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Planning and Assigning Writing-to-Learn in All Disciplines: A Workshop on April 30

Want to improve or increase the way you use writing in your courses? Want to consider new ways of implementing writing-to-learn strategies in your own discipline? Attend a two-hour workshop with Anne Ruggles Gere, the Arthur F. Thurnau and Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor of Education and English Language at the University of Michigan and president of the Modern Language Association, on writing-to-learn strategies for courses in all disciplines on Monday, April 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ungar Building, Room 230, on the Coral Gables campus. To register or for more information email mstewart@miami.edu.

The workshop is sponsored by the English Composition Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Summer Writing Institute.

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Mindset Matters

A person’s usual attitude, or mental state, is his or her mindset. Our mindsets help us spot opportunities but they can trap us in self-defeating cycles. This seminar will discuss Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on the differences between a “growth mindset,” the belief that you are in control of your own abilities, and can learn and improve, and a “fixed mindset,” a belief that basic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. Research shows that it’s the way one thinks about her or his own abilities that really counts. Attend this seminar to learn ways of cultivating a growth mindset. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, April 24, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, April 25, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus:Thursday, April 26, 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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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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