Bridges Program Schedule of Events

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All 2020 Bridges Program activities will be hosted through Canvas, Miami’s online learning platform. Please note: the schedule of events is tentative and subject to change.

Use your Miami Canvas account to access live and recorded events. All live sessions will be recorded to watch at a time that is most convenient for you. Recorded sessions will be available to Bridges participants via Canvas within 48 hours.

Pre-Activities: Due by Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m.
Date Time Activity Estimated Time to Complete
Saturday, October 10-
Monday, October 12
No specific time. Due by Oct. 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET Welcome Video 4 minutes
How to Use Canvas Video 3 minutes
Bridges Code of Conduct Form 5 minutes
Bridges Program Requirements Acknowledgement 8 minutes
Academic Module Selection 10-15 minutes
Watch Myaamia Orientation Video and Review Land Acknowledgement 10 minutes (video: 4 minutes; statement: 6 minutes)
Introduction Discussion Board 10-15 minutes

Week 1: Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 16, 2020
Date Time Activity
Monday, October 12 
LIVE 3-4 p.m. ET Virtual Information Session/Tour

Due by 11:59 p.m.

Pre-Activities (see above)
Tuesday, October 13 No specific time. Virtual Fun/Educational Exploration
LIVE 5-6 p.m. ET Current Student Panel
Wednesday, October 14 

LIVE 6-7 p.m. ET

Diversity at Miami Live Chat
Thursday, October 15 LIVE 2-3 p.m. ET Political Science: The Electoral College and Race to 270 Module
LIVE 5-6 p.m. ET Genocide and a Story of Personal Loss Module
LIVE 7-8 p.m. ET Interactive Social Activity with MU Student Organization, MACC (Miami Ambassadors Creating Change)
Friday, October 16 LIVE 3-4 p.m. ET Virtual Information Session/Tour
LIVE 3-4 p.m. ET COVID-19: Public and Global Health Module
No specific time. Bridges Scholars/Bridges participant Small Group Weekly Connect

Week 2: Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23, 2020
Date Time Activity
Monday, October 19  
No specific time. Discussion Board Post

LIVE 1-2 p.m. ET

Understanding Statistics in the News Module

LIVE 3-4 p.m. ET

Virtual Information Session/Tour

LIVE 6-7 p.m. ET

Multicultural Business Association Student Panel
Tuesday, October 20 LIVE 1-2 p.m. ET Majoring in Science: Research and Preparing for Graduate, Medical, Dental, or Veterinary School Student Panel Module
LIVE 4-5 p.m. ET College of Computing & Engineering Overview and Q&A with Dr. Brian Kirkmeyer
LIVE 5-6 p.m. ET Microbiology Lab Demonstration Module
LIVE 6-7 p.m. ET Student Success Panel - Part I: Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, Center for Career Exploration & Success and Residence Life
Wednesday, October 21 
No specific time. Virtual Fun/Educational Exploration

LIVE TBD

App 101 Session

LIVE 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET

Natural Connections to Every Major - How the Hefner Museum of Natural History can Enrich Your Miami Experience Module

LIVE 7-8 p.m. ET

National Society of Black Engineers Student Panel
Thursday, October 22

LIVE 5-6 p.m. ET

3D Technology and Anthropology Module
Friday, October 23 LIVE 3-4 p.m. ET Virtual Information Session/Tour
LIVE 5-6 p.m. ET Agriculture in Chains Module
No specific time. Bridges Scholars/Bridges participant Small Group Weekly Connect

Week 3: Monday, October 26 - Friday, October 30, 2020
Date Time Activity
Monday, October 26  
No specific time. Discussion Board Post

LIVE 3-4 p.m. ET

Virtual Information Session/Tour

LIVE 5-6 p.m. ET

The Student Experience as a Chemistry/Biochemistry Major Module
Tuesday, October 27 No specific time. Virtual Fun/Educational Exploration
LIVE 4-5 p.m. ET Using Engineering Principles to Understand the COVID-19 Pandemic
LIVE 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET The Hydrologic Cycle and Sustainability Module
LIVE 7-8 p.m. ET Stories & Social Media
Wednesday, October 28

LIVE 5-6 p.m. ET

Pre-Law Path Module
LIVE 7-8 p.m. ET Interactive Social Activity with MU Student Organization, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Thursday, October 29 LIVE 6-7 p.m. ET Student Success Panel - Part 2: Rinella Learning Center, Student Success Center and the Honors College
Friday, October 30

LIVE 3-4 p.m. ET

Virtual Information Session/Tour
LIVE 7-8 p.m. ET Current Student Panel
No specific time. Bridges Scholars/Bridges participant Small Group Weekly Connect

Week 4: Monday, November 2 - Friday, November 6, 2020
Date Time Activity
Monday, November 2  
No specific time. Discussion Board Post

LIVE 12-12:45 p.m. ET

Staff/Faculty Connection

LIVE 3-4 p.m. ET

Virtual Information Session/Tour

LIVE TBD

Diversity Dialogue
Tuesday, November 3 LIVE 3-3:45 p.m. ET Staff/Faculty Connection
LIVE TBD Career Center Activity
LIVE TBD Diversity Dialogue
Wednesday, November 4

LIVE 12-12:45 p.m. ET

Staff/Faculty Connection
LIVE TBD Diversity Dialogue
Thursday, November 5 No specific time. Virtual Fun/Educational Exploration
LIVE 3-3:45 p.m. ET Staff/Faculty Connection
LIVE 3-3:45 p.m. ET Diversity Dialogue
Friday, November 6 LIVE 12-12:45 p.m. ET Staff/Faculty Connection
LIVE 3-4 p.m. ET Virtual Information Session/Tour
No specific time. Bridges Scholars/Bridges participant Small Group Weekly Connect

Asynchronous Sessions

Data Science for Wildfires Module
Humanitarian Mapping & Service Learning Module
Neural Basis of Rhythmic Behaviors Module
Educators for Tomorrow Module
A Healthy You Module
Sports & More Sports Module
The Helping Professions Module
Education, Health & Society Ambassadors Why Miami Roundtable
Farmer School of Business Intro/Board of Directors with Michelle Thomas

Additional Resources (available October 12-November 6, 2020)

Virtual Campus Resource Fair
Fun and Educational Interactive Activities
Weekly Discussion Boards