July 23, 2013
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Pre-reunion Events

August 12 and 14

Miami and Palm Beach

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013Greetings Hurricane Alumni! Hopefully by now, you've saved the date and you're planning to return for another exciting Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, November 7-10, 2013! The UM Alumni Association invites you to join your fellow alumni at one of our Pre-Reunion Socials. This year our Pre-Reunion Socials will be at:

  • Fado's Irish Pub at Mary Brickell Village, located at 900 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130 on Monday August 12, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. There will be passed platters and appetizers, and one complimentary beverage. To register online click here.

  • Nick & Johnnie's Seafood Bar and Restaurant, located at 207 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480 on Wednesday August 14, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. There will be appetizers and complimentary soda, iced tea, & coffee available. To register online click here.

If you are interested in hosting a Pre-Reunion Event, please contact the Alumni Weekends & Reunions team at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or alumniweekend@miami.edu for more information. Be sure to visit our website www.miami.edu/alumniweekend for Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013 updates!


UM College of Engineering Alumni Association Network Event

Friday, July 26

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, SpainJoin us for a night of Canes camaraderie, tapas and networking!

The University of Miami College of Engineering Alumni Association invites you to our Network Event in Barcelona, Spain.

Meet fellow UM CoE alumni among other professionals on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. at El Xampanyet, Carrer de Montcada 22, Barcelona (close to Harbor, Santa Maria del Mar).

Please RSVP to alexander@ibispower.eu.

Please send your contact details to umcoeaa@gmail.com for all future notifications.

Share your School of Nursing and Health Studies stories

School of Nursing and Health Studies is celebrating its 65th Anniversary The School of Nursing and Health Studies is celebrating its 65th Anniversary and we want you to help tell the story of our School. Send us your photos and anecdotes and help us bring to life what makes the school so special to all of our alumni – 6,000 strong! Some of your entries will be featured in an upcoming issue of Heartbeat magazine and our website…be part of the celebration!

Stay tuned to updated information on the year-long celebration and join us as we celebrate 65 years of academic excellence. Send us your scanned photos at a 300 DPI resolution with a caption as well as any anecdotes of your time on campus to Rosa M. Lamazares-Romero, Communications Manager, via e-mail rmlromero@miami.edu or postal mail 5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

Share your School of Nursing and Health Studies stories

Pan American Modernism:
Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States

thru October 13

Coral Gables

Featuring the work of 50 Latin American artists and 21 artists from the United States, Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States explores, for the first time at the Lowe, the rich visual dialogue that exists between objects produced by artists working in 13 countries in North, South and Central America during the 60 years between 1919 and 1979. Showcasing 75 important works of art, many of which are not currently on view or have not been previously exhibited, this exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and mixed media works that represent the Lowe’s diverse, multi-cultural holdings.

Rather than perpetuating a North American-centric hegemony, which tends to diminish and polarize works of art produced by Latin American artists, the exhibition analyzes how Pan American artistic exchanges, rather than stylistic transmission, construct a fuller understanding of Modernism as an international phenomenon across the Americas. Dialogues among the Cuban avant-garde, Mexican muralism and its legacy and counterpoints, Abstract Expressionism, and modernist photography explore commonalities and disconnects throughout the Americas. These exchanges examine the legacy of geometric abstraction in Constructivism, Minimalism, and Op art and consider the role of Colombian modernism. Artists documented in the exhibition include Eduardo Abela, Wifredo Lam, Man Ray, Amelia Peláez, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Adolph Gottlieb, Jacob Lawrence, Hans Hofmann, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Roberto Matta, among others.

Organized by the Lowe Art Museum and curated by Dr. Nathan Timpano, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History.

The Lowe Art Museum is located at the University of Miami at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. For more information, call 305-284-3535 or visit www.lowemuseum.org.


Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


July 26 - 28 THE HUNT — a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt, and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man's life. Mads Mikkelsen (A Royal Affair, Hannibal) plays Lucas, a highly-regarded school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered. An untruthful remark throws the small community into a collective state of hysteria. The lie is spreading and Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity. One of the year's best films," raves The London Telegraph. Mikkelsen won the Best Actor prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his performance in this film. The Hunt screens Friday, July 26 at 8:45 p.m., Saturday, July 27 at 4 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. and Sunday, July 28 at 1:45 p.m. and 6 p.m.

