June 27, 2017 Announcements


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    Tuesday, June 27, 2017





    The new Korfhage Native Plant Garden on UofL’s Belknap Campus serves a multitude of purposes – and species. The project, began by Professor Margaret Carreiro and Department Chair Ron Fell in 2015 and honoring biology alumna Harriet A. Korfhage, serves as a living lab for students and provides an experience of the natural world not often on display in our urban environment.



    Professor John Kielkopf (Physics and Astronomy) is part of a research team that discovered a new planet recently. Twice the size of Jupiter and 650 light years away, KELT-9b was found using Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescopes. The team published their findings in the article, “A giant planet undergoing extreme-ultraviolet irradiation by its hot massive-star host,” in Nature.



    Arts and Entertainment

    Last week for Open Walls Faculty/Staff Art Exhibit

    Through June 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., lower level, Ekstrom Library
    The seventh annual Open Walls Faculty/Staff Art Exhibit runs through June 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


    Training and Workshops

    General lab safety and hazardous waste training

    June 28, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Rm 2034, K-Wing (School of Nursing), HSC, Free
    Employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste training. Recurrent training for employees is required every three years and may be completed in BioRAFT. Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.
    Additional information: Cathy Price 852-2956


    CPR (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training

    June 30, 11a.m.-3 p.m., Room 307, Instructional Bldg. B, HSC, $40 for CPR Training

    Upcoming CPR and ACLS training dates:

    7/7, 9-1pm
    7/18, 11-3pm
    8/18, 9-1pm
    8/29 ,11-3pm
    9/15, 9-1pm
    9/29 ,11-3pm
    10/6, 9-1pm
    10/17, 11-3pm
    11/21, 9-1pm
    12/19, 9-1pm

    Advance Cardiac Life Support Classes (ACLS) are $200 for UL students or employees and $250 for all others. The next ACLS class is July 5-6.

    Additional information: Stuart Crawford at 852-2219 or Kevin Martin at 852-3384


    Health and Wellness

    Hearts for the Heart Walk at Commonwealth Credit Union

    2126 S Floyd Street (near ULPD and University Parking offices)

    In support of the Kentuckiana Heart Walk, our preferred credit union partner has joined the UofL walk team! Stop by their UofL or Frankfort Avenue branches and, for a donation of $1 or more, put your name on a paper heart, which will be proudly displayed. Plus, you’ll be entered for a chance to win UofL football tickets. All donations benefit the American Heart Association and its mission to save lives from heart disease and stroke.
    Additional information: Glenn Griffin, 502-564-4775, WeCUofLDifferently.com


    Feel alive and rejuvenated with Nia

    Tuesdays, 6:40 to 7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd., Free for members 
    Exercise should feel good inside and out. Get moving with Intro to Nia to help you find health through movement. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and upper extremities. 
    Additional Information: Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Facebook, Get Healthy Now website, email, 852-7755



    SOM internal grant program: new forms available

    The SOM Research Committee has updated application forms for the internal Basic & Collaborative Grants. These new forms include a new section in the Research Plan: c. Summary: Clearly state the ‘Scientific Premise’ as per NIH guidelines; address ‘Rigor and Reproducibility’; describe the exact experiments to be performed using SOMRC funds; and justify how these experiments will improve the competitiveness of the subsequent NIH proposal. The upcoming submission deadline is Monday, July 3.
    Additional information: 852-7794 or hscro@louisville.edu

    IT retiring ULMobile app

    Information Technology is retiring the current UL Mobile app due to a lack of dynamic functionality and vendor support. Current users will no longer have accessibility after June 30. The app will no longer be available for download in  Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store. If you have questions regarding the UL Mobile app, please contact the HelpDesk online or call 852-7997.
    Additional information: HelpDesk website or 852-7997



    Using PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions

    All staff and faculty job openings must be posted through PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions. To assist with the transition back to PeopleSoft from Consensus, please visit our HR website for online resources, including a sample applicant tracking matrix, PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions training materials and more. You can also find future dates/times for PeopleSoft refresher training classes and additional materials such as sample interview questions and other guides.

    Additional information: HR website


    Applicant tracking changes for new fiscal year

    The new fiscal year brings two important changes to the university’s applicant tracking process, (1) the sole use of PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions and (2) the addition of reason codes for the disposition of candidates. We understand there is currently a hiring freeze for many faculty and staff positions. However, please keep these changes in mind for future postings or positions not affected by the freeze.



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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.