News Briefs

Ramon Galiana // News Editor

Fighting against cancer

On Saturday, Stanford Circle will be covered in tents, food and members of the university community for the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay for Life.

The event, which begins at 12 p.m., will feature on-site fundraisers sponsored by student organizations for the society. It will end at 12 a.m.

As of Wednesday, 45 teams and 646 participants had already raised $25,661.

Wellness center classes to cease

On April 16, classes that currently take place on the center court of the Wellness Center will cease because of expansion plans to accommodate for the construction of the new wing of the building.

For a full list of future Wellness Center classes, visit

Medical school ranks in research funding

The Miller School of Medicine has been ranked in the top third of medical research institutions across the country receiving federal funding, now placing at No. 41.

The new ranking, propelled by a $122.8 million grant from the National Institute on Health, was advanced by a $25.9 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

On Mar. 11, The Miami Hurricane published a report on other schools at the University of Miami that benefitted from the federal stimulus.