business Ethics Programs Speaker
School of Business Administration’s Business Ethics Programs is
hosting a speaker series designed to highlight issues of business
ethics and corporate social responsibility and identify how business
leaders deal with such issues in their everyday work lives. The
first program features Chuck Goncalves, senior manager of global
compliance for the Americas for GAP Inc., from 6 to 8 p.m., in the
third-floor dining room of the McLamore Executive Education Center
at the business school. If you have any questions, contact David
Chandler at 305-284-4305.
the Mystery of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health: A Multidimensional
Approach.” Norman B. Anderson, CEO of the American
Psychological Association (APA), will present this lecture at 3:30
p.m. in room 536 of the Fred C. and Helen Donn Flipse Building.
Anderson was professor of health and social behavior at the Harvard
University School of Public Health before assuming his current position
with the APA. For more information, call Jossie Dauval at 305-284-2814.
Knowledge and Evidence – Ramsey and Hallden.” The
Department of Philosophy presents Nils-Eric Sahlin, professor of
philosophy at Lund University in Sweden and visiting professor of
philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, for this lecture
from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in room 170 of the Learning Center. Sahlin’s
publications include The Philosophy of F. P. Ramsey; Decision,
Probability and Utility; Future Risks and Risk Management; The Complexity
of Creativity; The Value of Life; The Ontology of F. P. Ramsey,
and a number of books in Swedish. For more information, visit the
Department of Philosophy Web
site or call 305-284-4757.
from the Outpost: Marion Manley, Florida’s First Woman Architect.”
The School of Architecture and the Miami Design Preservation League
are co-sponsoring this lecture by Miami architect Carie Penabad,
who is currently preparing a book on Manley’s life and work, at
7 p.m. at the Art Deco Welcome Center Auditorium, 1001 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach. Marion Manley (1893-1984) was the first registered
female architect in Florida. The lecture will cover the three distinct
periods of her career: early residential work (1924-1938), the building
of the University of Miami (1943-1956), and late residential work
(1953-1970). Manley designed the University of Miami campus plan,
including the six buildings that now make up the School of Architecture.
The lecture and reception are open to the public, and reservations
are requested by calling 305-672-2014.
Literacy, and Culture Series. The School of Education’s
Department of Teaching and Learning, in conjunction with Project
SUCCEED, presents J. David Cooper, who will lecture on “Helping
Struggling Readers Catch Up: Making More than Adequate Yearly Progress”
from 5 to 6 p.m. at Ponce de Leon Middle School’s auditorium, 5801
Augusto Street in Coral Gables. Cooper is a retired professor of
education from Ball State University and the author of Literacy:
Helping Children Construct Meaning; Literacy Assessment: Helping
Teachers Plan Instruction; Improving Reading Comprehension;
and co-author of several other books. The series is presented free
of charge. For more information regarding the Language, Literacy,
and Culture Series, contact either Lina Chiappone at
305-284-5691 or Adriana Medina at 305-284-2213.
certification classes. Need the knowledge and skills
to get A+ certified? Covering a broad range of non-vendor-specific
hardware and software technologies, A+ serves as the foundation
for a career in information technology. The next class runs from
6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until May 19 at the Division
of Continuing and International Education (Allen Hall). Call Levar
Walker at 305-284-5800 for more details or visit www.miami.edu/UMH/CDA/UMH_Main/1,1770,12119-1,00.html.
29 Human Subjects Research Seminar.
M. Sosenko will be speaking on “Ethical Principles of Human
Subjects Research” from 12 to 1 p.m. in room 3023 of the Mailman
Center. To register, visit https://netlearning.miami.edu
and log in using you C-number. For more information about this seminar,
e-mail Maira Abraham at [email protected].
