News Briefs 2/9

Cold War Lecture
Ines Triay, the former assistant secretary for the Office of Environmental Management in the U.S. Department of Energy under President Obama, will speak on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The event, called “The Environmental Legacy of the Cold War,” will be in the Knight Physics Building’s Wilder Auditorium, Room 112.  An alumna of the University of Miami, Triay has dedicated her career to the cleanup of radioactive waste from Cold War nuclear weapons production and research. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-284-5531.

Cosford Screening
The award-winning “Made in India” is a documentary that covers the journey of U.S. couples who have outsourced reproductive surrogacy to India while addressing legal and ethical dilemmas. It will be screened at the Cosford Cinema on Monday at 6:15 p.m. in collaboration with UM’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. There will be a discussion moderated by the director and co-producer of the documentary, Rebecca Haimowitz. The event is free. For more information, call 305-243-5723.
Tax Preparation
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will provide free basic income tax return preparation and electronic filing on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the law school library, room D201. This service is available to taxpayers earning $50,000 or less, individuals with disabilities, non-English speakers and the elderly. For more information, call Cecilia Calderon-Salzburg at 305-284-8195.
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