Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
This year’s Day of Giving, held during Homecoming Week, raised a record $236,573 in gifts and commitments to impact hundreds of campus projects. A total of 1,081 people donated to the 24-hour call-to-action campaign, and more than 164 alumni and friends joined the effort as ambassadors.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Erica Gray, co-op coordinator and adviser for the National Society of Black Engineers at the Speed School, received the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award. Gray joined the Speed School in 2015 and balances her responsibilities as a staff member in the co-op office with her work with NSBE students. Gray is currently working toward a doctorate in Educational Leadership at Spalding University.
Crocodoc to be discontinued
Blackboard’s current service for the implementation of inline grading is through the Crocodoc. Box Inc. acquired Crocodoc and has decided to discontinue it. The end-of-life date for the Crocodoc is January 15, 2018. Due to this discontinuation the university’s inline grading tool will be transitioned to Box View during the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for January 5, 2018 – January 7, 2018.
Blackboard will be offline January 5-7 for a scheduled upgrade
In order to accommodate the university’s Winter Session, the Blackboard upgrade is moving. Blackboard upgrade will start on Friday, January 5 at 6 p.m. and run through Sunday, January 7 at 8 p.m. and will be unavailable during that time. Applications integrated with Blackboard will also be unavailable, such as Panopto and Collaborate.
LALS co-sponsors the 6th annual South 4th Street Day of the Dead celebration
November 3, 6-10 p.m., 550 South 4th St.; Free, open to the public
Save the Date: UofL Farmers’ Market Holiday Bazaar
Nov. 30, 12-3 p.m., Red Barn
Winter Seasonal Job Interviews
November 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Career Development Center- Houchens Building, LL03
After hours at the Speed
November 17, 5-10 p.m., Speed Art Museum; Free to UofL students
Evening hours are back at the Speed. On the Third Friday of every month, the Museum will be open until 10 p.m. Each After Hours event comes alive with an eclectic mix of music, performances, food and drinks by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art.
Additional Information: Website
BMES 5K Run/Walk on November 3
November 3, 5-8 p.m., Lutz Hall
Open Enrollment has ended
Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits ended Friday, October 27. The changes that you made during Open Enrollment will be effective on January 1, 2018. Faculty and staff will receive a confirmation email of your selections to your university email address the week of November 13.
Archaeologist Audrey Horning on ‘Ireland, the Atlantic, and Early Colonial America’
November 2, 6 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series, Dr. Richard Lloyd
November 2, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology – William J. Waddell Seminar Series
November 2, noon, CTRB 124
Seminars in Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology
November 2, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
Green Tip: Do you know how to recycle organics?
You know how to recycle…but much of our waste is organic matter like food, yard waste, paper and cardboard. Do you know how to “recycle” organics? When landfilled, organics turn into methane (a powerful greenhouse gas) & we lose a valuable resource (organic fertilizer). The solution is composting. Compost your pumpkins today at the Red Barn and all organics any day at the Garden Commons. We also need volunteers at UofL’s Community Composting Project every Sunday 12-2 p.m.
Training and Workshops
Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Training
November 9, 9-11:45 a.m., W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
Kornhauser Library EndNote Training
November 8, 10-11:30 a.m., Kornhauser Library, Room 301, History Room, Health Sciences Campus; Free to UofL community
Arts and Entertainment
Reel Latin American Film Festival Showings
November 2, 7 p.m., Floyd Theater; Free and open to the public
Health and Wellness
First Friday Salsa @ FIVE
Nov. 3, 5-6 p.m., Studio A, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd., Belknap Campus; Free for employees, spouses, QAs
Laugh, dance, and de-stress with our First Friday Salsa at GHN. Enjoy learning the basic moves of merengue and bachata with Cherie Lanier. All levels are welcome and no partner needed. Walk-in or email Paula Kommor for calendar appointment reminders.
Dance and relieve stress with Salsa Fridays
Every Friday; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., HSC Fitness Center, Chestnut Street Parking Garage, HSC; Free for employees, spouses and QAs
Congrats to Get Healthy Now’s Member of the Month
Congratulations to Laura Westberg for being Get Healthy Now’s Member of the Month for November. This month’s theme is Healthy Eating. Keep reading to learn more about how Laura practices healthy eating to keep her motivated while pursuing her health journey. Laura’s story is online.
Get into the spin of things with InCycle
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
Group fitness classes at Get Healthy Now
See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
Get Healthy Now has a new and improved Group Fitness schedule for this semester. Specialty classes no longer have a fee; all group fitness classes are free. Check out our new schedule and join the fitness fun.
Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
Pediatric Grand Rounds
November 3, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
Join us for the 42nd Annual Dr. John I. Perlstein Memorial Lectureship featuring B. Keith English, MD. English is professor and chair in the department of pediatrics and human development at Michigan State University in East Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He will be presenting “Is Precision Pediatrics Really Possible?”
Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828
Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
November 3, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
Eli Pendleton, MD, UofL DFGM Associate Program Director, will present, “Mindfulness in Medicine.” Learners will be introduced to concepts of mindfulness in the context of practicing medicine and physician self-care; become aware of the evidence behind mindfulness in relation to chronic disease, stress management, and provider burnout; understand various methods of fostering mindfulness in yourself and others; gain resources to build their own mindfulness practice. CME credit will be provided.
Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499
Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
November 3, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Jiyao Zou, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville. Dr. Zou will lecture on “Soft Tissue Handling in Orthopaedic Trauma.”
Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website
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