Fall 2007 Issue


The Cuban Identity

Religion, Philosophy and Art
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Breaking Ground

Barry University’s long-awaited vision of a new medical sciences building became one step closer to reality Jan. 18 when then university broke ground on the Center for Community Health and Minority Medicine.
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For the Sake of Peace

Approximately 170 women from more than 10 countries converged on Barry’s campus in July for the first-ever International Women’s Peace Colloquium.
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A Night to Remember

More than 450 people gathered on Jan. 27 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami as Barry University honored Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, his wife Tracy and Dr. Pedro Greer with its Faith and Freedom Award as part of Barry’s annual Founders’ Ball.
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Topping the List

Barry University was recently named “Best Private University or College,” by South Florida CEO magazine.
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New Provost Announced

Linda Peterson, PhD, who has been serving as Barry University’s interim vice president for academic affairs since August 2006, has been promoted to the position of provost, by Barry President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD.
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Welcome Aboard

Gregory F. Greene, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Ryder System, Inc., was elected as the newest member of the Barry University Board of Trustees.
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Fore Education

More than 140 golfers and 40 university volunteers played “fore education” April 27 when they participated in the 13th annual Ryder-Benjamin Golf Tournament presented by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.
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Eckerd Grant

Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law has announced receipt of a $778,000 three-year grant from the Eckerd Family Foundation to start a Juvenile Justice Center at its campus in Orlando.
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Crazy for You

Dressed to impress, and have some fun along the way, more than 70 people attended the 24th annual Crazy Hat Luncheon April 18 at the Miami Shores Country Club.
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Home Delivery

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially those that capture the fury of Mother Nature during hurricane season.
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City of Angels

The Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law trial team has been invited to compete at the Sixth Annual National Civil Trial Competition, which will take place Nov. 15-17 at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.
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A Scholarly Gathering

Hundreds of distinguished scholars from across the country gathered in Miami April 19-20 for the College Language Association Conference (CLA), which was hosted by Barry’s School of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) and the City of Miami.
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Home of the Free

Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Dr. Emilio Gonzalez, visited Barry’s campus April 10 to speak to the Barry community and call for balance in immigration reform.
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Literary Accomplishment

This past spring, Seth Bramson, an adjunct professor with Barry’s Graduate Health Services Administration Program and the School of Adult and Continuing Education, had his three most recent books published by three different publishing houses in just one week.
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Live and Learn

Earlier this year, researchers from the American Cancer Society began enrolling 500,000 adults across the country in its Cancer Prevention Study-III (CPS-III).
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Under Review

John McFadden, MSN, MS, CRNA, assistant professor of Anesthesiology and director of the Master of Science in Anesthesiology Program, was recently appointed to a three-year term as a reviewer for the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
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You Say Potato

Often unseen and generally overlooked, the West African air potato may be one of South Florida’s most significant environmental challenges.
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Breaking the Chains

In observance of Anti-Slavery Week and Black History Month in February, Barry University’s departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and Criminology hosted a lecture titled “Combating Child Slavery in Benin, Africa.”
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Sound Resolution

Barry students presented a resolution to House Speaker Marco Rubio on the floor of the Florida House of Representatives Feb. 20 on behalf of the 28 Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF), thanking legislators for their support of the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) and calling for an increase in funding for the grant.
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A Higher Calling

The seven archdioceses in Florida, known as the Province of Florida, selected Barry University as the only Catholic institution in the state to offer the Catholic Educational Leadership Degree Program.
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Training for the Future

The Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE) at Barry University received a $9,625 grant from the Staples Foundation for Learning to train mentors in providing enrichment math and science instruction to elementary and middle school students in Miami-Dade, Broward, Lee and Collier counties.
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Technologically Advanced

The Barry University School of Education’s Migrant Education program received an IBM software donation that is helping promote literacy and increase educational opportunities among migrant farmers and their families in Homestead.
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Cuban Empowerment

As part of a five-day program sponsored by The World Psychiatric Foundation, Barry University School of Education professor, Dr. Paul Gallant, traveled to Havana, Cuba last January to give a presentation at a workshop about working with children and adolescents.
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Fond Farewell

With more than 55 years of combined service, Rosario Gonzalez and Jose Alfonso, who both worked in Facilities Management, recently retired from Barry.
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The Sound of Music

What’s Jalatharangam?
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The Professionals

Barry’s administrative professionals were recognized April 25 during the 10th annual Administrative Professionals Awards.
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A Unique Endowment

The Department of Physical Sciences hosted their annual Awards and Potluck ceremony April 27.
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Thanks for the Memories

Barry University extends its warmest wishes and utmost gratitude to Vice President of Enrollment Management Marcia Nance and Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations Frank Casale, both of whom recently resigned to pursue other endeavors.
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