April 16, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, April 16, 2018



    More than 150 people turned out for UofL’s annual “Out of the Darkness” campus walk last week. The event, hosted by UofL’s Cards SPEAK program, raised more than $10,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The goal of the foundation is to reduce the annual suicide rate by 20 percent by 2025.




    UofL’s Stephen Mattingly, associate professor of Music, is collaborating with the Kupiński Guitar Duo (Drs. Ewa Jabłczyńska & Dariusz Kupiński) on an 18-month research project on the Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition. Jabłczyńska won a grant from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education to fund research under the supervision of eminent scholars of international authority in a given field. The study is titled “From Score to Sound: Guitar Works from the Grawemeyer Collection.”


    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 10:30 a.m. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively. Segments can be found on YouTube.  
    April 16: UofL medical students get training on what to do in an emergency on board an airplane. They battle cramped quarters and lack of medical supplies to treat a drug overdose, heart attack, broken leg and other problems. 


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
    April 16: New ways to teach middle schoolers with Penny Howell from College of Education. Suzanne Meeks and Russ Vandenbroucke discuss their study of frequent theatre goers and how it impacts their health. Cave salamanders are more prevalent in Kentucky, according to research by Gavin Bradley

    April 18: Kentucky lawmakers passed legislation outlawing marriage for anyone under age 18. Law professor JoAnne Sweeny discusses the reasons for the new law. Research on tackling a math or physics problem first, then getting instruction on how to do versus the more traditional teach first, solve second method. Marci Decaro and Ray Chastain did the research. Joe D’Ambrosio discusses UofL’s efforts to help make Louisville age-friendly.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Watch the Metro TV shows on YouTube
    This week: Dataseam CEO Brian Gupton and UofL cancer drug researcher John Trent discuss Dataseam’s value of putting computers in school classrooms across Kentucky while providing computer power to UofL researchers. Macey Mayes and Robert Gassman, McConnell Scholars and moot court team members. Adam Boyko is a Cornell researcher who spoke at UofL and has developed a way to discover the ancestral lineage of dogs.



    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


    Campus Store offers computer discounts for April 19 Campus Appreciation Day

    April 19, UofL Campus Store, Student Activities Center
    The UofL Campus store will celebrate Campus Appreciation Day April 19. During the sale, faculty staff and students can receive discounts on new and clearance technology products including Mac, iPad, and Windows Computers, as well as sales on other bookstore items throughout the day. Visit store for details.
    Additional information: Email


    Pegasus Pins are available at Commonwealth Credit Union

    Commonwealth Credit Union, 2126 S Floyd Street (near ULPD and University Parking offices)
    Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins are available for purchase now through Derby Week at Commonwealth Credit Union for $6. The pins allow wearers admission Kentucky Derby Festival Events, including Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront and Thunder Over Louisville, the nation’s largest annual fireworks show. Pegasus Pin purchasers are also eligible to win weekly prizes and the gold winner pin grand prize: a 2018 Honda CR-V.
    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775


    Irismail notifications – Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF)

    The annual ADF requirement is currently being phased in for ALL employees during Spring/Summer 2018. Automatic email notifications are sent from the iRIS system advising on the ADF completion requirement. This requirement may be new for some employees. Please add irismail@louisville.edu to your email safe list or check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss notifications. Visit the website for additional information on disclosure requirements.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite

    Transformation Tea

    April 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: Websiteemail


    Arbor Day to Earth Day campaign launched

    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.
    Additional Information: Website 


    19th Annual Student Awards Ceremony

    April 19, 6:30-9 p.m., SAC Multipurpose Room
    The winners of these awards focused on leadership and service to the community will be recognized during this event. Additionally, university departments will recognize various students who have demonstrated excellence throughout the year. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Award categories can be found online.
    Additional Information: Julie Onnembo, 852-0317


    Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) prospective student sessions scheduled

    April 19, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Online, Register for link
    Are you interested in a profession improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities? Come find out if the versatile Master of Science in Social Work is the right graduate program for you and your professional development. We are hosting virtual and in-person sessions throughout the next two months. Click on the sign-up form to reserve your spot and for more available dates- both on campus and virtual.
    Additional Information: Email


    RCR 101

    April 19, 3-4 p.m.,  Room 139, Shumaker 139, Belknap Campus
    The one hour session will introduce the topics of: Data Management, Peer Review, Authorship/Publication, Collaboration, Mentor/Mentee Relationships, Conflicts of Interest, Research Misconduct, and Fiscal and Social Responsibility in Research. Additionally, connections to Human Subjects, Animal Use and Biosafety will be discussed. Individuals needing certification for NSF, NIH or another funding agency are encouraged to attend.

    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website


    Online Only W-2/W-2Cs for 2018 sign up April 23

    Get ready early for tax season next year. Starting on April 23 when UL2FCTR is required on HR/PeopleSoft systems, you can sign up for online only access to your annual Form W-2: Wage and Tax Statement and Form W-2C: Corrected Wage and Tax Statement. By providing your consent, beginning with 2018 information, you can avoid the mailed paper form and get an email when your online version is available. Log into ULink, the Faculty/Staff > Personal Information > W-2/W-2C Consent > UL2FCTR entry.
    Additional Information: WebsiteIT website 


    Don’t Forget: Applications due Monday, April 16 for Commission on the Status of Women 

    The Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) is soliciting nominations of both staff and faculty for appointment consideration to the commission. Detailed information about COSW and the nomination process is available online. To self-nominate, please visit the website.

    Additional Information: Dr. Zhihui Sun


    Training and Workshops

    Create multimedia content for your courses

    The Digital Media Suite is available all summer to assist faculty in creating digital media materials for their courses. Assistance is available in recording and editing podcasts, creating course intro or short lecture videos, voiceovers for slideshows, and more. Consultations are also available to help design and implement digital media assignments into your class. 

    Additional Information: Jason Zahrndt, 852.3787


    Public Lecture: Indo-U.S. Strategic Engagement in Trump’s Administration

    April 17, 4-4:50 p.m., W 104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap
    Join us for a timely talk by our guest from India, Dr. Arvind Kumar, Head, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University. How are the U.S. and India interrelating in these times? The Institute for Intercultural Communication, the Department of Communication, IDEP, A&S, hosts the lecture
    Additional Information: Margaret D’Silva


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense presented by Nikole Warner

    April 16, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology presents a Dissertation Defense by Nikole Warner, “Involvement of epithelia cells and macrophages in arenavirus-induced pathogenesis.” Warner is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Igor Lukashevich.


    Health and Wellness

    Mammograms for UofL employees

    May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Belknap Campus – Gottschalk Circle
    Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will be billed. Is it time for your annual mammogram? If so, you’re in luck. The mobile mammography van is coming to campus. Call 852-6318 for appointment.


    Take advantage of SLV Time with Moment of Mindfulness

    April 16, 4:30-4:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now
    Have you been using your approved wellness breaks? It’s not too late. Ensure your health and longevity by participating in this stress management offering at Get Healthy Now.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Plant the seed: Grow your veggies for Meatless Monday

    April 16
    There’s nothing like the sweet taste of vegetables fresh picked from your own garden. Now’s the perfect time to get started. Whether it’s a window box herb garden or a tilled backyard plot, growing your own veggies is deliciously satisfying.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipesFacebookwebsiteemail, 852-7755




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    Alicia Kelso
    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.