March 20, 2017 Announcements

    UofL News
    Monday, March 20, 2017
    The Kentucky Autism Training Center is part of Louisville’s first Autism Friendly Business Initiative, a certification program designed for local businesses to provide training in Autism awareness and understanding. KATC, FEAT of Louisville, the University of Louisville Autism Center, and Meaningful Day Services with the Autism Friendly Community worked together to develop the program.
    SSRN, an online library of social science research, has named several Brandeis School of Law faculty members as among its most-downloaded authors. In the law category, Professor Tony Arnold, Dean Susan Duncan and Law Library Associate Director Kurt Metzmeier are ranked in the top 10 percent of article downloads. Several faculty members are ranked in the top 10 percent of downloads overall
    UofL Today with Mark Hebert
    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively. Segments can be found on YouTube
    Monday, March 20: UofL undergrads show off their research projects at the Posters-at-the-Capitol day.
    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, March 20: Dr. Forest Arnold of ULP discusses flu and other infectious diseases. Dr. Erin Medlin from ULP and UofL gynecologic oncology discusses the disparity in cervical cancer deaths between black and white women.
    Tuesday, March 21: Harrie Buecker from the CEHD discusses the pitfalls of Kentucky’s legislation as well as charter schools. Dr. Mike Pendleton spent a year in Kazakhstan on a Faculty Fulbright award – what he learned to make him a better doctor. Political science professor Steven Brooke talks about the upcoming UofL symposium on Islamaphobia and Race.
    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: Creating robots to act and react like humans – that’s what Dan Popa is working on. Also, Karen Kayser from the Kent School of Social Work talks about couples dealing with the emotional toll of cancer.
    Latest response to SACS is now online
    UofL’s response to its accrediting agency regarding issues raised by a recent audit of the UofL Foundation and its relationship with the university is now online. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges requested information regarding three areas raised by the Kentucky State Auditor’s report in December. UofL submitted a corrective action plan to the state auditor’s office in February. The university continues to work with the legislature and SACS to address issues that led to UofL being put on probation in December. The recent report to SACS is available here.
    UofL Women’s Basketball tickets available for Monday’s game
    The UofL Women’s Basketball team will face Tennessee Monday at the KFC Yum! Center with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line. Tickets are on sale, including a family 4-pack for $10 per ticket. They are available online.
    PeopleSoft Financials System undergoing system maintenance
    The PeopleSoft Financials System will be unavailable starting at 6pm on Friday, March 24 due to system maintenance.  We anticipate the system being available on Monday, March 27 by 8 a.m.  University Reports will not be affected and should be available as usual during that time. Please note: While there are no significant functionality changes as a result of this maintenance, there are some aesthetic changes and new navigation options. A brief overview of the navigation changes and options is available online, under ‘Outlining Updates’ and ‘Expense Reports’ links.  If you would like to see a demo in person, we will be having sessions on March 22 in Strickler 101 at 9 a.m. on Belknap, and March 23 at 9 a.m. in Kornhauser LC 103 on the HSC campus.  
    Graduation Celebration presented by the University of Louisville Cultural Center
    May 11, 6 p.m., Strickler Hall Middleton Auditorium; Free
    The Cultural Center Graduation Celebration is an opportunity for the university to acknowledge the achievements of underrepresented students. This annual event recognizes all underrepresented students who are graduating from UofL in 2017, including May, Summer and December graduates. This year’s celebration will feature an alumni keynote speaker, music that will reflect the occasion, and individual recognition. Students are encouraged to invite family and friends to share in this celebration.

