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.

Self-identification of disability and veteran status 
Update any time via Workday
As a federal contractor, the University of Miami is required to invite all employees to self-identify their disability status at least once every five years per federal laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment and affirmative action. University employees are not required to provide their disability status as a condition of continued employment, but if they choose to they may volunteer to self-identify their disability and/or veteran status at any time through the Personal Information page in Workday. Learn more. For questions about the protected veteran or disability status self-identification process, contact Human Resources Workplace Equity and Performance office at wep@miami.edu.

Catch a flick at the Cosford Cinema
Multiple dates
With more than a dozen films lined up—and plenty added regularly, there’s always a movie to be seen at the Bill Cosford Cinema. The longest running art house cinema in the city of Miami, the cinema on the Coral Gables campus showcases a variety of independent, international, experimental, and classic cinema. UM employees can snag $8 movie tickets with a valid UM ID. Find showtimes.

Feeling under the weather?
Multiple locations
This holiday season remember the UHealth Clinics at Walgreens are available for same-day visits for minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, pink eye, and more; and each location is staffed by University of Miami Health System advanced practice registered nurses. Faculty, staff, and their dependents on the University’s medical plan can visit any clinic for a $5 copay. The clinics are open seven days a week, 363 days out of the year, with extended weekday and weekend hours. Learn more.

Holiday schedules and closures
Available online
Fall commencement has come and gone and while we gear up for spring semester to begin on the Coral Gables campus, note special closures or updated hours of operation for many spots off and on campus. Check the University’s holiday calendars to know which days will be observed at each campus and call ahead before planning a visit to specific locations, such as the Lowe Art Museum, library, or Coral Gables campus dining facilities.

Beaux Arts Festival of Art
Saturday, Jan. 18–Sunday, Jan. 19
This weekend the 69th annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art will take place in the heart of UM’s Coral Gables campus. Held every winter, the festival attracts thousands of patrons to this two-day juried show that is consistently ranked as one of the top 200 Fine Arts shows in the U.S. Enjoy live music and other free entertainment, dining options, and family fun throughout the weekend with free admission. Learn more.