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.

Learn about dealing with data ethics during the pandemic. 
Thursday, July 23, at 4 p.m.
From public health surveillance to contact tracing and the never-ending challenge of balancing the duties of science and privacy, the COVID-19 pandemic is a test-case of our ability to manage extraordinary challenges. The ethical decisions surrounding data collection, sharing, and use, will help us meet these challenges. Register now to virtually attend a panel discussion hosted by the University’s Institute for Data Science and Computing. Learn more.

Join the Women’s Commission virtual book club.
Friday, July 31, at 12 p.m.
Open to the entire University community—including faculty, staff, and students regardless of gender or identities—the Women's Commission continues its summer virtual book club at noon on Friday, July 31, by discussing Noah Hawley’s “Before the Fall.” To participate, send an email to womenscommission@miami.edu. Find details on the next book and how to participate. Learn more about the Women’s Commission.

Are you ready to go electric?
Friday, July 31, at 8:30 a.m.
Tune in to a virtual panel featuring Thomas Musca, professor of practice at the University of Miami School of Communication, and Jared Walker, a fleet electrification specialist at the Electrification Coalition, when they will discuss the logistics and benefits of owning and operating an electric vehicle. Register now to attend the webinar on Friday, July 31. Read more about sustainability resources in the GreenU newsletter.

Access free individual membership to the Lowe Art Museum. 
Available to University health care and frontline workers through May 2021.
The Lowe hopes to offer a space of respite for gentle reflection during these challenging times, particularly for health care and frontline workers. Through May 2021, faculty and staff members of UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine may access free individual membership to the Lowe, which includes free admission to exhibition opening receptions, lectures, and other Lowe related programming (applicable to all virtual events!). To claim a complimentary membership, University health care providers and frontline workers may visit the Lowe Art Museum and present an employee badge at reception to initiate the process or contact the museum’s membership coordinator, Emily Loudermilk, at eloudermilk@miami.edu, with their full name and a photo of their badge. Learn more about the Lowe.

Create and distribute surveys with Qualtrics.
Available now.
University of Miami faculty, staff, and students have free access to Qualtrics, the University’s web-based survey tool. With Qualtrics, you can create a range of surveys: from simple questionnaires to inquiries for detailed research projects. This robust yet user-friendly tool enables you to easily collect  data, generate reports, collaborate with others, and track trends—all without having any previous technical experience! Learn more.