Info Sessions for Employees with Dependents Applying to UM

The Office of Admission will host two Employee Dependents Information Sessions for those who have high school students and/or transfer students who will be applying to the University of Miami as undergraduate students. The information sessions, which will cover admission procedures and processes, financial aid, and HR benefits (tuition remission), will take place at the Miller School Medicine and Coral Gables campuses on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, August 30
Coral Gables campus | Office of Admission – Presentation Room (UC 1201)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, August 31
Miller School of Medicine campus | Rosenstiel Medical Science Building (RMSB), 5th-foor auditorium
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


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Approaching Procrastination with Self-Compassion

This lunchtime seminar is offered for those interested in overcoming procrastination by cultivating self-compassion. Chronic procrastination often triggers negative self-evaluations, recriminations and ruminations, which often leads to increased levels of stress and anxiety, and down a negative spiral. This seminar will assist participants by exploring how learning to be gentler and more understanding with oneself can empower one to take action and move forward. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, August 8, 12-1 p.m., Sylvester Support Services Building, Auditorium 110

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, August 9, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, August 10, 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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Last Chance to Join Essentials of Leadership Program Series 9

Launched three years ago to transform University managers into leaders, the Essentials of Leadership program (EOL) is launching it 9th series. Over 400 managers are now equipped to lead people to perform at their best and drive results that make a greater impact as the U moves toward its new century.

If you’d like to become a transformational leader and make an impact on a professional and personal level, EOL is for you. Visit the EOL homepage for more information and make sure your supervisor submits the Program Commitment Form by Wednesday, August 2, if you want to join the program.


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Active Shooter Response Training August 1 and 2

In advance of the fall semester, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is offering all UM faculty, staff, and students two open sessions of Full Active Shooter Response Training on Tuesday, August 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, August 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 

Both classes will be held in the Whitten Learning Center, room 180. Employees should preregister for the class of their choice in ULearn by searching in the catalog for “Gables Active Shooter Training.”

The Full Active Shooter Response Training is a 1.5-hour presentation and discussion of active shooter preparation techniques, warning signs, and survival tactics, based on material provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and adapted for the UM campus community. The course is led by experienced members of the OEM and utilizes brief video content and a question-and-answer period to instruct attendees on the most up-to-date recommendations and methods of response. The training course is recommended for all units at all levels, including student workers.

Well ‘Canes Points:  Attendance for this training is worth 150 Well ‘Canes points for those participating in the Well ‘Canes program. To receive program credit, attendees must sign a wellness points attendance roster with their C number at the end of the class. Eligible participants will receive their points in four to six weeks.

For more information, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@miami.edu or 305-284-8005 during business hours.

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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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