January 13, 2009
Global Business Forum features top executives at UM this week
January 15 - 16
the wake of the historic economic crisis, and just days before the
new presidential administration takes its place in Washington, leading
CEOs and other thought leaders will gather at the University of Miami
to address the financial crisis, energy demand, health
care, the environment, and other issues related to global connectivity.
The University of Miami Global Business Forum, presented by the John
S. and James L. Knight Foundation and organized by the University’s
School of Business Administration, will be held Thursday, January
15 and Friday, January 16 at various locations on the Coral Gables
The keynote speakers will be Michael L. Ducker, president, International,
FedEx Express; Alberto Ibargüen, president and chief executive officer
of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Muhtar Kent, president and
CEO of The Coca-Cola Company; Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, former president
of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; Arun Sarin, former
CEO, Vodafone Group; UM President Donna E. Shalala; Jim Skinner, vice chairman
and CEO of McDonald’s Corporation; and Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric
"As the world continues to shrink, the opportunities to become a player in the global arena increase," said Shalala. "Our University is uniquely positioned to bring together the best minds around to share ideas on global connectivity and what it means to our businesses, health care and research, the arts, education, communication, and our future lives."
Over the course of two days, the forum will present more than a dozen panel sessions focusing on issues ranging from the global financial crisis and alternative energy to health care, the environment, sustainable urbanism, women in leadership, and the developing economies of Latin America and Asia. The sessions will also feature top executives from leading organizations and other thought leaders on global connectivity.
For the complete Global Business Forum schedule, speaker line-up and to register at the UM member rate, visit www.bus.miami.edu/gbf. Be sure to check the UM member box to receive a discount.
UMAA National Tour featuring Kirby Hocutt in Palm Beach
The University of Miami Alumni Association is pleased to invite all alumni and friends to meet and welcome Kirby Hocutt, Director of Athletics, February 10th in Palm Beach. Hocutt joined the University of Miami in June of 2008 from Ohio University where he served as the athletic director since 2005. He comes to us with over 17 years experience in intercollegiate athletics, including five as a student-athlete.
The Palm Beach reception will be at The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Avenue, Palm
Beach, Florida, at 6:30 p.m.
Business attire is requested for this event. Join us for an opportunity to meet and interact with this new University leader and hear his vision for UM’s future. For more information or to RSVP please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or 305-284-2872 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Dr. Henry King Stanford’s Memorial Service
Friday, February 27
Coral Gables Campus
Emeritus Dr. Henry King Stanford who led the University of Miami from 1962
to 1981, passed away New Year’s Day in Americus, Georgia at the age of
“Dr. Stanford was deeply beloved by the University community,” says current UM President Donna E. Shalala. “Many alumni and longtime faculty and staff members have told me about how he would walk around the campus and greet everyone, even during times of student unrest. His enthusiasm for the University was infectious.”
Dr. Stanford's administration was marked by emphasis on research, extensive growth in physical facilities during a time when funds were difficult to come by, and reorganization of the administrative structure. During his administration, the size of the faculty tripled, federal research funding increased by almost 700 percent, and the number of faculty with doctoral degrees rose from 50 percent to 75 percent.
A building on the Coral Gables campus, Stanford Residential College, and a major roadway, Stanford Drive, pay homage to the former president’s legacy.
Many former students, colleagues and co-workers have recalled Stanford's humanistic
side and leadership style online. If you would like to read or share your
memories of Dr. Stanford, click here.
The University of Miami will hold a Memorial Service for President Emeritus
Dr. Henry King Stanford on Friday, February 27, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the Storer
Auditorium at the School of Business Administration.
TRACKING THE WORLD’S LARGEST SHARK
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science,
and the Ocean Research and Education Foundation, have announced the roster
of distinguished scientists and explorers who will speak in the 2009 Sea Secrets
lecture series. The events, which are free and open to the public, are designed
to provide insight and information about the oceans that cover two-thirds of
our planet, and much of which, are still an enigma. Programs take place in
the Rosenstiel School Auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, on Virginia Key,
beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by The Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust and
the Charles N. and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation, Sea Secrets is designed
for the South Florida non-scientific community. Tracking
the World's Largest Shark is the first event scheduled for Sea Secrets
Dr. Robert Hueter, Director, for the Center for Shark Research Mote Marine
Laboratory, will be presenting Tracking the World's Largest
Shark. The whale
shark is the world’s
largest species of shark - actually the largest species of fish that has ever
existed - and yet information is just coming to light on their numbers, behavior
and ecology. Follow a collaborative U.S.-Mexico team of scientists and students
as their research reveals the largest known aggregation of whale sharks off
the coast of Mexico, and how they track these gentle behemoths on migrations
that take them thousands of miles away, and plunging over a mile into the coldest
depths of the sea. Learn about the threats that whale sharks face in the ocean
today, some of which may surprise you.
For more information regarding this event, or the 2009 Sea Secrets lecture
series, please contact Laura Bracken, Outreach Coordinator, at 305-421-4307
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker Forum featuring Linda Sherwin
The Commonwealth Institute cordially invites
you to attend a Business Rhythms, a Speakers Forum, featuring: Linda Sherwin,
speaking on her book, All the Workplace is a Stage: How
to Lead & Perform with
Confidence, sponsored by The Launch Pad.
