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.

Celebrate your colleagues in honor of Employee Appreciation Day.
Nominate someone today!
Take a moment to recognize a colleague for the ways they have made a difference. On Friday, March 5—also known as 305 day—we’ll share the love for our fellow employees, and we want to know who you think deserves a shout-out. Let us know on social media @LifeAtTheU or by completing this form.

Prioritize your professional development. 
Multiple dates.
The team at Human Resource's Talent and Organizational Development continues to support faculty and staff members by offering a number of online courses accessible through the ULearn and LinkedIn Learning platforms. The weekly webinars include information on building leadership skills, developing time management and organizational skills, and adapting to a changing work environment. Browse a list of recommended courses and register for a session. This week’s webinars are scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, at 8:30 a.m., and Thursday, March 4, at noon. Learn more.

Learn about artists of color in the performing and visual arts. 
Thursday, March 4, at 6 p.m.
The University’s Frost School of Music and Lowe Art Museum invite you to attend a conversation with two renowned artists: Valerie Coleman, flutist and composer, assistant professor of performance, chamber music, and entrepreneurship in the Frost School; and Beverly McIver, contemporary artist, professor of the practice of art, art history, and visual studies at Duke University. Moderated by Melvin Butler, associate professor of musicology in the Frost School, this discussion will center on the artists’ creative output and call attention to how issues of race, intersectionality, and social justice influence the creation and reception of their professional work. Register now.

Support life-saving research at the Dolphins Challenge Cancer XI. 
Saturday, April 10, 2021.
With fewer than 50 days until DCC XI and more than 1,500 participants registered, now is the perfect time to join Team Hurricanes and raise funds in support of life-saving research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. DCC event participants have the option to ride, run, or walk in person at the Hard Rock Stadium or take part virtually on Saturday, April 10. But, supporting an individual participant or team in their fundraising efforts can be just as impactful. Join Team Hurricanes-YMCA for a fundraising event—Spin for a Cure at the Y—on Saturday, March 13, at  9 a.m. All donations will benefit the team’s DCC fundraising page. Register now. Contact dcc@miami.edu for more information.

Get top medical news from UHealth experts—in English or Spanish.
Available in both English and Spanish, UMiami Health News—a consumer news website published by UHealth—contains articles that share useful health tips, insights, and research discoveries that can change lives. Stories focus on answering questions geared to specialized and trending health care topics. All the issues are addressed by experts from UHealth, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.