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Presidential watch parties

Come out and watch the presidential election results Tuesday at different locations around campus. The Rathskeller will have a watch party from 7 p.m. to midnight with food and sodas provided.

Watch parties will also be held at each residential college, including Pearson, Mahoney, Hecht and Stanford at 9 p.m. and in Eaton at 8 p.m.

Marine Conservation Night

The Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament will host its annual Marine Conservation Night event in The F.G. Walton Smith Commons at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key this Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Marine Conservation Night is teaming up with the Rosenstiel School as part of an ongoing effort by the tournament to educate the public on marine conservation issues and promote conservation awareness.

The event is free and open to the public.

Silent auction to benefit United Way

Business Services is holding a silent auction online that benefits United Way until Monday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. Holiday gifts are available including airline tickets, electronics, hotels, restaurants and other options.

Visit www.miami.edu/silentauction to browse auction items and obtain bidding instructions. The auction is open to UM employees, staff and students.

New automated health monitoring system

Patients with asthma, diabetes and other serious medical conditions will soon be able to report their health status and symptoms to physicians and nurses by accessing an everyday form of technology: a telephone.

A new automated, interactive voice-recognition system, developed by researchers from the University of Miami’s College of Engineering and Miller School of Medicine, would make automated telephone calls to patients everyday, employing recorded scripts to check up on whether they are experiencing breathing problems, fluctuations in weight or any other health conditions.

The system would read a script of health-related questions and also alert patients to take their medications or perform other prescribed daily routines such as testing their blood pressure or blood glucose levels.

November 2, 2008

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Erika Capek

Assistant News Editor


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