March 12, 2013
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Impact of U Tour with President Shalala

Wednesday, March 27

Los Angeles

Impact of U TourJoin the UM Alumni Association for the Impact of U Tour with President Shalala in Los Angeles!

Something amazing happens with those of us who bleed orange and green unite together… the impact is unparalleled. Join the University of Miami Alumni Association for a special evening with our president, Donna E. Shalala, as she reflects on our shared history and how each of us continue to have an impact on building the next great American research university.

Exclusive Young Alumni Pre-Reception
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Oscar Room
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Networking Reception and Program
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Historic Lobby & Blossom Ballroom
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

To R.S.V.P.: Contact the UM Alumni Association at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867), or R.S.V.P. online at


Black Student Scholarship Reception

Thursday, March 21

Coral Gables Campus

The Black Alumni Society and the Woodson Williams Marshall Association invite you to attend the 2013 Black Student Scholarship Reception as we recognize this year's scholarship recipients. In addition to the keynote address by, Racquel Russell, B.S.C. '00, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs and Economic Mobility, The White House Domestic Policy Council the program will feature remarks from President Shalala, Honorary Alumna '02. Enjoy an evening with alumni, faculty, and students.

The complimentary reception and program will be held at the Newman Alumni Center, located at 6200 San Amaro Drive on the Coral Gables campus. RSVP at or online at Business attire, self-parking available behind Newman Alumni Center.

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013

November 7-10

Coral Gables

The dates have been announced! Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013 is going to be held on November 7-10! As we are gearing up for a weekend full of exciting events and programs, you should make plans to visit campus to celebrate your Hurricane Heritage.

The signature Alumni Weekend and Homecoming Events are back again and better than ever:

  • The Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience- Listen to some of UM's most distinguished faculty discuss today's most pressing issues!

  • Alumni Avenue- Reunite with your affinity group, or old friends to enjoy music, entertainment, the Homecoming Parade, the Boat Burning, the Fireworks show

  • The Pregame Celebration and the Homecoming game- Enjoy the pregame festivities at Sun Life Stadium and cheer the 'Canes on to victory against Virginia Tech

  • The 37th Annual Golden Ibis Society Celebration Brunch- Alumni from the class of 1926-1963 will return to the Newman Alumni Center to celebrate their achievements and memories from 50 years of being a 'Cane. The classes of 1962 and 1963 will be inducted into the Golden Ibis Society

This year will also feature these Milestone Reunion Years:

  • Golden Milestone: Class of 1963, 50th Reunion

  • Silver Milestone: Class of 1988, 25th Reunion

  • Diamond Milestone: Class of 2003, 10th Reunion

For more information or to volunteer, contact the UM Alumni Association at 305-284-2872, email or 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or visit us online at

Urban Farmer Will Allen to Present 'Growing the Good Food Revolution'

Thursday, March 28

Coral Gables

Will AllenThe University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement presents an evening lecture featuring UM alumnus and honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Will Allen.

Will Allen is an urban farmer who is transforming the cultivation, production, and delivery of healthy foods to under-served, urban populations. After a brief career in professional basketball and a number of years in corporate marketing at Procter & Gamble, Will returned to his roots as a farmer, using his retirement package to purchase a plot of inner-city land with greenhouses, where he established and functions as the CEO of the country's preeminent urban farm and nonprofit organization Growing Power. At Growing Power and in community food projects across the nation and around the world, Allen promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable, and nutritious foods at all times. In 2008, Will was named a John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow, a "genius grant," only the second farmer ever to be so honored. In May 2012, he published the book, The Good Food Revolution:Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities (Gotham Books).

Please join us at 6:00 p.m. in the Bank United Center Fieldhouse, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33146. Due to limited space, please RSVP by March 18, 2013 to For questions, please call: 305-284-6636 or e-mail:

This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by University of Miami's Office of the President, Office of Civic and Community Engagement, Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, and the Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainability.

Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series presents Amitav Ghosh

Tuesday March 19 and Thursday March 21

Coral Gables

Amitav GhoshAward-Winning Author Amitav Ghosh will give a lecture titled, China and the Making of Modern India on Tuesday March 19 at 4:30p.m. at the CAS Gallery/Wesley Foundation, located at 1210 Stanford Drive on the Coral Gables campus.

Ghosh will give a lecture titled, Speaking of Babel: The Risks and Rewards of Writing About Polyglot Worlds on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Storer Auditorium, in the UM School of Business Administration located on 5250 University Drive on the Coral Gables campus.

Amitav Ghosh is one of India's best-known writers. Born in Calcutta, he studied in Delhi, Alexandria, and Oxford, where he earned a doctorate in Anthropology. Ghosh's books include The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, Incendiary Circumstances, The Hungry Tide, as well as Sea of Poppies and The River of Smoke which are the first two volumes of the Ibis trilogy.

Among the awards that Amitav Ghosh's books have received are India's Sahitya Akademi Award, the Ananda Puraskar, the IndiaPlaza Golden Quill Award, and the Crossword Book Award, Britain's Arthur C. Clarke Award as well as France's Prix Médicis.

