In September 24, 2015 Edition of @Miami
’Canes were out in full force last Thursday for the third annual Welcome to the Neighborhood event, hosted by the UM Alumni Association and ’Canes Communities across the country. More than 1,800 alumni gathered at 31 U.S. locations, with the highest turnouts in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Broward County and Atlanta.
Welcome to the Neighborhood gave alumni the chance to connect and re-connect with fellow ’Canes with a special focus on young alumni who just moved to the area. It was also an opportunity for the local ’Canes Community group to promote their social and networking events year-round, such as game watch parties, industry panels, volunteering and more. Find a ’Canes Community near you.
Judi Prokop Newman, B.B.A. í63, and her husband, Robert Newman, made a significant major donation this summer to support 115 new marching band instruments and a full set of newly designed uniforms with a sleek, reinvented image. The instruments and uniforms were debuted by the Frost Band of the Hour at the University of Miami Hurricanes on September 5 at the opening home game at Sun Life Stadium. Judi Newman is a University of Miami trustee, alumna and Frost School of Music advisory board member. Robert Newman is an honorary alumnus í08 and member of the University of Miamiís Entrepreneurship Programs Advisory Board.
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Miami Hurricanes head diving coach Randy Ableman, former All-American safety Bennie Blades and longtime Canes broadcaster Sonny Hirsch join six other Florida sports celebrities who make up the 2015 class of inductees to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.
UM Welcomes 250 New Legacy Students
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Frost Music Studios Recognized as Project of the Year
The Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios received the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida Chapterís Project of the Year Award at its Vision Awards ceremony, held recently at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami. Opened in February, the 41,089-square-foot twin-building complex consists of two large classrooms and 77 teaching studios for private lessons, chamber music rehearsals, and interactive classes.
New Accounting Department Study Finds Socially Responsible Firms are Also Better Governed
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