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.

Learn to practice mindfulness.
Multiple dates; Wednesday at 4 p.m.
The University of Miami Libraries offers weekly introductory mindfulness sessions for cultivating calm and focus. These 45-minute sessions—led by Kelly Miller, a librarian and mindfulness teacher-in-training; Professor Scott Rogers, director of the University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program; or a guest teacher—introduce the fundamentals of mindfulness with periods of guided practice and opportunities for reflection and questions. Register to attend a session. Learn more.

Attend a virtual information session for UOnline. 
Multiple dates through April 5.
Earn your graduate degree online from the University of Miami. Through UOnline, you can achieve an accredited, top-ranked M.B.A. or pursue a master's or doctoral degree in finance, accounting, sport administration, applied learning sciences, public administration, music business and entertainment, or arts presenting and live entertainment. You can apply today and may be able to take classes as early as this May. Attend an upcoming virtual information session to learn more. Event attendees will receive a $300 deposit fee waiver, meet program graduates and faculty members, explore the resources available for support, discover financial assistance options, and learn about the simplified admissions process. Scholarships are available. RSVP to an upcoming info session or call 800-411-2290 to speak to an adviser.

Submit a proposal for the women’s leadership development symposium.
Deadline is Friday, March 12.
Participate in an upcoming leadership development workshop—For the U, By the U—hosted by the Women’s Commission and the Department of Management at the Miami Herbert Business School. The half-day symposium aims to help attendees discover their leadership potential while highlighting talented presenters from within the University. Faculty and staff members have the opportunity to propose workshops on the subjects of mindset, confidence, and time management. The online symposium will take place on April 24, at 9 a.m. Learn more and submit your proposal. For questions, contact Marisol Capellan, associate director of the Master’s in Leadership Program, at mcapellan@miami.edu.

Schedule a free individual consultation. 
Feeling stressed, burned out, or overwhelmed? The University of Miami's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) can help you address these concerns. Contact the FSAP team at 305-284-6604 to arrange a one-on-one confidential telehealth visit with one of its Florida-licensed mental health and certified employee assistance professionals. Consultations are free to University faculty and staff members and their eligible dependents. Find out about more FSAP resources.

Take advantage of the amenities on our bike-friendly campus. 
The Coral Gables Campus has access to a number of resources in support of bike riders. Recognized as a Bike Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists, the program acknowledges institutions of higher education for promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus—the University earned a bronze designation in 2020. Launch your experience by registering your bike online—and receive a free U-Lock. Discover more about the University’s bike program and review a list of frequently asked questions.