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Get Creative at the Adobe Spark Workshop

As of August 2017, the University of Miami became Florida’s first Adobe Creative Campus. UM now provides full, free access to Adobe Creative Cloud for all UM faculty, students, and staff. To kick off this exciting new partnership with Adobe, University of Miami Libraries will host two workshop sessions on Thursday, December 7,  featuring Patrick Koster, Adobe senior customer success manager, and Ben Forta, Adobe senior director for education initiatives.

Koster will start the sessions by introducing the desktop and mobile applications, web services, and learning resources that are included within Adobe Creative Cloud. Next, Forta will guide a hands-on session in which faculty and staff will have the opportunity to transform their ideas into visually stunning stories using Adobe Spark—the easiest and quickest way to get started in creating impactful graphics, web pages, and video stories. To conclude the workshop, all attendees will be invited to participate in an open discussion about how these projects could enhance teaching and learning.

No RSVP or advanced sign-in is required to show up for one of these two sessions:

Morning Session

Richter Library Literacy Lab –RM 344

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Afternoon Session

Richter Library Literacy Lab – RM 344

1  to 4 p.m.

Important Note: You will need to bring your laptop or iOS device (preferably an iPad) to participate in the Adobe Spark portion of the workshop.

Please contact academictechnologies@miami.edu with any questions about the workshop.

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UHealth Dermatology Opens South Miami Clinic, Offers Discounts

111417-MZachs-075 - Grand Opening for the University of Miami Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery division at their new location in South Miami on Nov. 13th, 2017. (Photo by Mitchell Zachs)

From left are Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery Drs. Brian Morrison, Andrea Maderal, Robert S. Kirsner, department chair, and Shasa Hu.

Now open in South Miami, the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery’s new clinic, at 7000 S.W. 62 Avenue, is just a mile from the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus and offers general dermatology services, as well as cosmetic and Mohs micrographic surgery.

New patients also can receive a 30 percent discount on cosmetic procedures scheduled during the month of November 2017 (exclusions apply).

Now through Friday, December 8, faculty and staff who visit the Department’s clinic at University of Miami Hospital, 1295 N.W. 14, Street, South Building Suites K-M, can receive a 20 percent discount on all products, including Alastin and Elta MD product lines (exclusions apply).

Faculty and staff enrolled in the UM/Aetna medical plan can schedule their free annual skin cancer screening at both locations and may qualify for Well ’Canes Incentive program points.

Learn more at http://dermatology.med.miami.edu/.  To make an appointment at the South Miami clinic please call 305-689-8900 and for the UMH clinic, 305-243-6704.


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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. Facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant, this month’s session will focus on the importance of fostering gratitude. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, November 28, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, November 29, 12-1 p.m., 1300 Campo Sano, room 250AB

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, November 30, 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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Mind and Matter

MindandMatterThe winter edition of Mind and Matter explores the importance of mindsets. The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s quarterly newsletter, Mind and Matter 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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Experience ULearn’s Expanded Professional Development Opportunities

New ULearn Homepage

Search. Click. Learn.
The new ULearn, which will transform the learning experience for employees, debuts on Monday, November 13, with a new, learner-friendly homepage, easy navigation buttons, and easy-to-use search capabilities.

Along with these improvements, Talent and Organizational Development, in collaboration with UMIT, are introducing an expanded library of professional development offerings to include online courses, live events, certifications, books, and videos developed by Skillsoft, an innovative leader in eLearning and professional development resources.

The expanded catalog supplements the University’s existing professional development offerings by enabling employees to engage in development activities that meet their unique needs and schedules—anytime, day or night from their PC, laptop or tablet.

Visit the new ULearn to find:

 Online Courses
Over 2,000 online courses are now available in communications, customer service, process improvement, marketing, finance, accounting, project management, and more.

Books and Videos
More than 100,000 books and videos from top authors, thought leaders, and executives are available on many topics, including time management, influence, leadership, well-being, change, innovation.

Courses in project management, human resources, information technology, and many other subjects are available to prepare you for professional certification exams.

Live Events
Tune in to live and interactive business and leadership presentations featuring sought-after thought leaders, including Amy Cuddy, David Marquet, Daniel Pink, Liz Wiseman, and many others.

To Start Learning:

  • Visit ulearn.miami.edu. Once you’ve logged in, you may:
    • Use the main Search box (at top of the screen) or click “Browse Training by Subject”
    • Click “Certifications” or “Books & Live Events” buttons

For more information on the expansion of professional development offerings, please contact Talent and Organizational Development at TOD@miami.edu or 305-243-3090.


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