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2013 'Canes Film Showcase

Thursday, May 23

Los Angeles

'Canes Film ShowcaseThe University of Miami Alumni Association and Gregory J. Shepherd, Dean, School of Communication cordially invite you to attend the 2013 'Canes Film Showcase in Los Angeles. The event will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. (PDT) in the Paramount Theatre at Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

The event features a screening of selected new short films. The films are produced by the student winners of the 2013 'Canes Film Festival from the School of Communication's Department of Cinema and Interactive Media. There will also be a reception immediately following with an opportunity to meet the filmmakers.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact the UM Alumni Association at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or online at



Thursday, May 23


Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet University of Miami coaches and 'Cane legends including Head Coach Al Golden, 2013 Guest of Honor, Jonathan Vilma, B.B.A. '04, and Michael Irvin, B.B.A. '88, 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. Very limited space remaining be sure to register today!

To register, please click here, or visit the Chicago Coaches Dinner website for more information.

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Affinity Group Invitation

November 7 - 10

Coral Gables

Alumni Weekend and HomecomingGreetings University of Miami Alumni! Are you excited for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013? What better way to celebrate than by reuniting with your friends and classmates at an affinity reunion. Affinity reunions are gatherings of University of Miami Alumni based on involvement in or allegiance to a particular group, experience, or common connection (i.e. Greek Organizations, the Band of the Hour, the Miami Hurricane, etc.) Affinity Reunions are a great way to remain connected to your fellow 'Canes, and there's no time like the present to reach out to members, recreate YOUR traditions, and commemorate the common bond that unites each University of Miami Graduate.

Are you interested in hosting an Affinity Reunion this year? If so, visit our web site for more details and to register: If you have questions about affinity reunions or Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013 please call 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or email Go 'Canes!

Professional & Career Development Courses


The Division of Continuing & International Education of the University of Miami offers a wide variety of professional and career development courses, for a full catalog visit Below please find a small sample of the programs offered.

All alumni receive a 20% discount on most professional and career development courses.

Human Resource Management Certificate Program
Whether you are an HR professional, a small to medium-size business owner, or are considering a dynamic career change, The University of Miami Human Resource Professional certificate program provides the latest techniques and strategies to deal with staff and employee challenges. Taught by industry-experienced instructors, classes are current, relevant and complete. Indeed, the program is recognized by the Greater Miami Society of Human Resources Management. Classes begin June 8th!

Certificate in Interior Design
Taught by industry professionals, our Certificate in Interior Design program focuses on the many different aspects of the design trade. A hands-on program, students will prepare a portfolio of their work to help them to successfully enter a competitive marketplace. Students will also learn how to build their own professional practice. The course of study includes history of interiors, principles and elements of design, freehand and computer drafting, color theory, furniture design, lighting, floor coverings, fabrics, window treatments and space planning. The Certificate in Interior Design Program offers non-credit courses to those who want to enrich their cultural experiences or who are interested in improving their professional or occupational skills. Classes start June 29, 2013!

Paralegal Certificate Program
The University of Miami Paralegal Program is an intensive, comprehensive certificate program. It is unique from most other programs because it concentrates only on those skills needed to become a professional working paralegal. UM's Paralegal Studies is a non-credit certificate program offered in a four month course on the Coral Gables campus, in Broward and completely online.

The Paralegal Specialist Certificate
This program provides both beginning and experienced paralegals with expansive educational and professional opportunities. The certificate programs allow paralegals to augment current skills and focus on virtually any area of the law. Choose from over 20 Paralegal Specialist Certificates and give yourself an edge in today's competitive job market.


Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


May 17 – 19 SIMON KILLER — From the makers of the indie hit, Martha Marcy May Marlene, comes one of the most talked-about films from Sundance. The follow-up to Antonio Campos' critically acclaimed film, Afterschool, Simon Killer is an erotic and psychological portrait of Simon (Brady Corbet of Melancholia, Martha, Marcy May Marlene), a well-educated, handsome and seemingly sympathetic college graduate with just a hint of something off putting. Recently heartbroken, Simon travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, Simon finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has a sexual encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria. The chemistry builds between the two until they find themselves in a serious relationship, one that leads to blackmail, betrayal and the ultimate revelation of Simon's true nature. "One of the boldest and most provocative films we'll see in the coming year. A chilling character study... hauntingly gorgeous... entrancing and provocative..." raves Karina Longworth of LA Weekly. Simon Killer screens Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 18 at 4:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

May 17 – 19 TO THE WONDER — The anticipated new feature from renowned filmmaker Terrence Malick, To the Wonder lyrically explores the complexities of love in all its forms. Parisian single mother Marina (Olga Kurylenko) and Midwestern tourist Neil (Ben Affleck) fall madly in love in France and relocate to Oklahoma with Marina's young daughter to start a new life together. As their relationship wans and her visa nears expiration, Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Javier Bardem) who is struggling with his faith, while Neil renews a relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Jane (Rachel McAdams). "FOUR STARS - 100 per cent pure, unadulterated Malick, an absorbing, thoughtful, moving meditation on the things that matter," raves film critic Ian Freer of Empire magazine. To the Wonder screens Friday, May 17 at 6:45 p.m.; Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. and 8:45 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.

UM Presents


U in the City

Tuesday, May 21

Washington, D.C.

The University of Miami Toppel Career Center invites you to attend U In The City. Come learn about their growing presence in DC and how the Toppel Career Center can serve you. Entrance fee is $15 and includes a complimentary drink, appetizers, and a fun evening of networking. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Lima Restaurant & Lounge, 1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Click to RSVP.

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From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous PanamÁ

May 3, 2013 - April 27, 2014

Coral Gables

From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panamá explores connections within the Lowe's collection of molas, or traditional blouses, and pre-Columbian ceramic and stone objects from the Gran Coclé and Gran Chiriquí cultures. Curated by University of Miami students in the annual museum studies class, ArtLab @ The Lowe, supervised by Dr. Traci Ardren, Associate Professor of Anthropology, From Ancient Art to Modern Molas is on view May 3, 2013 through April 27, 2014 in the Richard and Shelley Bermont Focus Gallery of the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum.

The Lowe Art Museum is located on the campus of the University of Miami at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Museum gallery and store hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday noon – 4 p.m. The Museum is closed Mondays and University holidays. General Admission (not including programs) is $10, senior citizens and non-UM students are $5, and free for Lowe members, UM students, faculty and staff, and children under 12. Admission is free on Donation Day, the first Tuesday of every month. Public Program Admission is $10 for non-members and free for Lowe members. For more information, call 305.284.3535, tweet us @loweartmuseum, follow us on or visit

From Ancient Art to Modern Molas


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