January 26, 2010
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An Evening with UM Football Greats

Monday, February 1

Miami Beach, Florida

An Evening with UM Football GreatsThe University of Miami Hurricane Club invites you to An Evening with UM Football Greats Celebrating the University of Miami Football Program, featuring head coach Randy Shannon, former UM and NFL greats and exciting group commentary moderated by legendary coach Jimmy Johnson.

The reception will be at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida on Monday, February 1, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for this event are $200 per person, which includes full open bar, hors d’oeuvres, buffet stations, coffee and dessert service.

Cocktail attire is requested for this event. For more information or to RSVP please contact the Hurricane Club by calling 305-284-6699. Please RSVP by Friday, January 29.

Deans on the Move

Tuesday, February 9

Boca Raton, Florida

Deans on the MoveThe University of Miami Alumni Association is pleased to invite all alumni and friends to a Deans on the Move reception, Leading Progress in the Modern World, featuring James M. Tien, dean of the College of Engineering, and Isaac Prilleltensky, dean of the School of Education.

Deans Tien and Prilleltensky are establishing a fresh, new paradigm for their fields. Their respective visions are changing the way we think about how engineers and educators can enhance the human experience.

The reception will be at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, Florida at 6:00 p.m.

Business attire is requested for this event. Join us for an opportunity to meet and interact with these University leaders and learn about their insight and innovation. 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.

C.A.N.E.S. (Career Advancement and Networking Executive Series)

Wednesday, February 17

Coral Gables, FL

The University of Miami Alumni Association in partnership with the Citizens Board is proud to present the Career Advancement and Networking Executive Series (C.A.N.E.S.) This quarterly series of industry-focused panel discussions and networking opportunities is designed to provide you with concrete information on current trends and the necessary skills to build a successful career.

Please join us for our next panel discussion, focused on the communications and sports entertainment sectors. This event will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Shoma Hall in the School of Communication on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus. Business attire is requested for this event. Please R.S.V.P. to the UM Alumni Association at 305-284-2872 or via e-mail to alumni@miami.edu.

Screen on the Green – “Hotel for Dogs”

Thursday, January 28

Hotel for DogsCalling all dogs! The University of Miami invites South Florida’s furry four-legged residents and their owners to a free screening of Hotel for Dogs on Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. on the Edward T. Foote II University Green (formerly the University Green). Two mischievous orphans (Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin) turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog, but it soon becomes a haven for dozens of strays, and the kids must do some quick thinking to keep the authorities off their tails. Also starring Lisa Kudrow and Don Cheadle. Prior to the screening, the Humane Society of Greater Miami will be on hand with some of their furry friends. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs for this movie under the stars. For more information, call 305-284-5478 or e-mail umneighbors@miami.edu.


Monday, February 1

ART DECO GEMS OF SHANGHAI AND MIAMI BEACHThe University of Miami School of Architecture and Goldman Properties present a lecture and exhibition, "Art Deco Gems of Shanghai and Miami Beach." Shanghai resident and author Tess Johnston will deliver a lecture, “Art Deco in Shanghai,” accompanied by a photography exhibition, “Art Deco in Shanghai and Miami Beach,” by Chinese photographer and Shanghai resident Deke Erh. Johnston and Erh are regarded worldwide as experts in Shanghai Art Deco architecture, which represents the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in Asia-and one of the largest in the world. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will take place on Monday, February 1, at 6:00 p.m. in the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Lecture Hall, located at 1215 Dickinson Drive, University of Miami Coral Gables campus. The exhibit will open on Friday, January 22, and will remain open through February 2, at the Irvin Korach Architecture Gallery, adjacent to the lecture hall. It features100 large-format framed color photographs of Art Deco architecture from Shanghai and Miami Beach, 50 of each city. For directions and/or additional information, please visit www.arc.miami.edu and click on “Events.”

Crustacean Fascination


Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Ocean Research and Education Foundation invite alumni to the second event of the 2010 Sea Secrets lecture series. Join us for an entertaining and educational evening with acclaimed author Trevor Corson, whose bestseller The Secret Life of Lobsters was named a "Best Nature Book of the Year" by USA Today and Discover magazine. Trevor spent two years working as a commercial lobster fisherman in Maine before chasing a team of renegade lobster scientists around New England for a year to write his book. He will share his insights into the hilarious undersea antics of lobsters, the rugged lives of the fishermen who catch them, and a rare conservation success story where fishermen and scientists collaborated to protect this important resource in an age of vanishing seafood. A guest judge on the Food Network’s hit TV show Iron Chef America and a regular guest on NPR, Trevor is also the author of The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice, and will be signing copies of his books after the talk.

The events, which are free and open to the public, are designed to provide insight and information about the oceans, which 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.

