e-Veritas Archive | February, 2014

Calling Volunteers to Share Experiences for ‘The Sixties’ Course for Fall 2014

The-SixtiesThe University of Miami is soliciting the participation of faculty and administration for its course on the 1960s, which will be led this fall by Joseph Alkana and Don Spivey. They hope to represent the period from the perspective of faculty and administration members who participated in the momentous events of the era and whose personal testimony might bring the times to life for our students.

In addition, they want to bring on board faculty who can offer expertise on relevant topics but who may not have been actual participants in events during the ’60s. The thinking is to expand faculty involvement to include more of the younger generation in whose hands the course will eventually rest as the more senior generation retires from the scene in the years ahead.

The course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:25 to 9:05 p.m. in Storer Auditorium. If you would like to participate, please email Alkana or Spivey as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, March 28, with a brief description of your experience or expertise as well as with which specific panel discussion you would want to be involved.

Please contact  Alkana (jalkana@miami.edu) if you are interested in one of the following:  the Vietnam War and the Antiwar Movement (student revolt, campus unrest, and non-student activism). Please contact Spivey (dspivey@miami.edu) if you are interested in one of the following: the Civil Rights Movement, the Great Society and Urban Unrest, the Women’s Movement, Gay Rights, and the International Scene during the Sixties.

You can visit the course website for more information at http://scholar.library.miami.edu/sixties/index.html.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton Talks Social Change

By Robert C. Jones Jr.
UM News

Clinton and Shalala on stage at the BankUnited Center, where the former secretary of state discussed everything from Syria and Venezuela to healthcare and the progress of women.

Clinton and Shalala on stage at the BankUnited Center, where the former secretary of state discussed everything from Syria and Venezuela to healthcare and the progress of women.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 26, 2014) — She spoke of the importance of everyone playing an active role in bettering society, noting that even the earliest Americans, such as farmers who would travel miles just to help build a barn, understood the concept.

She recalled attending a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago and being inspired by the great civil rights leader’s plea for citizens to “participate in the cause of justice.” She talked about health care, renewable energy, and how she and President Barack Obama had a shared vision of democracy and economic prosperity for Latin America. Read the full story

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Compliance Corner: Leave the Recruiting to Our Coaches

The Internet has provided the opportunity for ’Canes fans and supporters from all over the world to communicate with each other in ways not possible before. The UM athletic program has passionate fans who follow the recruitment and progress of our prospective student-athletes. The following regulations regarding the interaction with prospective student-athletes are very important for all ’Canes to know:

Message Boards: University of Miami fans participating on a message board are not permitted to write, call, instant-message, text, chat with, or email a prospect. Further, as soon as someone on a message board emails or sends a message out to a recruit, they automatically become a booster and are subject to the NCAA rules prohibiting such contact.

Social Networking: Boosters are not permitted to use social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to contact or otherwise attempt to correspond with prospects. This includes, but is not limited to, posting on a wall, using the inbox/email feature, instant messaging, “@replies,” “mentions,” or direct messaging.

As electronic communication technology continues to advance, the opportunity for the supporters of an athletics program to have impermissible contact with a prospect or the prospect’s family is greatly increased; however, the institution’s responsibility for that contact remains the same.

UM Athletics asks that all ’Canes fans and supporters assist us in following the guidelines listed above. As always, your efforts to help the University of Miami maintain a culture of compliance are greatly appreciated.

For more compliance information, follow the UM Athletics Department on Twitter (@UCompliance), like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/UCompliance), or contact them via email, athleticscompliance@miami.edu.

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Salt Waterfront Restaurant Now Serving Tasty Fare on Marine Campus

Dining Services is pleased to announce that the restaurant at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is under new management and has a new name: Salt Waterfront Restaurant. Located at the Commons, the restaurant is serving varied cuisine and daily lunch specials to students, faculty, and staff  Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Wet Lab bar remains open Wednesday through Friday from 5 to  9:30 p.m. with happy hour on Fridays from 3 to 9:30 p.m.

 

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University of Miami Health System Brings UHealth to Coral Gables Campus

A rendering of UHealth at Coral Gables shows the ambulatory center on Poice de Leon Boulevard.

A rendering of UHealth at Coral Gables shows the ambulatory center on Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

From UM News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 25, 2014) — The University of Miami Health System has announced plans for a 200,000-square-foot ambulatory center on the University’s Coral Gables campus that will provide students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians.

The UHealth at Coral Gables facility will deliver premier services of the Miller School of Medicine, including specialty care by the renowned Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranked the No. 1 eye hospital in the nation for the past 10 years. The facility also will include urgent care, outpatient surgery, men’s and women’s health, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, and other UHealth subspecialties.

“At UHealth we have been expanding our outreach steadily every year,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, senior vice president for Medical Affairs, dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth. “The goal is to bring the expertise of our outstanding Miller School physicians and researchers to more patients. Opening this facility gives our students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors in Coral Gables and surrounding areas easy access to UHealth’s exceptional care.”

The LEED-certified outpatient facility, designed by architecture firm Perkins+Will, will be located at 5550 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, a short walk from the University Metrorail station. An air-conditioned bridge will connect the center to an adjacent 1,000-space parking garage.

Groundbreaking will take place this summer, and the center is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016.

“This is good news for people in southern Miami-Dade County,” said Joe Natoli, UM’s senior vice president for Business and Finance and interim chief operating officer of the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth. “Statistics show that patients who are treated by physicians at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have better outcomes than at other facilities. Bascom Palmer physicians are widely recognized as the nation’s best. Accessing physicians who are on the cutting edge of clinical research is about to get much easier.”

Future plans include moving the UM Student Health Center from the academic core of the campus to the new UHealth Coral Gables facility. This will give students convenient access to all UM medical specialties.

As South Florida’s only university medical system, UHealth is a vital component of the community. The University of Miami Health System delivers leading-edge patient care by the region’s best doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UHealth’s comprehensive network includes three hospitals and more than 30 outpatient facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties, with more than 1,500 physicians and scientists.

For more information on UHealth at Coral Gables, visit www.uhealthsystem.com/locations/coralgables.

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