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

Attend the One Book, One U keynote event. 
Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m.
One Book, One U offers the University community an opportunity to explore issues of diversity and inclusion through the reading of a selected text. This year’s selection “If I Survive You,” is composed of eight interconnected short stories about a Jamaican family striving for more in Miami. The keynote event with author Jonathan Escoffery is free and open to the public. Reserve your seat.

Explore a photography collection at the Lowe. 
Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m.
Attend the opening reception for “Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from The Do Good Fund.” The collection charts a visual narrative of the American South and features works by Guggenheim Fellows, five Magnum photographers, and two Henri Cartier-Bresson Award winners, and more. The reception is free and open to the public. RSVP and browse upcoming arts and culture events with The U Creates.

Set performance expectations as a leader.
Tuesday, Feb. 20, at noon.
Lead your team and direct reports to success by helping them create goals that align with the needs of your organization and their current skills. This leadership webinar will discuss managing performance, setting goals, and creating an environment that ensures support and accountability. Sign up to attend.

Score tickets Shen Yun at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Feb. 21 through 25.
’Canes can redeem a 10 percent discount on tickets to “Shen Yun 2024: China Before Communism” at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance and see legends come to life through art, history, and tradition. Shen Yun celebrates ancient Chinese wisdom and 5,000 years of civilization. The University community can access the promotional code on the Human Resources’ Employee Discount Program under the Entertainment category. 

How do you travel to and from campus?
Survey closes Thursday, Feb. 29.
The Office of Sustainability asks ’Canes to share information on their commuting practices. Information collected by this annual survey will determine the future of alternative mobility at the University. Complete the survey. Participation is open throughout the month of February.

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