Tuesday, June 27, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The new Korfhage Native Plant Garden on UofL’s Belknap Campus serves a multitude of purposes – and species. The project, began by Professor Margaret Carreiro and Department Chair Ron Fell in 2015 and honoring biology alumna Harriet A. Korfhage, serves as a living lab for students and provides an experience of the natural world not often on display in our urban environment.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Professor John Kielkopf (Physics and Astronomy) is part of a research team that discovered a new planet recently. Twice the size of Jupiter and 650 light years away, KELT-9b was found using Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescopes. The team published their findings in the article, “A giant planet undergoing extreme-ultraviolet irradiation by its hot massive-star host,” in Nature.
Arts and Entertainment
Last week for Open Walls Faculty/Staff Art Exhibit
Through June 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., lower level, Ekstrom Library
Additional Information: Alicia Kelso
Training and Workshops
General lab safety and hazardous waste training
June 28, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Rm 2034, K-Wing (School of Nursing), HSC, Free
CPR (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training
June 30, 11a.m.-3 p.m., Room 307, Instructional Bldg. B, HSC, $40 for CPR Training
Upcoming CPR and ACLS training dates:
Advance Cardiac Life Support Classes (ACLS) are $200 for UL students or employees and $250 for all others. The next ACLS class is July 5-6.
Additional information: Stuart Crawford at 852-2219 or Kevin Martin at 852-3384
Health and Wellness
Hearts for the Heart Walk at Commonwealth Credit Union
2126 S Floyd Street (near ULPD and University Parking offices)
In support of the Kentuckiana Heart Walk, our preferred credit union partner has joined the UofL walk team! Stop by their UofL or Frankfort Avenue branches and, for a donation of $1 or more, put your name on a paper heart, which will be proudly displayed. Plus, you’ll be entered for a chance to win UofL football tickets. All donations benefit the American Heart Association and its mission to save lives from heart disease and stroke.
Feel alive and rejuvenated with Nia
Tuesdays, 6:40 to 7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd., Free for members
SOM internal grant program: new forms available
The SOM Research Committee has updated application forms for the internal Basic & Collaborative Grants. These new forms include a new section in the Research Plan: c. Summary: Clearly state the ‘Scientific Premise’ as per NIH guidelines; address ‘Rigor and Reproducibility’; describe the exact experiments to be performed using SOMRC funds; and justify how these experiments will improve the competitiveness of the subsequent NIH proposal. The upcoming submission deadline is Monday, July 3.
IT retiring ULMobile app
Information Technology is retiring the current UL Mobile app due to a lack of dynamic functionality and vendor support. Current users will no longer have accessibility after June 30. The app will no longer be available for download in Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store. If you have questions regarding the UL Mobile app, please contact the HelpDesk online or call 852-7997.
Using PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions
All staff and faculty job openings must be posted through PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions. To assist with the transition back to PeopleSoft from Consensus, please visit our HR website for online resources, including a sample applicant tracking matrix, PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions training materials and more. You can also find future dates/times for PeopleSoft refresher training classes and additional materials such as sample interview questions and other guides.
Additional information: HR website
Applicant tracking changes for new fiscal year
The new fiscal year brings two important changes to the university’s applicant tracking process, (1) the sole use of PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions and (2) the addition of reason codes for the disposition of candidates. We understand there is currently a hiring freeze for many faculty and staff positions. However, please keep these changes in mind for future postings or positions not affected by the freeze.
QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS
Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.