August 22, 2017 Announcements




    Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017





    The steel sculpture outside of Rauch Planetarium, “Untitled,” was created by Charles Goodwin in 1964. It was featured in the book, “Who’s Who of Cut, Cast, Carved,” published by the Altrusa Club of Louisville.



    Dr. Roberto Bolli, chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the UofL School of Medicine and UofL Physicians, has led Circulation Research, an official journal of the American Heart Association, to its highest-ever “impact factor.” Bolli was named editor of the journal in 2009.




    Requisition category changes

    Purchasing has reduced the number of purchasing categories in our database listing in order to make the process easier for requisition personnel. Effective immediately, certain like-type commodity titles or service categories have been merged or eliminated to create a more efficient system. Additionally, a reassignment of category buyer assignments has also occurred. A searchable database remains available for use. Go online to review the new listing and associated buyer.


    UofL versus Purdue Football ticket offer

    The University of Louisville Athletics department would like to offer faculty and staff an exclusive football ticket offer for the season opener in Indianapolis. Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and No. 17 Louisville Football kick off the 2017 season in an ACC-Big Ten showdown against Purdue Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start as low as $20. Click here to reserve your seat and use the promo code: UOFLFAC to redeem your unique discount. You must create an account and buy tickets with your email address.
    Additional Information: 502-GOCARDS


    Crawford Scholar application due soon

    The Todd Crawford Foundation to Cure Paralysis provides funding for a research fellow in the Pediatric NeuroRecovery Program in fall, spring and summer semesters. Applications for the fall semester are due September 15.

    Additional Information: Website 

    Student News and Events email 

    The Student News and Events email comes out on Fridays each semester. It includes upcoming events, news, and information items that pertain to students. If you would like to receive this weekly email, please subscribe online. If you have an announcement for students, submit online.  


    Prasanna K. Sahoo Memorial scheduled 

    August 25, 3 p.m., President’s Room, University Club
    Please join the Department of Mathematics in honoring the legacy of Professor Prasanna (Ron) Sahoo who passed away in June 2017. We will celebrate Dr. Sahoo’s life with a reception and remarks made by Dr. Beth Boehm, Dr. Kimberly Kempf-Leonard and Dr. Enid Trucios-Haynes as well as members of the Department of Mathematics, colleagues and friends.


    Want to assign a digital media assignment?

    Ekstrom Library, Room 114, Belknap Campus
    The Digital Media Suite is open for the fall with a wide variety of new and updated resources and services. Learn how you or your students can check out audio and visual equipment, record audio and video in our studio, create digital media products using any of the Adobe Creative Cloud apps, or utilize mobile devices for course work. Contact Jason Zahrndt, 852.3787, to schedule a consultation to learn more, or view our new website for more information.



    Human Resources Separation Checklists now available 

    In response to feedback from the University community, HR has created updated separation checklists for both departments and employees to utilize when leaving the University. The checklists provide steps that employees and departments can take to make transitioning employment a smooth process for both parties. The checklists can be found on the HR website under ‘Items of Interest.’ If you have any questions regarding these checklists, please contact the Employee Relations and Compliance team.
    Additional Information: Email, website



    ‘Starving the Beast’ screening and panel discussion

    August 24, 6 p.m., Speed Cinema; Free, but tickets needed
    Screening to be followed by a panel discussion with Emily Bingham, Historian & former UofL Trustee; Morgan McGarvey, Kentucky State Senate, 19th District; David Owen, Chair, Department of Philosophy; Vishnu Tirumala, President, SGA & Student Trustee; and Enid Trucios-Haynes, School of Law & Faculty Trustee. ‘Starving the Beast’ examines the ongoing power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt America’s public universities.
    Additional Information: RSVP via email


    CRAFT Seminar Series

    August 23, 12-1 p.m., 124, CTR, HSC Campus
    Eric Prager, PhD, presents his talk, “Staying in Science without Staying in the Lab: A view (and a career) from the other side of Publishing.”