    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228, website
    Student Affairs spring newsletter now available online
    The Spring Issue of Student Affairs’ Vibrations is now available. Read about University Housing taking on management of Cardinal Towne and University Pointe, Career Center recognized for work with LGBTQ students, the Alternative Service Break in NOLA, SAC renovation updates, UofL Rugby players named to U.S. team, and much more. Read more online.
    Interim President Postel to hold open forums this week
    Dr. Greg Postel will hold open forums on both the Belknap and HSC campuses to provide updates on the 2017-18 budget. He will open the floor so all faculty and staff can have input into the process. The forums will be held: 
    • Monday, March 20, 2 p.m., Floyd Theater, Belknap
    • Wednesday, March 22, 4 p.m., HSC Auditorium
    Nominations sought for 2017 Outstanding Adult Learnings, Faculty and Staff
    March 30, 5 p.m.
    Do you know an adult student who has made great strides toward getting an education and improving their life? Do you know a faculty/staff member who goes the extra mile to help adult students succeed? If so, help them attain the recognition they deserve.  We are now taking nominations for outstanding adult students and faculty members. Nominations for awards are due on March 30 and can be
    submitted online.
    Additional Information: Julie Onnembo
    Applications available for Health and Social Justice Scholars
    The Health Sciences Center (HSC) Office of Diversity and Inclusion announces that applications are now available for the entering fall 2017 cohort of Health and Social Justice Scholars. This initiative provides a unique opportunity of educating professional and doctoral students in an interprofessional manner to produce high quality scholarly activities related to health equity, health and healthcare disparities, social justice, and healthcare innovation with the goal of benefitting underserved and disadvantaged populations. Additional program information and applications are available at the HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion website. Applications for the Health and Social Justice Scholars are due March 31, 2017. Finalist interviews will be held during the month of April. Finalists will be notified of their selection status by July 1, 2017. The cohort will launch in August 2017.
    Online Info Sessions: P-12 Teaching Endorsements
    March 21, 3 p.m., Online
    Join our online information sessions to learn more about teaching endorsements in Classroom Reading (3 p.m.) and Instructional Technology (4 p.m.) and share this opportunity with P-12 teachers in your life.

    Additional Information: Registration, email
    ADF reports available online
    Adding an individual to a sponsored project? Have a new researcher or faculty member in your unit/department/school? Submitting a proposal or progress report? Make sure to check for current annual Attestation and Disclosure Forms (ADF). Departments can ensure ADF compliance of their team members through reports online. Instructions on reports or on completing the ADF are available on the COI Program website.
    Additional Information: Email, website852-7612
    The Reveal planned to benefit MB3
    March 24, 7-10 p.m., The Table; $30 for single ticket; $50 for double ticket; $200 for table of eight
    Come grab a seat at The Table to learn how Mission Behind Bars & Beyond (MB3) has transformed its organization and the lives of returning citizens over the past year. Guests will enjoy live music and a mission-driven dinner from West Louisville’s The Table and Cup of Joy, then listen to makeover stories from returning citizens’ themselves. All proceeds will benefit MB3, a non-profit organization that works to reduce Kentucky’s recidivism rates through faith-based mentoring and programming.

    Additional Information: Website, Rachel Overton
    African Night 2017
    March 25, 6-10 p.m., SAC MPR; $5
    African Night is an event to showcase the beauty and diversity of the African continent. Our annual event is a huge part of the University of Louisville tradition and enforces the spirit of diversity and acceptance.This year our theme is ” MAMA AFRICA” to celerate African pioneer women with the University of Louisville community. Our goal is to simply entertain and also inform students about the continent of Africa.

