Campus Calendar and News Briefs

STEP is sponsoring Skip-A-Meal in Chartwell’s at 4:30 p.m. as part of Hunger and Homelessness week.

UM Volleyball takes on Notre Dame at the Knight Sports Complex at 7 p.m. Free pizza will be served to the first 100 students with a ‘Cane card.

The Department of Psychology presents the Third Annual Undergraduate Conference for Research in Psychology, or UCON, from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the UC Flamingo Ballrooms and the International Lounge. Come see fellow students present their research in poster and oral presentations and enjoy a complimentary lunch. RSVP to Conference Co-coordinator Jose Rodriguez at 305-284-3303 or

The Gifford Arboretum is hosting another horticultural workshop and plant diagnostic clinic at the John C. Gifford Arboretum, Biology Department, Cox Science Building. Co-sponsored with Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Service, the workshop will feature lectures about invasive exotic plants and trees and include a tour of the UM Palmetum. The plant diagnostic clinic, which is free, runs from 8:30 – 10 a.m. The workshop requires a registration fee and is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with lunch provided. For more information, contact Derek Artz or Carol Horvitz at 305-284-5364.

Men’s Basketball Exhibition vs. Global Sports Team at the Knight Sports Complex at 7 p.m.

Hurricane Productions presents.John Singleton, 8 p.m. @ Gusman. John Singleton is the director of Boys N the Hood, Poetry, Remember the Time, baby boy, Higher Learning, Rosewood, SHAFT, and Fast and Furious 2. For more information visit

Come say goodbye at the last UM volleyball game of the season vs. Syracuse at 2 p.m. at the Knight Sports Complex.

The HSF Scholar Chapter will have a meeting at 7 p.m. in UC 245. Guest Speaker Casey Cusick will be giving tips on how to write an outstanding personal statement for scholarship and grad school applications. Also, scholarship applications for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute will be distributed. Papa John’s pizza and drinks will be served.

Want to travel the world, build your resume and make positive differences in the lives of others? Come learn about the Peace Corps in an information session and video presentation from 12 to 1 p.m. in UC 237. For more information, please contact Erin Seiler, Peace Corps Recruiter, at 305-284-5398, or room 101 in the Ferre Building.

Islamic Society of UM is sponsoring a Fast-A-Thon as a part of the month of Ramadan. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to fast for someone else’s hunger. For each participant, local businesses will donate money to the Daily Bread Food Bank, which donates food to Camillus House and the CHARLEE Project. Participants will be invited to break their fasts with a dinner at sundown. To sponsor, participate or find out more, contact Minal Ahson at

Join Cane Cares for a nutrition tour at Stanford Dining Hall between 7 and 8 p.m. For more information please contact 305-284-6524.

Before the Miami vs. Pittsburgh Football game, from 4-7 p.m. at Tailgate Lot E4, all UM students with a ‘Cane card are invited to a free tailgate party courtesy of the U.S. Army. Feast on Hooters wings, Big Cheese pizza and drinks. Tailgate lot E4 is located across the street from the Gate 7 Student Entrance on the corner of NW Fourth Street & NW 14th Avenue. For more information contact Beth Cunningham, Hurricanes’ Corporate Sales Assistant at 305-284-5973 or email

Join the UM chapter of the Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society for the first annual “I Came, I Bid, I Won” silent auction to benefit the scholarship fund, at the Rathskeller from 5 – 7 p.m. Items to be auctioned include two tickets to the UM vs. Virginia Tech football game, a Kaplan graduate prep course, autographed National Championship footballs and more.

Want to do something about HIV/AIDS? Looking for a resume booster? Then sign up for HIV 104 training, which certifies you to speak in Miami-Dade Public Schools about HIV/AIDS. The training will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 3 – 7 p.m. You must RSVP to attend, so e-mail to reserve your spot.

Students who received the meningococcal meningitis vaccine and plan to travel to certain parts of Africa or have laboratory or industrial exposure may need to repeat the immunization. Information about the recent meningitis vaccine recall is available at For more information call Student Health Service at 305-284-5921.

The Richter Library is holding an Amnesty Week for the return of all overdue library materials. From Nov. 18 – 24, all overdue materials may be returned and the fines will be waived. Prior outstanding debts to the library will not be waived. For questions, contact Access and Delivery services at 305-284-6466 or email

Tickets for British pop-rockers Coldplay, who will be playing at the UM Convocation Center on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003 at 8 p.m., will go on sale at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, for $32.75 at the UC Ticketmaster.

The University of Miami’s Law School Center for Ethics and Public Service presented Attorney Richard C. Milstein with this year’s “Lawyers in Leadership Award” on Tuesday. The “Lawyers in Leadership Award” is presented to an individual who has utilized their leadership role in their community and who exemplifies ethical responsibility in his/her profession. Milstein joins well respected past recipients including Chancellor Tad Foote, attorneys Joe Klock, Ellen Friedin, Henry Latimer, Carlos de le Cruz and Judge Joan Lenard.
Twice an alumnus of the University of Miami, Milstein is an advocate for the rights of children, elderly and gays, and he promotes the importance of the performing arts in the community. He currently sits on the Executive Board of Directors of Save Dade, Inc., the Civilian Investigative Panel Nominating Committee for the City of Miami and the Counsel for the Performing Arts Center Trust, Inc. He is an Advisory Board Member for the Estate Project for Artists with Aids and a member of the Arts and Business Counsel, among many others. He is a past president of the Dade County Bar Association and is the recipient of numerous awards including the United Way’s 2002 Dorothy Shula Award for Outstanding Volunteerism and the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award. In 1999, the Dade County Bar established the Richard C. Milstein Excellence Award in his honor for his work in public service.