News Briefs – 10/29

Jewish voters

Ira Sheskin, director of the Jewish Demography Project at the Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, will give a lecture called “The U.S. Presidential Election – How Are Jews Voting?” Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Miller Center Auditorium in the Merrick Building. Sheskin will discuss the issues that drive the Jewish vote and why the demographic is so important. To RSVP, email or call 305-284-6882.


Gender issues

The Women’s Commission of the University of Miami is hosting a lunch and learn session about women’s issues in the 2012 election Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the UC Ballrooms. Louise Davidson-Schmich, associate professor of political science, will be a special guest. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. To RSVP, email Aruna Airan at


Momentum 2.0

UM has surpassed the $1 billion mark in its Momentum 2.0 fundrasing campaign, putting the university on track to reach the campaign’s goal of $1.6 billion by 2016. The university had already raised $906 million when the campaign was publicly launched in February.  The $1 billion raised to date comes from more than 100,000 donors. The money has established endowed scholarships, endowed chairs and professorships, and new and renovated facilities.



Cat5 Music Publishing is hosting the fifth annual Songwriter’s Showcase at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gusman Concert Hall. The show is free, but a ticket is required for entry. Tickets are sold out. However, guests who still want to come can show up at the door at 7:45 p.m. the day of show to claim empty seats. For more information, visit


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October 28, 2012


Lyssa Goldberg

Lyssa Goldberg is online editor of The Miami Hurricane. She is a senior majoring in journalism and political science with a minor in math. She has interned at Mashable and the Miami New Times, and her work has also been featured in The Huffington Post.

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