The Center for Hemispheric Policy will host a panel discussion entitled “Increasing Global Competitiveness: Learning from Brazil, Central America and Mexico” from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables. More details at

The 2006 EA Sports Madden Football Challenge will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on the UC patio.

Come watch student organizations compete for trophies and Best Organized Cheer for Homecoming 2006 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the UC patio.

The CAC will be screening Clerks 2 at 8 and 10 p.m. in the Cosford Cinema. Admission is free with ‘Cane Card.

Yerba Blue, a South Florida bluegrass, Afro-Cuban fusion band, will hold its debut performance at 8 p.m. in the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall. Admission is $10 for students and $20 general admission.

The Alma Mater singing contest and Spirit Tree ceremony will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the UC Rock.

Stop by the Lowe Art Museum for the LoweDown Happy Hour featuring live music, free food and full bar provided by Bacardi from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

A live taping of “Off the Wire” featuring special guest President Donna E. Shalala will be held in Studio C of the School of Communication from 8 to 9 p.m.