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Mindful Walking


This month’s Mindful Living seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will focus on walking mindfully. Walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. 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. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by Carol Kaminsky, a board-certified dance-movement therapist and a faculty member in the University of Miami dance program who has taught mindful movement and meditation for stress reduction (MBSR) for over 20 years.

IMPORTANT: Please bring comfortable walking shoes, as this practice will take place outdoors.

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, March 22, 12-1 p.m., meet in front of the Otto G. Richter Library breezeway

Miller School campus: Thursday, March 23, 12-1 p.m., meet in front of the Lois Pope LIFE Center entrance

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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Buying Your First Home


This lunchtime seminar, hosted by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), is offered for first-time home buyers. Buying your first home can be an exciting and intimidating process. Our presenter, Eric Johnson, housing assistance programs administrator for the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust, will provide information regarding the government programs, grants, and funds available for low- to moderate-income first-time home buyers in Miami-Dade County. Johnson will offer an overview of how home buyers may qualify and shop for a mortgage, as well as distribute valuable materials and website information to simplify this process.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, March 7, 12-1 p.m., Library Media room

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, March 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

Miller School campus:  Thursday, March 9, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

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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Register for the 2017 Corporate Run/Walk by February 27 to Save and Win


Corporate-RunLace up your running shoes and show that you’ve got this, again! Register for Team UM at the 2017 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run/Walk by Monday, February 27, and receive $15 off the registration fee and 300 Well ’Canes points. Those who register early will also have the chance to win free event registrations, four 4-day Disney Parks tickets, and an additional 500 Well ‘Canes points.

One of the nation’s largest 5K (3.1 miles) races, the Corporate Run/Walk will take place at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Thursday, April 27. Last year, Team UM took the crown of the largest team out of the 860 companies participating. Let’s be the team to beat again at the city’s largest office party while enjoying a night of exercise, food, entertainment, and prizes. Visit miami.edu/corporaterun for more details.

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Team UM Runs Past the Pack at Corporate Run

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Team UM Runs Past the Pack at Corporate Run


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MIAMI, Fla. (April 29, 2016) — Turning off their computers and putting projects and other responsibilities on temporary hold, more than 1,900 University of Miami employees left work a little early last Thursday, descending on downtown Miami to show off their U pride in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Miami Corporate Run.

In all, more than 26,500 employees from 860 companies participated in this year’s event. But it was Team UM, wearing bright orange T-shirts with the familiar split U logo on the back, which took top honors as the largest team at the event, surpassing longtime race leader Baptist Health.

“Largest team, that’s pretty significant,’’ Leah Harman, the small-boat manager for marine operations at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, told The Miami Herald. “From the top down, this University always promotes health and well-being and brought that culture to all of us.”

The University funds a portion of the event entry fee for faculty and staff, provides Well ’Canes points toward health insurance reimbursements, and promotes a Corporate Run T-shirt design contest that awards the winner with a $100 gift certificate to the UM Bookstore and a framed T-shirt signed by UM President Julio Frenk.

Team Bascom Palmer, with 80 participants, won the President’s Cup Office Challenge, awarded to the UM sub-team with the most participants. View the slideshow.

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See the Winning Design for Team UM’s Corporate Run/Walk T-Shirt


Corproate.Run T-shirtThe competition was stiff, but the University’s Culture Transformation Team has selected Isabel Vera’s design for the Dri-Fit T-shirts Team UM will wear in the 2015 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run/Walk.

Along with the theme for this year’s race—”At the U We Transform Lives”—the orange T-shirt features Sebastian on the front and the iconic U, formed by two hands, over the word “know” on the back.

“As in ‘U know, UM is it,”‘ said Vera, senior administrative assistant in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Department of Surgery. “I was very surprised but very happy to win and look forward to seeing a lot of orange and green on race day.”

The 2015 Corporate Run/Walk is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 6:45 p.m. at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The T-shirt contest was sponsored by Human Resources, Well ’Canes, and the Herbert Wellness Center.

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