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President Shalala's Impact of U Tour Ends in Denver and Las Vegas, April 8-9

The University of Miami Alumni Association is taking President Donna E. Shalala on the road for the Impact of U Tour, a twenty two city journey over two years. We will celebrate not only the accomplishments of the University over the years, but also the amazing legacy of President Shalala. Join us in Denver on April 8, 2015 or Las Vegas on April 9, 2015 for a special evening with our president as she reflects on our shared history and how each of us continues to have an impact on building the next great American research university. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see President Shalala in the final two cities of the Impact of U Tour.

University of Miami is going to Asia

U GlobeThe University of Miami is a global living and learning laboratory, with one of the most compelling stories in 21st century higher education, with an unprecedented rise to excellence over the past decade. UM is recognized as one of the top 50 American research universities and attracts the best and brightest students worldwide including over 1,000 students from China. The University of Miami is connecting you worldwide and together we are building the next great global research university.
Please join the architect of this visionary course, Thomas J. LeBlanc, executive vice president and provost, to hear about the University’s international strategy.

Save the Date:
Alumni Weekend and Homecoming November 5 – 8

Alumni Weekend and HomecomingWhether it’s been two days or 20 years since you last set foot on campus, Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2015 is the perfect time to come back. There’s a WHOLE NEW U to see, as Hurricanes past and present continue to transform the sights, sounds, and successes of our beloved University.
Mark your calendars for the ultimate celebration of your place in Hurricane History!

Superheroes: The Amazing Frost Band of the Hour Marches Out of a Comic Book

Frost Band of the HourThe Frost Band of the Hour held its band banquet last month, when photographer Kirk Sibley's video chronicling the band's 2014 season premiered with memorable moments jumping off the pages of a comic book to—what else?—the song 'Superheroes.'    View the video

UM Honored for Community Engagement

Haiti Remembrance CeremonyThe University of Miami has been selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. As a first-time recipient of the classification, UM joins a growing list of more than 360 United States institutions proven to demonstrate practices of community engagement through mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices.    more...

A $50 Million Gift to Name UM’s New Health Care Facility

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center took place Wednesday afternoon.
To be located on the UM Coral Gables campus, this 200,000-square-foot outpatient center will provide easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians for surrounding communities as well as UM students, faculty, and staff. It is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016.    more...


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