June 19, 2017 Announcements


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    The Department of Criminal Justice was established in 1969 as “Justice Administration.” It is one of the oldest criminal justice programs in the United States and boasts more than 1,100 graduates.



    Matt Bergman, assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development, was recently invited as a national expert to present research and practice trends in Prior Learning Assessment options for Returning Adult Students to the HEI Council for Degrees Work/Greater Louisville Inc. Dr. Bergman’s research is focused on adult learner persistence, prior learning assessment, leadership, and degree completion programs.



    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 19: A UofL surgeon is the only one in Kentucky doing innovative spinal disk surgery that doesn’t involve fusion. Dr. Tom Altstadt’s method allows patients to quickly retain their full range of motion.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
    Monday, June 19: Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease earlier through images is part of Emily Mason’s research in the Department of Neurological Surgery. Shelby Lawson is a Fulbright Scholar and David Peterson is an American linguist who created fake languages for Star Trek and Game of Thrones TV series, among others.
    Tuesday, June 20: Dr. Beth Riley from the James Graham Brown Cancer has put together a group of pros to help young women deal with the psychological pain from their cancer. Jelani Kerr from the School of Public Health and Behavioral Sciences and Med School student Terri Mason discuss an upcoming summit on HIV prevention for women. MacKenzie Flynn did research on teen mothers in Kenya as part of her Fulbright award.


    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. 
    This week:  Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky 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, a PhD student who came from Iran to study computer engineering at UofL, discusses her time at UofL and how she got into artificial intelligence.



    Agency of Record contract expiring

    The university’s contract with Power Creative to serve as Agency of Record for creative services in brand marketing, marketing communications and market research ends on June 30, 2017. No additional projects may be run through Power Creative as the contract expires. OCM is completing the RFP process to retain new agency partners whose services will be available to the university community. We plan to have new contracts in place beginning July 1 and will provide guidance for working with our new partners once the process is completed. 
    Additional Information: Erica Walsh


    Cards Under the Stars featuring ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ is June 30

    June 30; Activities begin at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at dark, Natural Sciences Lawn; Free
    UofL’s free summer movie series returns with “The Lego Batman Movie.” Pre-movie activities include children’s inflatables, and appearances by the Louisville League of Mascots and Lego Batman. The J.B. Speed School of Engineering will host a table featuring Lego robotics and will hold a drawing for one 2018 Lego Camp scholarship. Concessions will be available for purchase from 502 Café, SnoWhat Snoballs and Get In Your Belly Deli. Families should bring blankets or lawn chairs.
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025, calendar listing


    2017-18 Parking Permits now available for purchase

    Parking Permits for the 2017-18 academic year are now available for purchase. Permits will be mailed to the address verified at online checkout. New parking permits must be displayed in all employee areas on Monday, August 21. The new permit will not work in campus gates until August 21.
    Additional Information: Website


    Abell Administration Center adding security measures

    Beginning today, June 19, the Abell Administration Center will have increased security measures. Faculty, staff and students will need to use either your University of Louisville ID card or the changing passcode to access the elevators. They will need their UofL ID to use the stairwells from the first floor. The entry doors on the 1st floor (East & West) will remain unlocked as they have been in the past to allow access to the 1st floor meeting rooms.   
    Additional Information: 852-4850


    Street closures planned on Preston Street downtown

    In order to tie in a sanity sewer line, Preston Street will be closed on the weekends of June 25-25, July 1-2, July 8-9 and, if needed, July 15-16. Parking will not be available on Preston Street on these weekends, and vehicular traffic will not be able to pass from Muhammad Ali to Chestnut on Preston. All city-required signage and barricades will be in place on the surrounding streets and pedestrians will have normal access.


    UofL hosting Advanced Placement Summer Institute

    June 19, College of Education and duPont Manual High School
    More than 100 high school teachers from around the country will be on the Belknap campus the week of June 19 to attend the seventh annual UofL AP Summer Institute. This four and half day training brings College Board trainers to provide teachers with the latest methods and curriculum topics in AP curriculum, teaching strategies, and course content. This event is the first of two institutes offered over the summer.
    Additional Information: Website


    Call for Nominations: Josh Smith Memorial Sustainability Award

    UofL’s Sustainability Council is launching an annual award to honor community members’ contributions to our efforts to be better stewards of our planetary, financial and human resources. Josh Smith was a former UofL student who later became a dedicated volunteer for UofL’s composting project. He died unexpectedly in 2015. In honor of Josh, please nominate a community member by Sept. 1 who gives of their time and resources to UofL’s sustainability efforts. A cash prize and plaque will be awarded this fall.
    Additional Information: Website; Brian Barnes, 502-338-1338


    Training and Workshops

    iRIS grant submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    June 21, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room E 254, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    A step-by-step walk-through of the grant submission process using the iRIS system. The training will focus on NIH R-type submissions, though the concepts learned will provide a significant starting point for other types of submissions. RSVP is requested, as space is limited. Training is available for units as a group by request.
    Additional Information: Aiyana Lyninger


    Health and Wellness

    Weight Watchers coming to HSC Campus

    June 19, 11 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building, 2nd Floor, Department of Surgery, Hagan Library; Free
    Weight Watchers is coming to the Health Sciences Center. There is an Information/Registration Session on Monday, June 19 at 11 a.m. Many of you have already expressed interest in this, but please contact us to confirm that you are still interested, or if you have any questions.
    Additional Information: Larsandra Linton, 852-6768, or Sharlene Dillander, 852-6880



    Green Tip: Travel smart, fly less

    Flying causes 5 to 10 times more pollution per passenger-mile than ground-based options. It now accounts for 8 percent of UofL’s total carbon footprint. Consider greener options: video- or teleconference; carpool; or take the train or bus (Megabus, Miller and Greyhound all serve Louisville). If you must fly, offset your emissions through a service such as Native Energy, CarbonFund, or TerraPass. Set up carpools with Cardinal Directions. More information about alternatives to flying and carbon offsetting is available online.



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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.