Center for Computational Science Offers Lunch & Learn on ‘Big Data: A New Focus in CCS Advanced Computing’ May 27

The Center for Computational Science is offering a Lunch & Learn seminar entitled “Big Data: A New Focus in CCS Advanced Computing” on Friday, May 27, at 12 p.m. in the McArthur Engineering Annex, room 202. Open to UM faculty, staff, and students, the seminar will offer an overview of big data technologies and  popular tools in big data collection, processing, and analysis. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP to  ccsadministration@miami.edu. For more information visit Lunch & Learn Friday.


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Attend Active Shooter Training and Earn Well ’Canes Points

The Office of Emergency Management is hosting six lunchtime sessions of its Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) session on Tuesdays and Thursdays over the next few weeks, with the first sessions offered on Tuesday, May 24, or Thursday May 26.

Thereafter the sessions, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Dooly Memorial Building, room 314, will be offered on:

  • Tuesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 9
  • Tuesday, June 14, and Thursday, June 16

The ASRT training is an hour-long presentation that incorporates the latest Department of Homeland Security guidance on best practice responses for those who encounter active shooter situations. The class covers awareness, avoidance, and appropriate actions. Expert instructors discuss how to respond, what to look for, and how to prepare to survive dangerous situations.

Emergency managers also will discuss law enforcement’s and the University’s response to various potentially dangerous situations. Topics include: the Emergency Notification Network (ENN) Alerts, interacting with first responders, personal preparedness, and other initiatives of the University designed to keep students, staff, and faculty as safe as possible.

As an incentive, attendance at this training is worth 150 points for those participating in the Well ’Canes program. To receive credit, attendees sign a wellness points attendance roster with their C number at the end of the class.

Register through ULearn with the search words Gables – Active Shooter Response Training.

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Social Security Benefits Update

This lunchtime seminar will provide participants with valuable updated information regarding Social Security benefits. Presenter Maria Diaz, public affairs specialist with the Miami-Dade Social Security Administration Office, will help participants understand who is eligible to receive benefits, when a person qualifies, and the steps eligible participants need to take to apply for benefits. A UM Benefits Administration representative will be in attendance to answer UM benefits-related questions.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, May 24, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Tower, room 301C

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, May 25, 12-1 p.m., Whitten University Center, room 2300H

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, May 26, 12-1 p.m., Library Media room

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program 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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Flexible Summer Workweek Program Begins June 2

The University’s Flexible Summer Workweek Program returns next month. Flexible workweeks provide the opportunity for employees to take care of personal and family obligations while fulfilling work commitments. Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School campus-based employees looking for a change from their traditional work schedules can request to participate in the program, which runs from June 2 through August 3.

If you would like to participate, please complete and submit the Flexible Summer Workweek Agreement Form and discuss it with your manager for review and approval prior to the start of the flexible schedule requested.

Review the program guidelines to learn more about the Flexible Summer Workweek Program. Specific units or departments may adjust the duration of this program for operational reasons as needed.

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Be Smoke Free in May

Quitting smoking can be a challenging process, but with the aid of group classes led by a certified tobacco treatment specialist, individuals can get the support and tools necessary to become tobacco free. The University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program is offering group classes for people interested in quitting smoking.

Classes are offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, with upcoming sessions beginning on Wednesday, May 18, at the Coral Gables campus, and Tuesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 19, at the Miller School of Medicine campus. Click here for more information and to view a class schedule. This free benefit is available to UM employees, students, and members of the community. It is sponsored by the AHEC Tobacco Program of the University of Miami, the Florida Department of Health, and Tobacco Free Florida.

For more information or to register, call 305-243-7606 or email Mohammad Asad at MAsad@med.miami.edu.

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