December 11, 2012
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March 2013

Yossi AshkenaziYour University of Miami Alumni Association continues its global outreach! With over 160,000 living alumni, the Alumni Association is working to connect all alumni located in over 148 countries. The University of Miami Alumni Association invites alumni, parents, and friends to attend a special reception featuring Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc, as he presents Accelerating Ambition - The University of Miami's Plan for the Future.

The complimentary receptions will be held in Madrid, Spain, on March 11, 2013 and in London, England on Thursday, March 14, 2013. For more information or to register, please visit


Learn Again: Lifelong Learning Benefit

Use your UMAA connection! Return to campus to learn again, taking credit courses in the College of Arts and Sciences at a special Alumni rate (certain restrictions apply). All University of Miami graduates are eligible for this special Lifelong Learning Benefit. Take the opportunity to enroll in College of Arts and Sciences courses that you may have missed while completing your degree requirements. For complete information and online application visit the Learn Again website, email or call 305-284-6600.

Exhibition: Christo and Jeanne Claude: Prints and Objects

through Sunday, January 13, 2013

Coral Gables Campus

Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida 1980-1983, 1984This exhibition features more than 130 original numbered editions of prints and objects by Christo and photographic editions by Wolfgang Volz of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Varied in content and technique, the collection represents more than 40 years of Christo and Jeanne Claude's versatile artistic career and is being toured in the United States for first time in more than 15 years.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude have often described themselves as environmental artists because they work in both rural and urban environments. They are especially well known for large-scale projects in which they have made short-term, reversible interventions in cityscapes and landscapes. Many of the pieces in the exhibition relate to these large-scale projects—some representing completed projects, and others representing the artists' conceptions of projects that were never realized.

Noteworthy pieces in the exhibition include preparatory works for and documentation photographs of Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida; lithograph/collages of Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped and Wrapped Opera House, Project for Sydney; photographs of Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado and Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties; and sculptural objects such as Wrapped New York Times and Wrapped Payphone.

The exhibition is at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, located at 1301 Stanford Drive, on the Coral Gables campus.

Let My People Go! The Soviet Jewry Movement 1967-1980

January 4 through 25

Coral Gables Campus

Let My People Go! The Soviet Jewry Movement 1967-1980 is a photographic exhibition from Beit Hatfutsot which provides an overview of Jewish national activity in the Soviet Union during that period. When Soviet Jews launched their campaign to emigrate, it was almost inconceivable that within little more than two decades the Soviet Union would disintegrate and the gates of the Iron Curtain would be thrown wide open for Jews to leave. In 50 extraordinary photos, this exhibit traces this movement.

The exhibition will run from January 4 through January 25, 2013. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday 12 to 4 p.m. at the University of Miami Wesley Center, located at 1210 Stanford Drive (opposite the Lowe Art Museum) on the Coral Gables Campus.

There will be a special event on January 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. with greetings from Shulamith Bah at, CEO, Beit Hatfutsot of America and comments by Dr. Joel and Adele Sandberg and Rabbi Leonid Feldman.

The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. Please RSVP for the reception to by calling 305-284-6882 or via email to

Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies



Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


December 14 - 18 PRICE CHECKStarlet Pete Cozy found himself a house in the suburbs and a job in the pricing department of a supermarket chain. Pete's job allows him to spend quality time with his wife and young son. Despite the fact that they are drowning in debts, they appear happy. Everything changes when he gets a new boss, the beautiful, high powered, fast talking Susan Felders (Parker Posey). With Susan's influence, Pete finds himself on the executive track, something that both surprises and excites him. The more his salary increases, the more he has to perform at work and the less time he gets to spend with his family. At the same time, his relationship with his boss begins to cross the line of professional etiquette. Both become enamored with one another, creating tension in the workplace and in his personal home life. Price Check is a smart and honest comedy that examines who we think we are and what we're willing to do for the life we think we deserve. Price Check screens Friday, December. 14 at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 15 at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Sunday, December. 16 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Monday, December 17 at 7 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.

December 14 - 16 THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS — Burns seamlessly weaves an ensemble story of adult siblings dealing with the desire of their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago. Family rifts emerge, and like with any family, the holidays bring a mixed bag of complicated emotions and dynamics. Alliances form, old wounds are reopened or glossed over, and the possibility for a new hope and forgiveness emerges. The Fitzgerald Family Christmas screens Friday, December 14 at 9:15 p.m., Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, December. 16 at 5 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.

December 16 and 18 THE NUTCRACKER — The Cosford Cinema is pleased to present a holiday treat: the Bolshoi Ballet's production of the classic, The Nutcracker. A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a battle with the Mouse King, a guiding angel, and a visit to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets all come to life in The Nutcracker. The ballet draws on all the imagination and fantasy of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story of Christmas Eve, when young Clara searches for presents, but finds herself instead at the start of a night of magical adventures. The Nutcracker screens Sunday, December 16 at noon and Tuesday, December 18 at 7 p.m. General admission is $15 and $10 for children (15 and older). Discounts available for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff. Free for UM students.

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

UM Presents


'Canes Photo Contest – Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic

Calling all Miami Hurricane fans attending the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii! Please send us photos showcasing your University of Miami pride and flashing the "U" as you cheer on the UM basketball team to victory in this early season tournament. Please e-mail your photos to with the e-mail subject: Diamond Head Classic Photo Contest, by Friday, January 4, 2013. Winning photo submissions will receive a 'Canes spirit prize! Show us your Miami Hurricanes Spirit!

Become a Fan

Career Webinar

Wednesday, January 2

Job Search! Join us as Tony Beshara, author of the Job Search Solution, and recognized by Dr. Phil as one the top career authors in the nation, shares practical, proven and predictable ways to get jobs. Besides being a practicing recruiter that has placed over 8,000 people in jobs, Tony has written 4 books on job searching. Click here to register.

University of Miami Business Plan Competition

Alumni deadline Dec 28

The annual University of Miami Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the School of Business, encourages entrepreneurship among students and alumni throughout the University of Miami. The School of Business Administration recognizes that potentially successful business ideas can come from a wide range of disciplines and may originate from an individual or from a group of individuals. The competition has been designed to simulate the real world where anyone can have an idea but only those who follow through on their ideas and work through the details of starting a business will reap the rewards of success. Friday, December 28 is the last day to submit a 3-5 page concept paper by alumni for the business plan competition (submissions must be in by 4pm). The competition includes more than $25,000 in prize money. All that is required initially is a 3-5 page concept paper. The winners of this round will be invited to write a business plan and present it to a panel of distinguished judges on April 18, 2013. Your short concept paper could lead to the start of your own business. Just remember to get your submission in by Friday, December 28! Full details can be found at E-mail submissions or questions to

Alumni Boutique

The University of Miami Alumni Association is proud to offer a classified ad section, available free to more than 157,000 members of the University of Miami Alumni Association. Please visit for more information or to submit your free classified ads.


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