Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
Throughout the end of September, UofL is hosting the RSO Kognito Challenge, asking every RSO to complete the Kognito online training on suicide prevention and intervention. Kognito is an online training option available for students, faculty and staff that uses an interactive and visual format where the user can start a conversation with a virtual student. The training equips students with the tools to promote mental health and prevent suicide by practicing scenarios online.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Outreach and Reference Librarian Fannie Cox was recently elected to the Executive Board of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
UofL Today with Mark Hebert
WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of all radio programs can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
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.
Free flu shot clinics this week
September 18 and 21
Campus Health Services provides free flu shots for UofL faculty, staff and students. Bring your UofL ID and flu shot consent form (print out online). This week’s flu shot clinics times and locations are:
Additional Information: Campus Health Services, 852-6479
Spreading compassion across generations
By Mayor Proclamation, September is Optimal Aging Month. In spirit of this month’s theme, Spreading Compassion Across Generations, join Honorary Optimal Aging Catalysts, Darrell Griffith & Denny Crum, by performing random acts of kindness to people of any age. Share your moments #OptimalAgingMonth and @ULOptimalAging.
Additional Information: Website
GRE strategy session final registration deadline today
A Kaplan-conducted GRE strategy session, lunch, and practice exam will be held on Saturday, September 23, 9:30 a.m.. to 3 p.m. in 101 Davidson Hall on Belknap Campus, all for $20. Registration is open to anyone interested in attending graduate school. Pre-registration and payment due Sept. 18. Forward check/money order (payable to Psi Chi) or cash to Psi Chi, Life Sciences, Room 317. Please include “GRE Session,” your name and email, along with your sandwich selection for lunch: ham, roast beef, turkey, or vegetarian. Once payment is received, you will receive an email with additional registration details. Contact Madison Smith or Dr. Leonard for additional details.
School of Dentistry’s 34th Annual ‘William J. Mansfield’ Alumni Day
September 29, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kornhauser Health Sciences Library – Auditorium
The Continuing Education & Alumni Affairs Department would like to invite all dental professionals for an exciting lecture on ‘Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Worn Dentition,’ presented by John C. Cranham, DDS, PC.
Additional Information: Register online, email
ProCard policy updates – effective September 19, 2017
The ProCard Office would like to remind everyone of the changes to ProCard policies effective September 19. These changes are part of our continuous efforts to increase operational efficiencies, provide procedural clarity, strengthen contracts and improve university purchasing controls.
Optimal Aging Lightning Rounds
Do something for you today and attend an Optimal Aging Lightning Round. They are September 20 at the Get Healthy Now Center at noon and September 28 at the Kornhauser Library at noon. These active and participatory sessions, provided by the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging, in partnership wtih SMART’s Wellness Task Force and Get Healthy Now Program, will feature four interactive presentations on mind, body, spirit, and soul interventions available at UofL that can help you age optimally across your lifespan.
Additional Information: Belknap event; HSC event
Hearts for the Heart Walk at Commonwealth Credit Union
Now through Sept. 23, 2126 S. Floyd St. (near ULPD and University Parking offices)
In support of this Saturday’s Kentuckiana Heart Walk, our preferred credit union partner has joined the UofL walk team and is raising funds to save lives from heart disease and stroke. Stop by their UofL or Frankfort Avenue branches and, for a donation of $1 or more, put your name on a paper heart, which will be proudly displayed. Plus, you’ll be entered for a chance to win UofL football tickets. All donations benefit the American Heart Association.
A firsthand look at how UofL’s online programs impact instructors and students
UofL’s Online Learning team recently produced a series of promotional videos featuring instructors and students from various online programs. The stories detail what motivates instructors in the online classroom, as well as how the accessibility and flexibility of UofL’s online programs have helped students reach their personal and professional goals. Watch the videos here:
School of Nursing Degree Programs Information Session
Thinking about starting or advancing your nursing career? Faculty and staff are ready to answer your questions about the UofL School of Nursing’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs on Sept. 26. Learn more and register for the information session online.
