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.

Become a SART volunteer 
Apply by Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Since 1992, the UM Counseling Center’s Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) has been a vital resource for students, providing them a place to talk about sexual assault anonymously and find out their options. Every year, SART invites dedicated, warm, and empathic faculty, staff, and graduate students to serve as volunteers. Volunteers agree to be available 24/7 to answer calls received on the SART hotline (305-798-6666) for a full week, and typically serve at least one but no more than two weeks in a given semester, depending on their availability. Interested applicants should contact Audrey Cleary by Jan. 15 at 305-284-5511 or a.cleary@miami.edu  and prepare to attend the training on Jan. 31. Learn more at miami.edu/sart.

Coping with holiday stress 
Tuesday, Dec. 10–Friday, Dec. 13
Attend a midday training session to learn about building your capacity to consciously activate your body’s relaxation response, including specific methods useful at work and home to manage daily stressors. UM employees can register to attend a session, which is organized by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. Employees enrolled in the Well ’Canes incentives program can earn points by attending these sessions. Learn more by reading the latest newsletter.

Calling entrepreneurial researchers
Apply by Tuesday, Dec. 17
Does your latest discovery have commercial value? Biomedical scientists and engineers can find a new approach to accelerate the translation of discoveries to clinical practice by applying for the next five-week I-Corps@NCATS course at the University of Miami, which starts on Jan. 17, 2020. Participants attend two face-to-face sessions (the kick-off and finale), but will conduct customer discovery during the three weeks in between, checking in virtually or in-person during office hours. This course is designed for faculty, staff, postdoctoral associates, residents, students, or entrepreneurs. For questions, contact Suhrud Rajguru at s.rajguru@miami.edu. Learn more

Listserv upgrade includes new features
Now available
Listserv, the University's email management software, was upgraded to version 17.0 on Thursday, Nov. 21. Now, you'll notice several noteworthy changes within Listserv, including a brand new and improved web interface, which is responsive and works on all types of devices. The user-friendly Listserv newsletter template builder allows list owners to design and send eye-catching and fully-responsive HTML newsletters and announcements—no coding experience needed. For questions or if you experience technical issues when using Listserv, contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or help@miami.edu. Learn more.

Harlem Globetrotters coming to Watsco Center
Sunday, Dec. 15
Plan a great family outing or date-night activity to see the Harlem Globetrotters. UM faculty and staff can access exclusive pricing to score 40 percent off tickets using promo code VNUBF! Offer Expires Dec. 6, at 10:00 p.m. Learn more about the Harlem Globetrotters and purchase your tickets today!