Active Shooter Response Training August 1 and 2

In advance of the fall semester, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is offering all UM faculty, staff, and students two open sessions of Full Active Shooter Response Training on Tuesday, August 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, August 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 

Both classes will be held in the Whitten Learning Center, room 180. Employees should preregister for the class of their choice in ULearn by searching in the catalog for “Gables Active Shooter Training.”

The Full Active Shooter Response Training is a 1.5-hour presentation and discussion of active shooter preparation techniques, warning signs, and survival tactics, based on material provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and adapted for the UM campus community. The course is led by experienced members of the OEM and utilizes brief video content and a question-and-answer period to instruct attendees on the most up-to-date recommendations and methods of response. The training course is recommended for all units at all levels, including student workers.

Well ‘Canes Points:  Attendance for this training is worth 150 Well ‘Canes points for those participating in the Well ‘Canes program. To receive program credit, attendees must sign a wellness points attendance roster with their C number at the end of the class. Eligible participants will receive their points in four to six weeks.

For more information, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@miami.edu or 305-284-8005 during business hours.

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Media Disposal Services Moves to Ungar

MediaDisposalThe media disposal drop-off location on the Coral Gables campus has moved from Gables One Tower to the Ungar Building, room 114. You can bring old, portable media devices (such as hard drives, thumb drives, mobile phones, etc. but not computers) to this location Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m., to have the data irreversibly removed and/or have the device permanently destroyed.

This service, which is provided by the University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) department for the safety and protection of personal information, is also available on the Miller School and Rosenstiel campuses at the following times and places:

  • Miller School campus: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 107, Monday-Friday from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • RSMAS campus: Marine Science Center Building, room 227, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

All the drop-off locations accept portable media devices, such as hard drives, USB thumb drives, tablets, magnetic tapes, floppy disks, and/or mobile phones, but not laptops, workstations, and/or desktop computers.

To properly destroy data from laptops, workstations, and/or desktop computers, complete the Equipment Transfers/Surplus form and email it to surplusproperty@med.miami.edu. Once the request is processed, a UMIT representative will schedule a visit to your location within five to seven business days to pick up the device(s) to be destroyed.

For more information about media disposal, visit the media disposal service webpage. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or help@miami.edu.


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Intro to Chair Yoga for Stress Relief

Yoga has been shown to increase flexibility and balance, improve mood and reduce fatigue, sleep disturbances and joint discomfort. In this 50-minute seminar presented by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), participants will learn gentle and modified yoga poses to allow them to safely stretch, strengthen and relax the body in a chair with a combination of movement, controlled breathing and meditation.

The seminar, which will conclude with mindfulness practice, will be facilitated by Angela Alvarado, a member of the University of Miami Mind-Body Medical Work Group, who teaches yoga, Pranayama and meditation to the patients, caregivers, doctors and nurses at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami Hospital.

Rosenstiel campus: Monday, July 24, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, July 26, 12-1 p.m., 1330 Campo Sano, Room 250AB

Miller School campus: Friday, July 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sylvester Support Services Building (SSSB), Auditorium 110

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, call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.




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Use JobX to Post Student Employment Opportunities

JobXStudents are starting to view and apply for open fall jobs. Use JobX  to post student employment vacancies.

These two great resources will help you navigate this new site:

  • JobX Guide: a step-by-step instructions on posting student jobs
  • JobX Webinar: a taped video presentation on the new portal

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Apply Now for the Miami Global Executive MBA for the Americas

Applications are being accepted for the School of Business Administration’s Miami Global Executive MBA for the Americas program beginning this August. The class schedules enable you to earn your MBA degree without interrupting your career. For more information contact Jennyfer Puentes at 305-284-5509 or jpuentes@bus.miami.edu.


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