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 ACE Women’s Network of Florida Coffee and Conversation..
Friday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m.
As a member of the American Council on Education (ACE), the University community is invited to participate in virtual programming hosted by the ACE Women’s Network of Florida. The next event will discuss presidential transitions in higher education, focusing on institutional priorities featuring Christopher Roellke, president of Stetson University, and Wendy Libby, president emeritus of Stetson University. Register to attend.

Join a community book discussion on race. 
Thursday, Jan. 28, at 12 p.m.
As part of this year’s One Book, One U initiative, the University community is invited to participate in a three-part interactive virtual discussion of “So You Want to Talk About Race,” by Ijeoma Oluo. Hosted by the University’s Women’s Commission in partnership with the UDialogue program, participants may register to attend one or more of the guided discussion series events scheduled for Jan. 28, Feb. 11, and Feb. 25. Each virtual meeting will cover a specific section of the book, and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss topics in small break-out sessions. Learn more about the Women’s Commission.

Take an introductory course in aromatherapy—eligible for continuing education credit.
Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31.
Discover the science behind aromatherapy and how it may be used to support wellness. Learn how essential oils can boost the immune system and relieve stress. Offered by the Miller School of Medicine’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, the two-day, hands-on workshop will guide participants as they formulate their own products and learn the appropriate applications of foundational essential oils through evidence-based research. Register now for the virtual course; it is open to all. University employees and students may register at a discounted rate. For more information, call 305-243-4751 or email kydra.thompson@miami.edu.

Become a career champion today. 
University faculty and staff members in student-facing roles can now join the Toppel Career Center’s newest initiative—the Career Champions Network—and gain the knowledge and confidence needed to advise students in their career development.  Complete the interest form to register or contact Carly Smith at carly@miami.edu for additional information. The program kicks off with a virtual session on Thursday, Feb. 4. Learn more about this opportunity.

Sign up for in-person and virtual personal training.
Now available through the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center.
Start a personalized program tailored to your health and fitness goals with a certified personal trainer who can help you cultivate a healthier lifestyle. Participants have the option to train at the Medical Campus facility or from the comfort of home by purchasing single sessions or packages, with discounts available for UM employees and students. Not sure if training is for you? Participate in a free consultation to help you determine the best course of action. Learn more about the options available and how to get started.