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.

Mindfulness at the U
Multiple dates
Summer break is right around the corner but until then, life—and work—can seem stressful at times. One way to relax and unwind involves meditation. Find every week opportunities to join in on a free session hosted at either the Lowe Art Museum or Richter Library on the Gables campus. Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., the Lowe offers either the Art of Mindfulness or Mindful Looking sessions, depending on the week. Co-presented by the UM School of Law, Mindfulness at Richter takes place every Thursday at 4 p.m. this spring semester.

Roberta “Bosey” Fulbright Foote Prize
Nominations due by Friday, April 5
The Office of the President is accepting nominations for the Roberta “Bosey” Fulbright Foote Prize, which will be awarded during the University’s Earth Day celebration on April 22. The award recognizes an individual or team who has made an enduring contribution to the beauty, humanity, and future of the University’s campuses. Nominations are due by April 5. Learn more.

U Facilitator information sessions
Tuesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 4
This week the U Facilitator program—which is open to full-time UM staff and faculty who have been at the U for at least a year and a half—will be hosting information sessions and offering anyone interested in the opportunity a chance to learn more. If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be great at, register now to reserve a seat at an information session. Learn more about the program.

Navigating your professional journey
Wednesday, April 10 at 12 p.m.
Learn how to manage work-life balance, handle different personalities, and overcome adversity during a lunchtime roundtable discussion with Sheryl Alonso of The Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Institute, and Ellenmarie McPhillip and Jennyfer Puentes of the UM Business School. Take this opportunity to interact with leaders and learn more about their roads towards management. Submit your questions prior to the event and register now.

Get your office Green U certified
Looking to be more sustainable in at work? With Earth Day right around the corner, UM faculty and staff can get a head start on sustainable living by having their office space Green U certified. The certification process includes an application and management approval but in three easy steps you and your colleagues can be on your way to more sustainable lifestyle in the office. There is no set deadline for the project but there’s no better time than now to go green!