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.

Connect and create with the Lowe.
Multiple dates.
Offered by the Lowe Art Museum and Human Resource's Workplace Equity and Inclusion team, the Connect and Create program uses art as a medium for communication and to encourage diversity of thought and perspective. During the one-hour interactive session, participants are guided through a series of curated works of art and discussion. The sessions are open to all University faculty and staff members. Space is limited and participants must register in advance to attend. Register for the session that is being held on Wednesday, Feb. 24,, at noon or March 24, at 5 p.m. To stay up to date on inclusion events, join the Inclusion News listserv.

Attend the next Faculty Senate meeting. 
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 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 members navigate the semester.

Go behind the scenes with Zoom. 
Tuesday, March 2, at 3 p.m.
Videoconferencing applications like Zoom have become essential to help us connect as we learn, teach, and work in hybrid or completely online environments. Take a deep dive into the platform to learn best practices and suggested settings with the help of an in-house expert. Register now. Learn more about UMIT’s tech talk series.

Gain entrepreneurial skills for research. 
Apply by Friday, March 12.
The I-Corps@NCATS Short Course is an accelerated five-week program utilizing the Lean Launchpad Methodology. This Miami regional course is geared toward faculty members and researchers in Florida working on, or engaged in, the development of novel therapies, diagnostics, processes, and devices. The virtual program will focus on customer development and emphasizes the full Business Model Canvas. Apply for the spring course, which runs from April 2 to 30. Learn more.

Athletics compliance: Understanding benefits for student-athletes.
To adhere to NCAA legislation, the University of Miami asks that employees and boosters refrain from providing extra benefits or services to student-athletes or prospective student-athletes. An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee, or a representative of the institution’s athletics interests (booster), that is provided to a student-athlete or a prospective student-athlete or their friends and family. Learn more.