The Tibetan Library of Miami presents the venerable Geshe Lundub Sopa who will present a public talk on “Compassion and Wisdom, the Essence of Tibetan Buddhism” in LC 140 at 7 p.m. UM President Shalala will introduce Geshe Sopa and welcome him. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Society for the Study of Religions.

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The Hurricane force is here! Help kick off the basketball season with players, coaches, cheerleaders, Sunsations and the Ibis from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center. Students will get the chance preview this year’s season and challenge the men’s and women’s teams in contests such as Free Throws, Dribbling, 3-Pointers and Dunking. This event is free to all UM Students and everyone is encouraged to attend. Those who wish to participate should wear sneakers.

Don’t miss Speak Your Truth Campus Forum #1 from 8 to 10 p.m. in LC 110. This all-campus forum explores how racial and cultural stereotypes create division and obscure commonalities. Led by an all-campus student panel with special guests Mihoko Suzuki, Pat Saunders, Lillian Manzor, Steve Clark and Matt Ward.


Geshe Sopa will lead a discussion and seminar on “Understanding the Nature of the Mind, a Psychological Perspective, Applying the Philosophical Principles of Tibetan Buddhism.” The seminar will be held at the Department of Religious Studies in the Ashe building. For more information, contact 305-667-6763.

The Native American Month Committee, along with the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs, Office of Admission and School of Education, presents a reception at the Lowe Art Museum as part of Native American Month featuring guest speaker Victoria Vasques, at 1:30 p.m. Ms. Vasques is the director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Join the University of Miami community in recognizing and exploring the culture and achievements of a people who have contributed so much to the American culture. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. RSVP is required at MSA 305-284-2855.

Screaming Monkeys continues with Who Are You? a workshop on cultural identity and the creative spirit with UM artists Nick Carbo, M. Evelina Galand, Maureen Seaton, and Jose F. Grave de Peralta. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. in the Wesley Center.

The Department of Multicultural Student Affairs presents Access Granted at noon in the Lewis Room of the Rathskeller. Lunch will be provided. Access Granted is an open forum for Black students to discuss issues affecting the Black student community at the University of Miami. Special guests from the Black faculty and staff will be present to dialogue with students and address issues on campus and in the South Florida community. If you plan to attend, please contact MSA at 305-284-2855.

Be sure to catch Speak Your Truth Campus Forum #2: “Do you see your story in American History?” The forum will be led by UM’s Asian American Community with special guests Sanjeev Chatterjees, Sandra Oh and Helen Zia.

Find out How the Body Screams #1 from 8:45 to 10:45 p.m. in the Dance Movement Studio (Hecht 232). This dance workshop with choreographer and activist Pearl Ubungen is open to everyone, regardless of experience.

Golden Key Honor Society will be having its induction ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Storer Auditorium. Potential members must have more than 60 credits and a GPA greater than 3.67. If you are interested in applying or would like more information, contact or visit

See who will be crowned Mr. UM 2003 at 7 p.m. in the Rat.


Hurricane Productions presents The Lyricist Lounge Tour featuring Clipse, Jin and Roscoe P. Coldchain with special guests, The Sugar Hill Gang. Hurricane Howl 2003 with The Lyricist Lounge Tour will be at the UC Patio at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert is free to UM students with a valid ‘Cane card, $15 for guests of a UM student with a valid ‘Cane card. For more information visit or call 305-284-4606.

Join R. Zamora Linmark, M. Evelina Galang, Pearl Ubungen and Anida Yoeu Esguerra for a panel discussion titled Change the World with your Art from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Wesley Center.