    Additional Information: Email


    Training and Workshops

    iRIS grant submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    “An Introduction to Grant Submissions in iRIS” aims to provide an understanding of getting into the iRIS system and navigating through the eProposal form and Sponsor Packets. The target audience is staff and faculty who plan to seek funding through any granting agency. Training for units as a group is also available, on request. Sessions are:

    • Belknap: August 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Room W 104
    • HSC: August 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., CII, Hank and Donna Wagner conference room

    Additional Information: Aiyana Lyninger


    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training

    August 23, 9-11 a.m., Ekstrom Library, W104, Belknap Campus; Free
    Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training for lab employees is required every three years and may be completed in Bioraft (online refresher training). Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.
    Additional Information: Heather Egan, 852-6670


    PLAN offers workshop to help graduate students plan their professional development

    August 23, 3-4:30 p.m.; August 24, 3-4:30 p.m., Houchens Building, Room 105
    It is vital to your success to PLAN your graduate school experience with a particular eye toward your success after you graduate. In this session, you will learn how to strategically identify what experiences and skills you want to develop during your time in graduate school. Learn about underutilized resources that will help you be successful as you progress through graduate school and begin the job search process. Grad students can register and find more info on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar event, Dr. Michelle Rodems, 852-3110



    Social Justice Consortium faculty convening

    September 8, 3:30-5 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
    The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research is hosting a convening of faculty members on Consortium-funded research teams, department chairs, and other faculty members committed to social justice related research. The purpose of this convening is to provide an update on Consortium plans and activities and to continue building a community of social justice scholars at UofL.

    Additional Information: Cassia Herron, website, 852-2371


    Arts and Entertainment

    UofL’s School of Music presents pianist Saya Sangidorj

    August 25, 8-9 p.m., Comstock Concert Hall; Free and open to the public 
    Sangidorj, a preeminent international pianist, will perform solo piano works by Chopin and Scriabin in the first half of the program and will be joined by UofL professors Paul York and Matthew Nelson in the second half for works by Schumann, Glinka and her father, Choigiviin, who was the preeminent composer of classical music in Mongolia during his lifetime. Sayá is giving a world tour in memory of him and her teacher Margarita Fyodorova.


    Hite Art Institute presents ‘Type Hike’

    August 18; on view now through Sept. 22. Panel discussion and reception 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19, Schneider Galleries
    UofL faculty, staff and students are invited to view “Type Hike,” a collection of artistic posters that celebrate the National Park Service. Graphic designers from across the country created the posters to reflect each park’s unique landscape through highly stylized typography. Meena Khalili, assistant professor of design at Hite Art Institute, created the poster for Lassen Volcanic National Park. The project raised thousands of dollars for National Parks to commemorate its 100-year anniversary.

    Additional Information: Website 


    The PreFest Music Festival and LiftUp Fair

    August 24, 6 p.m. LiftUp Fair; 7 p.m., PreFest Concert, George J. Howe Red Barn, Red Barn and surrounding area, 2011 S. Brook St.; Free
    Bring a blanket for the lawn and sample the music and fun of the first PeteFest Music festival and LitfUp Fair. Learn about your UofL wellbeing resources at the LiftUp Fair from 6-7 p.m. in the courtyard. Grab a freshly grilled hot dog, play some corn hole, participate in the Kognito Challenge, win prizes, take the pledge to #helpsomeone, utilize the #CardsFightSuicide photo booth and share in some social media fun. Featured bands will be The Placebo Effect, The Last Origin and The Prodepressants.

    Additional Information: 852-5787, website


    Health and Wellness

    Be your best self; take advantage of the opportunity to work with a wellness coach intern

    Time and location that works for you; Free for employees, spouses and QAs

    Take advantage of the chance to partner with a Get Healthy Now wellness coach intern, who will help you work towards any health behavior change. You will meet with the coach one hour a week for 8 weeks. Our interns have successfully completed a semester of intensive coach training and are closely supervised by a certified coach.

    Additional Information: Email


    Grand Rounds

    PM&R Grand Rounds

    August 25, 12-1 p.m., Frazier Rehab 15th floor boardroom
    The Department of Neurological Surgery, Division of PM&R is excited to announce this week’s PM&R Grand Rounds presentation. Dr. Douglas Stevens will speak on “Spinal Cord Injury.”
    Additional Information: Mary Oxford



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