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 Julio Frenk.
Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 3:30 p.m.
All University faculty members are invited to attend the meeting and take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns directly to the president. It will be held virtually. Unlike other Faculty Senate meetings, this one will have no set agenda, but will allow faculty members to meet with Frenk 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.

Join leaders for a discussion on authenticity and professional development. 
Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m.
Leaders from the University of Miami and South Florida will gather virtually for “Leadership Insights: Authenticity and Professional Development,” a panel discussion on leadership and career development. Moderated by Ryan Holmes, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, who will be joined by University leaders Kysha Harriell, clinical professor and executive director of the Office of Academic Enhancement; Henri R. Ford, dean and chief academic officer for the  Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine; and Renée Dickens Callan, executive director of student life. The panel will also include Ebony Smith, a local leader and executive coach and president for Ebenum Equation, and Rueben Stokes, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion subject matter expert and trusted adviser to many corporate leadership teams. Register here.

Attend a virtual open house for the Summer Scholars Program. 
Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 4:30 p.m.
The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience college life. Families are welcome to register to attend an online open house session to learn more about the program, including available scholarship opportunities, the application process, academic areas, and how to earn college credits. Dependents of University employees may be eligible for tuition remission benefits. Open house attendees receive a $25 application fee waiver. Call 305-284-4000 to speak with an adviser.

Discuss drug and alcohol awareness with Carisk. 
Thursday, Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m.
Carisk, the University of Miami’s behavioral and mental health provider, will be offering a one hour webcast, “Drug and Alcohol Awareness.” Each session will discuss statistics on alcohol and other drug use, binge drinking, and the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders. Additionally, the presentation will share information about common substances of misuse, the economic and societal impact of addiction, and provide tips on how to talk to children and teens about alcohol and drugs. Register here.

Get moving with a monthly virtual membership—only $25 for UM employees.
Now available to the University community.
Whether you’re looking to exercise virtually or in person in a gym facility, the team at UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center at the Medical Campus offers the University community the opportunity to safely stay active with the help of their fitness experts. Explore your options, which include virtual and in-person personal training sessions, and virtual group exercise classes. Virtual classes can be accessed by purchasing a monthly membership or individual classes, which are open to University students, employees, affiliates, community members, and guests. Learn more about the virtual membership and how to sign up.