April 9, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, April 9, 2018



    Gina Haspel, the current Deputy Director of the CIA and President Trump’s nominee to direct the CIA, is a UofL alumna. She graduated in 1978 with a degree in communication. If confirmed, Haspel would be the first female CIA director.




    Compassionate Louisville’s Healthcare Constellation held the third annual Commitment to Compassion Luncheon last month, honoring individuals who have committed to making compassion more evident in our healthcare experiences. Among those honored was Heather Renee Hibbard from UofL’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Her story is featured in Insider Louisville


    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 9: Get a more personal look at UofL’s next president Neeli Bendapudi as she meets with students, faculty and staff.


    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 9: Interview with UofL’s incoming president Neeli Bendapudi. Criminal Justice professor Ben Fisher discusses his research on school resource officers and other safety measures schools use with mixed results. Sociology professor Ryan Schroeder is putting together an April public conference on school security

    Wednesday, April 11: Research shows low income, minority women aren’t receiving enough information about the potential dangers of child birth. Cindi Logsdon discusses. Sharon Moore looks at how black males are reluctant to seek mental health help but might go to their church pastor for help. Ander Flynn and Adam Booth are Jonas Scholars in nursing.



    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: Dr. Laman Gray discusses the work at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute and progress in heart transplants. Political science professor Dewey Clayton talks about his research and book writing on African American political power and struggles.




    Staff Senate meets today

    April 9, 2:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

    This meeting is open to all interested staff. The meeting agenda is available online


    Non-Partisan Louisville Mayoral Candidate Forum

    April 9,  6-8:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    On May 22, primary voters will select the candidates for Louisville’s next mayor. Who will you vote for? Hear directly from Independent, Republican and Democratic candidates about their views on the themes of Racial and Economic Equality and Environmental and Food Justice. UofL’s Sustainability Council is partnering with Louisville community radio station, FORward Radio 106.5 FM to host and live-broadcast the forum. Stay afterward for cake and coffee to celebrate FORward Radio’s first anniversary on-air.
    Additional Information: WebsiteFORward RadioFacebook


    Celebration of Student Writing 2018

    April 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ekstrom Library
    The Celebration of Student Writing features undergraduate writing projects through poster sessions, creative writing readings, digital displays and paper presentations. This year, participants can also get involved in several “maker” activities, including creating collaborative videos and recording digital literacy narratives. Every activity you participate in earns a chance to win prizes and gift cards.
    Additional Information: Email Megen Boyett and Michelle Day


    Clinical Research Course: From Idea to Publication

    April 11, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 124, CTR Building, Health Sciences Center
    This one-day course is intended for healthcare workers and students interested in a concise review of the methodology of clinical research and quality improvement studies. Topics include planning, performing, analyzing and publishing research studies. Julio Ramirez, MD FACP will direct the course, with featured speakers from the Clinical Research Coordinating Center in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Register online
    Additional Information:  Kim Buckner at 852-1770, website 


    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


    A Celebration of Entrepreneurial Thinking

    April 23, 6-7 p.m., College of Business, PNC Horn Auditorium
    The Association of Women MBAs is hosting its second Women’s Leadership Forum on April 23 from 6-7 p.m. Join in celebrating four local entrepreneurs and learning about their journeys. As a part of the celebration, donate school supplies for Portland Elementary and your name goes into a drawing for a Derby Hat. RSVP online
    Additional Information: Elena Shulgina

    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 tool increases academic integrity for online exams

    Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to prevent cheating during online exams. This tool allows students to take exams from any location by verifying their identity and exam environment using webcam recordings – making it perfect for monitoring online exams. Respondus Monitor is available immediately and free for UofL instructors.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-8833

    ADF, IRB, &/or eProposal Assistance

    April 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Room 3, Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus
    Specialists will be available to assist with eProposals, Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms, and/or Attestation and Disclosure Forms (ADF) in the iRIS system. Individuals seeking assistance with these forms are encouraged to stop by anytime during this time period for one-on-one instruction. Additional workshops are posted online. If interested, please RVSP. Drop-ins welcome without RSVP.
    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715


    Register today for the Consortium’s Social Justice Fair

    April 23, 4-7 p.m., Meyzeek Middle School, 828 S. Jackson St., 40203
    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 today to attend or be a vendor (organizations and researchers are invited to share resources and information with the attendees).
    Additional Information: Register onlineCassia Herron, 852-2371


    Sign up for UL2FCTR before April 23

    Need help signing up for UL2FCTR before April 23 when all online HR PeopleSoft systems require the two-factor authentication? It’s easy to sign up online by following the prompts provided – the Duo system even checks if your computer is current on operating system, browser and plugins. You can also contact your departmental Tier1, the IT HelpDesk or take advantage of iTechConnect’s 1:1 personal services on the lower level of the Miller IT building on the Belknap campus.
    Additional Information: WebsiteHelp Desk, 852-7997


    Training and Workshops

    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Training

    April 12, 9-11:15 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC, Free
    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Individuals who work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online
    Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558



    University-wide Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium

    April 10, 12:30-4 p.m., Shumaker Research Bldg., Room 139
    Please plan to attend the annual symposium April 10 in the Shumaker Research Bldg., Room 139. This will provide a forum where students can showcase research projects that build on and enrich faculty work across the disciplines.
    Additional Information: WebsiteEmail 


    A&S Yearlings Club Forum Series

    April 15, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway
    Free and open to the public

    Join us as our panel members share their views on the progress African Americans have made since Dr. King’s assassination fifty years later. Panel: Dr. Ricky Jones, Chair, Pan African Studies Dept; Dr. Shirletta Kinchen, Professor, Pan African Studies; John Johnson, Exec. Director, KY Commission on Human Rights; Moderator: Raoul Cunningham, President, NAACP Louisville Chapter
    Additional Information: Clest Lanier, 502-852-3042


    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


    National Prosthodontics Awareness Week lectures

    April 9, 10 and 11,  HSC Auditorium in the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, Free

    The campus community is invited to hear from faculty in the
    Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation. As part of National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, there will be presentations on complex cases and a time for discussion.

    Additional Information: Loana M. Tovar Suinaga


    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


    Opportunities for your Wellness Time

    Get Healthy Now has created an April activity calendar combining campus and community opportunities for wellness engagement. We hope you will consider these in utilizing your daily 30-minute wellness break offered to all full-time employees.
    Additional Information: Website


    Utilize SLV time in Moment of Mindfulness at GHN

    April 9, 4:30-4:55 pm, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, Free for employees
    In honor of Dr. Postel’s address celebrating health and wellbeing for the month of April, Get Healthy Now will provide opportunity for daily 30 minute SLV breaks during the workday. Experience the benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present in this Moment of Mindfulness.
    Additional information: WebsiteEmail, 852-7755


    Join Meatless Monday in Celebrating Earth Day

    April 9, Get Healthy Now
    Official Earth Day is April 22, but the way we look at it, Earth Day is every day. And we encourage you to do your part. Choose not to eat meat at least one day a week. And if you want to help preserve and protect our planet, save the date and share along with your friends and family. Together, let’s change the world for the better. To get you in the mood for a new spring harvest, check out some of our favorite seasonal meatless recipes.
    Additional information: WebsiteEmail, 852-7755




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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.