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Architect’s Lecture to Delve Into the Rich Architectural Heritage of the South

6:00 pm

Andrew Cogar, a University of Miami School of Architecture alumnus and partner with the Atlanta-based architectural firm Historical Concepts, will delve into the pages of his firm’s new book, Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House, on Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center’s Glasgow Hall, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

During his presentation, titled “Past Meets Present: Applying the Southern Vernacular Precedent of Yesterday to the Designs of Today,” Cogar will take attendees into new and restored homes, from simple cottages to gracious estates, and explain how the rich architectural heritage of the South has helped define his firm’s architectural style. He will explore architectural patterns of the past and discuss how they have diverged into unique local and regional interpretations ranging from the Low Country to the Treasure Coast.

Cogar graduated from the UM School of Architecture in 1996 and joined Historical Concepts in 1999. Since that time he has achieved the distinction of being one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 under 40,” highlighting Atlanta’s rising business leaders. During his tenure with Historical Concepts, he has won numerous awards, including honors from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Period Homes magazine, and Southern Living Home Awards. He is on the national board of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and is a founding member of the Atlanta chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He has lectured and served as a guest critic at the University of Miami and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and has received the University of Miami School of Architecture Award for Alumni Service.

His firm has given generously to the School of Architecture, sponsoring the Historical Concepts Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding students for design excellence and contribution to the studio culture of the architecture school.

For more information, visit www.arc.miami.edu.


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Biology Departmental Seminar Series: New Insight into the Role of the Wnt/PCP Pathway in Sea Urchin Gastrulation: Flamingo in a Key Player of Gut Elongation

12:20 pm

Shioh Ooka, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Biology, will present “New Insight into the Role of the Wnt/PCP Pathway in Sea Urchin Gastrulation: Flamingo in a Key Player of Gut Elongation” on Monday, April 2 from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. in the Cox Science Center, Room 166. For more information about this event, please contact Shioh Ooka at [email protected].

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Seventh Annual Salon des Refuses Exhibition


The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History presents the seventh annual “Salon des Refuses” exhibition from April 2-27 at the CAS Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, on the Coral Gables campus.

Named after the celebrated Salon des Refusés exhibition of 1863 in Paris, in which the Impressionists exhibited their revolutionary new paintings that had been “refused” by the French Academy, the UM exhibition will showcase student works that were entered in the annual Juried Student Competition but not accepted.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with the art and art history department’s annual barbeque.

The opening reception for the Juried Student Exhibition will be held at the Lowe Art Museum on Friday, April 13.

A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. For more information about the exhibition or CAS Gallery, call 305-284-2543 or email [email protected].

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Division of Biostatistics-Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Seminar: Predictive Bayesian Dose-Response Assessment in a Multiplicative Correlated World

2:00 pm

James Douglas Englehardt, professor of environmental engineering at the University of Miami’s College of Engineering, will present “Predictive Bayesian Dose-Response Assessment in a Multiplicative Correlated World” on Monday, April 2 at 2 p.m. in the Clinical Research Building, Room 988.

The probabilities of everyday outcomes follow a bell-shaped curve much of the time. However, many other outcomes, such as the magnitudes of hurricanes, solar flares, oil spills, pathogen counts in drinking water, and, apparently, human illnesses, have highly skewed, L-shaped distributions. That is, the vast majority of such outcomes are very small, and the rare events quite large.

In this talk Englehardt will consider how such distributions emerge in these complex systems. Recognition of the multiplicative correlated nature of these processes will explain the L-shaped distribution and reveal an emergent, attracting form of the dose-response function for chemicals, mixtures, pathogens, and potentially medicines. Then, the use of predictive Bayesian techniques to address parameter uncertainty, due to the sparse and noisy nature of dose-response data, will be explained. Use of the emergent function in the predictive Bayesian framework will then be shown to produce a predictive dose-response function that is broader when available information is limited, and vice versa. In this way, the unconditional probability of illness is obtained from available information, as a consistent (absolute) assessment of pathogenic, toxic, and, potentially, medicinal health effects.

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Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series

12:00 pm

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology will host two graduate-student seminars on Monday, April 2 in the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, Room 3109, starting at 12 p.m. Wael Bahnan will present “HRI, a Pro-Pathogen Host Kinase” and Justin Boucher will present “Regulation of Innate Immune Responses by B Cells.” For more information, please contact Michelle Perez at 305-243-6655.

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