Posted on 14 November 2013
Leigh Anne Tuohy tells the audience how she changed a life — and her family – when she asked her husband to “turn around” when they drove past a homeless boy.
Leigh Anne Tuohy, the real life mom who actress Sandra Bullock played in the 2009 movie The Blind Side, brought her inspiring message on the life-changing power of making just one person’s world better to the University of Miami BankUnited Center last week. Read the full story
Posted on 27 June 2013
The Billboard Latin Music Awards was among many of the stellar events held this year at the BankUnited Center.
The University of Miami’s BankUnited Center, an 8,000-seat multipurpose facility that hosts Hurricane men’s and women’s basketball games, concerts, family shows, and lectures, is one of Florida’s top venues in its class, according to Venues Today magazine. Read the full story
Posted on 19 April 2013
Due to preparations for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Walsh Avenue in front of the BankUnited Center will be closed to regular traffic through Friday, April 26. Additionally, during evenings when the access gates at Merrick Drive and Dickinson Drive are closed between 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m., Dickinson Drive will be accessible only by entering through Stanford Drive. The one-way street in front of the School of Architecture will allow for two-way traffic during that time. A police officer will be posted at that location to direct traffic. Two-way traffic will only be allowed when a police officer is posted during the dates and times listed above.
On the day of the event, which takes place on Thursday, April 25, expect traffic delays beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the general vicinity of the BankUnited Center.
If you have questions, please contact the Parking and Transportation Department at email@example.com or 305-284-3096, option 2.
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Posted on 24 January 2013
Sergio M. Gonzalez, right, senior vice president for University Advancement and External Affairs, accepts a Seal to the City medal from Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason. The award honored UM for making possible and hosting the first high school basketball game held at the BankUnited Center.
From a presidential debate to the 14th Dalai Lama to concerts and lectures, the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center has been the site of just about every kind of event imaginable. On January 18 the facility made history again, hosting its first high school basketball game—a matchup between rivals Christopher Columbus High School and Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. Read the full story
Posted on 12 October 2012
President Barack Obama rallied supporters by telling them he needed their help “to finish what we started.”
With her ticket firmly in hand, Tracy McLeod was one of the first in line. The University of Miami doctoral student arrived outside UM’s BankUnited Center at 8:30 on Thursday morning, intent on securing a good seat to “see and show support for the man I’ll always relate to because of his journey,” she said.
McLeod, 34, was talking about President Barack Obama, whose re-election campaign rolled onto the UM campus once again on October 11, this time for a Grassroots Event focusing on his administration’s achievements and plans to improve the economy and create jobs. Read the full story