In January 22, 2015 Edition of @Miami

Sharing the Secret to 'Results'

When Sam Daley-Harris was in his senior year at the University of Miami, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. The event so shook him that the musician questioned who he was and what his purpose in life would be for however long he had on this earth.

Forty-five years later, Daley-Harris, B.M. ’69, M.M. ’75, was back at his alma mater to share his journey from philosophical musician to global activist during the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Lecture held at the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center. Roughly 200 people gathered to hear Daley-Harris speak.

"Making the Difference You’ve Always Dreamed of Making" was the title of his talk, and by the end it was clear Daley-Harris has done just that and then some.

Legacy Welcome Reception  

Alumni News

Frost Alumni Earn Grammy Nominations

The 57th Grammy Award Nominees were announced by The Recording Academy and the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is proud to announce that three of its alumni have received Grammy nominations this year. The 57th Grammy Award show will be televised on CBS, Sunday, February 8 at 8 p.m. PST.

Pete McGuinness, B.M. ’86 earned two arranging nominations for work on his second album as a bandleader of the Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra (Summit Records) while recent grad Jeremy Fox, M.M. ’01, D.M.A. ’13, earned an arranging nomination on his inaugural album project With Love (Jazzbill Records).

Briefly Noted

News and announcements from fellow University of Miami Alumni

Campus News

Students Honor the Legacy of MLK by Helping Others>

With the famous words of one of our most influential civil rights leaders as inspiration, more than 120 University of Miami students participated in the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, painting pillars and constructing a wooden fence and benches at Brownsville Middle School in Miami.

UM Honored for Community Engagement

The 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.


Stories of U

Jason Sutter, M.M. ’95
From marching bands to big bands to Broadway to rock concerts, Jason has achieved his goal to play as many musical genres as possible. In short, he can do it all! Throughout his life he learned that versatility and adaptability are the keys to success. That way, “when the phone rings for a gig” you can say yes to whatever job comes your way. Always interested in music education, Jason’s dream is to help guide students and provide them with the valuable message of what the real world is like.

Sports News

Calais Campbell Announces $1.6 Million Gift

Calais Campbell, former University of Miami football student-athlete, current NFL Pro Bowler with the Arizona Cardinals and founder of the CRC Foundation, has made a gift of $1.6 million to endow The Calais Campbell Football Defensive Lineman Endowed Scholarship to the University of Miami Department of Athletics.


2014: The Year in Review

From a visit by former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the dedication of a $50 million Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex that will enable researchers to study why some storms rapidly and unpredictably intensify, to another No. 1 ranking for Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, 2014 was a banner year for the University of Miami.

Rosenstiel School Receives $29 Million for Research

Researchers at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science were awarded more than $29 million in research grants from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to lead the Consortium for Advanced Research on the Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Environment (CARTHE) and to study the toxic effects of crude oil on fish that reside in the Gulf of Mexico.


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