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.

Mentor first-generation undergraduate students in the Empower Me First program. 
Take the survey now!
Empower Me First, the University of Miami’s student support initiative, pairs first-generation undergraduate students with faculty and staff mentors. The program—supported by the Office of Academic Enhancement—is currently interested in connecting with faculty and staff members who identify as first-generation graduates. Being a first-generation college graduate is not a requirement to be a mentor. Take the survey to identify as a first-generation graduate and to get more information about the Empower Me First mentorship program. For questions, contact emf.oae@miami.edu.

Access resources available to the University community.
Find resources offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), including a webinar on Tuesday, July 14, featuring tips for managing the new workplace landscape. Faculty and staff members on the UM/Aetna plan can contact Carisk Behavioral Health—the University’s behavioral health insurance panel—to find treatment for mental and behavioral health concerns. Telehealth services are covered. To find a provider and learn more about treatment options, call 1-800-294-8642. Caregivers experiencing behavioral challenges with young children can participate in the University of Miami’s Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Program—a free, evidence-based strategy offered through the Mailman Center for Child Development that helps parents learn skills to manage their child’s behavior while enhancing the relationship and improving the child’s positive behaviors. To learn more or make an appointment, call 305-243-0234. Learn more about the FSAP.

Learn about the transition to climate-smart health care.
Friday, July 17, at 8:30 a.m.
Health care is on the front line of climate change, dealing with the increase of diseases and severe or extreme weather events as hospitals grapple with being able to care for people during and after extreme weather events. Groups like Health Care Without Harm work with hospitals across the country on climate solutions. Learn how hospitals can support the transition to climate-smart health care during a webinar featuring Jessica Wolff, U.S. director of climate and health, Health Care Without Harm and Practice GreenHealth. Register now to attend the event hosted by Green U. Learn more.

Join a virtual book club—Giovanni Boccaccio's “Decameron” 
Participate throughout July.
Hosted by the University of Miami’s Center for the Humanities with the Center for Humanities & the Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder, readers interested in the humanities may follow along through the book “Decameron” by Giovanni Boccaccio and participate in group discussions scheduled for Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. and Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m. Register now to participate in this virtual program, which is free and open to the public. For questions, contact Meghan Homer at mkh81@miami.edu. Learn more.

Access online group classes at UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center.
Available through Friday, July 31.
Stay active from home with an online group fitness membership or pay-per-class through the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center. Group fitness classes are now available through the end of July to non-members and guests. Register, view the schedule, and learn more about group fitness classes.