April 10, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, April 10, 2018



    The UofL Sustainability Council has launched its “Arbor Day to Earth Day” crowdfunding campaign to create a fund that would allow to invest the money using socially responsible investing methods, then use the proceeds to fund philanthropic projects. The goal is to raise $5,000, an amount that would then be matched by Just Money Advisors.




    For the first time, resident physicians from the University of Louisville earned a top 10 finish in the American Psychiatric Association’s MindGames National Residency Team Competition. UofL residents Laura Romer, MD, Svetlana Famina, MD, and Melissa Sullivan, MD, finished fourth out of more than 100 psychiatry programs across the U.S. that took the hour-long online exam testing knowledge of patient care, medicine and psychiatric history.




    Ten grants totaling nearly $1.9 million were recently received by UofL faculty and staff. Here’s the list



    Nominations open for Distinguished Faculty Awards and Outstanding Performance Awards

    The President and Provost are pleased to announce the return of the Distinguished Faculty Awards and, for staff, the Outstanding Performance Awards.

    • Distinguished Faculty: The university honors faculty who bring distinction to the university in three categories: Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Awards; Distinguished Service Awards; and Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards. Each recipient will receive an academic medallion and a cash award of $1,000. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 11. Nominations can be made online.
    • Outstanding Performance: The university also recognizes classified and professional/administrative staff for excellent performance and commitment to service. Each recipient will receive a plaque, $1,000 cash award and a letter of appreciation for his or her personnel file. Nomination deadline is Friday, April 13. Nominations can be made online.

    New chemical hazardous waste management requirements for work areas

    Due to new EPA requirements, effective immediately, personnel who work with chemicals and generate chemical hazardous waste must meet new chemical waste container labeling requirements. Additionally, work locations that store hazardous chemicals and/or hazardous waste must complete an All Hazard Door Sign by May 15 that can be readily seen by an emergency responder. To view these new requirements, please visit the DEHS website under “Announcements.” 
    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956, or Tim Mulliger, 852-2830


    Book sale in Bingham

    April 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bingham Humanities 1st floor foyer; All books less than $2
    This book sale is run by the English Graduate Organization and will run from Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 19, 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. Cash only.


    Documentary Screening: Talking Black in America

    April 12, 4:30-7 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    Dr. Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University and executive producer, joins the University of Louisville community for a screening of his critically acclaimed documentary. A Q&A will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
    Additional Information: Email


    MTRP to host celebration for graduates

    April 25, 5-6:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, SAC
    The UofL College of Education and Human Development’s Minority Teacher Recruitment Project, which has been renamed the Multicultural Teacher Recruitment Program (MTRP), is hosting a celebration for its May 2018 graduates. Everyone is invited to attend.
    Additional Information: Sherry Durham


    Spring is a great time to start an orthodontic treatment plan at the

    The UofL School of Dentistry is are offering free orthodontic consultations and a $230 credit toward the cost of braces if treatment begins by the end of May 2018. Call 502-852-7645 for an appointment. Learn more online uofl.me/yourdentalhome *This promotion may not be combined with any other offer.

    COI – Manage, Reduce, Eliminate

    April 11, 1-3 p.m., Schumaker Room 139

    What is the Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF)? Why must it be completed annually? This free and open event will provide answers to those questions and more. The two hour session will include information related to policy and procedures utilized at the University of Louisville, including a detailed discussion of the disclosure process. *Individuals needing certification for NSF, NIH or another funding agency are encouraged to attend.*
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website 


    GHN Historical Walking Tour with Tom Owen

    April 11, 12-12:50 p.m., Ekstrom Library; Free
    Historical Walking Wednesdays with UofL’s Tom Owen are back for 2018. Get Healthy Now is sponsoring Historical Walking Tours through Belknap campus every Wednesday from April 11 to April 25. Those interested in participating will meet up at the Ekstrom Library Porch (interior of campus side, across from Humanities Building). The tours will be led by Dr. Tom Owen, veteran walking tour raconteur and local historian, who has been an archivist at UofL’s Archives and Special Collections for 43 years.
    Additional Information: Website


    Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks this week

    Recipients of the 2018 Grawemeyer Awards will present their award-winning ideas at the University of Louisville and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary April 10-12. All of the talks are free and open to the public:

    • April 10: Scott Straus, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 1 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library.
    • April 10: Sara Goldrick-Rab, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Education, 5 p.m., Chao Auditorium.
    • April 10: A presentation by JoAnne Marie Terrell will focus on the work of Grawemeyer Award for Religion winner James H. Cone, 7 p.m., Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Road.
    • April 11: Robert Sternberg, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Psychology, noon, Middleton Auditorium.
    • April 12: Danish composer Bent Sorensen, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, 3 p.m., Bird Recital Hall, School of Music.

