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Well ’Canes Market Expands to Lennar

green-marketBeginning Friday, April 6, many of the vendors who sell their goods at the Wednesday Well ‘Canes Market on the Foote Green will offer their fresh foods, fruit smoothies, artisan breads, honey and other healthy offerings on Fridays behind The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Market-goers are encouraged to walk, ride a bike, or take the Hurry ‘Canes shuttle to Lennar, as parking restrictions apply.


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Take the Commuter Challenge

04-02-18-commuter-challenge-608x342How you travel matters! Do your part during Earth Month to reduce environmental impacts, save money, and receive commuter benefits by accepting the University of Miami’s and South Florida Commuter Services’ challenge to commute to and from campus using an alternate mode of transportation between April 2 and April 30.

To participate, simply take the pledge using your University of Miami email address. Once registered, use an alternate mode of transportation and receive commuter benefits, including a stress-free commute.

“I have been commuting about 10 months and using the bus and the Metrorail helps to relieve me of the stress I have had in the past from driving to campus,” says Dena Chism, of the Department of Parking and Transportation.

For additional information about commuter benefits, contact mxr1598@miami.edu or 305-284-1547. For information about the Commuter Challenge visit SFCS.


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Learning Needn’t Be a Juggling Act Where You Drop Everything!

juggling-actTake more control of your own development with professional development learning in ULearn! Explore easy-to-access online courses, live events, certifications, books, and videos. You choose which skills to develop in a time and place convenient for you.

The simple and intuitive design of the learning material is engaging and focused, offering just the right amount of information necessary to help you achieve a specific, actionable objective. You will find learning modules that are highly interactive in nature and adjustable to your own busy schedule.

Recommended learning of the week: Navigating Change

  1. Visit: miami.edu/ulearn
  2. Log in
  3. Go on the “Featured Training” section
  4. Click on Navigating Change

Be sure to visit the professional development learning portal in ULearn and invest in your professional development today!

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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Dance Therapy for Stress Relief

In this seminar, the basic principles of dance/movement therapy, a clinical modality used to help individuals who suffer from psychological or emotional issues such as addiction, grief and loss, trauma, eating disorders, depression, and neurological disorders, will be presented. Dance/movement therapy can be used with people of all ages and stages of life. The goal of dance/movement therapy is to establish a mindful connection to the body, allowing a person to gain insight into themselves through understanding the meaning of movement and felt experience. Rhythmic group activities in dance/movement therapy develop connection, communication, and community with others. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance wellbeing by experiencing dance and movement for stress reduction. This seminar will be facilitated by Carol Kaminsky MA, BC-DMT, NCC, a board-certified dance/movement therapist and a faculty member in the University of Miami dance program. She has taught mindful movement and meditation for stress reduction (MBSR) for over 20 years.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, April 10, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, April 11, 12-1 p.m., Schwartz Center for Nursing and Health Studies, room 115

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program 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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Benefit Summary Plan Descriptions Now Available Online

The 2018 benefit summary plan descriptions and summaries of benefits and coverage provide information on UM benefit plans, including when faculty and staff may begin participating in the plans and how to file a claim. You may request a printed copy by contacting HR-Benefits online or calling 305-284-3004, option 1.




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