February 12, 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.



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.

Toppel Spring Career Expo

Wednesday, February 13

Coral Gables Campus

Toppel Spring Career Expo Attend the Toppel Spring Career Expo to meet recruiters from a wide array of industries looking to hire 'Canes to fill their positions. The Expo will take place at the Herbert Wellness Center on February 13 from 3 to 7 p.m. The Career Expo is open to UM students and alumni only. Click here for more info.

Classics Symposium

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.


Monday, February 18

Coral Gables Campus

Year of the SnakeThe Asian American Students Association and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at the University of Miami invite the University community to join them for UM’s second annual Chinese New Year celebration. This year marks the Year of the Snake in the Chinese Zodiac. The Snake is the sixth sign of the 12-sign zodiac and is considered the intuitive, refined and collected of the animal signs.

The event will feature cultural activities, authentic Asian cuisine and performances. Food trucks will be on campus for the event, and tents will be set up for different crafts including The Art of Calligraphy and The Art of Tea. A video of last year’s inaugural Chinese New Year celebration at UM can be viewed here.

This event will take place on Monday, February 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. The location for this event will be at the University Center Rock Plaza and Foote Library Green, located across from the UM Bookstore on the Coral Gables campus.

Meet the author and Book Signing:
Navigating David: A Treatise on Leadership and the Nation

Thursday, March 14

Coral Gables Campus

Navigating David: A Treatise on Leadership and the NationIt is generally accepted that Humanity has limits especially in the face of seemingly intractable difficulties. In this treatise, King David is chosen and examined as the authentic exemplar of the faithful political life because of his faith in God and the Nation. A nation may suffer because the leadership has erred or is corrupt. A nation may also suffer because the people are an erring people. In both instances, the leadership bears a responsibility to correct what is wrong. And that can only be done by wisdom.

The author, Lawrence Abraham is an educator and teaches International Relations, US foreign Policy and Sociology. Abraham has a PhD from the University of Miami and has been a consultant for the government and various private companies. Abraham is an expert in Conflict Resolution. His interests include political philosophy and political theology as well as Religious and Ethnic conflicts. Abraham is the founder of the Abraham Peace Foundation. The Foundation is actively involved in knowledge construction for Peace and Development.

This event will take place at the University of Miami bookstore, located on the Coral Gables campus.



Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


The Cosford Cinema is pleased to present the 2013 Oscar Nominated Short Films in Documentary, Live Action, and Animation before the Academy Awards. These are must-sees for your Oscar pool this year to make sure you win. Join us for this special presentation and travel around the world in matter of minutes through these superb, engrossing, and terrific films. The Oscar Nominated Shorts are presented in three separate programs: DOCUMENTARY, LIVE ACTION, and ANIMATION.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films for Documentary screen Saturday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 23 at 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, February 24 at 1 p.m. The Animated Short Films screen Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m.; Saturday, February 16 at 3 p.m.; Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m.; Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 23 at 3 p.m.; and Sunday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. The Live Action Short Films screen Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 16 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 17 at 4:30 p.m.; Friday, February 22 at 8:45 p.m.; Saturday, February 23 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, February 24 at 4:30 p.m.

For movie listing and descriptions, visit www.cosfordcinema.com. 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


UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Monday, February 25

South Miami

Bowl with some of your favorite former Miami Hurricanes athletes at the 2nd Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tournament, to be held on Monday, February 25 at Splitsville in South Miami!

Last year, Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta, Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, and former NFL stars Bubba Franks, Randil Hill, Earl Little, Duane Starks, KC Jones, Darrin Smith and Brett Romberg, along with many more Hurricanes greats attended and bowled as a celebrity with each team.

Teams start at $400 for a team of 4 and sponsorship packages, starting at $1000 are available. Social tickets can be purchased for $50 for adults, $25 for kids under 12. There will be a 50/50 Billiards Tournament and dinner, along with live and silent auction included. The live auction features a chance to win a UMiami / U. of Florida football game package!

For information on entering a team, or becoming a sponsor, call UMSHoF Executive Director John Routh at 305-284-2775. Space is limited so reserve your lane now!



Please join the University of Miami community as we celebrate Black Awareness Month 2013. To view the full calendar of events online click here, or download the calendar of events PDF file. Black Awareness Month 2013
For more information please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at 305-284-2855 or visit them online www.miami.edu/msa.

