Social Studies with Amy Rosenberg


For me, the concern about our “creatives” seems to focus heavily on our artistic population (not that there’s anything wrong with that). The conversation needs to be expanded. Creatives are not just artists, they are engineers and computer programmers.

Richard Bookman, UM Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, gets this and is one of the geniuses behind The LAB Miami’s Annual Hack for Change, a part of National Day of Civic Hacking. The event brought together 11,000 people nationally who wanted to “roll up their sleeves, get involved, and work together to improve our society” and “invent open source solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country.”

Pictured: Richard Bookman Ph.D, background, and Matthias Salathe,M.D., foreground, use digital video microscopy in their asthma research.
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6th Annual Music Under The Stars

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind celebrated its annual Music Under the Stars: Bon Appétit Miami to benefit the Heiken Children’s Vision Program, which for over 20 years has provided free eye examinations to more than 75,000 children in need who failed their school vision screening but had no resources for eye care.

Pictured: Dr. Craig McKeown, Member, Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program Advisory Committee, Virginia Jacko, President & CEO Miami Lighthouse and Dr. Sander Debovy, M.D., Miami Lighthouse Board Director
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SOCIAL Manny: Episode 120

This week, Social Manny features the de Grisogono store event at Bal Harbour Shops; Pars4Paws at the Trump National Doral; the opening of the Sunbird Summer Series exhibit in Wynwood; “Night at The Museum” at the HistoryMiami; and the Sky/PassportMiami experience at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Pictured: Maria Tettamanti and Liana Lozada at the de Grisogono store at Bal Harbour Shops

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