Linda Sherwin is a business consultant who works with leaders to help them connect and communicate with confidence to improve productivity and performance in their organization. Known for her passionate presentation style and high energy, she teaches her clients how to increase productivity, attract loyal customers, retain involved employees and improve the bottom line by encouraging authentic communication at all levels of the organization.
Join us and learn the steps of creating an award-winning play:
Can help you select the right characters for each role in your business
Enforce the importance of a working relationship of all members of cast and crew
Will turn the techniques into a process that can be used in the world of business to drive, achieve and sustain bottom line success
This event will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 12:00-2:00p.m.
Registration and networking will take place from 12:00-12:30 p.m. with the
program starting at 12:30 p.m. Cost for TCI members is $50, all other guests
$75. Advanced registration is required; please contact Angela Justice at
email@example.com or call 305-799-6547.
Upcoming Events at the University of Miami
Through January 18: The Lowe Art Museum presents CHARLES
BIEDERMAN: A RETROSPECTIVE, an exhibition featuring paintings
and mixed media constructions in a comprehensive look at the art
of Charles Biederman, an important member of America’s constructivist
movement, whose innovations trace the progress of geometric abstraction
through nearly half a century. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman
Art Museum. 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 www.lowemuseum.org.
Through February 1: In-Cells: A Master of Fine
Arts Solo Thesis Exhibition. The University of Miami's Wynwood Project
Space is pleased to present an exhibition by Courtney Johnson that
features a series of color Polaroid emulsion lifts. Filled with
rips, wrinkles, and bubbles of the gelatinous emulsion, the Polaroids
are scanned, enlarged, and printed digitally. The exhibition also
features Swing Carousel, a three-dimensional planar image encased
in a lightbox, and 20 unique stereoscopes. Each stereoscope viewer
offers a distinctly analog three-dimensional image. UM's Wynwood
Project Space is located at 2200 N.W. 2nd Avenue, for more information,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami Golf Classic
2009 Miami Golf Classic will take place at the Miami Beach Golf Club
on Friday, May 29, 2009. The Miami Beach Golf Club is the premier
golf destination in the heart of historic Miami Beach, featuring
stunning views of the ocean and the Miami Beach skyline. Join fellow
alumni by playing golf and raising money for student scholarships.
For more information about the 2009 Miami Golf Classic, including
sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations
at 1-866-862-5867 or 305-284-2872, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Also please check the ’Canes Alumni Golf Tour webpage for updated
information about the 2009 Miami Golf Classic.
The Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni
Center, scheduled to open June 2010, will be a welcoming second home
for our returning alumni. In order to imbue the Newman Alumni Center
with a sense of place, we have incorporated into our design plan ten
display cases to display University of Miami
memorabilia, and a library to feature archived copies of
the yearbook and alumni authored books. We need
your help, however, to make this a reality.
If you have UM memorabilia or alumni authored books in good condition that you would like to donate to the Newman Alumni Center, or if you would like more information about the types of items we need, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations 305-284-2872, or 866-862-5867, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Association Accepting Nominations for Annual Alumni Awards
through January 31
Do you know an outstanding alumna or alumnus? The Alumni Association is seeking recommendations for nominations for its annual Alumni Awards Reception on Thursday, April 30, 2009. Submit recommendations online no later than January 31, 2009. For a complete listing of all nine alumni awards and their descriptions, visit www.miami.edu/alumni.
Theodore Bikel in Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears
- A Life of Stories with Music & Song
Jan. 28 thru Feb. 1
Sholom Aleichem, Yiddish literature's
most beloved author, a writer who singularly spoke for an entire people,
becomes both subject and muse when the acclaimed stage and screen actor
Theodore Bikel taps into another creative genre to write this touching
play, in which he also stars and sings. Playing Sholom Aleichem and many
of his colorful characters, Bikel magically melds lives and times long
gone with matters that tug at our heartstrings today. Complemented by
an enchanting trove of music from Eastern Europe, sung in both English
and Yiddish and performed onstage by internationally renowned musicians,
Bikel offers exceptional insight into the life of this fascinating storyteller
who wanted to be remembered only with laughter. Often called the Jewish
Mark Twain, Sholom Aleichem, also a humorist, wrote the Tevye the Milkman
stories that inspired "Fiddler
on the Roof".
The Sue & Leonard Miller Center for Judaic Studies is pleased to offer you a 10% discount on tickets to this wonderful show. Please be sure when purchasing tickets to use the password LAUGHTER to receive this discount.
Click here for
more information about "Sholom Aleichem: Laughter
Join UM's ‘Cane-ine’ team for the Humane Society's Walk for the Animals
all dog owners! Put Fido on his leash, and join the University’s 'Cane-ine
pack and walk to support the Humane Society of Greater Miami. UM President
Donna E. Shalala serves on the Board of Trustees of the society and will
serve as UM's pack leader. The Humane Society is an animal awareness
organization with a no-kill shelter that holds 250 dogs and cats looking
for loving homes. The Humane Society's Walk for the Animals takes place
on Saturday, February 21 at 8 a.m. at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
All team members who raise $100 or more will be eligible for a T-shirt
and pack photo. It’s
easy to do. Just make a pledge through the donation-based Web site, www.firstgiving.com/umiami by
Friday, February 6. Make sure you and your dog wear 'Cane colors! For more
information, e-mail, email@example.com.
The University of Miami Alumni Association is proud to offer a classified ad section, available free to more than 150,000 members of the UMAA. Please visit www.miami.edu/ealumni for more information or to submit your free classified ads.
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