January 8, 2013
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Power Women of the University of Miami

Sunday, January 13

Los Angeles, California

Join the Greater Los Angeles Alumni Club and Women Helping Women in Entertainment for a complimentary event to meet and network with some of UM's most dynamic women, who will share their successful career paths – talk about their work, experiences, and challenges, offer advice, and answer your questions.

Featuring the following panelists:

  • Rachel Brill, B.S.C. '02
    Director of Unscripted Development, TNT

  • Dawnn Lewis, B.M. '82, President's Council
    Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, Film Actor, and Series TV Creator/Producer

  • Bonnie Reiss, B.B.A. '76, President's Council
    Global Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute

  • Taryn Southern, B.S.C. '05
    Actress, Writer, and Producer

This event is scheduled for Sunday, January 13 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Country Club, located at 3084 Motor Avenue in Los Angeles, California.

University of Miami alumni, parents, students, and friends are welcome to attend. Click here to R.S.V.P. Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, January 10th (R.S.V.P. Required). Panelists are confirmed, schedule permitting. To read full bios click here.



Monday, January 14

Coral Gables Campus

Please join the Toppel Career Center and the University of Miami Alumni Association for Canes Career Club: Are You Job Ready? on Monday, January 14 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Toppel Career Center. Join Trish Brennan, Vice President of Human Resources and Suzette Espinosa-Fuentes, Assistant Vice President of Public & Media Relations at the Adrienne Arsht Center, as they teach you how to create your own PR plan, and learn how to utilize valuable resources to help you get job ready!

The Canes Career Club meets monthly and is a supportive community for Canes who are unemployed, underemployed, looking for a career change. 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.


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 www.miami.edu/alumnitours.

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

Wednesday, January 16

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 ccjs@miami.edu.

Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies

Sea Secrets Lecture

Wednesday, January 16

Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

The first Sea Secrets Lecture of the 2013 season will take place on January 16 at 6:00 p.m. It will feature Eugene A. Shinn, Professor, University of South Florida College of Marine Science and UM Alumnus.

The mysterious rock megaliths off the island of Bimini in The Bahamas have interested geologists and New Age thinkers for more than 50 years. Some believe the stones are remnants of the lost city of Atlantis, while geologist have alternative ideas. Geologist Gene Shinn has been involved in the heated controversy over these megaliths since the 1970s when he headed up the US Geological Survey field station on Fisher Island. Shinn majored in biology on a music scholarship at the University of Miami, while at the same time becoming a national spearfishing champion, underwater-explosives expert and photographer. His dynamic presentation will illustrate why New Agers feel so strongly about the megaliths origin. The adventure is also described in his upcoming memoir, Bootstrap Geologist.

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, and the Ocean Research and Education Foundation, events, are free and open to the public. These events 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, located at 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway on Virginia Key, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:00 p.m.



Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


January 11 - 13 SISTER — Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister (Léa Seydoux) in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Every day, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in. But, when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory. "The influence of Belgian masters Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's documentary eye for youth on the margins is evident in [this] calmly heartbreaking drama. A-," writes film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly. Sister screens Friday, January 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, January 12 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, January 13 at 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

January 11 - 13 NICKY'S FAMILYNicky's Family tells the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, 50 years later, hadn´t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. He was knighted by the Queen Elisabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed. This film demonstrates that members of Nicky's Family are not only the thousands of people who owe their lives to Sir Nicholas Winton, but also all those who want to do something positive for our world. Nicky's Family screens Friday, January 11 at 9 p.m., Saturday, January 12 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Sunday, January 13 at 6:30 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. To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.

UM Presents


Get on with L.I.F.E.

Get on with L.I.F.E.L.I.F.E. is an exercise program designed exclusively for individuals 65 years of age and older. The L.I.F.E. program emphasizes exercise, flexibility training, and functional activities. Want more information on the program and how to sign up? Visit www.miami.edu/wellness or call 305-284-LIFE (5433).

Get on with L.I.F.E.

Free Advertising and Creative Services for South Florida-area Nonprofit Organizations

deadline January 22

Coral Gables Campus

South Florida nonprofits seeking help with advertising and creative services can apply for free assistance during the Fourth Annual "PhilADthropy" event on Friday, Feb. 8-9, 2013, at the University of Miami School of Communication.

During PhilADthropy, School of Communication advertising, public relations, and film students, guided by faculty members, alumni, and agency professionals, work with local nonprofits to develop and deliver advertising and other promotional materials. The services will be rendered during a 25-hour marathon work session beginning at 11 a.m., February 8, and ending at noon on February 9, 2013. Final projects will be unveiled during a reception for the organizations and their representatives at the end of the 25th hour. Click here to view a video about the event.

The deadline to apply is January 22, 2013. To apply and for more information, visit www.philADthropy.com and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Become a Fan

Free Tax Preparation

Volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation and free electronic filing to individuals with low to moderate incomes ($50,000 maximum income), individuals with disabilities, non-English speaking taxpayers, and the elderly. Sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 1:30 p.m. — January 30, 2013; February 6, 2013; February 27, 2013.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please contact Cecilia Calderon-Salzburg at 305-284-8195.

Click here to view the flyer.

Wellness Center

The University of Miami Alumni Association is proud to offer a classified ad section, available free to more than 160,000 members of the University of Miami Alumni Association. Please visit www.miami.edu/ealumni for more information or to submit your free classified ads.


Yoga Retreats in Italy! www.BeyondYogaRetreats.com. ~ 7 Days and 7 nights accommodations at a 5 star luxurious resort ~ 3 All natural and organic meals a day ~ Daily yoga and meditation sessions ~ Guided excursions and tours (including: wine tastings, cooking classes, hiking, biking)

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Real Estate



Family Nurse Practitioner services of health care management in hospital as patient advocate, or education at home regarding elder care, advanced directives or companion care. Claudia Hauri, EdD, FNP, FAANP, Nurse Practitioner Educator, Consultant, 305-301-0686.


MUSIC LESSONS AVAILABLE (Voice, Piano, Theory) with singer/songwriter & vocal coach Vivian Ortega.12+ years of experience. Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Latin. For more info, visit www.vivianortega.com.

VIOLIN LESSONS AVAILABLE. Traditional for adults, Suzuki Method for children. Teaching experience-25 years. Member SASF, ASTA. Electric, improvisation, audition prep. www.vickirichards.net, contact: vlnrichards@gmail.com.