Amitav Ghosh's work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New Republic and The New York Times. He has taught in many universities in India and the USA, including Delhi University, Columbia, Harvard, and Queens College. He was the recipient of a Dan David Award for 2010, which recognizes achievements that shape and enrich society today.

These lectures are free and open to the public, register here.



Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


March 14 YOU WILL BE MY SON — Paul de Marseul, proprietor of a prestigious vineyard, has a son, Martin, who works with him. But Paul, a demanding and passionate winegrower, can't stand the idea that his son will one day take over from him. He dreams of a more talented, more charismatic son. The arrival of Philippe, the son of his steward, will turn life at the estate upside down. You Will be my Son screens Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

March 15 - 17 LORE — Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire. Lore screens Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.

March 15 JOURNAL DE FRANCE — Traveling alone, internationally-acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon spent six years capturing his home country. The journey returned Depardon to important places from his past as a reporter – Chad, Venice, Cannes – and to a wealth of previously unseen footage from his archive - an interview with Jean-Bedel Bokassa, film of Jean-Luc Godard, extraordinary glimpses of private and public life. Journal de France offers a unique portrait of a country and its landscapes, an overview of a truly remarkable career and a fascinating resume of the development of the photographic art over the past half-century. Journal de France screens Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m.

March 16 AUGUSTINE — In Paris, in the winter of 1885, Professor Charcot is studying a mysterious illness: hysteria. Augustine, 19 years old, becomes his favorite guinea pig and the star of his demonstrations of hypnosis. The object of his studies will soon become the object of his desire. Augustine screens Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m.

March 17 PERSECUTION — The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger who proceeds to infuse himself in Daniel's life, breaking into his house and spying on him. The man's persistence takes its toll on Daniel and Sonia, leaving Daniel alone with nagging questions of "Why?" Persecution screens Sunday, March 17 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 or call 305-284-4861.

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UM Hall of Fame to Induct 2001 National Champs !

Thursday, April 11

Class of 2013The 45th Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, honoring the finest student-athletes who have worn the Orange, Green and White, will be held on Thursday, April 11 at Jungle Island ! 2001 National Champion quarterback Ken Dorsey, center Brett Romberg and coach Don Soldinger, baseball All American Jay Tessmer and 50's slugger Ed Contreras, All American diver Bryan Gilloolly and National Champion golf coach Norm Parsons comprise the Class of 2013 !

Tickets are $100 per person. For more information on tickets, program ads and sponsorships, contact the Hall of Fame at 305-284-2775, or go to

The UM Sports Hall of Fame is located next to the Hecht Athletic Center on campus and houses memorabilia and artifacts from over 85 years of Hurricanes athletics. It is open free to the public weekdays, noon to 5 p.m.


Hurricanes to Host Selection Sunday Watch Party

Sunday, March 17

South Miami

Where will the 2013 ACC regular-season champion Miami Hurricanes play during March Madness? The University of Miami and Buffalo Wild Wings will host the Official Selection Sunday Watch Party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sunset Place location across from the University of Miami campus.

Sebastian the Ibis and the Hurricanes cheerleaders, with WQAM, the flagship station for the Miami Hurricanes, will be broadcasting live on location. If the No. 1 seed Canes Hoops team plays in the ACC Championship game, the team and staff will not be the at the selection show event.

Doors and an expanded patio area will be open for the FREE event at 5 p.m. and the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show will air at 6 p.m. on CBS. Fans in attendance will be eligible for giveaways, purchase 2013-14 season tickets and renew their Hurricane Club memberships.

For the latest information on the Miami Hurricanes, follow us on Twitter at @HurricaneSports and @LosHuracanes.


Thursday, May 23


Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet Coach Golden, Hurricane Greats, including Michael Irvin, B.B.A. '88, Greg Olsen, A.B. '87, Ted Hendricks, '72, and other coaches and 'Cane legends in an intimate setting! Please join us for the sixth annual Chicago Coaches Dinner on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel.

More details will be announced shortly, but be sure to mark your calendars now! For additional information please contact Paul Linden, M.S.E.D. '05, via email at; or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-866-862-5867, or by email at

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Navigating David: A Treatise on Leadership and the Nation

Wednesday, March 27

Coral Gables

It 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.

Hurricane Club SW Florida Golf Tournament

Saturday, April 6


A day after the 'Canes play their second spring scrimmage, the Hurricane Club will open its 2013 #BuildingChampions Spring Tour with the Southwest Florida Golf Classic and Luncheon on Saturday, April 6 at Treviso Bay Golf Course in Naples. Sponsorships are still available. Call the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699 to register or complete the tournament brochure form by clicking 'register' below and fax to 305-284-3838.

Hurricane Club Southwest Florida Golf Classic and Luncheon in Naples
Registration at 7 a.m.• shotgun start at 8 a.m. • Attendance: 128 golfers maximum, Sponsorships available • Location: 9800 Treviso Bay Blvd., Naples, Florida 34113

Click here to register.

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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 or call (305) 572-9900. For more information about the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, visit:

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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

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



Garage apt with BR & small kitchen, walk to SoMi, parking, incl. water, electrical, & cable. Must love dogs.$500/month 305-301-0686.

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.


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