Seasoning the Spring at the Herbert Wellness Center

CookingCORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 8, 2018) – Are you a cooking aficionado or simply looking to brush up on your cooking skills? The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center has a new cooking class lineup just for you. Join award-winning chef Robyn Webb, on Saturdays, March 24, and April 7, 14, and 21 as she offers an introduction into the essential cooking techniques of iconic dishes from a variety of cuisines.

March 24: The Bold Flavors of Seafood

From roasting to poaching to grilling and stir-frying, learn the simple art of preparing succulent, healthy fish. By the end of this class, you’ll learn the best techniques to put seafood on your home menu more often.

April 21: Making Vegetables Taste Great

You know you should eat them, but just how do you make vegetables taste great? This class will give you all the nuts and bolts on how to draw out the deep flavors vegetables naturally have. You’ll learn a variety of master techniques to prepare great cold salads and salad dressings, to roasting, steaming, and stir-frying garden fresh veggies.

April 7, 14: Flavors of Morocco and Italy

For all of the world travelers out there, we have a class for you. Join us for a two-part cooking series on April 7 and April 14 while we learn to cook some of the most flavorful cuisines on earth, Italian and Moroccan. Enjoy the experience of cooking food from around the world and take these experiences back to your home to share.

“Our cooking series is a great way to sample creations, explore new recipes and learn to prepare healthy menu items,” says Christina WooChing, assistant director of wellness. “Gather a group of friends and share in this culinary experience.”

Whether you are looking to hone your cooking skills or start from scratch, you’ll be moving and grooving in the kitchen in no time. Make cooking fun again with easy meals that are delectably good for you. For more information or to register for the series, visit wellness.miami.edu or contact the Herbert Wellness Center sales office at 305-284-5433.



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Learn to Earn: Professional Development Courses Now Earn Well ’Canes Points

Learn to EarnHere’s a another reason to take advantage of the enhanced ULearn introduced last fall to make content easily accessible and readily available at all times: You can now earn Well ’Canes points for taking advantage and engaging in development activities that meet your needs from the comfort of your PC, laptop or tablet.

Thousands of employees are already using the enhanced learner-friendly navigation and searching capabilities and the featured training section that highlights new, popular, and recommended courses. Along with these improvements, professional and leadership development offerings also include a library of online courses, live events, certifications, books, and videos developed by Skillsoft, an innovative leader in eLearning and professional development resources.

And now, in addition to these many benefits, you can earn up to 400 Well ’Canes Points for completing Skillsoft courses in ULearn. Learn and grow as a professional while increasing your personal wellness at the same time. What are you waiting for? The U is investing in you, so it’s time for you to invest in yourself!

To continue your personal development and “Learn It to Earn It”:

  • Visit ulearn.miami.edu
  • Once you’ve logged in, you may:
    • Use the main “Search” box (at top of the screen) or click “Browse Training by Subject”
    • Click the “Certifications” or “Books & Live Events” button
    • Scroll to the “Featured Training” section, and click on any of the recommended courses

For more information on the expansion of professional and leadership development offerings, please contact Talent and Organizational Development at TOD@miami.edu or visit us at www.miami.edu/learn.








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Pranayama Breathing

The ancient practice of Pranayama consists of long, sustained and controlled flow of inhalation, exhalation and retention of the breath. This disciplined breathing relaxes the body and blood pressure and increases oxygen levels to the brain, lungs and vital organs, helping practitioners to improve their overall health and well-being. By combining Pranayama with meditation techniques at this Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminar, participants will experience strength of mind and control of senses and become more focused and productive with their tasks at work and personal life. The seminar will be facilitated by Angela Alvarado, a member of the University of Miami Mind-Body Medical Work Group. She is dedicated to bringing optimum health and mindfulness practices to the patients, caregivers, doctors and nurses at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and UHealth Tower (formerly University of Miami Hospital) by offering yoga, Pranayama and meditation.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, March 20, 11-12 p.m., Schwartz Center for Nursing and Health Studies, room 115

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, March 22, 11-12 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Friday, March 23, 11-12 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 1381A

FSAP’s 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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Master of Science in Business Analytics Info Session on March 30

Learn more about the Miami Business School’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at a lunchtime information session on Friday, March 30, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. With more companies turning to data-driven decision making, demand is rising for analysts with the necessary technical skills. The MSBA program offers students the chance to learn a variety of analytics methods and how to apply them to solving business problems.

Lunch will be provided at the session, which will be held in the Aresty Building, room 532. To attend, RSVP to jbienaime@bus.miami.edu.

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Register for Bachelor of General Studies Virtual Information Session on March 20

Register now to learn more about the University of Miami Bachelor of General Studies via a live webinar on Tuesday, March 20, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to chat with the admissions team, receive information about financial aid options, get insights from current students about their experiences, and learn more about the tuition remission benefit for UM employees.

Webinar participants will receive a discount code to reduce the application fee. Take the next step towards finishing your degree! Register now.


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