e-Veritas Archive | November 23rd, 2010

Women’s basketball team hosts Hoops for Hunger game tonight

7:00 pm

The University of Miami is offering discounted $1 tickets to the women’s basketball game tonight, November 29, with the donation of a canned food item. The ’Canes host Southern at 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center. Recommended canned items are: peanut butter, hearty soups, dried or canned beans, canned chicken or tuna, canned fruit, 100 percent fruit juice, canned vegetables, canned tomato products, enriched rice or pasta, iron-enriched cereal, and whole grain cereal. One discounted ticket per canned good. Collections will only be taken at the BankUnited Center.

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Useable Art: African Aesthetics in Daily Life


Cattle Herder's Hat, collected between 1960-1973. Gift of Professor and Mrs. Robert R. Ferens.

Some never before seen works are on exhibit as part of “Useable Art: African Aesthetics in Daily Life from the UM Lowe Art Museum.” Most African art serves a function—spiritual if not utilitarian, or often both. This exhibition consists of objects that provide some purpose of daily living that can be relatively easily recognized by non-Africans. They can also be appreciated for the appeal of their forms, the beauty of their patterns, and the quality of craftsmanship.

The works are on view through Sunday, January 16, 2011, with the curator’s lecture also taking place on January 16 at 2 pm at the Lowe.

The Lowe’s extensive holdings of African art include not only ceremonial masks and ritual figures but also many objects made for use in daily life. This exhibition will showcase a selection of the finest containers, textiles, tools, home furnishings, and other useful objects—very few of which have ever been displayed.

“Usable Art” is organized by the Lowe Art Museum and is sponsored in part by The State of Florida and the African Art Endowment.

The Lowe Art Museum is located on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Gallery and Museum Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.; Closed Monday. Regular Admission (not including special events) is $10; $5 for seniors and non-UM students; free for Lowe Art Museum members, University of Miami students, faculty and staff, and children under 12. For more information, call 305-284-3535 or visit www.lowemuseum.org.

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The Launch Pad Weekly Workshop: Financial Modeling

12:30 pm

Learn to structure realistic projections of your company’s performance in future time periods. No experience or business background necessary. The workshop will be held on Monday, November 29 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. at the Toppel Career Center library. The event is free and open to UM faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the community. RSVP to [email protected].

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EU Center lecture: The European Union Climate Change Policy and the Role of Spain

5:00 pm

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, a partnership with Florida International University, and the Jean Monnet Chair of the University of Miami will present a lecture by Cristina Barrios Almazor, consul general of Spain, on Monday, November 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Merrick 307. Almazor will speak on “The European Union Climate Change Policy and the Role of Spain.”

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Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: IL‐2 in the Development of CD8 T Cell Memory

12:00 pm

Iris Castro, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, will present “IL-2 in the Development of CD8 T Cell Memory” on Monday, November 29 at 12 p.m. in the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, Room 3109. For more information or to add your name to the department’s distribution list, please contact Brian Ruther at [email protected].

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