August 12 , 2008
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Olympic Canes

Cheer on Fellow Hurricanes as they Go for the Gold in Beijing

Lauryn WilliamsWhether it is in Beijing, your living room, the pub or in thoughts, cheer on your fellow Hurricanes as they compete in the 2008 Olympic Games. The University of Miami has a sextuplet of current and former students going for the gold in Beijing at the Olympic Games, which began last Friday.

The six athletes, two of whom are silver medalists from previous Olympic games, include two former UM track-and-field stars, two divers, a swimmer and a sailor.

Lauryn Williams, B.B.A. '05, who won a silver medal in the 100-meters at the 2004 Athens Games, will compete in the event again as a member of the track and field team. Williams will also compete for the U.S. in the 4x100-meter relay and is an alternate in the 200-meters. She was a nine-time All-American and NCAA champion at UM. Lauryn was also the winner of the UMAA 2008 William R. Butler Community Service Award.

Ginou Etienne, B.S. Ed. ’07, will represent the Haitian National Team in Beijing, competing in the 400-meters, an event in which she was a two-time All-American at UM.

UM sophomore diver Rueben Ross will represent Canada in both the 10-meter platform and 3-meter springboard. He is the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Diver of the Year, having captured the 2008 NCAA Championship in the men’s 3-meter springboard.

Hurricanes senior diver Jenna Dreyer, who competed in the 2004 Athens Games as a high school senior, will represent South Africa in Beijing, competing in the 3-meter springboard. She will be coached by UM head diving coach Randy Ableman, who will be making his fourth appearance as an Olympic diving coach, having served on the 1996, 2000, and 2004 U.S. coaching staffs.

Former UM swimmer Manon van Rooijen, B.S. ’06, returns to the Olympics this year after winning a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Games—the first Olympic medal for a Miami swimmer in program history. In Beijing, she will compete for the Netherlands in both the 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter freestyle relay events.

St. Petersburg, Florida native Zach Railey, B.S. Ed. ’06, who started sailing when he was 8 years old, is bound for the Beijing Games as a member of the 2008 Olympic Sailing team, competing in the Finn class.


August 22 through 24

Cosford Cinema

Swayze Fest 2008

A group of high school students become guerrilla fighters when their town is invaded by Central American and Soviet soldiers. The pressures of their desperate existence begin to wear away at their unity as the Soviet bloc forces hunt them down. Starring Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Darren Dalton and Jennifer Grey.

Dalton is an expert “cooler” - a barroom bouncer who can break up fights without getting himself killed in the process. The owner of a bar in Missouri has hired Dalton away from New York to handle the nightly outbreaks of violence. When Dalton gets injured on his first night and falls in love with the local doctor, things go from bad to worse. Starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch and Sam Elliott.

In the 1960’s while spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances “Baby” falls in love with the camp’s dancing teacher against the wishes of her family. Starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

After Vida Boheme and Noxeema Jackson win a major New York drag contest and a trip to Hollywood, they are persuaded to take the inexperienced drag princess Chi-Chi with them. They buy a beat-up Cadillac and set off for Los Angeles, but their car breaks down in a small town in the middle of nowhere. With just their wits and an endless supply of costumes, they transform the town and everyone who lives there. Starring Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo.

Screening Schedule
Friday, August 22: RED DAWN @ 7pm, ROAD HOUSE @ 9pm and DIRTY DANCING @ 11pm
Saturday, August 23: TO WONG FOO @ 3pm, ROAD HOUSE @ 5pm, DIRTY DANCING @ 7pm, RED DAWN @ 9pm and TO WONG FOO @ 11pm
Sunday, August 24: ROAD HOUSE @ 3pm, RED DAWN @ 5pm, TO WONG FOO @ 7pm and DIRTY DANCING @ 9pm
Ticket Prices
General Admission: $8, Seniors, UM Employees, UM Alumni & Non-UM Students: $6, UM Students: FREE
Cash Only. Must have ID for discounted prices.
For more information, visit or call (305) 284-4861.

Senior Summer Science Series

Miami Science Museum and UM Osher The Miami Science Museum and the University of Miami Osher Life Long Learning Institute invite you to take part in their Senior Summer Science Series. All events start at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Miami Science Museum. For registration information, directions, and other questions, please contact or (305) 284-6554.


August 13, 2008
Torben Riise, Ph.D., Businessman, Author and Lecturer
Consciousness and Quantum Physics – Travel to the edge of the universe without leaving your chair!

August 20, 2008
Sean Duran, Vice President, Exhibitions, Miami Science Museum
Get to know the museum and have lunch with the executive staff! This special event includes a Planetarium show and tours of the Gallery and Wildlife Center.


Alumni Directory Set for 2008

Directory Partners Contacting Alumni For Updates

Did you receive a call from PCI: the data company?  Did you receive a Data Verification email to respond within five days?  During the next few months, our partners PCI: the data company will contact alumni to update their alumni record and to purchase one of three directory packages available.   The University of Miami Alumni Association is pleased to offer the 2008 University of Miami Alumni Directory, scheduled for delivery Fall 2008. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (305) 284-2872.

