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.

Attend the next Faculty Senate meeting hosted by President Frenk.
Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 3:30 p.m.
All University faculty members are invited to attend the meeting and take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns directly to the presidentDr. Frenk. It will be held virtually. Unlike other s Senate meetings, this one will have no set agenda, but will allow faculty members to meet with the president in a smaller setting. Visit fs.miami.edu to learn more about the senate, its representatives, and meeting information. Explore a guide to help faculty navigate the semester.

Register for a discussion on sustainability.
Friday, Sept. 25, at 12 p.m.
University faculty members interested in addressing global sustainability challenges in the classroom are invited to register to attend an online panel discussion featuring colleagues from various departments. Speakers—including professors from business, ecosystem science and policy, educational and psychological studies, and international studies—will share their experiences in the hopes of inspiring others to incorporate sustainability into their syllabi. Learn more.

Get to know the University’s online survey tools. 
Friday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m.
University of Miami students, faculty, and staff have free access to Microsoft Forms and Qualtrics, two web-based survey tools. Register to attend a webinar hosted by UMIT. Attendees will learn about the tools’ features and how to get the most out of these platforms, including which application is best suited for a particular situation. Learn more.

Participate in a virtual 5K walk or run. 
Multiple dates.
Lace up those sneakers, hop on the treadmill, or head outside. Join coordinator Lindsey Sastre from the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center for a weekly, virtual 5K. Participants can register to walk or run a 40-minute event and have the opportunity to dedicate a race to someone affected by COVID-19. The weekly schedule—which is subject to change—includes Move It Monday at 8 a.m. and Friday Finisher at 7 p.m. To register, email Sastre at LXS1305@med.miami.edu. Changes to the schedule will be shared via email. Learn more.

How do you celebrate Hispanic heritage?
Tell us now!
Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated in the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, recognizes the achievements, contributions, and history of Hispanic Americans. We’re asking our ’Canes family to share its Hispanic traditions and customs that have been passed down over the generations. What are some traditional recipes, clothing, music, or art that you identify with or best exemplify your unique cultural heritage? Tell us about it by sending an email to lifeattheu@miami.edu. We’ll be compiling a list of submissions to share with the University community in News@TheU.

Flu shots available on campus this week.
Schedule your appointment today.
Flu shots are required for all faculty, staff, and students this fall and are available at multiple locations on and office campus, by appointment only. This week, faculty and staff can get their flu shots on campus with Walgreens at the McKnight Building on the Coral Gable campus and at the Science, Laboratory and Administration Building, on the Marine campus. Appointments are required at all locations, click here to schedule. Visit the Employee Health Office website to learn more about the flu shot requirement and vaccination locations.