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.

Harness the power of good stress
Thursday, May 16, Wednesday, May 22, and Thursday, May 23
Join Firdaus S. Dhabhar, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences for UM's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, to learn how you can manage various types of stress to promote health and well-being. The workshop is free and available on the Coral Gables campus on May 16, the medical campus on May 22, and at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on May 23. RSVP today to save your seat!

Introducing PolicyStat 
Available online 
Employees looking for Business and Finance policies can now access them online on PolicyStat, the new cloud-based policy management system to house University policies. University employees can efficiently search policies by name or content from any browser using the system’s Google-like search algorithm. Access the Business and Finance policies at https://umiami.policystat.com/.  UHealth policies are located at https://umhs-umhc.policystat.com/. Learn how to search for policies by accessing the video tutorial at http://learn.policystat.com/searching/. For questions, contact compliance manager Stephanie Linares at SLinares@miami.edu.

Free mindfulness sessions at the Lowe
Tuesdays, 12:30–1:30 p.m. through May
Join the Lowe Art Museum for free mindfulness sessions, offered through May. On the first and third Tuesday of the month, Art of Mindfulness will help you recharge, refocus, and reclaim the day with a short introduction to mindfulness followed by a guided mindful sitting. Sessions are led by Alice Lash, founder of Mindfultime, and UM Professor Scott Rogers, founder of UM’s Mindfulness in Law Program. On the second and last Tuesday of the month, Mindful Looking will teach you to slow down, be present, and spend time with one work of art in the Lowe's galleries, and enjoy a guided mindful looking exercise led by the Lowe Art Museum Education staff.

CREATE Grant pre-submission
Apply by Monday, June 10
UM faculty have the opportunity to apply for a CREATE grant, designed to encourage faculty and student engagement with the University’s collections while increasing object-based outreach and educational opportunities for UM’s many constituencies. Before applying, contact Christina Larson, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Academic Engagement, at clarson@miami.edu to discuss your idea. For course-related projects, consult with committee member Matt Acevedo from Academic Technologies at mattacevedo@miami.edu. Learn more.

Discounted tickets for Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue
uesday, July 23–Wednesday, July 24
The Watsco Center will host Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, a family-friendly show ideal for the young Paw Patrol fan in your life. Catch one of three 75-minute long showings. UM faculty, staff, and students can present their ’Cane card at the Watsco Center box office to purchase tickets with a $5 discount on selected price level. Learn more.