e-Veritas Archive | March, 2018

Second Annual Symposium on Climate and Health on April 14

The University of Miami hosts its second annual Symposium on Climate and Health on Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami. The symposium will bring together researchers and other stakeholders to discuss empirical evidence of the direct and indirect health effects of climate systems, climate change, and extreme weather. Researchers will address:

Empirical evidence of the direct and indirect effects of climate and/or meteorological conditions on different health outcomes;

Data and methodologies that support research on the health effects of climate and meteorological conditions;

Engaging different stakeholders in communicating the health effects of climate and/or extreme weather; and

Novel approaches to mitigate adverse health effects of climate and/or extreme weather.

The symposium is free and open to the UM community, but registration is required. Register for the symposium at http://precise.ccs.miami.edu/ch/index.php. You may also email Sam Hopwood at sxh840@miami.edu or call 305-243-2360.

Seating is limited, and registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

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Take the Commuter Challenge

04-02-18-commuter-challenge-608x342How you travel matters! Do your part during Earth Month to reduce environmental impacts, save money, and receive commuter benefits by accepting the University of Miami’s and South Florida Commuter Services’ challenge to commute to and from campus using an alternate mode of transportation between April 2 and April 30.

To participate, simply take the pledge using your University of Miami email address. Once registered, use an alternate mode of transportation and receive commuter benefits, including a stress-free commute.

“I have been commuting about 10 months and using the bus and the Metrorail helps to relieve me of the stress I have had in the past from driving to campus,” says Dena Chism, of the Department of Parking and Transportation.

For additional information about commuter benefits, contact mxr1598@miami.edu or 305-284-1547. For information about the Commuter Challenge visit SFCS.


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Asaf Zentler Appointed Assistant V.P. and Assistant Treasurer

Asaf Zentler

Asaf Zentler

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 2, 2018)—Asaf Zentler, formerly vice president of J.P. Morgan’s  investment bank, has joined the University of Miami as assistant vice president and assistant treasurer of the Investments and Treasury team. He reports to Associate Vice President and Treasurer Charmel Maynard.

In his new role, Zentler will lead the University’s treasury functions, including banking and bank relationships, cash management, bond and term loan issuances, student accounts receivable and collections, and corporate cards.

“Asaf will work closely with Brandon Gilliland, vice president and CFO, and myself on our liquidity, capital markets, debt management and endowment/pension asset management,” Maynard said. “Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Asaf.”

Zentler comes to UM with more than seven years of experience at J.P. Morgan, having served most recently as vice president in its investment bank. He has expertise in executing loan and bond transactions, capital structure advisory, operational and financial due diligence, and financial modeling. He recently advised several large companies on their financings for mergers and acquisitions, refinancing of existing debt and new capital projects. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Asaf spent time at American Express, Fishcer-Jordan Consulting and Ernst & Young.

He holds a M.B.A. in finance and financial instruments and markets from New York University and an L.L.B in law and B.A in accounting from Tel Aviv University.



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Join the Relay for Life’s Fight Against Cancer on April 6

Help support patients at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and elsewhere by joining the University of Miami Relay for Life’s fight against cancer on the Foote Green from 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, April 6, when the student-run organization brings together UM students, faculty, staff, and alumni to raise funds for cancer research and awareness of the types of cancer and their impacts. The funds help pay for patients’ transportation to chemotherapy treatments, wigs, and groundbreaking research.

Whether you’ve experienced cancer first hand as a survivor or caregiver, or would just like to see a world without this disease, your support is crucial in helping Relay for Life, which is supported by the Butler Center for Service and Leadership Development, reach its  goal. There are many ways that you, your colleagues, and department can join the cause:

  • Create a team and help fundraise by registering online at relayforlife.org/umfl. Each team can have up to two team captains (including students, faculty or staff). The American Cancer Society makes fundraising easy with free, readily accessible tools for fundraising such as prewritten emails and social media posts.
  •  Make a financial or in-kind donation for the event: Even if you don’t register, you can still contribute by making a monetary donation on the website. Money raised goes directly toward the University of Miami’s Relay for Life overall fundraising total. If you have a specific participant or team you would like to support, simply donate to their page on the website. Cash donations can be made through coordination with a Relay committee member or in person at the event.

Help make our event successful with the donation of an item or sponsorship. From the survivor dinner to team incentives, Relay for Life has all sorts of costs that can be offset with your support. Your support will help increase the money Relay for Life raises for the American Cancer Society. Donations of gift cards, event tickets, and services can be used as raffles and fundraising incentives throughout the event.

  •  The Opening Ceremony for Relay for Life is at 4 p.m. on April 6

You and your colleagues are encouraged to stop by during the workday and come back with your families and friends in the evening! The entire event is a wonderful way to celebrate the lives of those who have fought cancer and remember those who have passed. Luminarias can be purchased in advance or at the event to dedicate to a loved one who has experienced cancer first hand. There will be lots of food and activities available for participants and guests of all ages and plenty of opportunities to get involved on the day of the event. Let Relay for Life know if you can stop by the event. 

If you or a loved one are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to walk with us during the event and join us for a free dinner afterwards, please email SuvivorsUMrelay@gmail.com or call/text Noureen Ahmed at 772-249-9297.

Over 600 members of the University of Miami community participate and help us lead this fight against cancer. Last April, we came together and raised $38,700.90 and hope to fundraise even more this year with your support. To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser and register today, please visit relayforlife.org/umfl and click on Join this Relay.




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Learning Needn’t Be a Juggling Act Where You Drop Everything!

juggling-actTake more control of your own development with professional development learning in ULearn! Explore easy-to-access online courses, live events, certifications, books, and videos. You choose which skills to develop in a time and place convenient for you.

The simple and intuitive design of the learning material is engaging and focused, offering just the right amount of information necessary to help you achieve a specific, actionable objective. You will find learning modules that are highly interactive in nature and adjustable to your own busy schedule.

Recommended learning of the week: Navigating Change

  1. Visit: miami.edu/ulearn
  2. Log in
  3. Go on the “Featured Training” section
  4. Click on Navigating Change

Be sure to visit the professional development learning portal in ULearn and invest in your professional development today!

For more information on the expansion of professional development offerings, please contact Talent and Organizational Development at TOD@miami.edu or 305-243-3090.

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