In September 24, 2015 Edition of @Miami 

1,800 ’Canes Gather for Welcome to the Neighborhood

’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.

Welcome to the Neighborhood  

Alumni News

New Look and Sound for UM Band of the Hour

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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News and announcements from fellow University of Miami Alumni

Campus News

President Frenk Introduces His Listening Exercise at Town Hall Meeting

Frenkís Town Hall Meeting at the BankUnited Center ealier this month gave thousands in attendance and watching via live stream a clearer sense of the vision of UMís sixth president and, if they were lucky to get their turn at the microphone, the opportunity to pose some of the questions that have weighed on their minds since the former Harvard dean and minister of health of Mexico officially took office August 16.

In the coming weeks, Frenk will visit UMís schools and colleges and meet with University leaders, students, donors, and trustees. Such efforts, he said, will set the stage for his presidential inauguration on January 29, 2016.

Jean-Pierre Bardet Named Dean of the College of Engineering

A distinguished civil engineering professor who served as dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington was named dean of the University of Miamiís College of Engineering on August 15.

Bardet replaces James M. Tien, who has served as dean of the CoE since 2007 and is stepping down to join the faculty.


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Sports News

Three Canes Elected to Florida Sports Hall of Fame

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

Last month, the UM Alumni Association hosted its 10th Annual Alumni Legacy Reception to welcome more than 250 legacies to campus, bringing together generations of ’Canes alumni, alongside their children and grandchildren who are entering the university this fall.

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

Firms that rate highest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) rankings are also better-governed (i.e. have boards that closely oversee management), says a new study from the Schoolís Department of Accounting. Specifically, the research finds that firms with higher CSR ratings are more likely to dismiss their CEOs due to poor financial performance, which reflects the effectiveness of firmsí corporate governance. By contrast, CEOs insulated from the threat of job removal, are employed at companies with low CSR ranking says the study.


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