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.

Get the scoop on phishing emails—and learn how to stay off the hook
Friday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m.
Learn how to protect yourself from phishing scams with the help of UMIT security and email experts who will break down the problem and what you can do to stop it. University faculty and staff members can register to attend an upcoming Tech Talk on Friday, Feb. 28, at the School of Law, room A110. Learn more.

Attend the University of Miami travel fair  
Tuesday, March 3–Wednesday, March 4
University of Miami faculty, staff, and students can attend the next travel fair to learn about discounts and benefits available to the University community through the University’s travel partners. Hosted by the Travel Management team, this event will offer participants networking opportunities along with giveaways and raffles. Register to attend the event on Tuesday, March 3, at the Coral Gables campus or on Wednesday, March 4, at the medical campus.

Family fun cheering the Miami Hurricanes against the Pittsburgh Panthers
Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m.; Saturday, March 7, at 6:15 p.m.
Plan an evening with family and friends at two upcoming Hurricanes' sporting events. Register your child—open to kindergarten through sixth grade—to participate in the fifth annual Junior Cheer program at the women’s basketball game on Sunday, March 1, against the University of Pittsburgh. Then head to Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park on Saturday, March 7, to watch the baseball team take on the Pittsburgh Panthers during the fifth annual capes and crowns event. Purchase $12 tickets—which include admission to the game, access to pregame character meet and greet, participation in the on-field parade, and a milkshake voucher—for children older than two. For more details, contact Mackie Feierstein at mfeierstein@miami.edu.

Show your love for the U—become a Giving Day Ask Volunteer
Apply by Friday, March 6
On Thursday, April 2, the University of Miami will host the second annual Giving Day. This 24-hour online and social media celebration will strengthen a sense of collective pride in the University, heighten philanthropic spirit, and increase community awareness. Here’s how University faculty and staff members can get involved—become a Giving Day Ask Volunteer. Volunteers interested in helping to fundraise and increase community engagement may identify five individuals from their family and friends to make a gift on April 2. Sign up before March 6 and you will be contacted.

Plan a green event
From promoting to catering and beyond, planning an event can entail a number of components that lead to unnecessary waste. To help you and your team practice more sustainable planning habits, the University’s Office of Sustainability—or Green U—created a guide and video with simple ways to curb your carbon footprint. Find tips for incorporating environmentally preferred products, recycling programs, and sustainable habits into your event planning process. Learn more.