e-Veritas Archive | February 4th, 2011

Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury

12:00 pm

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences will host Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Wednesday, February 16 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Retter Auditorium. Stuart C. Yudofsky, the D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, will present on “Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury.” The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity will provide 1.50 CE to psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors who attend. For more information, contact Carmen Bou-Crick at 305-355-9073, e-mail [email protected], or visit the departmental website.

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Challenges in Genetic Epidemiology of Neurospsychiatric Disorders

12:00 pm

The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, and the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics will host grand rounds on Wednesday, February 16 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Broad-Bussel Auditorium, located on the first floor of the Clinical Research Building. Kathleen Ries Merikangas, chief of the Genetic Epidemiology Branch in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health, will present “Challenges in Genetic Epidemiology of Neurospsychiatric Disorders.” For more information, please contact Jane Brooks at [email protected] or click here.

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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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Coral Gables Campus: Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) courses offered


Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.):
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a 12-hour, in-depth, internationally recognized program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The comprehensive course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance before progressing into detailed hands-on defense training, which includes a final simulation exercise. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program but rather a physical defense program designed specifically for women to utilize in the most common types of physical-attack situations.

Note that participants must be at least 16 years of age to attend alone. Interested women younger than 16 should visit the FAQ Page for program age policies. The program cost is $35 for students, faculty, and staff, and $45 for non-UM-affiliated individuals (public). Credit card payment is due at time of online registration. Please review the Self-Defense Program Payment Policies prior to registering and paying.

Next classes offered at the Coral Gables campus:
RAD Course # 110216 R:  February 16, 21, and 23. (You must attend all three sessions.)

Self-Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.)
Self-Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) is a 2.5-hour introduction to self-defense program that provides women with risk awareness, risk reduction, and personal safety information, in addition to a few very basic physical defense techniques. While S.A.F.E. is not an in-depth self-defense program, it encompasses information about prevention, options, and strategies as well as some very basic physical defense technique instruction. The requested course contribution is $10 for students, faculty, and staff and $15 for non-University-affiliated individuals (public).

Next class offered at the Coral Gables campus:
SAFE  Course # 110316 S: Wednesday, March 16.

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