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.

Black hair in the workplace
Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Join a panel of UM employees and local professionals from various industries as they speak about their personal experiences with their hair in the workplace. Organized by the UM student group Hairology, a panel of five presenters will participate in this event at the Toppel Career Center loft, including Quinn Cabie of Carnival Cruise Lines, TsiTsi Wakhisi and Winston Warrior of the UM School of Communication, Ismaris Ocasio of Toppel Career Center, and graduate student Matta Sannoh. The event is open to the UM community. To register UM faculty and staff should send an email to alrodriguez@miami.edu and students should RSVP on Handshake.

Pick up your DCC packets
Multiple dates
Just two weeks to go before DCC IX on April 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium! Participants will have two separate packets to pick up before the race—one for Team Hurricanes and one from DCC, which consists of your ride/walk/run number and credentials to participate in the event. This week all participants will be able to pick up their Team Hurricanes packet, which includes a t-shirt, bag, socks, and hat—cyclists will also have a jersey in their packets. Participants on the medical campus can stop by the 9th floor of the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Tuesday, March 26 through Friday, March 29 to grab their goodies. Gables and RSMAS participants should head to the Foote Green between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Additionally, all DCC participants are required to pick up their DCC race packets, available all day on Friday, April 5 or before the race on Saturday morning. For questions, please contact Christopher Allan at callan@med.miami.edu.

What should happen to our medical records when we die?
Thursday, March 28 at 12 p.m.
Mark your calendar for a midday lecture at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center at medical campus on how digital innovation is transforming healthcare. The amount of digital healthcare data being generated will likely have increasing research utility over time. This presentation explores current issues surrounding how to manage the medical records of the dead, integrating evidence from the field of body donation to inform and guide the discussion on the use of posthumous medical information. Learn more about this event, which is part of the Dialogues in Research Ethics, a series of monthly seminars. For more information, contact UM Ethics Programs at 305-243-5723 or ethics@miami.edu.

Glass artist lecture by Richard Jolley
Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m.
Richard Jolley is known for exploring the beauty of the human body through his original—sometimes provocative—glass sculptures. Jolley is represented in distinguished public and private throughout the world and works in Knoxville, TN, where he and his wife, artist Tommie Rush, have maintained a thriving studio practice since 1975. Jolley’s exhibit, Richard Jolley: The Stories Behind the Seven Most Asked Questions Widely, displayed both domestically and abroad. This event, which is free and open to the public, is generously sponsored by Myrna and Sheldon Palley. Register now.


Blast Pro Series at Watsco
Saturday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m.
The Watsco Center will host the Blast Pro Series, a global circuit of video game tournaments that delivers elite-level counter-strike and world-class entertainment for everyone. The best teams in the world compete simultaneously in a packed arena featuring three simultaneous live games. UM faculty, staff, and students can present their ’Cane card at the Watsco Center box office to purchase tickets with a 25 percent discount. Learn more.