GOLDstein Family Challenge

Have you ever hesitated to financially support the University because you feel a gift of $20, $50 or even $100 doesn’t have enough impact? In an effort to change that misperception, the Office of Annual Giving and UM alumni Sandy, B.B.A. ’81, M.B.A. ’85, and Cindy Goldstein, B.S.N. ’79 and their son, Sean Goldstein, B.B.A. ’12 have created the GOLDstein Family Challenge.

The Goldstein’s are challenging 2,013 young or GOLD alumni (graduates of the last decade), to make a contribution of any amount, anywhere within the University of Miami before May 31st. If this goal is reached, the Goldstein family will make a $25,000 contribution to need-based scholarships. Every gift from every donor has always been important. Alumni made over 17,000 annual fund gifts last year, with an average gift of under $350. Collectively, these gifts provided nearly six million dollars that went immediately to the Schools, Colleges and programs these alumni donors care most about. One of these priority programs is scholarships.

Everyone knows that getting a scholarship can be a life-changer, but deserving students are frequently unable to attend or complete their educations at the University of Miami because current levels of private, voluntary support do not adequately meet student need. The GOLDstein Family Challenge helps to address this issue by utilizing the collective force of our GOLD alumni, the future of our alma mater. The GOLDstein Family Challenge will depend largely on an army of volunteers to saturate Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and other Social Media to get the word out.

As its first donor, Sean Goldstein will serve as the Challenge’s spokesperson by asking GOLD alumni, “What’s Your Number”? Each donor to the Challenge will receive an electronic badge that has their unique donor number to share on Social Media. Additionally, two mini-challenges have been made to GOLD alumni of the School of Communication and the School of Architecture. If those GOLD alumni increase giving to their schools by 25% and 33% respectively, an anonymous alumni donor will make an additional $20,000 contribution to both Schools. Finally, a regional competition pilot-program between GOLD alumni in Washington, D.C. and Boston, MA will begin in April and conclude in May, culminating in a giving rally party in each city, at which time, the winner will be announced.

The GOLDstein Family Challenge is a fun, interactive way to galvanize young alumni to help to fill an $8,000 gap between the cost of tuition and the total cost of educating a UM student. For more information on the GOLDstein Family Challenge and to be a part of the army of volunteers visit www.GOLDsteinChallenge.com or contact Gabriel Trieger, Assistant Director of Young Alumni and Student Giving, at 305-284-4331 or g.trieger@miami.edu.

Run 4-Life

Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Surgery will be holding a RUN 4-LIFE event to benefit organ, eye and tissue donation education efforts.

This event will take place on Saturday, February 23, 5:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Aventura Mall located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, Florida.

The 5K run/walk event is 3.1 miles and runs around Turnberry Golf Course starting and ending at Aventura Mall. For more information, to view race course and to register online visit www.splitsecondtiming.com/run-4-life-5k. Click here to view the flyer.

Run 4 Life

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.

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.


The People's Palette, a portable painting party! Painting Fun for People Big & Small. We'll come to you for a few hours of painting fun and you'll select and create your own painting on canvas! The People's Palette is great for: Adult or child birthday parties, Girl's Night In, Date Night, Team building for businesses, home school groups, Special events, Paint & Sip (BYOB) and more! All painting sessions taught by a State of Florida certified art educator with over 16 years of experience teaching people from ages 3 to 99! Call 305.725.8323 now. Mention this ad and receive a 10% discount if you are a University of Miami alum!

Real Estate


For Sale

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



Available now! Top floor unit with lake view in Kendall, FL for rent 1/1 in the Hammocks. Unit located on second floor (top floor) with brand new carpet throughout, washer/dryer in unit, private/screened balcony (overlooking park/water), two walk-in closets, pre-wired for alarm, and large master bedroom. Community amenities include gym, gated entry, club house, pool, and trails. Rent is $1,125 a month, no pets. Contact Ed at 305-431-8119.

Awesome Palmetto Bay house for rent. Great 3 BR/2BA/POOL/2CG family neighborhood, large screened-in pool/patio with lots of fruit trees. Close distance to Coral Reef Park and "A" schools. Hurry!! $2500/month. call 305-588-2330

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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


Photographer available for parties, events, portraits... Check out www.oliviawongphotography.com. Alumni receive $15 in print credit.

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 Vivian Ortega.12+ years of teaching & performing experience. All levels accepted. Styles taught include Pop, Rock, R&B, Country, Jazz, and Latin. For more information, please visit www.vivianortega.com.

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.