e-Veritas Archive | February, 2018

Pick Up Your Tickets for UM Family Night with the Marlins

The annual UM Family Night with the Miami Marlins is back for its 13th year of festivities. 

marlins-vs-piratesIn appreciation of the continued hard work and dedication of faculty and staff, the University will host the 13th annual UM Family Night with the Marlins on Saturday, April 14. The Marlins will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park at 7:10 p.m.

Pregame activities, including autograph sessions, face painting, and more fun for the entire family will begin at 5 p.m. on the West Plaza. On-field ceremonies will highlight the University of Miami with Jeffrey Duerk, executive vice president and provost, and Jacqueline Travisano, senior vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer, throwing out ceremonial first pitches. So don’t miss the pregame celebration, and be sure to pick up your tickets, which will be distributed on all campuses multiple times starting next week.

Employees may pick up one complimentary ticket and purchase up to two additional tickets for $1 each. Each complimentary ticket and both $1 tickets come with a food voucher for a hot dog, chips, and a fountain drink or bottle of water.

Distribution sites are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

Coral Gables campus
Monday, March 5 at The Rock
Monday, March 19 on the Foote University Green

Lennar Foundation Medical Center (conference room 220/222)
Monday, March 12
Wednesday, April 4

Miller School campus (Schoninger Research Quadrangle)
Tuesday, March 6
Wednesday, March 14
Wednesday, March 21

University of Miami Hospital (Seminar Center A/B)
Friday, March 16
Friday, March 23

Gables One Tower (GOT guest parking lot)
Friday, March 9

Rosenstiel School (Breezeway)
Thursday, March 8
Thursday, March 22

Employees also may buy extra tickets without vouchers for $10 each. Children under 3 do not require tickets.

To receive your tickets, you must have your valid ’Cane Card (UM ID). You cannot bring anyone else’s ID to purchase their tickets for them. You can receive tickets only at a single ticket distribution session; you cannot go multiple times. If you plan to sit with other UM employees during the game, you must pick up your tickets together, at the same time and distribution site. Ticket purchases are cash only. Tickets will be available for sale at all ticket distribution sites on all days while quantities last.



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Tee It Up for the Annual Norm Parsons IM Golf Tournament

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 20, 2018) – Tee it up ’Canes! The Department of Wellness and Recreation will be hosting the third Annual Norman C. Parsons, Jr. Intramural Golf Tournament, open to members and non-members of the Herbert Wellness Center, on Friday, April 6.  The tournament, a two-person scramble, begins with a 1 p.m shotgun start at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the DWR Student Employee Development Fund.

The tournament honors the lasting impact Norm Parsons, the first executive director of the Department of Wellness and Recreation, had on the establishment of the Herbert Wellness Center. For 43 years, Parsons served the University of Miami and the Division of Student Affairs with dedication, distinction, and a commitment to the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

“Norm was a strong advocate for all of our students,” said Tom Soria, associate director of recreational sports at the Herbert Wellness Center. “As the largest student employer on campus, we emphasize teaching our student employees useful and transferable skills. With this fund, we can now further support their personal and professional development.”

The entry fee—$40 for UM students and $75 for all others— includes a cart, green fees, range balls, a boxed lunch, and a goodie bag. Free transportation will be provided for a limited number of UM students living on campus who need transportation to the course.

For more information or to register for the tournament by the March 23 deadline, visit miami.edu/parsonsgolf.


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Student Employment Accepting Nominations for Student Employee of the Year

The Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment is seeking nominations from student supervisors for the UM Student Employee of the Year Award. The selected student will receive a scholarship and will be recognized during National Student Employment Week in April. Nomination forms are due to the Office of Student Employment by Friday, March 9. For rules and eligibility requirements, view the nomination form. For more information, contact Connie Diaz at cadiaz@miami.edu or 305-284-8319.

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Join the Livestream Dialogue on ‘Healthcare Innovation in the Medicaid Space’ on March 5

Join a livestream event on Monday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as the Miller School of Medicine hosts Beth Kidder, the state Medicaid director for Florida, in a dialogue with various stakeholders on “Healthcare Innovation in the Medicaid Space.”

This event will bring together state government officials, health insurers, large and small Medicaid providers, healthcare startup companies, representatives from UM, UF, FIU, and USF, venture capital firms, accelerators, NGOs, and national policy experts from Washington D.C., Boston and California.

Organized by the UHealth Care Lab, under the direction of Richard Bookman, Ph.D., in partnership with the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the meeting will develop a roadmap of actions to be taken at the local, state, and federal levels to support testing of innovative approaches to improve both the experience of care and health outcomes among Medicaid beneficiaries. Watch the meeting live by visiting bit.ly/medicaid-innovation.

Sponsors include Miami-Dade Beacon Council, U Innovation, StartupBootCamp/Miami, and California Health Care Foundation.



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Register for Women’s Commission Annual Breakfast Featuring Jacqueline Travisano

The Women’s Commission is proud to announce Dr. Jacqueline Travisano, executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer, as its featured speaker for the Annual Breakfast on Tuesday, March 20, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend and there is no admission fee, but registration is required. Sponsorships are being accepted for groups that would like confirmed seats; all other seating is first come, first-served. If you have questions about the breakfast or sponsorship, please contact Heather Stevens.

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