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.

Women: Organize, plan, and own your future—with Fidelity educational workshops.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 12 p.m.
Learn strategies and get tips to help manage your financial future with confidence by attending Fidelity’s educational online workshops. Register to attend a virtual session on Wednesday, Aug. 12 that is designed particularly for female investors. For specific questions, call 800-642-7131 or visit getguidance.fidelity.com/um. Also, explore events and resources in the Women Talk Money programming, which includes ongoing virtual live Q&A events hosted by Fidelity on Wednesdays at noon. Learn more.

Revisit a historical event—El efecto Mariel: Before, during, and after.
Thursday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m.
The second 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 and co-sponsored by HistoryMiami Museum, this panel discussion will offer unique perspectives on the unfolding of the Mariel crisis itself—from its beginnings at the Peruvian embassy in Havana to the arrival and detention of many Mariel immigrants on far-flung military bases across the United States. Learn more and register to attend.

Ask the experts: Understanding nutrition claims.
Friday, Aug. 14, at 12 p.m.
Learn how to identify fraudulent and misleading nutrition claims commonly found online. Part of a series offered by the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, you can register to attend a webinar hosted by Lesley Klein, a clinical dietitian at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Learn more.

Learn to be mindful. 
Starting Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m.
The University of Miami Libraries offers weekly introductory mindfulness sessions for cultivating calm and focus. These 45-minute sessions—led by Kelly Miller, a librarian and mindfulness teacher-in-training; Professor Scott Rogers, director of the University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program; or a guest teacher—introduce the fundamentals of mindfulness with periods of guided practice and opportunities for reflection and questions. Register to attend a session. Learn more.

Protect your information against scam phone calls and vishing.
It is important to remain vigilant and review tips on how to protect yourself from scams. If you suspect that you are a victim of vishing, or any other type of cyber or telephone fraud, contact the UMIT Service Desk immediately at 305-284-6565 or help@miami.edu. Or, you can email the UMIT Security team at ciso@miami.edu. When reporting an incident, be prepared to share what information was requested during the vishing attempt and, if possible, include the phone number of the caller along with the date and time of the call. Learn more.