February 26, 2013
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Thursday, April 18

Coral Gables Campus

2013 Alumni AwardsThe UM Alumni Association has chosen the following individuals and groups to receive its highest honors at the 2013 Alumni Awards Ceremony:
Dwayne Johnson, B.G.S. '95 (Edward T. Foote II Alumnus of Distinction); Barbara Hecht Havenick, A.B. '72, J.D. '75, (Henry King Stanford Alumnus of the Year); Frederic Guerrier, M.D. '81 (William R. Butler Community Service Award); Stuart Ellison, B.B.A. '70 (Orange Award); College of Engineering Alumni Association (White Award); Jacqueline Landes, B.S.Ed. '13 (Student of Distinction); Spencer Weinkle, B.S.C. '07 (Outstanding Young Alumnus); and Thomas J. LeBlanc (Inside Out Award).

The Alumni Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.miami.edu/alumniawards.



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.

Catharine R. Stimpson "Bathing in Reeking Wounds: The Liberal Arts and the Arts of War"

Thursday, February 28

Coral Gables Campus

Catharine R. Stimpson, University Professor and Dean Emerita of the Graduate School of arts and Sciences, New York University, will present a talk entitled "'Bathing in Reeking Wounds': The Liberal Arts and the Arts of War. The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 28, from 5 to 6 p.m., in the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, 105 Merrick Building, on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami. Focusing on Macbeth, Professor Stimpson will discuss how the humanities are crucial in arriving at complex understandings of war in its multifarious manifestations.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is required. For more information and to register please visit the Center for the Humanities website.

Lecture: The Science of Beauty and the Beauty of Science

Thursday, March 7

Coral Gables Campus

Richard DawkinsRichard Dawkins is one of the world's most influential living scientists and authors. Dawkins' work as an evolutionary biologist pioneered a gene-centric view of evolution, and he has become a leading advocate for reason and science. A former University of Oxford Professor of Public Understanding of Science, Dawkins now runs the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, which finances research on the psychology of belief and religion, scientific education programs and materials, and publicizes and supports secular charitable organizations.

Dawkins will deliver a public lecture, "The Science of Beauty and the Beauty of Science" at 7 p.m. on Thursday March 7 at the Bank United Center, as part of Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts at the University of Miami. Dawkins will deliver the lecture and serve as a visiting professor at the University of Miami's College of Arts and Sciences, thanks to a generous gift from the Louis J. Appignani Foundation.

Reservations are required and may be obtained by visiting www.miami.edu/dawkins.

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

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


March 1 PERSECUTION — The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel’s life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man’s persistence takes its toll on Daniel and Sonia, leaving Daniel alone with nagging questions of “Why?” Starring Romain Duris and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Persecution screens Friday, March 1 at 9:15 p.m.

March 1 - 3 56 UP — “Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, the Up series interviews 14 children of diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a researcher for the film, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives. “56 UP reminds us that change is ceaseless and often dramatic, bringing growth we could never have dreamed of as little kids,” says Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal. 56 UP screens Friday, March 1 at 6:45 p.m.; Saturday, March 2 at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 3 at 6 p.m.

March 2 GRANNY’S FUNERAL — In full mid-life crisis, Armand navigates between his job as a pharmacist and his passion for magic. On the love front, he's torn between his wife, Helen, and his mistress, Alice. On the family front, he doesn't know where to turn between a pushy mother-in-law and children with whom he can no longer communicate. The day his grandmother Bertha dies, he finds himself with an additional problem—he's responsible for organizing the funeral. Granny’s Funeral screens Saturday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m.

March 2 - 3 SKYFALL — The world’s favorite secret agent is back. 007/James Bond’s loyalty to his lady boss, M, is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As the MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, and Javier Bardem. Nominated for Best Cinematography, Score, Song, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing at this year’s Academy Awards. Skyfall screens Saturday, March 2 at 10 p.m. and Sunday, March 3 at 8:30 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


Football Releases 2013 Schedule

The University of Miami's 2013 football schedule will feature seven home games and the Hurricanes will play nine of their 12 games in the Sunshine State. Year three of the Al Golden era will open with open with six consecutive games in the state of Florida and will not play a non-Florida road game until Oct. 17 at North Carolina.

The Canes, who are coming off a 7-5 season in 2012, will open their 2013 slate on Fri., Aug. 30 against Florida Atlantic, followed by a Sept. 7 matchup with in-state rival Florida.

UM Football Schedule 2013



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.


The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami will be the host site of the semi final and final rounds of the 12th Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition May 11-17, 2013 at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, Coral Gables, Florida.

Dranoff’s spring festivities will begin with an inaugural recital on Friday, March 8, 2013 featuring the competition’s artistic directors Genova-Dimitrov Piano Duo performing 2-piano works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, Anton Arensky and Richard Rodney Bennett. The 8:00 p.m. concert will be preceded by a pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. with pianist, composer and Grammy nominated arranger Shelton “Shelly” Berg, Dean of the Frost School of Music, international radio and television classical music personality and Dranoff Advisory Board member Martin Bookspan.

Berg is also the composer of the required work for the 12th Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition, Mary and Martha Meditation, which was co-commissioned by the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation and St. Martha Catholic Church in Miami Shores, Florida.

The 12th Competition semi final rounds will begin Saturday, May 11 and continue until the final round on Thursday, May 17 culminating in a grand finale concert and gala event featuring the winning 2-piano duo with orchestra. All Dranoff Competition events will take place in Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, Florida. For 25 years, the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation has been the world’s leading champion of two-piano repertoire and artistry. Located in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, it is one of the area’s few performing arts organizations whose activities span the globe and create recognition abroad for the Miami region.

For tickets or more information about the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, visit dranoff2piano.org or call (305) 572-9900. For more information about the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, visit: www.miami.edu/frost/index.php/frost.

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


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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



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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

Contemporary 3BD/2BA POOL HOME in North Grove features modern fixtures & marble/wood floors. Large kitchen, garage, courtyard & Jacuzzi. $5100/mo. Beatriz Portela, Coldwell Banker R.E., 305-968-4759.


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

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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.