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.

Attend the State of the University with President Frenk
Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
University faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the State of the University town hall meeting hosted by President Frenk at the Shalala Student Center on Thursday, Sept. 12. The event will include an address by the president, presentations by students and faculty, a panel discussion, and a Q&A session. RSVP now.

Faculty Senate meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 3:30 p.m.
The first Senate meeting of the academic year will be held at the Miami Business School on the Coral Gables campus. All faculty members are invited to attend. View the 2019-20 meeting schedule. Note: The meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. on the medical campus will be hosted by President Frenk. Learn more.

Recharge with free mindfulness sessions
Wednesdays this fall semester at 4 p.m.
Recharge, refocus, and reclaim the day with free guided mindfulness practice sessions. Hosted every Wednesday on the Coral Gables campus at the Richter Library, the 45-minute sessions will introduce the fundamentals of mindfulness with periods of relaxation, lightly-guided mindfulness practice, and thoughtful discussion. This free program is open to faculty, staff, students, and friends. Learn more.

Compliance reminder: Providing benefits to prospective student-athletes
The NCAA defines a prospective student-athlete as any individual in high school, regardless of whether that person is being recruited by the University of Miami or plays a sport. UM boosters and employees must contact the compliance office for guidance before providing any benefits to current and prospective student-athletes. For questions or more information, contact University of Miami athletics at athleticscompliance@miami.edu. Learn more.

Lowe to host MacArthur Fellow Joyce J. Scott
Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.
As part of the Myrna and Sheldon Palley Glass Artist Lecture Series, the Lowe Art Museum will welcome artist Joyce J. Scott, a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. Best known for her figurative sculpture and jewelry, Scott—an African-American, feminist artist—unapologetically confronts difficult themes as diverse as her subjects. Her art leverages its impact with her wry, subversive humor, and engages hardened stereotypes that demand honest examination. Mark your calendars for this event, which is free and open to the public. Learn more.