Law, and Medical Liability. This special series, hosted
by the University’s Ethics Programs, presents “Patient Safety
and Legal Liability: Ethics at the Brink” at 6 p.m. in the
Rosemarin Café at the School of Law (next to Subway). The
speaker is Steven Stark, director of risk and patient advocacy of
the UM Medical Group. Refreshments will be provided. For more information,
call Stephanie L. Anderson at 305-243-5723.
Cuban Economy in 2005: Salvation or Damnation?”
The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies is hosting this
lecture by Carmelo Mesa-Lago, distinguished professor emeritus of
economics and Latin American studies at the University of Pittsburgh,
from 7 to 9 p.m., at Casa Bacardi. In 2004 and early 2005 there
has been contradictory news on the Cuban economy. On the positive
side there is an alleged growth rate of 5 percent, the discovery
of new oil wells, the arrival of two million tourists, trade and
economic agreements with China and Venezuela, and the reopening
of negotiations with the European Community. On the negative side
there are $2 billion losses due to hurricanes, damages in production
caused by the breakdown of the largest thermoelectric plant, the
decline in domestic oil output combined with record-high world prices,
one of the worst droughts on record, and the prospect of another
poor sugar harvest. These and other important issues will be discussed.
Cost is $15 and reservations are required by calling 305-284-2822.
30 (rescheduled) Are Your Children
Safe? What Every Parent Should Know. This
program on the Rosenstiel campus has been rescheduled to Wednesday
March 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Dean’s Conference Room. You may
register online at http://netlearning.miami.edu.
If you have any questions on using the online registration system,
contact 305-284-5110 or 305-243-3090. For questions
about content, call the EAP at 305-284-6604.
Arboretum Lecture and Art Opening. Georgia Tasker, garden
writer for The Miami Herald, will speak on “The People,
Pleasures, and Politics of Orchids” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at
the Cox Science Center lobby and lecture hall. At 6:15 p.m. there
will be a tour of the Arboretum (meet across from the corner of
Robbia and San Amaro streets at the wooden sign). At 8:30 p.m. there
will be a reception and art exhibit, “Art on Orchids: Selected
Works from the Collection of Bob Fuchs,” curated by Christine
Federighi. The lecture, tour, and reception are free and open to
the public. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Gifford
Arboretum, Florida Power and Light, the biology department, Montgomery
Botanical Garden, the Kampong, Fairchild Tropical Garden, and Sigma-Xi.
For more information, call 305-284-5364.
1, 6, and 7 Time
management seminar. The Employee Assistance Program is
offering this lunchtime seminar in which participants will review
time management strategies to help manage their workload, understand
the importance of keeping a healthy work/life balance, and clarify
values and prioritize time in order to reach personal and professional
goals. The seminar will take place from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the medical
campus on Friday, April 1, in the Professional Development
and Training Office; at the Coral Gables campus on Wednesday,
April 6, in room 139 of the Max Orovitz Building; and on the
Rosenstiel campus on Thursday, April 7, in the Library Map and Chart
Room. To enroll in one of these sessions, visit http://netlearning.miami.edu.
If you have any questions on using the online registration system,
call 305-243-3090. For questions about content, call the
EAP at 305-284-6604.
Justice Ethics Symposium: Round III. The Center for Ethics
and Public Service, the School of Law, and the Daily Business
Review are sponsoring this symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at the Storer Auditorium. For brochure and registration, visit the
305-284-6276. Breakfast, lunch, reception, and parking are
cooking classes. Enroll in healthy cooking classes with
the University’s executive chef, Rafael Marrero, at the Wellness
Center. Classes include Caribbean Cooking on Tuesday, March 29;
Vegetarian Cooking on Tuesday, April 5; Mexican Cooking on
Tuesday, April 12; Italian cooking on Tuesday, April 19;
Sunday Brunch on Tuesday, April 26; and Panini Bar on Tuesday,
May 3. Each class is $25, or attend the entire series for $140.
Advanced registration is required. For more information or to register,
contact the Wellness Suite at 305-284-LIFE.