March 15, 2018 Announcements


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    Thursday, March 15, 2018



    As part of Ecolympics, UofL competed in the Campus Conservation Nationals from Feb. 11 through March 4. During that time, electricity consumption dropped 2.05 percent across all eight halls in the competition, representing a total savings of 3,135 kWh, or the carbon pollution from burning 2,553 lbs. of coal. The winners are: Bettie Johnson Hall (reduction of 19.9 percent), Louisville Hall (6.5 percent), and Threlkeld Hall (6.3 percent). Ecolympics continues through March 31.




    Terri Holtze, head of UofL Libraries Web Services, and Amber Willenborg, online learning and digital media librarian, presented at the Designing the Future of Libraries conference on March 5 in Austin, Texas.  Their presentation was titled “Cooperative Design of Research Modules: How We did it Right and Wrong.”




    The past two weeks have been fruitful for UofL faculty and staff in terms of grant funding. UofL received nearly $2.5 million in awards for 10 projects.




    go365 and NetMail Archive Migration Complete

    Information Technology has completed the successful migration of employee email archives from Netmail Archives to within the current Archive folders as connected to UofL Outlook accounts. We ask that all employees verify their current archives either through the online O365 web application or their Outlook desktop client. All Netmail archives will continue to exist in their current location through the end of this fiscal year. Documentation for email archiving is available online ( and technical questions can be directed to the IT HelpDesk.
    Additional Information: Email archives websiteIT HelpDesk, 852-7997


    Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament tickets available for No. 1-seeded UofL

    On sale March 14, KFC Yum! Center; UofL game March 16, noon

    All-session tickets: $37* lower level adult; $24* lower level youth/senior/college student. Single-session tickets (on sale Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m.) are: $21* lower level adult; $14* lower level youth/senior/college student; $40* Family 4 Pack (end zone seats only); and $10* group tickets, minimum of 10 tickets (end zone seats only). *When ordering online, Ticketmaster order processing fees will apply. Coming off ACC regular season and tournament championships, University of Louisville women’s basketball enters the 2018 NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the first time in program history. The Cardinals will host the first and second rounds at the KFC Yum! Center and open play on Friday at 12 p.m. against No. 16-seed Boise State.

    Additional Information: 800-745-3000, website, KFC Yum! Center Box Office 


    2018 (Spring) Internal Grants Program deadline is March 27, 5 p.m.

    The call for proposals for the EVPRI Internal Grants Program is reinitiated and the EVPRI will be accepting applications for Spring 2018 review.  The Internal Grants Program (Research I, Research II and Undergraduate Research Grants) aims to assist faculty and students in new highly productive research projects.  All grant categories are open to full-time faculty, including full time faculty who mentor students for the Undergraduate Research Grants projects.  Information and applications forms are available online.


    Nominate an older adult living life to the fullest for the 2018 Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging

    April 15
    Do you know someone 85 years or older who is an outstanding example of what it means to age well? Nominate them for the Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging, an award given by the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging. This award recognizes adults of 85 years or older and who are outstanding models of optimal aging in the following four categories: physical, social, spiritual and creative. Nominations are due April 15. To nominate and to learn more, go online


    Register for online information sessions for Social Work practicum placement with stipend/scholarship opportunities

    March 20, 11 a.m. to noon, online
    Join the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging for upcoming informational sessions about our social work practicum placement. We offer a variety of opportunities for BSW students and MSSW students, both foundation and advanced standing. This online Q&A session will overview the nature of the practicum at the Institute, including our various scholarships and stipend opportunities for students.
    Additional Information: Register online


    UofL Travel: Holland & Belgium

    March 30; $2,399/person
    Join fellow UofL travelers on a 10-day Uniworld River Cruise though Holland and Belgium during the Tulips Season. Visit some of the most beautiful and unique villages during this wonderful time of the year. Enjoy discounted groups rates which are all inclusive of cruise, all gratuities, shore tours, alcoholic beverages the entire cruise as well as a $300 per person shipboard credit.
    Additional Information: Website


    Brain Days this weekend

    Brain Days will be held March 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m., and March 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Science Center

