Upcoming Events
December 8, 2015

Final Reviews  go through December 12! Stay tuned for photos! See the review booklet online. 

Fall Commencement is at 10 am, December 17 at the Bank United Center. Join us afterward for a reception for parents and students to celebrate their achievements and an exhibition of student work. 

Happy Holidays! Winter break is from December 18 through January 10.  Classes resume January 11, 2016! 

Our first lecture of the Spring semester is on January 22, at 6:30 pm in Glasgow Hall, a special Friday edition of the Tecnoglass Lecture Series, featuring Rural Urban Framework from Hong Kong! Following that, Michael Murphy of MASS Group will speak in Glasgow Hall at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, January 27. More details about both lectures are coming soon. 

Top Story
7 Latin American Architects on the Road Reception a Success 
About 50 people joined Dean el-Khoury and Jean-Francois LeJeune to celebrate the exhibition "7 Latin American Architects on the Road," on Monday, November 30 in the Korach Gallery. Despite landing from Madrid just a few hours early, Professor LeJeune gave a lively talk about the models, their creation and the team that built them. Special thanks to professors Steve Fett and Edgar Sarli for their work in curating this beautiful exhibition. Check out the album of Facebook photos! (No Facebook account required.) 

Student News
UMSoA Students Create Largest Drawing in School History
Professor Jaime Correa and his students in the Rome program created a  13.5' x 9' graphite drawing of Fontana dei Libri at La Sapienza. It was produced in 6" X 6" squares randomly given to 14 students in the Rome Studio (each student produced 35 non-consecutive tonal squares). They documented the creative and production process with a unique performance video and multiple photos for future exhibition purposes.
The drawings produced this semester will be reviewed by 2A+P/A here in Rome Thursday, December 10 at 10 am. They will also review 98 miniatures of public spaces in Rome (1.5" X 1.5") drawn in the style of San Rocco Magazine (black on white), traditional watercolors, and provocative metaphysical drawings.

Faculty News

Cristina Canton and NC-office, Wins 2015 Knight Arts Challenge Grant
NC-office, made up of four UMSoA alumni including Canton, won $30,000 to bring their proposal, Concerts and Films Coming to Sweetwater, to life! The project aims to activate  public space through culture by presenting concerts and films in a new plaza in the city of Sweetwater next to Florida International University's West Dade campus. 

Fifty-three entities won grants from the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge, with $2.36 million awarded to artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers and more. Read more about the winners and program at the Miami Herald and the Knight Foundation website

Jake Brillhat's New Book, VOYAGE LE CORBUSIER, Retraces Le Corbusier's Steps 
Brillhart's book was featured on Huffington Post.com's Arts & Culture section, Friday, December 4. " It features 175 drawings from Corb's early sketchbooks, from 1907 to 1911, including ruins, interiors, landscapes, and the people and objects that populated them. There are dozens of never-before-published drawings and paintings, some reproduced for the first time in full color, or available only in disparate sources. Also included is a foreword by Jean-Louis Cohen, the French architect, historian and Le Corbusier scholar.

The book is aimed at the general public and students as well, with distinct messaging for each. "I would love for non-architects to get an idea of the appreciation of drawing and painting as a form of research and travel - that you can take away a lot with a pad and pencil," he says. "For students, there's the idea that drawing is still relevant and meaningful and at the core of what we do."   Read More

Correa and Fett to Present "Success from the Bottom Up" at ACSA Annual Meeting
UMSoA Professors Jaime Correa and Steven Fett will be presenting their paper "Success from the Bottom Up - Lessons Learning in Haiti's Arcahaie Region" at the 104th  Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture ( ACSA) Annual Meeting in Seattle in March.

The paper focuses on work done in the Haitian coastal region of Arcahaie after the 2010 earthquake, and summarizes the results of their part of the UMSoA  Center for Urban and Community Design mission to draw a regional "road map for change," including challenges created by preconceived notions and other cultural pitfalls. Read More.

United Way Campaign is Underway!
The United Way campaign is taking place now, through the end of the year. All full-time faculty and staff contributions count toward the UMSoA giving goal, but all gifts are appreciated. To donate to United Way, go to your My Workday account and log in, go to your "All About Me" page and click "Give."

Deadlines & Opportunities
Scholarship: University of Oxford Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Urban Development 
The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford is pleased to invite applications for a fully-funded scholarship to undertake the part-time Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Sustainable Urban Development.

This scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by the Prince's Foundation for Building Community and is only tenable at Kellogg College. Further details regarding the scholarship, including a background to the project and eligibility, can be found on the  DPhil website. Scholarship application deadline:  22 January 2016.

Also available at Oxford:

The Sheehan Scholarship
A fully-funded scholarship has been generously donated by the Oxford-based Sheehan Group for the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development. The successful candidate will work closely with the Sheehan Group during the research dissertation phase of their second year of study, undertaking a project related to the recycling of building materials.
The Oxford-Viessmann Scholarship
The Oxford-Viessmann Scholarship is open to all graduate applicants for the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development. The Scholarship covers course fees and college fees, and includes a subsistence grant. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University of Oxford and Viessman UK Ltd. Founded in 1917, Viessmann is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating, cooling and climate control technology.
The MSc Programme Scholarship
A fully-funded scholarship is available to all graduate applicants for the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development.

All of the above have a deadline of  January 22, 2016.   To find out more and how to apply for these opportunities please visit www.conted.ox.ac.uk/sud or get in touch via sud@conted.ox.ac.uk or +44 (0)1865 286953.
SoA Director of Communications, Annette Gallagher, a.gallagher1@umiami.edu or call (305) 284-5002.
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