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.

Concept to commercialization: The ABCs of VCs
Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 4:45 p.m.
Make strategic connections and gain insights about taking your ideas to the marketplace as Jeff Camp discusses the current state of the venture capital markets from the perspective of the entrepreneur. His talk will focus on what new startups should consider when searching for, pitching, and closing a deal with a venture capital firm; the role of each of the principals in the transaction; and how entrepreneurs can improve their chances of a successful financing with a VC that fits with their company. Register now to attend this 45-minute presentation, which is free and open to the UM community. For more information, contact Gillian Johnson at gmj25@med.miami.edu.

DILS International Multicultural Night
Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m.
Every year the College of Arts and Sciences’ Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) program—which offers students the opportunity to acquire communicative competence in languages that are not taught in the standard curriculum—invites the public to experience the cultures of the languages studied. During this free event all are welcome to learn about the diversity of the DILS community through dance, food, fashion, song, presentations, and more. For more information, contact DILS@miami.edu.

Ask the experts
Friday, March 8 at 12:15 p.m.
Artificial sweeteners, ketogenic, and intermittent fasting are trending topics you’ll see come up in the health and wellness community, but what do they mean for you? Join experts Michelle Pearlman, MD, and Jacqueline Colon, RD, LD/N, at UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center for a free event on Friday, March 8 as they discuss these topics and more. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes program can earn Pure Wellness points by attending this session. For questions and to RSVP, send an email to medwellness@med.miami.edu.

Frost Music Live
Multiple dates
UM’s Frost School of Music’s signature live music series continues this spring with a number of performances held right on the Gables campus at UM’s Gusman Hall or Clarke Recital Hall. The series includes a mixture of free and ticketed events featuring jazz, pop, classical, and more. Learn more at https://frost-music-live.miami.edu/index.html

Sustainability 101 webinar
Go “green” in your workplace by applying for the Green Office certification program. Get basic training in sustainability, including recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, green purchasing and printing, nature conservation, and green outreach and leadership. Register today through ULearn by searching the title "Sustainability 101 Webinar." For questions, contact greenu@miami.edu. Learn more at https://greenu.miami.edu/programs/sustainability-101/index.html