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Reverse Mortgage 101: What You Need To Know

This lunchtime seminar is offered for those interested in learning the basics of a reverse mortgage. The speaker, Martin Rubin, senior reverse mortgage counselor and certified credit counselor with Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc., will discuss the myths of reverse mortgages, the responsibilities of homeowners, and who is more likely to benefit from a reverse mortgage. Attend this seminar and learn how a reverse mortgage could become part of your or your parents’ retirement planning strategy.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, May 12, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor floor training room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, May 13, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, May 14, 12-1 p.m., Library Map and Chart Room

This and other health and wellness seminars are offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ULearn. For help with ULearn, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.



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Learn a New Skill and Get in Shape at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 29, 2015) – Have you ever thought about learning how to belly dance? How about the ancient practice of karate? The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center offers members and non-members a variety of classes that not only get the heart pumping but put the brain to work. As an added bonus, the first meeting of each class is free to try.

“Being on a college campus, one of the dimensions of wellness that we place particular importance on is intellectual wellness,” says Michelle Kasparian, assistant director of group exercise and community classes at the Herbert Wellness Center. “While we love the many physical benefits of our instructional classes, we also ensure that participants leave the class having learned a new skill or perfected skills they already possessed.”

Class offerings include martial arts like tai chi and karate, instructional tennis, dance classes featuring belly dance and ballet barre, and instructional aquatics designed for adults and youth swimmers of all levels.

Registration for group instructional classes is open May 4-15, with the free trial period running May 11-17. Youth swim registration opens on May 11 and closes on May 15. Registration is available online at miami.edu/wellness or by contacting the Herbert Wellness Center sales office at 305-284-5433 or wellnesscenter@miami.edu. In-person registration is also available in the sales office.

Visit miami.edu/wellness for complete information on fitness and wellness programming available for members and non-members.


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Office of Controller Fiscal Year-End Survival Kit Training for Coral Gables Campus Departments

The Office of the Controller will host two Fiscal Year-End Survival Kit Training seminars for employees on the Coral Gables campus  who have access to the DMAS system and will be involved with the 2015 fiscal year-end close. The first session will be held Wednesday, May 6,  from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Gables One Tower, sixth-floor training room 639. The second session will be held in the same location on Tuesday, May 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration is now open on ULearn. For additional information, email Martha Arocha at m.arocha@miami.edu. You also may check out the Fiscal Year End Information and Closing Schedule page on the Controller’s web site.

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Bridge for the ‘Safety of Future Generations’ Breaks Ground

By Robert C. Jones Jr.
UM News

UM students and officials join government and county transportation officials for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the long-south pedestrian bridge at US 1 and Mariposa Court.

UM students and President Donna E. Shalala join Miami-Dade County and City of Coral Gables officials at the ceremonial groundbreaking of the long-sought pedestrian bridge at US 1 and Mariposa Court.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 23, 2015) – University of Miami freshman Stephanie Scuotto sometimes crosses the intersection of US 1 and Mariposa Court to get to the CVS pharmacy or some of the retail shops at the University Centre strip mall. While Scuotto always uses and obeys the pedestrian signal at that intersection, she still knows it is a dangerous place to cross. Over the last ten years, eight UM students have been either seriously injured or killed in the area.

Soon, Scuotto and other students—as well as UM employees and citizens—will be able to cross the intersection without fear of being struck by a vehicle. Read the full story

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Culture Transformation Logo Available for Download

University-of-Miami-Culture-Logo-final-copy-thumbThe “Building a Better U Together” logo, the key graphic element of the University’s Culture Transformation initiative, is now available for download. The logo should be used on all official communication related to the initiative. It should not be used for any external marketing purposes. Find more information here.

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