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Homecoming Pageantry and Pride Animate Campus

Floats, fireworks, food trucks, and football helped make Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2014 a memorable occasion for thousands of alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Reaching a crescendo on Halloween night with a pyrotechnics display, boat-burning ceremony, and parade that featured Hurricanes football great and cancer survivor Jim Kelly as grand marshal, the weeklong slate of homecoming activities included a Hurricanes Help the Hometown day of service, blood drive, organized cheer, Homecoming king and queen competition, alma mater singing contest, concert, and more—all under the theme “Animate Your Story,” which colored Disney’s Pixar Animation with ’Cane spirit. It was Donna E. Shalala’s last Homecoming and Alumni Weekend as UM president. Earlier this year, she announced she is stepping down at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. The Homecoming Executive Committee composed of students organized the week of events. View the slideshow.

 

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Pride and Spirit Abound as UM Community Celebrates ’Canes Spirit Day

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 29, 2014) — Decked from head to toe in orange and green, scores of faculty, staff, and students strutted their UM pride Wednesday as the University of Miami’s Coral Gables, Miller School of Medicine, and Rosenstiel School campuses celebrated ’Canes Spirit Day. From a Spirit Day photo booth to a dunk tank competition, activities abounded during the fun-filled day, which was organized by the Department of Auxiliary Services, Logo Licensing. On the Gables campus, the Foote Green came alive with free giveaways, music, and food. But it was a friendly contest that gave participants the chance to dunk UM leaders in a tank of water that proved the most popular of the day’s activities. Graduate School Dean Brian Blake and Dean of Students Ricardo Hall were among those who got drenched for a good cause, as the proceeds to participate in the contest benefited the United Way of Miami-Dade. View the slideshow.

 

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UStop Diabetes Event Features Free Screenings, Healthy Snacks, and a Wealth of Information

Even Sebastian the Ibis realizes the importance of getting screened for diabetes, a chronic but manageable disease that affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. UM’s fine-feathered mascot was among the hundreds who attended the second annual UStop Diabetes event on the University Center Lakeside Patio last Wednesday. Organized by the American Diabetes Association and UM Government and Community Relations, the event included free diabetes screenings conducted by School of Nursing and Health Studies students, fitness activities, cooking demonstrations, music, and healthy snacks.

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Business-Minded Youngsters Visit UM to Learn the Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success

By Robert C. Jones Jr. UM News

UM alumna Jacki Stanley gives advice to youngsters during the national launch of the Secret Millionaires Club ‘Grown Your Own Business Challenge.’

UM alumna Jacki Stanley gives advice to youngsters during the national launch of the Secret Millionaires Club ‘Grow Your Own Business Challenge.’

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 20, 2014) – Jacki Stanley, B.B.A. ’12, was only 12 years old when her father told her about the dream he had in which someone told him to start a new line of sneakers for girls. “We were vacationing in San Francisco,” Stanley recalled, “and one day at breakfast, Dad starts telling us about his dream and drawing these incredible pictures of shoes.” It wouldn’t be until Stanley’s junior year at the University of Miami that she would partner with her father in launching a brand of shoes that encourages girls to be creative. Today, colorful Bobbi-Toads sneakers are sold with toes embossed on their white toecaps, allowing the wearer to embellish them with nail polish, clean them off the next day, and start all over again with any design they choose. Read the full story

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Off-Field Battles Forged UM and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly

By Robert C. Jones Jr.
UM News

Jim Kelly finished his Miami career with 406 completions, 5,233 passing yards, and 32 touchdowns.

Jim Kelly finished his Miami career with 406 completions, 5,233 passing yards, and 32 touchdowns.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 23, 2014) — It was the game that put Miami Hurricanes football on the map—a November 1979 road matchup against powerful Penn State.

Making his first collegiate start at quarterback for Miami was Jim Kelly, a kid from East Brady, Pennsylvania, who grew up dreaming about playing for the Nittany Lions. Read the full story

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