e-Veritas Archive | April 1st, 2011

Documentary Pays Homage to Famed Art Historian Vincent Scully

6:00 pm

The School of Architecture will screen the documentary film “Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects” on Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, Glasgow Hall. A reception with Scully will follow.

Scully is probably the best-known living art historian in the United States today. Until recently he was still teaching at his alma mater, Yale University, where a wide variety of students were drawn to his undergraduate history of art and architecture courses. For years, Scully’s deep engagement with the subject and his passionate presentation style have inspired his students to value these subjects. Many of them have gone on to become prominent architects, historians, or clients of architecture. Since 1992, he has also taught at UM’s School of Architecture.

This film explores the phenomenon of Scully, tracing his connection to New Haven, where he was born, and to Yale from the time he entered as a freshman in 1936 to the present. It follows the arc of his interests in classical art and architecture to American architecture, historic preservation, and urban design in the 20th century. A number of architects and former students contribute to this dialogue, including David Childs, Andres Duany, Peter Eisenman, Paul Goldberger, John Hale, David McCullough, UM School of Architecture Dean Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Robert A.M. Stern, and Robert Venturi.

The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.arc.miami.edu.


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Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series: Aging with SCI: Evidence for Premature Emergence of Secondary Complications

12:00 pm

Susan Charlifue, research principal investigator and co-project director of the SCI model system at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, will present “Aging with SCI: Evidence for Premature Emergence of Secondary Complications” on Wednesday, April 6, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium, as part of the Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series. For more information, call 305-243-7108 or visit www.themiamiproject.org/lectures.


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Pre-Vet Society Welcomes Four-Legged Friends and Their Owners to Paws and Claws Event

11:00 am
11:30 am

The University of Miami Pre-Vet Society will hold its annual Paws and Claws event on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5 and 6. On April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., various animal organizations, such as the Cat Network, South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Miami Museum of Science, and Paws4You, will be at the Rock, accompanied by some animal friends. On April 6, the Pre-Vet Society will host its popular dog show at 11:30 a.m. at the Rock, with UM President Donna E. Shalala serving as special guest judge. Any dog owned by a member of the University community with proof of rabies vaccination is welcome to attend. Prizes will be given for the best dogs in each category, which include Best Trick, Best Owner Look-Alike, Best Coat, and Best Outfit. Come show UM that your canine is Best in Show. To reserve a spot in the competition and for more information, please call Kelly at 630-364-8712 or email [email protected].


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UM Football Team to Hold Marrow Donor Drive

11:00 am

On any given day, more than 10,000 men, women, and children are searching the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry for a lifesaving donor. But for some people, most notably African-Americans and Hispanics, not enough donors are available to satisfy demand, compounding health problems for these patients. That is why the University of Miami football team is encouraging faculty, staff, and students to get in the game and help save a life. The team will hold its first annual Marrow Donor Drive on Wednesday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Center Flamingo Room, second floor. All that is required is a simple cheek swab. No blood or needles are involved, and the whole process should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes for each person to register and be tested. Testing is free.

For patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other life-threatening diseases, a bone marrow or cord blood transplant is their only hope for a cure. If you are interested in becoming a donor, please call Ryan McNamee at 305-284-6831, email [email protected], or simply show up on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Center Flamingo Room. Please view this video message from NMDP advocates and visit www.BeTheMatch.org for additional information.


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Salon des Refuses Exhibition Opens at CAS Gallery April 1


The Department of Art and Art History presents the Sixth Annual “Salon des Refuses” exhibition, named after the celebrated Salon des Refusés exhibition of 1863 in Paris in which the Impressionists exhibited their revolutionary new paintings that had been “refused” by the French Academy. The Department of Art and Art History will showcase the work of students who entered the Annual Juried Student Competition and were not accepted.

In celebration of the event, an opening reception will be held on Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m. along with the department’s annual barbecue.

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