Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The annual Turkey Trot is the oldest consecutively-run road race in Kentucky. It was first held in 1928, but didn’t receive its official name until 1953. The top three prizes used to be a live turkey, goose and chicken, respectively. When Ellis Mendelsohn became the director of intramurals in 1953, the prizes changed to trophies. “I’m an animal lover,” he said.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Dr. Roy Fuller (Department of Comparative Humanities), Dr. Marie Kendall Brown (Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning), and UofL alumnae Kimberly Smith are the editors of a new book from Stylus Publishing titled, “Adjunct Faculty Voices: Cultivating Professional Development and Community at the Front Lines of Higher Education.” The book gives voice to the growing number of adjunct faculty in higher education by sharing the experiences and clear benefits that adjuncts derive from access to professional development opportunities.
UofL Today with Mark Hebert
WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
Monday, November 20: UofL is using lasers to study molecules in gasoline, solar power and other energy sources to make them more efficient.
Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week:
Monday, Nov. 20: Brian Wortinger is the War College Fellow at UofL for the 2017-18 school year. Nefertiti Burton, chair of the Theatre Arts Department and participating playwrights Pamela Wiley and Troy Johnson talk about the west Louisville project training playwrights. Mary Brydon-Miller of the College of Education is working with JCPS, Marian C. Moore school science teacher Ben Kolb to teach middle schoolers about climate change.
Tuesday, Nov. 21: Interim President Dr. Greg Postel and interim Athletics Director Vince Tyra discuss recent controversies, new opportunities and ongoing management of successful athletic, academic and research programs at UofL.
Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel
(Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel. This week: UofL Archives has a collection of old radio broadcasts from WAVE Radio that it’s digitizing and making available to the public. We hear a couple of those old clips with Carrie Daniels and Christine Ehrick, a history professor who’s part of a national effort to save old radio shows. Barbara Head discusses her study of nurses, social workers and others who deal with the severely ill and dying.
UofL Today will not be sent Wednesday-Friday
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, UofL Today will not be sent Wednesday, Nov. 22, or Thursday, Nov. 23. Also, the UofL News Weekly Roundup email will not be sent Friday, Nov. 24. Any submissions received after 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, will appear in the Monday, Nov. 27 UofL Today email.
UofL Farmers Market and Craft Vendors Holiday Bazaar
Nov. 30, 12-3 p.m., Red Barn
Angel Tree for Homeless Animals
Through December 18, Belknap: Houchens LL Lobby; HSC: School of Public Health & Info Sciences
HSC Deans report on diversity and inclusion efforts
November 21, noon to 1 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium
As a part of a new diversity and inclusion reporting process, the dean of each HSC school will highlight their successes and challenges over the past year as well as priorities for the coming year. On Nov. 21, we’ll hear from the School of Dentistry Dean Gerard Bradley, and School of Medicine Dean Toni Ganzel, who will give highlights on their schools efforts. Highlights from the deans of the Schools of Nursing and Public Health and Information Sciences will take place in coming weeks. This is a brown bag lunch event. No RSVP is required.
Social Justice Consortium: 2018 Call for Proposals Available
UofL’s Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research has released its 2018 Call for Proposals. Grants will be awarded to transdisciplinary teams (that include faculty, students, and community partners) whose projects align with the Consortium’s social justice mission. Learn more online. Applications are due Monday, December 18.
Additional Information: Cassia Herron
Verify your home and mailing addresses by Dec. 1
In preparation for year-end processes, UofL’s Payroll Office asks that all employees verify their Home and Mailing Addresses in ULink by 5 p.m., Friday, December 1. If you have recently moved or will move by the end of this year, please edit with appropriate information. If your personal information has not changed in the last year, no action is required. To check or edit: go to ULink > Faculty & Staff Tab > Home and Mailing Addresses.
Mark Your Calendar: Blackboard will be offline January 5-7 for a scheduled upgrade
In order to accommodate the university’s Winter Session, the Blackboard upgrade is moving. Blackboard upgrade will start on Friday, January 5 at 6 p.m. and run through Sunday, January 7 at 8 p.m. and will be unavailable during that time. Applications integrated with Blackboard will also be unavailable, such as Panopto and Collaborate.
UofL community Invited to Thanksgiving at the U Club
November 23, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., University Club; 32.95++
Energy conservation efforts planned
To continue UofL’s ongoing efforts to conserve energy, beginning Wednesday morning, Facilities will take measures to reduce the heat in most buildings on all our campuses. Individuals working in offices during this time may find their building 3 or 4 degrees lower temperature than in daily operations. If your office has made prior arrangements, this will not impact your building. We encourage everyone to assist us by turning all lights off and unplugging electrical appliances prior to leaving for the break. Also, please close and lock all windows and doors prior to leaving any building. Physical Plant emergency staff will be on call if needed.
Additional Information: Email, 852-5695
Warm up with a Thanksgiving meal today
November 20, Southern Traditions, Marketplace Food Court, 1st Floor SAC; $6.99
Training and Workshops
Safe Zone Training on November 30
November 30, 10 a.m. to noon, Human Resources, Room 103A (1980 Arthur Street)
Health and Wellness
Act now to earn $480 in support of your good health in 2018
Get Healthy Now has extended the enrollment opportunity until Dec. 20, 2017. This extension allows employees additional time to complete a biometric screening (optional) and take the on-line health assessment required for participation in the employee wellness program, and to earn the $40 monthly premium.
Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
The GHN Wellness Center will close early on Wednesday, November 22 at 2 p.m., and will be closed on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal hours of operation will resume Saturday, November 25 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Not your traditional Thanksgiving Meal
Change up your annual routine with a new spin on classic holiday dishes. These Meatless Monday recipes celebrate everything festive and flavorful about the season. Make a recipe truly your own by changing up seasonings, sides, and serving styles.
Get Healthy Now’s Cardio Kick & Sculpt
Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Get Fit with GHN’s R.I.P.P.E.D.
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Change in time for Water Fitness
Participants for Prayer Research wanted
Researchers at the University of Louisville and Penn State are looking for participants to complete a 45-minute survey on their private prayer behaviors and beliefs. Questions or concerns about the study can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black. The study has been approved by the IRBs at the University of Louisville (IRB # 16.1255) and Penn State. The survey is available online.
QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS