September 24, 2013
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Impact of U Tour

Chicago • London

Join the UM Alumni Association for the Impact of U Tour with President Shalala this fall in the following locations:

Chicago • Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Exclusive Young Alumni Pre-Reception
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception and Program
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The Standard Club
The Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
320 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

London • Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Networking Reception and Program
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London, England W1B 1AD

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.

To RSVP, contact the UM Alumni Association at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867), or RSVP online at

Please check your e-mail and for Impact of U Tour updates.


Ethics Film Series 2013

Coral Gables

Ethics Film Series 2013In the eighth Ethics Film Series, Adrienne Arsht and UM Ethics Programs, the School of Communication, and the University of Miami Alumni Association present a variety of provocative films followed by lively debate.

Tuesday, October 1: Hannah Arendt
The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta for her brilliant new biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker-controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils-introduced her now-famous concept of the "Banality of Evil." Post-Screening Discussion by Bradford Cokelet, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy.

Tuesday, October 8: The Silver Mirror
A Global Documentary film about our changing view on Aging Shot over three years in 12 countries, The Silver Mirror searches for a universal voice that fearlessly and intimately conveys humanity's ancient, collective and fundamental struggle with the fragility of the human condition imposed by the inevitability of aging while also pondering that, for the first time in human history, impending scientific surges in the cellular biology of aging will drastically change how we live. The Silver Mirror features experts such as University of Miami President Donna Shalala, the former Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services; John Beard, World Health Organization; Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF); Hal Kendig, University of Sydney; Thomas Kirkwood, Newcastle University; and Leonard Guarente of MIT. The Silver Mirror is narrated and hosted by Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Blythe Danner, with special guest Dr. Maya Angelou and an original film score performed by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.
Post-Screening Discussion by UM Faculty: Ali Habashi: Writer, Director, Producer ; Ed Talavera: Director of Photography; Thom Sleeper: Composer/Conductor

All events are free and open to alumni, students, and the UM community; no RSVP is necessary. Screenings take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Bill Cosford Cinema on the Coral Gables campus. For directions, go to For more information, contact the UM Ethics Programs at

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013

November 7 - 10

Coral Gables

PregameGreetings Hurricane Alumni! Don't miss out on all of the great events planned for Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013! The weekend has something for everyone! Be sure to check out our website for the full schedule!

Are you ready for some football? Join the UM Alumni Association at the Pregame Celebration before the Homecoming Game between Virginia Tech and Miami!

Come to our Pregame Celebration 2.5 hours before kickoff, on Saturday, November 9, 2013, held at Gate C of Sun Life Stadium for a pep rally featuring the Band of the Hour, Cheerleaders, and Sebastian. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Come cheer on the 'Canes to victory. Click here for more information!

The Pregame Celebration is just one of many great events that is going on during Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013. Be sure to check out the UM Experience, Alumni Avenue, Homecoming Parade, Hurricane Howl and more! Click here to register now!

Spin for Cancer Research

Wednesday, October 23

Coral Gables Campus

Spin for Cancer ResearchJoin Team UM Sylvester for the UM DCC Spin-a-Thon, in conjunction with this year's Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC). This year's Spin-a-Thon will be held on the new University Center Patio on Wednesday, October 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. Spin individually or in teams to win great prizes that will be awarded to the top fundraisers—all while making a difference in the fight against cancer. 100% of funds raised by riders stays in our community and goes towards Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's pursuit of becoming the world-class cancer center our region needs. For more information and registration instructions, email

The DCC is a two-day tri-county cycling event that benefits the lifesaving research and treatment programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is scheduled for November 2 and 3, with routes ranging from 13 to 170 miles. For more information on the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, visit Register today and join Team UM Sylvester and receive 50% off the registration fee (promo code: UMAlumDCC).

The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies Lectures

Coral Gables Campus

Monday October 14 — Lecture by Professor William Miles of Northeastern University on his book "Jews of Nigeria". Co-sponsored with UM's African Studies Program. This lecture takes place from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Miller Center Auditorium. This lecture is being given during Dr. Edmund Abaka's class.

