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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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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 presentation and practice will focus on the 12 principles of forgiveness. 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 Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Miller School of Medicine campus: Tuesday, July 18, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, July 19, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Library Media Room

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, July 20, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the 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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Social Security Benefits Update

This lunchtime seminar will provide participants with valuable updated information regarding Social Security benefits. 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 Social Security benefits. A UM Benefits Administration representative will be in attendance to answer University benefits-related questions.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, July 11, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the McKnight Building, room 201AB

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, July 12, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Library Media Room

Miller School of Medicine campus: Thursday, July 13, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

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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Box: The New Experience

BoxBox has been updated with a new user interface, which is now available to everyone. Check out this video and get to know the new Box interface.

 

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