e-Veritas Archive | April 8th, 2011

Florida Bar Swearing-In Ceremony

4:30 pm

Join the School of Law on Tuesday, April 12 for the Florida Bar Swearing-In Ceremony, celebrating the admission of UM law graduates into the Florida Bar. Juan Ramirez Jr., chief justice of the Third District Court of Appeal, will preside. The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. in the law school’s second-floor Reading Room (D201). RSVP to [email protected].


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Department of Philosophy Lecture: Complexity Theory in Cuba: The History of a Difference

3:30 pm

The Department of Philosophy presents Antonio Correa Iglesias, professor of philosophy and chair of the Catedra para el Estudio de la Complejidad (Complexity Studies) at the Universidad de las Artes, University of Havana, Cuba. Iglesias will speak on “Complexity Theory in Cuba: The History of a Difference” on Tuesday, April 12, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the University Center, Room 245. Iglesias started out in aesthetics but has recently veered toward epistemology and cognitive science. He is interested in the notion of the mind as a distributed (complex dynamical) attractor of the brain. His talk at UM will address the introduction of and explosion of interest in complexity theory in Cuba and the social and philosophical implications thereof. For more information, visit www.miami.edu/phi or call 305-284-4757.


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Tunnel to Shed Light on Oppression


The Tunnel of Oppression, an exhibition that challenges people’s thoughts and perceptions surrounding different social injustices, will run April 11-13 from 4 to 9 p.m. in the University Center Ballrooms. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition includes a series of rooms that raise awareness about acts of oppression through interactive skits, various multimedia, and role-playing that serve as a sensory overload to bring students out of their comfort zone and present daily oppressive circumstances as well as oppression in global society. The Tunnel of Oppression 2011 will address tools of oppression, racism, political oppression, education, religion, mental/physical disabilities, gender and body image issues, classism, LGBTQ issues, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

Apply to be a tour guide, volunteer, or actor for any of the Tunnel of Oppression rooms. For more information, email [email protected].


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Relaxation Training

12:00 pm
12:00 pm
12:00 pm

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) offers this 30-minute training session for those interested in building their capacity to consciously activate their body’s parasympathetic response. The parasympathetic (or relaxation) response is at the heart of all stress management techniques. Its use is directly correlated with the promotion of optimal health. Take a break from your busy workweek to practice techniques that promote health through relaxation. A University of Miami FSAP employee assistance professional will facilitate the training. FSAP health and wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, April 12, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. at the University Center, Room 241.

Rosenstiel School campus: Wednesday, April 13, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. in the library’s rare book room.

Miller School campus: Thursday, April 14, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. in the Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155.

To register go to ULearn. For help with ULearn, call the Professional Development and Training Office at 305-284-5110. To receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.


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Celebrate a Season of Success with the UM Women’s Basketball Team

6:30 pm

Join AP Coach of the Year Katie Meier and the UM women’s basketball team as they celebrate the most successful season in program history. The 2011 Women’s Basketball Banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hurricane 100 Room at the BankUnited Center. Reserve your seat today for as low as $45. Advance registration is required. RSVP by Friday, April 8 to the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699. For more information, click here.


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