June 12, 2017 Announcements


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    UofL Criminal Justice major, Captain Suzanne Miller, UofL Air Force ROTC, was awarded a 2017 Patriot Award by the Louisville Armed Forces Committee for Outstanding Air Force ROTC Cadet. She was presented the award at the recent Armed Forces Day Banquet.



    Vicki Hines-Martin PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and director, Office of Health Disparities and Community Engagement, School of Nursing , presented a paper on “Global mental health, nursing leadership and cross national collaboration” at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress in Barcelona, Spain, in May. The congress was attended by 8,000 nurse leaders from more than 100 countries and members of the World Health Organization.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
    Monday, June 12: For the first time in its brief history the Central High School robotics team participated in the world championships, with plenty of help from UofL and students from the Speed School of Engineering.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
    Monday, June 12: UofL biology prof Steve Yanoviak is doing research on ants, lightning and other natural wonders in rain forests. UofL’s athletics teams had their highest overall APR scores ever in 2015-16.  Associate AD Christine Simatacolos discusses the recent numbers.
    Tuesday, June 13: UofL’s LGBT Center was one of the first at a southern school. Director Brian Buford talks about the center and its 10th anniversary. Daniel DeCaro is an assistant professor who’s doing research on why people cooperate and why they don’t. Jessica Eaton is a Fulbright Scholar and UofL Medical School student who studied in Malawi, one of the poorest countries on Earth.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m.  (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels):

    Thursdays at 5 p.m.  Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel.

    This week: The Foundation for a Healthy CEO Ben Chandler joins Dr. Gil Liu from UofL in talking about the biggest health challenges in Kentucky and how UofL is targeting them. Mahsa Badami is an enthusiastic PhD student who came from Iran to study computer engineering at UofL and discusses how she got into artificial intelligence.



    Staff Senate meeting today

    June 12, 2:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    The Staff Senate is the officially-recognized governance group for all staff members at UofL. Established to strengthen the bond between staff members, the Senate also participates in the shared governance process with administration, Faculty Senate and the SGA. Meetings are held monthly and the agenda is posted online. Staff employees welcome.
    Additional Information: Website


    LGBT Center invites community to march in Pride Parade Friday

    June 16, 6-9 p.m., corner of Floyd and Market streets, downtown Louisville
    The LGBT Center invites the UofL community to march in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade on Friday, June 16. As the LGBT Center marks its 10th year anniversary, it is hoping to have UofL’s largest parade contingency ever. Brian Buford, the center’s executive director, has been named the 2017 Kentuckiana Pride Parade grand marshal. Wear UofL gear or colors and celebrate 10 years of pride.
    Additional Information: Website


    SAC Service Drive closed

    June 16-28
    The service drive beside the SAC along the railroad track will be closed to traffic from June 16-June 28. As a part of the SAC construction, an air handler is going to be replaced which means the basement cap in the service drive will be removed to get the air handler out and install the new one. Persons who park behind the University Club and in the red lot between the Red Barn and University Club should enter from Cardinal Boulevard (the gate will be up to allow access).
    Additional Information: Tim Moore


    Register for labor and employment law institute

    Warns-Render Labor and Employment Law Institute, June 15-16, Seelbach Hilton Hotel
    Offered by the Brandeis School of Law, the institute provides high-quality continuing legal education to local and regional labor or employment law attorneys, human resource professionals, union representatives and other workplace experts. The institute creates dialogue between academics, government officials and practitioners and is an inclusive forum where employee, union and management-side representatives all feel welcome and benefit from the education provided.
    Additional information: Tracie Cole, 852-1230, website


    Open Walls Faculty/Staff Art Exhibit opening reception

    June 14, noon to 2 p.m., lower level, Ekstrom Library

    Join us as we kick off the seventh annual Open Walls Faculty/Staff Art Exhibit taking place form June 12-29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Photographic ARchives Gallery, Archives and Special Collections, lower level of the Ekstrom Library. There are 31 artists this year exhibiting everything from quilts to wood sculptures, and oil paintings to photography.

    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso 



    Biochemistry Seminar today

    June 12, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Rachel Patton McCord, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, talks on “The 3D Genome: Folding, Misfolding and Unfolding.”
    Additional Information: Email


    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, Ph.D. Defense

    June 12, noon to 1 p.m., 123, CTR, HSC
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a PhD Defense by Marcus Stepp, “Role of Human Arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 in Tumorigenesis and Cancer Biology” Stepp is from the lab of Dr. Hein.
    Additional Information: Olivia Hill



    Green Tip: Before you buy, consult UofL’s Green Purchasing Policy

    Your purchasing decisions are key to helping UofL reduce our environmental impact and save money. With the impending change in fiscal year, please take a moment to review UofL’s Green Purchasing Policy for helpful guidance on everything from efficient Energy Star equipment to nontoxic Green Seal cleaning products to Forest Stewardship Council certified paper products. And remember: Reducing waste and consumption is top priority. The greenest products are the ones you don’t buy. (See UofL Surplus.)
    Additional Information: UofL’s Green Purchasing PolicyUofL Surplus



    Paid healthy volunteers needed for study

    UofL Caregiver Stress Study is looking for healthy European-American females who are between 18-35 years old who have NOT provided care for an ill friend or family member in the last year. Participants will complete a questionnaire and will provide saliva samples for two different time points. Each visit takes approximately 1 hour. We are offering $20 compensation for each visit.
    Additional Information: Brooks Harbison


    Health and Wellness

    Take 20 for Pre/Postnatal on HSC Campus

    June 15, 12-12:20 p.m., Nursing/K-Wing Rm 2017, HSC Campus; Free for UofL employees, Spouse/QA
    Join Get Healthy Now for a 20-minute Pre/Postnatal workout. Participants will receive information on safe and effective exercises. This session will be hosted by our fitness professional who implemented these exercises during her own pregnancy. All soon-to-be and current parents welcome.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755




    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.

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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.