UM professor wins Pathfinder Award

Cherie L. Stabler, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and the director of the tissue engineering program at the Diabetes Research Institute at the Miller School of Medicine, won the Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

This award is given to scientists that generate research on Type 1 diabetes and its side effects. Winners receive $1.5 million over the course of five years for their research.

Stabler’s research seeks to improve clinical islet transplantation, a technique used to fight diabetes.

UM student jumped and robbed on US1

A University of Miami student was robbed behind Blockbuster Video and CVS on US1 last Wednesday at 10:15 p.m., according to a crime alert sent by UMPD yesterday. The perpetrator was described as a black male between 5’9″ and 5’11” and of average build.

The victim’s bag, containing her Apple laptop, iPod and watch, was stolen.

This case is under investigation by the Coral Gables Police Department.

UM Debate Team wins competition

The University of Miami Debate Team won the Novice Division of the Joe Jackson Tournament held on Nov. 9.

On the final day of competition, UM’s team of freshmen Lauren Rutledge and Elana Reman defeated the University of Louisiana Lafayette in the finals. All of their elimination rounds were won by 3-0 decisions. Reman also placed fourth in individual debates, earning the Best Novice Speaker title.

Juniors Zoheb Nensey and Jonathan Raof won three of six debates while freshmen Trevor Lee and Brandon Mitchell won two. This put all these UM contestants in the top third of the tournament.

The tournament was hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla. 
Global Entrepreneurship Week ‘Launches’ Nov. 17
The Launch Pad is hosting the Global Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21.

The week’s goal is to show that entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary activity. It begins with a commencement speaker, Larry Rosen, at 12:15 p.m on Nov. 17 on the UC Patio. According to Susan Amat, the executive director of the Launch Pad at Toppel, Rosen has started several companies, is an accomplished music producer, and has a background in computer science.

“The opening ceremony is going to be extremely memorial. Rosen has done it all and still finds time to come back,” Amat said.

Amat also highly suggested sessions entitled “Networking: Six Degrees for Success” and the “Roundtable on Entrepreneurship.”