October 23, 2012
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Accelerating Ambition Reception in Orlando

Thursday, November 8

Accelerating AmbitionCalling all Orlando-area ’Canes! The UM Alumni Association cordially invites all UM alumni, parents, and supporters to learn about UM’s strategic plan for the future, “Accelerating Ambition”, presented by Thomas J. LeBlanc, University of Miami Executive Vice President and Provost.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6 to 8 p.m.
Citrus Club
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite #1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Business Attire Required


To RSVP or for more information, please contact the UM Alumni Association at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or 305-284-2872, by e-mail at alumni@miami.edu, or on the Web.



Thursday, October 25

Coral Gables Campus

Please join the Toppel Career Center and the UM Alumni Association for Canes Career Club: Utilizing Linked In to Enhance Your Professional Network this Thursday, October 25 from 4:15 - 6 pm in the Toppel Career Center. Melissa Pacheco, Manager, Campus Recruiting at Sapient Nitro will discuss tips to help you build a powerful and effective LinkedIn profile that showcases who you are and what you can do. You will gain a strategy for utilizing Linked In for networking and job searching purposes. For this session feel free to bring a laptop to work directly on creating or enhancing a LinkedIn profile.

The Canes Career Club meets monthly and is a supportive community for Canes who are unemployed, underemployed, looking for a better opportunity, or hoping to change careers. Dress code is casual. Parking on the Coral Gables campus is free after 4 p.m., except for parking meters.

If you have any questions, please contact Adlar Garcia at a.garcia29@miami.edu or visit www.miami.edu/alumni/career.

Join us for a UM Book Club Event in Broward featuring UM Alumnus Author, Brian Bandell

Thursday, October 25

The Alumni Club of Broward County invites you to take part in a University of Miami Book Club Discussion, featuring Brian Bandell, B.S.C. ’02, author of “Mute”, a novel with a twisting ride that will leave readers speechless. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Sage Bistro (2000 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL). Please click here to R.S.V.P. for this exciting event, and click here to learn more about “Mute” and author Brian Bandell.

Open Borders of the American Language

Friday, October 26

Coral Gables Campus

Two generations of Asian-American writers will discuss the evolution of the American language and how other languages influence it at Open Borders of the American Language at the University of Miami. Maxine Hong Kingston and M. Evelina Galang will appear together at 6:15 p.m., October 26, at the School of Business Administration's Storer Auditorium located at 5250 University Drive on the Coral Gables campus. At the event, Hong Kingston will lecture, followed by a special conversation with Galang, the director of the UM Creative Writing program and a published author.

Hong Kingston is the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, and The Fifth Book of Peace and more, as well as a lecturer at the University of California Berkeley. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve seats, visit www.as.miami.edu/kingston. A signature event for the University of Miami's Taking Flight program that celebrates scholarship, research, community engagement and creative expression in the humanities and the arts, the program is a joint effort of the Creative Writing Program, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the President.

Festival Miami to Feature Month-Long Showcase of Music

Festival Miami 2012Florida's premier music festival, announces its 29th season, which will feature more than 25 concerts, lectures, and master classes from October 2 through November 4. Presented by the University of Miami's Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, the festival provides a month-long series that blends artistically and culturally diverse music with educational opportunities. It showcases exciting performers alongside brilliant students and faculty artists.

Festival Miami opens with Leon Fleisher conducting the Frost Symphony Orchestra in a stimulating program, with music by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. The Frost Wind Ensemble performs works by Paul Hindemith, Jennifer Higdon, and Paul Dooley and will feature Frost percussion faculty Svet Stoyanov as soloist. Pianist Santiago Rodriguez returns by popular demand to present a solo recital, Grammy Award-winning soprano Ana María Martínez will perform a concert of enduring songs and arias, and Karen Kennedy conducts a massive ensemble comprising the Master Chorale of South Florida and more than 200 choral and orchestra students from the Frost School of Music in Carl Orff's thrilling Carmina Burana. Florida's Singing Sons Boychoir will present a children's concert in collaboration with Sunday Afternoons of Music.

