Oct. 27, 2014 announcements


    Here’s what was posted to UofL Today on Oct. 24, 2014:


    ·       UofL study analyzes Louisville police traffic stops. Read more.

    ·       Louisville mom named UofL Parent of the Year. Read more.

    ·       New Music Festival brings international flair to School of Music. Read more.






    In November, employees can contribute to any of five local charities through the annual UofL Cares campaign. One option is Metro United Way, which provides programs and services that feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, offer protection from abuse and ensure the safety of frail elderly.  To find out more, visit metrounitedway.org and consider making a donation through Cards All In next month in support of the UofL Cares campaign. 




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    We’ve Got You Covered

    1.) Benefits Tip: Flexible spending accounts=more pocket money!

    Flexible spending accounts allow you to set aside money for health care or dependent care through pre-tax payroll deductions. When you elect a health care FSA, your account is funded with preloaded dollars of your elected amount beginning Jan. 1. Your annual maximum contribution is $2,500. For a dependent care FSA, you may contribute up to $5,000 per year through payroll deduction. Unused funds do not rollover and are not returned. Plan carefully to set aside just what you need. Learn more at Chard Snyder. Open Enrollment ends Friday, Oct. 31, at midnight.  Go to the Open Enrollment website for information and to make your elections.



    2.) Week of the living dead activities

    Oct. 27 to Nov. 1; times, places vary

    Celebrate Halloween on campus with the Week of the Living Dead. Throughout the week, catch zombie films at the Floyd Theatre, stop by the Chao Auditorium for a Zombie FAQ w/the editors of A Year’s Work at the Zombie Research Center and join the Zombie Walk across campus Thursday before an outdoor screening of Night of the Living Dead. Brought to you by the Honors Student Council, SAB Film Committee and the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society.

    Additional Information: For the entire lineup, click here.  



    3.) Get some puppy therapy at the Health Sciences Center

    Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., HSC Plaza


    UofL partners with Hand-in-Paw Rescue to bring puppies to the HSC campus. Are you stressed? Studies show the act of cuddling with a puppy can reduce blood pressure and lift your spirits! Stop by the HSC Plaza. The puppies will bring a smile to your face.

    Additional Information: Hand-in-Paw Rescue, Facebook page; Bonnie Dean, 852-2647.


    4.) Research instruction available for your students

    Teaching a research assignment this semester? Now is the perfect time to schedule library instruction sessions for your students. We tailor our instruction to your assignment and provide hands-on learning opportunities.

    Additional Information: louisville.edu/library/infoliteracy or 852-8738.


    5.) Just a few seats left for the mindfulness mini-retreat

    Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Horine Conference Center, Jefferson Memorial Forest

    $15 students/$20 faculty, staff, alumni/$25 general public

    In this mini-retreat, we will explore the foundations of mindfulness with Professor Paul Salmon. Quiet sitting meditation, gentle yoga-inspired movement, mindful eating, body scan and related practices will give participants an opportunity to experience a day devoted to slowing down and bringing attention into the present moment. There are only a few seats left open, so register today.

    Additional Information: Click here for more information and to register, call 852-8684 or email tracy.heightchew@louisville.edu.


    6.) Join the Ali Scholars for their African Odyssey

    Oct. 30, 4 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library


    Join the Muhammad Ali Scholars as they present their African Odyssey. Learn more about their presumptions, realizations, and lessons as they reminisce about their trip. There will be a chance to talk to the current Ali Scholars and receive information about how to become one.

    Additional Information: Mikal Forbush, 852-1493. Website.


    7.) PLAN hosts alternative-academic career panel for graduate students

    Oct. 31, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Houchens 105

    To meet the needs of students who are seeking positions outside of academia, we are offering a panel discussion featuring successful PhD recipients who are working in nonprofit or business sectors in our community. Panelists will discuss their alternative career paths, including challenges and successes they had in transitioning to a non-academic context. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: Calendar page.


    8.) PLAN to offer workshop on applying to PhD programs

    Oct. 30, 3 to 4 p.m. Houchens 105

    This session focuses on applying to and entering PhD programs and being successful as a doctoral student. Facilitators will share information about the process for applying to and entering doctoral programs, research about success in doctoral programs, facts about the graduate process at UofL, and personal experiences of their doctoral experience to help you make the best decisions about graduate school. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: Calendar page.

    Grand Rounds

    9.) Neuroscience

    Oct. 30, 8 to 9 a.m., Nursing School Room 4003

    As part of the Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Department of Neurology is pleased to announce that Karen Skjei, MD, will present “Marijuana, CBD and Epilepsy.”

    Additional Information: For more info, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, click here and follow the directions. For upcoming Neuroscience Grand Rounds, click here.



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