e-Veritas Archive | May, 2018

UMPD Offers Free S.A.F.E. Classes for Women

The University of Miami Police Department is offering the National Self-Defense Institute’s two-hour S.A.F.E. class to female members of the University of Miami community free of charge on six Wednesday evenings, beginning Wednesday, May 30.

An acronym for Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange, S.A.F.E. is described as an unparalleled two-hour educational awareness and crime-victim prevention program which introduces teenaged and adult women to the physical aspects of self-defense and provides them with strategies, techniques, options, and prevention tips that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence.

In addition to this month’s class, the course will be offered again on the following Wednesdays during the summer: June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, and August 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Mahoney-Pearson Commons 116 and 118. Participants only need to attend one session.

This course is designed exclusively for women. Men who are interested in participating in self-defense classes for males should contact usafe@miami.edu.

To register for a S.A.F.E. class, visit the Eventbrite page and select the class that best fits your schedule. Please feel free to contact usafe@miami.edu with any questions.

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Youth Program Policy Information

Throughout the year, but particularly during the summer months, the University of Miami hosts programs that welcome youths under the age of 18 to our campus. As the University prepares for these summer activities, the Office of Human Resources reminds the entire community of our collective commitment to the protection, safety, and welfare of children.

All members of the UM community should review the Youth Protection Policy. This policy provides guidelines for University-related activities hosted for youths, both on and off campus, and provides important reminders about our obligation to report any sexual misconduct or mistreatment of minors.

For more information, please contact Bonnie M. Muschett, director of compliance and Title IX coordinator, at titleixcoordinator@miami.edu.


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Veritas Slimming Down for Summer

As we enter the summer months, Veritas is slimming down, beginning with the next issue on Monday, May 21, which will concentrate on the newsletter’s best-read section—top news stories about the University’s research, initiatives, missions, and people.

Many of the internal announcements and news items currently found in the InsideUM section, the newsletter’s second-most popular feature, will be listed as headlines that will link to more complete text for those interested in learning more. During the summer, submissions for the abbreviated Veritas can continue to be sent to the Veritas mailbox at e-veritas@miami.edu.


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UM Hosts Symposium on Fighting Opioid Addiction May 21

National experts will gather at the University of Miami’s Shalala Student Center on Monday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., for “Fighting Opioid Addiction: Integrating Treatment into Patient Care,” a symposium featuring presentations on the science of medication treatment for opioid addiction in non-traditional settings. To attend in person, register on EventBrite. To watch online, visit https://livestream.com/accounts/2263400/opiod.

The objectives of this symposium are: to present the state of the art on evidence-based treatments for Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs); to discuss methods of integrating OUD treatment into care delivery; to foster partnerships and collaborations between providers that treat OUD and its comorbidities; and to explore and identify local challenges and solutions to the treatment of OUD.

Co-sponsored by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the L&L Copeland Foundation, the Florida Node Alliance, and the Miami Center for AIDS Research, the symposium is also supported by the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) through Grant Number L1TR000460, from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

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Take a Stress Break

Take a break from your busy schedule to learn and practice techniques that promote health through relaxation. This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program session is offered for those interested in building their capacity to consciously activate their body’s parasympathetic response, which is at the heart of all stress management techniques. Its use is directly correlated with the promotion of optimal health. This session will be facilitated by an FSAP consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, May 22, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, May 23, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, May 24, 12-1 p.m., Flipse Building, room 536

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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