Monday Memo, June 7, 2021


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Anonymous Feedback

Interim Dean David Owen is committed to making A&S an inclusive and equitable work environment where the Cardinal Principal of “Respect” is valued and put into action. However, he needs your input in order to achieve that goal. Please submit your feedback using our anonymous feedback tool.


UofL Remote Work Policy

View the UofL Remote Work Policy and Remote Work Arrangement & Equipment Maintenance Agreement on our "Working Remotely" resource page. Note that the formal version of this policy will not be available in the university’s Policy and Procedures Library until July 1, 2021, when the policy goes into effect.

Parking permit information

As employees begin transitioning back to campus, please note that there are several parking options. The 2020-21 parking permits will expire on Aug. 22, 2021. The parking permit fee is prorated bi-weekly. Also, single-day permits are available for employees who only need to park on campus occasionally.

For more information, please visit the employees tab on the webpage or contact Gary Becker, 852-7221.

Get Healthy Now has new vendor and requirements

This year, Health Advocate will be Get Healthy Now's new vendor. If you participate in Get Healthy Now, beginning June 1 you will be able to log in and access your new Health Advocate account. 

Employees must earn 480 wellness points between June 1 and November 30, 2021 to qualify for the $40 monthly incentive in 2022. Completion of the Personal Health Profile, which is worth 200 wellness points, will be required to earn your $40 GHN incentive. The remaining 280 wellness points may be earned through a variety of activities/programs and must be completed by November 30, 2021. The program is a great way to connect with others, promote well-being and encourage motivation.

More details will be forthcoming. Meanwhile, visit here for more information


Upcoming Juneteenth Lecture Series

Monday June 14, 2021 (kickoff)
Juneteenth: A long time coming
Special Guest: Melissa Harris Perry
12:00-1:30 PM
Hybrid virtual event/SAC Ballroom; Register here.

Tuesday June 15, 2021
Learning Cafe: Juneteenth-The Cost of Independence. The history of what it really means to be free.
Lamont Collins, Owner of Roots 101 African American Museum
12:00-1:00 PM
Microsoft Teams; Register here

Wednesday June 16, 2021 
Happy Hour 
Virtue Bar & Grill
5:30-7:30 PM
103 W Oak St. Louisville, KY 40202

Thursday June 17, 2021
Noir Louisville Juneteenth Experience - Educating and Celebrating Juneteent
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Zoom; Register here. Deadline to sign up is Monday, June 14 at 5 pm. 

Monday June 21, 2021
The Taboo of Race: Color-blind Racism and the Violent Brain
Prof. Oliver Rollins (Sociology) - Author of The Making and Unmaking of The Violent Brain
12:00-1:00 PM
Microsoft Teams; RSVP to Diane Whitlock at


Community engagement via healthcare ethics

Prof. Lauren Freeman (Philosophy) is delivering a lecture series for Norton Healthcare titled "Setting the Standard: Inclusive Care for the LGBTQ+ Community." The first session was on June 2, but there are two more sessions - July 7 and August 4. For more information, click on the flyer button below. 

Take it from Prof. Lackey!

Prof. Alycia Lackey (Biology) was featured in a news article in Nature. The article focuses on the experiences of new PIs who started their labs during the pandemic, as well as their advice to others on how to establish their labs under difficult circumstances. It's an interesting reading, and useful for anyone starting in a new position. 

A winning proposal

Prof. Linda Fuselier, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, and Michelle Rodems from the School of Interdisciplinary & Graduate Studies are receiving approximately $44,000 in funding for their proposal. They had the winning idea in the "Enterprise Design Thinking" Think Tank competition. Funds will go to an undergraduate mentored research program that incudes a mentoring academy in SIGS.

Angela Storey and Rachel Hopp are second and third from the left respectively.

Storey and Hopp recognized for innovative teaching 

The TILL Teaching Innovation Award is an annual award which honors the University of Louisville’s outstanding faculty who demonstrate a commitment to student engagement and learning through their work on one or more innovative teaching practices. The new award recognizes the importance of teaching excellence among UofL faculty and offers individual recognition to instructors who explore new methods for fostering learning. Read about the 2021 A&S award recipients Angela Storey (Anthropology) and Rachel Hopp (Biology) by clicking on their names. Teaching Innovation Award winners will be featured in a concurrent session at the 2022 Celebration of Teaching and Learning and receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Important research on eating disorder outcomes

Rowan Hunt, a clinical psychology PhD graduate student, and Dr. Cheri Levinson, Director of the Eating Anxiety Treatment Lab, received a diversity supplement to 1R15MH121445-01A1 from the National Institute of Mental Health. Ms. Hunt will be completing the project Clarifying the Role of Suicidal Ideation in Eating Disorder Outcomes and Relapse with this supplement, as well as receiving two years of training under this award.