March 12, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, March 12, 2018



    In 1937, Margaret Mattingly became the first woman to graduate from the Speed School of Engineering. Digital Collections has a photo of her working on machinery alongside her male classmates in 1936. It is available online.




    Research Features has published its first “Women in Science” issue, which was introduced last week to coincide with International Women’s Day.  There are 18 women featured in the issue, including UofL’s Olfa Nasraoui, endowed chair of e-commerce and the founding director of the Knowledge Discovery & Web Mining Lab. Nasraoui is also a professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science.


    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, March 12: UofL is one of the first schools in the country to be training its medical school students on how to spot human trafficking victims.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of can be found on SoundCloud. This week:
    Monday, March 12: Dataseam CEO and UofL cancer drug researcher John Trent discusses Dataseam’s value of providing computers to school classrooms across Kentucky while providing computer power to UofL researchers. Macey Mayes and Robert Gassman, McConnell Scholars and moot court team members. Adam Boyko is a Cornell researcher who spoke at UofL and has developed a way to discover the ancestral lineage of dogs
    Tuesday, March 13: Sociology professor Bob Carini studies the media’s portrayal of female athletes. UofL engineering student Katherine O’Nan is a Brown Scholar who wants to be a master distiller in the bourbon industry. Cancer and depression with Liz Cash from School of Medicine.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): 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., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Watch the Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel.

    This week: Drs. Devina Singh and Steve Lippman discuss their research on medical marijuana, vaping and e-cigarettes. Stuart Williams is a mechanical engineering professor who came back from a sabbatical doing research on bourbon and how each brand has its own “fingerprint.” Family therapist Michael Taylor has tips for building a healthy relationship.



    Flexible Spending Account grade period deadline this week

    Flexible Spending Account Grade Period Deadline Approaching
    Don’t forget if you had a flexible spending account (FSA) in 2017, the deadline to spend your 2017 funds is March 15, 2018. FSA funds are use them or lose them, so don’t let any remaining funds go unused. For more information about the FSA grace period and links to access your account to check your 2017 balance with Chard-Snyder, click here.
    Additional Information: Website


    Staff and faculty professional development small grant program applications now being accepted 

    The president and provost have provided funding to support the Staff/Faculty Professional Development Program. Applications for events on or after April 23 are now being accepted. Send your completed application and the required documentation to the Staff/Faculty Senate Office, 105 Grawemeyer Hall, Attention: Gretchen Henry. Guidelines and application available online
    Additional Information: Gretchen Henry

    J.B. Speed School of Engineering to host Girls Rule STEM Summit

    April 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Speed School; public, $25
    JB Speed School of Engineering will host a full day of sessions designed to engage self-identified girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) content through hands-on experiences. Parents, guardians, and leaders learn how to engage girls in STEM and receive great resources to continue STEM learning after the program ends.
    Additional Information: Jessica Newsom


    Book Collection Drive

    The UofL Women’s Center is partnering with the Family Scholar House and Gray’s Bookstore for a Book Collection Drive to benefit the Women’s Center Student Parent Association and W4W Student Board and the Family Scholar House. UofL faculty can drop off old editions of textbooks that are no longer used or spare copies of texts that have been piling up over several semesters. Dates: Monday, April 2-Monday, April 30. Drop off location: Women’s Center located in the Administrative Annex Bldg.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail


    Social Justice Consortium Undergraduate Research Fellowship applications due soon

    March 23, 5 p.m., Room 317, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research has released its application for up to 12 new undergraduate research fellows. Selected fellows will be matched with one of the Consortium’s funded research teams and will receive a $500 stipend each semester. Opportunities for students include community-building, research support, and student-centered professional development. Applications are due by March 23 and are available online
    Additional Information: Cassia Herron, 852-2371


    Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

    The SROP provides UofL undergraduate students who would like to know more about graduate-level education at the university, with a 10-week research-intensive experience in a department that offers graduate degrees. Mentors will provide students with individualized research projects. All UofL departments with graduate programs will be supported. Students should be, preferably, in their sophomore or junior year of study. The deadline is March 15. More information is available online


    Undergrad Public Health info sessions

    Belknap HSC Advising Center, HP 105, 2314 S. Floyd St.
    Attend a one-hour session to learn more about the Undergrad Degree in Public Health. Sessions located in the Belknap HSC Advising Center/Room HP 105 at 2314 S. Floyd St. Please RSVP for your selected session by Wednesday, April 4. More information about the April 5, 10 a.m. event is available here. More information about the April 5, 4 p.m. event is available here. More information about the April 6, 9:30 a.m. event is available here.


