April 11, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, April 11, 2018



    Portland Elementary School fifth-grade students are coming to UofL’s College of Business to hone their entrepreneurial skills. Students will learn how to run a business during “Lemonade Day University” April 13 and take their new skills to market for “Lemonade Day Louisville” April 18, when they put up lemonade stands on campus. The activities were organized by undergraduate UofL students taking a corporate responsibility class and are part of the Elevate Portland Initiative.




    David Buckley, assistant professor of Political Science, was awarded the Religion and International Relations Book Award at the International Studies Association conference for his book, “Faithful to Secularism.” The book was published in 2017 by Columbia University Press.



    Rally for higher education scheduled 

    The Faculty Senate and the UofL chapter of AAUP invite you to participate in a state-wide “Rally for Higher Education” on Thursday, April 12, from 12-1 p.m. on the Belknap Campus main quad (in front of Ekstrom Library).This is a coordinated event is spearheaded by COSFL – the Kentucky Coalition of Faculty Senates and Leaders — between universities across Kentucky, who will be rallying on their own campuses at the same time. The Rally is intended to bring attention to the cumulative effects that budget cuts, pension increases, faculty and staff reductions, and the weakening of the tenure system will have on our students, our institutions, and the state as a whole. 


    Belknap Farmers Market today

    April 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Plaza, SAC
    Vendors include Black Cat Pottery, Cee Creations, Full Heart Farms, Granny’s Delights, Green Farm, Lowe Creek Farm, Pop’s Kettle Corn and Reuseandbabylou. There will also be educational booths and door prizes.
    Additional Information: Email


    Seasonal heat/cool changeover on Belknap to begin April 13

    On Belknap Campus, many buildings are heated and cooled from our central steam and chilled water plant. These buildings require a switchover when the seasons change due to the design of this system. For this switchover, some buildings require the steam to be shut off and time for pipes to acclimate before the cooling can be turned on. This process also conserves energy, saves money and allows Physical Plant workers to perform required inspections and maintenance. However, during this time, occasionally buildings can be adversely affected by a brief warm or cold spell. Our Physical Plant team will began transitioning these Belknap buildings April 13. If all goes as well, the process is expected to take about two weeks.

    Additional Information: 852-6241


    Call for volunteers: Central Park Spring 2018 Improvement Day is April 14

    The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council is seeking volunteers to help with the Central Park Spring 2018 Improvement Day, Saturday, April 14 from 8:30 am to noon. The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, Brightside, Metro Parks, Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Councilman David James are sponsoring this event. Plans call for cleaning up the remains of winter, welcoming spring and other general improvements in Central Park. Work will include general cleanup, mulching, trimming, planting and painting. Free Heine Brother coffee, hot chocolate, donuts and fruit will be available at check-in.  At noon, Councilman David James will provide the annual barbeque lunch for volunteers.


    Save the date: Wellarama

    April 26, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center
    Get Healthy Now, in collaboration with campus and community partners will host a Wellarama Event at the end of April. The purpose of the Wellarama is to showcase all the valuable wellness resources available for UofL employees, retirees, spouses/QA and our affiliated campus partners. Consider utilizing your 30-minute SLV wellness time to stop by and join the fun.
    Additional Information: Website


    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

    Sebek Challenge

    April 11, 4-5:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    Join the Department of Pan-African Studies for our annual black history quiz bowl, the SEBEK Challenge. Teams of undergraduates compete to see who’s got the knowledge.
    Additional Information: Pan-African Studies, 852 5985 


    MPH Virtual Information Session

    April 20, noon to 1 p.m., virtual session
    Openings for the Master of Public Health are still available for fall 2018 enrollment. Discover how the UofL MPH degree can help you realize your personal and career goals. RSVP for log-in information via email


    COI – Manage, Reduce, Eliminate

    April 11, 1-3 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus

    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 


    2018 Annual Review Course Clinical Research: From Idea to Publication

    April 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Room 124
    This course is intended for health care workers interested in a concise review of the methodology of clinical research studies and quality improvement studies. Section 1: Planning the Study; Section 2: Performing the Study; Section 3: Analyzing Study Results; Section 4: Publishing the Study. Course Director is Dr. Julio Ramirez, MD, FACP. Register online


