Come out and cheer the kids of Canterbury Pre-school as they walk their laps between the UC and the Ashe Building for the annual Walk/Stroll-A-Thon at 11 a.m. Afterwards, join the staff and kids on the Canterbury patio for a Pollo Tropical lunch complete with black beans & rice, plantains, soft drink and dessert. Tickets for the lunch are eight dollars. All proceeds support the school. For tickets contact Pam Lightfoot at 305-284-5437 or 305-284-6736, or purchase them the day of the event.
Communication Week continues at 2 p.m. in Whitten Learning Center Room 130 with Making it in Hollywood: Television’s Road to Feature Films.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28 and Saturday MARCH 1
Communication Week ends with a Newspaper Design Workshop, consisting of two days of one-on-one critiques by nationally renowned designers. The workshop is for newspaper professionals, students and anyone who publishes company newspapers or newsletters. Cost for SND members or UM graduates is $150; nonmembers $195; student SND members $35, or students $50. For details, http://www.miami.edu/com/snd/index.htm.
SATURDAY MARCH 1
The Friendship Club of China invites you to a free training opportunity on campus with the “Father of Modern Medical Qigong” from China, Grandmaster Weizhong Foo, TCMD. Qigong has more than 1000 years of history in China as an important part of traditional culture. Learn a simple and powerful Zen Qigong moving meditation form directly from the foremost expert on energy medicine to reduce stress and elevate energy, intelligence and success. Seating is limited. For more information contact www.dadaochan.com or 305-271-7342.
Just a reminder: the men’s basketball team takes on Boston College at 2 p.m. All students going to the game will receive free #1 fingers courtesy of Category 5. At half-time, former Hurricane Great Rick Barry and other former Hurricane basketball players will be honored. Remember to bring your ‘Cane Card!
MONDAY MARCH 3
Join Quantum entertainment and UM Anti-War in an afternoon of comedy and protest and see a reading of Aristophanes Lysistrata–a protest to the war in Iraq. This is part of a national project with over 500 readings in all fifty states and 36 countries worldwide! Come see the wit and charm of Lysistrata and her uproariously funny cohorts as they work together to stop the crude warring men of Greece at 4 p.m. on the UC Patio. Tickets are free, but donations are gratefully accepted!
The ‘Canes Gone Crazy Date Auction will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Rathskeller. Bids will start at five dollars and go up from there. They will be auctioning off all the hosts of the show as well as some other members of the ‘Canes Gone Crazy crew. There is a one dollar door fee.
TUESDAY MARCH 4
The 2003 Cobb Leadership Lecture will feature Dr. Steven B. Sample, President of the University of Southern California, at the School of Business at noon at the Storer Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Sample is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a tenured professor in the USC School of Engineering. His patents on digital appliance controls have been licensed to practically every major manufacturer of appliance controls and microwave ovens around the world. Over 300 million home appliances have been built using his inventions. For more information on the Cobb Leadership Lecture series or to RSVP, call 305-284-2875 or email email@example.com. Refreshments will follow the presentation.
The UM Ethics Society asks: “May I clone you?” What will be the consequences? Why should we have clones? Come to our discussion on the closely approaching phenomenon of cloning in today’s science and medicine. The discussion will be led by Dr. Colin Hughes, professor of biology. All majors and new members are welcome. The discussion will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at LC 140.
The University of Miami Board of Trustees has elected two new members.
E. Roe Stamps IV is a founding partner of Summit Partners, a leading private equity and venture capital firm. Stamps also serves as treasurer of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. Stamps and his wife, Penny, recently gave a gift of $500,000 to the School of Music to establish The Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series. Hilarie Bass is a principal shareholder and national chair of the litigation department at Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Bass holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami. She has worked tirelessly for the United Way, serving as chair for Dade County from 1997 through 1999, and other prominent charities. Bass has also been active in the UM School of Law Alumni Association.
This coming weekend, the brothers of Sigma Alpha Mu, Mu Epsilon Chapter, will be hosting their second annual SAM SLAM philanthropic event. The purpose of SAM SLAM is to raise money for the Elizabeth Glazier Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Last year, with the combined efforts of multiple sororities who participated in the weekend-long event, the brothers were able to raise almost $1000 for the foundation. This year plans to be just as fun and exciting as last year, and the brothers hope to raise even more money. This year there will be such events as penny wars, a volleyball tournament between participating sororities, the annual SAM SLAM brother’s auction, the ever-popular SAM SLAM Manhunt and many more activities. The brothers would like to thank this year’s sorority competitors: Delta Gamma and Delta Phi Epsilon. Last year Delta Gamma won the first ever SAM SLAM trophy, and they are back this year to defend their title. Good luck to both sororities. The brothers would like to thank Zeta Tau Alpha and Delta Delta Delta for their generous donations. Anyone else who wishes to donate money can stop by the breezeway between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this week.
Ever seen Whose Line is it Anyway? The Canes of Comedy is a new improv comedy show airing on UMTV is looking for funny, enthusiastic people to be part of the program. Casting will be held for contestants, judges, a referee and hosts (those auditioning for the host will need to write and perform a one-minute monologue). Contestants on the show will be competing for fabulous prizes! Auditions will be Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4 and 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. in Mahoney 102. To sign up for a 45-minute slot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hurry, slots will fill up quickly! All people chosen to participate in the show must be available Wednesday evening, April 9, for taping.
Casa Bacardi, at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, and the Lowe Art Museum will host an exhibition of recent acquisitions from the Lowe Art Museum’s Cuban Collection for the first time at Casa Bacardi. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, March 14 through May 18.