    Dept. of Medicine Releases Updated NIH R01 & R03/21 Budget Spreadsheets – New Salary Cap

    The Department of Medicine of Medicine has released revised R01 and R03/21 spreadsheets, updating the NIH cap to $189,600. The new forms can be found online under “NIH Budget Forms and PCFs.”
    Additional Information: Jamie Rittenhouse, 852-1830


    Biochemistry Seminar

    March 12, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
    Nolan Boyd, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology, UofL, will speak on, “Pluripotence and Lineage Specification.”
    Additional Information: Email


    Training and Workshops

    Workshop on Belknap Campus: ADF, IRB, eProposal

    March 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 3, Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus
    iRIS Specialists are available for assistance with eProposals, Institutional Review Board forms, and Attestation and Disclosure Forms in the iRIS system. Individuals seeking assistance in iRIS are encouraged to stop by anytime during this time period for one-on-one instruction. Additional workshops on HSC and Belknap are posted online. If interested, please RVSP online. Drop-ins welcome without RSVP.
    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715


    Providing Excellent Customer Service Workshop

    March 13, 1-2:30 p.m.
    The idea of excellent customer service varies from person to person, so how do you make sure that everyone in your organization is on the same page? This workshop will explore the categories of customers you serve and create a clear and compelling picture of what excellent customer service means. Training is at Human Resources, 1980 Arthur Street. Register online to attend
    Additional Information: 852-6889

    Health and Wellness

    Dance alongside ‘Dancing with the Stars’’ Louis Van Amstel

    April 14, 9 to 10 a.m. (Dance Fitness Class); and 6 to 7 p.m. (Line Dance Class), Studio A, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd., Louisville, 40217; Employees, students and community: $10 Early Bird if purchase by March 31
    Be among the first to experience LaBlast  in the state of Kentucky. LaBlast is a dance fitness program that inspires the mind and transforms the body while teaching the true skill of dance. Read more about the event and the dance fitness program online.  Purchase tickets for the 9 a.m. Fitness Class here. Purchase tickets for the 6 p.m. Line Dance class here.


    Monthly HSC Walking Tour

    March 13, 10-11:30 a.m., Abell Admin. Center, 1st floor
    Sign up for the monthly tour of the Health Sciences Center and get to know your way around. Meet on the first level of the Abell Admin. Center. Tour takes 1.25 hrs. Register online
    Additional Information: Bonnie Dean, 852-2647


    For Meatless Monday, consider super food, peanuts

    March 12
    Not only is this plant-based source of protein highly affordable, it’s adored by the masses for its appealing flavor. In addition to seven grams of protein per one ounce serving, peanuts are a terrific source of folate and resveratrol (the red wine nutrient). Found in whole peanuts (as well as grape skins), resveratrol is an antioxidant that’s linked to reduced rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Think outside the peanut butter sandwich with Peanut Noodles or Peanut Butter Chili. More recipes online.

    Additional information: Facebookwebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Sculpt your whole body at GHN Pilates class

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    Pilates: A series of controlled, flowing movements designed to strengthen muscles surrounding the spine, improve endurance and flexibility, tone abdominal muscles and assist in maintaining the correct curvature of the spine.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755



    Dissertation survey on work experience and well-being

    Kobena Osam, a doctoral student in the College of Education and Human Development, is conducting for his dissertation a survey on the role of psychological climate, engagement and well-being in the higher education work place. All faculty and staff are invited to participate in a brief, confidential survey online. Dr. Bradley Shuck is supervising the study. IRB# 17.1324.
    Additional Information: Brad Shuck,  Kobena Osam


    Are you a parent with hearing loss who has adult children? Or an adult child of a parent with hearing loss?

    Researchers in the Program in Audiology are conducting a study to explore the impact of confirmed hearing loss on individuals with hearing loss and their adult children. This information will help to develop more effective hearing healthcare. To participate we will interview both the parent with hearing loss and the adult child. Participants will be paid $25. IRB:11.0026.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-3990



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