Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
DID YOU KNOW
UofL’s Brandeis School of Law has again been named a Best Value law school by preLaw magazine. The rankings take into account a school’s average bar passage rate, employment rate, tuition, cost of living and average student debt upon graduation.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
UofL’s Dr. Kyle Brothers is part of a team researching appropriate ethical standards for biorepositories as part of a 4-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and its National Human Genome Research Institute. Brothers is teaming up with researchers at UNC Chapel Hill.
Four UofL faculty received more than $500,000 in grants and awards last week. Here is the list.
UofL Today with Mark Hebert
WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and again Saturday morning. UofL’s Mark Hebert has a story about UofL and talks with Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners about campus events. Segments can be found on YouTube
Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts available on SoundCloud.
Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel
Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC: Monday and Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m., Sunday 9:30 p.m.; KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels: Thursdays at 5 p.m. Shows can be found on YouTube.
8th Annual Outstanding Community Engagement Awards Ceremony and Reception
October 26, 6-7:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
ThinkIR: Researching locally, connecting globally
October 26, noon to 1 p.m., Room 2034, K Building, Health Sciences Campus; Free; October 27, 2-3 p.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
University Libraries recently launched ThinkIR to connect UofL faculty with a global audience of scholars. ThinkIR is an open access, barrier free digital repository permitting UofL scholars to share their scholarship worldwide. ThinkIR provides a full range of services to permit faculty to participate. This presentation focuses on those services.
Additional Information: Sarah Frankel, 852-8788
UofL School of Dentistry offering orthodontics discount
The UofL School of Dentistry is offering a $250 discount off the regular price of orthodontic care through the end of February 2017. Orthodontic treatment for anyone 21 and younger is $3,500, the cost for those who are 22 and older is $3,900. This is at least 30 percent less than orthodontic treatment performed at other practices. The school accepts many dental insurance plans.
Why you should care about open access and copyright
Oct. 25, 2-3 p.m., Room 2034, K Building, Health Sciences Campus; Oct. 26, 10-11 a.m., W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
HSC Pride Blood Drive
October 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, HSC Campus; Free, RSVP Required
Guidelines for documenting and managing controlled substances in research laboratories
October 25, 1-3 p.m., Room B-038, Delia Baxter II, HSC Campus
Becky Wimberg’s retirement party
October 28, 2-4 p.m., Cox Lounge, Brandeis School of Law
You still have time – Benefits Open Enrollment continues
This is a reminder that Open Enrollment is in progress until 5 p.m. Friday, October 28. Visit the website to review benefit details and to login to make your elections. Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to add or make changes to your benefits including health, dental, vision, life, flexible spending accounts, and Get Healthy Now. Plan to attend one of the following benefits fairs where you can talk with benefit vendors and benefits staff: Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd., Oct. 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keep in mind the benefit choices you make during Open Enrollment take effect January 1, 2017 and remain in place through December 31, 2017. A qualifying event is required outside of Open Enrollment to make benefit choices.
Benefits Open Enrollment – Those currently enrolled in the Cardinal Care Health Plan
If you are currently enrolled in the Cardinal Care Health Plan you need to take action during Open Enrollment to choose a new health plan option. As you are aware, the Cardinal Care Health Plan has been phased out and will be closed effective December 31, 2016. Please visit our Open Enrollment website to learn more about other health plan and other benefit options.
2017 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair
Oct. 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center
Difficult Discussions Kick-Off Thursday with Frances Kendall
October 27, 10 a.m. to noon, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
The Zika Pandemic – A Public Health Emergency and Louisville’s Local Response
October 25, 12-1 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences Building, HSC Campus
Reducing risk of HIV infection with PrEP
Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Louisville Metro Public Health Department
October 24, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
HSPPO/IRB Lunch & Learn: Working with the Kentucky One Research Office
October 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 501 E. Broadway, MedCenter One, Suite 200
10th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture
November 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Brown & Williamson Club, Cardinal Stadium; Free, open to the public
Training and Workshops
Teaching and learning across cultural strengths workshop
November 14, 2-4 p.m., TILL Classroom, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library
Led by Drs. Susan Longerbeam and Alicia Chávez, this interactive workshop will introduce a model of cultural frameworks in college teaching and learning and assist instructors in beginning to apply a cultural lens to teaching, learning, and reflective practice. The presenters will be available after the workshop for Q&A and consultation.
Additional Information: Register online
PLAN invites Writing Center staff to host a workshop on writing for publication
October 25, 1-2 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap
Motivation Techniques Training tomorrow
October 25, 9 -10:30 a.m., Room 103A, Human Resources, Belknap
CV Workshop available
October 28, noon to 1 p.m., Cultural Center MPR; Free, RSVP required
Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste Training
Oct. 26, 9-11 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC Campus
2016 (Fall) Internal Grants Program deadline is Oct. 25
Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
Arts and Entertainment
Open Studio Weekend and Exhibition
November 4, 6-8 p.m.; Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 6, noon to 5 p.m., Cressman Center for Visual Arts; Exhibition- free, Tour-$20, $10 for students, faculty and seniors
Scared Cinema, horror film classics presented by UofL faculty and staff
October 28-30, Speed Cinema; Non-Member $9, Member $7, UofL students $5
Green Tip: Earn $400 for having left the car at home last week
If you chose to carpool, bike, walk or bus during UofL Sustainability Week (Oct. 17-23), you could be entered to win a $400 local bike shop voucher. To qualify, log your trips from last week by the end of Oct. 24 online.
Health and Wellness
Biometric Screening scheduled for Shelby Campus
Nov. 3, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Room 207, Burhan’s Hall, Shelby Campus
Additional Information: Email, 852-7755
Start your mornings with Tai Chi Class
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited classes/semester
Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
Get Healthy Now’s Workout of the Week
Weekly, Mondays-Sundays, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free
Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
All aboard the GHN InCycle Express
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free
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.