July 26 - 28 THE WALL — Martina Gedeck, star of the Academy Award-winning film The Lives of Others brings a vivid intensity to this mysterious and riveting tale of survival set in a spectacularly beautiful Austrian mountain landscape. In a tour-deforce performance, Gedeck stars as an unnamed character who suddenly finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall inexplicably surrounds the countryside where she is vacationing. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the laws of nature. As she grapples with her bizarre circumstances, she begins an inward journey of spiritual growth and transcendence. Based on Marlen Haushofer's eponymous classic novel, The Wall, is a gorgeous, mesmerizing adventure film that raises profound questions about humanity, solitude, and our relationship to the natural world. "Ambitious … an impressive one-woman showcase for [actress] Martina Gedeck," raves Niel Young, film critic for The Hollywood Reporter. The Wall screens Friday, July 26 at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and Sunday, July 28 at 4 p.m. and 8:15 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


November 28-29 and December 1

Anaheim, California

Wooden LegacyThe University of Miami men's basketball team will play in the Wooden Legacy, an all-new multi-team collegiate basketball tournament that will begin play during the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday in Orange County. The tournament was formed as two vibrant, nationally-recognized in-season collegiate basketball events join forces. The former John R. Wooden Classic will combine with the Anaheim Classic, the eight-team, three-day, 12-game bracketed event that has been staged the past six years in Anaheim. Participating teams include: Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, College of Charleston, Creighton, George Washington, Marquette, Miami and San Diego State.

Hotel accommodations are now available for the Wooden Legacy at the Miami team hotel, the Hilton Anaheim. Specially-priced Disneyland Theme Park tickets are also available. For more information and to make your reservation today, please click here.



This fall, on its 40th birthday, the Rat will officially move into its new lakeside home, which will anchor the west end of the new Student Activities Center (SAC). The SAC, together with the Whitten University Center, the stage and the Jodi and David Epstein Rathskeller Lakeside Patio, the entire Student Center Complex at UM will truly create a new center for campus life. The students invite you to become a permanent part of the Rat by donating a brick to build the legendary outdoor patio. Bricks begin at $250. Please allow 6 weeks for processing and installation. Go to www.miami.edu/ratbricks for more information and to place your order online.

Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2013

Call Out for 'Canes over 60

Would you like to be in study that looks at the best way to reduce your body fat and increase your strength? You must be 60 years of age or older, feel that you are overweight and not have lifted weights on a regular basis in the past year.

This study will look at a training program to decrease body fat, improves muscle and daily function and gives you a healthier blood profile (lipids, blood sugar and other markers of your health).

Study participation includes:

  • Performing strength, physical function and body composition tests and allowing two blood draws from your arm
  • Performing a weight-training program that will meet twice per week for 15 weeks at the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus

For additional information regarding this study or participation contact, Annop Balachandran via e-mail to a.balachandran@umiami.edu or call or text him at (314) 229-8823 (cell), or Ruth Signorile via e-mail at r.signorile@miami.edu or call (305) 284-4078.

Alumni Association Merchandise

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 facebook.com/loweartmuseum or visit lowemuseum.org.


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STREET HOCKEY. Seeking players (especially goalies) for pick-up street hockey on Sat./Sun. mornings in N. Miami-Dade and S. Broward. It's free. We don't use helmets, pads, or rollerblades. For more info, contact Jonathan at (786) 269-5630 or jmeltz@bellsouth.net. www.miamistreethockey.com.


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For Sale

Authentic Orange Bowl stadium awning (THE TUNNEL) that's been run thru by many CANE Greats! It's green & orange, has flaps that can be rolled up, & comes with wheels so it can be moved from place to place. Can be used as a carport! To build this would cost over $5k! Measures 22' X 8' X 9'. email nealstayton@gmail.com.


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Violin Lessons for children and adults. Ms Richards is a highly regarded performer & teacher. Classical, Suzuki, Improvisation, Electric & Indian Raga B Mus at UM. Member ASTA Audition prep, elements of music, rhythm, pitch, reading, enjoyment. visit www.vickirichards.net.

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