Thursday, Aug. 31 2017
DID YOU KNOW
For the ninth consecutive year, UofL is a Sierra Club “Cool School.” The university came in at No. 51 in this year’s rankings of America’s greenest higher education institutions. UofL also continues to be the highest ranked “Cool School” in Kentucky.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Ashley Triplett, a Library Specialist with Access and User Services in Ekstrom Library, was selected in a competitive process as an intern with Develop Louisville, a planning and land development unit within Louisville Metro government. She will examine city structures and the social, economic, and environmental sustainability issues that can develop within them. In addition, she will assist in research for developing a comprehensive plan for both the Floyd Fork and California neighborhoods. This internship will last through the fall semester.
Nine University of Louisville faculty and staff received more than $2.5 million in grants last week. Check out their projects and awards here.
Fire alarm testing in SAC
On Aug. 31 from 7-8 a.m., the fire alarm in the SAC will be tested on the west side. On Friday, September 1 from 8-8:10 a.m., fire alarm testing will be taking place. During this testing, the fire alarms will sound and strobe on both the West and East sides of the SAC.
This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market
August 31, HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter
Pancake Breakfast for American Heart Association
September 5, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Bigelow Hall Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus
Kentuckiana Heart Walk pep rallies scheduled
The 25th Annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk is scheduled for Sept. 23. Pep rallies will be held to provide people with more opportunities to become involved in the event. All HSC Team Captains and Walkers will meet Aug. 31 at noon at the Abell Administration Center, Room 110. Please RSVP by Aug. 28 via email. RSVPDean@louisville.edu. HSC Team Co-Chairs are Deans Toni M. Ganzel and T. Gerard Bradley.
Last chance: Applications due for Delphi U 2017 Fall Online
September 11-November 5, Online; Free
Call for nominations: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
Nominations are now open for the 3rd annual Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award presented to a Speed School faculty or staff member who actively promotes inclusive excellence and contributes to and enhances the environment of Speed School while demonstrating an exceptional understanding of diversity and inclusiveness beyond his/her regular duties. Submit nominations online. Deadline is Sept. 8, 2017. Winner receives award and $500 prize.
GRE Strategy Session/Lunch/Practice Exam
Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ekstrom Library, W104; $20
A Kaplan-conducted GRE strategy session, lunch, and practice exam will be held on Saturday, September 23. Registration is open to anyone interested in attending graduate school. Pre-registration and payment due: Monday, September 18. Forward check/money order (payable to Psi Chi) or cash to Psi Chi, Life Sciences, Room 317. Please include “GRE Session”, your name and email, along with your sandwich selection for lunch: ham, roast beef, turkey, or vegetarian. Once payment is received, you will receive an email with additional registration details. Contact Madison Smith, Psi Chi Fundraising Chair or Dr. Leonard, Faculty Advisor for additional details. Event sponsored by Psi Chi: International Honor Society in Psychology.
Insights from Steve Forbes
September 12, 4:30 p.m., Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall, Belknap Campus; Free
Green Tip: Fall Garden Workday Series starts Friday
September 1, noon to 1 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center
Health and Wellness
Beginner’s yoga class
September 6, 7:30-8:20 a.m., Abell Administration, 2nd Floor Lobby, 323 E. Chestnut St.; Free to U of L faculty, staff and students
Be your best self with the help of a personal coach
Day, time and location that works for you; free for employees, spouses and QAs
Pause with OMM (One Moment of Mindfulness)
September 1, 12-12:20 p.m., Room K 2016, Nursing School, Health Sciences Center; Free for employees, residents, students and QAs
Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
September 1, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
September 1, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902
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