UM Experience

The Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience was established in 1984 to promote a lifetime of learning for University of Miami alumni and friends. It is named in honor of Audrey R. Finkelstein, A.B. ’38, who helped to found several educational programs at the University over the course of her lifetime. Audrey would often sum up her accomplishments through her admiration of turtles because they had to "stick their necks out to get ahead." The University of Miami Alumni Association is forever grateful for her loyalty and generosity.

The Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience
Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Location: Donna E. Shalala Student Center (SC)
Formerly the Student Activities Center (SAC)
3rd Floor Ballrooms
1330 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Description: It's all about lifelong learning! Join us for lectures featuring some of the University's most renowned faculty as they discuss their area of expertise and research. We invite you to join our alumni community and learn from an array of fascinating lecture topics. The program includes three lecture sessions of your choice and the luncheon session.

  • Check-in begins at 8:30am.
  • Complimentary Valet parking will be available for a limited number of vehicles at the SC.
  • Self-parking is also available at the Pavia Parking Garage (5615 Pavia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146).
  • Please click here for driving directions

RVSP Details: Please register online
Cost Per Person: $30 per person
One registration fee covers the Lunch session and up to three Lectures
of your choice - one (A or B) per Session 1, 2, & 3 (below):

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
A) Get Real! Finding the Authentic Leader within You
Sheryl L. Alonso, MBA ’85, PhD ’10,
Academic Director, Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Institute
Lecturer, Department of Management, School of Business Administration

B) The Anatomy of a National Anthem
Carlos R. Abril, BM ’93
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Music Education
The Frost School of Music
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
A) The Evolution of Radio & Television
Paul D. Driscoll, Associate Professor, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Communication

B) Using Simulation Training in Healthcare
Susana Barroso, Director, International Academy for Clinical Simulation and Research
School of Nursing and Health Studies
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A) Organs-on-Chips
Ashutosh Agarwal, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering

B) Old Smokey: A Community History
Anthony V. Alfieri, Professor of Law; Director, Center for Ethics and Public
School of Law