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.

Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA webinars.
Multiple dates in April.
Whether you’re planning to retire in five, 10, or 25 years, it’s never too early to learn about your retirement options and access tools and resources available through TIAA. Explore a list of webinars this month, which will cover a number of topics including saving strategies, income options in retirement, and making gifts to loved ones and charities. Reserve your spot and find previously recorded presentations at TIAA.org/webinars.

Explore wellness webinars. 
Every Tuesday in April at noon and 6 p.m.
Whether you’re looking for help to develop patience with mindfulness, increase compassion in the workplace, or want to be more optimistic, there’s a seminar for you. Offered throughout the month by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), experts dive into a variety of topics that support positive mental health and well-being practices. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes program can earn points by attending a session. Learn more about upcoming FSAP webinars and register to attend.

Learn how to maximize your Outlook calendar.
Tuesday, April 20, at 3 p.m.
Many of us use Microsoft’s Outlook calendar to help us map out our days effectively by scheduling meetings and adding important reminders for ourselves or others. With Outlook calendars available in an array of digital styles—including Outlook on the web (OWA), Outlook mobile, and the Outlook desktop application—there are many ways to get the most out of these platforms. Learn more during the next UMIT tech talk. University community members at all experience levels can register to attend. Get additional information about UMIT’s tech talk series.

Participate in a Self-Defense Awareness Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) class. 
Wednesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m.
In partnership with the University of Miami Police Department, the Title IX Office will offer a one-hour, crime-victim prevention program that encompasses strategies, techniques, and options that may reduce the risk of exposure to violence while introducing aspects of physical self-defense. Registration for the S.A.F.E class is limited to 20 participants. Secure your spot. And discover more opportunities offered during the month of April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, hosted by the Title IX Office, It’s On Us student ambassadors, and campus and community partners.

Join a virtual 5K team. 
Register now.
Whether you walk, jog, or run, consider joining a virtual running team to help keep you motivated to reach your weekly goals. As part of their virtual wellness programs, the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center has organized an informal 5K team, which is open to the University community regardless of membership status. Find instructions on how to join. Contact Lindsey Sastre at lxs1305@med.miami.edu for additional information.