September 26, 2016 Announcements

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    Here’s what was featured on UofLNews on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016:

    • UofL continues its green streak with new sustainability degree. Read more.
    • Book-in-Common author to lead workshop and lecture on campus. Read more.
    • Scholar to discuss Bard’s lasting impact on America. Read more.
    • Brandeis School of Law’s outreach efforts yield a more diverse entering class. Read more.

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    Did You Know?

    The new Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL), on the third floor of the Ekstrom Library, is a space for faculty-driven exploration and testing of innovation teaching methods and supports UofL’s 21st Century Initiative. The technology-rich active learning environment is designed to foster group collaboration, with moveable tables, node chairs and multiple monitors.

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    1.) WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    2.) Radio Show

    3.) Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    HR

    4.) Information sessions on the FLSA changes and what UofL is doing to comply

    5.) Save the date: Online benefits Open Enrollment begins Oct. 17

    Miscellaneous

    6.) Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Grand Opening Today

    7.) Book-in-Common author visits UofL

    8.) Event to advance women and girls in STEM careers

    9.) Thank a Donor Day celebrated this week

    10.) UofL Libraries celebrates Banned Books Week with read aloud

    11.) Belknap iRIS presentation scheduled

    12.) iClicker Demo to be held on the Belknap Campus

    13.) Belknap REEF Demo scheduled

    14.) HSC – iCLicker Demo available

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    15.) Basic Histology Seminar scheduled

    Training and Workshops

    16.) Trifecta Training Series available

    17.) Retirement workshop scheduled Tuesday: Halfway There: A retirement checkup

    Faculty

    18.) 2016 (Fall) Internal Grants Program deadline is October 25

    Health and Wellness

    19.) Mindfulness without the Woo Woo

    Grand Rounds

    20.) Neuroscience Grand Rounds

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    1.) WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. 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. WLKY-TV also runs the UofL stories on their Saturday morning newscasts.

    • Monday, Sept. 26 – UofL’s two new student housing complexes

     

    2.) Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (except holidays like Labor Day) on 93.9 FM The Ville; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Hebert hosts two weekly 30-minute programs focusing on research, programs, successful students and insights from UofL’s faculty experts.

    • Monday, Sept. 26 – Biology professor Margaret Carreiro says Louisvillians can nurture native species in the midst of urban development; Mike Tracy from the School of Music talks about his journeys around the world; Melissa Schreck promotes UofL’s farmer’s markets
    • Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Col. Kenny Brown and Maj. Aaron Graham of ULPD discuss campus safety and crime. Lesley Harris from the Kent School of Social Work discusses her research on AIDS in Vietnam and how it has resulted in grandparents raising children. Harris also discusses an international service learning program trip to Botswana 

    Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found on SoundCloud.

     

    3.) 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

    • This week: Dean of Students Michael Mardis and Admissions Director Jenny Sawyer talk about UofL’s incoming freshmen class and improvements on campus; Brad Campbell, criminal justice prof, discusses his research on police body cameras

    Metro TV shows are available on YouTube.

     

    HR

    4.) Information sessions on the FLSA changes and what UofL is doing to comply

    Sept. 26, 10-11 a.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139, Belknap campus; Sept. 28, 1-2 p.m., School of Medicine Instructional (B) Building, Room HB302, HSC

    The Fair Labor Standards Act goes into effect on Dec. 1 and includes a new minimum salary threshold for employees who will be exempt from overtime pay eligibility. The new minimum salary threshold for exempt positions has increased to $47,476.  Many positions at UofL will become eligible for overtime. Information sessions to discuss these FLSA changes and what the university is doing to comply will be held this week on both the Belknap and HSC campuses.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    5.) Save the date: Online benefits Open Enrollment begins Oct. 17

    The annual online benefits Open Enrollment begins Monday October 17 at 8 a.m., and closes Friday, October 28 at 5 p.m. This is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your current benefits. More details will be released soon via UofL Today and a postcard sent to your home.

     

    Miscellaneous

    6.) Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Grand Opening Today

    September 26, 3-5 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library

    You’re invited to experience the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL) in person during the Grand Opening Celebration. Formal remarks from Acting President Pinto and Acting Provost Billingsley begin at 3:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to tour the new facility, participate in active learning classroom demonstrations, and will have the chance to win door prizes. Light refreshments will be served.

