@Miami Extra: February 5, 2016  

Alumni Rally to Support Frenk's Installation as UM's Sixth President

The sixth president of the University of Miami, Dr. Julio Frenk, was installed Friday, January 29, 2016 as alumni played a supportive role in the historical celebration. At his installation ceremony, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and delegates from nearly 100 universities and colleges watched Frenk announce his greatest aspirations leading into UM’s centennial. “We have an extraordinary capacity for renewal -- reinventing ourselves and leaning into hurricane-strength forces that reshape our landscape literally and figuratively,” he said.

Frenk’s vision is to advance to a more hemispheric, excellent, relevant, and exemplary university. He announced the game-changing $100 million gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost to support basic and applied science and engineering at UM. Frenk committed to increasing financial aid to meet 100 percent of student need in the next ten years, and announced an initiative to create 100 endowed faculty chairs by 2026.


Alumni News

UMAA Goes On The Road:
December 2015 Europe Tour

The UM Alumni Association will be on the road in early December as part of the Europe Tour, with visits to Madrid, London and Zurich on December 3-8.

UMAA Welcomes the LGBTQ ’Canes

The UM Alumni Association is proud to announce the official launch of the LGBTQ ’Canes – the newest alumni affiliate group at the University of Miami.

Briefly Noted

News and announcements from fellow University of Miami Alumni

Campus News

Simulation Hospital Breaks Ground to Transform Education and Patient Care

In hosting the groundbreaking ceremony for its 41,000-square foot Simulation Hospital earlier this month, the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies officially kicked off the largest endeavor in its 67-year history.

School of Architecture Breaks Ground on Design Studio that Promises to 'Fuel Innovation'

It was only a few months ago that Thomas P. Murphy got the kind of phone call one never forgets. Bernardo Fort-Brescia, founding principal of one of the world’s largest architectural firms, was on the line, trying to sell Murphy on the idea of supporting the construction of a new design studio building for the University of Miami’s School of Architecture.

UM Opens the Fate Bridge Across Lake Osceola

Over the past three years, Elizabeth Grass Weese has received her fair share of text messages from her daughter, Hannah. But none quite like the one that flashed across her smartphone screen eight months ago.


Summer offers high school students the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on their college education.


Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2015 Presented by Hialeah Park Racing & Casino

More than 1500 alumni participated in an action-packed and fun-filled Alumni Weekend on November 5-8. The weekend kicked off Thursday night with the 50th Golden Reunion – Class of 1965. Complete with Sebastian, a slideshow, a group photo and a pass the mic, it was an event not to be missed. There was also a surprise twist when two old flames found each other after 50 years.

On Friday, alumni returned to the classroom during the Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience and listened as award-winning UM faculty discussed topics such as: Get Real! Finding the Authentic Leader in You, the Anatomy of a National Anthem, The Evolution of Radio and Television, Using Simulation Training in Health Care, Creating Communtiy at the U: Cox Science Center Plaza Renovation, Organs-on-Chips and Old Smokey: A Community History. Both long-time attendees and new faces enjoyed the lectures and luncheon keynote at the Shalala Student Center.


Support a Cause that Matters to You

On Wednesday, the University of Miami's CaneFunder.com crowdfunding platform launched four new, exciting projects for 'Canes to show their support.

University Of Miami Receives Charity Navigator Four-star Rating

The University of Miami has achieved Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency—the highest possible score from an organization recognized as one of the nation’s premier charity evaluators. The rating comes on the heels of the institution reaching the $1.6 billion goal in its Momentum2 fundraising campaign.


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