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.

Mental Health Awareness Month
May 1–31
This month, mental health professionals and UM leaders are encouraging faculty and staff to care for their well-being and raise awareness of mental illness. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and Human Resources will highlight resources, benefits, events, and expert tips that are available to employees. Explore details at miami.edu/life and look for updates in your inbox for weekly updates in News@TheU.

Coral Gables campus parking updates
Starting Thursday, May 9
Spring commencement takes center stage and summer schedules will closely follow. Stay ahead of parking changes and restrictions starting this week. First up: commencement ceremonies begin Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11 at the Watsco Center. Elevated traffic levels are expected up to two hours before and after each ceremony. View the complete schedule and more information.

Dining hours at the Gables campus
Available online
If you’re dining on the Coral Gables campus, be sure to check the UM Dining site, where hours of operation are always listed. During summer there are closures and shorted hours at many of the retail spots and residential dining halls. But before students head home, enjoy some Mexican fare during Taco Tuesday at Hecht-Stanford and Mahoney-Pearson dining halls available from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. View campus dining hours at https://dineoncampus.com/miami/campus-dining-hours

Ask the experts: portion distortion
Friday, May 10 at 12:15 p.m.
Portion control and our growing waistlines become a hot topic during this presentation, complete with a “carb lab” for participants to explore. Join experts Michelle Pearlman, MD, and Jacqueline Colon, RD, LD/N, at UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center for a free event on Friday, May 10 as they discuss these topics and more. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes program can earn Pure Wellness points by attending this session. For questions and to RSVP, send an email to medwellness@med.miami.edu.

Save the date for Faculty Showcase
Thursday, October 17
This October, the Faculty Showcase, an annual teaching and learning event presented by Academic Technologies, returns for its fifth year. The event provides an opportunity for faculty to share, network, and discover the fascinating and innovative ways fellow colleagues are using technology in their courses. The academic community is invited to discover how faculty can implement educational technology to employ effective teaching strategies, develop student engagement, and promote digital literacy. Register now to stay in the loop as key updates are shared over the next few months.