Alzheimer’s Disease: The 10 Warning Signs

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is for those interested in learning the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, which causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills that disrupts daily life. The speaker, Gloria Orlandi-Kass, program services coordinator with the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapterwill discuss the difference between typical age-related memory loss and the symptoms associated with this debilitating disease. Early detection provides the best opportunity for treatment, support, and planning for the future.

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

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, July 13, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, July 14, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

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, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

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Make the Most of Social Security

More than 60 percent of individuals do not receive the maximum benefit they deserve from Social Security. Make sure you are not one of them by attending “Make the Most of Social Security,” a seminar hosted by Fidelity, on Thursday, August 25, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Jose Berrocal Auditorium. The seminar will help you understand the importance of Social Security in your savings plan, take the steps you need to maximize your claiming strategy, and plan for your retirement income. Reserve your seat by August 19 by calling 1-800-642-7131 or registering online. (Choose “Attending a Special Event.” Fill in your information. Select “Attend Workshop,” and then “Confirm Your Appointment.”) For more information, contact Fidelity Investments at 1-800-642-7131.

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Managed Print Services to Conduct Device Assessments

The Department of Managed Print Services, with the assistance of the Canon Solutions onsite team, will be conducting a University-wide assessment of non-Canon single-function devices. This assessment will take place during the summer, with a Canon representative visiting departments to verify equipment information and configuration. Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated during this process. If you have any questions, please contact Managed Print Services at 305-284-6585.

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Improve Your Health and Performance with a Free Guardrails Assessment

Summer is a great time to take advantage of the complimentary health assessments offered by the University’s Guardrails Prevention and Performance program. In about 15 minutes, UM employees can receive a non-invasive assessment of their nutritional, cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal health, as well as a six-week nutrition and exercise plan.

Developed by the School of Education and Human Development’s exercise physiology and graduate nutrition program, in conjunction with Lee Kaplan, chief of the UHealth Sports Medicine Division and head the Sports Medicine Institute, the screenings are available at the Healthy ’Canes Clinics on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses, and the Clinical and Applied Physiology Lab in the Merrick Building, room 315, on the Gables campus.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit Guardrails.


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Roadmap Proposals Ready for Review and Comment

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 9, 2016)—As scheduled, the eight working groups charged with laying the foundation for the “Roadmap to Our New Century” outlined by President Julio Frenk at his inauguration have completed their consultative proposals and each of them are now posted online for the University community to consider and shape.

Based on Frenk’s extensive listening exercise last fall, the eight initiatives are designed to propel the University toward its aspiration of being a hemispheric, excellent, relevant, and exemplary institution by its centennial in 2025. But, as Frenk noted in his recent letter to the UM community, the proposals will advance the roadmap “only if they are discussed, debated, and refined by the larger UM community.”

The proposals, which were crafted by working groups comprised of faculty, staff, and students, are interlocking and meant to complement and build upon each other. To develop the proposals, members of the working groups conducted research, examined best practices at other universities, collected data, and consulted with groups and individuals across UM as well as with leading external experts.

The eight areas of focus and the initial charges for each group were:

  1. 100 Talents: to add 100 endowed chairs over the next ten years
  1. Hemispheric Innovation Hub: to develop a vision for UM to be a catalyst for innovation and new ventures
  2. Problem-based Interdisciplinary Collaboration: to propose projects that facilitate the translation of theories and evidence across disciplines, departments, and schools to workable world solutions
  3. Hemispheric University Consortium: to propose the organizational structure needed to attract scholars and promote partnerships with other universities and research organizations
  4. Culture of Belonging: to explore strategies for enhancing an environment of inclusion on campus, going beyond the metrics of diversity
  5. Access with Excellence: to propose programs and resources to minimize or eliminate financial obstacles to student enrollment, learning, international study, research, and network opportunities
  6. University-wide Platform for Educational Innovation: to propose projects that will enhance teaching and learning experiences for students and faculty
  7. Investment in Basic and Applied Science and Engineering: to cultivate opportunities for multidisciplinary scientific research, teaching, and innovation to ensure UM’s capacity to address urgent issues and problems

Beginning in September, after the summer review and comment period concludes, Frenk will hold another series of town hall meetings to engage all UM constituencies in further conversations about these ideas.

To read and comment on each of them, visit the Roadmap Initiatives homepage.


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