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Peace Corps offers educational experiences, unforgettable memories
Campus Life, News

Peace Corps offers educational experiences, unforgettable memories

University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala and president of the Knight Foundation, Alberto Ibargüen, joined Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet Wednesday evening to discuss how their individual experiences as Peace Corps volunteers shaped their lives and careers. The discussion was led by Steve Hunsicker, a South Florida field-based recruiter for the Peace Corps. Hunsicker…

Video game music gets symphonic spin
Culture, Music

Video game music gets symphonic spin

Mario and Luigi. Sephiroth. Master Chief. Aside from their video game origins, they are each animated by iconic musical scores. On Saturday, the Frost School of Music is turning into a symphonic arcade. The Henry Mancini Institute (HMI) Orchestra will perform “Frost Plays: Video Game Music,” a concert with music from the history of video…

Speaker to discuss Nelson Mandela’s legacy
Campus Life, Community, News

Speaker to discuss Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Drawing on his moments with Nelson Mandela, South African politician Wilmot James will present a talk that tells the story of Mandela’s efforts at improving lives and building a nation. The talk will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the third-floor conference room of the Richter Library. James is South Africa’s Shadow Minister for Health…

Edible literary creations to compete in festival
Community, Culture

Edible literary creations to compete in festival

The phrase “eat your words” will take on a new meaning when classic novels are brought to life in a format made of entirely edible ingredients. The 15th annual Edible Book Festival, which celebrates the intellectually nourishing power of books by turning them into edible art, will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m. April 1…

Orange Festival to celebrate campus tradition
Campus Life, News

Orange Festival to celebrate campus tradition

The third annual University of Miami Orange Festival, which celebrates the university’s history and traditions, will he held Friday. The festival will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. The entire festival will be covered in the color orange – hence the name. “We’re going all out with it,” said Holly Bensur, marketing…

Ying Yang Twins take Rathskeller
Culture, Music

Ying Yang Twins take Rathskeller

The Rathskeller served up more than drinks on Friday as it hosted a performance by the Ying Yang Twins in collaboration with Hurricane Productions and the Rathskeller Advisory Board. A total of 800 students and guests showed up at the Rat Friday night to attend the on-campus concert. “Seeing as we have never had an…

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