April 12, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, April 12, 2018



    UofL Women’s Basketball player Myisha Hines-Allen will host a WNBA Draft Watch Party April 12 from 7-10 p.m. at the Berrytown Recreation Center. Tickets are $5 for kids and students, and $10 for adults. Proceeds will go to the Metro Parks Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation organization.




    Emmanual Collins has been named dean of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering pending board approval. Collins is currently the John H. Seely professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University. He is also the founder and director of that institution’s Center for Intelligent Systems, Control and Robotics.




    Three UofL faculty members received more than $1 million in grants last week.



    Physical Plant Department Notice: Student Activity Center electrical power outage for Friday, 1-5 a.m.

    Please be advised that the Physical Plant Department has issued an Electrical Power Outage for the Student Activity Center for Friday, April 13 from 1-5 a.m.  This outage is for transformer testing. There will be no ‘standard’ Electrical Power in the Student Activity Center during this Outage.  This outage will not affect the Generator/Emergency Power, areas connected to emergency power should remain unaffected.
    Additional Information: 852-6241


    Interested in professional development and relationship-building opportunities? Women’s Network Roundtable has you covered

    April 19, 4-6 p.m., Clinical Translational Research (CTR) building, Health Sciences Campus
    A few spaces are still available for next week’s Women’s Network Roundtable hosted by the UofL Women’s Network. This event will bring together faculty and staff from all campuses for small group discussions on topics including work-life balance, negotiation skills and imposter syndrome. Conversation will be facilitated by subject matter experts from the School of Nursing and the colleges of Arts & Sciences and Education. People of all gender identities are welcome to attend; advance reservations are required and can be made via email, calling 852-8976 or on the website. 


    Course Design Institute featuring Dee Fink

    May 15-17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, Ekstrom Library
    Significant Learning expert Dee Fink is coming to UofL to empower faculty to design courses that make a difference in the way students think, act and feel after college. Interested in incorporating active learning concepts in your courses? Want to increased student engagement? Whether you are designing a course from scratch or seek to reinvigorate a current offering, this institute provides interactive sessions and structured work time to expand your vision of the kinds of learning that are possible. Register online. Space is limited to the first 55 qualified registrants and spots are filling up fast.


    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.


    Last chance to nominate an older adult for the Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging

    April 15 deadline
    Do you know someone 85 years or older who is an outstanding example of what it means to age well? Nominate them for the Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging, an award given by the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging. This award recognizes adults of 85 years or older and who are outstanding models of optimal aging in the following four categories: physical, social, spiritual and creative. Nominations are due April 15 and can be made online.


    Upcoming changes to the UofL IRB fee schedule and billing process for industry contracts

    July 1
    The University of Louisville IRB review fee schedule and billing process are changing for industry contracts executed on or after July 1, 2018. Please review the revised fee schedule for details on the new amounts and new billing process.
    Additional Information: Website


    2018 Golf Scramble to support UofL’s School of Music

    April 20, 9 a.m., Nevel Meade Golf Course in Prospect
    Net proceeds from the 4-person scramble fund music student scholarships. $400 per team includes lunch and two beverage tickets. Cash prizes and trophies for 1st and 2nd places. Other competitions include: Closest to the Hole, Longest Drive, 50/50. Sponsorships are available. Register online.
    Additional Information: Facebook


    Louisville Metro Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee meeting on campus

    April 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Davidson 111
    The Louisville Metro Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee, of which two A&S faculty are members (Prof. Dewey Clayton, Political Science, and Prof. Chris Reitz, Fine Arts), will be meeting on UofL’s campus this week. This meeting is an opportunity for the UofL campus, particularly the students, to let the committee know their thoughts and concerns about the public art and monuments around the city.
    Additional Information: Dewey Clayton, 852-8969


    UofL Swimming and Diving hosting 3rd annual TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet to raise funds for drowning prevention

    April 27, 6:30-10 p.m., Brown & Williamson Club Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium; $50 per seat food and drinks include $500 a table
    On April 26, the UofL swimmers will host a Drowning Prevention Clinic at Ralph Wright Natatorium from 4- 5:30 p.m. On April 27 there will be a dinner and a silent and live auction at the B&W Club at Papa John’s Stadium with the pro athletes for sponsors and fans to attend and supporters in the community. The meet itself will start at 4:30 p.m. on April 28 at Ralph Wright Natatorium. Tickets are available online.


