e-Veritas Archive | March 11th, 2011

Endocrinology Core Lecture Series: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

7:30 am

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism will host a Core Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 a.m. in the Batchelor Building, sixth-floor conference room 604. Brian Kim, assistant professor of medicine, will present “Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia.” For more information, contact Angie Saint-Jean at [email protected] or 305-243-8417.

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‘Alvin’ Pilot Bruce Strickrott to Share Experiences of Diving in a Deep Sea Submersible

6:00 pm

Ever wonder what it looks like three miles beneath the ocean surface? Bruce Strickrott, chief pilot of the Alvin, can tell you. Strickrott has been on 308 dives in the Alvin, the first and one of the most advanced submersible research vessels ever built. He will share stories of his deep-sea adventures, including the exotic and mysterious creatures he encountered on the ocean floor, on Wednesday, March 16 in the auditorium of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science as part of the Sea Secrets Lecture Series. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. and will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m.

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Schizophrenia Grand Rounds: Latest Developments in the Assessment of Functional Disability in Severe Mental Illness

12:00 pm

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host Schizophrenia Grand Rounds on Wednesday, March 16, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Bascom Palmer Retter Auditorium. Philip D. Harvey, professor and director, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, will present “Latest Developments in the Assessment of Functional Disability in Severe Mental Illness.” The France Foundation designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity will provide 1.00 CE to social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors who attend. For more information, call Carmen Bou-Crick at 305-355-9073, e-mail [email protected], or visit the departmental website.

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UM’s Wynwood Project Space to Present Development of Power vs. Untitled Creatures


The Department of Art and Art History will present a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by contemporary artist Brian Gefen, beginning Saturday, March 12. The exhibition, titled “Development of Power vs. Untitled Creatures,” is a progressive series of narrative artwork that grasps ideas from various 20th-century artists to create an endless graphic narrative. The exhibition will be available for viewing through March 25 at the University of Miami Wynwood Project Space, 2200-A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami.

The theme of the exhibition demonstrates a conflicting mythical world in which characters battle one another for food and the basic amenities of life. The mythical world exposes a system of nobility, featuring King Steamer and Queen Tatiana Dee Dee. Untitled Creatures is tribal, with leaders such as Doyleox, Helmet Jack, and Hixon.

Development of Power controls the food and weapons, which are heavily guarded by the security farmers who are constantly on alert because the opposing Untitled Creatures lurk around the land in an attempt to steal food. The two groups cannot agree on anything, and as a result tension grows. This discord is displayed through Brian Gefen’s series of paintings in “Development of Power vs. Untitled Creatures.”

Aesthetically, Brian Gefen’s painting surfaces are visually flat but complimented by many strongly contrasting color combinations and lively characters illustrating events in the ongoing, unfolding artistic drama of “Development of Power vs. Untitled Creatures.” Gefen uses an array of mixed media, including acrylic paint, spray paint, markers, photos, computer printouts, and vinyl stickers.

For more information about the artist, e-mail [email protected]. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. In celebration of the exhibition’s opening, there will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. Other viewing times can be arranged by appointment.

For more information about the exhibition or Wynwood Project Space, call 305-284-3161 or e-mail [email protected].

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