Festival Miami presents award-winning jazz headliners Dave Liebman, Jason Moran, and Roseanna Vitro in the newly renovated Maurice Gusman Concert Hall and co-presents George Benson and Freddy Cole with the Frost School's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra as they perform Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole in collaboration with Larry Rosen's Jazz Roots series at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Festival Miami then features Broadway vocal sensations Michael Maguire (Les Misérables) and Valerie Perri (Evita) in an entertaining Best of Broadway concert. The festival rounds out its ambitious programming with Latin fusion artists Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez, the incredible vocalist Jon Secada, Brazilian jazz virtuosos Trio da Paz, and a set of two tango concerts in tribute to composer and bandoneónist Ástor Piazzolla.

For ticket information, call 305-284-4940 or visit www.festivalmiami.com. Other artists to be announced. All artists are subject to change without notice; check website for updates.

Festival Miami concerts are presented at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall and Clarke Recital Hall on UM's Coral Gables campus, and at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami.

Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies: Lectures

Wednesday, November 7

Coral Gables Campus

Lecture by Amb. Moshe Arens on "Flags Over the Warsaw Ghetto”. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has become a symbol of heroism throughout the world. On the eve of Passover, April 19, 1943, German forces entered the Warsaw ghetto equipped with tanks, flame-throwers, and machine guns. Against them stood an army of a few hundred young Jewish men and women, armed with pistols and Molotov cocktails. Who were these Jewish fighters who dared oppose the armed might of the SS troops? In this groundbreaking work, Israel’s former Minister of Defense, Professor Moshe Arens, recounts a true tale of daring, courage, and sacrifice. Two young men, Mordechai Anielewicz of the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB), and Pawel Frenkel of the Jewish Military Organization (ZZW), rose to lead separate resistance organizations in the ghetto, and made a last-ditch fight for the honor of the Jewish people. Co-sponsored with the Dave and Mary Alper JCC as part of the 32nd Annual Jewish Book Festival. At 7:30 PM at the Miller Center, 5202 University Dr., Merrick Bldg. #105, Coral Gables, FL 33146. General admission $10. Free for UM/Faculty/Staff students with UM Cane ID and current Miller Center donors. RSVP to ccjs@miami.edu or call 305-284-6882.

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Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


October 26 - 28 HELLO I MUST BE GOINGHello I Must Be Going features acclaimed actress Melanie Lynskey in her breakout role as Amy, a recent divorcée who seeks refuge in the suburban Connecticut home of her parents. Demoralized and uncertain of her future, Amy begins an affair with a 19-year-old actor that jumpstarts her passion for life and helps her discover an independence and sense of purpose that she has missed for years. Hello I Must Be Going is a modern, unconventional love story infused with sex, humor, and emotional honesty - everything Amy will need to get on in life. Hello I Must Be Going screens Friday, October 26 at 8:45 p.m., Saturday, October 27 at 4:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., and Sunday, October 28 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. General admission is $9. Admission is $7 for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff. Free for UM students.

October 26 - 28 ALL TOGETHER — Stéphane Robelin’s delectable film focuses on five aging friends who opt out of retiring at a senior home to try a youthful experiment of moving in together into a spacious house, owned by their friends Annie and Jean. Joining them is the borderline womanizer Claude as well as the bon vivant Albert and his wife Jeanne, a philosophy professor. Although life-long friends, Claude, Annie, Jean, Albert and Jeanne quickly learn the challenges of communal living and decide to hire Dirk as the group’s live-in caretaker. Yet, despite Dirk’s best intentions, the pressures of communal living eventually uncover long-buried secrets and ignite jealous passions that imperil the whole experiment. All Together screens Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 27 at 2:30p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 28 at 4:15 p.m. General admission is $9. Admission is $7 for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff. Free for UM students.

October 27 - 28 ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER — Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time- honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced -- as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthristy. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings to the screen the secret life of our nation’s favorite president...as history’s greatest hunter of the undead. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter screens Saturday, October 27 at 10 p.m. and Sunday, October 28 at 8 p.m. General admission is $5. Free for UM students.

October 28 - 30 LA SYLPHIDE (Ballet) La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving romantic ballets, dating back to August Bournonville’s 1836 version. The version presented today has been adapted by choreographer Johan Kobborg, and gleams anew at the Bolshoi Ballet. In La Sylphide, the human realm of a small Scottish community – evoked by traditional folk songs in Herman Løvenskiold’s score – meets the spiritual when James, a classic Romantic hero, is utterly bewitched by a beautiful sylph whom he is unable to touch. La Sylphide screens Sunday, October 28 at noon and Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the ballet are $18. Free for UM students.

