Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The Belknap Campus Farmers Market is set to return in 2018 with a new schedule and a new location. The market will open Wed., April 4, noon to 3 p.m. in the plaza outside the Red Barn. It will run every Wednesday, same time, same place, during the month of April, and customers will have the opportunity to subscribe to Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms for weekly deliveries of fresh food throughout the summer. The market will then break until Wednesday, Aug. 15, when it will start up again (same time, same place) and run through the end of October.
Faculty and staff notables
Lissa McCracken, executive director of the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, has received the 2017 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Volunteer of the Year Award. The award is given by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable every September during National Pollution Prevention Week. It recognizes outstanding pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. McCracken has worked at KPPC since 1998, and was named executive director in April 2015.
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
Additional Information: Ashley Hopkins, 852-1478, website
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:
Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel
(Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): 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 researchers have a breakthrough in spinal cord injury research. Enrico Rejc tells us about a paraplegic who can now stand on his own. Tasha Golden, Max Adams and Justin Heidel are three UofL students who participated in an ACC conference showcasing student research in Washington, DC.
Annual gifts/donations should be delivered to Advancement Operations
December is a popular time to receive annual gifts/donations. If your department receives funds to be deposited into a gift or endowment program, please deliver them to Advancement Operations as soon as possible. Please include with the check the envelope with the postmark date and any backup information received. This ensures accurate tax year receipting to the donor along with crediting the appropriate program. The first week after the break we ask that all gift funds be hand delivered to our office. Please note that we are located on Belknap Campus at 2323 So. Brook Street in the Development/University Relations (Fairfax) Bldg.
The Winter Issue of Student Affairs’ Vibrations is now available
Read about the Student Affairs Legacy Award winners, 25 years of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Case Manager’s Forum, Special Olympics and much more. The issue is available online.
Provost Award for Exemplary Undergraduate Advising
Online nominations are being accepted for the 29th Annual Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Advising. Eligibility criteria and nomination procedure are available online. The deadline for the submission of nominations is Tuesday, January 2.
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.
Winter Golf Academy for kids hosted by Louisville Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams
Jan. 9-Feb. 1, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Golf Complex at the Kentucky Exposition Center; 20 percent discount for dependents of UofL employees
Cost is once/week, one-hour instruction (Tuesday OR Thursday): $149; or twice/week, one-hour (per session) instruction (Tuesday AND Thursday): $275. Register online.
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.
Angel Tree for Animals
December 19, 2:30 p.m., Houchens LL Lobby; HSC: Public Health & Info Science
Openings Remain for Delphi U Online Spring 2018
February 5-April 8,Online; Free
Business Operations Winter Break Closure
Volunteer readers needed for social justice literacy project
Adult Black male volunteers are invited to provide interactive read aloud experiences with high-quality, culturally-appropriate children’s books for children and caregivers in the UofL Pediatrics-Downtown waiting room. Volunteers will be trained and may choose to participate in an optional research study (IRB# 16.1279) about this experience, sponsored by the Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, directed by Dr. Kathryn Whitmore, CEHD.
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.
Research participants needed! 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 online.
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