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.

Update your contact information in Workday.
Now!
Take a moment to update your contact information in Workday. This ensures that you receive timely messages from the University in the event of an emergency, including facilitating contact tracing efforts. Refer to this tip sheet for step-by-step instructions on how to make changes.

Take a meditation break.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. through August 27.
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.

Attend the OLLI at UM virtual open house.
Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 12 p.m.
Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami (OLLI at UM). The organization provides a relaxed learning environment for adults ages 50 or better who have a passion for continuous intellectual growth and exploration. Open house attendees will explore available programs and resources, meet instructors, connect with current members, and receive $5 off a new OLLI at UM membership. Register to attend.

Explore racial justice resources. 
Available online.
Curated by the University of Miami Libraries, a new research guide aims to educate and empower the University community to take action in the fight for racial justice. Access materials available through the libraries—including books, e-books, and films—as well as publicly available resources—such as websites, archives, curricula, and reading lists. To recommend resources to add to this guide, or books or films for the libraries to purchase, email Roxane Pickens, director of the Learning Commons and Africana Studies librarian, at rpickens@miami.edu. Learn more about research guides or connect with a research expert.

Include sustainable methods into your lifestyle.
Now!
As the 2020 Fall semester kicks off, the University community is invited to take an ECO pledge, which challenges us all to be more mindful of our individual eco-footprint. Regardless of which actions you choose to implement, embrace them fully and share your progress within your circle and on social media. Take the pledge and learn about actions you can take as an individual to help your local community, our future generations, and the planet. Learn more.