Leaders from the National Academies Gather to Discuss Engineering Innovations in Healthcare

Thursday, February 25

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will join together for the first time at the regional meeting and panel discussion on "Engineering Innovations in Healthcare" at the University of Miami. Hosted by James M. Tien, Ph.D., D.Eng (h.c.), NAE, distinguished professor and dean of the College of Engineering, and Daniel Berg, Ph.D., NAE, distinguished research professor of engineering. A world-renowned group of speakers will convene for an afternoon of intriguing remarks, presentations, and a panel discussion, moderated by University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are needed. Contact Odalis Ruiz at 305-284-6035 or via e-mail odalis@miami.edu.


February 27 and 28

The University of Miami’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program honors the 50th teaching anniversary of its founding professor, Lester Goran, author of 14 books, by launching a weekend workshop series designed to engage the local writing community on February 27-28, 2010. Led by the MFA program’s distinguished faculty, alumni, and graduate teaching assistants, the weekend will guide participants on ways to break through their most daunting writing blocks, whether they are writing the great American novel or just beginning to explore the written word.

Sessions span the breadth of creative writing, including memoir, poetry on and off the page, and the development of what John Gardner calls “the vivid and continuous dream” in fiction. UM professors Jane Alison, Maureen Seaton, Walter Lew, Mia Leonin, Peter Schmitt, and MFA program director M. Evelina Galang, joined by Lois Wolfe and R. Zamora Linmark, introduce narrative techniques, poetic traditions, and hybrid forms of writing through lectures, demonstrations, and in-class exercises.

Write Now is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the MALS program at the University of Miami, along with community partner Books & Books. For more information about seminars and breakout sessions with MFA students and alumni, visit the Web site at http://www.as.miami.edu/english/creativewriting/lestergoran/writenow.

Upcoming Events at the University of Miami

January 29 - 31 KILLING KASZTNER – the story of a Hungarian Jew who tried to rescue the last million Jews of Europe by negotiating face to face with Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann. After Kasztner moved to Israel, many people accused him of collaborating with the enemy. He fought a vicious libel battle and was ultimately assassinated in Tel Aviv. The film follows Kasztner’s family and survivors, plagued by a legacy they are determined to change. And after 50 years the assassin Ze’ev Eckstein breaks his silence. Part real time investigation, part historical journey – the filmmaker unearths the Kasztner story and its ramifications for the survivors, his family and his country, exploring the very nature of history itself, who writes it, how it is remembered, and what is at stake for the present, and future. English and Hebrew with English subtitles. Admission is $6 for all University of Miami alumni, faculty, and staff, and is free for students. General admission is $8. The film screens on Friday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30 at 3:30 and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 31 at 1:00 and 5:30 p.m.

January 29 - 31 FALLING AWAKE – a powerful story of Jay (Andrew Cisneros), a young Latino musician in the Bronx who struggles to find his identity in a home crowded with family members and a neighborhood of loyal friends and dangerous enemies. After he meets the beautiful Manhattanite Alessandra (Jenna Dewan), his determination to reach toward a wider world and realize his musical dreams becomes even stronger. But he is tied by loyalty to his friends and to his ex-Marine brother, and by the expectations of his frustrated, angry father. As Jay fights to break free of the cycles of anger and violence that grip his life and his neighborhood, he learns that only love can help him grasp his elusive chance at happiness, and he comes to a new understanding that helps him take the long, uncertain leap into his future. Admission is $6 for all University of Miami alumni, faculty, and staff, and is free for students. General admission is $8. The film screens on Friday, January 29 at 9:15 p.m., Saturday, January 30 at 5:45 p.m., and Sunday, January 31 at 3:15 p.m.

January 30 - 31 DISTRICT 9 – In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed “The Prawns,” appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9. In 2010, a munitions corporation is contracted to forcibly evict the population. English, Nyanja and Afrikaans with English subtitles. Admission is $6 for all University of Miami alumni, faculty, and staff, and is free for students. General admission is $8. The film screens on Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m.

For more information visit www.cosfordcinema.com.

UM Presents

Three former Hurricanes to be recognized with honored jerseys

UM BasketballMiami Hurricanes basketball greats Jack McClinton (2006-09), Don Curnutt (1967-70), and Dick Hickox (1958-61) are soaring to new heights. The three will have their jerseys raised to the rafters of the BankUnited Center during halftime of the home game versus Duke on Wednesday, February 17, in recognition of their accomplishments.

The honored jerseys will hang alongside the retired jerseys of No. 24 Rick Barry (1962-65) and No. 40 Tim James (1995-99). Although the numbers reflected on the honored jerseys will not be retired, they will hang in recognition of the great contributions to Hurricanes basketball made by McClinton, Curnutt, and Hickox.

“There have been some awesome basketball players at Miami over the years,” says men’s basketball head coach Frank Haith. “These three men in particular have meant a lot to this program. They were truly instrumental to the success of their teams and to Miami basketball as a whole.”

A special luncheon featuring the honored jersey recipients will be held on game day, Wednesday, February 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hurricane 100 Room of the BankUnited Center. Tickets may be purchased for $40 apiece by contacting the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699.

