Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
UofL is one of 239 schools to earn a community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which is awarded to schools that demonstrate excellence in community involvement.
Faculty and staff notables
Dr. Irina Kirpich, assistant professor of Medicine and Pharmacology & Toxicology, has been selected as the Chair-elect of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Nutrition Division. Her term will run from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Kirpich does research on the effects of dietary fats and their metabolites on the development and progression of alcohol-induced organ injury.
UofL Today with Mark Hebert
WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively. Segments can be found on YouTube.
Monday, December 11: Stephanie Allen is graduating this month with a degree in criminal justice. But the single mother got expelled from high school and nearly flunked out of UofL.
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:
Monday, Dec. 11: UofL’s accreditation is no longer on probation from SACSSOC. Assoc. Provost Connie Shumake discusses UofL’s work to resolve this issue. Anne Banks discusses UofL’s four family and geriatric clinics that have received a special designation for their care. Evan McMahon and Shannon Karol from the Speed Museum talk about relationship with UofL students.
Tuesday, Dec. 12: Associate AD Kim Maffet and grad students Sarah Walker and Bruce Dougherty talk about Adidas internship program. Interview with Kathrin Switzer, first woman to run Boston Marathon, who was guest speaker at UofL.
Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel
(Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): 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: Training students to handle the special health care needs of intellectually and developmentally disabled adults – Drs. Priya Chandon from UofL and Matt Holder from Lee Specialty Clinic discuss. Stacie Steinbock and Brian Buford talk about UofL’s program of training health students on special needs of LGBTQ patients.
Discovery Benefits is new vendor for Flexible Spending Accounts in 2018
As communicated during Open Enrollment, there will be a new vendor for flexible spending accounts (FSA) in 2018 called Discovery Benefits. If you enrolled in a FSA for 2018, you have likely already received a welcome email from Discovery Benefits to set up your login information for their online portal, if you wish to use it. To do so, you will be asked to provide your name, your mailing address zip code and your employee ID (your SSN is not required). You will also receive a welcome letter mailed to your home address. For more information about FSAs for 2018 and contact information for Discovery Benefits, visit the website.
Check out the newly updated Human Resources Policy Library
The Human Resources Policy Library has been updated. If it has been a while since you last reviewed it, please take a few moments to check it out. Changes due to the university’s updated compensation philosophy are reflected in appointment rates, pay adjustments, additional and supplemental pay and institutional base pay. Policy 4.20 (Other Leaves) was newly created to include many existing leave categories and the Temporary Medical Leave policy now stands alone and is updated to reflect the university’s procedures. In addition to these specific changes, administrator policies were incorporated throughout the HR Policy Library in an effort to streamline all staff and administrator policies into one policy library. Click here to view the updated Human Resources Library.
Discounted bowl game tickets available for faculty, staff, students
The University of Louisville Athletics Department is offering discounted ticket prices for faculty, staff and students to attend our football team’s bowl game in Jacksonville, Florida. Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and the 8-4 Cards will take on Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday, December 30. We expect UofL fans to continue the tradition of turning out in big numbers for our bowl game. But it’s important to buy your tickets through UofL to secure seats in the Cardinals sections, help UofL sell its allotment of tickets and create a home field advantage for CardNation. UofL employees – click on the link for employee ticket deal and enter promo code EMPLOYEE. Students, just click on your student account – no promo code needed.
Julie Weber memorial service
December 13, 4-6:30 p.m., University Club
Staff Senate to meet today
Dec. 11, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium
Notice for H-1B and O-1 Visa Holders
If you currently hold H-1B or O-1 visa status and are traveling abroad over the winter break, with the intent to apply for a visa stamp at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy, contact University Counsel for an employment verification letter to present at your visa interview.
Angel Tree for Animals
December 19, Houchens LL Lobby: HSC SPHIS
Book collection drive
Through Dec. 18
UofL Fire Marshal shares safety suggestions for holiday break
Dwain Archer, the UofL Fire Marshal, reminds faculty, staff and students to observe a number of fire safety suggestions before leaving on holiday vacation. They are available online.
Louisville Chapter of SFN and SPOG’s Holiday Food Drive
Through Dec. 20
Central Receiving relocated
Central Receiving is now located at the Surplus Warehouse, 1901 S. Floyd Street. For questions, please call 852-5890.
Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Month Planning Conference Call
January 17, 11 a.m.
Paris Simulation Center Tour
December 13, noon to 2 p.m., Paris Simulation Center, Instructional Bldg. B, Room 307; Free
Dare to Care donations being collected
Through Dec. 14, Gardiner Hall, Schneider Hall, Stevenson Hall
Cardinal Jr. Winter Tennis Camp available
December 17, 2-5 p.m., Dec. 20-23, 1-4 p.m., Bass-Rudd Tennis Center; $60 per day
Biochemistry Seminar today
Dec. 11, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
Training and Workshops
Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Training
December 14, 9-11:15 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC; Free
Health and Wellness
Act now to earn $480 in support of your good health in 2018
Get Healthy Now has extended the enrollment opportunity until Dec. 20, 2017. This extension allows employees additional time to complete a biometric screening (optional) and take the online health assessment required for participation in the employee wellness program, and to earn the $40 monthly premium.
Join Darrell Griffith, GHN team and others at the wellness center holiday open house
December 13, 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free, Open to all UofL Employees & GHN members
Get Healthy Now to host book signing with Tom Owen and Sherri Pawson
December 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center
YMCA access for UofL employees over holiday break
Dec. 21–Jan. 2, YMCAs of Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana; Free, faculty and staff
Stay calm and salsa on
December 13, 5-5:30 p.m., Studio A (2nd floor), Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd.; Free for employees, spouses & QAs
Adolescent MDD/Depression 12 to 17 Years Old
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