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.

Dress in denim to build awareness. 
Wednesday, April 29
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the University community is invited to participate in a virtual event on Denim Day to support global rape prevention education. Celebrated on April 29, millions of people across the world will wear denim with a purpose—in support of survivors and to educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence. This initiative—led by the University’s Title IX office in conjunction with our It’s On Us campaign—encourages students, faculty, and staff to submit photos wearing denim and to post those #DenimDay photos on social media.

Ask the experts about nutrition advice.
Wednesday, April 29, at 1 p.m.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your nutrition, tune in for a session with Michelle Pearlman, UHealth board certified gastroenterologist, as she discusses and demonstrates healthy, low-carb meal options, snacks, and dessert recipes that are easy to make. Register to attend this Zoom session hosted by the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center.

Learn to leverage audio and videoconferencing tools.
Friday, May 1, at 3 p.m.
To ensure you’re making the most of tools for working remotely, the University’s information technology experts will share how to utilize Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Register to attend the virtual UMIT Tech Talk, which will be hosted using Microsoft Teams. Learn more.

Develop new skills. 
Multiple dates
University employees can explore a series of seminars to learn how to incorporate dance, movement, and relaxation therapies; develop better sleep habits; and find tips for working from home with children. Offered at noon and 6 p.m. via Zoom and organized by the University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), you can register for a session using the links in the online calendar. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes Incentives program can earn points by attending a webinar. Connect with FSAP at 305-284-6604 or fsap.miami.edu.

Watch virtual musical performances.
Multiple dates
Music brings us together, even when we need to be far apart. The University’s Frost School of Music partnered with the City of Coral Gables for a live, virtual, six-week concert series, which kicked off Wednesday, April 1, and continues Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. on the City’s Instagram, @cityofcoralgables. Additionally, the school continues to share a number of performances by its students, alumni, and faculty members through its YouTube channel and social media accounts. Learn more.