January 23, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, January 23, 2018



    The Redbird Robotics team formed last year in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The fledgling team, led by Alexander Rickert and Alex Bennett, competed in the International Aerial Robotics Competition last summer and placed second. 




    Dr. Brad Shuck, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD).




    UofL received more than a half million dollars in grant awards in early January.



    PeopleSoft HR system unavailable January 23 evening

    Information Technology will be installing software updates to the university’s PeopleSoft HR system from 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, to 8 a.m. Wednesday, January 24. This maintenance is being completed outside the normal maintenance period and will impact the availability of this system for users during this window.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-7997


    Correction – Commonwealth CU Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at Feb. 3 Men’s Basketball game

    There is a time change for the Feb. 3 faculty and staff appreciation event being held before the Cardinals take on Florida State.  The pregame VIP event will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Woodford Reserve Club at the Yum! Center.  To enter to win two tickets to the game and the VIP event, text the keyword CARDINAL2 to 97000 from your smartphone. Winners will be notified on Jan. 29.  Additional Information: Tracy Coffey


    FY2018 6-Month Effort Reports available for review; due February 23

    FY 2018 6-Month Effort Certification Reports for faculty, project directors, graduate students and staff who expended effort on a federally-funded sponsored project(s) during the period of July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 are now available via University Reports at Financials: Financials-Department-Effort Reports. Once certified the reports should be returned electronically to Sponsored Programs Financial Administration, at grantfa@louisville.edu, no later than COB February 23. Responsibility for maintaining the original report with signature resides with the primary academic unit/department/school. If you have questions regarding completion of the reports, contact your unit business manager or Marsha Akuna via email or 852-8241.


    UofL Physicians – Family Medicine accepting new patients

    If you or someone you know is looking for a primary care provider, the newly-renovated UofL Physicians – Family Medicine practice at Cardinal Station is accepting new patients. Appointments are available, call 502-588-8720. Learn more about what they offer online.


    New, free Cloud Storage solution available

    Information Technology announces a free, unlimited, secure digital storage solution available to everyone in the UofL community: CardBox. This cloud option will make it easier to securely share ideas and collaborate with assigned team members. You can integrate with Outlook Client or online Office365. You can share files with a link via email or a shared folder from CardBox. You can synchronize and backup all of your desktop files plus securely access and share files from any device.
    Additional Information: Website


    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 extended to February 9, 2018.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail


    2018 Student-Athlete Talent Show

    January 23, 7 p.m., Comstock Hall, School of Music, Belknap; students/faculty/staff, $5 cash; closed event
    Inviting all UofL Faculty, Students and Staff to the 8th Annual Student-Athlete Talent Show. All funds raised will be donated to the Metro Parks Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Program. Must show valid student/employee ID for entry.
    Additional Information: Monica Negron, 852 7255


    Training and Workshops

    Digital Media Suite workshops

    Digital Media Suite, Ekstrom Library
    The DMS is offering a series of one-hour workshops on the creation and use of digital media in the classroom. Each of these sessions will cover the creation of a specific type of media or how to create a media assignment. Attendees will also learn about and test equipment and software used in creating and editing digital media. Register online.
    Additional Information:  Jason Zahrndt


    Join us Wednesday for iClicker Training and Q&A

    January 24, 12-2 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, Room 244 Delphi Lab; Free
    Looking for new ways to engage your students with course content as well as with each other? iClicker is the nationally recognized leader and award winner in classroom response systems and offers several new innovative features to engage our students. There is a mobile option which allows students to use their phones, tablets, or laptops (iClicker Cloud) as well as a hardware option that requires a ‘remote’ (iclicker Classic). Lunch included – Register here.

    Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332



    ‘I Am Jane Doe’ film screening and discussion

    January 25, 4 p.m., Room 275, Brandeis School of Law
    “I Am Jane Doe” is a documentary chronicling the legal battle waged by American mothers whose young daughters were sold for sex online. Light refreshments will be served at the screening. Brandeis School of Law Professor JoAnne Sweeny will lead a discussion after the film. This event is sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law’s Human Rights Advocacy Program, the Brandeis School of Law’s Diversity Committee and the Kent School of Social Work.
    Additional Information: Website

    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: ‘Developing Through a Product Pivot: Tales from a Medical Device Startup’

    Jan. 24, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139
    In this presentation, Adam Casson, co-founder and COO of Inscope Medical Solutions, will talk about the challenges and benefits of pivoting during product development, focusing on the early-stage startup perspective.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    Kentucky Ag Commissioner kicks off McConnell Center lecture series

    January 24, 6-7 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free and open to the public
    The McConnell Center kicks off its spring lecture series with a Jan. 24 discussion about food insecurity, featuring Ryan Quarles, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Quarles’  talk on “Unbridled Hunger: Food Insecurity Challenges and Solutions for Kentucky” is from 6-7 p.m. at Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. It will cover a range of public policy issues, including the role of health care and education in rural and urban parts of Kentucky.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-1473


    December staff updates

    During the month of December, UofL had four promotions and one transfer. Kelly Holland promoted to Pharmacology as an Administrative Assistant and was previously Security Officer in Public Safety. Natalie Pasquenza, previously Manager, Research Nursing in Peds – ID, promoted to Director, Research Development & Support, Peds – CAHRDS. Jacob Shreffler, previously Assessment Coordinator in Education, promoted to Coordinator, Office of Medical Education.  Allison Colvin, previously Student Account Representative, Bursar Office, promoted to Counselor MC, Metropolitan College. Karen Beatty, previously Clinical Research Nurse, Medicine – Endocrinology, transferred to Clinical Research Nurse, Clinical Trials Unit.


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now’s Fit in 30! class

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 p.m.; Thursdays 6:30 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free with membership
    Fit in 30! Power up your mornings or lunchtime routine with an energizing, whole body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all levels.
    Additional Information: Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Tai Chi for healthy living

    Mondays and Wednesdays 7 a.m.; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free with membership
    Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts, which will improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination. Tai Chi is also linked to lowering high blood pressure and blood sugar. This is a great class for those who are looking to start increasing their physical activity in the mornings. Suitable for all levels.
    Additional Information: Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755



    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip – More about LED Bulbs

    Energy Star writes that LED lighting differs from incandescent and fluorescent in several ways. When designed well, LED lighting is more efficient, versatile, and lasts longer. LEDs are “directional” light sources, which means they emit light in a specific direction, unlike incandescent and CFL, which emit light and heat in all directions. That means LEDs are able to use light and energy more efficiently in a multitude of applications. However, it also requires sophisticated engineering.


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    January 24, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Carolyn M. Klinge, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, presents, “miR-29 Regulates Targets in Energy Metabolism in Breast Cancer Cells and Plays a Role in Type 2 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.