Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
DID YOU KNOW
UofL’s Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Alumni Relations are hosting the Citrus Bowl Service Project at the Official UofL Alumni & Fan Tailgate Dec. 31 in Orlando before the Cardinals play LSU. Volunteers will assemble hygiene kits that will be distributed to those in need by Clean the World. Clean the World recycles hotel amenities, reducing landfill waste while helping children and families across the globe.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Paula J. Bates, PhD, a researcher with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at UofL, has been named Kentucky’s and UofL’s fourth Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Bates is among the 175 Fellows elected this week by the NAI. To qualify, NAI Fellows must be academic inventors named on U.S. patents and nominated by their peers.
Last UofL Today before winter break will be sent Wednesday
The final UofL Today of 2016 will be published Wednesday, Dec. 21. UofL Today will not be sent during winter break. UofL Today will return Tuesday, Jan. 3, when the university is back in session. Announcements scheduled to run in the Jan. 3 edition must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 23 at noon.
Commonwealth Credit Union Holiday Open House
Through Dec. 23; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 2126 S. Floyd St. (near ULPD and University Parking offices)
Radioactive material orders
Due to the holiday schedule, the last day to order radioactive material before the shutdown will be Dec. 21, to be received by Dec. 23. Order will not be taken again until January 3, 2017.
Training and Workshops
Professional development trainings for next semester now available online
Green Tip: Environmental impact of e-mailing large files
We assume that e-communications are eco-friendly – no paper, no ink, no shipping supplies, no gas for transportation, etc. But it takes energy to move digital data, too. It’s estimated that emailing a 1.2-megabyte attachment such as a large photo can use enough energy to boil 4 kettles of water. The information industry’s global carbon footprint now matches the airline industry’s. Rather than e-mailing large attachments, use file-sharing sites such as Blackboard, Flickr, DropBox, or SharePoint.
No Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds on Dec. 21
There will be no Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The next CMGR is will be January 11, with Dr. Brad Sutton, MD, MBA – Assistant Dean for Health Strategy & Innovation – University of Louisville.
Health and Wellness
Health Assessment deadline extended by Get Healthy Now
In order to allow all benefit eligible employees the opportunity to participate in Get Healthy Now and earn the $40 monthly premium incentive, the deadline to complete the Health Assessment (HA) has been extended to December 21. Annual completion of the HA is mandatory for participation in GHN. To get enrolled: Complete the online Health Assessment annually during Open Enrollment; Within 2-3 weeks of completing the HA, you will receive a Health Advisory Call to review results and participation guidelines. Questions? 1-888-886-4684 (option 2); Earn Rewards: If you’re Overall Wellness Score (OWS) is 67 or above, you’ve earned your rewards for 2017. If it’s 66 or below, action is required for rewards. More information is available online.
Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Christmas Holiday
The GHN Wellness Center will be closed December 21-December 23 for deep cleaning, December 24 -26 in observance of the holidays, and December 31–January 2 in observance of New Years. We will operate on hoilday hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) December 27-30. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, January 3 (6 a.m.– 5 p.m.)
YMCA access for UofL employees over holiday break
Dec. 21–Jan. 2, YMCAs of Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana; Free, faculty and staff
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