5 things you need to know this week

A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff

Upgrade your devices during the Apple Appreciation Sale. 
Runs through Friday, Dec. 8.
The Campus Store is offering a 10 percent discount on Apple products, including MacBooks, iPads, and AirPods. The sale runs on the Coral Gables Campus through Friday. Browse the inventory of Apple products and contact a.alvarez@follett.com to pre-order.

Attend a book exchange event. 
Friday, Dec. 8, at noon.
Hosted by the University’s Women’s Commission Book Club, ’Canes are invited to attend the annual Mingle Bells event—a networking and book exchange open to all students and faculty and staff members. Attendees are asked to bring a wrapped book to exchange. You don’t have to be a member of the book club to attend the event. RSVP today.

Explore the December Arts Guide.
The U Creates presents a collection of arts and culture events at the University. Reserve your spot at the annual Bubbles and Brunch happening, which is at the Lowe Art Museum as part of Miami Art Week. Experience a black box theater performance of “A Lie of the Mind,” and attend a free movie screening at the Bill Cosford Cinema. Browse the list of upcoming events and reserve your tickets.

Learn how to reduce waste at the U.
GreenU is addressing the environmental impacts of the University on the Coral Gables and Marine Campuses in Sustainable Operation Plan 2035—a strategic plan to achieve zero waste production. To learn more about GreenU initiatives, watch the Zero Waste at the U video and visit miami.edu/recycle

Find mental health resources on campus.
The University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides free and confidential one-on-one consultation sessions with licensed mental health professionals to eligible university employees and their dependents. Each month, the team of experts hosts webinars that tackle mental and behavioral health topics and provide tools to manage well-being. Additionally, University teams can schedule group check-ins to support their emotional and mental health during times of stress. View a full listing of FSAP resources and upcoming virtual events, or contact the office by calling 305-284-6604.

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