August 24, 2016 Announcements

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    Want to know what’s going on at UofL? Visit the UofLNews website for features, videos, photos, announcements, radio segments, and the UofL event calendar. Click here to submit an announcement.

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    Here’s what was featured on UofLNews on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016:

    • Brandeis School of Law to honor U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Read more.
    • UofL’s Conn Center exploring industrial hemp. Read more.
    • UofL’s preferred credit union partner to hold weeklong grand opening celebration. Read more.

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    Did You Know?

    Last week, 321 women were welcomed into chapters in UofL’s Panhellenic Council during Bid Day 2016. See photos on Flickr

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    Miscellaneous

    1.) Open forum for HR associate vice president candidate Aug. 24

    2.) Enjoy BOGO admission to Planetarium

    3.) Contact families needed for international students

    4.) LGBT Health Certificate Series 1st Session – Introduction to LGBT Health

    5.) Fall Fest Multicultural Expo planned Aug. 31

    6.) University Writing Center open for Fall 2016

    7.) College students at risk for suicide: What you can do to help

    8.) UofL Career Development Center hosting part-time job fair

    9.) Online info session scheduled for Master of Arts in Higher Ed. Administration

    10.) Women’s Center celebrates Women’s Equality Day at RSO Fair

    Training and Workshops

    11.) Active shooter trainings for fall available

    12.) Conflict Resolution Workshop next week

    Faculty

    13.) SOM Basic Sciences faculty: ‘Challenges for Biomedical Scientists in Curriculum Revision: Embracing the Journey’

    14.) What you need to know about teaching Generation Z

    Grand Rounds

    15.) Neuroscience Grand Rounds

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    Miscellaneous

    1.) Open forum for HR associate vice president candidate Aug. 24

    Aug. 24, 9:45-10:45 a.m., Bigelow Hall

    You are invited to an open forum being held on Belknap Campus, in Bigelow Hall, on Wednesday, August 24, from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. to meet with one of the candidates, Jeanell Hughes. Hughes has applied for the position of Associate Vice President for Human Resources. She will give a presentation and after you will have an opportunity to ask questions. You will be asked to provide your feedback to the search committee.

     

    2.) Enjoy BOGO admission to Planetarium

    August 26, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; UofL Staff, Faculty and Students: $6 BOGO

    The planetarium’s buy one, get one free pricing makes it affordable to bring the whole family along with some friends for some out-of-this-world fun. The gift shop has space-themed items as well as snacks and drinks.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-6664

     

    3.) Contact families needed for international students

    The International Student and Scholar Services office is seeking Contact Families for UofL international students. Students will not live in the homes of the participating families but share and learn mutual traditions and culture through activities and gatherings. The contact period is for one academic year but may be extended.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    4.) LGBT Health Certificate Series 1st Session – Introduction to LGBT Health

    August 30, noon to 1 p.m., Medical School Instructional Building, B 202, 500 S. Preston St.; Free

    Join us for an engaging introduction to the LGBT Health Certificate. We will work with terms, disparities, and the need for LGBT health competency. Bring all your questions to this first session. All are welcome to attend, whether you plan to complete the Certificate or not. RSVP online.
    Additional Information: Chaz Briscoe at 852-2109

     

    5.) Fall Fest Multicultural Expo planned Aug. 31

    August 31, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Red Barn, West Patio/West Plaza, Belknap Campus; Free and open to the public

    Cool off at Fall Fest Multicultural Expo with SnoWhat SnoBalls, free food, performances, t-shirts and giveaways. Come out and learn about multicultural student organizations and UofL’s diverse community. Presented by the UofL Cultural Center and the Minority Association of Graduate Students (MAGS).

    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, website 

     

    6.) University Writing Center open for Fall 2016

    Ekstrom Library (Belknap) & Instructional Building (Health Sciences Campus)

    The Writing Center serves all UofL faculty, staff and students. Our individual consultations provide feedback on any type of writing at any point in the writing process. Invite us to your classes or meetings for a brief introduction to our services or customized workshop. Visit our website to schedule appointments, see the faculty writing group schedule, browse our resources, and request class visits.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    7.) College students at risk for suicide: What you can do to help

    September 6, 1-2 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, 139

    As part of the Cards SPEAK Launch and National Suicide Prevention Week, Dr. Laura Frey will speak about the prevalence of suicidal ideation and behavior among college students, warning signs to look out for, and how to ask/respond if students are at risk. She and Tracie Meyer will also cover resources on campus to go to for help.

    Additional Information: Email to register, website, 852-5787

     

    8.) UofL Career Development Center hosting part-time job fair

    August 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bigelow Hall

    UofL’s Career Development Center staff will on hand at the part-time job fair to provide resources to help you find part-time job opportunities.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-6701

     

    9.) Online info session scheduled for Master of Arts in Higher Ed. Administration

    August 24, 7-8 p.m., online; Free

    Join our online info session to find out how you can propel your higher education career further, and how online learning can help you fit education in your busy schedule. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and network with peers. Register online.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    10.) Women’s Center celebrates Women’s Equality Day at RSO Fair

    August 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., SAC West Plaza, near the Red Barn; Free

    Join the Women’s Center and its student groups, W4W, AAUW of Louisville and the Student Parent Association at the RSO and Involvement Fair, and celebrate Women’s Equality Day. Pick up free ribbons, buttons and informational material on the right to vote and also learn about each group. The Jefferson County Clerk’s Office will also be at the table and will have information about voting.

    Additional Information: 852-8976, email

     

    Training and Workshops

    11.) Active shooter trainings for fall available

    HR Training Room; Free

    We hope we never encounter an active shooter situation on our campus, but we know preparation and planning can help reduce the negative impacts in case such an event occurs. Please join us in the for our Active Shooter Training where we will discuss how you can respond, developing the Survival Mindset, and what you can expect from law enforcement officers. Each class will be full at 50 participants, so please register online here.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    12.) Conflict Resolution Workshop next week

    August 30, 2-3:30 p.m., Human Resources Training Room; Free

    Conflict on the job is a universal phenomenon and if left unchecked can have a destructive effect on productivity, teamwork and morale. Depending on how conflict is addressed alters the outcome significantly between constructive conflict resolutions to continuing disputes. Dispelling the fear and discomfort people often feel when observing or being part of a conflict, this workshop focuses on ways to turn conflict into productive energy and navigate conflict effectively. Please register online here.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    Faculty

    13.) SOM Basic Sciences faculty: ‘Challenges for Biomedical Scientists in Curriculum Revision: Embracing the Journey’

    September 14, 12-2 p.m., HSC Campus, Instructional Bldg. B, room 115; Free

    For UofL School of Medicine Basic Sciences faculty only; Neil Osheroff, PhD,

    will discuss why it is important to keep basic sciences (and its basic scientists) in the medical school curriculum and share examples from the curricular revisions made at Vanderbilt and some of the lessons (positive and negative) that they learned along the way. Basic Sciences faculty breakout sessions will immediately follow.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    14.) Faculty: What you need to know about teaching Generation Z

    August 31, noon to 1 p.m., lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom, Ekstrom Library #302

    While Millennials may have been the most-researched generation in history, we’re only now beginning to consider the next crop of incoming college students – Generation Z. Awareness of this generation’s traits, cultural and educational context, and background can help us design more effective courses and programs. In this session, you will learn about Generation Z and identify teaching strategies that may be particularly effective for promoting student learning and engagement.

    Additional Information: Register online

     

    Grand Rounds

    15.) Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    August 25, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium; Free

    The Department of Neurosurgery is hosting this week’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds. Guest Speaker Dr. Karin Westlund High from the University of Kentucky will present.

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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.