Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
There are nearly 1,000 international students and scholars on campus and more than 900 students study abroad. The International Center celebrates the benefits of international education through non-immigrant students and scholars, study abroad opportunities, student and faculty travel/exchanges and scholarships. Since 2000, the U.S. Department of State and Education have sponsored International Education Week (IEW), recognizing all aspects of international exchange. More information about IEW, Nov. 13-17, and collaborative events is available on the International Center website.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Professor Sergio Mendes and his research team (PhD student Jafar Ghithan and Prof. Martin O’Toole, Bioengineering) have developed an innovative approach to detect and quantify influenza virus molecules by incorporating an electro-optically responsive biological assay onto their novel photonic device. This work has been selected for the special issue of Optics & Photonics News magazine as the most exciting peer-reviewed research that has emerged in the field in the past 12 months.
UofL Today with Mark Hebert
WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week:
Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel
(Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel
UofL hires top North Carolina higher education finance leader to be new CFO
After an extensive search involving faculty, staff, students and others, UofL has named North Carolina’s top higher education finance official to serve as its chief financial officer. Jonathan Pruitt, senior vice president for finance and budget and chief financial officer at the University of North Carolina System, will assume the CFO role at UofL, pending Board of Trustees approval. Pruitt is scheduled to join the UofL team Jan. 16, 2018. For more info go to UofL News.
Louisville Water project will impact traffic routes around UofL starting Monday
In order to accommodate the university’s Winter Session, the Louisville Water will begin the renovation of the 48-inch transmission main in Eastern Parkway on Mon., Nov. 6. The project will start at I-65 and Crittenden drive. This will require the closure of two westbound mains from Concord Drive to I-65. The project is expected to impact this area for approximately 4 weeks. The original plan was to start at Eastern Parkway and Beargrass Creek, however the bridge work presented complications. In addition to the lane closures, the southbound ramp from Crittenden Drive to Eastern Parkway will be closed. Throughout the project, Louisville Water will continue to update customers on the impact of the work.
Additional Information: website
Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) prospective student sessions scheduled
Nov. 9, 5-6:45 p.m., 114, Oppenheimer Hall, Belknap Campus
Are you interested in a profession improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities? Come find out if the versatile Master of Science in Social Work is the right graduate program for you and your professional development. We are hosting virtual and in-person sessions throughout the next two months. Click on the sign-up form to reserve your spot and for more available dates.
Additional Information: Email, website
When in doubt, point it out
UofL employees have a duty to report knowledge or suspicion of misconduct, violations of law or university policy, or other wrongdoing. To learn more read the reporting options or email email@example.com.
Master of Public Health Virtual Information Session
Dec. 8, noon-1 p.m., Virtual On-Line Session; Free, RSVP requested
Is there a policy for that?
Are you familiar with the university’s Policy and Procedure Library? The online library is a repository holding over 300 university-wide administrative policies and procedures. The library also provides policy resources that can help your unit in creating a new policy. Visit the policy library for more guidance or e-mail.
HSC Walking Tour
November 14, 10 a.m., Abell Admin. Center, 1st floor
Training and workshops
Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Training
November 9, 9-11:45 a.m., W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
CPR training available
November 7, 4-8 p.m., Room 307, Instructional Bldg. 55B, School of Medicine; $40
National Career Development Month
November 6, Houchens Building, LL03; Free
11th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Rhonda Williams
November 8, 5:30 PM, duPont Manual High School Auditorium, 120 W. Lee St, Free
Additional Information: Facebook, 852-6142, email
Eytan R. Barnea, MD, BioIncept LogoBioIncept, ‘Transpose PreImplantation Factor Immune Regulatory & Regenerative Effects to Clinical Use’
November 6, noon to 1 p.m., CTR124; Free
Faculty: Explore the Practice of Evaluating Your Teaching Persona
November 7, 8:30-10 a.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)
Health and Wellness
e-x-h-a-l-e with KORU
Four Wednesdays: Nov. 8, 15, 29 and Dec. 6, noon to 1:15 p.m., Room 142, School of Music, Belknap; Free for employees, spouses & QAs
QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS
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