5 things you need to know this week

A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for the University of Miami community.

ICYMI: Find a book to read this summer
South Florida library card-holding residents can sign up for a challenge and read to earn prizes, including museum memberships, sporting event tickets, and gift cards. Browse the list of books submitted by University community members. Share your book or podcast recommendations for a chance to be included in our next roundup.

Attend a hurricane preparedness training session.
Wednesday, June 26, at noon
This one-hour interactive training is appropriate for all levels of experience with hurricanes and strongly recommended for everyone. The class offers a brief discussion of hurricane facts and figures and interprets forecasting data. It also provides important information about how to stay safe before, during, and after a storm. Register now. Find more hurricane preparedness resources.

Participate in virtual and in-person sustainability opportunities this summer. 
Multiple dates
The Office of Sustainability invites the University community to register for virtual training sessions and in-person workshops, such as “Composting 101” and volunteer for weekly sustainability garden maintenance in the Coral Gables Campus’ John C. Gifford Arboretum. Learn more about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, which recognized the University for its continued commitment to utilizing solar-powered energy.

Historians present their research on Pan American World Airways.
Thursday, June 27, at 1 p.m.
Scholars Kevin James, Scottish Studies Foundation chair and professor of history at the University of Guelph, and Jeongmin Kim, associate professor of history at the University of Manitoba, will share an online showcase moderated by Robin Potter Nolasco, Special Collections librarian. As recipients of the Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant, each awardee will present on their research findings and discuss the many ways the grant has contributed to their scholarly pursuits. Register for the virtual event.

Watch classic and modern films at the Bill Cosford Cinema
Sundays at 1 p.m. through Aug. 11
Selected films will explore different facets of culture, race, humor, history, and the art of filmmaking. Tickets are $5 per screening. University students can use the code UMSTUDENT at checkout and present a valid CaneID at the door to gain free admission to each screening. View the calendar and purchase tickets.

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