    Book Collection Drive continues through April 30

    If you have old editions of textbooks that are no longer used or spare copies of texts that have been piling up over the semesters, please consider donating the books to the Book Drive. Partners include the UofL Women’s Center, Family Scholar House and Gray’s Bookstore. The drive will benefit the Women’s Center Student Parent Association & the W4W Student Board, and FSH.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-8976



    PLAN hosts Women’s Panel for effective mentoring relationships

    April 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus
    The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies is hosting a discussion panel for current and recent women graduate students and their faculty mentors. Panelists will share their experiences developing successful mentoring relationships, and attendants will have the chance discuss their questions about forming effective mentoring relationships. This panel is co-sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women and the Women’s Center. Please register for this event on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: Calendar eventMichelle Rodems, 852-3110


    Science Education and Outreach in Louisville -Fairs, Mentors, and the Forming of Good Questions

    Apri 12, 4 p.m.,  Baxter I Auditorium
    ASNB presents Fred Whitaker of St. Frances Grade School.
    Additional Information: Berlinda Manley, 852-5165, Donna Bottorff, 852-7545

    Training and Workshops

    The Consortium offers workshop on quantitative methods for social justice research

    April 12, 12:30-2 p.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    This workshop will survey multiple approaches to using quantitative research methods in social justice research in academic and non-academic settings, including statistical analysis and survey development. Each presenter will discuss how they applied these research methods in their own projects and will address questions from workshop participants.
    Additional Information: Calendar eventCassia Herron, 852-2371, website


    Managing a Troubled Employee Workshop

    April 19, 1-2:30 p.m., Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
    Is an employee’s personal or professional struggles consuming your day? Learn how to show empathy for your employees while keeping their issues from becoming a problem for your organization. This workshop is designed to educate leaders, supervisors and managers to assess when and how lack of teamwork and/or performance issues need to be addressed. Training is at Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St. Register online to attend.
    Additional Information: Website


    Balancing Work and Family Workshop this Thursday

    April 12, 2-3:30 p.m., Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
    Most of us struggle to maintain a balance between work, family and our own personal needs. Participants will learn to identify areas of priority in their lives and explore how to distribute their time and energy accordingly. This interactive workshop addresses how to delegate the less important tasks, as well as how to graciously say “no”, when necessary. Training is at Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St. Register to attend.
    Additional Information: Website


    Starting Your Novel: An Online Creative Writing Workshop

    If you’ve been waiting to start your novel, here’s your cue from the universe to finally get started: Dr. Sarah Anne Strickley will be teaching an online workshop this fall that will jumpstart your creative process and get you off to a solid start. Enroll in ENGL 599 now to ensure your place in this unique course offering. University employees are welcome; tuition remission is available.
    Additional Information: Dr. Strickleywebsite


    iclicker Training and Q&A

    May 1, 12-2 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Room 244, Delphi Lab, Belknap Campus; Free
    Looking for new ways to engage your students with course content as well as with each other? iClicker is the nationally recognized leader and award winner in classroom response systems and offers several new innovative features to engage our students. There is a mobile option which allows students to use their phones, tablets, or laptops (iClicker Cloud) as well as a hardware option that requires a ‘remote’ (iclicker Classic). Lunch included
    Additional Information: Registration onlineLinda Leake, 852-4332


    Health and Wellness

    Book staff meeting or leadership team retreat at Get Healthy Now

    Utilize GHN’s Conference Room for an accommodating experience. Seating for up to 22 people, multimedia capabilities: computer, projector, conference phone, full audio/visual, including DirecTV, wi-fi. Make your reservation today.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755



    Green Tip: Explore Community Supported Agriculture subscription options at today’s Belknap Farmers’ Market

    April 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Barn, Belknap Campus; $21-$36 per week
    Want to eat right, support local farms and maximize sustainability? A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription offers all those benefits without the hassle of having to shop around. Food travels an average of 1,500 miles to reach your plate. That’s not healthy for you or the planet. CSA information and sign-ups will be available at our April Farmers Markets. Subscribe to have a wide variety of farm-fresh, sustainably-grown, local food delivered to you at UofL weekly/biweekly May to October.
    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    April 11, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung, Conference Center, 16th Floor
    Join us for special guest speaker Barbara Triggs-Raine, PhD, Professor & Associate Head; Dept. of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics – Max Rady College of Medicine at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Triggs-Raine will present “Hyaluronidase 2 is essential for normal heart development.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivoriwebsite 



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