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International Week to blend global cultures with local experience
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International Week to blend global cultures with local experience

The Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO) will bring the traditions of countries around the globe to campus to celebrate their cultures and, in the aftermath of recent events, highlight the senseless violence that has occurred around the world. COISO’s annual International Week (I-Week) will take place from April 4-8 on the Lakeside Patio,…

Doctors come together to advise about Zika virus at forum
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Doctors come together to advise about Zika virus at forum

Top public health leaders, physicians and scientists from the U.S. and Brazil discussed the ongoing research and study of the Zika virus in a packed ballroom in the Shalala Student Center on Wednesday. The experts discussed at length the latest public health and ethical implications of scientific findings into the outbreak of the virus, which…

Harvard law school professor Alan Dershowitz discusses Israel affairs at Hillel
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Harvard law school professor Alan Dershowitz discusses Israel affairs at Hillel

Famed lawyer and political commentator Alan Dershowitz lectured about the broad range of issues surrounding Israel at the University of Miami Hillel on Wednesday night. Dershowitz, who famously served as appellate advisor for the successful defense of O.J. Simpson in his murder trial and also previously defended Mike Tyson, spoke as a self-proclaimed voice of…

Speakers recount trip through Islamic State destruction zone in Iraq
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Speakers recount trip through Islamic State destruction zone in Iraq

Two speakers discussed their experiences of when they traveled through the destruction zone of the Islamic State as part of a panel on genocide prevention Wednesday night. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) held the panel titled “Exposing the Darkness” at the University of Miami’s Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life. Naomi Kikoler, deputy…

Panel raises public awareness of human trafficking
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Panel raises public awareness of human trafficking

With 600,000-800,000 people trafficked across international borders every year, the month of January is dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking. Organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, a panel with specialized guests in the field was held on Wednesday to discuss how modern-day slavery can be prevented….

Haiti Remembrance Ceremony honors victims of 2010 earthquake
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Haiti Remembrance Ceremony honors victims of 2010 earthquake

Felicia Knaul challenged students to apply Haiti’s example of resilience during the 2010 earthquake to the university community and beyond at the Haiti Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday at the Lakeside Patio Stage. Knaul, director of the University of Miami’s Miami Institute for the Americas, was invited to speak by Planet Kreyol, a Haitian student organization,…

French, British Consul Generals discuss countries’ reaction to ISIL
Campus Life, International, News

French, British Consul Generals discuss countries’ reaction to ISIL

Following the terror attacks in Paris last month, the Consul Generals of France and the United Kingdom spoke about their countries’ to students in a roundtable discussion at the Dooley Memorial classroom building. Philippe Létrilliart, the Consul General of the Republic of France in Miami, condemned the atrocities that happened and spoke about how his country dealt…

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