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Web site promotes fundraising

A new Web site, Fundblast.com, combines social networking and do-it-yourself fundraising into one.

According to the president of Fundblast.com, Ken Lambert, the website can be especially beneficial to college and university students.

By going beyond the benefits of promoting school, community or corporate fundraisers, the site also allows anyone to create a personal fundraiser to help with things such as living expenses and tuition, and for students on a tight budget, FunBlast.com could have a big impact in their life.

“Future of Our Economy” panel

The University of Miami School of Business Administration will present a panel on how the presidential candidates will tackle the future of the U.S. economy in a Decision ’08 event to be held at the Storer Auditorium Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

With the passage of the $700 billion bailout bill by the U.S. government, this is one of the important issues that will affect the presidential election.

The panel will examine how the economic situation will shape the economic outlook for Florida and the nation, and will cover topics from tax cuts and the banking crisis to oil policy, budgets and the evolution of the dollar.

Festival Miami 2008

Festival Miami, the annual music festival that opens the South Florida arts season, is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami for its 25th Anniversary Season.

This season is scheduled to begin on Oct. 9 and conclude on Nov. 3. Festival Miami will have 23 concerts over the four week period, with each week having its own unique theme, including “Great Performances,” “Jazz and Beyond,” “Creative American Music” and “Music of the Americas.”

Gift supports faculty recruitment

The University of Miami School of Business Administration has announced eight new faculty appointments including a new chaired professorship. Robert Meyer joins the school as the Warren Johnson Chair, professor of marketing, after 18 years at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The new endowed professorship will be funded through a $2 million estate gift provided by the late Warren Johnson, who earned his BBA from the School of Business in 1950.

“These individuals are recognized as among the best researchers and teachers in their fields and we are delighted that they have decided to join the UM School of Business,” said Barbara Kahn, dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration.

 

In the printed version of these briefs, the website mentioned was typed funblast.com. It is in fact Fundblast.com.

October 5, 2008

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Erika Capek

Assistant News Editor


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