News Briefs and Campus Calendar

M. Lewis Temares, Ph.D., vice president for information technology at the University of Miami, has been named by Computerworld Magazine one of the business world’s Premier 100 IT Leaders. The award honors individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology.
Now in its third year, the Premier 100 IT Leaders award is recognizing Temares for exceptional technology leadership, innovative approaches to business challenges, and effective execution of comprehensive IT strategies. He will be honored at a March conference in California.
Temares was selected from hundreds of nominees who most closely matched Computerworld’s Leadership Index, a set of characteristics that describes those executives who guide the effective use of IT in their organizations. Honorees include executives from The Bank of New York, Hewlett Packard, Staples, and FedEx Corporation. Only three other award winners are from Florida: IT leaders at Office Depot, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Walt Disney World. Only one other IT leader in U.S. higher education made the list.
The professor has worked at the University of Miami since 1980 and has been vice president for information technology for 10 years. He also has been dean of the College of Engineering for eight years and has served the University in a variety of leadership roles. Prior to joining UM, Temares was at Hunter College and Baruch College of the City University of New York. Throughout his career, he has received numerous honors for his leadership in information technology.

UM Students get award
We are very pleased and proud to announce that three UM Honors students received recognition in the recent Florida Collegiate Honors Council writing contest. They are Ms. Asma Uddin, 1st place in the Junior/Senior Documented Research or Critical Thinking; her entry is entitled “Dismantling Boundaries: A Defense of Max Black’s ‘Metaphor'”. Ms. Rossana Arteaga, 4th place in the Junior/Senior Documented Research or Critical Thinking; her entry is entitled “Nancy Prince: An Odyssey through Institutional Oppression”. Ms. Christine Alvarez, 3rd place in the Freshman/Sophomore Critical Thinking; her entry is entitled “The Real Hedda Gabler”. In addition, Ms Uddin has been asked to present her paper at the FCHC conference at New College next month.

The Sports and Recreational Interest Club Federation, made-up of 30 clubs, hosts an Open House from 5-7pm, where sports club officers staff information tables to promote their club’s activities.

The School of Education Center for Research hosts psychologist Dr. Jerome Bruner for a lecture entitled The Culture of Education, from 5-6 p.m. today at the Storer Auditorium in the School of Business Administration. Dr. Bruner and Dr. Carol Feldman, also a psychologist at New York University, will be leading a series of guided discussions for faculty, students and interested participants January 22-25.
Questions? Contact the School of Education Center for Research at 305-284-5756, or

CAC Movie- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Wednesday 23 January
Last day to add a course.

The UM School of Law Office of International and Foreign Programs and the Civil and Comparative Law Society present a discussion by Ambassador John O’Leary (U.S. Ambassador to Chile from 1998-2001) at 12:30pm-2pm in the School of Law room 109. Chilean food will be served. RSVP is required. Questions? Call 284-5402.

Renown fashion photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber and associate producer Nan Bush will hold a question and answer session following a screening of their 2001 film Chop Suey at 7:30 p.m. tonight at The Bill Cosford cinema.

Entries for Intramural Basketball, Wallyball, and Racquetball are due today. Forfit deposits are $20 per team. Play in all three sports. Games begin January28. All UM students and faculty are welcome to play.

Games night at Rathskeller from 7-9pm.

Thursday 24 January
Greek Life: Fraternity Forum.

Friday 25 January
The 2001 University of Miami National Football Champions will be honored in downtown Miami with a tickertape parade and courthouse rally today. The parade will begin at Bayfront Park and stretch west
on Flagler Street where it will end on the steps of the Miami-Dade County Courthouse, 73 W. Flagler Street, in downtown Miami.

At 7 p.m. this evening a campus celebration will be held on the University’s Campus Green featuring the entire UM team and coaching staff. Alumnus Roy Firestone, one of the nation’s best known
sportscasters and ESPN show host, will act as Master of Ceremonies along with former player Don Bailey and “Voice of the Hurricanes” Marc Vandermeer.

Friday Grove on UC Patio from 11:30am-1pm- Shufly

Happy Hour at the Rathskeller from 4:30-8pm-Rhumboogie

Monday 28 January
Seeking Volunteers. Get Involved in the Community in 2002. Come speak one-on-one with 75 local non-profit agencies from 11 a.m. -1:30 Find out what they do and about possible volunteer opportunities at their agencies. For more information contact the Butler Volunteer Services Center at

Alpha Kappa Psi. Attention all business majors and minors Alpha Kappa Psi, The Professional Business Fraternity, will be having its spring recruiting from today to February 7. If you are interested in networking with Business professionals nationwide, please contact Valerie at 305-323-9230 or at

Intramural Basketball, wallyball and racquetball begins. All UM students and faculty are welcome to play. For more information contact Jason Carroll at 305-284-8518.

Tuesday 29 January
CAC movie- Moulin Rouge

Wednesday 30 January
Last day to drop a class without a “W”.

The next Smoking Cessation Program. Free to all UM insurance holders, will begin today. Call Jennifer Pinto at 305-243-3209 for more information.

“Once in a blue moon” at the Rathskeller from 9-12pm.

Friday 1 February
Friday Grove on UC Patio from 11:30am-1pm.

Happy Hour at the Rathskeller from 4:30-8pm- Erica Summers.

Monday 4 February
Guns N Violence Awareness Campaign

Tuesday 5 February
Asian Music Students Concert (various artists) today at 8pm-10:30pm at Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall in the L. Austin Weeks Center. Admission is free.

CAC sneak peek at the Cosford Cinema from 9-11pm: Collateral Damage.

Wednesday 6 February
Open mic/ poetry night with BAM at the Rathskeller from 7-9pm.

Friday 8 February
Friday Grove on UC Patio from 11:30am-1pm.

Happy Hour at the Rathskeller from 4:30-8pm- Erica Summers.