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Come learn about the Peace Corps in an information session and video presentation, from 12 to 1 p.m. in UC 241. Contact Erin Seiler at 305-284-5398 for more information.

Metropolis will be showing at the Cosford Cinema at 7:15 p.m. Fritz Lang’s epic drama of life in the year 2026 has not been seen in its original version since a brief run in 1927. German archivists, working with material gathered from all surviving versions and using new digital technologies, have restored the film to as close to the original version as we are ever likely to see. The dazzling sets and tens of thousands of extras provide the backdrop for a wild combination of love story and political allegory of man versus machine.

SATURDAY JANUARY 25
Women’s Basketball vs. Syracuse at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Wear your beach attire and get free pizza.

Doctoral Recital: Joseph Talleda, piano accompanying and chamber music. 8 p.m. in Clarke Recital Hall (5501 San Amaro Drive).

SUNDAY JANUARY 26

Men’s Basketball vs. Syracuse at 1 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Sign up for the Slam Dunk contest at halftime; call 305-284-5903.

The UM Men’s Soccer Club’s next game will be at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale at 12 p.m.

Faculty Artist Recital: Richard Kosowski, tenor. 8 p.m. in Gusman Concert Hall (1314 Miller Drive).

TUESDAY JANUARY 28
Women’s Basketball vs. Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center. It’s also Residential Hall Night: greatest attendance wins free pizza.

The spring semester Spiritual Information Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the UC patio. The various student religious organizations of the University will provide information on the variety of religious life on campus. KFC and Kosher pizza will be served.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter will hold a Goldman Sachs Learning Modules/Leadership Development Workshop, at 7 p.m. in UC 233. Direct any questions to RA8046@students.law.miami.edu.

FRIDAY JANUARY 31

Come out and party with young Arab-Americans featuring DJ Nile spinning the latest and hottest Arabic and international music at the Rathskeller. Argeela Night is from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Email oasisofum@yahoogroups.com.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1

Take a FREE GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT practice test at Kaplan’s Test Drive. To enroll, call 305-284-0090.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11
Are you in the process of selecting a major or considering a change of major? Are you possibly interested in adding a major? Toppel Career Center will have a Majors Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Whitten University Center Lower Lounge. Come talk with faculty representatives from these schools and colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Communication, Education and Nursing. The Pre-Law and Honors Programs will also have representatives to whom you will be able to talk.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter will hold an Alumni-Mentor Reception at 7 p.m. in UC 233. Direct any questions to RA8046@students.law.miami.edu.

Join the Wellness Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wellness Center Atrium for Healthy Heart day, an event providing information to protect both aspects of your heart: physical and emotional. For more information, contact Janet Tiberian at 305-284-6524.

Is quitting smoking one of your New Year’s resolutions? BeSmokeFree is a comprehensive smoking cessation program that incorporates other methods of quitting, such as pharmacological aids, hypnosis, exercise, etc. For more information, visit www.miami.edu/wellness.

Come to the Teach for America Information Session, Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Toppel Career Center. Teach For America is the national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand opportunity for children. Seeking all majors. No previous education experience or coursework necessary. Full salary plus $9,450 education award and loan forbearance. Final application deadline is Feb. 21, 2003. For questions or more information contact admissions@teachforamerica.org or 800-832-1230, ext. 225.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering up to 15 internships in Washington D.C. for the summer 2003. College students entering their junior or senior year in fall 2003 are eligible. NEH interns receive $4,000 for 10 weeks of work. Past interns have written articles for Humanities magazine, researched emerging fields in the humanities and developed web-based tools for gathering humanities-related information. The application deadline is Jan. 21, 2003. Applications are being accepted online at http://www.neh.gov.

In West Hollywood, CA, the city that reclassified pet owners as “guardians” two years ago, there is now a push toward the first U.S. ban on declawing cats. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to publicly condemn declawing and proposed a ban on the surgery. Animal advocates who say declawing is inhumane because it cuts off part of a cat’s toes hailed the move. Some cat owners have their pets declawed to keep them from scratching people or furniture.
“With West Hollywood making this statement, we’re hoping it will cause other cities to think,” said Jennifer Conrad, a veterinarian who founded the Santa Monica-based Paw Project, which seeks to abolish declawing. The city attorney has a month to draft a proposal. Declawing is banned already in several European nations.

January 24, 2003

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