January 3, 2017 Announcements


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    Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017





    In 2016, Mark Hebert interviewed nearly 300 guests about UofL research, student success, programs and events on the “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio show on 93.9fm. From astrosurgery to the marching band to prepping Fulbright applicants, there were UofL stories each week on WHAS11’s Great Day Live. Videos of the Alumnus of the Year, McConnell Center 25th anniversary and goodbye to Crawford Gym helped tell the story of UofL and its people in 2016. Every video can be found on UofL’s YouTube Channel.



    Brandeis School of Law Dean Susan Duncan was recently awarded the William J. Rothwell Faculty Award for her fundraising efforts in 2016. The award is presented by UofL’s Office of Advancement.




    ‘Mysteries of Human Memory’ to air on KET

    January 4, 10 a.m.; January 5, 3 p.m.; January 9, 3 p.m.; January 10, 2 a.m.

    KET KY will air the Grawemeyer Award in Psychology event, “Mysteries of Human Memory,” which was held fall 2015 at The Kentucky Center. The show features a panel discussion by psychology award winners Elizabeth Loftus, James McGaugh and Lynn Nadel and a Q&A session moderated by UofL’s Keith Lyle. Topics include: eyewitness testimony and the fallibility of memory, emotion and memory, highly superior autobiographical memory, place memory, and the process of memory consolidation and reconsolidation.

    Additional Information: Website


    Some buildings without chilled water this week

    Reminder, the following buildings will be without chilled water from January 2 – January 9: College of Business, Life Science Building, Lutz Hall, Music School, Natatorium, Planetarium, Shoemaker Research Building and Strickler Hall.

    Additional Information: Physical Plant Work Control, 852-6241 


    Reminder: Welcome Week 2017 Event Request

    First Year Initiatives is planning for Welcome Week 2017 (Aug. 16-20). If your office/organization would like to host an event during Welcome Week, complete the Interest Form by February 10. We will do our best to accommodate as many requests as we can, as we build an overall event flow which is intentional and strategic.
    Additional Information: Website, email


    Proposal deadline extended for 2017 Optimal Aging Conference

    January 6
    Due to the strong response we have been receiving for proposals this year, the deadline for submission has been extended until January 6 at 11:59 p.m. All who have interest in the field of aging are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal for the 2017 Optimal Aging Conference.
    Additional Information: Website


    Research policy on direct costs on externally sponsored programs effective January 1

    An official institutional policy has been developed to formalize the University’s long-standing approach to the management of costs/expenses charged to externally sponsored programs and to enhance compliance with existing federal regulations. All Principal Investigators and other University employees involved in proposing, charging, and/or reconciling costs to sponsored programs must understand and follow this policy and all related guidance and procedures.
    Additional Information: Website


    Starting January 3: Outdated international travel forms no longer accepted

    Beginning January 3, 2017, the Office of Study Abroad and International Travel will be unable to accept old versions of faculty and staff travel forms. Please ensure you have the current forms here.
    Additional Information: Rebecca Dixon, 852-0295 


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    January 4, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as David Cheng, MD, UofL Associate Professor, Nuclear Medicine Section Chief, Department of Radiology, presents, “The Role of Radio Iodine in Thyroid Disease.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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    Alicia Kelso
    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.