Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
DID YOU KNOW
Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy are co-winners of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education. Their 2014 book, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education,” explores the role of teachers in perpetuating serious political deliberation in schools. They write that teachers should encourage conversations about difficult political issues because those discussions help students understand diverse points of view and become more politcally engaged adults.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
UofL staff will present at the Leadership Educators Institute: Dec, 11-13. Dominique McShan, program coordinator for multicultural programming and organizations, will facilitate a discussion about student activism as a vehicle for leadership development. Pamela Curtis, director of student leadership and service, and Kathy Meyer, coordinator for student leadership and service, will discuss a new sophomore leadership course at UofL that addresses student career exploration and leadership development.
Retirement investment representatives on campus
Check in to see if your retirement investments are on track. One-on-one consultations with retirement investment representatives from TIAA and Fidelity are available on Belknap and Health Sciences Campuses each month and are free to employees and retirees. Reps will be at UofL from TIAA on December 7, 8, 13 and 14th and from Fidelity on December 8, 12 and 20. These are by appointment only. Register online.
Grawemeyer Hall Holiday Open House
December 16, 3-5 p.m., Grawemeyer Hall
IT issues virus alert
Information Technology has received reports of a harmful computer virus known as Ransomware causing significant damage to data on university computer drives. To avoid infection, DO NOT open any email attachment that ends in “.docm” and be cautious of all email attachments. Infected files will have an extension of “.zzzzz” and will contain instructions to recover the files, DO NOT follow these instructions. If your computer has become infected notify the helpdesk or your tech support personnel.
Proposals deadline approaching for 2017 Optimal Aging Conference
U Club open dining membership promotion
December 2, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., University Club
Training and Workshops
Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste and Radiation Safety Training
December 8, 9-11:45 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC Campus; Free
December 5, noon Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
Health and Wellness
Get Healthy Now holiday schedule
Plan ahead to make sure your wellness goals are met during the holiday season. Please visit the Get Healthy Now website to view the December Group Fitness Schedule and to view our Holiday Schedule for hours and closures.
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