e-Veritas Archive | February 4th, 2011

School of Law to Host Symposium on Corporate Crime and Compliance

12:00 pm
9:00 am

The University of Miami Law Review will host “From the Board Room to the Court Room: The Evolving Legal Status of Corporate Crime,” featuring Robert S. Bennett as the keynote speaker. Bennett is a partner at Hogan Lovells and has represented corporate clients, including Enron, as well as notable politicians such as former President Bill Clinton and Senator John McCain.

The 2011 University of Miami Law Review Symposium will take place on Friday, February 18, from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Storer Auditorium at the School of Business Administration.

The symposium will be devoted to current topics in corporate law and compliance, such as health care fraud, white-collar crime, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the criminalization of corporate behavior. Prominent local practitioners, including Eric Bustillo, regional chair of the SEC, and nationally renowned scholars, including Jennifer Arlen from NYU Law, John Coates from Harvard Law, Vik Khanna from Michigan Law, and Bill Black from UMKC Law, are among the panelists.

Sponsored by the UM School of Law, the symposium is free and attendees may earn seven Continuing Legal Education credits from the event. Lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday. For more information, including panel descriptions and schedules, or to reserve your space, click here or call 305-284-2464.

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Write Now: UM Creative Writing Program to Host Craft-Intensive Weekend; UM Employees Receive 10 Percent Discount


Have a great American novel in your head or on your hard drive? The University of Miami’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will host the weekend workshop series “Write Now” on February 19 and 20. The series is designed to engage the local writing community and guide participants via workshops and seminars in fiction, poetry, and memoir.

UM authors Jane Alison, A. Manette Ansay, Mia Leonin, Lester Goran, Peter Schmitt, Maureen Seaton, and MFA program director M. Evelina Galang, joined by special guest novelist Chantel Acevedo, will offer insights into writing, revising, and publishing.

Faculty and staff will receive a 10 percent discount off registration (includes boxed lunch), which is $350 for the full weekend, $250 for one day, and $75 for one seminar. To redeem this offer, please call 305-284-2182 and mention you are a UM faculty or staff member. For more information or to register online, click here.

Individual manuscript review is available to conference participants on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional fee.

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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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Lowe Art Museum to feature works of Cuban-born painter Rafael Soriano


Rafael Soriano

Rafael Soriano: Other Worlds Within, a Sixty-Year Retrospective will be on view at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum from January 29 through March 27, 2011. A preview lecture and reception will be held on January 28, 2011 from 7 to 10 p.m. The lecture will be given by Alejandro Anreus.

Born in Cuba, Soriano is one of the major Latin American artists of his generation. Soriano broke with regional and folkloric themes that once dominated Cuban art in the mid-1920s. He first mastered geometric abstraction as a style in the 1950s, but by the late 1960s had defined his signature approach to painting. His work embodies a style best described as “Oneiric Luminism,” combining a purely abstract form of light, form space, and shadow with an interest in poetic and metaphysical impulses.

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