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.

HERStory Women’s History Month panel.
Monday, March 29, at 5 p.m.
Join staff members who are first-generation college graduates and mentors and who currently work in various communication roles at the University to salute Women’s History Month and the first-gen college student identity. Hosted by the Office of Academic Enhancement, the virtual panel will highlight and discuss how to navigate student, professional, and personal life as first-generation students. Gain insight into communication careers in higher education and pick up tips to maximize your experience while celebrating your first-gen identity. First-generation college students, graduates, and advocates are encouraged to attend. Register to attend. Learn more about the Empower Me First Mentorship Program.

Gain insights from collaborative international online learning practices. 
Monday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 30.
The University community is invited to attend a two-day webinar with representatives from the Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC) network. Presenters from various institutions will share their experiences from implementing or participating in the model of collaborative international online learning—or COIL—and analyze the benefit of promoting and incorporating this education model during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find details about the webinar and access live streaming links for March 29 and March 30. Learn more about the HUC.

Attend the UM Experience special presentations.
Tuesday, March 30, at 10 a.m.
Tune in for thought-provoking presentations from University of Miami faculty members on relevant subjects that are currently being taught in the classroom. Hosted by the University’s Alumni Association, attendees will gain insight on a wide range of topics—including climate change, music and film, debate and argumentation, and decision-making strategies. The keynote will address mental health. Register to attend the Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience, which promotes lifelong learning through a series interactive educational sessions each semester. Explore a list of sessions and information about the speakers.

Take a meditation break for inner peace and happiness. 
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
Incorporate a mindful practice into your workweek on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Offered by the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center—which is now open on Saturdays, the 15-minute guided sessions are led by Lunthita Duthely, an assistant research professor for the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science. Each session is inspired by meditation teacher Sri Chinmoy and his writings on inner peace. Register to attend.

Be wary of cybercriminals, especially during tax season. 
Tax season is underway and that means it’s critical to protect sensitive personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Identity theft is a serious crime with costly consequences, which can have lasting negative effects on your financial well-being. Learn to recognize a scam and find tips for protecting your identity. Discover more University tools and resources on cybersecurity.