ESPN will broadcast Miami’s 7 p.m. game versus Duke. Tickets are available through the Hurricane Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-CANES.


Updating Your Info can be a Hole in One!

January 21 through 26

Celebrity Golf Challenge

The University of Miami Alumni Association wants YOU to update your Alumni record, and we're giving you a chance to win a golf tournament foursome if you do! From January 21 through January 26, 2010, visitors to the University of Miami Alumni Association Web site will be entered in a drawing to win a golf foursome to the February 2, 2010 Celebrity Golf Challenge, valued at $2,200 just for updating their alumni record! Click here to submit your entry.

Alumni Association accepting nominations for alumni awards

Through January 31

Do you know an outstanding alumna or alumnus? The UM Alumni Association is seeking recommendations for nominations for its annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 29, 2010. Submit recommendations online no later than January 31, 2010. For a complete listing of all nine alumni awards and descriptions, visit www.miami.edu/alumni/umaa/awards.

Louvett Watches

Equity Playhouse

January 29 and 30

The Law Alumni Association is pleased to invite all alumni and friends to this year’s Equity Playhouse performance, to be held at the Gusman Concert Hall on the Coral Gables campus. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Equity Playhouse is a live theatre production, using song, dance, and skits to lampoon professors and life at the School of Law. It is a production by, for, and about law students. On January 30th, immediately following the performance, a Past and Present Cast Party will be held at The Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge at the law school. The cast party is hosted by the Law Alumni Association and M. Minnette Massey, J.D. ’51, professor emerita and former faculty advisor to Equity Playhouse. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@law.miami.edu or call 305- 284-4945 or toll free at 1-866-99UMLAW.

BankUnited Alumni Discount Offer

January 30

Alumni save $5 on the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Tour at the BankUnited Center at University of Miami.

The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Tour is a multi media extravaganza that pays homage to Elvis Presley during various stages of his career. The performers are tribute artists who were previously selected as finalists at worldwide preliminary competitions for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition, held annually by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. The performers portray Elvis in one of four eras: the 1950s, 1960s, during his movie career and his concert years. The Elvis tribute artists will be joined by a live band, back-up singers, dancers, and an Ann-Margret tribute artist, as well as iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives. This is the only Elvis Tribute Tour authorized by the Elvis Presley Estate to be touring North America! To receive the discount, click here and use the discount code UMALUM.

Masterpiece Baskets

Arsht Center Alumni Discount Offers

January 30

Alumni save on tickets to see >The Cleveland Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

The Cleveland Orchestra Beethoven "Eroica"
Save 10% on January 30 at 8 p.m., Knight Concert Hall.

To redeem this offer, click here and log in using the discount code JANUARY5 to receive the discounts listed for the performance offered above. This special offer is available only online for the shows listed and is not available at the box office window or through the box office call center. If you have trouble accessing the online discount, please call Group Sales at 786-468-2358.


Inaugural Humanitarian Award Celebration

Wednesday, February 24

Alonzo Mourning

More than 300 people are expected to attend the Inaugural Humanitarian Award Celebration, benefiting the Miami Transplant Institute (MTI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Supporters from South Florida’s business, social and celebrity community will join national and international guests to honor Alonzo Mourning with the inaugural MTI Award for focusing public attention on the critical need for organ donation and for research in organ transplantation at the MTI.

The celebration, will take place at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, South Beach on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. The evening will begin with a luxury silent auction at 6:30 p.m. followed by an elegant dinner and live auction from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.. Tickets are $250 per person.

Proceeds from the Humanitarian Award Celebration will support the MTI’s transplant research, which includes the prevention of organ rejection without the need for powerful anti-rejection medication and the development of additional sources of transplantable tissues from stem cells.

The Miami Transplant Institute is privileged to present the inaugural Humanitarian Award to Alonzo Mourning in recognition of his exceptional record of generosity, volunteerism, and his outstanding leadership which has changed lives throughout the world.

The Miami Transplant Institute, a joint program between the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, is one of the world’s premier transplant institutes providing a setting for the most advanced research, and finest patient care. For those affected by life-threatening disease looking for a lifesaving organ transplant, the Miami Transplant Institute is their best hope.

For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or further information please contact Irma Friedman, executive director of development for the Miami Transplant Institute, at 305-355-5708 or ifriedman@med.miami.edu.

University of Miami License Plate

The University of Miami Alumni Association is proud to offer a classified ad section, available free to more than 154,000 members of the UMAA. Please visit www.miami.edu/ealumni for more information or to submit your free classified ads.


The Sterling Organization is currently looking for a Leasing Associate for its Miami Satellite Office. Job will entail developing and executing the leasing plan for over 1.2 million sq. ft. of retail space in the Miami area, identifying and qualifying prospects, etc. For a full description, please click here.

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For Sale

Antique electric SINGER SEWING MACHINE in original case with all attachments and booklet. Excellent working condition - $100.00 + shipping. Contact andrea.willens@ocps.net.


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