Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
UofL was recently named a Tree Campus USA for the seventh year by the Arbor Day Foundation. The university has also garnered the highest ranking of any Kentucky college in the Sierra Club’s “Cool School” list at No. 51.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Kate Snyder, assistant professor in the Department of counseling and Human Development, has been named the National Association for Gifted Children’s 2017 Early Scholar. The award is presented to individuals who are within 10 years of having received their doctorate and have made significant contributions through research regarding the education of gifted and talented children.
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.
Don’t forget to Enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts during Open Enrollment
If you want to have a health care or dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), you must log on and enroll, even if you had one last year. Your previous year election for FSA will not rollover. Visit Louisville.edu/hr/oe for full details and to enroll. Benefits Open Enrollment ends Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.
#SelfieWithASnowman: Come celebrate the launch of UofL’s Winter Session
October 24, 12:15-1 p.m, Belknap Campus between Strickler Hall and Davidson Hall
Warnock Street exit now ‘University Blvd.’
Those arriving to campus via I-65 may have noticed a change beginning Monday. Exit 133 is now referenced as “University Blvd.,” instead of “Warnock Street.” The signage is the only change. The route to campus from Exit 133 remains the same.
The Department of Criminal Justice’s 23rd Annual Career and Internship Fair
October 25, 1-4 p.m., Bigelow Hall in the Miller Information Technology Center
Representatives will be present from local, state and federal agencies as well as UofL’s professional schools, to provide information on career and/or internship opportunities in the field of Criminal Justice and related areas. All majors are welcome. Visit our website for additional information and list of attending agencies.
Additional Information: Website
Fright Light Halloween Party
October 28, 1-4 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $5/person
Fiendish family fun abounds at our annual Fright Light Halloween Party. There will be ghoulish fun activities and treats for kids and everyone gets to rock out to Purple People Eaters, Monster Mash and other great songs in the delightful Fright Light Laser Music Show. Shows are at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and activities run from 1-3:30 p.m. No free admits or special rates.
Reminder: Cap and Gown Ordering for December 2017 Commencement Ceremony
The deadline to order apparel for faculty and students is Tuesday, October 31, at midnight. Graduation participants should visit the commencement website for information on the ceremony and to place a cap and gown order.
Musculoskeletal Pathology Review and Update Course available
October 27, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, Ekstrom Library, Room 302, 2215 S. 3rd St.; Residents/Students: free, faculty, $50
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is hosting this 1½ day CME course on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. It will focus on current concepts in musculoskeletal oncology including histology, radiology and management of bone and soft tissue tumors.
Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902
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
John Pulleyn discusses ‘Zen & Everyday Life’
October 28, 1:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
John Pulleyn will speak on the subject of “Zen and Everyday Life: How this ancient tradition is especially relevant in modern times.” A question and answer period will follow. Pulleyn has been practicing Zen for nearly 50 years, working with the late Roshi Philip Kapleau, founder of the Rochester (NY) Zen Center and author of “Three Pillars of Zen,” as well as Kapleau’s successor, the current Abbot, Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede. Presented by the Dept. of Philsophy and the Louisville Zen Center.
Additional Information: 502-276-5738, email
‘Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America’ screening and panel discussion
October 30, 7 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
Presented as part of the 24th “Real Latin America” Film Festival. Moises is not a legal immigrant. We soon learn that Moises also happens to be gay, and in North Carolina, that presents another set of challenges. Moises’ larger crusade as an activist is to expand the rights of undocumented people trying to survive in America. Touching upon relevant issues such as DACA, the DREAM Act, and DOCA, Forbidden highlights the need for advocacy and awareness. Trailer available online.
Additional Information: Email
Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series
October 27, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series, Student Presentation
October 26, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
Green Tip: UofL Sustainability Week rolls on with Local Food Showcase & Fair
Sustainability Week is your chance to get involved and take action! Today features a Local Food Showcase 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. On Thursday, enjoy the season’s last Gray Street Farmers’ Market from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with a special bike maintenance skill-share station with Falls City Community Bikeworks – bring your bike.
Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip – Health effects of burning coal
Burning coal releases mercury. After mercury is released to the air, it is deposited in bodies of water where it is converted to methylmercury (an organic form) that accumulates in fish tissues. Humans are exposed to mercury primarily through the consumption of contaminated fish. Methlymercury’s neurotoxic effects are particularly threatening to child development. Continued exposure in early childhood can result in learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. You can make a difference.
Health and Wellness
Strengthen your core with Pilates
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
Make a splash with Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness
Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 7, 12-12:45 p.m., Natatorium, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and Spouse/QA
Are you looking for a form of exercise that is easy on the joints and big on fun? Join Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness class for the 2017 Fall semester. The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, joint pain relief and much more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not). Register today.
Relax and take a moment of mindfulness
Tuesdays, 5:30-5:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for UofL employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA
Go with the flow with Power Vinyasa
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
Endocrinology Grand Rounds
October 25, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
Join us as Prasanthi Pasala, MD, Fellow, Pediatric Endocrinology, Virginia Commonwealth University, presents, “Growth Hormone Therapy: Childhood – Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency and the Transition to Adulthood.”
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