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.

Download SPSS statistical software  
Now available through Friday, July 31
As part of the University’s product offerings, IBM’s SPSS statistical software is now available to University students and for use on personal computers through Friday, July 31. SPSS software allows users to perform highly complex data manipulation, analysis, and reporting in a simple, user-friendly way. The expansion of the University’s SPSS license will support students completing remote coursework and conducting ongoing research. Learn more and download this software.

Attend an online mindfulness session
Every Wednesday through May 6 at 4 p.m.
Join a 45-minute mindfulness session to help you cultivate calm and focus. Scheduled for every Wednesday at 4 p.m. through May 6, each session will introduce the fundamentals of mindfulness with periods of guided practice and opportunities for reflection and questions. This free program—hosted by University of Miami Libraries using Zoom—is open to the University community. Learn more.

Soothe your craving for the arts
Find multiple offerings online
Live music, performances, concerts, and exhibitions are canceled, but the University of Miami continues to bring its collective creativity and real-time connection to the world. From heartwarming social media mini concerts to digital collections that uncover bigger topics within art, culture, and history, there’s something to satisfy a range of moods as the world continues to navigate through these unprecedented times. Learn about ways you can seek arts at the U remotely from your home.

Access free news publications, resources
Available online
Through the University of Miami Libraries, students, faculty, and staff can access news publications—including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times—at any time, across any platform or mobile device. Visit the Libraries’ News and Newspapers page to learn more and get started. While the libraries remain virtually open during this time, they have shifted to online delivery of consultations, instructional sessions, and workshops using video communication platform technologies, whenever possible. Learn more about remote services.

Explore ACE Engage platform
Available online for free through Thursday, April 30 
The University of Miami community can sign up for free access to the Academic Council on Education’s Engage platform. Engage is a community of higher education leaders with a mission to share expertise, learn, and collaborate. In this unprecedented time of rapid adaptation throughout higher education because of  the COVID-19 virus, ACE has made the decision to open the platform to the entire higher education community. Create a free account and log on to explore the variety of available content, network with peers, and discover solutions to campus challenges. The University is an institutional member of ACE Women’s Network, which aims to promote the professional growth of women in higher education.