    Additional Information: RSVP online

     

    7.) Book-in-Common author visits UofL

    September 27

    “Hidden America” author Jeanne Marie Laskas will visit UofL on Tuesday. Included are a free writing workshop (4-5:15 p.m., Floyd Theater) and keynote lecture with book signing (7 p.m., SAC Multi-purpose Room). The writing workshop will help students get started on the Composition Contest, which awards prizes for first year and upperclass student winners in written and digital categories.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    8.) Event to advance women and girls in STEM careers

    September 28, 9-10 a.m., Capitol Building Rotunda, Frankfort, Kentucky; Free

    Million Women Mentors (MWM) seeks the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) women and girls in these fields. Join us for a kick-off event with comments from Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    9.) Thank a Donor Day celebrated this week

    September 27, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Red Barn West Plaza, Belknap campus; September 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., HSC Plaza

    UofL’s annual Thank a Donor Day will be held this week on both the Belknap and HSC campuses. The event is hosted by the Office of Donor Relations to show gratitude to the university’s donors. Messages of thanks can also be shared socially with #UofLthanks.

    Additional Information: Eileen Chapoton, 852-5064

     

    10.) UofL Libraries celebrates Banned Books Week with read aloud

    September 27-29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ekstrom Library East wing, Belknap Campus

    Join the university community as faculty, students, and staff read aloud from a favorite banned or challenged book on the east side of Ekstrom Library. You’ll also be able to create a book cover in the Writing Center and reflect on why a banned book has been meaningful to you.

    Additional Information: George Martinez

     

    11.) Belknap iRIS presentation scheduled

    September 27, 12-1 p.m., Shumaker 139

    Dr. Ron Gregg, PhD and chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, will present “eProposal: Electronic Submission of Grants at UofL with iRIS – No More PCFs.”  This presentation is sponsored by the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation. A light lunch will be provided.

    Additional Information: 852-8006, email

     

    12.) iClicker Demo to be held on the Belknap Campus

    October 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library 3rd Floor TILL Conference Room; Free

    If you want to learn more about iClickers come join the conversation during this informative demonstration. Glen Garrett with iClicker will be here to provide answers to all of your questions. Lunch is included.

    Additional Information: Register online; Linda Leake, 852-4332

     

    13.) Belknap REEF Demo scheduled

    October 3, 1:30-3 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library 3rd Floor TILL Conference Room; Free

    REEF Education by i>clicker is a mobile-optimized engagement platform designed to facilitate student, educator and institutional collaboration. Come learn more about REEF Polling, Quizzing and Attendance.

    Additional Information: Register online; Linda Leake, 852-4332

     

    14.) HSC – iCLicker Demo available

    October 4, 11:30-1 p.m., Health Sciences Campus, Baxter Research I, Baxter Auditorium; Free

    If you want to learn more about iClickers come join the conversation during this informative demonstration. Glen Garrett with iClicker will be here to provide answers to all of your questions. Lunch/Refreshments provided.

    Additional Information: Register online; Linda Leake, 852-4332

     

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    15.) Basic Histology Seminar scheduled

    September 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Baxter II Rm 038

    This seminar will give you an overview on the proper handling of your precious resources in the arena of histology. Discover how proper grossing, fixation, processing and sectioning can make all the difference for your publication pictures. There will be ample time to ask questions. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today.

    Additional Information: Debi Bauer, 852-5519; email

     

    Training and Workshops

    16.) Trifecta Training Series available

    September 27, 3-5 p.m., Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124

    All are welcome to attend the second of our five-part technology commercialization series. Hear Babs Carryer from University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute talk about the “business” of academic innovation and commercialization.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    17.) Retirement workshop scheduled Tuesday: Halfway There: A retirement checkup

    September 27, 10-11 a.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; 3-4 p.m., Instructional (B) Building, Room B102, HSC Campus; Free to faculty, staff and retirees

    Our TIAA workshop leader will provide information to help you assess where you should be on the path to reaching your financial goals and how to help get back on track if you’re behind. Discover how much you should be saving; what’s competing for retirement savings today, and how to reallocate to pursue the life you envision tomorrow. Sessions on Belknap and HSC. RSVP by end of the day today via the website link below. Presented by TIAA.

    Additional Information: Website, Laura McDaniels

     

    Faculty

    18.) 2016 (Fall) Internal Grants Program deadline is October 25

    October 25, 5 p.m.

    The Office of the EVPRI is accepting applications for the Internal Grants Program. The Internal Grants Program (Research I, Research II and URG) aims to assist faculty in new highly productive research projects. All grant categories are open to full-time faculty. Information and applications forms are available online.

     

    Health and Wellness

    19.) Mindfulness without the Woo Woo

    Four Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27; noon to 1:15 p.m., University Club & Alumni Center, 2nd floor Rotunda, Belknap Campus; Free: employees, spouses, qualifying adults

    Decrease your stress and find more daily satisfaction with this evidence-based KORU workshop. The course is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of skills that calm and focus your mind and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling stressed or are just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome.

    Additional Information: Register via email

     

    Grand Rounds

    20.) Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    September 29, 8-9 a.m., HSC Campus, Baxter Buidling Auditorium

    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Martin E. Brown, MD will present “Update on Inclusion Body Myositis” on Thursday.

    Additional Information: Watch live online and receive CME credit

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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.