Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
In 2007, the University of Louisville Student Care Team (SCT) was established to provide a regular opportunity for communication between university partners, identifying the resources and support for UofL students who are in need of care, or who are experiencing distress. The 10-year anniversary of the SCT marks a continued collaborative effort at the University of Louisville to support student success.
Faculty and staff notables
Dr. Mary Brydon-Miller, Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, was the keynote speaker for the Foreign Language Teacher Education Innovation and Development conference that was held at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China. Her keynote address focused on Educational Action Research for Continuous Improvement and Transformative Practice providing an introduction to international contexts of this collaborative approach to classroom research.
UofL faculty received more than $300,000 in grants last week. See a summary of the awards here.
UofL Today holiday schedule
The Thursday, Dec. 21 UofL Today email will be the last UofL Today email delivered before holiday break. Any campus announcements received after noon on Wednesday, Dec. 20, will not appear in UofL Today until Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Using the Flexible Spending Account Grace Period in 2018
Don’t forget that if you had a flexible spending account (FSA) in 2017, you still have until March 15, 2018 to spend the money with the university’s grace period. The 2017 accounts will still be handled by Chard-Snyder through the end of the grace period. The new vendor, Discovery Benefits, will then manage 2018 FSA accounts. For a detailed explanation and helpful flowchart to know what account to use, go online.
Angel Tree for Animals
December 19, 2:30 p.m., Houchens LL Lobby; HSC: Public Health & Info Science
OnBase offline this weekend
Information Technology’s upgrade of the OnBase system is rescheduled for this weekend. Please note this maintenance is outside of our regular PM window and OnBase will be unavailable from Friday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 18 at 8 a.m. This upgrade will include all document management applications, workflows and scanning.
Notice for H-1B and O-1 Visa Holders
If you currently hold H-1B or O-1 visa status and are traveling abroad over the winter break, with the intent to apply for a visa stamp at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy, please contact University Counsel for an employment verification letter to present at your visa interview.
Additional Information: Carcyle Barrett, 852-6211
Dine at the U Club
December 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., University Club; $7.95 – $13.95
Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website
Health and Wellness
Only two weeks left to transition your GHN membership
$15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; free onsite parking
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series
December 14, noon, CTR 124
Pilot study for dissertation project
Adults aged 50 years and older are invited to participate in a brief pilot study. The study should take approximately 5 minutes. Participants will be asked two read two short stories and answer a small number of questions following each story. Follow this link to participate. IRB: 17.1151.
Neuroscience Grand Rounds
December 14, 8 -9 a.m., Baxter I Auditorium (Lower level)
Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
December 15, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
Pediatric Grand Rounds
December 15, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital Auditorium
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