e-Veritas Archive | July 21st, 2011

Dialogues in Research Ethics Series: Human Subjects Ethics in Russia and Guatemala: Venereology and the Gaze of History

12:00 pm

The UM Ethics Programs’ 19th annual Dialogues in Research Ethics Series continues on Monday, July 25 at noon in the Clinical Research Building, Conference Room 1179, with a presentation by Boris Yudin, professor and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Yudin, who serves on the International Research Panel of President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, will speak on “Human Subjects Ethics in Russia and Guatemala: Venereology and the Gaze of History.”

Russian writer, philosopher, and physician Vikenty Vikentyevich Veresaev (1867-1945) published Memoirs of a Physician in 1901. The book, which focuses on medical ethics, quickly generated great and sustained interest. After the first Russian-language publication, English, French, and German translations quickly followed. Indeed, Veresaev’s memoirs were arguably a catalyst for the growth of European interest in medical ethics. In a discussion of “medical experiments on humans,” he suggested that, unlike most other questions in the field of medical ethics, “for which there are no conclusive answers,” these questions “have only one unequivocal solution.” Veresaev chose to limit his analysis to one area of research, venereology, because it is exclusive to humans (i.e., there is no equivalent in animals). Veresaev’s work provides a noteworthy historical touchstone for analysis of recently revealed U.S. syphilis research abuses in Guatemala.

Dialogues in Research Ethics is a series of monthly conferences. For more information, call the UM Ethics Programs at 305-243-5723 or email [email protected].



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Cosford Screening: ‘Coppelia’

12:00 pm
12:30 pm
7:30 pm

A doll come to life, love triangles, illusions, doubles—the story of Coppelia is just as intriguing and fanciful today as it was in 1870. From the Bolshoi Ballet, with original choreography by Marius Petipa re-created by Sergei Vikharev. Starring Viacheslav Lopatin and Natalia Osipova. Tickets are $15 each with a discount for groups of ten or more. This film will screen Saturday, July 23 at 12 p.m.; Sunday, July 24 at 12:30 p.m.; and Monday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets online, or for more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.


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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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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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