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.

Challenge accepted
Monday, Feb. 4–Monday, April 29
Step it up this month by signing up for the Walking 'Canes step challenge, which kicks off Monday, Feb. 4 and runs through Monday, April 29. The 12-week program is a great way to stay active, motivated, and earn points as part of the Well ’Canes incentives program. Register now for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level based on your average weekly steps. Learn more about the challenge and how to sign up. Hint: Steps from DCC count toward your Walking 'Canes goals.

Data privacy day
Wednesday, Feb. 6
Data Privacy Day creates awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. UM is hosting its second annual Data Privacy Day event on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and you’re invited. Learn from keynote speaker Mary Anne Franks, professor at UM Law School, as she discusses emerging privacy trends that have been triggered by the rapid development of new technologies. RSVP to save your seat. Can’t make it to the event? Click here to catch the livestream.

Business of health care conference
Register now!
Technology’s impact on the health care industry and its stakeholders is growing both domestically and globally. On Friday, March 29, the Center for Health Management and Policy at the University of Miami Business School will host its eighth annual health care industry impact conference, “The Business of Health Care: Technology & People: U.S. & Beyond.” Early registration ends on Thursday, Feb. 28. Learn more.

Etch your love in a brick
Order now
Think outside the box this Valentine’s Day. Share your love publicly and permanently by purchasing a brick on the Love Bridge. Located at the entrance of UM’s Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center, which is named after the two lovebirds who met and fell in love during their first week as students at the U, the bridge includes more than 360 personalized bricks acknowledging a special someone. Each “love brick” purchase provides UM students with a free physical, nutritional assessment, and motivational information through the Patti and Allan Herbert CHAMP endowment fund. Purchase yours today by filling out the order form and contacting Carmen Gilbert at 305-284-8512 or cburgess@miami.edu.

Suit up at JCPenney
Sunday, Feb. 17
UM students, faculty, staff, and alumni with a ’Cane card can get 40 percent off their purchase of professional apparel, including suits, accessories and shoes, at JCPenney of Dadeland during the College Suit Up event on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Students are asked to RSVP as transportation will be provided. Family and friends are welcome. For questions, contact Carly Smith at carly@miami.edu.