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Impact of U | Kansas City

Wednesday, April 9

Kansas City, Missouri

Join the University of Miami Alumni Association for the Impact of U Tour with President Shalala in Kansas City, Missouri!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Basie A/A1
200 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 65104

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 R.S.V.P.: Contact the UM Alumni Association at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867), or R.S.V.P. online at For additional information visit our website at


Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2014: Committee Recruitment

Do you ever wonder what your old classmates are up to today? Would you like an opportunity to get back together with good friends, former study buddies, and fellow student organization members to reminisce about your UM glory days? Well this is your opportunity to do that and more!

Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2014 will be held on October 30- November 2! Join us in celebration of these milestone reunions:

  • Class of 1964 50th Golden Anniversary Reunion

  • Class of 1989 25th Silver Anniversary Reunion

  • Class of 2004 10th Diamond Anniversary Reunion

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming is a success in large part because of the dedicated volunteers who take the time to assist us with recruitment and planning for reunion celebrations. We would love to have you become an active volunteer on a reunion committee. Serving on your class or affinity reunion committee is just the beginning.

Here are a few ways to get involved:

  • Keep your friends and classmates informed and get them involved with Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2014, through social media updates, phone calls, emails, sending written notes and postcards!

  • Share photos, memories, and more!

  • Volunteer to assist during Alumni Weekend & Homecoming

  • Create a music mix/playlist for a reunion celebration

  • Support Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2014 through one of our many sponsorship opportunities

The Office of Alumni Relations will work with you to find a role that suits your interests and availability. To learn more about opportunities, visit or for more information or to volunteer, contact the UM Alumni Association at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or

Calling all Public Health Alumni
in the D.C. area

Sunday, April 6

Washington, D.C.

University of Miami Graduate Programs in Public Health staff will be visiting the D.C. area and are looking forward to connecting with UM Public Health Alumni in the D.C. area. Meet other MPH, MSPH, and PhD in Epidemiology alumni and learn what is new in UM’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Join us on Sunday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Le Pain Quotidien at 7140 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, MD 20801.

Complimentary breakfast provided. Please R.S.V.P. to Megan Garber at

Washington D.C. Alumni Club
2014 Annual Meeting and Banquet

Sunday, May 4

Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C.Join the Washington D.C. Alumni Club for their 2014 Annual Meeting and Banquet!

Sunday, May 4, 2014
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Carmine's Restaurant
425 7th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Cost: $40 for paid Washington D.C. Alumni Club members and $50 for non-members

This is a great opportunity to network with fellow alumni in the Washington D.C. area and to further connect with your Washington D.C. Alumni Club Executive Board. The event includes a cocktail hour, lunch, and a business meeting. All proceeds for this event will support the Marty Pearl Memorial Book Scholarship that provides financial assistance to matriculating Miami students from the Washington D.C. area.

To R.S.V.P., please click here.

Cuban Studies Certificate Program

April 21 - May 7

Coral Gables Campus

The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) at the University of Miami is proud to announce open enrollment for the upcoming Cuban Studies Certificate Program to be held from April 21 - May 7. This 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, Dr. Brian Latell, Carlos Alberto Montaner, 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, YouTube class video:


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, April 16
Inspiration Over DevastationInspiration Over Devastation
Shawn Heinrichs, Founder of Blue Sphere Media, LLC—Emmy Award winning cinematographer, photographer, scuba diver, and marine conservationist

Art is an essential tool in halting the destruction of threatened species. People only protect what they love—and recognizing this, we can bring the beauty and vulnerability of marine life to mainstream audiences across the globe, fueling a new wave of curiosity and appreciation for the oceans, and inspire the global community to take immediate steps to conserve them. Mr. Heinrichs is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer, photographer, and marine conservationist. He has worked with leading journalist and film teams including CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Yann Arthus Bertrand, and National Geographic, and delivered projects for many of the top marine conservation organizations including WildAid, Shark Savers, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and Pew Environment Group. His award winning work has been featured with National Geographic, BBC, New York Times, Huffington Post, Washington Post, WIRED and numerous other print and online publications.

Wednesday, May 14
Sea Level Rise in South FloridaSea Level Rise in South Florida: Reality VS. Interpretation
Keren Bolter, Ph.D. Candidate in Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University and Center for Environmental Studies

Keren Bolter is energizing South Floridians to be concerned about sea level rise. Miami is ranked as one of the world’s most vulnerable cities in terms of exposure to sea level rise. This is due to South Florida’s unique situation: low-lying porous limestone geology, high-valued coastal properties, treasured ecosystems, and dense populations at risk. So, why does high-rise construction continue in high-risk areas? Why are people buying these condos? Maybe the perceived risk is misaligned with the actual risk… Are you concerned about sea level rise? Should you be? Mrs. Bolter aims to answer these questions in her research. Mapping the actual risk to sea level rise in terms of flooding, storm surge, and loss of property, she then compares this to perceived risk of residents, measured via surveys. Results show where risk is underestimated and where increased awareness should be targeted. There are many opportunities for resilience, if we prepare and adapt to our changing shoreline.

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 to Induct 8 Hurricanes Legends

Thursday, April 10


The 46th Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 10 at Jungle Island in Miami. The Class of 2014 is highlighted by James Jones of the Miami Heat, Andre Johnson, currently with the Houston Texans, former NFL star Clinton Portis and former Miami Dolphin Lamar Thomas. Also being inducted this year are baseball greats Jeff Morrison and Javy Rodriguez, track All-American Wyllesheia Myrick and NCAA diving champion Rio Ramirez.

