Monday Memo, March 8, 2021

Celebrate Women's History Month!

In honor of Women's History Month, join Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies tomorrow at 7 p.m. for the annual Auerbach Lecture which will be held on Zoom. Register to attend by clicking the button below. 

Dr. Rebecca Jordan-Young. Dr. Jordan-Young is an interdisciplinary feminist scientist and science studies scholar whose work explores the reciprocal relations between science and the social hierarchies of gender, sexuality, class, and race. She is the author of Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences. 



Call for Applications for Director of the Commonwealth Center for Humanities & Society 

The dean invites applications for a new CCHS director, to begin July 1, 2021.

  • The director’s main responsibilities are to manage the Faculty Fellows Program and the Arts & Culture Partnership. With staff support, CCHS also coordinates “Meet the Professor” lunches; an internship program; various community-facing events (e.g., “short classes” at LFPL, talks at the Filson Historical Society, and the Speed Museum); and the college’s Account for Academic Publishing. More information on CCHS.
  • Terms of appointment: 2 course releases per academic year; 1/9 salary supplement on base.
  • Please send a CV and letter of interest to Susan Ryan by April 2, 2021.

Woodcock Medal nominations due tomorrow, March 9

The Woodcock Medal is considered the most prestigious recognition of accomplishment by an undergraduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences. The medal is awarded each year to “an outstanding senior whose personal characteristics and superior scholarship give promise of constructive leadership in society.” Letters of nomination should be sent to Joy Hart by Tuesday, March 9th.

2021 Trustees Award nominations open

The Board of Trustees is accepting nominations for the 2021 Trustees Award. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., April 1. This award recognizes faculty who have had an extraordinary impact on students. The recipient(s) will receive a $5,000 award which will be presented at University Commencement on May 8, 2021. Nominations may be submitted here. For more information, please contact Jake Beamer, 852-5795, or visit the webpage.

Calling All Faculty: Apply for the 2021 Green Threads / Green Tapestries Workshop

Want to integrate themes of ecological, social & economic stewardship into your courses? The Sustainability Council invites full- and part-time faculty, instructors & GTA Academy members from ANY discipline to apply for the 2021 Green Threads teaching enrichment program. Former participants are welcome in Green Tapestries. We’ll explore ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum. You’ll earn a $500 honorarium & an interdisciplinary collegial network. Apply by 3/31 with Chair’s approval. 

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Vote for the winner of the 2021 A&S Study Abroad Photo Contest

It is that time of year again- to vote in the 2021 A&S Photo Contest! This year the theme is "Quarantine," since so many Study Abroad students were sent home early. There are six categories and a spot for Best Overall in the contest. Voting will close on Wednesday, March 10th. Click the button below to vote, and email Mattie Perez if you encounter any problems. 



Brown Bag with the Dean

Dean Owen is having an informal, brown bag lunch meeting this Friday, 12:00-1:00 PM. If you would like to join him, please add this Teams link to your calendar.

Conversation with Simon Sinek now available to watch

In celebration of the launch of UofL's Employee Success Center, President Neeli Bendapudi hosted an engaging and candid chat on February 22 with author and speaker, Simon Sinek, regarding his focus on creating a great workplace culture. Sinek’s TED Talk is the third most-watched of all time and describes how great leaders transform their teams. You can still catch the conversation on YouTube, and it well worth watching!

SKY Online Happiness Retreat

UofL Health Promotion and the Employee Success Center are partnering to offer the SKY Online Happiness Retreat on April 14-16 (from 9am-12pm each day) to spread mental health awareness and positivity in these difficult times. The retreat is for 100 staff and faculty participants on a first come, first served basis.

Venue, Date, and Time: Three live sessions conducted on Microsoft Teams by certified facilitators from the International Association for Human Values (IAHV).

  • Apr 14th (Wed) | 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Apr 15th (Thurs) | 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Apr 16th (Fri) | 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Campus-wide Listening Session on March 4

A&S Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Student Government Association (SGA) and Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion present “White Nationalists' Attacks on Campus: What is the Role of White People in Dismantling Racism?” This workshop for UofL faculty and staff will be conducted by Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice (LSURJ) on March 12, 11:00 a.m. (Friday). More about LSURJ & SURJ: and

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New CCHS Faculty Fellows announced

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Faculty Fellows for the Commonwealth Center for Humanities & Society! This year's theme is "Forms of Engagement: Scholarship & the Social Turn."

  • Carrie Mott (Geography and Geosciences) - "Settler Colonial Materialities in the Yakima Valley: White Supremacy through Infrastructure"
  • Kalasia S. Ojeh (Pan-African Studies) - "Reintroducing William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois: Scientific Scholarship as a Model for Social Activism"
  • Lucian Rothe (Classical and Modern Languages) - "Connecting Through Language(s): Empowering Communities on Campus and Beyond"
  • Mary P. Sheridan (English) - "Community Listening in, with, and against Whiteness at a PWI"
  • Cara K. Snyder (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) - "Trans(form)ing Futebol"
  • Sidney Monroe Williams (Theatre Arts) - "Theatre for Social Change: A Creative Blueprint Towards Collective Liberation"