    Surfing to the Extremes: How Social Media is Polarizing Public Opinion

    April 12, 12-1 p.m., University Club; $15/person and $10/student
    Jason Gainous, professor of Political Science, will talk about how social media has dramatically altered the way citizens get news and the type of information they consume. People are motivated to avoid information that challenges their predispositions: their social media feeds get populated with attitude-reinforcing information creating their own personal filter bubble and echo chamber. Please RSVP via email or 852-2247.



    April 12, 12-1 p.m., 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Health Sciences Center Campus
    Dr. Laurel Harduar-Morano, Epidemic Intelligence Officer with NIOSH, will present “Occupational Patterns in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths – United States, 2007 to 2012.” The talk will explore overdose deaths of unintentional or undetermined intent by usual occupation. Opioid-related overdoses and drug sub-types will also be discussed. The results of the study provide valuable information for combating the opioid epidemic and understanding the overall burden in the U.S. population.
    Additional Information: Robin Newlon, 852-3003


    You’re invited to the ‘Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty (STNF) Lightning Talks’

    April 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chao Auditorium (Ekstrom Library)
    Join us for the Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty Lightning Talks as participants share their reflections and questions about teaching and learning. Seminar participants are junior faculty who have been selected to participate in this yearlong competitive program, which is now in its third year.
    Additional Information: Website


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense presented by John Perpich

    April 12, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology presents a Dissertation Defense by John Perpich, “Molecular characterization of an eukaryotic-like F-box protein of Legionella pneumophila.” Perpich is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Yousef Abu Kwaik.


    Bioengineering Department Seminar Series: ‘Bioprocessing Pharmaceuticals from Plant Production Systems’

    April 11, noon to 1:30 p.m., Davidson Hall, Room 101
    Dr. Joshua Fuqua will discuss how plant-based protein production systems are an expression platform that provide novel challenges and opportunities to express proteins that are not well suited to other expression technology. This will include a review of its application in the production of pharmaceutically relevant proteins.
    Additional Information: Email


    Behavior Design Keynote

    April 12, 12-1 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium
    Learn strategies for creating healthy behavior change in people — whether it’s to upgrade your own health habits, gain a better understanding of how human behavior really works, or increase usage of your products/services. Join UofL Alumni and former Get Healthy Now staff member, Stephanie Weldy, for this interactive session where she will introduce you to a system called Behavior Design developed by Stanford University by behavior scientist BJ Fogg, PhD.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Research study recruiting women who have not used hormonal contraceptives in last three  months

    Suite 316, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
    Help us understand the experiences of women. Study involves one or two visits to the lab (2 hours total) and 30 minutes of home procedures Eligibility: women with a regular menstrual cycle. Ineligibility: diagnosed with a psychological disorder, history of psychological or psychiatric treatment, pregnant or breastfeeding in the last three months, had a serious car accident, had a loved one in a serious car accident (potential serious injury or death). PI: Dr. Tamara Newton. Compensation: $25 gift card.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2665


    Research subjects needed

    SAC E105N
    Drs. Kathy Carter and John Caruso of The Department of Health and Sport Sciences seek subjects for a study to examine the impact of diet on workouts done on a robotic exoskeleton designed for use during manned space flight. Subjects should be in good health and be able to perform a deep knee bend with 200 pounds in good form. Interested parties may contact Dr. Caruso via email


    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip – Brainstorm energy savings ideas

    Saving energy is not the sole responsibility of administrators. Students and employees must be delegated responsibility to come up with their own innovative ideas to decrease energy use and costs. Public institutions often underestimate their constituent’s ideas, so having an open dialogue about things that could be changed about energy usage at work/school is very important. This allows for the creation of an energy efficient work culture in your organization.


    Health and Wellness

    Sweat out stress in 30 minutes: InCycle Express

    Wednesdays and Fridays 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, drop in rate:$5
    Use your SLV time at Get Healthy Now for a midday break. Pedal away to get your blood pumping.
    Additional information: Websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Make your walk work for you: desk treadmills at GHN

    Get Healthy Now
    Researchers are finding the effects of sitting for hours a day are not only harmful to the body, but also the brain. Grab your laptop or ipad and come try out one of GHN’s treadmill desks.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    April 11, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us in welcoming Matthew C. Cave, MD, UofL Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Jewish Hospital Liver Transplant Program, as he presents, “Endocrine-Disrupter Update 2018.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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