January 31, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, January 31, 2018



    From Feb. 4 through March 31, UofL will participate in RecycleMania, a friendly, annual competition among North American universities. UofL will compete to reduce waste, increase recycling and composting and raise awareness across all three campuses. Keep up with the competition online




    Melissa Taylor, UBM Intermediate in the Division of Student Affairs, had an article published in “Industrial and Commercial Training” titled “Xennials: a microgeneration in the workplace.” The paper investigates the microgeneration between Generation X and the Millennial generation. It was discovered the exact years distinguishing generations were unclear because generations fade into one another without a distinct starting and stopping point. This overlap creates a cusp generation or microgeneration. The findings suggest microgeneration employees could aid in reducing workplace generational tensions.




    University of Louisville faculty received seven grants totaling more than $1.7 million in the past two weeks.



    Additional Employee 2017 W2 Information

    Payroll mailed all printed employee W2s for 2017 via the US Postal Service prior to today’s deadline. If you have not received your W-2 in USPS mail by February 7, 2018, please email the Payroll Office. A duplicate, printed copy of your W2 can be made for active employees after February 15, 2018. These must be picked up in-person with a valid university ID at the Payroll Office. Electronic access for W2s is currently available through ULink for all active employees with registration in UofL’s two-factor authentication system (a Duo product).
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-2978


    Submit your faculty/staff notable information

    UofL Today features a faculty/staff notable every day. Submit your achievement or the achievement of one of your colleagues via email. Submissions will be considered by the editorial team.

    Additional Information: Email


    College of Education and Human Development: Spring Research Conference 2018

    March 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UofL ShelbyHurst Campus
    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 conference is free for all students, faculty and staff. Deadline for abstract submissions extended to February 9.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail


    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). For more information, visit onlineprogram brochure and video. The application deadline is February 1, 2018. Apply online.


    New internship opportunity with stipend for Graduate Social Work and Counseling Psychology Students

    February 1, UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging
    The Flourish Behavioral Health Internship Program is a one-year, paid internship that trains graduate students to provide care coordination and behavioral health interventions while working with older adults in rural Kentucky. Cohorts accepted 2018 – 2021.  Student will receive $10,000 stipend stipend for living expenses. Eligible students are in their final year of studies in the University of Louisville Counseling Psychology and Social Work graduate programs (master-level).
    Additional Information: WebsiteSam Cotton


    Delphi University (Delphi U) 2018 registration is open

    May 7–10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and May 11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., TILL Classroom, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library; Free
    The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting registrations for Delphi U 2018. Get many of your questions and concerns about online courses answered in this engaging five-day workshop. During Delphi U you will be introduced to ways of designing, developing, delivering and assessing online courses. New for 2018: The sessions have been honed to focus more on online instruction versus teaching in general. Register online.
    Additional Information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412


    Old Louisville Neighborhood Association tree planting postponed again

    The Old Louisville Neighborhood Association’s planned tree planting event, scheduled for this weekend, has once again been postponed due to expected inclement weather. The new date for tree planting is Feb. 10. The event will take place along South Sixth Street and Garvin Place beginning at 9 a.m. at the northeast corner of Sixth and Oak. At noon, lunch will be provided for a volunteers.


    Arts and Entertainment

    22nd Annual African American Music Heritage Institute presents ‘Ain’t I a Woman’

    February 5, 8 p.m., Comstock Concert Hall, School of Music, Belknap Campus; UofL students free, public and non-UofL students $5
    “Ain’t I a Woman” is a chamber music theatre work by the CORE Ensemble for actress and trio (cello, piano and percussion) celebrating the lives and times of ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, renowned novelist Zora Neale Hurston, folk artist Clementine Hunter and civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. Text is by Kim Hines. The musical score is drawn from spirituals, jazz and concert music by African American composers.
    Additional Information: Jerry Tolson, 852-6972, or 502-693-3080, website



    Egyptologist Jennifer Westerfeld on ‘Monks, Mummies, and Men of Letters’

    February 1, 6 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free and open to the public
    How and why did Egyptology — the academic study of ancient Egypt — first develop, and what did the earliest archaeological exploration of Egypt look like? Egyptologist Jennifer Westerfeld (UofL) addresses these questions in “Monks, Mummies, and Men of Letters: Exploring Egypt in the Age of Enlightenment.” This talk is part of an ongoing lecture series presented by the Kentucky Society of the Archaeological Institute of America in collaboration with the UofL Departments of History and Anthropology.
    Additional Information: Website


    Seminars in Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology

    February 1, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    Dr. Martha Bickford from the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology and KBRIN at the University of Louisville will present: “KBRIN: What’s the IDeA?”


    Training and Workshops

    PLAN offers workshop on EndNote Citation Management software

    January 31, 3-5 p.m., 105, Houchens, Belknap Campus; Free
    This workshop introduces students, staff, and faculty to EndNote Citation Management software for Windows and Apple computers. Attendees will learn how to create their own electronic libraries, organize and customize their citations, and retrieve bibliographic citations from electronic databases. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: PLAN websitecalendar listingDr. Michelle Rodems, 852-3110



    Calling all faculty: Apply by March 21 to be a part of the 2018 Green Threads cohort

    Curious about integrating themes of ecological, social and economic stewardship and resilience into your courses? The Sustainability Council invites full/part-time faculty and GTA Academy members from any discipline to apply for the 2018 Green Threads workshop. We’ll explore ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum. You’ll earn a $500 honorarium, course development resources, info on local sustainability issues and an interdisciplinary collegial network. Apply by March 21 with Chair’s approval.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    b-r-e-a-t-h-e meditation sessions

    February 1, 12-12:20 p.m., Room 208, HSC Instructional Building, HSC; Free for employees, residents, students and QAs
    Take a moment to breathe out stress — and increase your resiliency at OMM. Revive, renew and refresh at our 20-minute drop-in meditation sessions. Attend this meditation group to reinforce your desire to practice meditation and to help you to expand your skills. You will walk away from this session feeling relaxed, grounded and more present. All experience levels are welcome. OMM is offered every Thursday in February. Email to register, or just drop in when you can. If you are an HSC employee or student, your UofL ID should scan you into the building. If you are not sure, or if you would prefer to have the recently updated code to get into the building, send an email.


    Increase your resiliency with KORU 2.0: Belknap Campus

    Four Wednesdays: Feb. 14, 21, 28, and March 7, noon, Room 228, College of Business, Belknap Campus; Free for employees, spouses and QAs
    Enhance your stress resiliency with KORU 2.0. Experience numerous “hands-on” techniques every session; you will walk away with practical techniques you can integrate immediately into your busy life. School of Medicine and Get Healthy Now offer this impactful program.
    Additional Information: Register via email


    First Friday Salsa this week at Get Healthy Now

    February 2, 5-5:50 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5
    The benefits of dance include improved condition of your heart and lungs; increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness; increased aerobic fitness; improved muscle tone and strength; weight management; stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis. No partner needed, all levels welcome.
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Love pilates and yoga? Try PiYo at Get Healthy Now

    Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5
    PiYo: Combines the sculpting and core benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility benefits of Yoga.
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    ULH patients rights training followed by Grand Rounds: ‘Inside the Beltway: A History of Federal Mental Health Policy and Legislation’

    February 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium, 550 S. Jackson Street, Louisville, 40202; Free, public
    Dr. Hugh Shoff will provide the required ULH Patients Rights Training promptly at 11:30 a.m. Immediately following, Daniel Jackson, MD, PGY-4, will present his Grand Rounds on “Inside the Beltway: A History of Federal Mental Health Policy and Legislation.”
    Lunch is provided.

    Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell



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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.