April 22, 2014
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Thursday, May 22

Los Angeles

2014 'Canes Film ShowcaseThe University of Miami Alumni Association and Gregory J. Shepherd, Dean, School of Communication cordially invite you to attend the 2014 'Canes Film Showcase in Los Angeles. The event will take place on Thursday, May 22nd, at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California. The event features a screening of selected new short films. The films are produced by the student winners of the 2014 'Canes Film Festival from the School of Communication's Department of Cinema and Interactive Media. There will also be a reception immediately following with an opportunity to meet the filmmakers.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact the UM Alumni Association at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or online at www.miami.edu/canesfilmshowcase.


Global Networking Day

Wednesday, April 30

Global Networking DayThe University of Miami Alumni Association is proud to launch Professional Development Month. Throughout the month of April, you will receive information on various alumni career resources available to you. Professional Development Month will culminate with our Global Networking Day. Whether you are a recent grad, a mid-career professional, seeking new talent or job transitioning, Global Networking Day will provide an informal environment for alumni to build new connections, reconnect with classmates, and share your personal and professional experiences with other alumni. Visit www.miami.edu/GlobalU.

Graduating Legacy Toast

Wednesday, May 7

Coral Gables Campus

The Tradition Continues!The University of Miami Alumni Association invites you to the inaugural Graduating Legacy Toast. Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of your legacy graduate on May 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center, located on 6200 San Amaro Drive on the Coral Gables campus.

Share with legacy graduates your most meaningful "life lesson" learned at the U. Include your message when you RSVP, and we'll feature it in the event program. RSVP to Stephanie Ballman at s.ballman@miami.edu or 305-284-6919.

Want to see how the UM campus has changed over the years? Join us for a tour at 4:30 p.m. leaving from the Newman Alumni Center.

Save the date: The Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience

Friday, October 31

Coral Gables Campus

Alumni Weekend 2014Save the date for the Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience - Friday, October 31, 2014. Last year we featured distinguished professors covering an array of interesting topics. We hope you will join us again this year for lectures featuring some of the University's renowned faculty as they discuss their area of expertise and research. The program includes three lecture sessions of your choice and the luncheon session. Visit our website www.miami.edu/alumniweekend and check back often for updates! Go 'Canes!

BankUnited Center — Alumni Discounts

Coral Gables Campus


Sunday, April 27 Gala of the Royal Horses — University of Miami alumni can save $7 on $29 & $39 price-level seats for Gala of the Royal Horses with their University of Miami Alumni card at the BankUnited Center Box Office. The event will feature Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner and Arabian breeds and performances by traditional Spanish flamenco dancers. For additional information visit http://ow.ly/vzLh9.

Sunday, May 11 Mother's Day Experience — University of Miami alumni can save $5 on tickets to the Mother's Day concert featuring Grammy-Award winners Monica and Deniece Williams, along with a performance by the chart-topping R&B group Jagged Edge. To purchase discounted tickets, show your University of Miami Alumni card at the BankUnited Center Box Office. For additional information visit http://ow.ly/vBeVD.

BankUnited Center is located at 1245 Dauer Drive on the Coral Gables campus across the street from the University METRORAIL station.

BankUnited Center -  Alumni Discounts


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, 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.



Cheer on the 'Canes Men's Basketball Team in Spain this Summer!


UM BasketballThe University of Miami men's basketball team will embark on a nine-night, 10-day summer basketball tour of Spain from August 12-22, 2014. Beginning the trip in Madrid, UM will engage in an educational excursion that will also include four games, sightseeing and community service opportunities. UM Athletics will also partner with the University of Miami Alumni Association on this tour to host gatherings for alumni and fans. Official travel packages are available as part of the official Miami Hurricanes travel party. To register, please click here. For more information please contact the UM Alumni Association at alumni@miami.edu.


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

Sunday, May 4

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.

eMerge Americas

May 1 through 7


The University of Miami is proud to be among the partners of eMerge Americas, a new annual event that aims to position Miami as the technology hub of the Americas. The event will bring together civic leaders, industry titans, entrepreneurs and global thought leaders to establish a technology corridor for Latin America.

A registration discount has been extended to the UM community - students, faculty, staff and alumni - by visiting emergeamericas.org/register and using the code: EMERGEUM2014.

Various UM representatives from many disciplines will participate in the events, starting with a Hackathon at the UM Life Science and Technology Park, which begins on Friday, May 2, with additional events continuing through May 7 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. UM also encourages everyone who attends to stop by the UM booth on site in the Exhibition Hall, where the Launch Pad will hold business-plan pitching events, and there are plans for demonstrations of Telemedicine, International Medicine, RoboCanes, Robot Rounding, and more.

Among those scheduled to participate from the University are President Shalala, Dr. Norma Kenyon, Dr. Richard Awdeh, Dr. Neil Johnson, Katy Sorenson of the Good Government Initiative, and Lecturer Ali Habashi.

Hurricane Club Spring Tour

Orlando and Jacksonville

The Hurricane Club cordially invites all alumni and friends to take part in the Hurricane Club Spring Tour, featuring Athletic Director Blake James, and Head Football Coach Al Golden.

Join us at either of the following locations:

Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Grand Bohemian Hotel

Friday, May 9, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

Click here to purchase tickets online. For more information, please contact the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699.

7th Annual Chicago Coaches Dinner

Thursday, May 22


Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet University of Miami coaches and 'Cane legends including Head Coach Al Golden, 2014 Guest of Honor, and Gino Torretta, B.B.A. '91, in an intimate setting! Please join us for the seventh annual Chicago Coaches Dinner on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at The Montgomery Club. To register, please click here, or visit the Chicago Coaches Dinner website 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.

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