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.

Do your part—be cybersmart.
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As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, University of Miami Information Technology is participating in an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, which is led by a collaborative effort between government, industry, and education with the goal of ensuring every United States resident has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. This year's campaign—Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.—helps empower individuals to own their role in protecting their part in cyberspace. Follow along on this monthlong journey of sharing information security materials, tips, and tools with the University community.

Get your flu shot—or submit an exemption waiver. 
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As part of the University of Miami’s COVID-19 response, students, faculty, staff, and supporting team members on all campuses are required to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. The shots are currently available for students, faculty, and staff by appointment at multiple locations on and off campus. Visit coronavirus.miami.edu/flushot for details on compliance deadlines, to find out where and when you can schedule your appointment, and to get answers to frequently asked questions.

Understand the restrictions on offering benefits to prospective student-athletes.
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Regardless of a high school student’s status as a recruit by the University or involvement in a sport in general, the NCAA rules prohibit an institution, its staff members, or boosters from offering, providing, or arranging financial assistance or other benefits, including complementary admission to an event and donations of tickets or other items to be auctioned off for a high school fundraiser. Learn more about NCAA rules and how to work with the athletics compliance office for guidance on permissible benefits.

Access your medical records with the Apple Health app. 
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Patients of the University of Miami Health System can access all their health records, including medications, immunizations, lab results, and more, from multiple health care providers all in one place on their iPhone, iPod touch, or Apple Watch. The University of Miami Health System is among the more than 25 health systems in Florida—among 200 medical centers and providers—that support this capability. The app provides a consolidated timeline of each patient’s health history without replacing MyUHealthChart. UHealth physicians will continue to use UChart to make appointments and interact with patients. Learn more about this tool at umiamihealth.org/AppleHealth.

Share your COVID-19 story.
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University of Miami Libraries has launched Documenting COVID-19: South Florida’s Pandemic Experience to collect valuable stories on how South Florida communities are dealing with the crisis. Leading a joint effort to collect and chronicle the experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing project welcomes submissions from across the South Florida community—defined as Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties—including University of Miami students, faculty, and staff, no matter where they presently reside. Individuals younger than the age of 18 need a parent or guardian to complete the submission form on their behalf. Submit your digital files and learn more about the initiative.