    T-Shirt Drive for Portland Elementary project

    Through April 17
    Drop off t-shirts in SAC W310 or the College of Business Dean’s Office. Please donate your t-shirts, old and new, for a service project at Portland Elementary.
    Additional Information: Email 


    Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences now offering Lasik opportunity for UofL community

    A new program geared toward UofL students, faculty and staff includes a free Lasik/PRK evaluation at the Kentucky Lions Eye Center. Pay half the average rate for Lasik/PRK by only being charged the facility laser fee. The typical surgeon’s fee is waived. Cases start at $675 per eye. The cases are staffed by Dr. Richard Eiferman, who has performed more than 2,000 refractive procedures, and use the latest technology in the industry – the Johnson & Johnson STAR SR IR Excimer Laser. Call Kim Klein at 502-588-0550 to schedule an appointment.


    Administration Professionals Luncheon and Fashion Shop

    April 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., University Club; $20
    Save the Date to bring staff for a grand celebration of Administrative Professionals Day. Enjoy lunch specially prepared by Chef Michael and view wonderful fashions provided by Stein Mart. You will receive a coupon worth 20% off your purchases.

    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website


    UL2FCTR security measure coming April 23

    Are you a frequent user of UofL’s HR-related online systems? Be ready when the new security measure UL2FCTR goes into effect on April 23. For employees needing repeated access to PeopleSoft on a daily basis, Information Technology recommends checking the “remember me” box when inputting your second-factor verification code to extend the time to work within the system. Or individuals can opt to use a security key device called a YubiKey token (4, 4Nano, 4C, 4CNano) for more convenient access.

    Additionaol Information: Website 

    28th Annual UofL Neuroscience Day

    April 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building, University of Louisville Health Science Center Campus
    Sponsored by the Louisville Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, this symposium features research talks, a trainee Data Blitz, and a poster competition. This year, our plenary speaker is Stephen Arneric, PhD (Critical Path Institute), who has extensive entrepreneurial experience as a university researcher and as a leader in the pharmaceutical industry. Free registration is available on site.
    Additional Information: Website


    Transformation Tea

    Apri 26, 3-5 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
    Transformation Tea for Women of Color & Their Allies began in 1997. The Tea affords women of color an opportunity on an annual basis to empower one another by sharing concerns, problems and positive suggestions. We will have a panel discussion on “Faculty Women of Color and the Academy.” Guest speaker, Phyllis L. Clark, Med, founder of EMERGE Institute for Women. The topic is “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” Light refreshments will be served.

    Additional Information: Website

    Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology – William J Waddell Seminar Series

    April 12, 12 p.m., CTR 124, HSC 
    Anna Lang will present her PhD defense titled, “Vinyl chloride enhances diet-induced liver injury via metabolic dyshomeostasis: Critical role of mitochondria.”
    Additional Information: Aaron Howell, 852-5141


    Biology Department Seminar Series presents  Dr. Valerie Peters, Eastern Kentucky University

    April 13, noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building
    The topic is “Wild bees and pollination networks: involving citizen scientists to understand threats and potential recovery strategies.” 
    Dr. Peters’ research focuses on animal-plant interactions in the context of global change. Her lab seeks to understand how human activities such as surface mine reclamation and agroforestry affect biodiversity and ecosystem services, specifically bird and bee mediated services, such as pollination, pest control and seed dispersal. She has projects in Kentucky and Costa Rica.
    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263

