e-Veritas Archive | March, 2016

Miller School Opens New Lactation Room for Nursing Mothers

In its continuing effort to foster a family-friendly environment, the University of Miami has opened another dedicated room to support nursing mothers. The Miller School now has its fifth and newest room on the second floor of University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics, 1475 NW 12th Avenue, room 1405. Faculty, staff, and students who need a private place to express milk may reserve space on a first-come, first-served basis by completing a Nursing Mother Accommodation Request Form.

UM supports nursing mothers by providing them reasonable break time to express breast milk for a year after their child’s birth, and having a lactation room supports the nutritional needs of newborn babies and strengthens the bond between mother and baby. The University is pleased that our nursing mothers will be able to successfully balance their important priorities of family and work through on-site lactation support and urge supervisors and coworkers to lend their support in allowing nursing mothers dedicated time for this.

For guidelines and a list of other lactation rooms across all campuses, please review the Nursing Mothers Program webpage. For general questions about the program, please contact the Office of Workplace Equity and Performance at 305-243-9360 or [email protected].


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7th Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television, and Sports on April 7-8

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 29, 2016) – Rhodes Scholarretired NBA player, and former U.S. Congressman Tom McMillen will be one of the keynote speakers at the 7th Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television, and Sports, April 7-8. McMillen is the CEO and president of the Division 1 NCAA Athletic Directors Association. He will be joined by Marc Trestman, J.D. ’83, offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, and Peter Dekom, Esq. of  Peter Dekom, a Los Angeles law corporation.

The symposium is presented by the University of Miami School of Law Entertainment and Sports Law Society and The American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. Topics for the two-day symposium include ethics in entertainment law, copyright and trademark litigation, confidentiality and wealth protection for high-profile sports and entertainment clients, and music touring and festivals. View the program schedule.

Trestman translated his law degree to a career on the field. “My 35-year journey coaching football really began my first day of law school in the fall of 1979 when Dean Soia Mentschikoff illustrated and explained to the first-year class how to ‘brief’ a case,’ ” he said. “I am so grateful for the time spent at UM; the skills I developed through my law school education have helped me in every phase of my coaching career. The resiliency, preparation, organizational, teaching, and communication skill set have been utilized by me in my daily tasks as a professional football coach.”

The symposium will be held at the Shalala Student Center on the Coral Gables campus, 1330 Miller Drive. Parking is available at the Pavia Garage, 1500 Pavia Street, off the main entrance to the University on Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

The symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is open to the public and costs $375, $300 for ABA members, and $250 for sponsor members. Fifteen CLE credits are pending approval. For registration, visit Shop ABA.


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Move into Mindfulness with a Free Workshop at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 30, 2016) – Practicing mindfulness doesn’t always mean sitting still. Get moving and become aware of your inner experiences at the next UMindfulness workshop, Moving into Mindfulness on Wednesday, April 6 at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. This free class offers all University of Miami students, faculty, and staff an introduction into mindfulness through simple movements of the body.
Learn techniques that incorporate movement and imagery, such as mindful walking, gentle stretching, posture and alignment exercises, and group movement interactions. The workshop is designed for participants to enhance their awareness of the body/mind connection and become more relaxed and focused.
“By engaging in mindful movement, participants will become more self-aware, centered, and attentive,” said Ashley Falcon, assistant director of wellness at the Herbert Wellness Center. “If you struggle with sitting still for long periods of time, Moving into Mindfulness is the perfect alternative.”
The workshop will be led by Carol Kaminsky, a board-certified dance-movement therapist and faculty member in the University of Miami dance program. For more than 20 years, Kaminsky has taught mindful movement and meditation for stress reduction.
This workshop is free and open to all UM students, faculty, and staff and begins at 6:30 p.m. To reserve your spot, contact the sales office at 305-284-5433.

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Sign Up by April 6 to Join LGBTQ Student Life at the 2016 Miami Beach Pride Parade

UM LGBTQ Student Life invites the University of Miami community to represent UM at the Miami Beach Pride Parade 2016 at noon on Sunday, April 10, when UM’s “Life’s a Beach” float will float down Ocean Drive. Join Sebastian, UCheer, and more than 100,000 people from around the world to celebrate human diversity and pride. Miami Pride Weekend is a fun-filled event for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.

UM LGBTQ Student Life will be providing student buses from UM’s campus to Miami Beach. The buses will leave from Stanford Circle at 9 a.m. and depart from Miami Beach at 5 p.m. All participants will receive breakfast and a free shirt.

To participate, sign up on OrgSync by Wednesday, April 6 at 5 p.m. For more information, email [email protected].


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Office of the Controller Fiscal Year-End Survival Kit Training for Coral Gables Campus Departments

The Office of the Controller will host three seminars on three successive Mondays in April for Coral Gables campus employees who have access to the DMAS system and will be involved with the 2016 fiscal year-end close. All the sessions will be held at  Gables One Tower, in room 639, the sixth-floor training room, on the following dates and times:

April 11, from 9 to 11 a.m.

April 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.

April 25from 9 to 11 a.m.

Please note that there will be additional fiscal-year end trainings seminars in May 2016. Registration is now open on ULearn. For additional information, email Martha Arocha at [email protected].

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