    Visitors will have the opportunity to meet UofL neuroscientists and neurosurgeons, and visit more than 20 interactive stations scattered throughout the science center that explore the wonders of the nervous system. Practice brain surgery, build neurons, control a robotic claw with your mind, see a real human brain and more.
    Additional Information: Kris Rau


    RCR 101

    March 21, 2-3 p.m., Room 123, Clinical & Translational Research Building; Free
    This session will provide an overview of the topics and concepts related to the Responsible Conduct of Research. The one-hour session will introduce the topics of: Data Management, Peer Review, Authorship/Publication, Collaboration, Mentor/Mentee Relationships, Conflicts of Interest, Research Misconduct, and Fiscal and Social Responsibility in Research. Individuals needing certification for NSF, NIH or another funding agency are encouraged to attend.
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454



    HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion – Brown Bag Lunch: ‘Food Deserts’

    March 21, noon to 1 p.m., School of Nursing, room 2003; Free
    Guest speakers, John Rhodes and Noah Barns, of the Engage Lead Serve Board, Human Prosperity Committee will be exploring the topic of food deserts in Louisville. Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. More than 6 percent of people in Louisville live in a food desert according to the USDA Food Atlas. This is a brown bag lunch event. Please RSVP online by noon March 20.


    Diversity Lunch Panel Discussion: ‘Refugees and Healthcare in the U.S.’

    March 22, noon to 1 p.m., HSC Kornhauser Library Auditorium; Free
    Panelists Rebecca Ford (Catholic Charities Kentucky Office for Refugees), and Gulalai Wali Khan and Coralie Brown (Kentucky Refugee Ministries) are a few of the panelists who will explore the experiences of refugees regarding the challenges of coming to the United States and navigating the U.S. healthcare system. This is event is co-sponsored by the HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and lunch is sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Office of Community Engagement and Diversity. It is free and open to the public. Please RSVP online by noon March 21.


    Charles Senessie, MD, PhD, founder and president of Afro-European Medical and Research Network

    March 29, 1:30 -2:30 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health & Information Sciences, Health Sciences Campus
    Bridging the gaps in low and middle income countries – concept of AEMRN mobile clinics to complement efforts of Universal Health Coverage in ensuring no one is left behind.
    Additional Information: Dr. Muriel Harris, 852-4061


    Training and Workshops

    ADF, IRB, eProposal: Open workshop on Health Science Campus

    March 16, 10 a.m. to noon, Room 4007, School of Nursing K-Wing Instructional Computer Lab, Health Science 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 onlineDrop-ins are welcome without RSVP.
    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715


    Kornhauser Library EndNote training

    March 20, 1-11:30 a.m., History Room 301, Kornhauser Library, HSC; Free to the UofL community
    Kornhauser Library will present training for EndNote a citation management software that makes it easier to format and organize bibliographies. Reserve your spot today. Class is limited to 15 people.
    Additional Information: John Chenault, 852-3901, website



    Green Tip: Spring Cleaning Reuse & Recycling

    Got junk? Don’t trash it. Use UofL’s recycling and reuse options. Recycle all plastic, paper, cardboard, metal and glass in our single-stream bins. UofL also offers collections for recycling batteries, e-waste, lighting, printer cartridges, chemicals and organics composting. Departmental furniture, equipment and electronics should go to UofL Surplus. Donate unwanted clothing, office and household supplies, etc. to the UofL Free Store in Unitas basement (collection bins outside in drive off Cardinal Blvd).
    Additional Information: Recycling and Reuse informationUofL SurplusUofL Free Store


    Health and Wellness

    Morning of Mindfulness

    April 7, 9 a.m. to noon, HSC Instructional Building B Room 208; open to faculty, staff, students, $5 includes snacks
    Come experience a morning of quiet, reflection and mindful activity. Take a pause from stress and tension. No prior experience required. Register online


    Grand Rounds

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    March 16, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Jessica Stumbo, MD, assistant professor, UofL, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, will present, “Stressed Out.” Learners will review signs and symptoms of stress fractures, discuss evaluation and management, and identify high-risk stress fractures. CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499



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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, 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.