    Health and Wellness

    Yoga Tune Up at GHN treats the whole body

    Each student embarks on an archaeological dig of their body’s anatomy, exploring every micro-region while systematically and intelligently priming body, mind, and spirit. The practice encourages exploration of personal imbalances, areas of tension, and repetitive stress. Expect to move in ways that open, energize and inform your tissues.
    Additional Information: Websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755

    Kick off your weekend with Cardio Kick and Sculpt

    Get Healthy Now
    Boost your metabolism with interval training that incorporates weights using cardio, kickboxing, and sculpting moves and you’ll be ready for the weekend.
    Additional Information: Websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755



    Sustainability Roundtable: Community Gardens in Louisville

    April 13, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 123, Urban Studies (426 W. Bloom St.), Belknap Campus
    Got questions about community gardens in Louisville? Ever wonder how they are managed? Do you have research interests related to food insecurity, health equity, urban green space, or community development? UofL’s Sustainability Roundtable series concludes its spring urban agriculture focus this Friday with our featured speakers: Bethany Pratt (UK Cooperative Extension, Jefferson Co. Agent for Horticulture Education) & Rachel Brunner (Common Earth Gardens, a division of Catholic Charities).

    Additional Information: WebsiteDaniel DeCaro


    EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Urban Forestry and Pancake Party with UofL Maple Syrup

    April 13, noon to 1 p.m., Room W210, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    Join us for our monthly EcoReps workshops featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability. We conclude our spring urban forestry series with a free pancake party featuring maple syrup made from tapping campus trees this semester. Come learn about a delicious local resource beneath your nose & meet sustainability superheroes. The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program activates faculty, staff and students for a more sustainable UofL through training and service.
    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebookBrian Barnes, 502-338-1338


    Lighten Your Load (on the Earth) free stuff swap

    April 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Clock Tower, Student Activities Center, Belknap Campus
    Each year during move-out, UofL partners with Goodwill to keep useful items out of the landfill with special collection bins in the lobby of each residence hall and Stevenson Hall for clothes, shoes, accessories, linens, appliances, electronics, decor, rugs, bags, school supplies, etc.. We are also collecting unwanted non-perishable food items for Old Louisville’s Cabbage Patch Settlement House. On Monday, a special free swap will be set up for the campus community to give or take items for reuse.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Give to the Arbor Day to Earth Day Campaign for Student Sustainability Fund

    All friends of UofL are encouraged to give back by April 22 with gifts of any size to support the establishment of a new fund for hands-on education for 21st century social responsibility. Finance students will use to fund to learn about real-world socially responsible investing and Social Change students will use the proceeds to learn about philanthropy by supporting local sustainability projects on or off campus. If we raise $5,000, we unlock a match from Louisville-based Just Money Advisors.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Louisville Healthy Heart research study

    401 E. Chestnut St.
    Andrew DeFilippis, MD, of Cardiovascular Medicine is conducting a research study to evaluate the effect of environmental exposures on cardiovascular disease risk. Participation requires two 60-minute visits to complete a questionnaire, have an EKG, and give blood and urine samples. Subjects receive a $50 gift card for each visit. To participate you must be over 18 years old, non-pregnant, and reside in or near Jefferson County, Kentucky. We currently need e-cigarette smokers. For information contact Jessica Nystoriak, 852-4236. IRB# 09.0174.


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds: Pharmacology update, ‘Food Allergy Prevention: Where are we and where do we need to go?’ 

    April 13, 8 a.m., 2nd Floor Auditorium, Norton Hospital
    Join us for the Annual Pharmacology Update featuring David Fleischer, MD. Fleischer is Associate Section Head of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He will present, “Food Allergy Prevention; Where are we and where do we need to go?”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    April 13, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Lauren Fader, MD, PGY-3 resident. Dr. Fader will lecture on “Radial Nerve Palsy After Humeral Shaft Fractures…What if it Doesn’t Come Back?”

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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