January 16, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, January 16, 2018



    Tara Dunaway, a UofL junior from Leitchfield, Kentucky, has been named a 2018 Derby Festival Princess, along with four other women. Dunaway is a College of Business Student Council member and serves as the chairman of Outreach. She has been named to the Dean’s List multiple times and has studied in numerous countries including England and Austria. She also volunteers at Portland Elementary and has participated in mission trips to Central America.




    Dr. Robert H. Staat, a professor with UofL School of Dentistry, has been appointed by Governor Matt Bevin to serve on the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. He will serve for a term expiring June 30, 2021.



    Presidential Search website is up and running

    The UofL Trustees have set up a website in support of the search for UofL’s next president. The site, which includes both a nomination form and a feedback form, is at: http://louisville.edu/presidential-search. Presidential search open forums will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17, noon to 2 p.m. at the HSC Auditorium, Kornhauser Library, and 6-8 p.m. at the University Club Ballroom; and Thursday, Jan. 18, 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the University Club Ballroom.


    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube and WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
    This week: UofL is partnering with a local elementary school on a research project to see if 15 minutes of exercise each day improves students’ behavior, academic performance as well as their balance and health. 


    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’s show: UofL has received a half million dollar grant from the NSA to train students and police agencies how to deal with cybersecurity issues. Adel Elmaghraby, Michael Losavio and Adrian Lauf discuss. Barbara Polivka and Ander Flynn did a study on how many hospital nurses are using their smartphones for work and how they are using them. 
    Tuesday, Jan. 16: The U.S. government, courts and employers are desperate for people who can speak Arabic and English. Khaldoun Almousily is the head of the Arabic program at UofL. Candy Hansen is a former NASA scientist who played a big role in launching the probe to Jupiter. She was at UofL in 2017 talking about the Junocam photos. Ramesh Gupta has discovered exosomes in milk can help deliver cancer drugs. 


    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 UofL’s YouTube channel
    This week: Craig McClain discusses Alcohol Center research and gut microbiota research. Lissa McCracken is head of Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center at UofL, which helps businesses cut energy costs and make manufacturing processes more efficient.


    2018 (Spring) Internal Grants Program Deadline is March 27, 5 p.m.

    The call for proposals for the EVPRI Internal Grants Program is reinitiated and the EVPRI will be accepting applications for Spring 2018 review. The Internal Grants Program (Research I, Research II and Undergraduate Research Grants) aims to assist faculty and students in new highly productive research projects. All grant categories are open to full-time faculty, including full time faculty who mentor students for the Undergraduate Research Grants projects. Information and applications forms are available online.


    Competitive Enhancement Grant – CEG

    The EVPRI office is happy to announce that submission of proposals for the Competitive Enhancement Grant (CEG) are now being accepted. Information and application forms are available online

    Undergraduate Research Scholar Grants – URS

    The EVPRI office is again accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Scholar grants. Grant information and application instructions may be found online.

    International Travel Sessions this week

    January 19, 1-2 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference room, Brodschi Hall
    The Office of Study Abroad and International Travel is hosting four sessions on international travel procedures. Each session will last from 1 to 2 p.m. and will be in the Conference Room, 2nd floor Brodschi Hall.

    • Individual Faculty/Staff/non-credit Student Travel: January 19, February 23
    • Faculty-led Group Travel: February 9, March 2

    Additional Information: RSVP via email 


    College of Education and Human Development: Spring Research Conference 2018

    The Spring Research Conference is open to College of Education and Human Development master and doctoral students enrolled at UofL, UK, and UC. This opportunity allows students to present research in a friendly setting and to get constructive feedback from faculty and colleagues. This year’s event will be hosted at UofL ShelbyHurst Campus on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This conference is free for all students, faculty, and staff. Deadline for abstract submissions is January 31, 2018.
    Additional Information: 852-2630, email


    Memorial Service for Shari Gater

    January 17, 3-4:30 p.m., Humanities 300
    The Department of Comparative Humanities is hosting a memorial service to honor Shari Gater, who passed away in December. All are welcome.


    Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Sessions

    January 26, noon to 1 p.m., virtual online session
    The School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) will host information sessions to allow undergraduate, graduate, professional, and medical students to learn what the MPH has to offer in Biostatistics, Health Promotion & Behavior, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Population Health Management, and Global Public Health/emphasis on Maternal and Child Health.
    Additional Information: Website


    Dept. of Medicine Releases Updated NIH R01, R03 & R21 Proposal Clearance Form Templates

    January 16
    New PCF templates for the new NIH Parent R01, R21, NCI R21 and R03 are posted here under NIH PCFs and budget forms. The new templates now include a NIH clinical trial definition hyperlink on page 2; an Additional Approvers signature line; link to complete CFDA numbers; and SPGA & NIH deadlines, and start dates.
    Additional Information: Jamie Rittenhouse


    U Club opening dining

    Remember that January is Open Dining at the Club. Dine in a relaxed atmosphere for an affordable price. Call for reservations.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6696, website


    UofL Women’s Veterans Support Group

    January 16, 10 a.m.,  Administrative Annex Bldg., (conference room)
    The Women’s Center is hosting interest meetings for women student veterans who would like to participate in an on-campus Women’s Veterans Support Group. This group consists of women veterans from all branches of the military as well as Active Duty, Reserves or the National Guard. Additional meetings are *Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. and *Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. in the same location (*inclement weather postpones). RSVP at least three days in advance of each meeting via email or by contacting Phyllis Webb
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite


    Connect for Success: Peer Guidance for Navigating the University System

    January 23, 7:30-9:30 a.m., ULPOC, 401 E. Chestnut St., Conference Room 120
    Staff members in the School of Medicine and UofL Physicians are invited for a fun, informal kickoff event to connect with other staff members and build professional relationships. Whether you can share your institutional wisdom in research, finance, academics or human resources, or you want to gain expertise in these or other areas, this is your opportunity to connect with peers to share refreshments, fun and knowledge. Registration is not necessary, but you are encouraged to share your areas of interest online or via email here or here


    Summer research opportunity for students – apply before Feb. 1

    Students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research and/or treatment are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Cancer Education Program. This year’s program is scheduled from May 29 through August 3 for undergraduate students and May 21 through July 27 for medical students. Each student will be given $4,000 for their participation in this program ($4,300 for medical/dental students). The application deadline is February 1, 2018. Apply online.
    Additional Information: Websiteprogram brochure and video.


    Training and Workshops

    EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Urban Forestry

    January 19, noon to 1 p.m., Ekstrom W210
    Join us for our monthly EcoReps workshops featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability. We kickoff our spring series with a focus on urban forestry and how to get involved in protecting and restoring Louisville’s tree canopy. The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty and staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL. We provide training, resources, service and leadership for peer-to-peer sustainability advocates.
    Additional Information: EcoReps websiteBrian Barnes


    Eating Awareness Training

    February 1, 8, 15, 22, 5:30-7.30 p.m., HB208, Instructional Building; $20 or free with study participation
    Learn how to eat mindfully, healthy, and with pleasure. In this four-session workshop, we will address emotional and stress-eating, how to recognize hunger and fullness cues, and help you develop healthy relationship with food. Give up diets to learn intuitive eating.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite


    ADF, IRB, and eProposal workshop: Belknap Campus

    January 23, 9-11 a.m., Room 3, Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus
    iRIS Specialists will be available for assistance with eProposals, Institutional Review Board forms, and Attestation and Disclosure Forms in the iRIS system. Individuals seeking assistance in iRIS are encouraged to drop in anytime during this time period for one-on-one instruction. Additional workshops on HSC and Belknap will continue monthly and be posted onlineRVSP for this event online.

