July 5, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, July 5, 2017





    In 2014, the Check-in-and-Connect Program was established. Diversity Fellows who are funded through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies are required to attend professional development workshops that encourage a network of support systems, relationship building, and provides access to resources. The program is an effective retention tool to help maintain our underrepresented graduate students.



    Dr. Jonathan Kopechek, a junior faculty member of the Bioengineering department, was recently awarded the Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association. The grant offers research funding to help junior investigators establish independent research careers.




    July’s Staff Senate meeting next week

    July 10, 2:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    The Staff Senate will meet for its next meeting on July 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Chao Auditorium. Meetings are open to all staff employees. The meeting agenda will be posted online.
    Additional Information: Website


    Retirement reception scheduled for Keith Inman, VP for University Advancement

    July 19, 4-6 p.m., University Club Ballroom; Free
    The university community is invited to attend and wish Keith well in his retirement. Keith has served as VP for University Advancement since November 2006. From 2007 to 2014, he oversaw the successful “Charting Our Course” fundraising campaign, which exceeded its $1 billion goal ahead of schedule and by nearly $59 million. For the duration of the campaign, fundraising increased by an unprecedented 165 percent. In 1998, he served as assistant vice president of the UofL Health Science Center Development Office.  A 1978 UofL grad and self-proclaimed “Cardinal forever,” he held prominent positions with Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare, Jewish Hospital Foundation, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Foundation, University of Maryland, and the Jim Valvano Foundation for Cancer Research.  A short program will begin at 5 p.m. RSVP by Friday, July 14 via email.


    2017 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award

    The deadline for nomination submissions is July 21, 2017; The deadline for candidate’s form and statement is July 21, 2017
    The Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award is designed to affirm, value, honor, and recognize members of the University teaching staff who incorporates multicultural and global perspectives into their scholarship, teaching practices and research; accepts the educational principles that cultural literacy should be infused into the core of scholarly research and that education transmits the cumulative knowledge of human kind reflected in a global society.
    Additional Information: Cathy Elliott or Gretchen HenryCODRE website, 852-5417


    2017 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Engagement Staff Award

    The deadline for nomination submissions is July 21, 2017; The deadline for candidate’s form and statement is July 21, 2017
    The purpose of this award is to recognize a part or full-time staff member who has demonstrated through their organization, leadership, and mentoring, the ability to promote the value of diversity and inclusion within the university setting. The winner of this award should demonstrate merit not based only on the functions of his or her job, but also on extraordinary commitment beyond what would be considered satisfactory levels of job performance.
    Additional Information: Cathy Elliott or Gretchen HenryCODRE website, 852-5417


    Health and Wellness

    Get into the spin of things with InCycle and InCycle Express

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    Radio show rescheduled this week

    Because of the July 4 holiday, the July 3 and July 4 radio shows have been moved to July 5 and 6 on 93.9 FM TheVille, and will be replayed Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. This week’s schedule:

    Wednesday, July 5: Scientists, including UofL’s Michele Kosiewicz, are discovering microbiota and gut bacteria can help or hurt overall health. Kosiewicz is studying its impact on lupus. Lora Haynes talks about a resiliency project aimed at Louisville’s homeless and the residents of Flint, Michigan.

    Thursday, July 6: UofL employee Tyiana Thompson is crowned Mrs. Kentucky. She talks about her job and title. Gary Hoyle is doing research on lung irritants, specifically chlorine, and a possible way to cut the damage. Peter Zeihan spoke at UofL as part of the McConnell Center’s series on the presidency.



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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.