e-Veritas Archive | September, 2013

Students Recognized for Measured Drawings of Miami’s Historic Gesu Church

A team of University of Miami School of Architecture students has been recognized for its measured drawings of a historic Roman Catholic Church that predates the city in which it is located.

The ten students, who studied in UM Professor Ricardo Lopez’s Measured Drawing course, received honorable mention accolades in the 2013 Charles E. Peterson Prize competition. Announced by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and the American Institute of Architects, the Peterson Prize annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards.

The prize honors Charles E. Peterson, founder of the HABS program, and is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic buildings throughout the United States while adding to the permanent HABS collection of measured drawings at the Library of Congress.

The students’ measured drawings depict Gesu Church in accurate detail, showing many of the architectural features of the downtown Miami house of worship that was built in 1896 several months before Miami was incorporated as a city. On July 18, 1974, the church was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

This marks the second time students from the UM School of Architecture have submitted drawings and been recognized at the Peterson Prize competition.

The winning architectural team includes: Matthew Cohen, Brendan Kollar, Shefali Lal, Carolina Madureira, Sarah McGee, Ariana Ragusa, Simi Varhese, Jose Vela, Francela Veliz, and Mara Wine. Many of the students have already graduated and are now working in various architecture positions around the world. Two of the team members, Vela and Ragusa, will accompany Lopez in October to the AIA Taliesin Colloquium on the Practice of Historic Architecture in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they will be honored.


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Faculty Encouraged to Submit Nominations for Faculty Senate Awards

Each year the Faculty Senate awards the James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award, the Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award. These highly prestigious awards recognize the exceptional efforts of University of Miami faculty and other members of the UM community in the three key areas of academic life.

Faculty members are encouraged to submit nominations to the Senate for any or all of these distinguished awards. Recipients are selected based on the results of a highly competitive peer-review process. The links below provide nomination criteria and more detailed information regarding the awards.

Nomination materials for each of the awards are due to the Faculty Senate office by Monday, October 14.

The James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award recognizes service above and beyond the call of duty by a member of the University community.

The Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes outstanding teaching by a faculty member with a substantial record of teaching at the University.

The Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award recognizes either a single outstanding scholarly achievement or a lifetime of distinguished accomplishment in any area of research or creative activity.

Should you have any questions or need assistance, contact the Faculty Senate Office at 305-284-3721 or  facsen@miami.edu.


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Rejecting the Culture of Violence

Reject Violence WorkshopIn a daylong dialogue led by national experts in the field of violence intervention, about 350 community leaders, students, law enforcement officers, teachers, members of area nonprofits, and others gathered at UM’s Newman Alumni Center to discuss strategies for men to become active participants in ending violence and sexism in their communities. “Calling All Men: Reject the Culture of Violence” was presented by Miami-Dade County’s Community Action and Human Services Department and UM’s School of Education and Human Development. It included workshops and speakers such as Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and former U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek. Above: Ulester Douglas, interim executive director of Men Stopping Violence, conducts a workshop on the Role and Responsibility of Men in Preventing Violence against Women.

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Jeffrey Stern Wins Emmy Award for Sound Editing on HBO Series ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Jeffrey Stern, second from the right, accepts an Emmy for his work on the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Jeffrey Stern, second from the right, accepts an Emmy for his work on the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Jeffrey Stern, an assistant professor of professional practice at the School of Communication, has won an Emmy for his work on the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

The award, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, was announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on September 15. Read the full story

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Citizens Board Magic

Albert Vara, the new president of the University of Miami's Citizens Board. addresses the more than 170 CB members who attended the organization's kickoff luncheon September 17.

Albert Vara, the new president of the University of Miami’s Citizens Board, addresses the more than 170 CB members who attended the organization’s kickoff luncheon September 17.

At the annual kick-off luncheon, the UM Citizens Board’s new president said building relationships can result in “impactful gifts.”

Noting the 67-year, $380 million philanthropic impact of the organization he now leads, the newly minted president of the University of Miami’s Citizens Board encouraged more than 170 of its members Tuesday to identify key contacts within their network that can make significant contributions to the institution that helped educate three generations of his family. Read the full story

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