e-Veritas Archive | February 17th, 2010

Cosford screening: The Hurt Locker

10:00 pm
8:00 pm

Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, The Hurt Locker is an intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his subordinates by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James’ true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever. English and Arabic with English subtitles. Admission is $6 for all University of Miami alumni, faculty, and staff; free for students. General admission is $8. The film screens on Saturday, February 20 at 10 p.m., and Sunday, February 21 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com.

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Cracking the Door: The Future of U.S. Property, Trade, and Investment in Cuba

9:00 am

The University of Miami School of Law will present the Inter-American Law Review symposium, “Cracking the Door: The Future of U.S. Property, Trade, and Investment in Cuba,” on Saturday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Storer Auditorium on the Coral Gables campus. Panels will include “How to Have the Most Significant Presence in Trade and Tourism While Maintaining a Trade and Tourism Boycott,” “Cuba Under Raul Castro,” and “The Claims Debate: The Future of U.S. Property in Cuba.” The symposium is open to the public. RSVP to [email protected].

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Angiogenesis 2010: Clinical Trials


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute invites clinicians to attend the Angiogenesis 2010: Clinical Trials on Saturday, February 20 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Miami. The conference will feature an exceptional gathering of basic scientists, clinicians, and health care experts, all focused on understanding and treating neovascular and exudative diseases of the eye. The course is designed for retinal specialists, general ophthalmologists, and researchers. For registration and more information, please contact Karen Davila at 305-326-6110 or e-mail her at [email protected].

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Neurology Update and Stroke Intensive 2010

12:00 pm

Register now for Neurology Update and Stroke Intensive 2010, to be held February 18-20. In addition to providing clinicians with the most recent developments in the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders, including stroke, the course will cover the latest advances in neurology and neuroscience necessary to solve the clinical problems and diagnostic and therapeutic challenges encountered in daily practice.  The stroke seminar is a stand-alone, eight-hour activity and will provide the annual credits needed for stroke team personnel at designated stroke centers. To register or for more information, visit www.cme.med.miami.edu and click on CME Conference Registration or call 305-243-6716.

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Make pledges and sign up now for Purina Walk for the Animals on February 20

10:00 am

Purina WalkPresident Donna E. Shalala will once again serve as Leader of the Pack at the 2010 Purina Walk for the Animals. This one-mile stroll takes place at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Saturday, February 20. The walk will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-A-Pet. President Shalala serves on the Board of Trustees of the society, an animal awareness organization with a no-kill shelter that holds 250 dogs and cats looking for loving homes.The Purina Incredible Dog Team will be performing and there will be an agility course for dogs to run as well as “paw-art” and a bounce house for kids. Help support the Humane Society of Greater Miami by participating in the walk. You and your four-legged friends can join the UM pack “Let’s Go ‘Cane-ines” at www.firstgiving.com/cane-ines. Click on the “Join this Team” link.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk commences at 10 a.m. Each pack member who raises at least $100 will receive a pack T-shirt and goodie bag. If you don’t want to walk but would like to contribute, it’s easy to do. Just visit the Web site www.firstgiving.com/cane-ines and click “sponsor me now.” For more information, call 305-284-5478 or e-mail Mindy Herris at [email protected].

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