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Four Faculty Members Honored for Service, Teaching, and Scholarship

Faculty Senate recognition: W. Dalton Dietrich, who accepted the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award for Mary Bunge; David L. Wilson, Outstanding Teaching Award recipient; Stephen Sapp, McLamore Outstanding Service Award recipient; and John Paul Russo, Outstanding Teaching Award recipient.

With a three decades-long career at the University of Miami steeped in service, religious studies professor Stephen Sapp stepped onto the stage inside Storer Auditorium on April 5 to accept the Faculty Senate’s highest award recognizing such good deeds.

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Marrow Donor Drive at this Week’s Farmers’ Market

9:00 am

Good food. Fresh Produce. Friendly Faces. You’ll find this and more at the Well ’Canes Farmers’ Market, held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Foote University Green between the Richter Library and the Post Office. While picking up some local treats this Wednesday, April 11, be sure to visit the Marrow Donor Registry booth from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the second annual University of Miami Marrow Donor Drive. Email [email protected] for more information about the marrow donor drive. The Well ’Canes Farmers’ Market is an initiative of the Office of Human Resources and UM Student Government.

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Polyglot Writers Series Welcomes Poet Bino Realuyo and Writer Susana Chávez-Silverman

The University of Miami Creative Writing Program welcomes poet and novelist Bino A. Realuyo and writer Susana Chávez-Silverman to its 2011-2012 reading series, Polyglot Writers: Writing Across Languages.

The series celebrates our global society, where languages floating across borders, race, and class have created a community of polyglot people, represented by 146 nationalities of students attending UM. Polyglot Writers explores the fluidity of words as they define and redesign the narratives of writers who come from multiple languages, cultures, and traditions. This year the Creative Writing Program has also partnered with Books & Books to host writers’ salons, featuring desserts, after-dinner drinks, and conversations that focus on the play of language in all its forms.

Novelist and poet Bino A. Realuyo is the author of The Umbrella Country, a novel, and The Gods We Worship Live Next Door, a poetry collection. He was also the editor of The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings About New York City and The Literary Review’s Spring 2000 special issue on the Philippines: Am Here: Contemporary Filipino Writings in English.

Susana Chávez-Silverman is a co-editor of Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad and of Reading and Writing the Ambiente: Queer Sexualities in Latino, Latin American and Spanish Culture. Her books, Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories (2004) and Scenes from la Cuenca de Los Angeles y otros Natural Disasters (2010), were published by the University of Wisconsin Press. They are inspired by the first-hand accounts of the so-called New World sent “home” by the early conquistadores.

Both writers will appear at all of the following events:

Multicultural Dinner/Discussion (for current UM students)
Tuesday, April 10 at 5 p.m. in Hecht Master’s Apartment, Hecht Residential College

Writers’ Salon with Gema Perez Sanchez
Tuesday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables.

Gema Perez Sanchez, director of graduate studies, associate professor of Spanish, and author of Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture: From Franco to la movida, will moderate.

Craft Workshop/Discussion (for current UM graduate students)
Wednesday, April 11 at 3:15 p.m. at the Ashe Building, Room 427, Coral Gables campus

Wednesday, April 11 at 8:30 p.m. at the CAS Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables campus

The “Polyglot Writers” Reading Series is sponsored by the University of Miami’s Creative Writing Program, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies Program, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures’ Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Multicultural Student Affairs, and Books & Books.

For more information, contact the director of the University of Miami Creative Writing Program, M. Evelina Galang, at [email protected] or Jen Mehan at [email protected].


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Award-Winning Writer, Media Consultant Clay Cane to Speak at UM

5:00 pm

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host award-winning author and media consultant Clay Cane on Wednesday, April 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lowe Art Museum. Cane, whose work covers various topics such as pop culture, sexuality, race, religion, social networking, and personal branding, will speak on the college’s new minor in LGBTQ Studies in the context of the 50th anniversary of UM’s desegregation. The event is part of the University’s Unity in Diversity series. For more information, contact Steve Butterman, director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, at 305-284-4858, extension 8-7221, or [email protected].

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UM Recognized as Top Peace Corps-Producing Institution Serving Hispanics

With 19 alumni currently serving abroad, the University of Miami is ranked third on a recently released list of top Peace Corps volunteer-producing institutions that serve Hispanics.

California State University, Fullerton holds the top spot with 27 undergraduate alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers.

“Peace Corps proudly congratulates these leading Hispanic Serving Institutions that have encouraged countless students to serve others through Peace Corps service worldwide,” said Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams, a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in the Dominican Republic from 1967 to 1970. “Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level with community members to find sustainable solutions in health, education, environment, business, youth, and agriculture.”

The University of Miami has a well-documented connection to the Peace Corps. UM President Donna E. Shalala was part of the first group of Peace Corps volunteers, serving in Iran from 1962 to 1964—an assignment during which she lived in a mud village, taught English, and helped build a mosque, school, and sanitation system for residents.

The UM School of Education and Human Development’s Masters Program in Community and Social Change recently added a Peace Corps component that allows students to complete a year of graduate courses on campus followed by a 27-month assignment in a host country. The initiatives that students undertake while living and working abroad also serve as capstone projects for their degree.

And last September, in observance of the American volunteer program’s 50th anniversary, UM hosted a panel of returned volunteers who related their experiences of serving abroad.

The following are the top ten Peace Corps volunteer-producing Hispanic Serving Institutions, with the number of alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers in parenthesis:

1. California State University, Fullerton (27)
2. California State University, Northridge (24)
3. University of Miami (19)
4. University of New Mexico (17)
5. California State University, Los Angeles (11)
5. Florida International University (11)
7. California State University, San Bernardino (8)
7. California State University, Fresno (8)
7. University of Texas at San Antonio (8)
10. St. Edward’s University, Austin (7)

Currently, there are more than 600 Peace Corps volunteers of Hispanic origin serving as volunteers worldwide. Peace Corps service provides both tangible benefits and a life-defining leadership experience. Peace Corps volunteers return from service as global citizens and receive support from the Peace Corps in the form of career services, graduate school opportunities, advantages in federal employment, readjustment allowances, and loan deferment and cancellation opportunities.

The Peace Corps’ nine regional recruiting offices across the United States work to recruit and provide information and guidance to prospective Peace Corps volunteers. Potential applicants can connect with a local recruiter and locate their local regional recruiting office by visiting the Peace Corps website. Family and friends who would like to read about the Peace Corps in Spanish can click here.


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