June 25, 2013
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Alumni Weekend Fun Facts!

November 7 - 10

Coral Gables

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013Greetings Hurricane Alumni! We hope you are getting as excited as we are for Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013 on November 7-10, 2013. Take a walk down memory lane and read some our Hurricane fun facts:

  • The Class of 1963 Homecoming Concert was held at the Miami Beach Exhibition Hall featuring Ray Charles and his Orchestra.

  • In the 1962-63 academic school year, the men’s basketball team won 22 games and they beat Duke, Louisville, and Houston. This was one of the best basketball seasons in the history of the University of Miami.

  • In the 1987-1988 academic school year, the Miami Hurricanes football team won the school’s second national championship, with wins over the University of Florida, Florida State University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Oklahoma.

  • In 1988 the Cane ID Card was introduced to replace all other forms of University ID.

  • In the 2002-2003 school year the Miami Hurricanes would contend for a second straight national championship in football, completing one the most successful runs in college football history posting a 38-2 record under quarterback Ken Dorsey.

  • In 2003 the Coral Gables campus opened the Pavia Garage for residential and commuter students, and the BankUnited Center (Convocation Center) opened, becoming the new home for Miami Hurricanes Basketball.

If you would like to volunteer for Alumni Weekend & Homecoming or get involved with a reunion committee please contact us at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or alumniweekend@miami.edu for more information.


Pan American Modernism:
Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States

June 22 through October 13

Coral Gables

Featuring the work of 50 Latin American artists and 21 artists from the United States, Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States explores, for the first time at the Lowe, the rich visual dialogue that exists between objects produced by artists working in 13 countries in North, South and Central America during the 60 years between 1919 and 1979. Showcasing 75 important works of art, many of which are not currently on view or have not been previously exhibited, this exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and mixed media works that represent the Lowe’s diverse, multi-cultural holdings.

Rather than perpetuating a North American-centric hegemony, which tends to diminish and polarize works of art produced by Latin American artists, the exhibition analyzes how Pan American artistic exchanges, rather than stylistic transmission, construct a fuller understanding of Modernism as an international phenomenon across the Americas. Dialogues among the Cuban avant-garde, Mexican muralism and its legacy and counterpoints, Abstract Expressionism, and modernist photography explore commonalities and disconnects throughout the Americas. These exchanges examine the legacy of geometric abstraction in Constructivism, Minimalism, and Op art and consider the role of Colombian modernism. Artists documented in the exhibition include Eduardo Abela, Wifredo Lam, Man Ray, Amelia Peláez, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Adolph Gottlieb, Jacob Lawrence, Hans Hofmann, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Roberto Matta, among others.

Organized by the Lowe Art Museum and curated by Dr. Nathan Timpano, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History.

The Lowe Art Museum is located at the University of Miami at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. For more information, call 305-284-3535 or visit www.lowemuseum.org.


Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


June 28 - 30 A HIJACKING — The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates. "A slow burner; intense, utterly engrossing and believable," film critic Angie Errigo of Empire Magazine. A Hijacking screens Friday, June 28 at 8:45 p.m., Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 30 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

June 28 - 30 HAVA NAGILA — is a documentary romp through the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Regina Spektor and more, the film follows the ubiquitous party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the kibbutzim of Palestine to the cul-desacs of America. High on fun and entertainment, the documentary is also surprisingly profound, tapping into universal themes about the importance of joy, the power of music, and the resilient spirit of a people. "A fun, nostalgic journey," raves the Los Angeles Times. Hava Nagila screens Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 29 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 29 at 6 p.m.

July 5 - 7 MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN — an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie. At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai, the illegitimate son of a poor woman, and Shiva, the offspring of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destiny meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India’s whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters. From the unlikely romance of Saleem’s grandparents to the birth of his own son, Midnight’s Children is a journey at once sweeping in scope and yet intimate in tone. Hopeful, comic and magical – the film conjures images and characters as rich and unforgettable as India herself. "Fascinating... The cinematography is memorably vibrant, and the performances are solid, even if they pass by too swiftly. Most of all, of course, the subject matter remains fascinating," says Elizabeth Weitzman, film critic, New York Daily News. Midnight’s Children screens Friday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 7 at 7:30 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

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.



This fall, on its 40th birthday, the Rat will officially move into its new lakeside home, which will anchor the west end of the new Student Activities Center (SAC). The SAC, together with the Whitten University Center, the stage and the Jodi and David Epstein Rathskeller Lakeside Patio, the entire Student Center Complex at UM will truly create a new center for campus life. The students invite you to become a permanent part of the Rat by donating a brick to build the legendary outdoor patio. Bricks begin at $250. Please allow 6 weeks for processing and installation. Go to www.miami.edu/ratbricks for more information and to place your order online.

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The Art of Looting

Saturday, July 20

Coral Gables

Totalitarian regimes of the past century violated property rights with impunity. Communist and Nazi authorities looted churches, homes, shops, galleries, museums and individuals. The millions of refugees who fled mass arrests, executions and sweeping confiscations left behind their homelands and everything they had ever owned. Those who stayed behind, if they survived, were often forced to sell their personal property. Officials enriched themselves but also raised hard currency to fund regime survival by selling the loot – mostly to foreigners who turned a blind eye to the provenance. Recovering looted art, antiques, jewelry and other personal property is difficult and costly. Former owners and heirs have had varying degrees of success.

Experts at The Art of Looting seminar will discuss the systematic confiscation of art by the Nazis and Communists as well as hurdles to restitution in Germany, Poland and Romania. Speakers will also address art and other valuables looted from Cuba and unique approaches to deterring the sale and purchase of these pre-Revolution items.

This event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center, located at 6200 San Amaro Drive on the Coral Gables campus. For additional information call 786-535-6055 or 202-643-9154, to register visit mastrapaconsultants.com/events.

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

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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.


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


For Sale

Authentic Orange Bowl stadium awning (THE TUNNEL) that's been run thru by many CANE Greats! It's green & orange, has flaps that can be rolled up, & comes with wheels so it can be moved from place to place. Can be used as a carport! To build this would cost over $5k! Measures 22' X 8' X 9'. email nealstayton@gmail.com.


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.


UM alum looking for a children's literary agent with ties to UM, and baseball in their heart and soul. email mbryson@hotmail.com.


Violin Lessons for children and adults. Ms Richards is a highly regarded performer & teacher. Classical, Suzuki, Improvisation, Electric & Indian Raga B Mus at UM. Member ASTA Audition prep, elements of music, rhythm, pitch, reading, enjoyment. visit www.vickirichards.net.


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.