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.

Explore mental health benefits through Carisk.
Monday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. or Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m.
Join experts from Carisk, the University of Miami’s behavioral and mental health provider, for a webcast, “Bouncing Forward—Recovering from the Emotional Trauma of COVID-19.” Each session will discuss recovery and resilience throughout the pandemic and focus on ways that we can heal ourselves, help others, and stay connected. Register here.

Learn best practices for using the University’s tech tools from home. 
Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m.
The ability to effectively telecommute to work is made possible thanks to a number of online tools and platforms, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Teams. Learn to successfully leverage these important resources during UMIT’s tech talk. Register now to attend. Learn more about UMIT’s tech talk series.

Visit the Well ’Canes Market on the Coral Gables Campus.
Opening Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m.
The weekly outdoor event that draws visitors each Wednesday—from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.—to the heart of the Coral Gables Campus will resume operations with the start of the 2021 spring semester. Those who plan to visit should wear a face covering and practice physical distancing as outlined by the University’s coronavirus safety guidelines. Learn more about the market, including the full schedule and list of participating vendors.

Attend the next Faculty Senate meeting. 
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 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.

Ask the experts at UHealth about COVID-19 facts, myths, and vaccines.
Friday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m.
Tune in for a discussion on COVID-19 with Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo, chief of the University’s Division of General Internal Medicine and principal investigator at All of Us. Presented by the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center in partnership with the All of Us research program, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with Dr. Carrasquillo informally during a Q&A session. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes program can earn points by attending this session. Learn more and register now. For questions, send an email to txm679@med.miami.edu.