April 18, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, April 18, 2018



    Practically all biomedical research with laboratory animals advances veterinary medicine as well as human medicine and helps pets and wildlife live longer, happier and healthier lives. These include, but are not limited to: Vaccines to prevent distemper, rabies (deadly to both humans and animals), infectious hepatitis, tetanus, infectious diarrhea (parvovirus) and feline leukemia; Technologies such as CAT scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds to help diagnose potentially deadly diseases; Advanced surgical procedures to treat joint and ligament distress in dogs and cats, organ transplants, heart surgeries and pacemaker implantations; and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy.




    Dr. Nicole R. Herring, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology, has published a book titled, “Grant’s Anatomy Coloring Book.” The book uses an interactive approach to help students deepen and reinforce their anatomical knowledge. According to the description, it integrates visual and kinesthetic learning activities with a high-yield review of information to enable students to deepen their grasp of anatomy. It will be available this weekend. 



    UofL, Canon reach deal for managed print, related services

    UofL and Canon have signed a 13-year deal to reinvent managed print and related services at the university. Beginning July 1, Canon will begin implementing a total campus managed print solution in which the company will be responsible for all print production and mail services, as well as equipment and supplies. In addition to providing significant savings, the deal is expected to improve efficiency and ensure the latest technology on campus. See UofL News for more information.


    Welcome new graduates to the UofL Alumni family

    April 20, 1:30-4 p.m., University Club & Alumni Center, second floor lobby
    UofL alumni are invited to be a part of a video to welcome our May graduates to the alumni family. Stop by the UClub this Friday with your enthusiasm; we’ll film your video for you. Groups are welcome. Can’t make it? Want to film the video in your office? Submit your selfie video online by April 30.
    Additional Information: WebsiteAmanda James

    Belknap Farmers Market today

    April 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Plaza and Red Barn
    Vendors are selling fresh produce, jellies, jams, bread, crafts, popcorn, stoneware, UofL products, cookies, honey and several new items. Register for door prizes.
    Additional Information: Facebookemail

    Sign-up for fresh food deliveries during the summer

    The Belknap Farmers Market will close over the summer and will not reopen until Aug. 15. Take advantage of Wednesdays in April to sign up for farm-fresh deliveries all summer. The market is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 and 25 in the Red Barn plaza. Cost for these Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions is $21 to $36 per week. 
    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook 


    Thunder Over Louisville: UofL parking garages not designed for assembly use

    Parking & Transportation Services fields requests each year from the university community asking if permit holders will be permitted to view the air show and fireworks display on Saturday, April 21, from the roofs of the parking garages. The garages were not designed for assembly purposes and large gatherings. They were designed solely for parking cars. When vehicles are parked throughout the floors, they are parked in such a manner to evenly distribute the weight load. For purposes of assembling, people tend to move to the rails of the garage placing an enormous amount of weight at this one location. In addition to not being designed structurally for assembly use, the garages do not have adequate restrooms and other code requirements for large group gatherings. Garages will be available for permit parking only on Saturday, April 21. University Police and Security personnel will monitor the activity in the garages.
    Additional Information: 852-7275


    Prospective student information session: Urban and Public Affairs

    April 19, noon to 1p.m., Ekstrom Library Room W104
    Consider pursuing a graduate degree that creates positive change, strong communities, and heightened civic engagement. The degree programs offered through the Department of Urban and Public Affairs examine our evolving urban landscape through an interdisciplinary lens. Come learn more about degrees in urban planning, public administration and sustainability.
    Additional Information: Website


    RCR 101

    April 19, 3-4 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Building, 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 



    Upcoming seminar with Fidelity: UofL 403(b) Retirement Plan 101, Basics and Beyond

    April 25, 2018, 12-1 pm, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
    All faculty, staff and retirees are invited to bring their lunch and join us next Wednesday, April 25, for the first of a new monthly brown bag seminar series called University of Louisville 403(b) Retirement Plan 101, Basics and Beyond. Learn the basics of the university’s 403(b) plan with information about your contribution options, how much you should be saving, and investment options. These new sessions are a great opportunity for new and current employees to learn more about one of the best benefits the university offers to employees. This session will be presented by Fidelity Investments. Please register to attend.


