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Impact of U Tour

Tuesday, February 11

Naples, Florida

Join the UM Alumni Association for the Impact of U Tour with President Shalala in Naples, Florida!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Exclusive Young Alumni Pre-Reception
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception and Program
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
La Playa Beach & Golf Resort
Vanderbilt Ballroom
9891 Gulf Shore Drive
Naples, Florida 34108

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.



Wednesday, February 12

Coral Gables

The Toppel Career Center and the UM Alumni Association invites you to attend the Student & Alumni Career Symposium on Wednesday, February 12 from 12:30 - 8 p.m. at the Student Activities Center, East Ballroom, 3rd FL. This one-day conference will provide students and alumni with invaluable career development experiences and networking opportunities with successful UM alumni, local recruiters, and UM Staff and Faculty. Click here for more details and to register.

Save the Date!
Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2014

October 30 - November 2

Coral Gables

The dates have been announced! Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2014 is going to be held on October 30 - November 2! As we are gearing up for a weekend full of exciting events and programs, you should make plans to visit campus to celebrate your Hurricane Heritage.

Our 'Cane community is strong because of the support and involvement of our active alumni and friends! We hope you will consider getting involved. We have several volunteer opportunities available to fit any schedule.

Serving on your class or affinity reunion committee is just the beginning.
Here are a few ways to get involved:

  • Keep your classmates connected by making telephone calls, send friends e-mail correspondence, or send written notes to spread the word about Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2014!

  • Spread the word on your social networks

  • Share photos, memories, and more!

  • Become an administrator for your class or affinity reunion Facebook page

  • Volunteer to assist during Alumni Weekend & Homecoming

  • Create a music mix/playlist for a reunion celebration

For all details about volunteering and to see a complete list of ways to get involved please visit: www.miami.edu/alumni/volunteer/ . For more information or to volunteer, contact the UM Alumni Association at 305-284-2872 or toll free 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or email alumniweekend@miami.edu.

The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies Lectures

Coral Gables Campus

Wednesday, January 29 — Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Woocher, Chief Ideas Officer at JESNA, (Jewish Educational Services of North America) Lippman Kanfer Institute on his chapter titled "Jewish Education in a New Century: An Ecosystem in Transition" in Vol. II of the American Jewish Year Book. Co-sponsored with the Rosenfeld Foundation of the School of Education and Human Resources (UM) and the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. This lecture takes place at 8 p.m. at the Miller Center Auditorium.

Thursday, February 6 — Lecture by Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt, Chairman of the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America and Senior Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Tzedek in Potomac, Maryland on "Jewish Identity in the 21st Century". This lecture takes place 8 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


Virginia Key

The 2014 Sea Secrets lecture series presented by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and The Ocean Research and Education Foundation will host distinguished scientists and explorers to enlighten the South Florida community on our blue planet – from unraveling the mysteries of tiger sharks and drugs from the sea to protecting the breathtaking biodiversity that lies beneath, and so much more.

Sea Secrets kicked off on January 15 with a lecture on the enigmatic tiger shark by R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program Director Neil Hammerschlag. The lectures, which run through May 14, are free and open to the public and designed to provide insight and information about the oceans that cover two-thirds of our planet to a non-scientific audience.

Programs take place in the Rosenstiel School auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a lecture at 6:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 12
Beach to Bedside Translational Science: Just Getting Our Feet WetBeach to Bedside Translational Science: Just Getting Our Feet Wet
Daniel G. Baden, Ph.D., William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Marine Science, Director of the Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Translational science is cross disciplinary, scientific research that is motivated by the need for practical applications, helping people, animals, or the condition of general life on earth. Dr. Baden will discuss the concepts of Disruptive Technologies and Innovation in the context of Florida red tide research, and seek to draw some analogies from the work of Clay Christensen and Langdon Morris. Both scholars examine human behavioral responses to changes in technology, and contribute to an ever-growing body of evidence that the only way to progress is to subscribe to Permanent Innovation. Examples from his work will include red tide toxins for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, drugs developed for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, and drug carriers from red tide. Not for the faint-of-heart, the presentation will include serendipity, basic and applied science, business concepts, some psychology, little tests and examples sprinkled throughout, and a participatory permanent innovation session at the end.