The banquet begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception where guests can mingle with the inductees and members of the Hall of Fame. Last year, nearly 40 UMSHoF members attended the dinner, along with football coach Al Golden and athletic director Blake James. After dinner, the 8 inductees will be honored individually with video highlights and their induction speeches.

Tickets for this special Hurricanes evening are $100 per person or tables of 10 for $1000. Super Tables for $1500 include front seating and a free ad in the program. Local businesses or individuals can purchase ads in the program to salute their favorite inductee. Call 305-284-2775 for information on tickets and program ads.


Furry 'Canes

Furry 'Canes - PennyDoes your beloved pet love to wear University of Miami orange and green, too? Help the UM Alumni Association launch a new interactive program by submitting a memorable photograph of your special, four-legged, cuddly friend—your Furry 'Cane!—dressed in his or her finest 'Canes attire to

More details on the UM Alumni Association's new program will be forthcoming soon.


Friday, March 28

Coral Gables

UM alumni are invited to a special guest lecture featuring Kurt Kuehn, MBA '85, chief financial officer of UPS, as part of the School of Business Administration's Executive in Residence program. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Beethoven on the Beach: Free Outdoor Concert

Sunday, March 30

Sunny Isles Beach

Mei Mei LuoOrchestra Miami is proud to continue its series of Free Outdoor Concerts, with the final performance of "Beethoven on the Beach, Part III: Clash of the Titans". These concerts are presented as a gift to the community, completely free of charge. The concerts are co-sponsored by the City of Sunny Isles Beach, the City of Miami Beach and Atlantic Broadband.

Sunday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park (19200 Collins Avenue) in Sunny Isles Beach – please bring lawnchairs/blankets. Concessions will be available, or bring your own picnic.

"Beethoven on the Beach, Part III: Clash of the Titans" features works by Rossini, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, conducted by Orchestra Miami's Artistic Director, Elaine Rinaldi, B.M. '89. This year's concert begins with the light-hearted Overture to La Scala di Seta by Gioacchino Rossini, followed by the unforgettable Concerto for Violin in E Minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn, featuring Orchestra Miami's Concert Master, Mei Mei Luo, M.M. '07, as the soloist. The concert ends with Beethoven's joyous Symphony N. 2 in D Major, Op. 36.

For more information about this event and Orchestra Miami, please call (305) 274-2103 or visit


Wednesday, April 2

Discover the Leader in YOU! The University of Miami Alumni Association and Toppel Career Center are pleased to offer a webinar series with top career authors and experts on best practices in the career development process. Click here for more information and to register.

Jurors Needed for Law Students' Final TRIALS

Sunday, April 6

ScalesThe Litigation Skills Program invites you to participate as a juror for the end of semester final trials. These trials involve law students along with local judges and attorneys and will be held on Sunday, April 6, at the University of Miami School of Law.

The trials will run simultaneously from 8:30 am to approximately 2:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The participation of jurors adds a “real life” element to the trials and gives the students an extra incentive to do well. Please contact the Litigation Skills Office via email: or at 305-284-3301 to register or for more information.

Escape from Alcatraz—for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jose and Mary ArmarioFounders Society members for Sylvester, Jose, M.S. ‘03, and Mary Armario will be participating in the annual ESCAPE from Alcatraz Triathlon this spring alongside a team of friends and colleagues from all over the world. The race will be held on June 1 and is comprised of a treacherous 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shores of the St. Francis Yacht Club, a punishing 18-mile bike ride, and a taxing 8-mile run through Golden Gate Recreational Area.

"It’s ambitious but we’re giving it our all because we’re racing for a cause we truly believe in. We’re raising money for Izidore S. Lossos, M.D., at the University of Miami. Simply put, Dr. Lossos’ mission is to find a cure for blood cancers," said Jose.

Dr. Izidore S. Lossos, MD, is a recognized expert and leader in the field of lymphoma. Dr. Lossos expertise spans from basic studies in lymphoma pathogenesis, translational studies investigating prognostic biomarkers, preclinical evaluation of novel therapeutic approaches to lymphoma and clinical studies of lymphoma treatment. Dr. Lossos is also head of Lymphoma Program.

You can support Jose and visit his donation page by clicking HERE.

The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies Lectures

Coral Gables Campus

Monday, March 31 Lecture by Judge Jay Cristol on the "Liberty Incident Revealed". This lecture takes place at 8 p.m. at the Miller Center Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 9 Lecture by Dr. Charles Asher Small on “Global Anti-Semitism – A Crisis of Modernity”. Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP). This lecture takes place at 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 or call 305-284-6882.

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Real Estate

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For Sale

8 beautiful dining room chairs, 2 arm and 6 side. Wood frame with padded removable seat cushions upholstered in gold palm tree motif. Ball and claw front legs. For photos and price, contact Suzy Wilkoff at - ref 'chairs'.

Large antique china cabinet hand painted Chinoiserie - egret, flowers, figures, not a lacquered piece - unusual. Call for pictures 305.510.7190.


Pet Star Photography offers beautiful portraits for pets and their owners. Schedule your session now, in time for the Holidays. Or order a gift certificate, perfect for the pet lover. Call us at 305-233-7722 or visit our website at

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