Monday Memo August 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Mandatory COVID testing began today for students, faculty, and staff who spend ANY time on campus.

Services are available at the following sites:

  • Student Activities Center – 8 AM to noon, 1 to 5 PM
  • Cardinal Stadium Purple “A” lot (drive-through) – 8 AM to noon, 1 to 5 PM (Closed Sept. 3 and 4)
  • Student Recreation Center – 8 AM to noon, 1 to 5 PM
  • Abell Administration Building – 7 to 11AM, noon to 4 PM

Registration is recommended but not required. Head to the Coronavirus FAQ page for more info and to schedule your appointment.

Still have questions about COVID-19 protocols and operations? Contact Business Operations, open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

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Staff Anniversaries

Congratulations to A&S staff celebrating anniversaries in August!

  • Mark Mashuta 28 years
  • Keneka Cheatham 24 years
  • Neal Stolowich 22 years
  • Terri Norris 22 years
  • Joel Evans 22 years
  • Kirsten Armstrong 21 years
  • Tatyana Tarakanova 20 years
  • Diane Penrod 19 years
  • Robin Carroll 18 years
  • Matthew Church 18 years
  • Tiffany Dillard Knox 15 years Lutz Haberzettl 14 years
  • Carol Singleton 13 years
  • Megan Clifton 11 years
  • Benjamin Rogers 10 years
  • Amanda LeDuke 9 years
  • Melissa Benningfield 6 years
  • Cassandra Book 5 years
  • Zach McIntosh 4 years
  • Karoline Gardner 3 years
  • Joshua Boydston 1 year

Great Place to Learn

CJ alum bakes up a sweet solution to empower businesswomen

Abigail Mattingly (Criminal Justice, '17) recently expanded her popular cookie bakery into Bourbon Baekehouse, a commercial kitchen and women’s development center. Read the full article here (or click the image above).


A quest for freedom: The diary of a young Black man raised in Louisville's West End

A&S student Quintez Brown (Pan African Studies, Political Science) wraps up his summer internship with the Courier-Journal with a powerful piece chronicling a week in his lifeas a young Black man growing up west of Ninth Street. " We’re blamed when militarized police forces brutalize us. We’re blamed when we’re killed by those police forces. We’re blamed for our environment. We’re blamed for our schools. And too many of us accept this." Great Place to Work

Rabin publishes new volume in Cambridge Elements series

Kudos to Prof. Andrew Rabin (English) on the publication of Crime and Punishment in Anglo-Saxon England, part of Cambridge University Press's Elements in England in the Early Medieval World series. It is available for free online through Sept. 18.

Miracle Monocle recognized as digital publishing model

Prof. Sarah Strickley (English), editor of Miracle Monocle, will be advising the student editorial team of University of Houston's Glass Mountain(one of the leading undergrad journals in the country) as they shift to digital publishing. "For better or worse, the pandemic has forced many journals to finally let go of their print operations," says Strickley. "I'm hopeful that the workflow pathways we established when we went fully remote last semester might provide a useful template for other editorial teams attempting to navigate safety protocols in the context of pressing deadlines. We've been online since our inception and have much to share with others now making the leap online." Great Place to Invest

#RaiseSomeL ambassador launch event

Raise Some L is October 20-21 this year! Don't miss the virtual training event for day of giving ambassadors on September 1. Learn more about day of giving, how to sign up as an ambassador to raise funds on the day, and some tips on how to be a successful ambassador. This is your chance to make an impact and raise funds for an area you're passionate about.

New to day of giving? Raise Some L is a 30-hour Cardinal call to action to all students, alumni, faculty, staff, and fans to do two simple things:

  1.  Make a gift
  2. Spread the word - #RaiseSomeL

Join us to learn more about how you can make an impact and let’s #RaiseSomeL!

Cardinal Anti-Racism Agenda

Congratulations to Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards on her appointment as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, to begin October 1. 

Dr. Dawson-Edwards brings to the role a deep commitment to belonging, equity, and social justice, along with considerable administrative experience, and a track record of engagement with our local community. She has served as chair of the Department of Criminal Justice since 2018, directs the Social Change program, and previously served as acting director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. She is a passionate educator who is an exemplar of a justice-oriented scholar. Throughout her career, she has worked tirelessly for institutional change, always striving to bring greater equity and inclusion to the policies and practices of organizations. She also currently serves on the national board of the ACLU, and has worked with JCPS, conducting professional development trainings and consulting on restorative justice practices.


Garden Commons Workdays

Thursdays, 12:00 PM
The Sustainability Council has relaunched weekly group workdays in UofL's organic Garden Commons in its new location at the southwest corner of Strickler Hall, east of the Speed Art Museum Parking Garage, and across the walkway from the Biology Department's Korfhage Native Plant Garden!

Join us to learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits!

In the News

From apartheid to affirmative action: Sen. Mitch McConnell's complicated history on race (Courier-Journal, 8/13/20) Prof. Dewey Clayton (Political Science) quoted.

Legal panel weighs in on possible charges, obstacles in prosecuting officers in Breonna Taylor case (WDRB, 8/14/20) Prof. Michael Losavio (Criminal Justice) quoted.

Is QAnon taking over America? Not so fast (The Guardian, 8/18/20) Op-ed co-authored by Prof. Adam Enders (Political Science)

Trump vs. Biden Is an American History Rerun (New York Times, 8/19/20) Prof. Adam Enders (Political Science) cited. More Monday Memo?