OLLI set to expand to Miami Shores

The University of Miami’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is expanding to Miami Shores. The Miami Shores program will begin on Monday.

OLLI was started at UM in 1984 and offers a relaxed learning environment for individuals that have been away from an academic setting for an extended time period. No homework or tests are given.

The Miami Shores programs feature three six-week classes. These classes include “Leonard Bernstein: America’s 20th Century Music Giant,” taught by Morton Slakoff and a Ruth Morris creative writing course. The third class is “Islam 101,” taught by Mitra Raheb.

Membership to OLLI is $25 and includes access to the Otto G. Richter Library and museum excursions.

Department of Psych given 2008 Culture of Service Award

The University of Miami’s Department of Psychology was given the 2008 Culture of Service Award from the American Psychological Association. This award is given to departments that have demonstrated service in the psychological sciences.

UM earned this reward by having seven journals that were published on either the international or national level, and by helping the community’s physiological needs. This community service includes the Linda Ray Intervention Center, which helps babies that are exposed to crack cocaine prenatally.

More rewards offered for cracking crocodile case

Crime Stoppers is now offering $6,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person that killed an endangered American crocodile on the University of Miami campus on Oct. 1.

Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers is responsible for $1,000 of this reward while CompUSA is giving the other $5,000.

HSUS Wildlife Land Trust is offering a reward of $2,500.

Information can be delivered to Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.

McCain to visit South Florida Friday

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain will be in Florida holding Road to Victory Rallies in Miami and Melbourne Friday.

The rallies in Miami will begin at 11 p.m. at Florida International University and at 3 p.m. at Brevard Community College.

Lowe Art Museum accepting donations for book sale

The Lowe Museum Store is accepting donations for its annual book sale. Art books, auction catalogs, and children’s books in good condition are being accepted.

Donors receive credit at the Lowe Museum Store towards a purchase of new books and a letter of acknowledgment.

The book sale takes place from Oct. 16 to Oct. 19.

Screen on the Green to present double feature

On Friday, Oct. 17, the Office of Community Relations and Canes Night Live will be holding a double feature on the University Green.

The first movie is Iron Man and will begin at 8 p.m. The second movie is Candyman, which starts at 10 p.m.

For more information call 305-284-5500 or email

October 15, 2008


Ed S. Fishman

News Editor

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