January 13, 2009
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Global Business Forum features top executives at UM this week

January 15 - 16

UM Global ForumIn 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 campus.

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 Company.

"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

February 10

Kirby Hocutt TourThe 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 alumni@miami.edu.

Dr. Henry King Stanford’s Memorial Service

Friday, February 27

Coral Gables Campus

Alvin LinsayPresident 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 92.

“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.



Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Whale SharkThe 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 in 2009.

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 lbracken@rsmas.miami.edu.

Speaker Forum featuring Linda Sherwin

February 19

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 ajustice@commonwealthinstitute.org or call 305-799-6547.

The Launchpad

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 logan@miami.edu.

UM Presents

Miami Golf Classic

Alumni Golf TourThe 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 alumni@miami.edu. Also please check the ’Canes Alumni Golf Tour webpage for updated information about the 2009 Miami Golf Classic.


Alumni Center
Call Out

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 alumni@miami.edu.

Embracing the World

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.

2009 Ties and Scarves

Theodore Bikel in Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears - A Life of Stories with Music & Song

Jan. 28 thru Feb. 1

Parker Playhouse

Theodore Bikel in Sholom Aleichem

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 Through Tears".

The Sue & Leonard Miller Center for Judaic Studies

UM Global Academy

Join UM's ‘Cane-ine’ team for the Humane Society's Walk for the Animals

February 21

Walk for the AnimalsCalling 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, sartecona@miami.edu.

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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