April 2, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, April 2, 2018



    The UofL Global Health Center provided 577 domestic health assessments to newly arriving refugees in Kentucky during 2017. The purpose of these assessments is to ensure follow-up of illnesses of public health concern, identify personal health conditions that may adversely affect resettlement, and serve as a bridge to primary care. UofL Global Health Center partners with Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Catholic Charities to coordinate comprehensive medical service to aid in the resettlement process.




    Heidi Cooley-Cook, field trainer for the CEHD’s Kentucky Autism Training Center, was presented in February with the Doc Thomas Award from the Louisville Fire Department. The award is given to an individual outside the department who makes significant contributions to the department’s health, safety and medical education. Cooley-Cook and KATC has been training Louisville first responders about autism and how to assist individuals with autism in an emergency.


    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.  
    Monday, April 2: University of Louisville Hospital’s  NICU is the first in the region to install cameras above every baby’s bed, allowing parents to use their phone to see their infant any time of the day.


    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:
    Monday, April 2: Colin Crawford has some family roots in Kentucky. Now he’s in Louisville as the new dean of the Brandeis College of Law. Computer engineering professor Roman Yampolskiy co-wrote a paper on the real dangers of drones, self-driving cars and other forms of AI used for malicious purposes.  
    Tuesday, April 3: Faye Jones and Ryan Simpson explain what UofL is doing to train future health care providers to recognize and deal with their implicit biases. Fawwaz Alaloul has done the first study of its kind on Muslim cancer survivors. The annual Honors Student Council books and media sale is April 8-14. Noah Smith and Rachel Carter talk about it. 


    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: Why do religious films like “Passion of the Christ” spark controversy and fervor? John Ferre discusses. Transplant surgeon Dr. Matt Fox looked at using older lungs to transplant – are they just as good as younger lungs? Jessi Dietrich is a UofL Fulbright Scholar who talks about her year of teaching in Malaysia.



    Nominations open for Distinguished Faculty Awards and Outstanding Performance Awards

    The President and Provost are pleased to announce the return of the Distinguished Faculty Awards and, for staff, the Outstanding Performance Awards. 

    • Distinguished Faculty: The university honors faculty who bring distinction to the university in three categories: Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Awards; Distinguished Service Awards; and Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards. Each recipient will receive an academic medallion and a cash award of $1,000. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 11. Nominations can be made online.
    • Outstanding Performance: The university also recognizes classified and professional/administrative staff for excellent performance and commitment to service. Each recipient will receive a plaque, $1,000 cash award and a letter of appreciation for his or her personnel file. Nomination deadline is Friday, April 13. Nominations can be made online.


    Don’t fall for phone phishing

    Information Technology alerts everyone that phishing scams are not just limited to emails. Our UofL phone numbers are often the target of phishing calls or a cloning of our prefixes (852-xxxx, 854-xxxx) where the call does not actually originate from a university phone. Our phone system does not allow incoming calls, especially those with a university prefix, to be blocked. We have contacted our vendor about this issue. Until a resolution is available, we encourage you to be cautious when providing sensitive information over the phone.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-7997


    SPHIS-sponsored events for National Public Health Week, April 2-8

    HP/Studio Arts Building/ rooms 105 & 108 and Humanities Quad; Free
    April 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., confidential, free HIV testing, HP108. No appointment needed; April 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., stop by the Table Event in the Humanities Quad for public health information and a healthy snack; April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., learn more about the Peace Corp and opportunities for undergrad students. Join us for free pizza and meet Carlos Jean-Baptiste, Regional Recruiter. HP105
    Additional Information: 852-5559


    4th Annual Celebration of Excellence in Graduate Diversity

    May 9, 4-6 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
    The purpose of this event is to celebrate the academic milestones of our underrepresented graduate student population in an intimate familial setting and will be shared with those who helped them succeed (family, friends, professors, mentors, and administrative faculty). Register online.
    Additional Information: Dr. Latonia Craig, 852-5207


    Spring Career Fair

    April 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thornton’s Academic Center of Excellence
    The Career Development Center, along with Enterprise Holdings and UofL Athletics, will host the 2018 Spring Career Fair. Fifty employers will be on campus eager to recruit UofL students for part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities.
    Additional Information: 852-6701


    AED Health Careers Fair and Gift of Life Marrow Drive

    April 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red Barn
    The Health Careers Fair offers all University of Louisville students the chance to learn more about our region’s health professional schools.


