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.

Take an introductory course in aromatherapy—eligible for continuing education credit. 
Register by Thursday, May 14
Discover the science behind aromatherapy and how it may be used to support wellness. Learn how essential oils can boost the immune system and relieve stress. Offered by the Miller School of Medicine’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, the two-day, hands-on workshop will guide participants as they formulate their own products and learn the appropriate applications of foundational essential oils through evidence-based research. Register now for the virtual course that is being offered on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17. It is open to all. University employees and students may register at a discounted rate. For questions, call 305-243-4751 or email kydra.thompson@miami.edu.

Take a meditation break.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. through May 28
Contribute to your mental health and well-being through meditation practice, now offered virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. by the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center. The 15-minute guided sessions are led by Lunthita Duthely, Ed.D., M.S. RYT, an assistant research professor for UM’s Miller School of Medicine in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. Register to attend.

Upgrade to Zoom 5.0.
By Saturday, May 30
Zoom recently released Zoom 5.0, setting a new standard in video communications security. All Zoom users running older versions of the desktop application will be required to upgrade to Zoom 5.0 by Saturday, May 30. New encryption and security enhancements will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform, and users will not be able to use the Zoom app after May 30 until it is updated to version 5.0. To update the desktop app, visit the Zoom site. Learn more about this upgrade.

Join the summer 2020 Faculty Reading Group. 
Begins on Thursday, June 4, at 2 p.m.
During the summer semester, the Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement (LIFE) team is hosting a special edition of its Faculty Reading Group via Zoom. Each week, participants will read one or two articles around the theme of trauma-informed pedagogy. The group will meet via Zoom to discuss topics, including remote teaching strategies and how to support students. The program is open to all faculty members, but space is limited to 15 participants. Register to attend. Learn more in the latest LIFE newsletter, which contains resources and opportunities that support University faculty members.

Celebrate our health care professionals.
This week!
National Hospital Week, which is celebrated May 10–16, is a time to honor our University of Miami Health System colleagues who continue to serve our community. Join ’Canes around the globe as we unite, from a distance, to share our gratitude and pride for the unsung heroes who rise to the occasion every dayincluding doctors, nurses, environmental service workers, and lab technicians. Celebrate the University of Miami’s health care workers by dressing up in orange, recording a short video (15 seconds or less) or snapping a photo, and submitting it online by Friday, May 15. Share a note on social media and use #UHealthHeroes to show your ’Canes pride.