e-Veritas Archive | December 10th, 2010

Biology Departmental Seminar: Imaging Molecules in Live Organisms with Nanoscopes

12:20 pm

Daichi Kamiyama, senior scientist in the University of Miami’s Department of Biology, will present “Imaging Molecules in Live Organisms with Nanoscopes” on Monday, December 13 at 12:20 p.m. in the Cox Science Center, Room 166. Kamiyama has been developing imaging tools that visualize dynamic behaviors of proteins within their native environment. His seminar will offer new examples obtained through the use of super-resolution microscopes. For more information about the seminar, e-mail Akira Chiba, professor of biology, at [email protected].

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Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Preservation of Pancreatic Beta Cell Function in Type 1 Diabetes: Immunological Challenges

12:00 pm

Antonello Pileggi, research associate professor of surgery at the Diabetes Research Institute, will present “Preservation of Pancreatic Beta Cell Function in Type 1 Diabetes: Immunological Challenges” on Monday, December 13 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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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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MAIA program too host question-and-answer session on December 13

6:00 pm

The Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) program will host a question-and-answer session for prospective applicants from 6 to 7  p.m. on Monday, December 13, at the McKnight Building, Suite 102. MAIA is a University-wide professional international relations program that combines international relations theory with practice and coursework in administration, management, and economics. It is a 30-credit program that can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, with core courses generally offered weekday evenings.  Reservations are required by sending an e-mail to [email protected] or call 305-284-8783. For information about the MAIA program, visit www.miami.edu/maia.

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UM presents Mechanomorphic: The Environmentally Minded Man\Machine


In honor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences will present Mechanomorphic: The Environmentally Minded Man\Machine.

The 21st century has seen altered sites, contested spaces, and an ever-increasing mindfulness toward environmentalism. Artists working in our contemporary moment may consequently question the role—if any—that man/machine plays in this equation. Mechanomorphia, or the concept of the machine changing into something else over time, questions man’s relationship to the machine and to nature.

Artists working around this theme may consider how the machine’s relationship to the environment has changed in our contemporary context, question whether or not man has metaphorically become a machine, or alternatively explore the role that man/machine plays in our current “green age.” Mechanomorphic works of art consider the notion that the machine has aided man in undermining our (lived) environment and the spread of urbanization, and yet, man must now turn to the machine in order to re/solve these issues.

Mechanomorphic will be held at the Wynwood Project Space in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach 2010. This exhibition will run from November 29 to December 27. Opening receptions will be held on Saturday, December 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. during Art Basel/Miami Beach week and again on December 11 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Regular gallery hours are every second Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m., and by appointment. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Visit the University of Miami Wynwood Project Space every second Saturday at 2200-A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, during the monthly gallery walk to view student, faculty, and alumni works.

For more information about the exhibition or Wynwood Project Space, call 305-284-2543 or e-mail [email protected].

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