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Wellness Center executive director lands in Miami
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Wellness Center executive director lands in Miami

The first order of business for the Wellness Center’s new director, Scott Levin, is to become familiar with the University of Miami’s culture. “I’m still learning how to do the U,” said Levin, who previously served as the Director of Recreational Services in Georgia State University starting in 2000. There, he opened a $33 million…

Administrator elected to national post
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Administrator elected to national post

Pat Whitely, vice president for Student Affairs, has become the first University of Miami administrator to be elected chair of NASPA’s (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) board of directors. She assumed her new post March 18 and will serve a one-year term. Founded in 1919, NASPA is an association dedicated to the advancement, health…

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Wellness Center director to retire

Norm Parsons, executive director of the Wellness Center, announced his retirement Friday. When Parsons officially steps down in October, it will mark his 43rd year at the university. “To be honest, it’s time to try to go on, I’ve got a couple of grandkids and some grand cats that I need to visit,” he said….

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Dean wins award for chemistry research

Leonidas Bachas, the dean for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), won Lab of the Year for his chemistry research lab on Friday. The award was given out by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Environmental Health recognizes one lab each year in one of the university’s three campuses. There are more than…

Administrator recognized for community engagement efforts
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Administrator recognized for community engagement efforts

Robin Bachin, founder of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement, was awarded Florida Campus Compact’s 2013 Community Engagement Educator Award for her involvement within the greater Miami community on Nov. 7. “I was pleasantly surprised when my name was announced,” she said. “I had shown up to the ceremony without knowing I had won.”…

Faculty Senate votes to prevent departmental merger
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Faculty Senate votes to prevent departmental merger

Umberto Speranza withdrew from the University of Miami two weeks before the start of his senior year. Speranza had been arguing against faculty including Leonidas Bachas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), to keep the international studies (INS) department from merging with the political science department. “The whole spring semester turned into…

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