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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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Mindful Living

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. This month’s seminar will place emphasis on the attitude of “letting be,” or what some refer to as “letting go.” Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.

Miller School: Tuesday, June 21, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Coral Gables: Wednesday, June 22, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor ERP training room 200BC

Rosenstiel School: Thursday, June 23, 12-1 p.m., Library Media room

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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Bookstore Remains Open as Renovations Proceed

As Auxiliary Services has announced, the transformation of the UM Bookstore into the Campus Store is in progress and is scheduled for completion by the end of July, barring any difficulties. During the construction phase, the store will remain open, with regular summer hours of operation: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store will be closed on the three-day Fourth of July weekend.

Most if not all goods and services will be available during construction. Please note that due to the scope of the renovation, access to the bookstore during the week of June 6 will be through the disability entrance located on the second floor of the University Center. Way finding signage will be installed to guide customers. The USPS Mail Kiosk is slated to open in the store in mid-June. In the interim, the current USPS Contract Station will remain open and fully operational until the transition into the bookstore is complete.

For more information, contact Wendy Smith at 305-284-4101 or wendy.smith@miami.edu, or Norma S. Perera at 305-284-3584 or norma.perera@miami.edu.


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