July 9, 2013
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Alumni Memories and Stories

November 7 - 10

Coral Gables

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013Greetings Hurricane Alumni! Hopefully by now, you’ve saved the date and you’re planning to return for another exciting Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, November 7-10, 2013! Planning is well underway, and class and affinity reunion committee members are connecting with our ’Cane Family to spread the word and build excitement for your return – and we need your help! Celebrate your place in history; take a walk down memory lane.

Do you have a story you love to tell over and over? A moment you can picture in your mind like it was yesterday? Please share your treasured UM memories with us! We are accepting submissions via the Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013 guestbook or share it on our Facebook pages. Here are some important links:

Write a brief note about why you love your alma mater, and why you’re excited to come back for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming! Check out our website www.maimi.edu/alumniweekend for updates.

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.


UM College of Engineering Alumni Association Network Event

Friday, July 26

Barcelona, Spain

Join us for a night of Canes camaraderie, tapas and networking!

The University of Miami College of Engineering Alumni Association invites you to our Network Event in Barcelona, Spain.

Meet fellow UM CoE alumni among other professionals on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. at El Xampanyet, Carrer de Montcada 22, Barcelona (close to Harbor, Santa Maria del Mar).

Please RSVP to alexander@ibispower.eu.

Please send your contact details to umcoeaa@gmail.com for all future notifications.

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

thru October 13

Coral Gables

Guillermo Wiedemann - Surreal Native WomanFeaturing 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


July 12 - 14 Love is All You Need — directed by Golden Globe and Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier, and written by Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen with powerhouse performances by Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Philip (Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida (Dyrholm) is a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from a long bout of illness, who’s just been left by her husband for a younger woman. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid, Philip’s son and Ida’s daughter. With warmth, affection and confidence, Bier has shaken a cocktail of love, loss, absurdity, humor, and delicately drawn characters that will leave only the hardest heart untouched. It is a film about the simple yet profound pains and joys of moving on - and forward - with your life. “We’ve seen enough romantic comedy to know these two are destined to fall for each other, but Bier is that rare filmmaker who can make you wonder if there will actually be a happy ending,” says Connie Ogle, a film critic for The Miami Herald. Love is All You Need screens Friday, July 12 at 8:45 p.m., Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 14 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

July 12 - 14 AUGUSTINE — The powerful and darkly sensual drama Augustine is based on the true story of the unusual relationship that developed between Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, the pioneering 19th century French neurologist and mentor to Sigmund Freud, and his star teenage patient. In Belle Epoque Paris, 19-year-old kitchen maid Augustine suffers an inexplicable seizure that leaves her partially paralyzed and is shipped off to an all-female psychiatric hospital specializing in the then-fashionable ailment of ‘hysteria’. Augustine captures the attention of renowned neurologist Dr. Charcot (Vincent Lindon) after she has another attack that appears to give her intense physical pleasure. Intrigued, he begins using her as his principal subject, hypnotizing her in front of his fellow doctors. As Augustine displays her spectacular fits in lecture halls, the lines between doctor and patient become blurred, radically impacting the course of both of their lives. Chronicling one woman’s sexual awakening against the backdrop of Victorian psychology and social repression, director Alice Winocour’s auspicious feature film debut stars 27 year-old French recording artist Soko in a breakout performance, Vincent Lindon (Friday Night) and Chiara Mastroianni (Beloved, Love Songs). Augustine screens Friday, July 12 at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, July 13 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. and 6 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



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.

Rat Bricks

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.

Alumni Association Merchandise

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.

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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.




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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.

Stunning Mediterranean Glass Table with 4 mica suede chairs. Please inquire if interested at snpantelides@gmail.com.


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.

Phyllis Sdoia-Satz,director,Sdoia Satz Institute offers piano instruction for adults/children home or online. Mrs Satz is known around town for a very successful teaching method which obtains results very quickly. she also offers tutoring and creative writing. Call 305-754-3097 or email musicdoc@comcast.net