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Dear Alumni,

I want to wish you a happy and safe July 4th holiday and a fun and relaxing summer. Keep an eye out for the newest issue of Miami magazine, to be published digitally this summer, and we will see you back here in August.


Go ’Canes!


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Erica Arroyo, B.S.C. ’03, M.A.L.S. ’08
Associate Vice President, Engagement
University of Miami

UM Experience

’Cane Biz Summer 2022 Guide

This summer, find great things to buy, eat, see, and do while supporting businesses owned by fellow ’Canes – and get exclusive alumni discounts.

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Read Illuminate: stories of inspiration and impact at the U

Read Illuminate

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center set to transform cancer research


Students, alumni awarded national scholarships to pursue global studies

Global Studies

Triple ’Cane, longtime benefactor honored by Scouts

Triple ’Cane, longtime benefactor honored by Scouts
Alison Smart

Making climate science accessible

Alison Smart, B.F.A. ’05, uses the storytelling skills she honed at the U to help the public grasp the science behind climate change.


Destigmatizing disabilities

Ian Malesiewski, B.S. ’22, who graduated this spring with a degree in neuroscience, works to improve opportunities for anyone living with a disability.

Ian Malesiewski
Ever brighter Solutions
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That was the year when the University of Miami Board of Trustees voted to admit students regardless of race or color. Sixty-one years later, the newly installed Johnny Taylor Family/UTrailblazers Experience, which showcases those students who broke the color barrier at the U in the 1960s and ’70s, was a highlight of the Black Alumni Society’s annual Juneteenth celebration.

june 26 | 12:30 p.m (pregame); 1:40 p.m. (game time)

’Canes Community Day at the Rays

The Tampa ’Canes Community welcomes you to join them at BallPark & Rec, inside Tropicana Field, to connect with alumni, parents, and friends of the U, before sitting together to cheer on the Rays. Ticket proceeds benefit the Tampa ’Canes Community Scholarship Fund.

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august 15 | save the date

Fall Legacy Welcome Reception

Celebrate the start of a new academic year as we welcome new legacy ’Canes to campus.

august 26 + 27 | save THE DATES

UTrailblazers Benefit Concert + Memorial Celebration

Join us as we honor the legacy of the University of Miami’s first Black graduates. Highlights will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. Breezeway and The Taylor Family/UTrailblazers Experience, plus a benefit concert featuring GRAMMY®-winning artist Regina Belle.


Alumni Weekend and Homecoming

Mark your calendars now for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2022 - and for what promises to be a landmark rivalry game against Florida State as the new era of Hurricane football begins under new head coach Mario Cristobal.

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