e-Veritas Archive | February 4th, 2011

UM Basketball Employee Day Games Announced

3:30 pm
7:00 pm

The University of Miami is pleased to announce the second dates for Employee Day Games presented by Verizon Wireless. Secure your seats now to see the men’s basketball team take on ACC opponent Clemson on Sunday, February 20 at 3:30 p.m. at BankUnited Center or the nationally ranked women’s team take on Wake Forest on Monday, February 21 at 7 p.m. in conjunction with Pink Zone. Employee Day tickets are on sale now and are available to all full-time and part-time regular benefitted employees. Eligible employees will receive one (1) complimentary ticket and have the opportunity to purchase up to three (3) additional tickets for only $1 each.

Join the University of Miami for Pink Zone 2011 as the women’s team takes on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and help raise awareness about breast cancer. The WBCA Pink Zone initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities, and beyond. An entire evening of events is planned to celebrate survivors, educate fans about breast health, and raise funds for breast cancer research. Free pink pom-poms and awareness ribbons will be distributed at the entrance. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of this cause. Pink basketball shirts are available for purchase at the game, with proceeds benefiting Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information on Pink Zone 2011 please visit HurricaneSports.com.

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MAIA Program to Host Question-and-Answer Session

6:00 pm

The Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) program will host a question-and-answer session for prospective applicants on Monday, February 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the McKnight Building, Suite 102, Coral Gables campus. 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 for the question-and-answer session. To RSVP, e-mail [email protected] or call 305-284-8783. For information about the program, visit www.miami.edu/maia.

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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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