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Women to be added to Hall of Fame

University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala was named a member of the 2011 class of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Other inductees include Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, Barbara Mikulski, the first female Democratic United States Senator, Coretta Scott King and Billie Holiday. The 11 new members will be inducted on September 30 and October 1 in Seneca Falls, NY. The National Women’s Hall of Fame is the nation’s oldest membership organization recognizing the achievements of American women and has inducted 236 women since its inception.

Lecture by David Scobey

David Scobey will be presenting his talk, In Here/Out There: The Arts of Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy, or Why Maurice Chevalier Came to Town, on Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall.  There will be a reception immediately after in Kirach Gallery and refreshments will be served. Th event is free and open to the public. Sponsors include the Office of Civic and Community Engagement, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for the Humanities.

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Deadline close for CPR class sign up

The last day to register for the Heart Saver CPR with AED is Monday.  The class will be Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for student members, $30 for non-student members and $40 for non-members. To register, call 305-284-5433 or go to the Wellness Enrichment Suite located on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center. The class teaches CPR and relief of choking for all ages as well as how to use an Automated External Defibrillator.

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