Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
DID YOU KNOW
An organization working to help transitioning veterans and military spouses find jobs has announced it will hold office hours at UofL for our veteran students. Where Opportunity Knox, which hopes to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses with employers in 26 Kentucky counties in the greater Louisville region by the end of 2017, will hold office hours on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Career Development Center, 2211 S. Brook St.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
How often are good public speaking skills confused with passion, leading to bad investment decisions? That’s the question a group of UofL College of Business researchers explored in a study published online in “IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.” Researchers were professors Jenna Haugen and Kristen Lucas; Sharon A. Kerrick, formerly of UofL and now interim business school dean at Bellarmine; and Cole J. Crider, PhD student.
Faculty/Staff traveling abroad need employment verification letter
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.
Mark Your Calendar: Blackboard will be offline during scheduled upgrade and cloud migration
Blackboard will be moving to the cloud in an effort to improve effectiveness and efficiency across the university. The move also promises to improve speed and response times while working within the Blackboard application. The upgrade will start on Friday, December 16 at 5 p.m. and run through Tuesday, December 20 at 8 p.m. and Blackboard will be unavailable during that time.
Call for pilot projects
Training and Workshops
QPR: Question, Persuade, and Refer Training
December 12, 2-3 p.m., SAC – W309K; Free
Research Grant Writing Workshop through the Delphi Center
January 5, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., TILL Classroom, 3rd floor Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; University Employees: $197.50; Non-employees: $395
Additional Information: Alex Bryant, 852-4620
Health and Wellness
YMCA access for UofL employees over holiday break
Dec. 21–Jan. 2, YMCAs of Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana; Free for faculty and staff
The 16th Annual Dr. Elliott Podoll Adolescent Medicine Lectureship
December 9, 8-9 a.m., Norton Hospital 2nd Floor Auditorium
Medicine Grand Rounds: Melissa Updike and Timothy Napier
December 8, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
December 9, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
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