Tuesday, October 22 — Lecture by Matthew Levitt, Senior Fellow and Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, on his recently published "Hizbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God". Co-sponsored with the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center as part of the 33rd Annual Jewish Book Festival. This lecture takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Miller Center Auditorium.

Monday, October 28 — Lecture by Dr. David Michael Jacobson of Buckinghamshire New University, England on "The Place of Herod's Temple in the Architecture of the Augustan Age". Co-sponsored with UM's Department of Religious Studies. This lecture takes place from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Miller Center Auditorium.

The Miller Center Auditorium is located at 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building on the Coral Gables campus. To RSVP for any lecture email or call 305-284-6882.

Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies


Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


September 27 - 29 JEWTOPIA — Christian O’Connell (Ivan Sergei) has met the girl of his dreams in Alison Marks (Jennifer Love Hewitt). Unfortunately, Christian told Alison (who happens to be a rabbi’s daughter) that his name was Avi Rosenberg, and that he was Jewish—neither of which are true. Desperate to keep up the illusion, he turns to his childhood best friend, Adam Lipschitz (Joel David Moore) to teach him how to “act Jewish.” But Adam has problems of his own, with a fiancé (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) pushing him closer to a mental breakdown as their wedding approaches. With the best intentions, Adam and Christian attempt to help each other out, but things quickly go completely and hilariously off the rails in this outrageous all-star comedy from the creators of the original hit international play seen by millions. Jewtopia screens Friday, September 27 at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m., Sunday September 29 at 6:30p.m. General admission is $9. Admission is $7 for Seniors (62+), University of Miami alumni, faculty, staff, and non-UM students. Free for UM students.

September 29 CARMEN — The action takes place in Seville. Don José, who was training for the priesthood in his native Basque country, killed a man in a quarrel and has had to enlist in the army in Seville. His mother and Micaëla, who loves him and hopes to marry him, have followed him to the south and live in a village near the city. Performed on Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia. Don’t miss this classic opera in a beautiful locale. Carmen screens Sunday, September 29 at 12:00 p.m. General admission is $22. Admission is $18 for Seniors (62+), University of Miami alumni, faculty, staff, and non-UM students. Free for UM students.

To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit or call 305-284-4861.

UM Presents

Cheer on the ’Canes at UM Alumni Association Game Watch Locations!

U FootballFor those 'Canes fans who are unable to travel to Miami Hurricanes football games, be sure to join your fellow alumni and friends at University of Miami Alumni Association Game Watch Parties taking place across the country! Hosted by UM Alumni Association Alumni Clubs, Game Watch Parties are the perfect opportunity to cheer on the 'Canes and meet local alumni and UM fans in your area. Click here to view a list of the 2013 UM Alumni Association Game Watch Locations.


UM vs. USF Tailgate Party

Saturday, September 28


Join the University of Miami Tampa Bay Alumni Club for a tailgate party on Saturday, September 28, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Kickoff at 12:00 p.m.) to cheer on the Miami Hurricanes as they take on the South Florida (USF) Bulls! The tailgate party will take place at the Pirate's Den, located right across from Raymond James Stadium (3805 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL). The tailgate party will feature a delicious tailgate buffet, plenty of 'Canes spirit and more! Tailgate party prices are $23 Adults/General Admission, $12 for Children 3-12, Free for Children under 3. Please register by clicking here.
*Paid registration is required for all guests.

Uniquely Yours

Loyalty Society Members

Receive 10% off 2013 Alumni Weekend & Homecoming events. Register today to attend the 2013 Class Reunion Celebrations and Alumni Avenue to receive this special promotion. What is a Loyalty Society member? To learn more about the Loyalty Society promotion or to inquire as to your membership status, call 305-284-6923 or email

Loyalty Society

Save the Date:
UM vs. UNC Game Watch

Thursday, October 17

Key Biscayne

Join the RSMAS Alumni Association and RSMAS MSGSO for a UM vs. UNC football game watch party. Come out and watch your Hurricanes football team take on the Tarheels from our very own Rosenstiel School Wetlab! Kickoff is at 7:30pm. For more information or to join in on this event, click here.

UM vs UNC Game Watch

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 or visit


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