    Campus Store offers computer discounts for April 19 Campus Appreciation Day

    April 19, UofL Campus Store, Belknap
    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. Pre-orders for computers will be accepted April 2-11 in order to ensure purchase availability for the April 19 sale. Visit store for details.
    Additional Information: Email


    New date: UofL Passport Fair

    April 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Activities Center 303A
    Open to everyone. Required documents to apply: Passport-sized photo; get two 2×2″ passport-sized photos made at the Cardinal Card Office for $10; proof of U.S. Citizenship; photocopy (front and back) of method of Proof of Citizenship; ID, such as U.S. Driver’s License, certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship, Government Employee ID or U.S. Military or U.S. Military Dependent ID; photocopy (front and back) of ID; form of payment
    Additional Information: Kimber Guinn, 852-4114

    Information sessions for the certificate program in health professions education

    Tuition Remission available
    The Certificate in Health Professions Education (CHPE) provides health professions faculty, residents, and graduate students from Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in an academic career.  For details about the program, attend one of the information sessions: April 16 at 3 p.m. in room 110, Abell Administration Center and April 20 at 8:30 a.m. in room 109, Abell Administration Center, on the Health Science Campus
    Additional Information: Dr. Brad Shuck


    Cardinal Tennis Camps scheduled this summer

    Three camps, June 18-July 24, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., UofL Bass-Rudd Tennis Center; $350/week
    The University of Louisville offers young tennis players a high quality opportunity to come to a college campus to learn, improve, make new friends, and to have fun. Improvement is guaranteed at the camp because each camper is instructed for at least six hours per day in a positive way by experienced coaches. Coach Rex Ecarma invites juniors aged 7 to 18 to his Cardinal Tennis Camps. Children of UofL staff receive a $75 discount on the camp fee. There are three camps this summer June 18 through July 24.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite, 852-0217 


    Undergrad Public Health Degree Info Sessions

    April 5, HP/Studio Arts Building/ room 105
    One-hour sessions about the Undergrad Public Health Degree in the Belknap HSC Advising Center/HP 105. *RSVP by April 4 for the session date of your choice: April 5 at 10 a.m.April 5 at 4 p.m.April 6 at 9:30 a.m.
    Additional Information: 852-5559


    Retirement reception for Kelly Ising

    April 6, 3-4:30 p.m., 110 College of Education
    The Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, & Organizational Development in the College of Education and Human Development cordially invites you to the retirement reception in honor of Kelly Ising. Ising has been a member of the University of Louisville community for nearly 42 years.
    Additional Information: Kevin Rose


    Society for Military History offers day passes for local residents April 6-8

    Galt House East, 140 N. Fourth St.; $39
    The Society for Military History is offering Kentuckiana residents a way to learn about “Landscapes of War and Peace” at its Louisville conference, hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and its history department. People can buy $39 community day passes to its April 6-8 sessions, including discussions, book exhibits and a Saturday keynote talk about the Ohio Valley during and after the Civil War. Check the schedule and register online or at the door.

    Additional Information: Email


    Training and Workshops

    Social Justice Consortium offers workshop on fundraising and grant writing

    April 5, 12:30- 2 p.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    This workshop is an introductory discussion about fundraising and grant writing for faculty, student programming and non-profits. Presenters include Sarah Nunez, Lauren Heberle, and Cassia Herron; they will provide tips and lead a discussion about how academicians and community can work together to fund research.
    Additional Information: Cassia Herron, 852-2371, calendar eventwebsite 



    Behavior Design Keynote

    April 12, 12-1 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium
    Learn strategies for creating healthy behavior change in people — whether it’s to upgrade your own health habits, gain a better understanding of how human behavior really works, or increase usage of your products/services. Join UofL Alumni and former Get Healthy Now staff member, Stephanie Weldy, for this interactive session where she will introduce you to a system called Behavior Design developed by Stanford University by behavior scientist BJ Fogg, PhD.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Mobile Mammograms

    April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 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


    UofL Physicians free Community Health Fair

    April 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Southside Baptist Church, 804 Camden Ave., Louisville, 40215
    Health screenings will be offered including: vascular age, blood pressure, glucose (blood sugar), BMI (body mass index) and body fat. Additional health education and information will be available including health-related activities such as yoga, rain barrels and gardening. Providers from UofL Physicians – Medicine Clinics will be represented including: Digestive & Liver Health, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity Center, and Cardiovascular Medicine.
    Additional Information: WebsiteRachel Keith


    Arts and Entertainment

    Jazz-4-Sight: A concert to support the Jazz and Ophthalmology Departments at UofL

    April 7, 6 p.m. gala, U Club; 8 p.m., concert, Comstock Hall; $50 concert; $140 Dinner, concert and silent auction
    Jazz-4-Sight is a fundraising concert to support the Departments of Jazz and Ophthalmology at UofL. Ophthalmology proceeds will fund research on the treatment of retinoblastoma, the leading cause of eye cancer in children. The event begins with a gala, and the concert features Doc Severinsen, American jazz trumpeter who led the band for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 25 years.
    Additional Information: Website



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