To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.

UM Presents


Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Tournament

Friday, November 16

Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf TournamentHurricanes fans can play golf with one of their favorite football UM Sports Hall of Fame members at the 20th annual University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, November 16 at Miami International Links/Melreese Country Club!

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Foursomes are $800 or single golfers are $200 per player. Each entry includes golf, post tournament dinner, a goody bag and refreshments on the course. Corporate Sponsorships are available for $1000, which includes a tee sign. A silent auction will accompany the dinner.

For information, golfers can contact UMSHoF Executive Director John Routh at 305-284-2775, or go to UMSportsHallofFame.com.

The UM Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that honors those student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have brought acclaim to the University, and showcases their achievements for Hurricanes fans to enjoy for generations to come !

The Hall is located next to the Hecht Athletic Center on campus and is open free to the public weekdays from noon to 5 pm.


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Help Tackle Cancer: Support the Dolphins Cycling Challenge

The University is gearing up for this year's Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) and we are calling on all University of Miami alumni to join us in our effort. You can support the U by joining either Team UM, or Team Sylvester or create your own team by registering at the DCC website using the code GOCANES12 during the registration process.

Launched in 2010, the DCC is a two-day tri-county charity cycling event with six routes to choose from to raise money for the University of Miami's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Last year's ride raised $1,070,000 for Sylvester, more than doubling the funds raised in the 2010 inaugural ride.

We hope you'll consider taking part in what is becoming a South Florida tradition and a lot of fun! Click here to watch a message from Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, B.G.S. '95.

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UM Alum & Faculty at the 2012 Miami Book Fair

November 11 - 18

The books are coming. And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party in November. For additional information and event schedules visit www.miamibookfair.com.

Margaret Cardillo, Just Being Audrey (Balzer & Bray, $15.99) is Margaret Cardillo’s children’s book, illustrated by Julia Denos, which celebrates the grace and spirit of the iconic movies star and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn. “. . . as irresistible a character in the pages of a children’s book as she is in those soigné roles of the silver screen.”—Publishers Weekly. Cardillo was a Michener Fellow at the University of Miami MFA program in Creative Writing. This is her first book.

Dr. Joanne Hyppolite is the Chief Curator at History Miami where she oversees the museum’s exhibitions and collections department. She has curated the following exhibitions: Miami Beach: America’s Tropical Resort , Haitian Community Arts, Rob Storter: Art of the Everglades, Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami and Teen Miami . She is the author of two published novels for children, Seth and Samona and Ola Shakes It Up. Her short fiction has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora and So Spoke the Earth. She holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Miami with an emphasis on African-American and Caribbean culture and folklore, and an M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA.

A senior research associate at University of Miami's Cuba Center, Brian Latell has been called "one of America's foremost Cuba analysts" by former CIA director George J. Tenet. Just published is his original view of Fidel Castro in his role as Cuba's supreme spymaster. Brian Latell’s, Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine (Palgrave Macmillan, $27.00) exposes long-buried secrets of Castro's nearly 50-year reign for the first time. They include numerous successful and attempted assassinations carried out on Castro's orders, some against foreign leaders. Most notable is the assertion that the Castro administration was aware of Lee Harvey Oswald’s intention to kill the Kennedy. Latell began tracking the Castro brothers for the CIA in the 1960s. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Miami Herald, the Washington Quarterly, among others. During the spring 2013 semester, Mr. Latell will be teaching a new course for both undergraduate and graduate students about the relationship between Castro & Kennedy.

Mia Leonin is the author of two books of poetry Braid and Unraveling the Bed (Anhinga Press), and a memoir Havana and Other Missing Fathers (University of Arizona Press). Leonin writes extensively about dance, performance and theater. She teaches creative writing at the University of Miami.

Carol Todaro’s chapbook Moonviewing (Floating Wolf Quarterly # 7) was paired with Michael Hettich’s The Flood and released in 2011. Her prints and artists’ books have been collected by The Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, the Library of Congress, and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts/FAU. She teaches at New World School of the Arts and the University of Miami.

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