UM Experience

Audrey R, Finkelstein UM Experience Audrey R, Finkelstein UM Experience
Date: Friday, November 3rd
Cost: Complimentary
Valet Parking Available During the Event

What's New This Year:

The Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience will feature ’Cane Talks enhancing the tradition established by Audrey R. Finkelstein of providing lively learning experiences during Alumni Weekend.  The 2017 Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience will give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the university’s cutting edge work at three sessions, at different campus locations.  Each session, a 10-minute ’Cane Talk by a UM faculty member or student will give you a window into the latest ground breaking work at UM.  Each talk will be followed by a chance for Q and A and a tour of UM’s innovative teaching and research facilities.  All sessions are complimentary.  Join us for one or all three! 

The ’Cane Talks offered during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming are:

Simulated Settings. Real-World Impact: How Simulation is Saving Lives and Charting a New Course for Healthcare

Friday, November 3, 2017
10:00 a.m.
School of Nursing and Health Studies, Simulation Hospital at the M. Christine Schwartz Center, 2nd Floor Auditorium

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Creative Juices and Student Leadership: Orange Umbrella Consultancy

Friday, November 3, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Koenigsberg & Nadal Interactive Media Center, School of Communication

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I Can’t Hear You! Stopping the Hidden Hearing Loss Epidemic

Friday, November 3, 2017 
3:00 p.m.
José Milton Leadership Hall, McArthur Engineering Addition

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About the 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. At the Otto G. Richter Library, she established the Audrey Finkelstein Library Endowment Fund for the acquisition of books by and about women. In 1978, she created “AlumNites,” an annual lecture series that showcased University faculty and alumni. In 1984, the “Alumni College Experience” (ACE) was created to bring alumni to campus to experience UM again. ACE demonstrated the University’s commitment to lifelong learning for alumni, created pride in the institution, offered intellectually stimulating subject matter studied only at a university, and showcased the distinction of the UM faculty. Audrey and her husband, Charles, established an endowment to fund the program in perpetuity. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Audrey’s graduation year, in 1988, the program was renamed the “Audrey R. Finkelstein Alumni College Experience.” Today the concept continues during Alumni Weekend as the Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience. UM Experience, as coined by participants, brings back more than 200 alumni each year to relive the classroom experience by attending a day of lectures from University professors on timely lecture topics.

Audrey personified exceptional volunteerism, devoted alumni involvement, and a woman who always remained young at heart. Audrey Finkelstein is a legend at the University of Miami and will remain as such. She has and will always be regarded by the University community, her peers and our South Florida community as one of the University of Miami’s top volunteer leaders.

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