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.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, resources.
Multiple dates in April.
In recognition of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the University of Miami community will come together to represent its commitment to supporting survivors, advocates, and allies. During the month of April, faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in discussions and events hosted by the Title IX Office, It’s on Us student ambassadors, and campus and community partners. Explore a list of upcoming events and learn more about the campus-wide Denim Day initiative on Wednesday, April 28.

Focus on your financial wellness. 
Wednesday, April 7 and April 21, at noon.
Take time to review your investments and financial matters with help from Fidelity resources. Register to attend a live workshop scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 21. The workshops will cover basic money concepts and share tools, tips, and strategies around paying debt and saving for future goals. For more resources, schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Fidelity Retirement Planner or explore the student debt tool to help you learn to tackle debt. Find more retirement and financial seminars.

Get ready for Dolphins Challenge Cancer XI.
Pick up Team Hurricanes gear this week.
We’re counting down to Dolphins Challenge Cancer XI on Saturday, April 10. Visit DolphinsChallengeCancer.com on Tuesday, April 6, to watch the opening ceremony video and download the DCC XI participant handbook. Review important details for all Team Hurricanes DCC participants.

Celebrate colleagues at the Faculty Senate Awards ceremony. 
Monday, April 12, at 5 p.m.
The University community is invited to attend the 2021 Faculty Senate Awards ceremony in honor of outstanding service, teaching, and scholarship. Among the award recipients—including the Outstanding Teaching Award, the James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award, and the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award that are being presented to Meryl I. Cohen, Marvin P. Dawkins, and Michelle Wachs Galloway, respectively—the senate also will recognize J. Tomás Lopez, professor of art in the College of Arts and Sciences, for his long-term service for the Faculty Senate. Register to attend the online celebration. Learn about the recipients.

Keep University devices updated while learning, teaching, and working remotely. 
Now.
Every month, the University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) department deploys new security updates and patches for University-managed Windows devices. While on a University campus, these updates are automatically installed, but require manual upkeep when a user is working, teaching, and learning remotely. Make sure your Windows device is secure by following steps outlined by UMIT. This includes checking to be certain Windows, virus and threat protection, and Office 365 applications are updated. For additional information or technical support, contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or help@miami.edu.