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.

Celebrate National Hospital Week.
As part of National Nurses Week, May 6–12 and National Hospital Week, May 8–14, we’re inviting ’Canes to show their appreciation for the University of Miami Health System employees. From doctors and nurses to environmental service workers and lab technicians, everyone plays a part. Through the ThankU initiative, University members can express immediate appreciation to colleagues by sending a note of gratitude using the Thank a ’Cane tool.

CaneID self-service portal to display new look.
Effective May 11.
The CaneID Self-Service portal is set to display a new look and feel, which aligns with the University of Miami's brand. In addition, an email notification will be sent when your CaneID password has been changed. Please note, if you do not initiate a CaneID request or password reset, you’ll be made aware via email immediately. Learn more and view the new portal.

Lowe Connects: Giving Voice—Original monologues inspired by visual art. 
Wednesday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m.
University of Miami sophomore BFA musical theatre students in the Theatre Arts Department will perform unique and creative monologues inspired by works of art on view at the Lowe Art Museum. These engaging monologues are part of a course project called "Giving Voice" led by Jennifer Burke, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, College of Arts and Sciences. This event is free and open to the University community. Register now.

Learn the fundamentals of emergency preparedness. 
Tuesday, May 24, at 12 p.m.
Attend a one-hour foundational training to familiarize yourself with key emergency response information for the most common hazards faced at the University of Miami. Participants will learn highly actionable response steps that can be rapidly implemented during any emergency situation. All faculty and staff members and students are encouraged to take this training within their first year of employment or school attendance, and once every three years following. Faculty and staff members can register. Students can sign up by completing a short form. Contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@miami.edu or 305-284-8005 for more information or to schedule a group session for your department. Employees enrolled in the Well ’Canes Incentives program may be eligible to receive 100 points for attending the training.

Experts share how acupuncture can improve mental wellness. 
Thursday, May 26, at 12 p.m.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine have organized a webinar about the many benefits of acupuncture for mental wellness and how it can be effective for managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, insomnia, and addictions. Register now and  explore a list of programs and events. Also, learn more about mental health resources available to the University community.

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