January 22, 2013
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Meeting Today's Leadership Challenges in a Complex World

Wednesday, February 20

Coral Gables Campus

Michael "Pete" J. PiechoskiThe University of Miami Alumni Association cordially invites alumni and guests to the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series featuring Michael "Pete" J. Piechoski, B.B.A. '76, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc., as he shares his career path to leadership and successes competing in the global business environment.

The complimentary alumni networking reception and lecture will be held at the Newman Alumni Center, located at 6200 San Amaro Drive on the Coral Gables campus. RSVP by email at alumni@miami.edu or online at www.miami.edu/dals. Business attire, self-parking available behind Newman Alumni Center.


Careers in Journalism and Writing Reception

Monday, February 11

Coral Gables Campus

University of Miami alumni, students, and friends are cordially invited to a discussion with University of Miami alumnus, Brian Bandell, B.S.C. '02, who will share his experiences and keys to success as an award winning journalist/author. This complimentary event is also a great opportunity to network with your fellow 'Canes! This event will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center, located at 6200 San Amaro Drive on the Coral Gables campus. To R.S.V.P. please click here.


March 2013

Sebastian and passportYour 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.

CoE Distinguished Speaker Series

Monday, February 4

Coral Gables Campus

Tamer BaşarDr. Tamer Basar, Swanlund Endowed Chair at the center for Advanced Study Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor at the Coordinated Science Laboratory; at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present "Confluence of Networks, Games, and Economics". Basar will discuss the role of game theory and economics in the design of networks, that include computer, communication, and social networks. He will dwell on the concepts, methodologies, and tools that led to the recent convergence of what used to be disparate fields — of networks, games, and economics. His presentation is scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the McArthur Engineering Annex, Room MEA202. For more information, please call (305) 284-3291 or email m.perez29@miami.edu.

Classics Symposion

Friday, February 15

Coral Gables Campus

This multifaceted event centered on ancient Greek culture features varied activities inspired by the Lowe Art Museum's magnificent Greek calyx-krater (an ancient vessel used to mix water and wine), which features a painting of Dionysos and his retinue of thiasos (revelers). Events will include a reception at the Lowe; the performance of Clouds, an ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes; and a Classics Symposium. Presentations at the symposium, designed to be accessible to a general audience, will address a range of topics relevant to the krater, such as ancient religious practices, Greek mythology, ancient drinking parties, ancient Greek tragedy, archaeology, and museum displays of ancient objects. Events will be free and open to the public; for additional information visit www6.miami.edu/takingflight/events.html.

Sports Coaching Certificate Program

Whether you are a sports-lover who wants to make a career out of your passion, devoted volunteer who spends weekends and afternoons with youth and amateur teams or an educator who coaches in schools, UM's Sports Coaching Certificate Program can give you the tools to be your best. Coaches shape lives and build skills for others so to be successful, here's your opportunity to build your own expertise and abilities.

The University of Miami Sports Coaching Certificate Program satisfies standards created by the Florida Department of Education for a 5-Year Athletic Coaching Certificate. This program also follows the standards created by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). This national organization provides benchmarks and guidelines for what coaches should know, and be able to do. These benchmarks are clearly defined in eight comprehensive domains, which include:

  • Philosophy and Ethics

  • Safety and Injury Prevention

  • Physical Conditioning

  • Growth and Development

  • Teaching and Communication

  • Sports Skills and Tactics

  • Organization and Administration

  • Evaluation

Take the next step today and get more information.



Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


January 25 - 27 A ROYAL AFFAIR — Erotic, political, beautiful, treacherous. This year's Golden Globe winner for "Best Foreign Picture," A Royal Affair is a period piece that enraptures the senses and mind. The true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen's heart and starts a revolution, the film centers on the intriguing love triangle between the insane Danish King Christian VII, Struensee, the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism, and Queen Caroline Mathilda , the young but strong monarch. "FIRST RATE. Ever so much more than a historical romance," raves Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun-Times. A Royal Affair screens Friday, January 25 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.

