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Managing Your Canon Toner Supply

Do you order toner for your department’s Canon copiers? If so, the Department of Managed Print Services encourages you to closely monitor your toner supplies to avoid running out of toner at critical times. One way to avoid unnecessary downtime is by ordering toner when you have only one toner bottle per color. For additional tips and resources, contact Managed Print Services at mps@miami.edu.

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UHealth Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Offers Mindfulness Training

MBSR Course

A new eight-week course in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) offered through the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is now open for enrollment. The program will be offered on consecutive Saturdays, March 24 through May, 19, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center (1120 N.W. 14 Street, 9th floor, Miami 33136) on the Miller School of Medicine campus. A free open house and MBSR orientation will be held on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The course will continue with eight weekly classes on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a daylong retreat on Saturday, May 5.

The renowned course, one of the foremost evidence-based programs in mind-body healing, was founded in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and founder of The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. The program provides intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges and adventures of everyday life. The program will be co-facilitated by Gus Castellanos, M.D., and Debra Annane, M.A., M.P.H., R.Y.T., long-time practitioners who are certified/qualified through UMMS.

The MBSR course features weekly classes with guided meditation, group dialogue, and individually tailored instruction, in conjunction with daily home practices. The Ccurse fee is $400. For returning participants who previously have taken a course with either instructor the fee is $325.

For more information on the course and registration visit the MBRS homepage.

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Receive Tuition Remission for Summer Scholars Program

The University of Miami’s next three-week Summer Scholars Program, which starts July 7, gives high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to experience college life and earn six college credits in a variety of academic areas. Students who apply by the priority deadline of Thursday, March 1, can receive $25 off the application fee with the special waiver code SSPMAR1. Employees may be eligible to apply tuition remission benefits for their dependents. Visit the Summer Scholars Program for more information.


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CANCELLED: Managing Crucial Conversations


This seminar, which incorporates elements from the book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, is designed to help participants understand the elements of all crucial conversations and identify the skills necessary for managing them successfully. Attend to enhance your knowledge and capacity for mastery of high-stakes conversations. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, March 6, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, March 7, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, March 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200BC

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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Receive Tuition Remission for Intensive Spanish Program

¿Hablas español? Are you looking to communicate more effectively in Spanish? The University of Miami Intensive Spanish program is designed for those who want to achieve maximum Spanish-language proficiency in a short period of time. Sessions are held on three consecutive weekends, with full-day interactive classes on both Saturday and Sunday. The next classes start on Saturday, April 7. Eligible UM employees can use the tuition remission benefit for this program. For more information call 305-284-4000 to speak with an advisor or visit continue.miami.edu/Spanish.


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