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.

Summer parking updates for the Coral Gables Campus.
Now through August.
With the exception of the purple zone, parking zone color restrictions are lifted for the summer and will be reinstated at the start of fall classes on Monday, Aug. 23. A parking permit is still required to park on campus. Nights and weekend permits are still valid only after 4 p.m. on a weekday and any time on the weekend. Additionally, the Mahoney-Pearson and Merrick garages will close at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 17, and reopen at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16. During this time there will be no access to the Mahoney-Pearson garage, but the Merrick garage is accessible throughout the summer via the Pavia garage. Also, the ’Hurry Canes Shuttle will have less buses during the summer. Review the campus shuttle summer schedule through August 20. For more information, contact the parking and transportation department at 305-284-3096, option 2, or email parking.gables@miami.edu. Learn more.

Explore the connection between living species and the environment. 
Wednesday, May 12, at 4 p.m.
Join the Miller School of Medicine’s Comparative Pathology Laboratory for One Health, a webinar that recognizes the fundamental connection between all living species and the environment. Providing a general overview of the One Health concept and how it is integrated in many other disciplines, this month’s interactive session will be placed in context of the pandemic, client change, and biodiversity loss. Register to attend, or access the recorded session once it's available. Find out more about the laboratory.

University upgrade to Blackboard Ultra.
Saturday, May 22.
The University will be upgrading Blackboard Learn—the course management system used by faculty and staff members, teaching assistants, and students—to the modernized Blackboard Ultra. The new Blackboard promises easier access, a modern look and feel, and an improved mobile experience. Please note that Blackboard (courses.miami.edu) will be unavailable on Saturday, May 22. Learn about the upgrade.

Congratulate the newly reelected Faculty Senate officers. 
Serving 2021–22.
During the Faculty Senate’s election meeting on Wednesday, April 28, the members reelected its current officers to continue serving the next academic year. The team includes: Linda Neider, chair, Herbert Business School; JoNel Newman, first vice chair, School of Law; and Helen Bramlett, second vice chair, Miller School of Medicine. View the complete list of Senate members and the schedule of meetings.

Manage your email inbox with the junk and quarantine filters. 
The University’s Microsoft Office 365 setup uses two types of filters to protect you from potentially dangerous emails: the junk and quarantine filters. The junk filter isolates suspected spam email and holds them in a folder in your inbox. Messages that have been quarantined are prevented from going to your inbox and may be reviewed at miami.edu/quarantine. However, you may elect to have a daily digest of quarantined messages sent to your inbox at miami.edu/spamdigest. Learn more about advanced email spam protection. Contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or help@miami.edu for more information.