Wednesday, March 19
Catalyzing Ocean Conservation at a Global ScaleCatalyzing Ocean Conservation at a Global Scale
Elliott Norse, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Scientist of the Marine Conservation Institute, Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, and Author of A Blog to Save the Earth

There is no task on Earth more important than maintaining its diversity and the ecological processes that underlie our survival, economic and social well-being. Unfortunately, the world's oceans are now gravely threatened, and are likely to undergo profound changes in our lifetime. During this lecture, Dr. Norse will briefly summarize the problem and discuss at length the solution that the Marine Conservation Institute offered at the Third Marine Protected Areas Congress in Marseille, France in October 2013. It is called the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES).

The 2014 Sea Secrets lecture series is sponsored by The Shepard Broad Foundation, Sullivan, Admire and Sullivan, P.A. and Southern Wine & Spirits.


UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tournament

UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling TournamentMonday, February 24

South Miami

The 3rd Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tournament will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Splitsville in South Miami. Bowl with some of your favorite former Canes All Stars during a fun-filled evening of bowling, food, drink and Hurricanes camaraderie!

Lane sponsorships start at $1000 or a team of 4 can bowl for as little as $400. For more information, call 305-284-2775 to find out how you can join in the fun!


Share your U Love Stories

The University of Miami Alumni Association is inviting alumni couples to share how UM played a part in their romance. Whether it was love at first site on the green, or Cupid taking aim after graduation, the University of Miami proudly takes credit for bringing hundreds of happy couples together.

Share your story at share.storiesofu.com.

Alison Brescia, B.S.'08, D.PT.'11 & Jason, B.B.A.'09, Gray

Stories of U is a University of Miami Alumni Association campaign celebrating the individual and collective experiences of our alumni, their family, and their friends.

The UM Alumni Association is going to Asia!

The UM Alumni Association, together with Executive Vice President and Provost, Thomas J. LeBlanc, are going to Asia this April! We recognize the growing potential in this vibrant continent, and we are eager to share our vision with you.

Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Beijing, China
Friday, April 25, 2014

Shanghai, China
Saturday, April 26, 2014

If you live in Asia, please let us know. Complete and submit a UConnect form.

To R.S.V.P. or for additional information, please contact the UM Alumni Association at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867), or by e-mail at alumni@miami.edu.


Thursday, February 13

Coral Gables

Alumni are invited to attend the Career Expo to meet recruiters from a wide array of industries looking to connect with 'Canes! Career Expo attracts companies from various industries including business, healthcare, communication, government, science, technology and more! The career fair will be held at the Herbert Wellness Center on the Coral Gables Campus from 3-7p.m. The event is free and open to University of Miami students and alumni only. Professional dress is required for entry. View current employers attending.

Menopause the Musical

Ring Theatre's 2013-14 Season Resumes February 12 with 'Floyd Collins'

Coral Gables

New York magazine proclaimed Floyd Collins "the original and daring musical of our day." It tells the story of a man who is trapped 200 feet underground while chasing his dream of turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction. This haunting musical—one of the most acclaimed in recent years—voices the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.

For tickets, call the Ring Theatre weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. at 305-284-3355. Tickets are also available online at www.miami.edu/ring.

The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre is located at 1312 Miller Drive on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus. 

Floyd Collins

Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

Monday, February 24

Coral Gables

The University of Miami Alumni Association cordially invites alumni and guests to a complimentary networking reception and lecture with Herbert A. Rosenfeld, B.Ed. '62, Executive Vice President of Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery, who will share his career path to leadership. The event will take place on Monday, February 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center. Click here for more info.

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