June 11, 2013
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Make your travel plans for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013!

November 7 - 10

Coral Gables

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013The University of Miami is planning a memorable weekend to welcome you back to campus this fall during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013. Make your travel plans today! Special rates are available for our alumni at several area hotels, rental car agencies, and more. Visit www.miami.edu/alumniweekend/travel_info.htm for discount details and rate codes, as well as airport, ground transportation and parking information. From class reunions and campus tours, to the highly-anticipated football game against Virginia Tech, and much more, Alumni Weekend and Homecoming will be a wonderful opportunity to relive the joy of being a 'Cane. Now is the perfect time to set your travel plans in motion! Contact us at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or alumniweekend@miami.edu for more information.

 

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 www.continue.miami.edu. 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! www.continue.miami.edu/HR

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! www.continue.miami.edu/design

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. www.continue.miami.edu/paralegal

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. www.continue.miami.edu/en/packagedetail.aspx?p=119

 

Upcoming Films at the University of Miami

 

June 14 - 16 SIGHTSEERS — Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way - on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina's led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see - the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separates these wonders in his life. But it doesn't take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina's meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris's dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him the wrong way, over a very jagged edge. "Laugh out loud funny," raves The Daily Telegraph of London. The funniest British film of the year," raves The London Evening Standard. Sightseers screens Friday, June 14 at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, June 15 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

June 14 - 16 SHADOW DANCER — Directed by acclaimed filmmaker James Marsh (Man on a Wire), SHADOW DANCER stars Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson and Clive Owen. A conspiracy thriller set around an act of betrayal within a tight knit family, the story centers around single mother Collette McVeigh (Riseborough) – a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer (Owen) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. "First-rate... a slow-burning, intricately plotted thriller set during a tense transitional period in Northern Ireland," raves David Rooney of the Hollywood Reporter. Shadow Dancer screens Friday, June 14 at 8:45 p.m., Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, June 16 at 4 p.m. and 8 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

Jim LarraÑaga Basketball Camps

Coral Gables

Basketball CampThis summer join the University of Miami Hurricanes for the 2013 Jim Larrañaga Basketball Camps held in The Fieldhouse on the Coral Gables campus. Registration is open.

For $325 per session, kids receive daily individual instruction, game play, all-you-can-eat lunch, unlimited sports drink, a camp t-shirt and a camp basketball. In addition, there are tremendous guest lecturers, many awards given with each age group and a championship series played on the final day.

Sessions run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.

Children of UM employees may receive a $25 discount, while discounts are also available for groups of six or more.

The camp is open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

For more information, please visit GoCoachL.com.

 

Summer Scholars Program 2013

Coral Gables

High school students have the opportunity to become 'Canes this summer. The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program is a three week summer college program for highly motivated high school sophomores and juniors. Students have the opportunity explore their academic passions and experience what it's like to be a college student before graduating from high school.

In this three week scholarly program, students can earn five to six college credits in courses taught by UM faculty, attend classes with high school students from around the country and the world, experience campus life, and make lasting friendships.

The Summer Scholars Program begins June 22 and runs through July 12. Alumni save $495. For information visit www.miami.edu/ssp. Contact us at 305.284.5078 or at ssp@miami.edu.

Summer Scholars Program


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West Encounters East

Sunday, June 23

West Encounters East, a documentary by Stella M. Holmes, '95, Art and Art History, examines the fusion of Asian and Latin American artistic traditions in the work of artists of Asian heritage who live and work in Brazil. West Encounters East will air on approximately 220 Public Television stations, including WPBT2/ South Florida Public Television on Sunday, June 23 at 7 p.m. Click here to view the flyer.

West Encounters East


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

thru 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 facebook.com/loweartmuseum or visit lowemuseum.org.

From Ancient Art to Modern Molas

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.

Employment

Miami City Ballet is seeking an Executive Assistant to support the daily needs of its Artistic Director. The Executive Assistant is responsible for performing an array of administrative functions requiring confidentiality, initiative and sound decision making. Learn more about this position here.

Looking for individuals that would like to help families learn more about money and help them improve their current financial situation. Start part-time with the opportunity to go full-time and open your own office. Call Emmanuel Rivera at 786-236-2953.

Instruction

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.

Real Estate

Amazing city views & two deeded parking at luxurious Aston. 2 bed, 2 bath w/ large bedroom & upgraded kitchen. Ceramic floors, 2 balconies & washer/dryer. 24/7 security, gym, pool, pet friendly. Minutes to UM. Great for young professionals & students. $225k. Email Info@CollegeTownLiving.com to view.

 

Rentals

357 Almeria Ave., Coral Gbls-2/2, split plan. Luxury condo, high floor. Washer/dryer, walk-in closet, huge balcony. 24-hr. security, pool, gym, storage, covered pk'g. Walk to Miracle Mile, Publix, library, buses & dining. Near Univ. of Miami. No pets. Annual rental. Susan, Assoc. 305-610-5897.

2 bed, 1 bath condo for rent with 2 parking at Valencia. Freshly painted, new floors, high ceilings, open kitchen &washer/dryer. Resort-style living with pool, barbecue, gym & 24 hour security. Minutes to the University of Miami. $1,700/mo. Available now. Email Info@CollegeTownLiving.com to view.

Luxury unfurn. condo rental on Almeria Ave. in Coral Gables. Split bdrms, high floor, 24-hr. security, covered pk'g, gym, pool, jogging path, storage room. Walk to Miracle Mile, Publix, post office, banks, restaurants & buses. Annual lease. Available now. Susan, Assoc., 305-610-5897.

Waterfront vacation rentals in Palmetto Point Eleuthera, Bahamas. Spectacular views of the ocean and cays, excellent swimming and snorkeling. 1BR/BATH, 2BR/ BATH, 4 BR/BATH. Contact Albert Archer at aarcher@islandseaside.com. Visit islandseaside.com

Business/Services

Beauty that counts. Help make a difference. Join Mary Kay and change the lives of women and children worldwide. From May 16 to Nov 15, $1 will be donated from each sale of the special-edition Maty Kay Lip Gloss and Creme Lipstick. www.marykay.com/vrivas21 vrivas21@marykay.com

Providing legal representation in the areas of criminal defense, bankruptcy, and family law. Call today for a free consultation - 954-294-6480. Practicing throughout South Florida including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Our complimentary Financial Needs Analysis will teach you "How Money Works", and help you make even better decisions to plan accordingly for your financial future. Call Emmanuel Rivera @ 786-236-2953.

Wanted

Roommate Wanted (Female) Medical Student, Intern or Resident 1BR /1 BR of 2BR/2BR apt @ the Gables Waterways Tower. On the water, btw Coral Gables & Coconut Grove. Gym,Sauna, Pool,Security,Valet Service Parking Space Contact Lisa 305-316-8826 lisa@lisasharf.com. Rent $900/month.