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UM to Host World Kidney Day Awareness Event

3:00 pm

The University of Miami will host a World Kidney Day awareness event on Thursday, March 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Herbert Wellness Center Atrium on the Coral Gables campus. The event will feature an educational health fair, organ donation registration, health screenings, keynote speakers, interactive informational displays, free mini smoothies and snacks, and free giveaways.

Several organ recipients and people impacted by organ donation will be in attendance to share their personal stories. Speakers will include Jill Morton, a graduate of UM’s School of Business Administration. Morton’s story has been featured in articles in the University of Miami alumni publication, Miami magazine, Coral Springs Lifestyle Magazine, In Focus, and others.

Morton is a champion athlete from the World Transplant Games in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she won gold medals in singles tennis and the 20k cycling competition; silver medals in the 800-meter run and 4×100-meter relay; and a bronze medal in the 5k run.

The event will feature tables sponsored by several nonprofit organizations, including the World Kidney Foundation, Donate Life, Life Alliance, the Chris Klug Foundation, the Give A Life Foundation, the UM Student Health Advisory Committee, and other UM student organizations.

The Herbert Wellness Center and the Department of Student Activities and Student Organizations are co-sponsoring the event. University of Miami Alumni Relations will be featuring Jill Morton and her story in the Stories of U campaign.

This event is open only to the University community. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and invited guests are welcome to attend. For more information, go to the Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/events/215530401879218.


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Biostatistics Clinic: Why You Need to Understand Consort When Planning a Clinical Trial

12:00 pm

The Biostatistics Collaboration and Consulting Core in the Division of Biostatistics will conduct a biostatistics clinic on Thursday, March 8, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Clinical Research Building, Room 989. Daniel Feaster, associate professor in Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, will present “Why You Need to Understand Consort When Planning a Clinical Trial.” RSVP by March 7 at [email protected].

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Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

7:30 am

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Department of Ophthalmology will host grand rounds on Thursday, March 8, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Jose Berrocal Auditorium. Ophthalmology residents and fellows will present interesting or unusual cases. The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For more information,  contact Maria Fernandez at 305-326-6110 or [email protected].

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Discovery Science Grand Rounds

5:00 pm

Joyce M. Slingerland, professor of medicine, associate director for translational research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and director of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute, will present Discovery Science Grand Rounds on Thursday, March 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium. Slingerland will lecture on “Adipocyte-Epithelial Contact Yields Cytokines that Drive Mammary Cancer Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Tumorigenesis.” A 20-minute reception will precede the lecture. Those who cannot attend can view the event via live webcast. For more information, email Sylka Perez-Garcia at [email protected].

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‘Borrowed People | Constructed Places’ to Open in UM Wynwood Project Space

2:00 pm

Borrowed People | Constructed Places, on view from March 5 to 23 at the UM Wynwood Project Space, explores the creation of identity through the use of appropriated familial and found imagery. Anne Leighton Massoni, Libby Rowe, and Kris Sanford each create new stories from found photographs, taking something discarded and nearly lost and creating story anew. Rooted in photographic processes, their work takes form in both 2D and 3D pieces.

The show’s opening reception will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the UM Wynwood Project Space, 2200-A NW Second Avenue, Miami.

With her Holding series, Anne Leighton Massoni utilizes created images and found photographs to present a place between truth and fiction. These contrasting images sit side by side with a thin line painted across their surface, drawing imagined connections. The artist combines photographs of empty spaces (once inhabited or currently inhabited, but with no one present) with found photographs of times that no longer exist (images that are empty of personal memory). Appropriated images are stripped of their tone and cropped, but nothing else in the image (scratches, imperfections, contrast, etc.) is disturbed, whereas the “space” images are adjusted as darkroom prints would be.

In (sub)Division, Libby Rowe seeks to create a societal identity through the exploration of the preconceived and perceived intimacy of “the neighborhood” in comparison to the reality of experience lived within planned communities. These fabricated neighborhoods are ideally fashioned to create community, but in practice separate residents with walls from the outside world of imagined security threats. Inside the walls, residents relate to their neighbors through a series of well-manicured facades. While in reality they are further separated by fences erected for privacy and streets arranged in rat-like mazes that end in cul-de-sacs, made to create intimacy between those families who are part of the sacred circles. (sub)Division is an installation of found imagery built into three-dimensional house structures arranged in a double-ended cul-de-sac.

In Kris Sanford’s Between the Lines, a 1954 diary from a grandfather she never met serves as the inspiration and background for many of the photographs. The figures that emerge from the pages, taken from found photographs, represent the memories contained in the text. The photographs and diaries are personal and detailed, yet hopelessly incomplete at telling the whole story. Shallow focus reveals small details while obscuring the larger story. The individuals pictured serve as characters in a search to uncover lost stories of life, family, and love.

Artist bios:

Anne Leighton Massoni is a specialist professor of photography at Monmouth University in New Jersey. She holds a M.F.A. in photography from Ohio University and a B.A. in photography and anthropology from Connecticut College. Her work relates to both real and fabricated memories.

Libby Rowe holds an M.F.A. from Syracuse University and a B.F.A. from the University of Northern Iowa. Her work addresses issues of identity and belonging. Rowe is an assistant professor and the head of photography at University of Texas, San Antonio.

Originally from southeast Michigan, Kris Sanford lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She received her M.F.A. in photography from Arizona State University in 2005. Sanford has exhibited work nationally and received a Contemporary Forum Artist Grant from the Phoenix Art Museum in 2010. She is a lecturer at Central Michigan University.


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