e-Veritas Archive | July 8th, 2011

UM and MDC to Host Faculty Seminar and Documentary Screening on Toussaint Louverture’s Life and the Haitian Revolution

12:00 pm

The University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies and Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives will host a three-part event to raise awareness about the life of Toussaint Louverture, the leader of the Haitian Revolution.

The event will include a documentary screening of Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, followed by a question-and-answer segment and an informal reception. The event starts at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at MDC’s North Campus, Room A104, 11380 N.W. 27th Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

This program is presented in collaboration with MDC’s Office of International Education and the Office of Student Life at the North Campus.

The documentary screening and Q&A session will be held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Room A104. The reception will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Science Complex Plaza.




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‘La Habana’ Exhibition Features Works of Cuban-Born Photographer Victoria Montoro


The University of Miami School of Architecture presents “La Habana,” an exhibition of photographs by Victoria Montoro. The exhibit will be on display from July 7 to August 12, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Korach Gallery of the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center. A reception will be held on Wednesday, July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

Cuban–born Victoria Montoro left Havana in 1961 and returned for the first time in 2008. The daughter of a former political prisoner, she calls the trip the most important of her life. It was a time for her to reconcile her memories from those invented ones or imagined ones acquired through the years. This body of work reveals how the buildings in La Habana have endured.

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Customer Service for the Professional

9:00 am

This course is designed for those providing and promoting superior customer services. It will provide you with an opportunity to align your customer service skills and techniques with best practices, as well as examine how to improve these skills within your current role. Note: This is a Series III core course for Emerging Leaders.

Miller School of Medicine campus: Tuesday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155.

To register, please visit ULearn.


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M.F.A Exhibition ‘Metrouroboros’ to Open at Wynwood Project Space


Ashley Ford, untitled prints from Privy series, 2008.

The University of Miami presents a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Ashley Ford. “Metrouroboros,” which will be on view at UM’s Wynwood Project Space beginning July 9, is the examination of the contemporary non-place. The term “non-place” as coined by French anthropologist Marc Augé indicates a kind of place that has a sense of liminality. These are spaces that are common to our everyday lives, that we pass through with frequency yet don’t hold enough significance to be regarded as places—highways, public restrooms, airports. “Metrouroboros” examines the psychological and sociological impact of these places and the interactions we have within them.
Ashley Ford has been exhibiting work in print, photography, drawing, and bookbinding since 2001. She received her B.F.A with honors in studio art as well as a B.A. in psychology from the University of Central Florida. Her work often has heavy psychological and anthropological themes. She has exhibited her prints and books across the country and has been collected by the Miami Dade Public Library System as well as the University of Alabama’s W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library.
“Metrouroboros” by Ashley Ford will be on view from July 9-29 at UM’s Wynwood Project Space, 2200A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, July 9 at 6 p.m. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. For more information about the exhibition or Wynwood Project Space, call 305-284-2543 or email [email protected].

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