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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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Mind and Matter, FSAP’s Summer Edition eNewsletter, Now Available

The summer edition of Mind and Matter offers valuable information on self-regulation skills and ways to create a compassionate workplace. Mind and Matter is the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s quarterly newsletter and features articles on health and well-being, helpful tips on maintaining work-life balance, and other valuable resources, such as free wellness seminars for faculty and staff. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter or seminar announcements via email, please visit the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program website or contact Caliope Bootle at cbootle@miami.edu.

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Summer Relaxation Techniques

Summer time is ideal for relaxation. Between warm summer weather and having more leisure time, you can find all sorts of ways to relax and heal. If you’re occasionally stressed throughout the year, practicing relaxation techniques is especially important for your health. This seminar is offered for those interested in developing their capacity to manage day-to-day anxiety and stress through the use of calming, effective relaxation techniques. Participants will discover techniques for reducing stress that can effectively be used both at work and at home. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, June 7, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor training room

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, June 8, 12-1 p.m., Library Media room

Miller School campus: Thursday, June 9, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

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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Center for Computational Science Offers Lunch & Learn on ‘Big Data: A New Focus in CCS Advanced Computing’ May 27

The Center for Computational Science is offering a Lunch & Learn seminar entitled “Big Data: A New Focus in CCS Advanced Computing” on Friday, May 27, at 12 p.m. in the McArthur Engineering Annex, room 202. Open to UM faculty, staff, and students, the seminar will offer an overview of big data technologies and  popular tools in big data collection, processing, and analysis. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP to  ccsadministration@miami.edu. For more information visit Lunch & Learn Friday.


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Attend Active Shooter Training and Earn Well ’Canes Points

The Office of Emergency Management is hosting six lunchtime sessions of its Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) session on Tuesdays and Thursdays over the next few weeks, with the first sessions offered on Tuesday, May 24, or Thursday May 26.

Thereafter the sessions, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Dooly Memorial Building, room 314, will be offered on:

  • Tuesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 9
  • Tuesday, June 14, and Thursday, June 16

The ASRT training is an hour-long presentation that incorporates the latest Department of Homeland Security guidance on best practice responses for those who encounter active shooter situations. The class covers awareness, avoidance, and appropriate actions. Expert instructors discuss how to respond, what to look for, and how to prepare to survive dangerous situations.

Emergency managers also will discuss law enforcement’s and the University’s response to various potentially dangerous situations. Topics include: the Emergency Notification Network (ENN) Alerts, interacting with first responders, personal preparedness, and other initiatives of the University designed to keep students, staff, and faculty as safe as possible.

As an incentive, attendance at this training is worth 150 points for those participating in the Well ’Canes program. To receive credit, attendees sign a wellness points attendance roster with their C number at the end of the class.

Register through ULearn with the search words Gables – Active Shooter Response Training.

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