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.

Participate in Black History Month events.
Multiple dates throughout February.
Just last week, President Frenk shared a note with the University community about advancing justice and celebrating Black awareness. He invited faculty, staff, and students to attend events and join enriching conversations throughout February to honor and celebrate Black History Month. Through Connect and Create, which will showcase works from Black artists Kara Walker on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m., and Romare Howard Bearden on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 12 p.m., participants will have an opportunity to engage in enriching dialogue to support an inclusive culture of belonging. During Leadership Insights: Authenticity and Professional Development on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m., leaders from the University of Miami and South Florida will participate in a panel discussion on leadership and career development. Peruse a calendar of events.

Register for an emergency preparedness virtual training session. 
Multiple dates.
The University’s Office of Emergency Management is offering active shooter response training and all hazards fundamental emergency response courses online from now through March. University students, faculty, and staff members can register to attend one or both trainings, which include important information on personal preparedness and response to emergency situations. The first session for the All Hazards course is on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m., while the first Active Shooter Response session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 9 a.m. Students can register at miami.edu/studentemergencytraining. Faculty and staff members can visit ulearn.miami.edu and search for “ASRT” or “all hazards” to find and select a session. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes Incentives program can earn points for attending a session. Contact oem@miami.edu to book a private class for a specific University group.

Attend a panel discussion on race, politics, and identity in America. 
Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.
As part of the One Book, One U initiaitve, the University community is invited to watch two films—“When Liberty Burns” and “Being”—and join the Office of Civic and Community Engagement for a post-screening panel discussion with the films’ directors, local film industry professionals, and University professors. Register to attend the event, which is free and open to the public, and get free access to watch both films online in advance. For additional information, contact civicengagement@miami.edu or 305-284-6636. Learn more.

Take a virtual field trip with the University Athletics Department. 
Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Children in kindergarten through the fifth grade are invited to take a virtual field trip with University of Miami Athletics. Presented by the University of Miami Health System, participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at where the Hurricanes student-athletes train—including a tour of the venues where the soccer, track, tennis, and volleyball teams play their home games/matches. A University coach or student-athlete will share about their experience at the U with participants. The video tour will be released online at MiamiHurricanes.com at 10 a.m. for participants to watch. Learn more and register your child.

Learn to protect yourself from email spam and phishing.
Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m.
While the University has implemented a series of advanced email protections to keep you safe from spam and phishing in your inbox, it is still important to train yourself to spot a potential cybersecurity attack and to know how to properly use email features and file sharing platforms. Learn from in-house security experts about email security during the next UMIT’s tech talk. Register to attend. Learn more about UMIT’s tech talk series.