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.

Attend a virtual town hall for the Coral Gables and Marine campuses.
Monday, Jan. 10, at 5:30 p.m.
As shared in a message on Jan. 5, employees at the Coral Gables and Marine campuses can ask questions and hear from University leaders who will discuss the pandemic, variants, testing, and other important information related to the Spring 2022 semester. Register to attend.

Become a SART volunteer. 
Apply by Friday, Jan. 14.
Since 1992, the UM Counseling Center’s Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) has been a vital resource for students. It provides them with a place to talk about sexual assault anonymously and to find options for help. Every year, SART invites dedicated, warm, and empathic faculty and staff members and graduate students to serve as volunteers. They agree to be available 24/7 to answer calls received on the SART hotline (305-798-6666) for a full week. And then, they typically serve at least one week, but no more than two weeks, in a given semester, depending on their availability. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Audrey Cleary by Jan. 14 at a.cleary@miami.edu and be available to attend the training on Friday, Jan. 28 via Zoom. Learn more at miami.edu/sart.

Learn cooking techniques from an alumna/celebrity chef. 
Thursday, Jan 20, at 6 p.m.
Explore gourmet cooking with chef Lisa Weintraub—owner of Plates by Lisa, an alumni-owned ’Cane Biz,—who fuses flavors from all around the globe into healthful dishes. Hosted by the Alumni Association, the University community is invited to watch as Weintraub shares how she elevates the flavors in her recipes and even reveals some secrets to ensure that you wow your guests. Register to attend.

Join the Career Champions Network. 
Now!
Gain insight into new trends happening in career education and the frameworks utilized to support our students in their careers. By participating in a series of virtual sessions, faculty and staff members will join the Career Champions Network, a group of employees who are interested in advancing career education and awareness at the University of Miami and contributing to the future success of students. View a list of upcoming session dates. To learn more about this professional development opportunity, email Carly Smith at carly@miami.edu or fill out the interest form.

Visit a UHealth Clinic at Walgreens.
Seven days a week.
The UHealth Clinics at Walgreens offer same-day in-person and virtual visits for minor illnesses—such as cough, colds, flu, sore throats, vaccines—and COVID-19 testing. For a $5 copay, employees who are on the UM/Aetna plan and their dependents can access care from University of Miami Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. With convenient locations throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, the clinics are open seven days a week, with extended weekday and weekend hours and same day appointments. For additional information about UHealth Clinics at Walgreens, or to make an appointment, visit www.UHealthClinics.com or call 1-888-689-UM4U (8648).