Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
Rain Dunaway, a second-year medical student at UofL, competed on Jeopardy! The episode aired October 9 and Dunaway came in second place.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Valerie Case, director of the UofL Women’s Center, recently won Kentucky One Health’s Excellence in Mental Health Award along with her husband, Dr. David Casey, chair of the University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. They were recognized specifically for their work on human trafficking.
The University of Louisville received more than $5 million in grants last week. See which faculty got the awards as well as their projects here.
Open Enrollment is now through Friday, October 27
Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections. Changes you make during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2018. Visit the Open Enrollment website for more information about your 2018 benefit options and to make your elections. Benefits Open Enrollment ends Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.
Two more Open Enrollment Benefits Fairs this week on Belknap Campus
Open Enrollment Benefits Fairs will take place on the Belknap Campus (Get Healthy Now Wellness Center – 601 Presidents Blvd.) Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. HR benefits representatives and UofL’ s benefits vendors (Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, MetLife, Davis Vision, Discovery Benefits, Fidelity, TIAA and Get Healthy Now) will be on site to answer questions and help you navigate through the Open Enrollment process.
Additional Information: Website
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 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.
This week: Senior Erin Burke and Student Engagement director Pam Curtiss discuss Engage, Lead, Serve Board (ELSB) and student volunteerism. Major Aaron Graham from UL Police discusses safety initiatives. Christian Bush is a McConnell Scholar who’s been to China and Bulgaria.
Information Security Office Cyber Security Awareness Month: Password Security Strategies
Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cyber-crime. No one is immune to cyber risk, but there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of an incident. For tips on how to build complex passwords and how to keep your passwords secure click here.
Open Access Week discussion on both Belknap and HSC campuses
October 24, 1:30-3 p.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; October 25, noon, Multipurpose Room, Baxter II Building, HSC
Do you want to increase the readership and citations of your scholarly publications? Are you tired of having to pay for access to articles or giving your rights away to re-use your own content? Have questions about the agreements that you sign with publishers? As a part of the 10th International Open Access Week, the Libraries will be hosting a talk about strategies for open access publishing and how OA can increase the impact of your scholarship and give you more control over your content.
Native American Student Organization Call Out
Oct. 24, 4-6 p.m., Cultural Center
raiseRED Blood Drive
October 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Red Barn
Join Kentucky Blood Center for a blood drive to ensure a safe, adequate blood supply for patients throughout Kentucky. Mention “raiseRED” and KBC will make a $5 donation to raiseRED, which raises money for UofL’s pediatric clinic and oncology and hematology research.
Additional Information: Facebook
Winter Coat and Blanket Drive
Travel update for Kentucky residents
The Department of Homeland Security has issued another extension for Kentucky residents. The Kentucky Driver’s License will now be valid for travel through October 10, 2018.
Thomas R. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor LuMing Mao presents, ‘Useful Uselessness: Engaging the Rhetorics of the Other Artfully’
October24, 4 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free
LuMing Mao, the 2017 Thomas R. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor, will deliver a public lecture on “Useful Uselessness: Engaging the Rhetorics of the Other Artfully.” LuMing Mao is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Miami University of Ohio. His books include “Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie: The Making of Chinese American Rhetoric,” “Comparative Rhetoric: Traversing Rhetorical Times, Places, and Spaces,” and “Doing Asian American Rhetoric.”
Additional Information: Email
Biochemical Seminar today
October 23, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
Register today for the Consortium’s inaugural Social Justice Research Symposium
Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Multiple Locations (See Program)
Green Tip: UofL Sustainability Week kicks off with Mindful, Meatless Monday
Sustainability Week is here. Today we highlight the links between sustainability and mindfulness practices with Vegetarian Cooking Demos and Mindful Snacking from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the Quad. Tuesday features a Local Food Showcase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Ville Grill. On Wednesday, make plans to stop by the 10th annual Campus Sustainability Day fair on the Quad 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your bike for a tune-up and your stuff for shredding, recycling and donating.
Training and Workshops
Information Security Office Email Security Training Session
October 26, 3-4 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium; Free
Have you been a victim of the recent ransomware or email phishing attacks? Are you a new employee or are you just in need of an email security refresher? If you have questions about email security then this training is for you. Lisa Cooper will present topics including recent email viruses, email encryption, VPN utilization, passwords, Wi-Fi and cell phone security. You will also learn how to spot bogus email messages. In addition we will provide you with helpful tips for managing your inbox.
Additional Information: Register via email
Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Training
October 25, 9-11:45 a.m., 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC
New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Individuals who work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Bring lab top computer. Attendees can pre-register online.
Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558
Poetry Sessions: Erasure with Dr. Kristi Maxwell
October 26, 6 p.m., KMAC, 715 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202; Free
Additional Information: Email
Health and Wellness
Sign up for membership at Get Healthy Now Wellness Center and earn chance to win prizes
$15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; Free onsite parking
Make Meatless Monday a family affair
Getting your family to join in for Meatless Monday is wonderful, but sometimes kids aren’t eager to experiment with new foods. When kids pitch in making meals, they’re proud of their accomplishment and excited to eat the food they’ve helped make. Cooking together provides time for discussing the impact that food choices have on our bodies and the environment. The more educated kids are about food the more open they’ll be to healthy, sustainable food choices.
Barre Basics offered by Get Healthy Now
Monday/Wednesday, 12:10-1 p.m.,Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
Barre Basics uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates. You will focus on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Get into the spin of things with evening InCycle
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Mix Pilates and yoga with PiYo
Mondays/Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
Research funding opportunity
Pilot project grants from The Center for Restorative Medicine are available for seeding of novel research to facilitate additional funding, foster new collaborative partnerships and/or support junior faculty. We anticipate funding three pilot projects of $50,000. Faculty leadership will review for consistency with the mission of the Center for Restorative Medicine and advisory board will review proposals for innovation and scientific merit. Applications are due November 1, 2017. For application instructions follow this link.
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