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.

Timing is everything
Tuesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. 
No lunch plans? Tune in to ULearn’s live event: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing and master the art of timing. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Plink will show that timing is truly a science – one that can be used to make smarter decisions, enhance our productivity, and boost the performance of our organizations. Get details and register here for the event.

Benefit summary plan descriptions
Now available online
The 2019 benefit summary plan descriptions and summaries of benefits and coverage provide information on UM benefit plans, including when faculty and staff may begin participating in the plans and how to file a claim. You may request a printed copy by contacting HR-Total Rewards online or calling 305-284-3004.

Parking closures at IM fields
Effective Monday, April 22
As part of the summer intramural field renovations on the Coral Gables campus, purple lot 501 will be permanently displaced, effective, Monday, April 22. Current purple permit holders will be accommodated in the remaining purple lots. You can read the full story here and direct any questions or concerns to parking and transportation at 305-284-3096.

Preservation week April 21–27
Sunday, April 21–Saturday, April 27
Join the University of Miami Libraries during the second annual Preservation Week. The week-long national event, sponsored by the American Library Association, will feature a lecture by Martha Horan, UM’s head preservation strategist, webinars on preserving your personal treasures and memories, and access to UM's preservation lab. Learn more about preserving your family history, caring for keepsakes, and tour UM’s preservation lab. All events are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.  

Attend eMerge Americas 2019—for free!
Monday, April 29–Tuesday, April 30
The tech event of the hemisphere is almost here—and right in our backyard! Register now for eMerge Americas 2019, scheduled for April 29 and 30 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and get ready to experience a one-of-a-kind technology conference that brings together global thought leaders. Sponsored by the University of Miami, UM students, faculty, and staff can register to attend for free by April 22 using code TEGLUM. Learn more.