e-Veritas Archive | April 6th, 2011

The Bay of Pigs: Fifty Years Later

8:30 am

The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will present “The Bay of Pigs: Fifty Years Later” this Saturday, April 9, at 8:30 a.m. at Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Avenue, on the Coral Gables campus. The seminar, co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, will feature panel discussions addressing different topics related to the unsuccessful attempt by U.S.-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the government of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The cost is $40 and includes breakfast and lunch. To RSVP, call ICCAS at 305-284-CUBA (2822). Space is limited.

Speakers will include Jose Azel, senior research associate at ICCAS; Ramon E. “Ray” de Arrigunaga, UM professor of political science; Bruce Bagley, professor and chair of the Department of International Studies; Rear Admiral Thomas L. Brown II, commander of Special Operations Command South; Andy Gomez, UM assistant provost and senior fellow at ICCAS; Howard Jones, research professor in the Department of History at the University of Alabama; Brian Latell, senior research associate at ICCAS; Felix Rodriguez, chief of the “Las Villas” five-man infiltration team during the Bay of Pigs; Pedro V. Roig, senior consultant at ICCAS and former director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, which is responsible for Radio and TV Marti; and Jaime Suchlicki, director of ICCAS and Emilio Bacardi Moreau Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Miami.


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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event Set for This Saturday

10:30 am

The University of Miami Counseling Center will stage its “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” this Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rock, an event designed to promote education, raise awareness, and help prevent rape, sexual assault, gender violence, and relationship/domestic violence. During the event, UM employees and students, both male and female, will walk a short distance in high heels. The event also will include a keynote speaker, informational tables, live music, and a shoe-decorating contest. The registration fee is $5. All proceeds raised will be donated to the local Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center in downtown Miami. Visit the Counseling Center or any Residential College to sign up. For more information, call 305-284-5511.


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Newest Episode in ‘Breakthrough Medicine’ Series Airs April 9

7:00 pm

The newest episode in the Breakthrough Medicine television documentary series, “Kidney Transplant: The Story of a Brother’s Ultimate Gift,” will air Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. on Channel 10 (ABC). This episode of Breakthrough Medicine takes us on a journey with two brothers as one attempts to save the other’s life by giving him the ultimate gift. Marty Goldberg will undergo surgery to donate one of his kidneys to his brother David, whose life is in jeopardy. This is David’s only chance at healing his failing body. Witness the unconditional love two brothers have for each other, and watch as two surgical teams operate side-by-side with precision and speed to save a dying man.

The Breakthrough Medicine series provides viewers the opportunity to go inside our university-based health system and share in the remarkable breakthroughs being made on our campus each day. Visit www.uhealthsystem.com to preview the episode.

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Take ‘A Musical Journey’ with the Choral Studies Program

7:30 pm
4:00 pm

Join the Frost School of Music’s Choral Studies Program for “A Musical Journey” on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5690 North Kendall Drive, in Coral Gables. Led by Donald Oglesby, the Frost Symphonic Choir takes us on a tour of great European capitals, including stops in Vienna, Paris, and London with music that includes Haydn’s Te Deum, the beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré, and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with baritone and Frost School of Music faculty member Mark Aliapoulis as guest artist. Joshua Habermann conducts the Frost Chorale in a program of Spanish and American repertoire as they prepare for their spring tour to Spain. The program will be repeated on Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 4601 South Flagler Drive, in West Palm Beach. Admission to both performances is free. For more information, please contact the Frost Choral Studies Program at 305-284-4162, via email at [email protected], or on the Web at www.music.miami.edu/choralstudies.


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Miller School to Host Fourth Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium


The Miller School of Medicine’s Fourth Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium will take place Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, at the Medical Wellness Center. The event is open and complimentary to students interested in pursuing a career in the health field. Graduate-level students are encouraged to attend. The symposium will open with a keynote address by Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 8 and will feature accredited (CME/CEU) presentations, a variety of demonstrations, and tasting tables. On Saturday, the keynote speaker will be Mark Hyman, family physician and four-time New York Times bestselling author.

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