Have your COVID-19 questions answered in an ‘Ask Aaron’ webinar
Students, faculty and staff from every IU campus who have COVID-19-related questions can have them answered in an upcoming webinar by Dr. Aaron Carroll, one of the leaders of Indiana University’s COVID-19 Medical Response Team.
The next webinar is Nov. 18. Three are planned next month: Dec. 2, 9 and 16. Additional “Ask Aaron” webinars are being planned through the remainder of the academic year.
The live Q&A sessions will include topics such as:
The deadline to get a flu shot is Dec. 1 for all IU employees, as well as students who are studying or working on campus after Nov. 20.
IU Bloomington is offering walk-in flu shot clinics at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Learn more about opportunities to get one on campus before Thanksgiving break, or how to let IU know you were already vaccinated, on IU’s COVID-19 website.
IU law professor named to Biden transition team
Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor Dawn Johnsen has been named to one of President-elect Joe Biden’s agency review teams as part of his transition to the White House.
Johnsen will serve on the Department of Justice team.
According to a document prepared by the Biden-Harris Transition, members of the agency review teams are responsible for understanding the operations of the agency they are reviewing to ensure a smooth transfer of power and to allow President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to be ready to govern when they take office.
Mueller, who joined the IU Bloomington faculty in 2019, is known for her research on health, particularly on youth suicide and the impact it has on schools and communities. Since 2007, the suicide rate for youth in the U.S. has been steadily increasing, as has school violence.
Mueller’s research focuses on identifying the social roots of adolescent suicide and suicide clusters, as well as evidence-based school and community strategies to promote youth well-being and reduce suicide.
Power down on campus when working remotely
Sustain IU is encouraging faculty and staff who will be working remotely when classes are conducted online from Nov. 30 to Feb. 7 to participate in the Winter Session Power Down.
Powering down campus work spaces reduces the passive energy consumption of campus buildings. This can be accomplished by turning off all equipment, unplugging all appliances and supporting efficient heating.
Take advantage of free LinkedIn Learning access
IU Human Resources has partnered with LinkedIn Learning to offer students, faculty and staff free access to 15,000 expert-led courses and videos on skills related to your area of study or interest.
Popular courses include:
Mental health while working from home.
Supporting the whole self at work.
The six morning habits of high performers.
Confronting bias: Thriving across our differences.
Body language and women at work.
Skill-based courses such as Zoom, Microsoft, Adobe.