e-Veritas Archive | April 7th, 2010

Screen on the Green: ‘The Princess and the Frog’ and ‘The Blind Side’

8:00 pm

’Canes Night Live will present the last Screen on the Green of the semester on Friday, April 9. The Princess and the Frog will screen at 8 p.m. and The Blind Side will screen at 9:45 p.m. on the Foote University Green in front of the Richter Library. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Be sure to bring a blanket and your friends to enjoy the free double feature.

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Department of Chemistry to host second annual Dr. Jimmie R. Nelson Lecture

2:30 pm

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences will present its second annual Dr. Jimmie R. Nelson Lecture on Friday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the Cox Science Center, Room 318. This year’s guest is Mark Thiemens, a UM alumnus and current dean of the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. Thiemens will present “New Isotope Effects and Probing the Origin and Evolution of the Solar System, Polar Climate Studies, Mars and the Origin of Life.” All are invited, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Susana Gadanyi at 305-284-2174.

Nelson, who graduated with a degree in chemistry from UM in 1959, became a medical doctor after graduating from Tulane Medical School in 1963. Nelson, who was on staff at Terrebonne General Medical Center for 30 years, passed away in 2007 after a short battle with cancer.

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Modernism, Islamism, and the Question of Identity in the Architecture of the Arab World

6:00 pm

Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Architecture at MIT, will lecture on “Modernism, Islamism, and the Question of Identity in the Architecture of the Arab World” on Friday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in the School of Architecture’s Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, Glasgow Hall.

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Panel discussion to explore President Obama’s obligation to black community

6:30 pm

Should the first African-American president in U.S. history have a particular interest or obligation to the black community? This is the intriguing topic to be addressed at an upcoming University of Miami forum, “What Obligation Does President Obama Owe to the Black Community?”

Led by Harvard Law School professor and Obama family friend Charles Ogletree, who is a visiting professor at UM’s School of Law, the event will take place on Friday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Storer Auditorium on the Coral Gables campus.

Professor Ogletree serves at Harvard Law School as the executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, as well as director of the Trial Advocacy Workshop and Saturday School Program. He is a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law.

The panel will discuss race-related topics and hold a question-and-answer session after the discussion. Panelists will include Donald L. Graham, federal judge; Rodney Baltimore, Hot 105 Talk Radio host; Joaquin Willis, pastor; Vernell Reynolds, officer and president of Miami Community Police Benevolent Association; Charlton Copeland, UM professor; Vanessa Byers, immediate past president of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida A&M University Alumni Association; and Lionel Moise, UM Student Government president.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. Storer Auditorium is located at the School of Business Administration.

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Florida Bioethics: Debates, Decisions, Solutions conference set for April 9

7:45 am

The 18th annual Florida Bioethics: Debates, Decisions, Solutions conference is set for Friday, April 9 at 7:45 a.m. at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa on Miami Beach. In addition to a discussion by Miller School of Medicine Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt and FIU Wertheim College of Medicine Dean John Rock on the role of human rights in professional education, the program will feature the head of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration and sessions on public health emergencies, organ transplantation, and the role of ethics committees. The conference, the largest of its kind in the country, is sponsored jointly by the Florida Bioethics Network and the University of Miami Ethics Programs. The program is free to all UM full-time students, faculty, and staff, but attendees must preregister. Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, psychologists, and lawyers. For the program brochure, click here. For the registration form, click here.

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