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APRIL 2013


Behind the Scenes: Strength and Conditioning Graduate Students Work with Men's Basketball

Graduate student Sean Muldoon working with the team in pregame warmups.
Meet Your Graduate Student Advisor @ Toppel

As a double alumna of UM, Aileen Lopez says she can relate.

Aileen joined the Toppel Career Center in the Fall 2007 and now serves as Assistant Director for Graduate Student Programs and Assessment. She is responsible for coordinating programs and resources for graduate students. In addition, she works with assessment of Toppel's programs and services. She holds both an M.S.Ed. in Research, Measurement and Evaluation and a B.B.A. in Business Management and Organization from the University of Miami. "Being a double alumna of the University of Miami has allowed me to better understand the needs of our students," Aileen says.

To schedule a career advising appointment with Aileen, please log on to your HireACane account today.

Upcoming Toppel Event
Student and Alumni Career Symposium
10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., 4/17, Alumni Ctr.



4/12 Deadline to defend dissertation or thesis
4/16 SPEAK Test
4/22 Last day to submit draft to the Dissertation Editor
4/26 Classes end
5/08 Deadline to complete dissertation or thesis
5/08 Doctoral Hooding Rehearsal and Reception
5/09 Graduate Degree Ceremony
4 p.m., BankUnited Center


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U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Session
3 p.m., 4/15, UC Room 233
Doctoral Hooding Rehearsal and Reception
Invitations will be sent via e-mail in April to all doctoral candidates who have applied to graduate in Spring, Summer I, and Summer II


For General Inquiries
For Academic Form Submission
Dissertation Writing Group (DWG)
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD)
Preparing Future Faculty

It certainly has been an exciting time for UM basketball with both teams experiencing success and the men's team taking the ACC Championship for the first time in school history.

Equally exciting, though, is the opportunity for three Strength and Conditioning graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences (KIN). With the untimely departure of Jim Krumpos, former Strength and Conditioning Coach for men's basketball and KIN graduate student, the team found capable support from other students in the program. Graduate interns Sean Muldoon, Casey Cathrall, and Peter Krysztof have all stepped up this semester and are currently assisting men's basketball through the NCAA tournament while also serving with UM soccer and swimming.

When asked about the incredible opportunity, Sean Muldoon said, "We have had an awesome experience working with the coaches and the teams. The opportunity has provided significant value to my education and readiness as a professional. I couldn't be happier with my experiences with both athletics and the program."

We applaud the efforts of our graduate students and their behind-the-scenes contributions to the success of UM athletes.


Ana Quero, an M.S. candidate, has become the rail transportation expert at the South Florida district of the Florida Department of Transportation. She is also the recipient of several state wide grants.

Martin Treu, a candidate in Master in Urban Design, has recently published a book, Signs, Streets, and Storefronts: A History of Architecture and Graphics along America’s Commercial Corridors with the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Matthew Cortland, a student finishing the Education and Social Change M.S.Ed. program this summer, was selected as one of 15 young Americans under 30 to participate in the Luce Scholars program for 2013-14. For the next 13 months, he will be working in a field of his choice in Asia.

Asiya Korepanova, D.M.A. Piano Performance student, won the Gold Medal at the recent Shreveport International Piano Competition. Due to the competition, she has been invited to perform with orchestra as well as solo recitals in Washington, D.C. and at the prestigious Sarasota Festival.

USA Today and UM School of Communication Presents USA Today CEO Forum

Featured speaker will be Univision's Randy Falco who will discuss the future of television, home entertainment, and communications.

Next month, the University of Miami's School of Communication and USA Today will present the USA Today CEO Forum featuring Randy Falco, President and CEO of Univision, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. Falco will discuss the future of television, home entertainment, and communications, and Fusion, ABC and Univision's new Hispanic-focused, joint venture English-language news and lifestyle channel based in South Florida.

The event is free and open to the public. The event will be held in the Bill Cosford Cinema on the second floor of the Dooley Memorial Building. Seating is limited and a reception with refreshments will follow.

For more information, contact Julia Proby at j.proby@miami.edu or call (305) 284-2198.

Missed a VPhD Event?

Log in to miami.edu/vphd to view archived panel discussions that you may have missed this semester.

In addition to catching up on this semester's panel discussions, students can also visit the Premium Content area to read stories and view actual resumes of humanists, social scientists, and STEM graduates who were successful in landing non-academic positions.

  • January "Careers in Nonprofits for Humanists and Social Scientists"
  • February "Careers in Nonprofits for STEM"
  • March "Careers in Research Administration"

Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed nationally during the month May. In advance of the month-long observation, the Asian American Student Association and the Filipino Student Association have planned a series of activities that highlight their culture. Everyone is invited to participate in celebration activities.

4/03 W 7 p.m. Island Styles Night :: UC Rock
4/04 R 7 p.m. Asia Night :: UC Rock
4/09 T 5 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony :: UC Lounge
4/09 T 6 p.m. Pao Town Fundraiser :: Pao Town Restaurant
4/11 R 7:30 p.m. USpeak Featuring Aimee Suzara :: Wesley Art Gallery
4/12 F 6:30 p.m. Karaoke and Game Night :: UC Ballrooms A, B, and C
4/17 W 2:30 p.m. Sushi Workshop with Sushi Maki :: UC Rock
4/25 R 11 a.m. Origami on the Rock :: UC Rock

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (305) 284-2855.