e-Veritas Archive | May 13th, 2009

Ninth Hubert L. Rosomoff Research Day

8:30 am

The event will feature presentations by residents, fellows, and faculty from the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine. Visiting professor Andres Lozano, professor and Ron Tasker Chair in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at University Health Network, Toronto, also will present. The Rosomoff Research Day will take place on Saturday, May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor Apex Center. For more information, call 305-243-4675.

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Noted neurosurgical authority featured at Ninth Hubert L. Rosomoff Research Day

8:30 am

The Ninth Hubert L. Rosomoff Research Day of the Department of Neurological Surgery will be held Saturday, May 30 in the seventh-floor auditorium of the Lois Pope LIFE Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event showcases research by the residents, fellows, and faculty of the department. This year’s visiting professor will be Dr. Andres Lozano, Professor and Ron Tasker Chair of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto. Lozano, a renowned authority on neurosurgical treatment of functional disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, will deliver two lectures. All interested members of the University community are invited to attend. For further information, call 305-243-6751.

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The Launch Pad presents MOMentum: Assisting Moms (and Dads) in Developing Entrepreneurship Skills

9:00 am


MOMentum, an initiative of The Launch Pad at the University of Miami, assists moms (and dads!) in developing the skills and network to take a leap into entrepreneurship. Miami Children’s Museum will be hosting this monthly speaker series to educate and enlighten South Florida’s entrepreneurs‐in‐training.
MOMentum featured speaker Carol Fenster is the CEO and cofounder of Baby Abuelita Productions. She also is a licensed clinical social worker, highly regarded psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and leader in her field. With emphasis on community organization and program development, as well as clinical specialization in the treatment of at-risk families and youth, Fenster has been instrumental in creating innovative programs and founding multiple organizations and small businesses that serve diverse communities.

Born and raised on Miami Beach by immigrant parents who spoke Yiddish, she was steeped in the bicultural experiences, issues, and challenges that confront individuals and families adjusting to life in a new country. Baby Abuelita is her first entrepreneurial venture in the toy and media sector. Combining her personal family background with extensive experience in program development, an intuitive business approach, and her passion for creating new socially relevant programs, Fenster has co-created Baby Abuelita, a series of dolls, books, and DVDs designed to preserve Hispanic heritage. The success of this approach is measured by the wide and enthusiastic acceptance of the Baby Abuelita brand and dolls by both consumers and mass-market retailers like Wal-Mart and Target, which picked up the dolls less than two years after the launch of the business.
Fenster attended both undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. Upon completion of her degrees, she returned to Miami, where she became an active participant in community-based charitable, arts, civil rights, and educational organizations. She has been honored and recognized multiple times for her leadership, creativity, and work in raising funds for innovative programs. She is also a proud mother to a teenage daughter.

Hosted by Miami Children’s Museum (980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami)
Saturday, May 30, 2009
9 to 11 a.m.
Bring your children. Exciting activities will be available.

305-373-KIDS (5437), ext. 142
Please visit www.TheLaunchPad.org for more information.

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UM Student/Master of Fine Arts Exhibitions


Spring has returned and nature beckons discovery and exploration—even in art form. The annual two-part UM Student/Master of Fine Arts Exhibitions are viewable at the Lowe Art Museum. Also on view: UM’s Faculty Exhibition, featuring Carsten Meier’s Naturell. A preview and reception for the juried student exhibition and Naturell will be held Friday, April 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. The evening will be highlighted with a special lecture by Meier. A preview reception for the MFA exhibition, on view from May 14-June 14, will be held Wednesday, May 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Both receptions are free and open to the public. Regular admission to the Lowe (not including special events) is $10; $5 for seniors and non-UM students; and free for Lowe Art Museum members, UM students, faculty and staff, and children under 12 years of age. For more information, call 305-284-3535 or visit www.lowemuseum.org.

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