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.

Tap into mindfulness resources. 
Available online.
The University of Miami Libraries offers introductory mindfulness sessions for cultivating calm and focus. The 45-minute sessions introduce the fundamentals of mindfulness with periods of guided practice and opportunities for reflection and questions. Register to participate in the session on Wednesday, June 24, at 4 p.m., which is free and open to the University community. Learn more about the program and watch a recorded meditation session led by Kelly Miller, associate dean of libraries for learning and research services.

Learn to successfully navigate change.
Thursday, June 25.
Find professional development tools and resources to help you grow. Launched by the University’s Human Resources Talent and Organizational Development team, faculty and staff members have the opportunity to learn to be agile leaders and navigate the stressors and demands of change. Register now to attend a webinar on Thursday, June 25. For more information, visit miami.edu/inspire or contact tod@miami.edu.

Apply for the U-LINK Social Equity Challenge funding opportunity.
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 15.
As a result of the recent violence and injustice at the forefront of our national consciousness, University faculty members have an opportunity to apply for a special rapid U-LINK grant. This call for applications is aimed at catalyzing interdisciplinary collaboration to advance understanding of individual, institutional, and/or structural oppression, and associated impact on multiple outcomes of interest—which may include health, educational achievement, income inequality, reimagined practices in the criminal legal system, and public policy. Interested faculty members will be able to attend an online mixer to connect and meet with potential collaborators. For questions about the U-LINK funding opportunity, contact Erin Kobetz at ekobetz@med.miami.edu; or contact Eva Olivares eolivares@med.miami.edu regarding the InfoReady system application.

Share what’s on your reading list. 
What are you reading right now? Life@TheU wants to know. We’re curating a list of recommended books to share with the University community this summer, and we’d love your help. Complete this short form to send us your title recommendations. For questions, contact our team at lifeattheu@miami.edu.