February 13, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, February 13, 2018



    The UofL American Meteorological Society student chapter announced that its practicing Atmospheric Science students will start providing forecasts through its social media channels. Students will also share atmospheric science wisdom.




    Dr. Jeffrey Sun, Department Chair for Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, has been has been selected to serve on the Forward50 group.  Led by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators through a Gates Foundation grant, this group represents “50 forward-thinking campus leaders tasked with developing policy solutions that will help surmount obstacles preventing students from enrolling, paying for, and graduating from college.” The 50 leaders will engage in policy discussions around college access, accountability, affordability, and transparency with the goal of proposing policy solutions through four white papers.



    Reminder about NCAA Athletics Compliance and UofL’s Commitment to Institutional Control

    UofL’s commitment to institutional control and maintaining NCAA compliance is a campus-wide, shared responsibility. This responsibility includes the obligation, per NCAA rules, for UofL staff and students to report suspected or potential NCAA violations. If you have questions about NCAA rules and/or have information about a potential violation, please contact UofL’s Athletics Compliance Office.
    Additional Information: Website


    UofL Alumni/Cardinal Day of Service

    Join fellow alumni, faculty, and staff to give back to the community. UofL’s Alumni Association and Office of Community Engagement are working with New Directions’ Repair Affair to help complete minor safety and weatherization repairs on the homes of the elderly or disabled. The service dates are April 13 and 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. No experience required. Register by March 30.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Rite Aid Stores will no longer be in Health Plan network

    Beginning on April 1, 2018, Rite Aid pharmacies in the Louisville area will no longer be in the network with our health plan for pharmacy coverage through Express Scripts. This change is due to the recent purchase of Rite Aid stores by Walgreens, who is not in the Express Script network at this time. If you currently use a Rite Aid pharmacy, you will need to transfer your prescriptions to a new pharmacy. Pharmacies in our network include Kroger, CVS, Target, Walmart and various independent pharmacies. Both CVS and Kroger have a 24-hour pharmacy in the Louisville area. The KY Rx Coalition will also be reaching out to affected employees about this change and can assist you with transferring to a new pharmacy. For any questions, contact the KY Rx Coalition at 1-855-218-5979, email, or email UofL Benefits.


    January staff updates

    During the month of January UofL had one promotion and two transfers. Sharlene Dillander promoted to Surgery-General as a Program Coordinator Senior and was previously Program Coordinator in Surgery-Plastic. Camille Smith, previously Dental Clinic Supervisor, Dental School, transferred to Program Coordinator Senior, Campus Health Services. Shirong Zheng, previously Research Associate Senior, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, transferred to Postdoctoral Associate, Medicine-Cardiology-Institute of Molecular Cardiology.


    Training and Workshops

    iRIS project submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    February 15, 12-2 p.m., BA038, Baxter Building, HSC
    “An Introduction to Project 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.
    Additional Information: Aiyana Lyninger


    Health and Wellness

    Get into a new routine with this ancient movement technique at Get Healthy Now

    Tai Chi: Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts, which will improve balance, agility, strength and coordination.
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Discover the ultimate balance of stability and mobility in Get Healthy Now’s new class

    Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-8:20 a.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5
    Mobility + Strength: Come learn progressions for weighted and bodyweight strength exercises for whole body stability, new movement patterns that promote functional range of motion, and breathing and mindfulness exercises to increase body awareness. Suitable for all levels.
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Only one more day to register for Get Healthy Now’s virtual challenge, ‘Health Trails’

    Registration ends Feb. 14; Challenge dates: Through March 27; Free for employees, retirees and spouses/QAs
    Get out of the office this winter and join Get Healthy Now for an 8-week virtual challenge. HealthTrails helps to build everyday healthy habits as you travel along famous trails, learning about new places from around the world. The first 50 registrants will be entered into a drawing to earn a Homitt tote cooler, and challenge participants will have the chance at prizes along the way. One participant will earn the grand prize – a NutriBullet.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755



    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 21 – Computers and energy

    Half of all office, school or home computers are left on overnight and on weekends. Evenings and weekends account for 75 percent of the week, so turning off computers at night dramatically reduces their energy consumption. Tip for work, school and home – a high tech gaming computer uses three times the energy used to power your kitchen or breakroom refrigerator/freezer. All computer equipment should be turned off at the end of the day and on weekends, unless told differently by Tier I or IT Dept.


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    February 14, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Stephen J. Winters, MD, professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Louisville, presents, “Prolactin and Reproduction: Physiology and Pathophysiology.”
    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.