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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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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Bigs and Littles Unite

High school students meet their UM adult mentors at Big Brothers Big Sisters School-to-Work event

By Robert C. Jones Jr.
UM News

Students from Southwest High School gather in the lobby of the Lennar Foundation Medical Center before starting the tour of the facility.

Students from Southwest High School who art participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ School-to-Work program gather in the lobby of the Lennar Foundation Medical Center before starting their tour of the facility.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 21, 2018) — To high school student Knowledge Grant, the black and gray ultrasound image looked more like a satellite photo of a cloud-covered sky than a human kidney.

“That’s pretty cool,” said Grant, 17, her face lighting up as she looked at the image projected on a small monitor inside the Lennar Foundation Medical Center on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus. “I thought ultrasounds were only for looking at unborn babies. I never knew you could use them to see internal organs.”

Grant also marveled at the magic of an MRI, CT scan and X-ray, deciding after her brief introduction to the high-tech diagnostic tools that she wants a career in the medical field.

While a tour of Lennar’s Radiology/Imaging Services section was one of the most exciting moments for Grant and nine of her fellow juniors from Southwest High School during their February 14 visit to UM, being matched with an adult mentor as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ School-to-Work program proved to be the best part of their day.

“We both like to dance, so I know we’re going to get along great and that I’ll learn a lot from her,” said 16-year-old Shirley Aguirre, referring to her Big Sister, Marisol Capellan, program manager of UM’s SEEDS (Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success) initiative.

Once a month over the next two school years, the nine Southwest High juniors will visit their UM-employee Big Brothers and Big Sisters on the Coral Gables campus, participating in group learning exercises that teach life skills and spending one-on-one time in the workplace with their mentors.

“The goal is to guide the students through the successful completion of high school and launch them on their post-high school journey, whether that means going to college or vocational school or whatever is next,” said Aniette Lauredo, manager of UM’s Inclusion Programs, noting that the University has participated in the School-to-Work program for the past seven years.

“It’s a great learning experience for both Bigs and Littles,” said Jamila Beckford, match support specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, using the terms her agency gives to the adult mentors and the children in the School-to-Work program.

Each year, thousands of Littles are mentored by Bigs in the workplace, shadowing their adult mentors in businesses across Miami-Dade County—from hospitals and police stations to government offices and colleges and universities.

“Each Big is here because they want to be,” Beckford told the students during their UM visit. “Anything you want to know, the Bigs can help. Whether it’s information on financial aid or UM’s different schools and colleges, the Bigs have a ton of information at their fingertips.”

Said 17-year-old Emely Del-Rio, with her Big, College of Arts and Sciences editor Deserae del Campo, looking on, “I know this program will put me in the right frame of mind.”







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