Something wicked is coming this way!  It’s time for the annual UM Alumni Weekend and Homecoming Reunion (with a twist). This year’s activities will occur on Halloween weekend. Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury invites all alumni, faculty, staff and current students to enjoy a night filled with festivities, food and longtime friends. The reunion will happen on Halloween night, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the courtyard. Admission is $25.00 per person, $15.00 for students and $225.00 for corporate tables of ten. The night will conclude with the traditional firework display over the lake from 9:30 to 10:00 p.m. For more information, contact Julia Pizarro at jpizarro@miami.edu or call 305-284-3731. 

Yasmine Zeghar’s project, Brooklyn Cinematic Hotel, has been chosen to receive a Student Design Merit Award by the AIA Miami Chapter. The project was done last semester as part of Allan Shulman’s upper level studio course where students were proposing new hotel strategies for the area of Brooklyn, NY.  Yasmine will receive the award at the Design Awards Gala in November.

Looking ahead toward Halloween and Homecoming, the AIAS will be sponsoring a Pumpkin Carving Competition.  The artwork created from this competition will be used as center displays during the Homecoming Reunion on Friday, October 31. 

Dean Shelton Berg from the Frost School of Music invites all students from SoA to attend Festival Miami 2014! There will be amazing artists such as Gaby Moreno, Fantine and Jorma Kaukonen. Each concert has a $10 student rush, the day of the event. Events run through November 8.

Student registration is now open for the ACSA Virtual Architecture College + Career Expo on November 22 from noon to 4:00 p.m, eastern standard time.

SoA's High Noon lecture series continues this Wednesday, October 29, with "North-South" by Jean François Lejeune beginning at 12:15 p.m. in the Rinker Classroom. Lunch will be served. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Jaime Correa recently published an article in the Colombian architecture magazine, MODULO.  His article, "THE CITY IS NOT A CLOCK: considerations on the death of planning and the purpose of the 99% invisible," was published in issue 12, where he argues for a new urban design method. MODULO is edited by Mauricio Cabas and can be obtained by visiting their website or sending your request to: revistamodulo@cuc.edu.co.

Attention SoA faculty and staff! This is your opportunity to review, enroll or make changes to your 'Canes Total Rewards' benefits package. Open enrollment ends this Friday, October 31. Please login to myum.miami.edu to review and choose your benefits for 2015. If you have questions, visit the Open Enrollment website.

October 29
SoA High Noon series lecture “North South” by Jean Francois Lejeune, Rinker Classroom in Perez Architecture Center, 12:15 p.m.

October 31 Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury invites all SoA alumni, students, faculty and staff to SoA's Annual Homecoming Reunion.  This year the event will be on Halloween evening from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the SoA Courtyard. Admission is $25.00 per person, with corporate tables for $225.00 (includes corporate name displayed on table and ten tickets). Student tickets are $15.00 per person. To RSVP, contact Julia Pizarro in the Academic Services office at (305) 284-3731.

November 3 SoA Currents series lecture by Vicente Guallart, Chief Architect, Barcelona City Council. Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.

November 5 SoA Agenda - Call to Order series lecture, “Alternative Destinies” by 2A + P/A. Glasgow Hall in Perez Architecture Center, 6:30 p.m.

November 10 Miami Architect and longtime supporter of SoA, Ken Treister, will give a lecture at Books & Books in Coral Gables on his latest book, Easter Island’s Silent Sentinels. This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island's vernacular architecture, which is often overshadowed by its giant stone statues. The lecture begins at 8:00 p.m. 

Student News image: Section AA, Brooklyn Cinematic Hotel, New York, by Yasmine Zeghar
Faculty & Staff News image: Capri Batterie, by Joseph Beuys

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