For the Faculty and Staff of the University of Miami
Monday, March 21, 2005

University to break ground on new
residential student village

After 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

EASY joins single sign-on by utilizing new service
Beginning 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 [email protected].

U.S. premiere of new musical instrument at UM tonight
The 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

Town 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:

  • Coral Gables campus — Tuesday, March 22, 12 p.m., Whitten University Center’s Flamingo Ballroom A
  • Rosenstiel campus — Thursday, March 24, 12 p.m., Rosenstiel Auditorium
  • Medical campus — Monday, March 28, 12 p.m., eighth floor of the Mailman Center
  • Medical campus — Monday, March 28, 2 p.m., conference room 1301 of the UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Medical campus — Tuesday, March 29, 7 a.m., Retter Auditorium

It’s a match!
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.

Purchasing 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].

Don’t forget to re-register your student organization
Faculty 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 Applications are due by Friday, April 29. For more information, call 305-284-6399.

Instant 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 to download Symantec Anti-virus and to download Computer Associates’ Pest Patrol. If you have any questions, send an e-mail to [email protected].

Summer Theatre Academy 2005 goes Hollywood
The 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

Faculty 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.

Women’s Commission hosting annual awards breakfast
The 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 for more information and a reservation form.

HIPAA Security Awareness Reminder: Treat Paper Records
and Electronic Data Equally

Sensitive 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].

Spring break injuries
“You 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.”

Andrew Sherman, M.D., assistant professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine, on the increase of athletic-related injuries over spring break due to lack of training.

The Miami Herald
(March 14)

End of life interference?
“It amounts 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.”

Bruce 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.

The Orlando Sentinel
(March 15)

International cancer research
“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.”

Joseph 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.

The Jerusalem Post
(March 16)

Men’s and women’s tennis at home this week
The 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.

March 23 Tribal 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.

(New) March 24 Kenny 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 For more information, call 305-284-8686 or visit

March 26 William 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.

(New) March 30 Spring 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 at 305-793-0540.

March 22 Studying 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.

March 22 Writing 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

March 22 Social 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].

March 22 Conversations 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.

(New) March 24 Works 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.

(New) March 24 “Colonization 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].

(New) March 24 Medical 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] or 305-585-8364.

(New) March 24 Business Ethics Programs Speaker Series. The 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.

March 24 “Unraveling 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.

March 25 “On 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.

(New) March 29 “Practicing 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.

March 29 Language, 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.

March 29 A+ 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,1770,12119-1,00.html.

March 29 Human Subjects Research Seminar. Jay 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 and log in using you C-number. For more information about this seminar, e-mail Maira Abraham at [email protected].

(New) March 30 Ethics, 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.

(New) March 30 “The 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.

March 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 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.

March 31 Gifford 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.

April 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 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.

(New) April 8 Criminal 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 Web or call
305-284-6276. Breakfast, lunch, reception, and parking are included.

Various dates Healthy 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.

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