January 31, 2017 Announcements


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    Jessi A. Eichberger (BFA in Art 2012) is working in Hollywood and has been participating in many productions including “LaLa Land” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” While a student at UofL, Eichberger worked in drawing, fibers, and Chinese calligraphy. She was a double major in Theatre Arts.



    Ambareen Jan, an OB/GYN who is completing her fellowship in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery at UofL, has written a piece titled “Healing in the Void,” which was published last week in “The Islamic Monthly.” The article focuses on her work with Syrian refugees in Jordan and is available online.




    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


    When in doubt, point it out

    University of Louisville employees have a duty to report knowledge or suspicion of misconduct, violations of law and/or university policy or other wrongdoing. Please click here to learn more about the reporting options or contact the Institutional Compliance Office via email.


    Brandeis School of Law to celebrate 15th anniversary of Central HS partnership

    The Brandeis School of Law’s Central High School Partnership is celebrating its 15 anniversary at an event Feb. 16. The partnership, a UofL Signature Partnership, is an effort to promote diversity in the law profession. The event is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Louisville Bar Association, 600 W. Main St., Ste. 110. The program will include recognition of Central students and supporters and the awarding of a scholarship to a Brandeis Law student.

    Additional Information: Bethany Daily 


    Cast calls for PINK scheduled

    PINK, UofL’s student-directed, amateur drag show, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The fundraising event is March 31 at 8 p.m. at the SAC/MPR. Proceeds benefit the LGBT Center. There will be two cast calls ahead of the event for those wanting to brainstorm ideas. They are Feb. 7 at noon at SAC W309K, and 6 p.m. at the LGBT Center.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-0696


    Microsoft Work-At-Home license available

    Under the licensing agreement between UofL and Microsoft, faculty and staff covered by the Campus Agreement may purchase Microsoft products including Office, operating systems and other software for their home computer. Each product can be purchased for $11.45 only once, and for only one device. To purchase a work-at-home license, go to louisville.onthehub.com.
    Additional Information: HelpDesk, 852-7997, website


    7th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Conference scheduled

    February 8, 6-8:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m., Student Activities Center, Multipurpose Room; Free
    The University of Louisville Women’s Center and Women4Women Student Board are raising awareness of human trafficking in Kentucky to educate students and the community about the complex issue of human trafficking and to encourage taking action to prevent it. The event includes a survivor speaker, Human Trafficking 101 Training, and a Resource Fair. Dinner provided. Registration is required online.
    Additional Information: Jamieca Jones, 852-8891


    Debate program seeks volunteers

    February 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., various locations
    Professors, please consider offering students extra credit to volunteer as judges for the Wilson Wyatt High School Debate tournament, hosted by the Malcolm X Debate Program. The tournament offers an invaluable opportunity to learn about argument construction and to develop critical thinking skills. Debate staff will notify professors of student participation after the event.  In addition to the February event, a year-end tournament will be held April 21 and 22.

    Additional Information: Interested students should contact Mary Mudd, 852-3522


    Library research consultations available 

    Did you know that librarians will meet with students and faculty to provide guidance on a research project? We can help students narrow a topic, use databases more effectively, and find credible sources. It’s easy to sign up for a convenient appointment time with a subject specialist librarian using our website
    Additional Information: Rob Detmering


    Black History Month Commemorative & Performing Arts Night

    February 1, 6 p.m., Strickler Auditorium, SK101, Belknap Campus; Free, open to the public
    Join the UofL Cultural Center for an evening of heritage, culture and the Arts with the Black History Month Commemorative and Performing Arts Night. Featuring community activist and Huffington Post contributor Blair Imani, plus special performances from the UofL Black Diamond Choir, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Hannah Drake, B,. Shatter, Envy Dance Team and more.
    Additional Information: Dom McShan, 852-0228, Facebook



    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series features ‘Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of the Retina’

    Feb. 1, noon to 1:30 p.m. Duthie Center of Engineering, Room 117
    Dr. Harpal S. Sandhu, assistant professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will speak on how in the last decade, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has revolutionized how ophthalmologists care for and treat patients with retinal diseases.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    February edition of The Optimal Aging Lecture Series

    February 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., UofL Alumni Club; $25
    Join us for a discussion on “Access to Community-Based Services: Challenges and Opportunities.” We will express new ideas on how to creatively collaborate with each other to strengthen and revive age-related supports in an uncertain future. This lecture will be presented by Barbara Gordon, MA.
    Additional Information: 852-5629, website



    Faculty: Register for the 2017 Celebration of Teaching and Learning

    February 10, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Shelby Campus, Founders Union; Free
    Dr. Tom Angelo will give the keynote presentation and an end-of-day wrap-up at the 2017 Celebration of Teaching and Learning. He will offer seven research-based guidelines, strategies, and related examples of simple, powerful applications to improve teaching, assessment, and student learning in and beyond our (virtual and actual) classrooms. The daylong conference also features 14 concurrent sessions, a Faculty Resource Fair, and the announcement of the 2016-17 Paul Weber Award.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Commercialization opportunities for hybridomas

    Has your research resulted in the creation of modified cell lines or hybridomas?  Building on its recent successes in out-licensing research-generated hybridomas and monoclonal antibodies to industry, the Office of Technology Transfer is very interested in speaking with faculty and researchers regarding the untapped commercial potential of these cell lines, with a particular focus on hybridomas and other research tools created for your lab’s research purposes.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2965


    Health and Wellness

    New group fitness classes at Get Healthy Now

    See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members; $40/semester for specialty classes
    Get Healthy Now has a new and improved Group Fitness schedule for this semester. We are offering new free classes including Circuit Training, Jazz It Up, Small Group Training and STRONG by Zumba. We’ve also added Gentle Yoga to our Specialty Class schedule. Check out our new schedule and join the fitness fun.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Fit Get Healthy Now’s ‘Fit in 30’ in your busy schedule

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
    Power up your lunchtime routine with an energizing, full body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes.  Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Take a moment of mindfulness at Get Healthy Now

    Tuesdays, 5:30-5:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for UofL employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA
    Participate in Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present. Come and “drop in” for a free evening session. No preregistration required.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Burn calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Boot Camp is a fun and high-intensity interval training workout that incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements. This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    February 1, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Jason R. Jaggers, PhD, UofL assistant professor, Department of Health & Sport Sciences, assistant director of Diabetes Sports Medicine Program, Wendy Novak Diabetes Center, presents, “Staying Competitive with Diabetes: Sport and Exercise Considerations to Safely Manage Glucose Levels with a Special Emphasis on Type 1.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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