The Psychology department will show Losing Isaiah in the Flipse Building at 6 p.m. as part of a film series in which professors discuss their research and compare it to how Hollywood portrays psychological disorders. Dinner is free.

The first annual Study Abroad Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UC lower lounge. Come and learn about study abroad opportunities from students who experienced them. Free food will be provided. For more information, call the IEEP Study Abroad office at 305-284-3434.

As part of Black Awareness Month, the Black Filmmakers Association presents The Emperor Jones as part of the Black Film Series at 8 p.m. in Eaton.

The Academic Development Center hosts a Brown Bag Workshop on “Getting the Most From Reading Your Textbooks” at 12:30 p.m. in UC 241. Become a more “active” reader. Learn strategies to enhance your attention and comprehension while reading and create useful study/review notes from your readings for later test preparation.

In honor of Black Awareness Month, the UBS presents “African Storytelling,” an event where African and Caribbean folk tales will be shared. Featuring Professor Edmund Abaka, the event will be held in the UC I-lounge at 7 p.m.

The Cinematic Arts Commission presents Top Gun at the Cosford Cinema at 8 and 10 p.m. Admission is free with ‘Cane Card.

In honor of Black Awareness Month, the UBS, in association with The Org, presents a forum discussing the topic “The American Dream: Uncle Sam’s or Doctor King’s?”. This event will be held at 7 p.m. in UC Ballrooms A & B.

In honor of Black Awareness Month, the Caribbean Students Association hosts Passions 2: Valentine’s Edition. Held at the Rat, this party will have DJ Madd Alliance Disco and runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is $5 for non-UM students.

In honor of Black Awareness Month, the UBS presents “Gospel Explosion,” a Gospel Music Showcase at 5 p.m. on the UC Patio, featuring singers, praise dancers, and more.

The University of Miami will sponsor events for the 21st Annual Miami International Film Festival including film industry panels, roundtable discussions, and educational seminars. Sixteen of the acclaimed festival’s 63 films from 34 countries will be screened on the Coral Gables campus. Tickets to films are $7 students, $9 members, $10 seniors, $11 general public, will be available to purchase by phone: 1-877-888-MIFF (6433) or through the Festival website at

Quantum Entertainment is holding auditions for their production of “West Side Story” in the UC Ballrooms between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. To audition, prepare a one-minute serio-comic monologue and 16 bars from a musical that best shows off your voice. Walk-ins are welcome during any of the hours listed, or reserve an audition appointment by sending an e-mail to or call 305-284-4606. Appointments are six minutes in length. Dance auditions are held at 9 p.m. each night.

Come join STEP, Students Together Ending Poverty, as they present Hunger and Homelessness Week 2004. Events such as “Sleep Out on the Rock,” featuring Jimmy Morales, will be held throughout the week. For more information, and a schedule of events, contact Neha Joshi at 786-877-2387.

The Mu Epsilon chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu at the UM presents its third annual “SAM SLAM” philanthropy event. The benefit brings together sorority members on campus during a fun-filled weekend to compete in events such as a scavenger hunt and a penny war. On the 13th, a concert featuring DAZE will be held at the Rat from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. All the money raised during the event is donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

E-week is a national event to celebrate the engineering profession. Events will be held throughout the week, including a HappyE-hour open to the entire university and a service project for engineering majors. For more information, contact Chris, Patty, or Matt of the Engineering Advisory Board at 305-284-3171.

February 6, 2004


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