Other Events

Below is a list of other events being held during the celebration of the Inauguration of Julio Frenk as the University of Miami's sixth president.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

University of Miami Libraries cordially invites you to a presentation of the book, "George Merrick, Son of the South Wind: Visionary Creator of Coral Gables." Author Arva Moore Parks, Miami historian and UM Trustee, will present her latest book. The event is co-hosted by Books & Books, and occurs in conjunction with the opening of the UM Libraries exhibition, "The Pan American University: The Original Spirit of the U Lives On," which showcases the University's connection to Latin America and the Caribbean.
6 p.m. Presentation. Reception to follow. Otto G. Richter Library, First Floor. 1300 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
RSVP to richterevents@miami.edu or call 305-284-4026.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Abdessattar Ben Moussa: Human Rights, Justice, And Democracy. President of The Tunisian Human Rights League, a lawyer, and one of the members of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, Ben Moussa was a leader of the Quartet’s successful mediation efforts following Tunisia's Jasmine revolution. The quartet received the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2015 for its role in the building of a new democracy and creation of the most progressive constitution in the region’s history. Ben Moussa will describe the successful strategies used by the Quartet and address the ongoing need to seek justice and democracy throughout the region.
6 p.m. meet & greet session; 6:30 p.m. lecture begins. The Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables, Florida, 33124
RSVP to http://as.miami.edu/inauguration. For more information, e-mail scass@miami.edu or call 305-284-5531.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

John Meacham, author, presidential historian, and Pulitzer Prize winner, will be presenting the lecture, "The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency." The program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the University of Miami Center for the Humanities. It is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes board and the Federation of State Humanities Councils in recognition of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes.
7 p.m. Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
Free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Yuri Tschinkel, Ph.D.: Rationality in Mathematics. Director of mathematics and the physical sciences at the Simons Foundation, Yuri Tschinkel will discuss the ancient mathematical concept of rationality, a concept that has recently experienced tremendous developments. The talk will discuss the history of the subject and introduce some of the key ideas and constructions in this fascinating field.
7 p.m., Wilder Auditorium, Knight Physics Building, 1320 Campo Sano Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33124
RSVP to http://as.miami.edu/inauguration. For more information, e-mail scass@miami.edu or call 305-284-5531.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Frost Concert Jazz Band, directed by John Daversa, presents “Huracándombe: an exploration of Afro-Uruguayan music and culture”, a world-premiere of new works for jazz ensemble and cuerda de candombe (Uruguayan drumming ensemble), featuring Uruguayan guest musicians Manuel Contrera, Juan Pablo Chapital, Alvaro Salas, and Federico Britos.
8 p.m. Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
Click here for tickets.

Discover the Lowe: Miami’s First Art Museum. The Lowe Art Museum is opening its doors for free to the public with no RSVP required. Of the many exhibitions, ArtLab @ The Lowe explores key artistic movements in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany and Austria. Visitors to the Lowe will have the unique opportunity to examine original works of art associated with German Symbolism, Austrian Expressionism, Surrealism, the New Objectivity movement, and German Fluxus. The Lowe will also be hosting a selection of works from the Bass Museum of Art’s permanent collection.
5 – 7 p.m., The Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables, Florida, 33124. Parking available in the Pavia Garage.