5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Laurel award nominations
Thursday, Feb. 14–Friday, March 15
The Laurel Awards, an annual recognition program through the Division of Student affairs, celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of outstanding staff members, student employees, and departments who go above and beyond in their roles and transform lives at the University. Nominations are open from Feb. 14 through March 15 and can be submitted by peers, supervisors, staff, and students. Details about the award categories and nomination process can be found here.

One Book, One U
Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m.
Author Patricia Engel reads from her third novel, “The Veins of the Ocean,” and facilitates a discussion on the book’s theme of intergenerational trauma. This week’s book talk, held in the Shalala Student Center, is one of many events happening around campus in celebration of the 2019 One Book, One U initiative, supported by the Office of Institutional Culture and a range of other University organizations. View the complete schedule of events.

One-on-one grant writing consultations
Register today!
Looking for support while working on your grant application? Mary Lou King, Ph.D., professor emeritus of cell biology, is currently scheduling consultations for UM faculty researches, post-doctoral fellows, and graduation students with new or previous grant submissions, including R-, K- and F-style grants. Appointments can be scheduled for personalized mentoring on specific aims, summary statements, and approach sections, among other areas, and can be in-person or virtual. To schedule one, click here.

Nominate an outstanding person
Now through Wednesday, Feb. 20
The University of Miami Women’s Commission is accepting nominations for students and faculty/staff who have made an impact on women and women’s interests on campus. Nominations are open until Wednesday, Feb. 20. Do you have someone in mind? Submit your nomination today. Visit the Women’s Commission nomination page for submission details.

Something “phishy” in your Outlook inbox?
Thanks to a new feature offered by Microsoft, you can now easily report suspicious emails and phishing attempts using the “report message” tool within Outlook on your desktop or mobile device. Click here for details on how to report suspicious emails through the tool within Outlook.