January 26 LOOPERLooper takes place in the year 2074, where time travel has been outlawed, used only by the mob to send assassination targets thirty years into the past, to be killed by assassins known as "loopers." In 2044, Joe, a looper, encounters a problem when he recognizes his future self as one of his targets. Looper stars Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. Looper screens Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 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



Wednesday, January 25

Coral Gables Campus

UM vs. DukeThe University of Miami welcomes No. 1 Duke to the BankUnited Center on Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m. The Canes look to improve on their 4-0 record in ACC play, and accomplish something that has never been done, defeat a No. 1 opponent.

Miami is 3-15 against Duke in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1961-62 season. Miami last faced Duke on February 5, 2012 in a game that saw an overtime Hurricanes victory, 78-74.

Catch the game on ESPN and Watch ESPN with Dick Vitale and Dan Shulman making the call with Jeannine Edwards on the sideline. The game will also be carried live by 560 WQAM Radio with Joe Zagacki (play-by-play) and Josh Darrow (analyst).

Head coach Jim Larraņaga is in his 29th season as a head coach and second at Miami. He has a 503-350 overall record and is 33-16 in his second season at Miami.

Single tickets are still available by visiting CanesTix.com, calling 305-284-2263, or by visiting the UM Ticket Office, located at the BankUnited Center.

If you have any questions, tweet to @HurricaneSports or @UMTickets.


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 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.

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Law Alumni Association Tampa CLE and Judicial Reception

Monday, February 25

Tampa, Florida

Miami LAW cordially invites alumni and guests to the Law Alumni Association Tampa CLE and Judicial Reception. The CLE session will start at 4:30 p.m. with the reception following at 5:45 p.m.

Florida Ethics CLE Credit Pending Approval

Patricia D. White
Dean and Professor of Law, Miami Law


Devang Desai, JD '03
President, Law Alumni Association; Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo

Dwight J. Hill
Executive Vice President, Sabadell United Bank

Robert J. Nader, Esq.
President, Hillsborough County Bar Association; The Law and Mediation Offices of Robert J. Nader

Charles F. Sansone, JD '65
Law Offices of Charles F. Sansone

Jessi Tamayo
Lecturer in Law, Miami Law

This event will take at the Hillsborough County Bar Association, located at 1610 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602. To RSVP or for more information call 1.866.99UMLAW or email alumni@law.miami.edu.

Wellness Center
Alumni Association Merchandise

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)

For Sale

WOW her on Valentine's Day with Luxury Roses from SpringintheAir.com delivered to her home or office and win an iPad Mini. Each order received by January 25th for delivery on Valentine's Day enters to win one of 10 iPad Mini's. Order now at www.springintheair.com/categories/valentines.html.

Bassinet, blue & white check, plastic frame, good, clean condition. $50 - OBO; Graco stroller with carrier and car seat, clean, good condition. $75 - OBO; Large dog carrier. $25 - OBO



1/1 steps to Brickell Station. 9th floor Large West view balcony Washer/dryer in unit, secured entry and garage Walk to Publix, Mary Brickell Village, many restaurants and hot spots. Convenient to UM Medical or Gables campus. $1,350/ month. Avail 1/13 Call Gigi 305.788-7525.

ORLANDO - 2 Br 1 1/2 bath 1050 sq ft. Condo freshly decorated, 5 minutes from downtown, just south of Executive Airport, swimming pool, tennis court, cable and water included, $825.00. Call 407-893-6476 or 787-232-8561.

Real Estate



Small/med business techs medical, retail, condo, & hospitality can install/repair hardware, software, networking, wireless, client/server. Call 954-682-2012 for free consultation. www.mypridepc.com


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.




GUITAR LESSONS from a UM School of Music alumnus. Patient, fun, and experienced teacher. Contact Adam by emailing adam@miamiguitarteacher.com or calling (786) 897-3115. www.MiamiGuitarTeacher.com.