e-Veritas Archive | April 8th, 2011

School of Law Faculty Lecture Series: Immigration and Social Solidarity in a Time of Crisis: Europe and the U.S. in the New Century

12:35 pm

The School of Law’s Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, April 13 with Professor David Abraham, who will present “Immigration and Social Solidarity in a Time of Crisis: Europe and the U.S. in the New Century.” The lecture will be held in the law school’s fourth-floor faculty meeting room and will begin at 12:35 p.m., following a lunch at noon in the same room. A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

Abraham joined Miami Law in 1991. He teaches Property, Immigration, and Citizenship Law, Citizenship and Identity, Law and the Transition to Capitalism, and Law and Social Theory. He has been widely published in each of these areas and has often served as a media commentator for American, German, and Israeli newspapers and television.

Abraham has been a visiting professor at Tuebingen University in Germany, Deakin University in Australia, the École des Hautes Études in Paris, and the Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast. During the spring 2010 semester, Abraham was UM’s first fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. While in Berlin, he worked on a manuscript analyzing the transformation of citizenship in an era of neoliberal globalization.

There is limited seating for this event. To attend, RSVP to Detra Davis Fleming at [email protected]. Priority will be given to those first to reply.


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Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds: Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

7:30 am

The Division of Plastic Surgery will present Grand Rounds this Wednesday, April 13, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at University of Miami Hospital, Seminar Center C. Tarik Husain, resident in the Division of Plastic Surgery, will present “Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.” For more information, contact Myra Ramos at 305-243-4500 or [email protected].


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Division of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Seminar

2:00 pm

Adrian Dobra, assistant professor of statistics and nursing at the University of Washington, Department of Statistics, will present “Multi-Way Gaussian Graphical Models with Application to Multivariate Lattice Data” on Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the Clinical Research Building, Room 988. For more information, email Michele Gomez at [email protected]. To learn more about the speaker’s presentation, click here.


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Grand Master Chen Zhenglei to Give Tai Chi Demonstration on Medical Campus

12:00 pm

Grand Master Chen Zhenglei, one of China’s Top 10 martial arts figures and a committee member of the Chinese Sports and Science Institute, will host an hourlong tai chi demonstration at noon on Wednesday, April 13 in the Schoninger Research Quadrangle on the Miller School campus. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to participate and gain insights about the ancient martial art and most popular fitness training in China.

Renowned in his field, Grand Master Chen was born in 1949 in tai chi’s birthplace—Chenjiagou Village, Wenxian County, Henan Province, China—and is the 19th-generation inheritor of the Chen family and 11th-generation direct-line successor of Chen Style tai chi. He has taught tai chi in about 30 countries and has published many tai chi books and a series of videos.

There is no cost to attend the demonstration. Please RSVP to [email protected] by April 11.


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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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