e-Veritas Archive | February 4th, 2011

Center for Latin American Studies to Host Égalité for All: Investing in Haiti’s Cultural Heritage

6:00 pm

The University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), along with the University of Miami Libraries and Florida International University Libraries, are hosting a benefit community screening of the PBS-produced documentary Égalité for All:  Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution in support of the universities’ Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative (PHPI).

Égalité for All: Investing in Haiti’s Cultural Heritage will take place on Thursday, February 17 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 260 NE 59th Terrace, Little Haiti. The film will screen at 6 p.m., followed by special guest appearances and remarks by Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, who is featured in the film, and other members of the South Florida Haitian community. This event is open to the public for a minimum donation of $25, all of which will go to the PHPI’s partner organizations in Haiti. For more information, call CLAS at 305-284-1854 or visit www.as.miami.edu/clas/events.

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Performance Improvement Management Series

1:00 pm
1:00 pm

The Performance Improvement Management (PIM) Series consists of three CBLs with corresponding ILT sessions, as well as a final ILT session at which participants reflect on the experience they had in utilizing the skills learned through PIM.

PIM I: Creating a Performance-Based Culture focuses on the fundamental skills required of a leader entrusted with our greatest assets: our staff.

PIM II: The Process of Performance Improvement Management focuses on the leader’s ability to coach an employee to improve performance and productivity. This module provides tools to ensure that sound job descriptions are created and expectations are set for both the manager and the employee in order to improve performance.

PIM III: Documentation focuses on the importance of documenting employee performance—for both reward and recognition as well as for disciplinary action. This session allows participants to see the impact of sound documentation for the employee and the University.

PIM IV: Applying Performance Management provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on their personal experiences, using the skills acquired through the PIM Series.

PIM II: Thursday, February 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Brescia Building, Coral Gables campus.
PIM III: Thursday, February 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Brescia Building, Coral Gables campus.

You must complete the corresponding online CBL prior to enrolling. To register for the session, visit ulearn.miami.edu. For more information, please call the Professional Development and Training Office at 305-243-3090.

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Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Split Decisions: Regulating the End of the Cell Cycle

12:00 pm

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology will host a seminar by Kathleen Gould, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor of cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, on Thursday, February 17 at 12 p.m. in the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, Room 6018. Gould will present “Split Decisions: Regulating the End of the Cell Cycle.” For more information, call Nivia Machin-Gonzalez at 305-243-1078.

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Velos Patient Management Courses to be offered

4:00 pm
4:00 pm

Learn how the Velos System can help you manage patient enrollments. Two Thursday courses—covering patient enrollment, status, and management—will be held February 3 and 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Dominion Towers, tenth-floor training room. Registration is available through ULearn. For more information, contact the Office of Research Education and Training at 305-243-5092.

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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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