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March 10, 2014 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Mar 10, 2014 08:28 AM

Announcements submitted for inclusion in the March 10, 2014 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

1.) Staff Development can help with difficult supervisor/employee conversations

2.) Dealing with disciplinary issues? Attend ‘The Dos and Don’ts of Corrective Action’

3.) Social Media Management

Information Technology

4.) ULink offline for maintenance March 12

5.) Be wary of phishing phone calls

Miscellaneous

6.) Last chance to travel with President Ramsey on the Castles of the Rhine River tour

7.) Reserve your spot for Transformation Tea

8.) Faculty/staff can nominate juniors for Mortar Board

9.) Student Activities Center offers online auction preview

Professional Development

10.) DEHS offering lab safety, hazardous waste training and radiation safety orientation

Talks

11.) CGeMM Seminar

12.) Biochemistry Seminar

13.) Brown Bag Series, Grant Crafting: Finding Funding

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

HR Items of Interest

1.) Staff Development can help with difficult supervisor/employee conversations

3 p.m. March 12, Room 109, Abell Building

Free

Supervisors and managers often look for the “perfect time” to discuss issues or hope employees will make changes on their own. It is hard to have conversations about sensitive subjects, but it is important to address these issues so that employees are performing to the best of their ability. Staff Development will offer a two-hour session on having difficult conversations with your employees. In this workshop participants will learn best practices in having difficult conversations.

Additional Information: Registration. Questions for Brett Steele.

2.) Dealing with disciplinary issues? Attend ‘The Dos and Don’ts of Corrective Action’

2 p.m. March 13, Room 103A, Human Resources Building

Free

Discussing disciplinary action in the workplace can be a difficult conversation to have with employees. Please attend our workshop and engage in a “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”-style game show while learning about UofL’s corrective action policy. We will discuss job performance and work-related conduct with a shared objective of improving unsatisfactory job performance or correcting unacceptable work-related behaviors.

Additional Information: Register here. Questions for Brett Steele.

3.) Social Media Management

10 a.m. March 18, Room 103A, Human Resources

Free

We will go over how to setup Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram accounts and how to manage them from an end-user and university standpoint. In addition, we will discuss best practices and UofL policies for social media.

Additional Information: Registration, Questions for Brett Steele.

Information Technology

4.) ULink offline for maintenance March 12

The ULink Portal will be offline for maintenance from 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, to 8 a.m. Thursday, March 13. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information on IT’s Financial and Portal Tools upgrade, visit louisville.edu/it/departments/information-systems/peoplesoft/financials-9.2-upgrade.

5.) Be wary of phishing phone calls

IT has received reports of phishing calls from blocked phone numbers with no caller ID displayed. The caller informs users their PC may be infected and instructs them to go to a web site or click a link. Legitimate callers will always display a university identity on your device’s caller ID. Never follow instructions, open web pages or click links requested by an unknown source. Be suspicious of messages requesting action, and validate the identity of the messenger before taking action.

Additional Information: Please report any incidents to the IT HelpDesk at 852-7997 or helpdesk@louisville.edu.

Miscellaneous

6.) Last chance to travel with President Ramsey on the Castles of the Rhine River tour

June 14 – 21

This magnificent Rhine River Cruise from Zurich/Basel, Switzerland, to Amsterdam includes tours, all meals, all gratuities on board, unlimited wine and beer with dinner, and champagne with breakfast. The magnificent Avalon Visionary is a spectacular ship featuring the new “panorama suites.” For only $2599 a person (price subject to increase), spend seven days cruising the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. The entire ship was totally booked with UofL passengers but due to recent cancellations, a few cabins are now available. For additional information, please contact the Platinum Travel Group Department at 502-425-2400 or 1-866-549-8687 or email them at Groups@Platinumtvl.com. Download the brochure here.

7.) Reserve your spot for Transformation Tea

3 p.m. April 16, conference room, Shumaker Research Building

Free; reservations required

Reservations are being accepted for the annual Transformation Tea for Women. The Tea began in 1997 as an open forum for the diverse spectrum of women of color and allies at UofL and offers women the opportunity to empower one another by sharing concerns, problems and positive suggestions. The theme is “Stepping Out: The Journey to Mental, Physical and Social Well Being” and will include a speaker, networking opportunities, presentation of the Unsung SHERO award and door prizes.

Additional Information: Reservations must be made by Friday, April 4. For more details, email Phyllis M. Webb or Georgette Moore.

8.) Faculty/staff can nominate juniors for Mortar Board

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students to apply for Mortar Board National Senior Honorary. Requirements are excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. The chapter is active in service to campus and the community with book drives, soup kitchen help and public lectures. Requirements include a GPA of 3.2 and 90 credit hours by August 2014. Applications are due by Friday, March 21. Faculty/staff may also email nominee names to advisor Gerry Williger. Additional information and applications.

9.) Student Activities Center offers online auction preview

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 14-15, Room E101, Swain Student Activities Center, Belknap Campus

The Student Activities Center, in conjunction with Surplus Property and McGinnis Auctions, will hold an online-only auction of exercise equipment. The equipment will be available for preview in room E101 of the Student Activities Center, located at 2100 S. Floyd Street. The list of auction items, along with photos of each auction lot, can be found on the McGinnis Auction website under “Current Online Auctions”.

Additional Information: Susan Carmack, mailto:sjcarm01@louisville.edu, 852-2986 http://mcginnisauctions.com/site/home.asp

Professional Development

10.) DEHS offering lab safety, hazardous waste training and radiation safety orientation

9 a.m. – noon March 13, auditorium, Donald Baxter I Research Building, HSC

Free

Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste session from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Recurrent training for lab employees is required every three years. Individuals who will work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which is from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring employee/student ID number to sign-in.

Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956.

Talks

11.) CGeMM Seminar

Noon March 11, Room 614, Homberger Library, Building A, HSC

Liang Wang, MD, associate professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, will present “Cancer Genetic Markers for Risk Assessment, Early Detection and Outcome Prediction.”

Additional Information: Janice Burkett

12.) Biochemistry Seminar

Noon March 10, Room 614, Homberger Library, Building A, HSC

BMB Graduate Student Jennifer A. Clark will present “Aerobic Glycolysis in the Pathogenesis of Medulloblastoma.”

Additional Information: Janice Burkett

13.) Brown Bag Series, Grant Crafting: Finding Funding

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 13, Room 139, Shumaker Research Building

Free

Brown Bag Series is presented by the A&S Research Office, in collaboration with the CEHD Research Office. This session, led by Susanna Cornett, grant manager specialist, will focus on finding sources of funding, including from the federal government and the Foundation Center. The presentation will last about 45 minutes with time after for questions/discussion. Future sessions will cover a variety of topics related to producing superior, fundable proposals. All are welcome to attend. RSVP to Teresa Wilkins, 852-5588. Event page.

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