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Adaptive Capacity of Reef Corals to Climate Change May Be Widespread

Doctoral student Rachel Silverstein analyzed 39 coral species from DNA collected in the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean over the last 15 years.

A new study by scientists at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggests that many species of reef-building corals may be able to adapt to warming waters by relying on their closest aquatic partners—algae. The corals’ ability to host a variety of algal types, each with different sensitivities to environmental stress, could offer a much-needed lifeline in the face of global climate change. Read the full story

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ICCAS to Host Lessons of the Bay of Pigs

7:00 pm

The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will present the panel discussion “Lessons of the Bay of Pigs” on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Avenue, on the Coral Gables campus. The cost is $10, with proceeds supporting ICCAS and its programming. The event is free for UM faculty, staff, and students.

Brian Latell, senior research associate, and Pedro Roig, senior consultant, both of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS), will serve as panelists.

Latell was the CIA’s national intelligence officer for Latin America from 1990 to 1994. Before retiring from the CIA in 1998, he was the director of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He is the author of After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro’s Regime and Cuba’s Next Leader (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and the forthcoming Castro’s Secrets.

Roig has taught Cuban history courses at many institutions. He is the former director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting – Radio & TV Marti. He has been an active member of the Florida Bar for several years. He is the author of The Death of a Dream: A History of Cuba and Marti: The Cuban Struggle for Freedom  and a veteran of Brigade 2506.

Jose Azel, senior research associate at ICCAS and author of Mañana in Cuba, will moderate the panel.

To RSVP, call 305-284-CUBA (2822).

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Debbie School’s Creative Arts Camp Returns

The Debbie School at the Mailman Center for Child Development will be offering a new summer camp for children ages 6 to 10. Led by art major student and current classroom assistant Andrea Lizarraga, the camp, which runs June 11 through August 10, will include activities such as basic art and crafts techniques, art and music appreciation, creative writing, and film production. At the end of the camp, children will hold a gallery exposition to display their work. The camp includes before- and after-care and costs $175 per week. For more information or to request an application packet to register your child, call 305-243-8000 or visit the Debbie School on Facebook at www.facebook.com/debbieschool. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and spots fill up quickly, so register today. For more information on the Debbie School, please visit www.debbieschool.med.miami.edu.

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Frontiers in Vision Science Lecture Series: NEI 2012

5:00 pm

Loré Anne McNicol, director of the National Eye Institute’s Division of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health, will present “NEI 2012” on Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m. in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Jose Berrocal Auditorium. For more information, contact Jeanne Raymond at 305-482-4541 or [email protected].

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Neuroscience Center Seminar Series: Building Cortical Circuits with Experience: Insights from Visual Cortex

1:00 pm

David Fitzpatrick, chief executive officer and scientific director of the Max Planck Florida Institute in Jupiter, Florida, will present “Building Cortical Circuits with Experience: Insights from Visual Cortex” on Friday, April 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium.

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