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.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m.
All University faculty members are invited to attend the meeting this week. It will be held virtually. Visit fs.miami.edu to learn more about the senate, its representatives, and meeting information. Explore a guide to help faculty navigate the semester.

Make your benefits elections this week. 
Deadline is Friday, Oct. 30.
This is the final week for University employees to make adjustments to their medical, dental, disability, and flexible spending account benefits. Learn everything you need to know about Open Enrollment, including answers to frequently asked questions and details about enrolling in Cigna’s voluntary excess life insurance policy. Attend an Open Enrollment information session and learn more.

Register for a virtual book club discussion on race.
Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.
Presented by the University of Miami Center for the Humanities, the University community is invited to participate in an online event to discuss this year’s One Book, One U, titled “So You Want to Talk About Race,” by Ijeoma Oluo. Register by Monday, Nov. 2 to attend the discussion, which will be led by the Center's UGrow Fellow, Nadiyah Aamer. Possible discussion questions will be emailed in advance, but open conversation is encouraged. Learn more about the program.

Discover events at the U. 
Available online.
The University community can find and register to attend events on all campuses by visiting the master calendar at events.miami.edu. For suggestions, questions, and help, contact conferences@miami.edu. Learn more about the calendar and how to submit an event. News@TheU features event listings from the master calendar as part of the Happenings at the U section of the daily email.

Aetna Resources for Living and 24/7 Helpline.
Available online.
Life changes can bring on new stress and anxiety, especially during a global pandemic. Visit the Aetna Resources for Living webpage to discover ways to help you cope during this challenging time. For after-hours assistance, call Aetna’s 24/7 helpline at 1-833-327-2386. Find more resources offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.