School of Dentistry newsletter adds career link, event photos
The School of Dentistry has announced its alumni spotlight of the month, Dr. Alma LjaLjevic-Tucakovic. The newsletter also now features a career link for alumni either seeking dental associates and/or buying or selling dental practices. Finally, new event photos have been added.
UofL/Yearlings Club Forum Series
September 21, 5-7 p.m., 4309 W. Broadway, Louisville, 40211; Free and open to the public
Join us for a Welcome Reception and Conversation with Mark B. Carter, CEO Passport Health Plans. The company’s announcement of its plan to relocate its headquarters to West Louisville is viewed as an economic development boost. The company will anchor a “health and wellness” campus on the 18-acre site at 1800 W. Broadway.
Additional Information: Clest Lanier, 852-3042
Save the Date: Social Justice Research Symposium
November 9, 10 a.m.
Please mark your calendar and plan to spend time with us sharing, learning, and building community around social justice research at the University of Louisville. We are hosting Dr. Rhonda Williams, Founder and Inaugural Director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University. The day includes lots of community-building and networking, workshops and information about the Consortium’s next grant funding round.
Additional Information: Event, website, email, 852-2371
Training and Workshops
PLAN hosts workshop on CVs and Resumes for graduate students
September 21, 2-4 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
Whether you have only a basic template, a full CV, or just need to refresh your resume, this is the workshop to attend. Learn about the differences between a CV and a resume, key components, and strategies to make you stand out among applicants. Graduate students who attend will have time to workshop their resumes during the session, so you are encouraged to bring a device on which to work. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.
Additional Information: PLAN website, Calendar, Michelle Rodems, 852-3110
Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research hosts ‘Exploring Research Methods: PhotoVoice’
September 21, 12-1:30 p.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
This workshop will cover the basics of PhotoVoice, including the affordances and limitations of this method, and will also include examples from the presenters’ research. Finally, the workshop facilitators will discuss possibilities for using this method and other related ones. Time will be allotted for participants’ questions. Faculty, graduate students, and undergrad students are invited to attend.
Additional Information: Email, 852-2371
Resiliency workshop for students
September 19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., SAC, W303A, Belknap Campus; Free
Commercializing Academic Research Training: Building a Compelling Product
September 19, 3-5 p.m., Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124; Free
Oral History Workshop scheduled
October 13, 2-4 p.m., University Club Library Room (Parking is available at the University Club lot); Free, RSVP required
Additional Information: Website; RSVP via email
Health and Wellness
Know your health numbers
Free for UofL faculty and staff
Do you know your health numbers? Find out blood pressure, weight, waist/hip measurements, and blood cholesterol/glucose numbers in preparation of Open Enrollment 2018. This data will be needed to complete the online health assessment required annually for GHN participation and to receive your premium incentive. Screenings by appointment only, schedule yours today via email or 852-7755.
Celebrate Whole Grains Month This September
September is Whole Grains Month, and there’s no better time to discover all the delicious, healthy reasons to eat whole grains. These recipes showcase some of the many ways to enjoy whole grains for any course at any meal. Try these recipes for Meatless Monday.
Arts and Entertainment
Type Hike: Exhibition and Designer Panel Discussion
September 19, 6-9 p.m., Hite Art Institute’s Schneider Hall Galleries; Free for UofL Students, Faculty and Staff
AIGA Louisville and Hite Art Institute host “Type Hike” co-founder Jim Walker and contributors Meena Khalili, assistant professor at Hite, and Nashville letterer Jenny Lee for a panel discussion. “Type Hike” is a collection of artistic posters that celebrate the National Park Service on exhibit in Schneider Hall Galleries through Sept. 22. The 60 posters reflect each park’s unique landscape through highly stylized typography. Print sales have raised thousands of dollars for the park service.
Additional Information: Website
Grad student comedy show featuring Adam Ruben
September 29, 8 p.m., Strickler Hall Auditorium
Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht, Facebook event, more on Adam Ruben
Green tip: UofL Free Store open Monday and Wednesday, donations and volunteers wanted
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., basement, Unitas Tower, Belknap Campus
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