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.

Tune in to this week’s virtual town hall sessions. 
Tuesday, June 30, at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The University community is invited to attend a town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 30, to learn more about the details of  our fall semester reopening plan. During a candid and productive conversation, University leaders will answer questions submitted in advance by students, faculty, staff, and families. Submit your questions now using this anonymous form. Register now to attend the faculty and staff webinar at 3 p.m. Students and their families can register for the webinar at 5:30 p.m. Learn more.

Explore stress-reduction techniques and other wellness resources.
Available online.
Learn about the importance of maintaining a healthy mindset to weather the challenges of the day by employing simple techniques that can help to lower stress, shift mindsets, and eliminate unhealthy habits. Register to attend a webinar—offered by the University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, or FSAP—on Tuesday, June 30, at 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. Additionally, as a benefit to faculty and staff members, licensed behavioral health professionals from the FSAP are now offering virtual group check-ins—stand-alone meetings conducted at the request of team leaders who wish to extend this type of help to their team members. Learn more about scheduling a “check-in” for your team or other FSAP resources.

Learn about sustainability efforts in the hemisphere.
Monday, July 6, at 1 p.m.
As part of one of the few universities in Mexico to have actively participated in the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System, Alfredo Cesar Nanni, coordinator of sustainable projects at the Universidad de Monterrey, will discuss sustainability achievements and the bridges his institution has created with other universities in the hemisphere. Register to attend the webinar hosted by Green U.

Revisit a historical event—El efecto Mariel: Before, during, and after. 
Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m.
The first in a series of webinars and virtual programs hosted by the University’s Cuban Heritage Collection, tune in to a presentation that will address the antecedents, unfolding, and aftermath of the 1980 Mariel boatlift. Co-hosted by Harvard University’s Cuba Studies Program, this panel discussion will bring together multiple interdisciplinary perspectives on this historic event, upon its 40th anniversary. Learn more and register to attend.

Take a meditation break.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. through July 30.
Incorporate a mindful practice into your workweek on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Offered by the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, the 15-minute guided sessions are led by Lunthita Duthely, an assistant research professor for the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science. Each session is inspired by meditation teacher Sri Chinmoy and his writings on inner peace. Register to attend.