December 10, 2013
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Russell Athletic Bowl Pregame Celebration

Pregame Celebration

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Orlando, Florida

Take part in the ultimate pregame experience with fellow University of Miami alumni and fans at the Official University of Miami Russell Athletic Bowl Pregame Celebration, hosted by the UM Alumni Association. Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat tailgate barbecue, the official University of Miami Pep Rally with performances by the 'Canes cheerleaders and the Band of the Hour, an appearance by Sebastian the Ibis, and much more! Your pregame celebration purchase will also give you direct access to the FanZone experience on McCracken Field.


Saturday, December 28, 2013
4:15 – 6:15 p.m. (EST)


McCracken Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium
1610 W. Church Street
Orlando, Florida 32805
Click here for a map of the pregame location


$50 General Admission
$40 UM Students, Employees, Young Alumni (Classes 2003-2013)
$25 Children 5-12
Free for Children under 5

For more information, please contact the UM Alumni Association at 1-866-862-5867, or 305-284-2872, or by e-mail at Purchasing your Pregame Celebration tickets has never been easier. Order them online here or by phone at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867), 305-284-2872.

Be sure to visit the UM Alumni Association Russell Athletic Bowl webpage, and for a complete listing of University of Miami Russell Athletic Bowl information, activities and events!




Impact of U Tour

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Palm Beach

Join the UM Alumni Association for the Impact of U Tour with President Shalala this winter.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Exclusive Young Alumni Pre-Reception
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception and Program
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Flagler Ballroom
2800 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, Florida 33480

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 online at

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

Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013 Survey

Thank you to all of you who celebrated your place in history with us as we honored all alumni during Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013. We hope you enjoyed your return to campus and that you will make plans to visit us again next year for Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2014.

Please take a moment to complete the Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013 Survey that pertains to you:

For photos of Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013, please click here.


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 Below please find a small sample of the programs offered.

All alumni receive a 20% discount on most professional and career development courses.

The Alfus Healthcare Advocacy Online Certificate Program
Healthcare advocacy is emerging as an exciting and rewarding career. Learn how to help patients and their families to navigate the intricacies of our increasingly complicated healthcare system!

In our 8-month program you will enjoy:

  • Experienced faculty with advanced degrees in health-care related fields.

  • Hands-on learning opportunities generated by our case-study based curriculum.

  • A unique "Marketing Yourself" course, dedicated to helping you kick-start or enhance your career as a patient advocate

  • 20% discount applicable for UM Alumni, Faculty and staff

The spring semester classes start February 24, 2014. Space is limited so register today! For more details, click here or call 305-284-6720.

Human Resource Management Certificate
Start 2014 by getting started on a new HR career Earn your certificate in just 6 months! The University of Miami's Office of Professional Advancement offers an innovative Certificate Program in Human Resource Management. Designed and taught by leading HR professionals! Classes start February 17, 2014 Whether you are an HR professional, a small to medium-size business owner facing a challenging economy, or are transitioning into the HR field; this real-world curriculum provides you with all the tools necessary to get the job done. If you are looking to progress or to improve your supervisory skills, we are your resource!

Other benefits include:

  • Convenient evening classes held on the UM Coral Gables campus

  • Easy registration

  • Tuition is $3,295, includes a year membership to SHRM (payment plan available)

  • 20% discount applicable for UM Alumni, Faculty and staff

Remember classes begin February 17. For more details, click here or call 305-284-6720


Hurricanes Family Friday Bowl Practice

U FootballMiami's bowl preparations continue this weekend as the Hurricanes will open two more bowl practices to the public. No. 25 Miami (9-3, 5-3 ACC) will face No. 18/16 Louisville (11-1, 7-1 AAC) in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl on December 28 in Orlando.

Miami will host its #CanesFest Family Friday Bowl Practice from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Cobb Stadium. Sebastian the Ibis, Miami cheerleaders and the Sunsations will be at practice. Bounce houses will be on site for the kids, who can also take their photo with Santa. The Hurricanes will also be collecting toys for "Toys For Tots".

Fans in attendance will also have the chance to purchase Russell Athletic Bowl tickets. Best of all - admission and parking for practice are FREE.

Saturday's practice will be from 1-2:45 p.m.

For Friday's practice, fans can park in the Ponce Garage. For Saturday, fans can park in any of the green, gray and yellow lots near the Hecht Athletic Center and Cobb Stadium. Those attending the open practices must enter Cobb Stadium through the entrance along San Amaro Drive.

Miami is allotted 13,500 tickets for the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl. Tickets, which are priced at $77 and $82, can be purchased through the UM Ticket Office online, in-person at BankUnited Center (M-F, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.) or by phone at 1-800-GO-CANES.


Learn Again: Lifelong Learning Benefit

Use your UMAA connection! Return to campus to learn again, taking credit courses in the College of Arts and Sciences at a special Alumni rate (certain restrictions apply). All University of Miami graduates are eligible for this special Lifelong Learning Benefit. Take the opportunity to enroll in College of Arts and Sciences courses that you may have missed while completing your degree requirements. For complete information and online application visit the Learn Again website, email or call 305-284-6600.

Alumni Association Merchandise

Alumnus is a Finalist for ESPN's "Fan Hall of Fame"

Congratulations to Alumnus Bruce Reznick, A.B. ’57, J.D. ’60, for being selected as a finalist for ESPN’s “Fan Hall of Fame”. Last day to cast a vote is Wednesday, December 11.

Bruce Reznick, aka Mr. Whammy, sits behind the visitor's basket, homemade signs in hand, and is often referred to as the Brooklyn Nets' "sixth man," as he chants, finger points and does whatever he can to distract the away team when they are at the free-throw line. Reznick says, "I am simply a basketball fan who New Jersey and Brooklyn Nets fans have brought to celebrity status."

You can vote for fellow ‘Cane, Mr. Whammy here.

Vote for Mr. Whammy

Career Reflections Bricks at Toppel

The Toppel Career Center will soon be moving into its new, state-of-the-art building located at the entrance to campus on Stanford Drive and Ponce de Leon Blvd. The new Toppel Career Center is more than twice its current size, is made up of two main buildings adjoined by a beautiful glass-encased lobby, and an outdoor Career Reflections Courtyard. We invite you to become part of our history by donating a brick to the courtyard. Starting at $500, each brick in the Career Reflections Courtyard is permanently etched with your career advice or tip for current and future UM students to reflect on during their visits to the Toppel Career Center. Please allow 6 weeks for processing and installation. Visit for more information and to place your order online.

Toppel Bricks


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