Lectures & Panel Discussions

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Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

The Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series was established in 1995 through the generous support of the Honorable Julia Chang Bloch and Stuart Marshall Bloch, A.B. '64, and designed to provide recognition to a University of Miami alumnus/a who has distinguished themselves and their alma mater through lifetime achievement and professional accomplishments.

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'Cane Talks

The University of Miami introduces ’Cane Talks—lively ten-minute presentations by leading thinkers in the UM community illuminating big questions we face in the next century.

Globally recognized faculty leaders and alumni, as well as accomplished students, explore the social, ecological, technological, creative, biological, and political ideas that are shaping our society and transforming our daily lives. These ’Cane Talks mark a new tradition of Miami scholars and other leaders sharing their research, work, service, and questions with the larger community as we look toward the University’s centennial just a decade away. ’Cane Talks explore the global challenges of the next century and our work to address them. We are one U and one world—let’s explore it and shape it together.

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Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience

Audrey’s involvement at the University of Miami spans more than seven decades touching almost every area of the institution, from school-based volunteer projects, to athletic support, and University-wide homecoming and reunion activities. With more than a quarter million in personal donations to UM to support higher education, Audrey believed in the importance of alumni education programming and nurtured the institution that she believes invested so much in her. The Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience or “UM Experience” was created by the late Audrey R. Finkelstein, A.B. ’38; a proponent of life-long learning, Audrey passed on the virtue of education to others throughout her life, founding several educational programs at the University of Miami. 

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Panel Discussions

Panels & discussions are informative, interactive and thought-provoking. They are a useful way to spark an exchange of viewpoints among experts, either with prepared statements or in response to questions from the audience.

Please check back for upcoming panels & discussions hosted by UM Alumni Association. 

See a video of our most recent panel discussion, A Human Face on Our Environmental Health Epidemic.