    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715



    Food Desert: Causes, Consequences and Solutions

    January 21, 4-6 p.m., The Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway; Free and open to the public
    The UofL/Yearlings Club Forum Series will host a panel discussion on Food Deserts, the lack of fresh vegetables and food in urban communities across the country. Statistics show that communities of color are more likely to live in “food deserts” — areas where communities lack access to supermarkets and other sources of affordable, nutritious foods necessary for maintaining a healthy diet. Food deserts play a major role in poor health and environmental degradation.
    Additional Information: Clest Lanier, 852-3042



    Sustainability Roundtable: Pope Francis, Climate Change and U.S. Catholic Voters

    January 19, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 123, Urban Studies Institute (426 W. Bloom), Belknap Campus
    Join us for the spring Sustainability Roundtable series every other Friday at 11 a.m. in Urban Studies 123. The series starts Friday with Dr. David Buckley (Political Science), speaking on Pope Francis, Climate Change and U.S. Catholic Voters. UofL’s Sustainability Council invites faculty, staff and students to come for discussion about interdisciplinary collaboration and to share their research (at any stage) into environmental, social and economic justice at future Roundtables – spring dates available.
    Additional Information: WebsiteDaniel DeCaro, 852-2927


    Green Tip: Take the bus to the Airport – expanded service starts Sunday

    Next time you need to get to the airport, skip the parking or cab fees and take TARC just like you can for daily commutes, trips between campuses, errands, meetings, or lunch breaks. The entire TARC system is completely free with UofL ID and Route 2 provides direct connections between downtown, Belknap, and the airport. Catch it along 3rd St or Eastern Pkwy. On January 21, TARC is expanding service on Route 2 to improve early morning access. Explore all your options with Cardinal Directions.
    Additional Information: TARC websiteCardinal Directions Trip Planning & Carpool Matching service


    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 18 – Light bulbs and lamps

    People bought incandescent bulbs for year – their average usable life is 3,000 hours, they use a lot of energy and give off significant heat. Now, light emitting diode (LED) bulbs are popular – using 90-95-percent less energy than incandescent bulbs without nearly as much heat and last up to 50,000 hours. Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) use about 75-percent less energy and last about 10,000 hours. We have more efficient lighting at work and school, but we can make good choices at home or desk lamps at work.



    Faculty: Registration for the 2018 Celebration of Teaching and Learning is now open

    February  9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ShelbyHurst Campus, Founders Union Building, 450 N. Whittington Pkwy., 40222; Free
    Join us for this professional development opportunity, free to all faculty, as we come together to celebrate the “superpower” of teaching. Dr. Dee Fink, founder of the Instructional Development Program at the University of Oklahoma, is the keynote speaker. Through constructive dialogue with colleagues, engagement with presenters and networking, explore research-based guidelines and related examples of instructional strategies to improve teaching, assessment and student learning.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Health and Wellness

    Join Get Healthy Now and gain unlimited access to all membership benefits

    $15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; Free onsite parking
    At the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center you’ll receive comprehensive and holistic well-being support  ― health and wellness classes, wellness and financial coaching, motivational programs and integrated clinical care ― while enjoying working out in our state-of-the art facility with our certified fitness staff. Choose from a wide variety of fitness options: cardio/resistance equipment, indoor cycle studio, indoor walking track, and over 50 group fitness classes.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Take 20 and kick start your wellness journey

    Addressing specific behaviors, through education, is a great step in preventing potential disease, while ensuring a high quality of life. Get Healthy Now’s Take 20 program is seeking partnership with departments across UofL to help bring awareness to their work place through various health, nutrition, and fitness topics.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    Get strong at Get Healthy Now with four Boot Camp classes a week

    Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5
    Boot Camp: High intensity interval training that incorporates strength, cardio, sport movements, CrossFit, and running.
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Try Barre Basics at Get Healthy Now

    Mondays and Wednesdays 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5
    In Barre Basics you will use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. Focuses on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.
    Additional information: Group Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755



    Infant scientists wanted

    January, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davidson 314
    The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating. HSPPO#: 053.06
    Additional Information: Kate Dixon, 852-6852, emailwebsiteonline sign-up


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    January 17, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Lisal J. Folsom, MD, MS, assistant professor, Pediatric & Adult Endocrinology, University of Louisville, presents, “Navigating the Black Hole – Transition in Type 1 Diabetes.”
    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.