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Giving Day 2023

Build your professional brand with help from the ’Cane network

This March, connect, engage, and discover opportunities for mentorship and professional development at networking events hosted by ’Canes Communities around the country. Find a ’Canes Connect near you, and join us for the virtual kickoff program hosted by the Chicago ’Canes and featuring Rushil Desai, B.S. ’12, CEO of Aetna Better Health of Illinois.

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Black Alumni Society

Black Alumni Society seeks to empower and inspire

The University of Miami Black Alumni Society’s reunion kicks off with a virtual conversation hosted by UMTV’s “The Culture,” with featured speakers Calvin Hughes, WPLG-TV news anchor and lecturer in the School of Communication, and Michael Langley, B.A. ’04, executive director of the Florida Justice Institute.

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Rich Flood

Capturing the Cuban experience through art

Cesar Santalo, M.F.A. ’06, infuses his art with the Cuban spirit to bring its history alive for a wider audience.


More than patient care

Clinician, educator, and “’Cane for life” Sabrina Taldone, B.S. ’10, M.D. ’15, M.B.A. ’15, believes that practitioners need to understand the business side of medicine.

Maria del Pilar Gutierrez

Alumni welcome baseball head coach in Beantown

fall commencement

The magic of mentoring: how Toppel’s Cane2Cane helps alumni make a difference

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Miami Law alumnus scores professional hat trick

Triple ’Cane
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February 24 – March 2

Chicago ’Canes Community DCC XIV Virtual Challenge

Let’s burn off some holiday calories for a good cause! The Chicago ’Canes have committed to supporting this important fundraising initiative. All money raised will fund essential cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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February 24

Denver ’Canes Ski Day in support of DCC XIV

Support the first-ever ’Canes DCC ski team as they hit the slopes at Keystone Resort, Golden, Colorado, for the annual Denver ’Canes ski day.

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February 24 | 1 – 3:30 p.m. (PT)

Los Angeles ’Canes: A ’Cane conversation about reality television

Join distinguished industry pros for an insider look at how your favorite reality TV shows get made, from pre-production to post-production and every stage in between.

February 26 | 6 p.m.

UM Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Come join in this fun, family friendly, celebrity bowling tournament and basketball game watch party, presented by Guerra Financial Group and hosted by “Mr. Basketball,” Steve Edwards. Watch the Hurricanes take on the Tar Heels of North Carolina or just enjoy bowling and ’Canes camaraderie.

March 1-2

Medical Alumni Weekend

We look forward to celebrating the Miller School of Medicine classes of 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014. Reconnect and reminisce with old friends in Miami while celebrating the innovation and success of the Miller School.

March 2 | 2 – 3 p.m.

Whitely Women’s Leadership Symposium Networking Session

Join University of Miami faculty, staff, alumni, and community leaders to engage with undergraduate students participating in WWLS 2024. To register, click below, sign in with your ’Cane ID, scroll down, and select “Networking Guest” below the name and contact information fields.

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March 5 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Pancakes with Pat: Atlanta

In 2017, inspired by ’Canes Care for ’Canes, Pat Whitely, Ed.D. ’94, senior vice president for student affairs and alumni engagement, began serving pancakes to students as a late-night snack after their studies. Join in welcoming Dr. Whitely to Atlanta as she continues her national tour, bringing the tradition of Pancakes with Pat to our ’Canes Communities.

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March 19 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Oral History Archives of the Cuban Heritage Collection Reception

Join President Julio Frenk and Dean and University Librarian Charles Eckman as we reflect on the power of storytelling, the strength of intergenerational connections, and how oral histories document this community’s rich experiences. Ana VeigaMilton, B.S.E.E. ’87, J.D. ’93, will lead a discussion on the importance of documenting, preserving, and sharing personal accounts of Cuban diaspora and exile.

October 24-26 | Save the dates

Alumni Weekend & Homecoming 2024

’Canes, mark your calendars! Alumni Weekend & Homecoming is October 24-26. Don’t miss out on the Boat-Burning, Homecoming fireworks, and other great traditions, culminating when the Hurricanes take the field against Florida State. Stay tuned for details!

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