Meet Coral Gables Mayoral Candidate Raul Valdes-Fauli on March 28

In an effort to engage the University community in local elections, Get Out The Vote has scheduled a meet and greet with Raul Valdes-Fauli, candidate for Coral Gables mayor, on Tuesday, March 28, from noon til 2 p.m. Stop by the UC Patio to meet someone who may impact our campus community for the next two years. There will be food and plenty of time for questions.


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Visit the Giant Colon on March 28 and Schedule a Colonoscopy

Giant-ColonFor the third year, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting the “giant colon” in the Sylvester courtyard on Tuesday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A 30-foot walk-through exhibit, the giant colon illustrates normal colon cells and different stages of pre-cancerous and cancerous cells. Staff from the Division of Gastroenterology will be on hand to answer questions about colon cancer, which is preventable or treatable with early screening, and help schedule colonoscopies. For more information, contact Joy Ness at 305-243-5297 or jness@med.miami.edu.


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Kids Inaugurate the Lowe’s New Children’s Pavilion

Beaux-PavilionChildren happily inaugurated the newly renovated Beaux Arts Children’s Pavilion last week as Beaux Arts members and guests celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting, music, treats, pizza, and art-making activities developed by the Lowe education team.

Sebastian the Ibis was the star of the evening—posing for photos and creating masks with the kids—but Beaux Arts members who pledged $148,000 to update the pavilion were the real heroes.

Beaux Arts Co-Presidents Diana Moll and Kim Wood, above,  joined Sergio Gonzalez, senior vice president for university advancement and external affairs, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Leonidas Bachas, and Lowe Director Jill Deupi in the official ribbon cutting.

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Department of Medicine’s Eugene J. Sayfie, M.D., Research Day on March 8

GladwinUM alumnus Mark Gladwin, M.D. , the Jack D. Myers Chair of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and the director of the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the Department of Medicine’s 3rd Annual Eugene J. Sayfie, M.D., Research Day on Wednesday, March 8.

Gladwin, an expert on nitric oxide signaling, pulmonary hypertension, and pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease will discuss “Novel properties of hemoglobin in NO and CO signaling and therapeutics” at noon in the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Jose Berrcal Auditorium.

His talk will be followed by a “Meet the Speaker Lunch” at 1 p.m. in the ABLEH Breezeway, abstract presentations at 1:30 in front of the Lois Pope LIFE Center, and an awards ceremony and reception at 4:30 p.m. in the center’s 7th-floor auditorium.


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Attend the ‘Make the Magic Gala’ April 15 and Help Send a Child to Camp Kesem Miami

Camp Kesem Miami, a chapter of a national community of student leaders that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer, is holding its biggest fundraiser, Make the Magic Gala, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, at the Shalala Student Center. Join the “magic” and enjoy a dinner catered by South Florida Events, a comedy show, a chance at winning great silent auction items, including but not limited to $100 off a tandem skydive provided by Miami Skydiving Center, a wine-tasting class, and a Disney Staycation package. Come join us for “A Night at Camp” filled with love, laughter, dinner, activities, and prizes. All proceeds go to sending a child to camp.

For more information, email Camp Kesem Miami. To make a donation, visit the donation page.




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