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.

Register for the Dolphins Cancer Challenge 
The DCC, which provides critical philanthropic support to the University’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is a family-friendly team event with the option to run, walk, cycle, or even ride virtually, so there’s something for all members of the ’Canes family. All members of the UM family, including faculty and staff, can register now for free and start fundraising for the event. The University will match an employee’s first contributions, up to $50, toward their fundraising goal. Plus, register before Dec. 31, 2019 and you’ll be automatically entered to win an iPhone 11. Learn more.

Parking interruptions on the Coral Gables campus
Thursday, Dec. 12
With commencement on Thursday, Dec.12 at the Watsco Center, expect event attendees to utilize the yellow lots, Merrick Garage, and Pavia Garage. Elevated traffic levels are expected up to two hours before and after each ceremony along with roadway interruptions and lot closures from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Note that parking color zone restrictions are lifted with the exception of the purple zone, which means permit holders may utilize other parking lots around the campus and should allow extra time for their commute. For questions, contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096, option 2.

UHealth Dermatology new practices in Coral Gables and Miami Beach
Now open
With a dozen experts available between the new Coral Gables office located at 1828 Ponce de Leon Blvd, and the location at 555 Washington Ave. #210 in Miami Beach, you’ll be able to find quality care with even more convenience. Make your next appointment today with a physician at the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. Recognized by their peers and patients as leaders in their field, nearly all of the South Florida dermatologists listed in Best Doctors in America are current or former faculty, voluntary faculty, or former residents. University doctors treat skin conditions from A-Z at UHealth clinics for over 60,000 patients each year. Learn more.

Safe travels
With the holiday season upon us, many will be traveling. Stay safe domestically and abroad with these tips from the University of Miami Police Department (UMPD). Share your travel plans with close friends and family, including information of those you will be traveling with. Do not post your travel plans or pictures on social media before or during your trip to avoid alerting potential threats of your location. Educate yourself with regard to the laws of different states or countries to avoid violations. Contact UMPD at 305-284-6666 or police@miami.edu in case of an emergency while abroad. Remember, safety in numbers, stay together, and do not leave anyone behind.

Faculty Senate names 2020 James W. McLamore Awardee
Award ceremony on Monday, April 13 at 5 p.m.
In recognition of his many years of dedicated service, the Faculty Senate unanimously voted at its Nov. 20 meeting to award the James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award to Dr. R. Stephen Cantrell, professor and chair of the department of mathematics, director of the Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas, and director for theoretical and mathematical ecology at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Cantrell will be presented with the award at the 2020 Faculty Senate awards ceremony on Monday, April 13 at 5 p.m. in the Herbert Business School Storer Auditorium. All members of the University community are invited to attend the ceremony and the reception that will follow. Learn more.