e-Veritas Archive | October, 2017

Social Security Benefits Update

This lunchtime seminar will provide participants with valuable updated information regarding Social Security benefits. The presenter, Maria Ortega, public affairs specialist with the Miami-Dade Social Security Administration Office, will help participants understand who is eligible to receive benefits, when a person qualifies, and the steps eligible participants need to take to apply for Social Security benefits. A UM Benefits Administration representative will be in attendance to answer UM benefits-related questions.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, November 14, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, November 16, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Coral Gables campus: Friday, November 17, 12-1 p.m., Schwartz Center for Nursing and Health Studies, room 115

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program health and wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.



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Support HOPE’s ’Cane Funder and Auction to Support Justice for All

Miami Law’s HOPE Public Interest Resource Center is raising funds to support law students who are working to ensure access to justice for all through the HOPE Summer Public Interest Fellowship program. Founded in 1998, HOPE is committed to engaging law students in community and pro bono advocacy. This year, HOPE will expand the program to place fellows in hurricane-ravaged communities. How can you help? Make a donation to HOPE’s ’Cane Funder and help HOPE meet its goal of raising $10,000. Be sure, too, to bid on exciting and unique items in HOPE’s annual auction from November 6-8. All proceeds from the auction and the ‘Cane Funder will directly support students through public interest summer fellowships.

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IBIS Ally Network Training to Support the LGBTQ Community

Attend the IBIS (I Believe In Solidarity) Ally Network training from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, in the Whitten University Center, room 2300 J, to help create a network of allies for the University’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. An IBIS Ally is a person (not a place) who is informed about and supportive of LGBTQ+ concerns, respectful of confidentiality, and willing to help LGBTQ+ people find resources when needed. IBIS Allies include both members of the LGBTQ+ community and heterosexual allies.

Faculty, staff, administrators, and students who are interested in attending the training and becoming an IBIS Ally can register through OrgSync.

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Student Employee Hiring Process Webinar

The Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment is offering a webinar on the University’s student employee hiring process on Wednesday, November 8 at 2 p.m. The 90-minute webinar will cover business processes related to the hiring and management of student-employees in Workday.

Student-employee managers, business process initiators and HR partners are encouraged to participate. To register, please visit ULearn and search for the keywords “Student Hiring” or the complete course name, “Student Employee Hiring Process Webinar.”

If you have questions, please contact the Workday project team at workday@miami.edu or Grisel Valdes from the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment at at gvaldes@miami.edu.


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Street and Parking Lot Closures for Homecoming Week


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This week’s Homecoming festivities and the parade on Friday, November 3, will necessitate the roadway interruptions, lot closures, and shuttle route changes outlined below and on the map. Parking staff and UM Police will be onsite directing the community. Please allow extra time for your commute.

 Tuesday, October 31:    

·         Red Lot 302 (purple outline) will be closed on Tuesday, October 31 and reopen the following Tuesday, November 7.

 Friday, November 3: 

·         Pink Lot 307 and all parallel parking spaces on Levante Avenue will be closed all day (purple outline).

·         Stanford Circle will be closed all day (black striped area).

 From 3:30 – 11:00 p.m.:

·         Miller Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic.

 From 6 to 8 p.m.:

  • Levante Avenue will have partial closure (red shaded area).
  • Pavia Street will be closed (red shaded area). Vehicles parked inside the Pavia Garage will be directed by parking staff to exit via the Merrick Garage and proceed towards Merrick Drive. Left turns out of the Merrick Garage will not be allowed during parade activity.
  • Lot 306 next to the Counseling Center will be closed (red shaded area).
  • White Lot 303 in front of the Lowe Art Museum will be closed (red shaded area).
  • Access to White Lots 304, 304A/B/C, 309, 310 and the Mahoney-Pearson Garage will be closed via Stanford Drive. During this time, drivers will be able to exit directly onto Ponce De Leon Boulevard via the Mahoney Pearson gate (blue arrows path).
  • The parade will follow the route of the yellow arrows.

 The Stanford shuttle route will be modified due to Stanford Circle being closed all day. The modified route is shown in green on the map. Please note that the shuttle might pause temporarily during the parade.

 The Miller shuttle route will be modified from 3:30 to 11 p.m. to accommodate food trucks along Miller Circle. The modified route is shown in orange on the map.

 If you have questions, please contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096 or parking.gables@miami.edu.

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