Go out and exercise your right to vote! The Florida Democratic Primary is today. If you’re registered, go to your local polling site and let your voice be heard.

In honor of Safe Spring Break Week, PIER 21, the AOD and the NCAA host speaker Will Keim on the topic of sexual assault, at 7 p.m. in the UC ballrooms. For more information, please call 305-284-6120.

Rennard Strickland, the Phillip H. Knight professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, will give the lecture, “What the Presidential Candidates Need to Know About 21st Century Native Americans,” from 12 to 2 p.m. in Room 109 of the School of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mitzi Wilkinson at 305-284-3076.

As part of the fifth annual Communication Week, several workshops will be held on campus featuring professionals in the communications field.
“Producing for a Hispanic Audience” with Luca Bentivoglio, CEO of Latino Public Broadcasting, will be held from 10:50 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 130 of the Whitten Learning Center.
The workshop “Media Management” with Charles Bortnick, chief operations officer of Westwood One radio network, will be held from 10:50 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 4027 in the Wolfson Building.
A discussion on “What’s Happening with HDTV” will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in room 130 in the Whitten Learning Center. The panel includes Steve Ellis, assistant chief engineer at WPLG-TV; Joe Garcia, director of broadcast operations and engineering at WFOR-TV/WBFS-TV, WTVX; and Steve Kaplan, director of operations and engineering at WTVJ/WSCV-TV. The moderator for this discussion is UM broadcasting Professor Michel Dupagne.

Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol [GAMMA] will be holding its annual candlelight vigil in memory of those who have lost their lives due to alcohol related incidents on the Rock at 7:30 p.m. Reverend Skip Flin ond Gina Cancelliere will speak prior to a silent walk to the Panhellenic courtyard. For more information, please contact Dave Fenster at or Rachel Inman at

As part of the fifth annual Communication Week, a discussion on “Covering Civil Disturbance” will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in Wolfson Building Room 3033. The panel includes Tim Chapman, Miami Herald photographer; Al Crespo, photographer, Robert Duyos, Sun-Sentinel photographer; Patrick Farrell, Miami Herald photographer; Manny Garcia, Miami Herald reporter; and Beth Kaiser, Associated Press [New York] photographer. The moderator for this event is UM Journalism Professor Sam Terilli.

There will be an opening reception for the Cuban Heritage Collection’s new exhibition “Treasures from the Ramiro Casaas Collection” at 6 p.m. in the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion on the second floor of the Otto G. Richter Library..

The Reach Out and Read Program would like to invite all UM students and staff to join them for lunch at noon in the Rosentiel Medical Science Building 3rd-floor. Learn how to volunteer your time reading to children between the ages of 1-9 years old, while they wait to see the doctor. Please RSVP to David at or at 305-243-5264.

The Professional Development and Training Office is offering the first session in the Leadership Skills Development Program from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. During the seven full-day sessions, participants will gain a greater understanding of such topics as leadership, quality, continuous improvement, ethics, and values. For more information, including criteria for application and the application process, visit the

The Alumni Club of Greater Miami will host the second annual Murder Mystery Dinner to benefit University of Miami scholarships. This year’s event will take place at the Calusa Country Club and includes a beef, chicken, or lasagna dinner, and entertainment. The cost is $40 for club members and $45 for guests. This year’s show will feature members of Theater Lovers Community (TLC). For more information, call Richard Webster at 305-519-3720.

If you are around during Spring Break, attend a free meditation/yoga seminar between 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Mahoney-Pearson classrooms 101 and 102. Join internationally renowned meditation facilitator and yoga therapist, Rijuta Tooker for a one-day intensive seminar including personal interviews and healthy refreshments. Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information please call the Wellness Suite at (305) 284-LIFE.