April 17, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, April 17, 2018



    During the April 9 Staff Senate meeting, Brian Buford, assistant provost for diversity, announced that UofL has given employees more control over their own data by letting them update their gender identity in the HR system. Previously, an employee would have had to bring legal documents to HR if they wanted to change their gender. The HR system has been updated to reflect this change, and it is in the self-service area in ULink.




    Jacek Zurada, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is currently campaigning for the role of 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers president-elect. On May 1, the IEEE board of directors will submit a list of nominees and the election ballots will be sent to all voting members in mid-August. As part of his campaign, Zurada has a website outlining his platform and qualifications, and is using the hashtag #zurada4IEEPresidency on social media channels. 



    Submit your artwork for annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit

    June 11-28, opening reception June 13, noon to 2 p.m.
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 11 through June 28 in the Photographic Archives gallery, part of Archives & Special Collections, in the Ekstrom Library. The exhibit is an opportunity for UofL employees who are not professional or exhibited artists to share their work. Employee visual artists who want to participate should submit the registration form via email by 5 p.m. June 1, 2018. Click here for the form. Past Open Walls participants are encouraged to exhibit; please enter artwork that is new to Open Walls.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso, 852-2670


    Biomedical Research Awareness Day

    April 19
    UofL is a leader in medical research, including research that involves laboratory animals.  Biomedical Research Awareness Day (BRAD) is a day to honor, raise awareness of, and pledge support for the compassionate care of animals needed for research that is organized by Americans for Medical Progress (AMP). Veterinary and medical schools, research institutions, companies and affiliated associations around the world participate in recognizing the roles that laboratory animals play in the quest for new treatments and cures for people and animals and to highlight careers in biomedical research. Dr. Irina Burd will discuss A Journey to the Center of the Fetal Brain Through Animal Research in an informational lecture at 11 a.m. on April 19. The lecture will be broadcast live on the AMP website. The University of Louisville is committed to the humane and compassionate care of research animals and honors them on this day.


    Join the Consortium for the Social Justice Fair

    April 23, 4-7 p.m., Meyzeek Middle School, 828 S Jackson St, Louisville, 40203; Free, Open to public
    This community-building, networking event will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about social justice related organizations, programs and research going on in Louisville. It’s family-friendly, and food will be served. Register online today to attend or be a vendor (organizations and researchers are invited to share resources and information with the attendees). 

    Additional Information: Cassia Herron, 852-2371, website


    Graduate student breakfast for HSC students

    April 17, 9-11 a.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building Room 100 and Medical-Dental Research Building Room 118; Free for graduate students
    HSC graduate students: Take a break from work and come get free breakfast (donuts, muffins, bagels, yogurt, fruit, coffee, juice) provided by the Graduate Student Council.


    Graduate student breakfast for Belknap students

    April 18, 9 a.m. to noon, Lutz Hall Lobby; Free for graduate students
    Belknap graduate students: take a break from work and come get free breakfast (donuts, muffins, bagels, yogurt, fruit, coffee, juice) provided by the Graduate Student Council.


    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


    Get ready early for next year’s Tax Day

    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


    Transformation Tea

    April 26, 3-5 p.m., Belknap Campus – Ekstrom Library – Chao Auditorium
    Transformation Tea for Women of Color and 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 in 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. RSVP by April 20.

    Additional Information: Website

    Miracle Monocle Issue 10 Launch Party

    April 20, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Tim Faulkner Gallery; Free and open to the public
    Miracle Monocle, UofL’s online journal of literary and visual art, cordially invites you to celebrate the launch of our Spring 2018 issue in true style: with literature and libations at the Tim Faulkner Gallery. Featured readers will include Kayla Rae Whitaker, Sarah Gorham, Kristi Maxwell, V. Joshua Adams, and the winner of our Award for Ambitious Student Writing, Jessica Newman. Musical entertainment will be provided by Kentucky singer/songwriter, Grace Rogers.
    Additional Information: Facebook


    UofL Department of Sociology symposium: ‘The Science of School Security: Research on the Prevention and Response to School Violence and Shootings’

    April 19, 6 p.m., Strickler Hall
    This event features four national experts on school security, school violence and school shootings. Designed to be of specific interest to parents, policymakers, students and the public, the goal of this event is to bring empirical research into the larger discussion about school security and safety. The panelists will present the findings from their research on the effectiveness of specific school security measures and actions, including the presence and actions of school resource officers, the use of metal detectors, increased surveillance within schools, and the use of student searches. The panelists will also address the drawbacks of these school security measures, as well as the best actions that schools should take in reaction to active shooting incidents when school security measures fail. The panel includes: Thomas J. Mowen, PhD, Bowling Green State University; Benjamin W. Fisher, PhD, UofL; Cheryl Lero Jonson, PhD, Xavier University. Discussion facilitated by Ryan Schroeder, Chair of UofL’s Department of Sociology. Register online.


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Dr. Joyce Wu

    April 19, 12-1 p.m., Room 123, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Joyce Wu, PhD, “How Gut Microbiota Impact Gut-distal Autoimmune Disease.” Dr. Wu is Assistant Professor with the Department of Immunobiolgoy for the College of Medicine at University of Arizona.


    EpiHour: ‘Disaster Epidemiology – Assessing the Impacts of Public Health Disasters’

    April 26, 12-1 p.m., 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Health Sciences Campus
    Dr. Erik Svendsen of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Division of Environmental Health will describe the history and development of disaster epidemiology, its unique characteristics, and illustrate its potential to both respond to and learn from public health disasters. Further training and development of disaster epidemiology techniques could help reduce the burden of disasters on public health and advance our understanding of unique environmental exposures within disaster settings.
    Additional Information: Robin Newlon, 852-3003


    Health and Wellness

    Wellness movement: SLV Opportunity at GHN

    April 17, 6:40-7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free for employees

    Take your health into your own hands and try NIA- a sensory-based movement practice that benefits health, wellness and fitness. It draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body.
    Additional information: Websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755

    Happy 5-year anniversary to Get Healthy Now

    April 19, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center
    Get Healthy Now, UofL’s Employee Health and Wellness Program, celebrates 5 years of serving the Cardinal Family from the Humana Gym, just a few blocks east of the Belknap Campus. GHN’s commitment to nurturing the culture of health and wellbeing at U of L has never been stronger. Come join the fun at the GHN Wellness Center for light refreshments, games and a raffle.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755



    Partnership for a Green City Behavior Change Tip: Do what you can to reduce energy

    Encouraging faculty, staff and students to be more energy efficient is a challenge faced by many K – 12 schools as well as higher education institutions. Putting a focus on behavior change initiatives at school or work still has the potential to achieve a considerable reduction in energy consumption without a huge investment in major infrastructure changes. Do what you can to help – especially in this time of budget cuts When everyone does something to help, little things add up to big results.

    Additional Information: Website 


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    April 18, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us in welcoming Michael Foster, MD, UofL Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, as he presents, “IGF-1 and Cancer: Is There Any Connection At All?”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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    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.