Business Certificate Program

Classes begin in August

The next class in the School of Business Administration’s new General Business Certificate Program starts August 29. The program provides an opportunity for working professionals and UM graduate students to enhance their business skills. It is also an opportunity for UM alumni to return to the University for additional coursework. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree to enroll in the program. To learn more, visit the Web site or call (305) 284-4607.

Upcoming Events at the University of Miami

June 28 - November 2 The Lowes Art Museum presents Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, is an exhibition featuring antiquities from the Petrie Museum of Egyptology, University College, London. Photographs, excavation notes, and personal journals shed further light on the science of archaeology during its infancy, as seen through the eyes of one of its greatest pioneers, Sir Flinders Petrie, known as the "father of Egyptian Archaeology". The Lowe Art Museum is located at the University of Miami at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. For more information, call (305) 284-3535 or visit

August 15 - August 17 The Children of Huang Shi, is based on real events, this film is a sweeping but intimate story set against war-torn China in the 1930’s. The film centers on a young English journalist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an American nurse (Radha Mitchell) and the leader of a Chinese partisan group (Chow Yun Fat) who meet in desperate and unexpected circumstances. Together they rescue 60 orphaned children, leading them on an extraordinary journey across hundreds of miles of treacherous terrain, through snow-covered mountains and an unforgiving desert. Along the way they discover the true meaning of love, responsibility and courage.

Kings, is a universal story of disenfranchisement and search for identity. In the mid 1970s, a group of six young men left their homes in the West of Ireland, took the boat out of Dublin Bay and sailed across the sea to England in the hope of making their fortunes and returning home. Thirty years later only one, Jackie Flavin, makes it home - but does so in a coffin. Jackie’s five friends reunite at his wake where they are forced to face up to the reality of their alienation as long term emigrants who no longer have any real place to call home. This was Ireland’s official entry to the 2007 Academy Awards.

Visit for showtimes and ticket information.

UM Presents

UM Football Single-Game Tickets on Sale Now

SebastianSingle-game tickets for the University of Miami home football games are on sale now at Cheer on your Miami Hurricanes as they kick off the season in their brand new home at Dolphin Stadium. Ticket prices begin at $29 and can be purchased online or by calling the UM ticket office at (800) GO-CANES or (305) 284-CANE.

Individual game tickets will be available on the 100 Level, Club Level and 400 Level of the stadium.


2008 Hurricanes Football Pregame Celebrations


Join fellow ’Canes fans as the University of Miami Alumni Association (UMAA) kicks off another action-packed Hurricanes football season with two exciting pregame events:

UM vs. Florida
UM Hurricanes vs. Florida Gators Saturday, September 6, 2008
* Game Packages not available for Florida Game


UM vs. Texas A&M
UM Hurricanes vs. Texas A&M Aggies Saturday, September 20, 2008

The pregame celebrations will feature the official UM pep rally, great food and drinks, entertainment, and much more, the pregame celebrations are a fun-filled way to get ready for the game. Tickets are limited, so call and make your reservation today!

To order tickets or for more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-866-UMALUMS or

Can’t join us for a rally on the road? Visit for the most up-to-date information on Game Watch Parties near you.

Liberty Mutual

A Night with the Stars kicks off Alumni Weekend!

You won’t want to miss this star-studded night of performers as UM’s own Bruce Hornsby, B.M. ’77, Will Lee ’71, and Jon Secada, B.M. ’83, B.M. ’86, take the stage with Steve Miller, Patti Austin, Monica Mancini, Dave Koz, Tom Scott, and Ricky Skaggs during an unbelievable night of entertainment presented by:

Frost School of Music
Thursday, October 23, 2008
BankUnited Center

Stay tuned for more information about this event and explore all the other exciting events scheduled for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2008 at


University of Miami Global Business Forum

Coming January 2009

UM Global Business ForumThe University of Miami Global Business Forum brings together some of the most influential leaders in international business for two days of forward-thinking discussion on the challenges and opportunities presented by the increasingly connected world. Hosted by the University's School of Business Administration, the Forum will introduce participants to leading visionaries who will share strategies for "Harnessing the Power of the Connected World", the theme of the conference.

Scheduled speakers include Muhtar Kent, president and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company; Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, president of U.S. Trust Corporation, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; Arun Sarin, CEO of Vodafone Group; Donna E. Shalala, president of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Jim Skinner, vice chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corporation; Frederick W. Smith, chairman and CEO of FedEx Corporation; Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric Company. To learn more, visit the Web site or e-mail

Reception with UM Legend Steve Walsh, B.B.A. '89

Wednesday, August 20

Palm Beach Alumni Club

Steve Walsh on Sports IllustratedJoin the Alumni Club of Palm Beach County for a reception at Ruth's Chris Steak House in West Palm Beach with UM Football Legend Steve Walsh on Wednesday, August 20th at 6:00 PM.

Walsh posted a record of 23-1 in his two seasons as the team's starting quarterback and led the Hurricanes to the 1987 national championship. A prolific passer, Walsh also held the school record for career touchdown passes from 1988-2002 before being surpassed by Ken Dorsey, B.B.A. '03.

Space is limited, register now.
Registrant Fee: Club Member $50, Non-Member $ 75.

Entry fee includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. For registration information, directions, and other questions, please contact Jeff Dever, B.B.A. '90 via e-mail at

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