e-Veritas Archive | April, 2018

Planning and Assigning Writing-to-Learn in All Disciplines: A Workshop on April 30

Want to improve or increase the way you use writing in your courses? Want to consider new ways of implementing writing-to-learn strategies in your own discipline? Attend a two-hour workshop with Anne Ruggles Gere, the Arthur F. Thurnau and Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor of Education and English Language at the University of Michigan and president of the Modern Language Association, on writing-to-learn strategies for courses in all disciplines on Monday, April 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ungar Building, Room 230, on the Coral Gables campus. To register or for more information email mstewart@miami.edu.

The workshop is sponsored by the English Composition Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Summer Writing Institute.

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Dialogues in Research Ethics: Language Studies and Responsible STEM Research on April 30

Global attention to research integrity has traditionally emphasized the empirical sciences. This emphasis overlooks both the role of writing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and, equally important, research integrity in the humanities.

Presented by the UM Writing Center and the Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, this Dialogues in Research Ethics session will address these roles and will explore the idea of responsible research in terms of student learning and writing, specifically in a National Science Foundation-funded initiative to develop a digital toolkit supporting the application of writing-to-learn approaches to teaching.

The session will be led by Anne Ruggles Gere, the Arthur F. Thurnau and Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor of Education and English Language at the University of Michigan and president of the Modern Language Association, the nation’s leading organization for the study and teaching of languages and literatures.

It will be held Monday, April 30 at 12:15 p.m. in the Richter Library, third floor, on UM’s Coral Gables campus. Lunch will be provided.

Dialogues in Research Ethics is a series of monthly seminars. For more information, please call the UM Ethics Programs at 305-243-5723 or email ethics@miami.edu.

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FPL Work on Ponce de Leon Boulevard Continues

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G:Project FilesFPL-Coral Gables TransmissionDwgs^C+R1 SchematicsXrefsFPL City_of_Coral Gables ROAD CONDITIONS RECTILINEACORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 20, 2017)—The University of Miami advises the UM community that Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) contract crews will begin transferring and installing transmission lines on utility poles along Ponce de Leon Boulevard from S.W. 68th Street and Red Road, traveling northeast to Douglas and Bird roads.

The work will begin on Monday, April 23, and continue through May 2. Crews will be on site from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During times of installation, northbound traffic on Ponce de Leon Boulevard will shift to one of the southbound lanes. Northbound and southbound traffic will be able to move along the roadway. During the work, flagmen and law enforcement personnel will redirect traffic; all motorists are urged to use caution when traveling near the area and be alert for workers. FPL does not anticipate any power interruptions associated with this project.

The upgrades are expected to enhance the reliability of the area’s electrical grid and help speed power restoration efforts after severe weather conditions, including hurricanes.

Visit FPL.com/coconutgrove or call 1-800-495-7663 and refer to the Coconut Grove-Galloway project for additional information.

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Join Father Phillip Tran at the Monthly ‘Coffee with Catholics’ on April 27

Father Phillip Tran, the University’s first full-time Catholic priest for the UM community, invites faculty, staff, and students to join him for his “Coffee with Catholics” social from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in the Shalala Student Center Vista Room. Father Phillip, a UM alumnus,  is a resource and spiritual advisor to students, staff, and all who seek his guidance. This is an opportunity to meet, chat and spend quality time together in a casual, informal setting. Feel free to come late or leave early according to your schedule. Bring your lunch, and enjoy coffee brewed by our very own Catholic priest. All are welcome!

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Mindset Matters

A person’s usual attitude, or mental state, is his or her mindset. Our mindsets help us spot opportunities but they can trap us in self-defeating cycles. This seminar will discuss Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on the differences between a “growth mindset,” the belief that you are in control of your own abilities, and can learn and improve, and a “fixed mindset,” a belief that basic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. Research shows that it’s the way one thinks about her or his own abilities that really counts. Attend this seminar to learn ways of cultivating a growth mindset. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, April 24, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, April 25, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus:Thursday, April 26, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200BC

FSAP 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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