May 20, 2014 Announcements


    Health and Wellness

    1.) National Employee Health and Fitness Day is tomorrow

    May 21, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd.

    Join Get Healthy Now for a fun-filled day of activities to encourage a healthier you. Refreshments provided at the wellness center will fuel your workout. Take advantage of our group fitness classes, plus Yoga (7:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.) and Pilates (5:30 p.m.) classes will be free of charge for members. We will also be raffling off GHN gear: post a photo of your department partaking in a “Healthy Moment to the GHN Facebook page to enter.

    Additional Information: 852-7755; Facebook page; GHN Webpage.


    HR Items of Interest

    2.) Discussion on caring for aging parents

    May 22, 1:30 p.m., Human Resources 103A


    Many of us have elderly parents, relatives, and friends who will need an increasing amount of assistance as life goes on, sometimes gradually and sometimes suddenly. This presentation is intended to provide fundamental information to consider when you find yourself in the role of a care provider and to stimulate discussion among those in attendance to share insights from their experience care giving.

    Additional Information: Registration here. Questions,


    3.) Leadership Lessons: Critiquing Margaret Thatcher’s leadership style

    May 30, 9:30 a.m., Human Resources 103A


    Margaret Thatcher’s leadership style was blunt, deliberate and straightforward. She was a controversial figure but regardless of personal opinion, we can learn important lessons from her experiences. Whether you favor her leadership style or prefer something different, there is valuable information in analyzing her personality traits. In this workshop, we will examine her leadership style and discuss pros and cons through clips from the film, “The Iron Lady.”

    Additional Information: Registration here. Questions,


    4.) How to manage anger and frustration

    June 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Human Resources 103A


    Individuals will be able to recognize the impact of their anger and its effect on others. They will also begin to recognize the events that trigger aggression and frustration and learn healthy ways in which to cope with these emotions

    Additional Information: Registration here. Questions,


    5.) Leveraging the Power of Recognition

    June 12, 1:30 p.m. Human Resources 103A


    Research has proven that recognition is more important to employees than pay. People thrive in a culture rich with recognition. But, what does recognition mean? How do you provide the appropriate recognition? This session will explain why recognition is important, the best ways to provide it, and how to sustain it. It is guaranteed to be fun as well as a great learning experience about the importance of recognition in the workplace.

    Additional Information: Registration here. Questions,


    Information Technology

    6.) University websites must upgrade to Plone 4 by June 30

    Departments have until June 30 to rebuild their websites in the upgraded Plone 4 system. The new system features tripled speed, mobile-friendly design, Adobe Flash integration and more. Register for Plone 4 training here.

    IT’s Design & Printing now provides services for creating, editing or migrating your Plone website using an OCM-created theme. For more information contact Shelia Marable.



    7.) Faculty/Staff Discount: 2014 UofL Soccer Season Tickets at Lynn Stadium

    $45 General Admission, $60 Preferred ($75 per account donation) and $95 Premium ($100 per account donation)

    2014 UofL Soccer Season Ticket packages will include all 21 men’s and women’s regular season home matches. Lynn Stadium will officially open on August 29 and feature a doubleheader with our women’s team hosting Ole Miss at 6 p.m. and our men’s team hosting Maryland at 8:30 p.m.

    To purchase your discounted season tickets and for additional information: Dan Cerwinske, 852-0120 or click here.


    8.) Commission on Status of Women seeking nominations

    The Commission on the Status of Women is soliciting nominations of both staff and faculty from all UofL campuses for appointment consideration to the commission. The list of nominees will be presented to President James Ramsey in June. Newly appointed members will start their terms by July 1.

    Additional Information: To submit a nomination, please send the name and contact information to Georgette Moore by May 30.


    9.) Faculty: Join your colleagues for a summer Book-in-Common Reading Circle

    June 3, 10, 17, 24, 9 to 10 a.m., Delphi Center, Ekstrom Library

    The Delphi Center and First Year Initiatives will host a discussion series for UofL’s 2014-15 Book-in-Common, “This I Believe.” Join faculty colleagues for collegial conversation and coffee as we reflect upon the book and consider ways we might integrate it into our teaching. The first 10 faculty members who commit to attending three of the four sessions will receive a copy of “This I Believe.” RSVP by May 28 to

    Additional Information: John Whitney. Website.


    10.) Gheens Foundation Visiting Scholar in Humanism in Medicine Lecture

    May 29, noon to 1 p.m., Baxter Auditorium


    Mary White, PhD, professor, department of community health. and director, division of medical humanities, Wright State University, will present Emotion in Medical Professionalism: A Resource, A Risk, and A Responsibility. Attendees will be able to recognize and describe how emotional self-awareness contributes to professional attitudes, skills and behaviors, and how this competence may be developed and sustained in medical education and practice.

    Additional Information: A box lunch will be provided for the first 100 to RSVP to by noon, May 27.



    11.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

    May 20, noon, CTRB, Room 124

    Free, public

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Black Spot, Black Death, Black Pearl: The Tales of Bacterial Effectors, by Kim Orth, PhD, professor, department of molecular biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.


    12.) Lunch and Learn: “Interdisciplinary Dementia Assessment”

    June 3, noon to 1 p.m., Kornhauser Health Science Library Auditorium


    This case-based learning session will demonstrate the process of interdisciplinary team approach and care planning for persons with dementia by the UofL Geriatric Evaluation Team (GET). Sponsored by Kent School of Social Work, UofL OVAR/GEC and UofL Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine. CME category I is available for ACCME accreditation/approved by KBN for 1.2 CE/may apply for individual social work credit through KBSW. Pizza lunch is provided with reservations made by May 30.

    Additional Information: Ann Burke.


    Grand Rounds

    13.) Endocrinology

    May 21, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038

    Please join us as Marcie Cole, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, UofL School of Medicine, presents “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Is cLA Good for All?”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237.



    Direct questions about UofL Today to Janet Cappiello, 852-1104, or the Office of Communications and Marketing, 852-6171.


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