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.

Lowe Connects—Artistic Ideals and Ideas Go to Court: Whistler v. Ruskin
Thursday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m.
As part of the Lowe Connects series, the Lowe Art Museum will host a virtual discussion on one of the most infamous conflicts in art history: Whistler vs Ruskin. The presentation will be led by Amanda T. Zehnder, chief curator for special collections and museums, University of Delaware Library. Learn more and register to attend.

Subscribe to inclusion news.
Interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion at the University? Managed by Human Resources’ Workplace Equity and Inclusion, the Inclusion News Listserv delivers updates on events, networking opportunities, Employee Resource Groups, and more. Subscribe to stay in the know and find new ways to foster diversity and inclusion.

Explore Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
Multiple dates.
Experts from the University of Miami Information Technology team have compiled resources and training materials to help navigate both Teams and Zoom. Visit the UMIT Zoom service page to learn more about scheduling and hosting meetings, and visit the UMIT Teams service page for additional information on chat features, file storage, contacts, and collaboration tools. Find training opportunities.

Review vaccination requirements.
Faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows on the Coral Gables and Marine campuses are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021–22 academic year, subject to certain exceptions, including medical and religious exemptions. As previously communicated, employees should receive their final vaccine dose by Aug. 1 to be fully vaccinated by the start of the fall term. Get details, including how to upload your vaccine documentation, instructions for exemptions, and answers to frequently asked questions. UHealth and Miller School of medicine employees should continue to check UMedInsider for updates. 

Discover sustainable water practices.
Thursday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m.
Rain barrels are a great way to reduce stormwater runoff—and to save water for a dry spell. If you have gutters on your house, you may be able to collect 55 gallons of water, which can be used to irrigate your garden. Visit the Gifford Arboretum Sustainability Garden to learn more from Barbara McAdam, an urban horticulture program specialist at the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County office, part of a statewide network of experts. Hosted by the University of Miami’s Office of Sustainability, the hybrid event limits in-person attendance to the first 15 guests. Contact greenu@miami.edu to reserve your seat or register online. Learn more.