e-Veritas Archive | February 4th, 2011

Pediatric Grand Rounds: Do Bugs Need Drugs? Get Smart About Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship

8:00 am

Lilian M. Abbo, assistant professor of clinical infectious diseases, will present “Do Bugs Need Drugs? Get Smart About Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship” on Tuesday, February 15 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Mailman Center for Child Development, eighth-floor auditorium. For more information, contact Javier Salazar at 305-585-6042 or e-mail [email protected].

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’Canes Care for ’Canes to Hold Special Kick-Off Event

11:00 am

’Canes Care for ’Canes, a campus-wide initiative aimed at promoting the ideal of a caring community and identifying resources that are available to assist students in need, will roll out phase II of its program during a special kick-off event on Tuesday, February 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Center Rock.

The event will include comments from prominent leaders in the UM community, informational tables staffed by representatives from various UM departments, music, promotional items, and opportunities for students to get involved in the initiative.

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Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: Fragile X Syndrome: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications

4:00 pm

The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics will host a seminar by Stephen T. Warren, William Patterson Timmie Professor and Chairman of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics. Warren will present “Fragile X Syndrome: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications” on Tuesday, February 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Lois Pope LIFE Center Auditorium. For more information, contact Lourdes Acosta at [email protected] or Nora Matelis at [email protected].

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Photographs of Haitian communities focus of special exhibition


Images of life and daily activities in Haitian communities will be the focus of a special exhibition in February at the University of Miami’s Wynwood Project Space.

Presented by UM’s Department of Art and Art History, “Haiti FotoKonbit: Third Vernacular Photography” will feature photographs taken by Haitians in their home country and Miami.

The exhibition runs from February 8-25 at Wynwood Project Space, 2200A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 12 from 6 to 10 p.m.

FotoKonbit is a movement created to engage and empower Haitians to tell their own stories and document their communities through photography.

Inspired by the Creole word “konbit,” which can be defined as the coming together of similar talents in an effort toward a common goal, FotoKonbit educators use their skills as photographers, educators, and artists to impact the lives of their participants and the public through photography. By partnering with established Haitian grassroots organizations in Haiti and in the Haitian Diaspora, FotoKonbit is uniquely positioned to inspire hope through creative expression and provide Haitians with the opportunity to document their reality and share it with the largest possible audience.

A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. For more information about the exhibition or Wynwood Project Space, call 305-284-2543 or e-mail [email protected].

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Art exhibition at CAS Gallery celebrates Black History Month


Robin Holder's "Descending Into the Valley of the Kings"

The Department of Art and Art History and Africana Studies will present “Atum Energy: Channeling Kemetic Metaphysics,” an art exhibition celebrating Black History Month.

The show, curated by international art curator Ludlow Bailey, will run from February 1 to 28 at UM’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A special opening reception will be held on Friday, February 11, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The exhibition will feature the works of African-American artists Robin Holder and Kerry Stuart Coppin, Haitian-American artists Asser Saint-Val and Nzingah, Jamaican-American artist Kristie Stephenson, and black British artist Everton Wright.

Bailey has curated shows in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. He has lived in Egypt and travelled extensively in Africa. A lifelong student of Egyptology and metaphysics, he holds degrees from both Brown and Columbia Universities. Bailey currently resides on St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands.

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