October 8, 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 www.miami.edu/impactofu/rsvp.

Please check your e-mail and www.miami.edu/alumni/impactofu/ for Impact of U Tour updates.

 

Who's Coming Back

November 7 - 10

Coral Gables

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013Greetings Hurricane Alumni! Check out the Who's Coming Back page and find out which of your friends will be returning to campus for Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013! Don't forget to register for Alumni Weekend & Homecoming. You might be surprised to see just who will show up to the several luncheons, dinners, and weekend extras that are scheduled throughout Alumni Weekend & Homecoming which will be held November 7-10, 2013.

Maybe an old boyfriend/girlfriend will be there or maybe a former roommate. Perhaps, even a favorite college professor. What about a former fraternity brother or sorority sister?

Make sure to log on to the Alumni Weekend & Homecoming website to register, sign the online guest book, and see who's coming back.

Festival Miami Offers $5 off any section to the Bruce Hornsby and Elizabeth Caballero concerts

October 11 and 18

Coral Gables Campus

Festival MiamiUniversity of Miami alumni can enjoy $5 off tickets for any section for two upcoming Festival Miami Concerts: Bruce Hornsby (B.M. '77) Tribute on Friday, October 11th at 8 p.m. and Elizabeth Caballero, B.M. '99, featuring Robynne Redmon Kevin Short on Friday, October 18th at 8 p.m. Both concerts will be held at UM Gusman Concert Hall.

For concert information and to buy your tickets, please visit: www.miami.edu/frost/index.php/festival_miami/festival_miami_events/, at check-out, use: ALUMNIFIVE5. Limit: 2 per person per concert.


The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies Lectures

Coral Gables Campus

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 ccjs@miami.edu or call 305-284-6882.

Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies

 

Upcoming Films at the University of Miami

 

October 18 - 19 BLACK BREAD — The Spanish selection for the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, Black Bread is set in the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940s where a local man is accused of murder and his son sets out to find the truth. Eleven-year-old Andreu stumbles upon a crushed wagon in the underbrush at the foot of a high cliff and witnesses the dying moments of the man and boy inside. When police suspect Andreu's father of foul play he goes into hiding and Andreu is sent to live with relatives. There, the frightened boy creates a fantasy life, but is forced to confront a world of adult deception, festering hatreds and the war's monstrous consequences. Reminiscent of Pan's Labyrinth and adored by audience and critics alike, Black Bread won an unheard of number of prizes, including 9 Goya Awards and 13 Gaudí Awards. The screening Saturday will feature an introduction by Linda Ehrlich and a roundtable discussion with Yvonne Gavela, Miguel Angel Balsa Marin, Elena Grau Lleveria, and Linda Ehrlich. Black Bread screens Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m.

October 18 - 20 INFORMANT — a fascinating portrait of Brandon Darby, a radical left-wing activist turned FBI informant. In 2005, Darby became an overnight hero when he traveled to Katrina-devastated New Orleans and braved toxic floodwaters to rescue a stranded friend. Soon after, he co-founded Common Ground, a successful grassroots relief organization. But over the next few years, he began hiding a shocking secret. Darby revealed he was an FBI informant and renounced his left-wing past. The only film with access to Darby since his public confession, Informant meticulously constructs a picture of his life – before and after the many death threats he has received - through interviews and tense reenactments starring Darby himself. Darby's version of events is accompanied - and often contradicted - by acquaintances and expert commentators, posing complicated questions about trust and the nature of reality. In addition to trying to unlock the mystery of Brandon Darby, Informant offers a powerful insider look at the hidden use of informants in contemporary America – an especially timely issue in light of the recent leaks about government surveillance. Informant screens Friday, October 18 at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Sunday October 20 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

October 18 - 20 THERESE —François Mauriac's legendary 1927 novel of French provincial life has been gloriously brought to the screen by the inestimable Claude Miller in his final film. Sumptuously photographed to capture the full beauty of the pine-forested Landes area in southwest France, Therese is a beautifully conceived drama of exquisite taste. Marvelously played by the luminous Audrey Tautou, Thérèse is a heroine hewn from the same stock as Madame Bovary or Anna Karenina, suffocated by her provincial marriage. Thérèse has married less for love than for convenience, but it is not long before the casual disinterestedness shown her by her arrogant husband, Bernard (Gilles Lellouche), sets her mind in motion. Life is easy at first, as Bernard's pinewood estates keep them both in the lap of luxury. But when Thérèse's best friend Anne (Anaïs Demoustier), who also happens to be Bernard's younger sister, falls madly in love with a handsome young Portuguese man, Thérèse begins to see what she has been missing in her life. Corralled by Bernard's family into persuading Anne to forego her planned nuptials, she begins to see first-hand the awesome power of passionate love, as Anne will go to any length to keep her lover by her side. Soon, Thérèse begins her own fight against the oppressive Desqueyroux family. Therese screens Friday, October 18 at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m., Sunday October 20 at 4:45 p.m. and 8:30 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

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.

 

ICCAS 20% discount for UM Alumni

Monday, October 14

Coral Gables

The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) at the University of Miami is proud to open enrollment for the upcoming Cuban Studies Certificate Program to be held from October 14 until November 6, 2013. The high-level course is designed for professionals and others interested in Cuba and its future. The program creates an ideal atmosphere for participants to interact, exchange ideas, and think innovatively about the challenges and opportunities awaiting Cuba. The main professors are Dr. Jose Azel, Pedro Roig, Esq. and Dr. Jaime Suchlicki.

Cost: $395. UM Alumni receive a 20% discount. Location: Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Ave. Coral Gables, FL. For more information: (305) 284-5386, j.hernandez35@miami.edu. Youtube class video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhzu1-gWCZI.

Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies


Become a Fan

Recruit Miami: Alumni Only Career Expo

Thursday, October 24

Miami

Alumni are invited to attend the Recruit Miami: Alumni Only Career Expo on Thursday, October 24 from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the James L Knight Convention Center located at 400 SE Second Avenue in Miami, Florida, in the Riverfront Room - (same level as Miami Hyatt Lobby). For more information and to register, visit www.recruitmiami.eventbrite.com.


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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

Spin for Cancer Research

Wednesday, October 23

Coral Gables Campus

Join 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 ridedcc@miami.edu.

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 ridedcc.com Register today and join Team UM Sylvester and receive 50% off the registration fee (promo code: UMAlumDCC).


Alumni Career Resources


The University of Miami Alumni Association is proud to offer a classified ad section, available free to more than 165,000 members of the University of Miami Alumni Association. Please visit www.miami.edu/ealumni for more information or to submit your free classified ads.

Instruction

I tutor all K-5th grade subjects and have experience working with children with special needs. Contact me today to talk about your child's academic needs. Hire a certified and experienced tutor to assist your child. Call Gail at 305-962-9267.

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Computers

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.

 

Real Estate

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Wanted

ROOMMATE NEEDED: Stunning unfurnished 2B/2B unit (1,301 sq ft) at North Bay Village, corner unit on the 18th floor with big balcony access to each bedroom. $850 per month per person included parking Swimming pools and Jacuzzi. Only 20 minutes driving distance to downtown. Contact Chine: 334-332-6104 or q.yu7@umiami.edu.

For Sale

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Rentals

Very spacious one-bedroom across from UM on Alhambra. $1300. call 305-790-8626.

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