UMPD Offers Free S.A.F.E. Classes for Women

The University of Miami Police Department is offering the National Self-Defense Institute’s two-hour S.A.F.E. class to female members of the University of Miami community free of charge on six Wednesday evenings, beginning Wednesday, May 30.

An acronym for Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange, S.A.F.E. is described as an unparalleled two-hour educational awareness and crime-victim prevention program which introduces teenaged and adult women to the physical aspects of self-defense and provides them with strategies, techniques, options, and prevention tips that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence.

In addition to this month’s class, the course will be offered again on the following Wednesdays during the summer: June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, and August 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Mahoney-Pearson Commons 116 and 118. Participants only need to attend one session.

This course is designed exclusively for women. Men who are interested in participating in self-defense classes for males should contact usafe@miami.edu.

To register for a S.A.F.E. class, visit the Eventbrite page and select the class that best fits your schedule. Please feel free to contact usafe@miami.edu with any questions.

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Veritas Slimming Down for Summer

As we enter the summer months, Veritas is slimming down, beginning with the next issue on Monday, May 21, which will concentrate on the newsletter’s best-read section—top news stories about the University’s research, initiatives, missions, and people.

Many of the internal announcements and news items currently found in the InsideUM section, the newsletter’s second-most popular feature, will be listed as headlines that will link to more complete text for those interested in learning more. During the summer, submissions for the abbreviated Veritas can continue to be sent to the Veritas mailbox at e-veritas@miami.edu.


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Proposals for Faculty Showcase 2018 Due March 30

Academic Technologies invites faculty to submit a proposal for the Faculty Showcase 2018 in line with this year’s theme, Beyond the Classroom: Impacting Teaching and Learning Outside Traditional Spaces, by Friday, March 30. 

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Attend the It’s on Us Resources Fair and Earn Well ’Canes Points

Attend the It’s on Us Resource Fair to learn about the resources available to prevent, treat and educate yourself and others about sexual assault and other misconduct from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21.

 Faculty and staff can earn prizes, including 50 Well ’Canes points, for participating in the Faculty & Staff Level UP Challenge at the fair, hosted annually by the President’s Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention & Education, the Sandler Center, the Counseling Center, and the Office of Title IX Compliance to increase awareness about resources for prevention, education and treatment of sexual assault and other misconduct.

Stop by the Office of Title IX Compliance table first for Challenge Card and details. Whether you’re a challenger, contender or champion, this is a great opportunity to increase your knowledge about sexual misconduct prevention and awareness efforts at the University and strengthen your connections to other members of the UM community.

UM students can earn prizes for taking the annual campus climate check survey and there will be free giveaways and food for everyone.




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Faculty Senate Meeting at the Faculty Club on Wednesday, February 28

NOTE: Location change

The next Faculty Senate meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Club, in the Whitten University Center on the Coral Gables campus. All UM faculty members are invited to attend.

For more information about the Senate, its representatives, and meeting information, visit the Faculty Senate website.


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