Join Team Hurricanes in the Fight Against Cancer

DCCWithMePromoPinFINALYou’re invited to join Team Hurricanes for the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) on Saturday, February 11. Every dollar raised during DCC directly funds cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System.

Since its inception in 2010, DCC has raised $16.5 million for cancer research at Sylvester, and it’s one of our cancer center’s most important fundraising initiatives.

There are so many ways to DCC. As a University of Miami employee, student, alumnus, family member, friend or cancer survivor, you’ll receive a 50 percent discount on your registration fee to ride, run, walk or virtually ride in the fight against cancer. Just use the code UMFightsCancer50 when you register.

Sylvester physician-experts and cancer researchers work together to discover, develop, and deliver some of the world’s most advanced targeted treatments for cancer, knowing that the right diagnosis and the right treatment delivered at the right time leads to better outcomes, more options, faster responses, and fewer side effects.

Remember, register to participate as a member of Team Hurricanes and receive a 50 percent discount on your registration fee when you use the code UMFightsCancer50. Join Team Hurricanes today!

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W-2 Wage and Tax Statements Now Available

The 2016 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements are now available in Workday’s Pay worklet under My Tax Documents. For help with accessing your W-2 in Workday, click here. Paper statements will begin arriving in the mail this week for faculty and staff who elected to receive a paper copy. If you have any questions, please contact Payroll at 305-284-3004, option 2.


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Spice up Your Spring Cuisine at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 18, 2017) – The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is spicing up spring with a brand new cooking series lineup. Join award-winning chef Robyn Webb on consecutive Saturdays, January 28 and February 4, as she offers an introduction into the essential cooking techniques of iconic dishes from a variety of cuisines.

No matter the climate, a bowl of satisfying, healthy soup should always make its way into your meals. In this first class, you will learn how to make the perfect soup, beginning with homemade and easy-to-prepare stock, sautéing methods, and flavor bases.

Once you’ve mastered the soup, learn to prepare restaurant-quality salads in the second class of the series. Great salad-making follows a specific blueprint and lucky for you, Chef Robyn knows the formula inside and out. By the end of the class, you’ll be creating main dishes and side salads like never before.

“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.”

Registration for the series, which is open to members and non-members alike, is open now. The cost for both classes is $70 for non-student members and $80 for non-members. To learn more or to register for the series, visit miami.edu/wellness or call 305-284-5433. Future series include “Savor the Flavor: All About Herbs and Spicing it Up” and “The Healthiest Cuisines in the World.”

The Herbert Wellness Center also offers individual cooking classes featuring “Cozy Comfort Foods Made Healthy” and “Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less.”

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Mind and Matter, FSAP’s Spring Edition eNewsletter, Now Available

The spring edition of Mind and Matter offers insight on how an internal paradigm shift can lead to an abundant life. Mind and Matter is the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s quarterly newsletter and features articles on health and well-being, helpful tips on maintaining work-life balance, and other valuable resources such as free wellness seminars for faculty and staff. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, or seminar announcements via email, please visit the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program website or contact Caliope Bootle at cbootle@miami.edu.



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UMindfulness Presents Noah Levine on ‘Against the Stream: Applying Contemplative Practices to Addiction and Recovery’

The UMindfulness Research and Practice Initiative is hosting a lecture by and conversation with meditation teacher and best-selling author Noah Levine on Thursday, February 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Newman Alumni Center. The son of American Buddhist author Stephen Levine, Noah Levine, who was trained by noted Buddhist practitioner and author Jack Kornfield, has been a pioneer in offering contemplative practices to those in recovery. Tickets are $10 for current UM students; $20 general admission. To RSVP and purchase tickets, please visit the website.

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