e-Veritas Archive | March 2nd, 2011

Financial Modeling Workshop

12:00 pm

The Launch Pad will lead this workshop, along with the School of Business Administration’s Business Plan Contest finalists, to help you organize your financial projections and estimates. You can’t generate revenue if you don’t estimate your expenses, sales, or cash flow. Take a detailed look at the business behind your company, and perfect your pro forma. Please bring financial models. This workshop is free and open to UM students, alumni, and the community. But seating is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected]. It will be held on Friday, March 4 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Toppel Career Center on the Coral Gables campus.

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Legal Theory Workshop Speaker Series: Controlling Health Care Costs through Agency Oversight: The Conflict Between the Morally Right and the Socially Feasible

12:30 pm

David Orentlicher, professor at Indiana University School of Law, will present “Controlling Health Care Costs through Agency Oversight: The Conflict Between the Morally Right and the Socially Feasible” on Friday, March 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the UM School of Law’s Faculty Conference Room. RSVP to Detra Davis Fleming at [email protected].

In addition to his positions at the Indiana law school, David Orentlicher is an adjunct professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Before coming to IU, he served as director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the American Medical Association for six and a half years. While there, he led the drafting of the AMA’s first patients’ bill of rights, guidelines for physician investment in health care facilities that were incorporated into federal law, and guidelines on gifts to physicians from industry that have become the industry standard and a standard recognized by the federal government. He helped develop many other positions—on end-of-life matters, organ transplantation, and reproductive issues—that have been cited by courts and government agencies in their decision-making. He has also held adjunct appointments at the University of Chicago Law School and Northwestern University Medical School.

He has published Matters of Life and Death with Princeton University Press and is co-author of the casebook Health Care Law and Ethics, now in its seventh edition. He also has written widely in leading legal and medical journals on critical issues in medical ethics.

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USpeak to Present Movietelling Night: Poets Redub Famous Films

6:30 pm

The Spring USpeak series continues on Friday, March 4 with its first-ever evening of multimedia performances, Movietelling Night: Poets Redub Famous Films. Movietelling refers to the ways in which orators all around the world have provided live narration, impersonations, and sound effects for films they loved (or loved to hate) ever since the early 20th century. Movietellers have ranged from the famed benshi (Japan), anticolonial pyônsa (Korea), and Weimar-era Kinoerzähler (Germany) of the pre-talkies period of cinema to the video-pirating Gavrilov translators of the Soviet Union from the 1970s onward. These “poets of the dark,” as they were described in Japan, move and entertain audiences by deepening the films’ emotional effect and layering in new meanings and humor, sometimes replacing the original screenplay with their own script and improvisations.

The works that will be presented by University of Miami undergraduate and graduate students were first developed in poetry courses taught by Creative Writing professor Walter K. Lew, who has created, performed, and researched movietelling since 1981. The performer/poets will include Nicole Hospital-Medina, Chris Joyner, Christine Williamson, and Leah Silvieus (with electronic musical accompaniment by Eden Grey); DVD recordings of earlier pieces by Vincent Caruso and Marlon Esguerra will also be shown.

The movietelling performances will be preceded by an open-mike session, during which audience members are invited to share a page of their writing.

The event will take place at the Oasis Deli in the Whitten University Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., with light refreshments and cookies provided. The program begins at 6:30 p.m.; featured performances start at 7 p.m.

USpeak events are free and open to the public, sponsored, in part, by the Department of English, Creative Writing Program, and Auxiliary Services.

The USpeak series will continue during the spring semester with the MFA Program Reading on March 11 and the Mangrove journal launch on April 15. For more information, visit www.miami.edu/uspeak, where you can also link to podcasts of previous USpeaks.

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Frost Opera Theater to Present Comic Opera Albert Herring

8:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm
3:00 pm

Frost Opera Theater presents Benjamin Britten’s comic opera Albert Herring on March 3, 4, 5, and 6 at Gusman Concert Hall. Albert Herring is one of Britten’s most witty scores, rife with musical quotes and strikingly Mozartean in its musical characterizations and its mix of pathos and humor.

The residents of a sleepy English village are aghast to learn that unsullied young women are nowhere to be found. Without a suitable candidate to be queen of the village’s May Day festival, timid Albert is crowned “King of the May.” A night of carousing ensues, leaving the town elders scandalized and his friends impressed. Contemporaries of Britten speculated that Albert was a satirical self-portrait of the composer himself.

Frost Opera Theater will by joined by members of the Frost Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alan Johnson. Dean Southern stages the production, and the set design is the result of a second collaboration between Frost Opera Theater and the University of Miami School of Architecture. Simone Meeks’s design was chosen from among the students enrolled in a fall 2010 course, led by François Lejeune, with the objective of designing a set for the current production. Read the full story

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Perioperative Medicine Summit 2011


Sponsored by the Miller School of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic in conjunction with the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement, Perioperative Medicine Summit 2011 will be held March 3-5 at the Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami Beach. The summit will help clinicians who are actively engaged in perioperative medical care to incorporate the latest findings from clinical research and recommendations from evidence-based guidelines into their practices so that they can improve the quality and safety of their medical care. Evidence-based lectures will be supplemented by clinical cases, and an audience response system will be used for exchange of information among faculty and attendees. In addition, clinical and lab research, innovations, and clinical vignettes related to perioperative medicine will be selected for presentation. The event is targeted towards internists, hospitalists, family practitioners, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, certified nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals engaged in management of the perioperative patient. To register, please visit www.cme.med.miami.edu.

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