February 8, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017





    UofL’s first #IBelongUofL social media campaign, held during Unity Week, generated a strong turnout from campus, with more than 100 students participating. Organizers hope to continue the campaign by setting up a station in the Office of Student Involvement where community members can take photos with #IBelongUofL signs. Check out photos from the event on the UofL Fraternity and Sorority Life Facebook page.



    UofL Theatre Arts Professor Dr. Baron Kelly is in leave for Spring Semester 2017 as he serves as Distinguished Langston Hughes Visiting Professor at the University of Kansas.



    Three UofL faculty recently received nearly $700,000 in grants. Here is list of the awards and the faculty who received them.




    Payroll Services adds new employee self-service option

    Payroll Services is excited to announce a new employee self-service option. All employees are now able to add, modify, and delete direct deposit information. To access this feature go to ULink under Personal Information Self-Service. Additionally, one of the most-requested services has been added: you can now deposit your pay into multiple bank accounts. More information and “How To” videos are available online
    Additional Information: Business Operations, 852-7549, or stop by Business Ops in Miller Information Technology Center 02c (MITC) for hands on assistance


    February and March International travel Lunch & Learns scheduled

    February 10, noon to 1 p.m., International Center, Brodschi Hall, 2nd floor conference room
    The Office of Study Abroad and International Travel is hosting six Lunch & Learn sessions on International Travel procedures. Each session is at noon and lunch is provided. Faculty-led group trip (recommended for any faculty or staff taking students abroad) sessions: February 10 and 17, March 3 and 24. Individual Faculty/Staff/non-study abroad student sessions: March 31, April 14. Please RSVP via email or 852-0295 by 4 p.m. the Wednesday preceding the session you would like to attend.


    Online Info Session: Master of Science in HR & Organizational Development

    February 9, 7:30 p.m., Online

    Join our online info session to learn more about the MS in Human Resources & Org. Development, connect with our academic advisors and get any program-related questions answered.

    Additional Information: Register online, email, 800-871-8635


    International travel insurance go-to meeting on HSC

    February 16, 2:15 p.m., Abell Administration Center 110 (this is in addition to the Feb. 8 sessions on Belknap)

    Beginning March 1, 2017 international travel insurance will be required for all faculty, staff, students, and group trip participants. Please join us to learn about the new requirements, or if you cannot leave your desk, follow the instructions below:

    1. Join the meeting online
    2. Join the conference call: Dial-In number: +1(800)531-3250; Conference Code: 701-139-3021; Meeting ID: 987-295-725

    Additional Information: Email

    Microsoft Office Certification now offered at the College of Business

    College of Business CIS Department

    The Microsoft Office Specialist exams are credentialed through Certiport, a Pearson Vue Company and now offered here at the College of Business. Test results are immediate and upon passing the exam you will get your certificate within two or three weeks. The credential is valid for the life of the application and no re-certification process is necessary. Each Microsoft Office suite has its own set of exams. Get started today by going online.

    Additional Information: Email


    Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

    March 1
    The SROP provides UofL undergraduate students who would like to know more about graduate-level education at the university, with a 10-week research-intensive experience in a department that offers graduate degrees. Mentors will provide students with individualized research projects. All UofL departments with graduate programs will be supported. Students should be, preferably, in their sophomore or junior year of study. The deadline is March 1, 2017.
    Additional Information: Website


    Staff Senate meeting scheduled

    Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium
    The UofL Staff Senate will next meet on Monday, February 13, 2017, in the Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, at 2:30 p.m. The Staff Senate meets the second Monday of every month. Meetings are open; please consider attending.
    Additional Information: Website



    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, PhD defense

    February 8, 2-3 p.m., 123, CTRB, HSC

    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a PhD Defense by Stephen Wechman, “Characterization of a Mutant Oncolytic Adenovirus and the Role of JNK in Enhancing Virotherapy.” Wechman is a PhD candidate from Dr. Kelly McMasters’ lab.

    Additional Information: Olivia Hill, 852-6255


    Biology Department Seminar Series

    February 17, noon, Chao Auditorium

    Glutathione: protecting Group B Streptococcus against reactive oxygen species & allowing for virulence in a murine model of sepsis.


    Training and Workshops

    IRB Submission Workshop

    February 9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Med Center One, Suite 200, Health Sciences Center

    The Human Subjects Protection Program office will be holding open hours for students, faculty, and coordinators to get assistance with iRIS and the IRB submission process. To attend, RSVP with your name, department, and what you need assistance with. Those attending must bring their own laptop and submission materials.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-5188


    Health and Wellness

    Join Get Healthy Now’s ‘Walk and Run Club’

    Thursdays, 5:15-6 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members

    Are you training for the Triple Crown or Kentucky Derby Festival Mini/Marathon? This club is for you. Register for our all-levels walk and run group to log your miles with friends and fellow GHN members.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Update your exercise routine with Zumba at Get Healthy Now

    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members

    Try out Get Healthy Now’s Zumba classes. GHN also offers an “Intro to Zumba” class for those nervous to jump right in on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:15 to 5:30 p.m.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get into the spin of things with InCycle and InCycle Express

    See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members

    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now offers new Specialty Classes

    See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester

    Try our energetic, strength-based and stress relieving classes like Lunchtime Yoga, Power Vinyasa, PiYo, Pilates, Tai Chi and Barre Basics and newly added Saturday Yoga. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. All classes are available to all fitness levels. First class is always free.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

    February 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ACB Auditorium

    Dr. Colleen Ryan will present, “Addiction in the Geriatric Population: Underdiagnosed and Undertreated.” Participants will have increased awareness of the frequency addiction in the geriatric population, identify three ways a diagnosis of addiction in the elderly may differ from others, specify medical complications that seniors are more likely to experience from addiction, and increase awareness of the treatments for addiction that are most effective for seniors. HB 1 Approved.

    Additional Information: Miranda Sloan, 502-588-4424


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    February 8, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung – 16th Floor (CC) Great Halls I & II

    Join us for guest speaker Rita Coram, MD, FACC; assistant professor of medicine; Interventional Cardiology; Women’s Cardiovascular Health – Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Coram will present “Why Every Physician Must Understand Peripheral Arterial Disease.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Courtney Schadt

    February 9, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Dr. Courtney R. Schadt, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UofL and Chief of Dermatology, Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Schadt will present “Skin Signs of Internal Disease: A Case-Based Challenge” focusing on recognizing skin findings that herald systemic disease, evaluating patients with skin manifestations of internal disease, and increased knowledge of medications that can cause cutaneous and systemic inflammatory disorders.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    February 9, 8-9 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    Dr. Amin Kassam, Vice President of Neurosciences System Clinical Program at Aurora Health Care, will be our guest speaker at this week’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds. He will present “Anatomy & physics as a sub-straight for innovation of the Expanded Endonasal Approach and much more.”



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