e-Veritas Archive | October 16th, 2009

Business writing course combines online and classroom instruction

Oct ’09
2:00 pm

Whether writing is your primary responsibility or a part of your daily routine, “Business Writing” is designed for those who want to improve their writing skills for the workplace. This course will help you to identify your writing strengths and weaknesses, improve sentence construction and paragraph development, examine proper e-mail etiquette for the workplace, and write effective business communications. You will review strategies and planning steps to ensure your message is clear, concise, and easily understood by your readers. The class will take place on Wednesday, October 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Dominion Parking Garage, Suite 155, at the Miller School of Medicine Campus. This is a blended learning course; the four Business Writing CBLs must be completed prior to registering for the live, instructor-led session. To complete the CBLs and register for the session, visit ulearn.miami.edu and follow the instructions to log on.  For more information, call 305-284-5110 or 305-243-3090.

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Emergency Medicine Lecture Series: ‘Risk Management in the Emergency Department’

Oct ’09
8:00 am

Arthur L. Diskin, M.D., chairman of the Claims Committee MPAC, RRG; president of Quality Medical Risk Management (QMRM); and vice president and global CMO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, will be the guest speaker on Wednesday October 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Hospital, DTC 259. The event is presented by Quality Medical Risk Management.

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Benefits fair and flu shot information, October 19-23

Oct ’09Oct

Attend the Benefits Fair from Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23 and visit with representatives from Aetna, CIGNA, Delta Dental, the UM Retirement vendors, LTSave investment advice, UM Gables and Medical Wellness Centers, and others to get valuable information about your UM benefits. Raffle tickets will be available at the fair. Fill them out for your chance to win prizes. Due to a positive response to the University’s seasonal flu vaccine distribution efforts and the nationwide flu supply challenges, seasonal flu shots will not be available at the Benefits Fair. Employees who have not received their seasonal flu shot are strongly encouraged to visit other local retail locations for the vaccine. UM/Aetna health plan members can obtain free flu shots at the following locations: (If you are charged for a flu shot at any of the locations, please e-mail a copy of the invoice to Benefits Administration at [email protected].

CVS and Walgreens do NOT provide free flu shots to Aetna members outside of their walk–in clinics.  Please contact your local retailers and doctor’s offices prior to your visit to ensure that they have seasonal flu shots available.

Benefits Fairs will be held on the Coral Gables, Rosenstiel, and Miller School campuses, as well as at University of Miami Hospital.

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Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds: Vascular Anomalies

Oct ’09
7:30 am

Michael Lake, plastic surgery resident, will present “Vascular Anomalies” on Wednesday, October 21 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at University of Miami Hospital, Seminar Center. For more information, call Myra Ramos at 305-585-5285 or e-mail [email protected].

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Festival Miami Songwriter’s Showcase highlights UM student songwriters

Oct ’09
8:00 pm

Grammy Award winners Bruce Hornsby and Shawn Colvin will serve as judges in the annual Cat 5 Music Publishing Songwriter’s Showcase at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 21 at 8 p.m. All ages are welcome. Admission is free.

A feature event of Festival Miami’s “Creative American Music” theme, the showcase is designed to showcase songwriting talent on the UM campus and help build a thriving songwriting community in South Florida. Twelve UM student songwriters will compete for the opportunity to perform as opener of the Shawn Colvin with Bruce Hornsby concert, scheduled to take place the following night, October 22 at 8 p.m. in Gusman Concert Hall. For more information, visit www.festivalmiami.com.

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