    Training and Workshops

    Managing a Troubled Employee Workshop this Thursday

    April 19, 2018 at 1 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 to attend.



    Seminars in Neuroscience: Priming the Inflammatory Pump of the CNS after Traumatic Brain Injury

    April 19, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    Jonathan Godbout, PhD, assistant director for Basic Science, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, and professor, Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair and Department of Neuroscience at Ohio State University will present: “Priming the Inflammatory Pump of the CNS after Traumatic Brain Injury.
    Additional Information: Donna Bottorff, 852-7545, Berlinda Manley, 852-5165


    Brown & Williamson Spring Seminar Series

    April 20, 12:30 p.m., LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Krishnan Raghavachari, PhD, Indiana University, will present, “Fragment-based Methods for Calculating Accurate Energies and Spectroscopic Properties of Large Molecules and Nanoscale Systems.”

    Additional Information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798

    Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicolgy Seminar

    April 18, 10 a.m., CTR 124
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology – William J Waddell Seminar Series presents a M.S. Defense/Ph.D. Proposal entitled, “Therapeutic Potential of a Plant-Made Cholera Toxin B Subunit Variant for the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis,” by Joshua Royal.

    Additional Information: Aaron Howell, 852-5141



    Lighten your load: free stuff swap rescheduled today alongside Belknap Farmers Market

    April 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Barn plaza, Belknap Campus
    Due to wintery weather on Monday, the special free swap for the campus community has been rescheduled to coincide with today’s Belknap Farmers Market. Come shop local and donate/take any unwanted items. We are aiming for a Zero Waste move-out, in partnership with Goodwill and the Cabbage Patch Settlement House to keep useful clothes, shoes, linens, appliances, supplies, non-perishable food, etc. out of the landfill. Special collection bins are in the lobby of each residence hall and Stevenson Hall.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Mobile Mammograms

    April 20, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., GHN Wellness Center 
    The Kentucky Cancer Program and Get Healthy Now have teamed up to offer breast cancer screenings. The KCP mammogram bus will be parked just outside of the GHN Wellness Center for ease of access for Belknap and HSC employees. Research of our campus community indicates that over 50 percent of women age 40 and older do not complete this potentially lifesaving screening. Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will be billed. UofL insurance will cover 100 percent. There is no cost to women without insurance.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Health Promotion and Women’s Center partner for Stress Resilience Yoga for Women

    April 20, 5-6 p.m., Student Activities Center, East Gym, Belknap Campus; Free
    Mats provided. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Register online. Also sponsored by: Women 4 Women Student Board, United Nations Association (UNA) Women at UofL, Student-Parent Association & Empowering Ladies Together
    Additional Information: Website


    Make movement a priority: SLV time benefits health 

    April 19, 6:40-7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free for employees
    Nia class at GHN presents great opportunity to reduce stress and get the body moving. Each class includes mindful movement guidance and somatic education. All levels will enjoy the warm-up, sustained non-impact aerobic conditioning, strength training, cool down and stretching.
    Additional information: WebsiteGroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Carpe Dumbbellum: Seize the dumbbell

    Get Healthy Now
    Whether you want to flatten, tone or strengthen, Personal Training can help you get the result you want. For a limited time through April 30, GHN offers a discount on packages. See what takes shape when you work with a personal trainer, from increased energy and more motivation, to a boost in endurance.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755

    Grand Rounds

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Christian Furman

    April 19, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Christian D. Furman, MD, MSPH, Professor of Geriatric/Palliative Medicine, the Smock Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine, Medical Director, Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging and Director, Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at UofL. Dr. Furman will present “Advanced Care Planning and the MOST Form” focusing on the importance of Advance Care Planning, techniques for Goals of Care discussion, the MOST form, and documenting ACP and MOST form in EHRs.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    April 18, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung – Conference Center, 16th Floor 
    Featuring Kristen Sell-Dottin, MD – assistant professor; Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery; School of Medicine at University of Louisville. Dr. Sell-Dottin will present “Mitral Regurgitation – When and How to Intervene.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website



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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.