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.

A conversation and book signing with Michael Chertoff
Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.
The University of Miami invites you to an evening with Secretary Michael Chertoff who will draw on his experience as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and co-author of the USA Patriot Act to explain the complex, global legalities surrounding issues of data collection and a way forward that could balance the needs of individuals, government, and business alike. Secretary Chertoff will highlight topics from his most recent book, "Exploding Data: Reclaiming our Cyber Security in the Digital Age." Books will be available for purchase at the event by Books & Books. Register now and learn more about this free event.

CPR, AED, and first aid certification
Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.
Learn lifesaving skills—like proper use of an AED, or automated external defibrillator, CPR skills, and basic first-aid procedures—and become certified to perform these techniques on infants, children, and adults. Offered at the Herbert Wellness Center, this certification program, which is open to the public, costs $40 and is valid for two years. For more information and to register, contact Christina WooChing at cwooching@miami.edu. Registration is available on site one hour prior. Learn more at https://wellness.studentaffairs.miami.edu/classes/schedules/index.html

Technology Assistance Program workshops
Multiple dates
Sharpen your Microsoft and computing skills by registering for an upcoming workshop. Offered in the Learning Commons at the Richter Library, UM students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of the Technology Assistance Program, or TAP, which bridges the gap between academics and technology through guided consultations and hands-on workshops. Register now for an upcoming session. Learn more at it.miami.edu/tap.

Team Hurricanes training ride
Sunday, Feb. 24
If you’re gearing up to ride on April 6 in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge or simply enjoy getting on a bike, tag along with Team Hurricanes at the next training ride, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24. Hosted by Mack Cycle and Fitness, participants will meet at the South Miami location at 6:30 a.m. and choose from three different rides, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Get the details now. Don’t forget, all Team Hurricanes members receive 15 percent off at Mack Cycle and Fitness in South Miami (good for one year)! For questions about DCC, send an email to dcc@miami.edu.


Manage stress with music
Monday, Feb. 25–Tuesday, Feb. 26
If you’re feeling stressed, music therapy can offer ways to cope and manage your experience. Learn to use active and passive music-based interventions to control stress hormone levels through an interactive presentation by Mary Adelyn Kauffman, a board-certified music therapist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at UM. UM employees can register to attend a session, which is facilitated by a Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) consultant. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes program can earn Pure Wellness points by attending this session. Learn more about FSAP by reading the latest newsletter.