    Additional Information: Mariama Diallo, 502-572-9801
    Recruiting students for the Welcome Week 2017 Crew
    The Office of First Year Initiatives is hiring a small group of students to join the FYI crew from Aug. 7-20. Applicants must be able to work during the timeframes listed on the web form and cannot be a part of a group that already has Welcome Week work commitments. Deadline to apply is March 24 and FYI will notify candidates promptly.
    Additional Information: Website
    Bookstore needs 2017 summer and Fall semester textbook, course material orders
    All summer and fall textbook and course material orders must be submitted to UofL’s official campus store by March 31 to assure compliance with federal government Higher Education Opportunity Act. Submit your course material adoption today online.
    Additional Information: Cori Bibelhauser, 852-4926
    2017 Speed School Summer Camps enrollment open
    The 2017 Speed School Summer Camps are now live and ready for enrollment. This summer we have an assortment of offerings that range from App Development camps to The World of Drones Camps. Camps typically are a week long and run from 9 a.m. to 2 or 3 p.m. Pizza Party Friday will occur once again.
    Additional Information: Register online
    ‘Presidents as the Problem: Reining in the Cult of the American President’
    March 20, 6-7 p.m., Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium; Free, open to the public
    The McConnell Center’s “Promises & Perils of the American Presidency” public lecture series continues with a talk by Gene Healy, JD, vice president of the Cato Institute. Author of “The Cult of the Presidency,” Healy notes that Americans have increasingly expanded presidential power over recent decades by expecting the president to provide solutions for all national problems. He argues that the president’s role needs to return to its constitutionally defined limits.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-1473
    University-wide Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium
    April 11, 12:30-4 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
    The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation is sponsoring the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students, faculty and the community can discuss cutting-edge research topics, examine the connection between research and education and explore the broad range of research at UofL. Deadline for electronic abstract submission is April 5.

    Additional Information: Website, email
    ‘Combating Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor’
    March 20, 2:30-3:45 p.m. and 4-5:15 p.m.; Teaching Innovation Learning Laboratory (TILL) 3rd floor, Ekstrom Library; Free
    The Department of Criminal Justice, the Alpha Phi Sigma CJ Honor Society and the Paralegal Studies Program host the United States Congress/Library of Congress Ukrainian Delegation to speak on combating human labor and sex trafficking. Speakers from governmental, academic and non-governmental organizations will discuss aspects of combating human traffic in the Ukraine. They include Anna Bratkova, Olena Farymets and Julia Maliienko, guests of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky.

    Additional Information: Theresa Hayden
    Biochemistry Seminar today
    March 20, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
    Richard Eckert, PhD, Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Associate Director, Basic Sciences Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, presents “Novel Mechanisms of Cancer Stem Cell Survival and Tumor Formation.”

    Additional Information: Email
    ‘The South Korean Family at the Crossroads: Deconstructing Modern Dichotomies’
    April 4, 1-3 p.m., Ekstrom Library Room W104
    The socio-demographic changes, both quantitative and qualitative, of the South Korean family in the 21st century have been interpreted as the decline of the modern patriarchal nuclear family. Speaker will be Jae Kyung Lee, professor emeritus of Women’s Studies at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. 
    Training and Workshops
    Native Plants workshop today
    March 20, 1-2 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center, Belknap Campus; Free
    Get outside and join us in UofL’s organic garden for a workshop on native plants and the vital functions they play in sustaining healthy ecosystems and low-maintenance landscapes. Our guest is Margaret Shea of Dropseed Native Plant Nursery in Goshen. We’ll plant some natives in the garden and then tour the Biology Department’s new Native Plant Garden at the Life Sciences building. Garden Commons workdays and workshops continue every Monday at 1 p.m. through April 24. All are welcome.

    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook eventEllie Miller, 502-758-3834
    PLAN hosts workshop on effective applications for teaching online
    March 23, 2-3:45 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    GTAs are often recruited to teach online, even without prior experience teaching or in the online environment. While many instructors simply put their face-to-face class into a Blackboard shell, there’s much more to effectively teaching online. This session introduces best practices in teaching online and shares how to implement those best practices through hands-on experience with various applications. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the
    PLAN website.
    Additional Information: Event listing
    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training available
    March 22, 9-11 a.m., Room 2034, KWING/ School of Nursing, HSC Campus; Free
    Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training for lab employees is required every three years and may be completed in Bioraft (online refresher training). Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can pre-register at, however advanced registration is not required.
    Additional Information: Heather Egan, 852-6670
    Green Threads Workshop applications from Faculty/GTA Academy due Wednesday
    Do you want a $500 honorarium, course development resources, tours and info on local sustainability issues, and an interdisciplinary collegial network all designed to help you integrate themes of ecological, social and economic stewardship into your courses? The Sustainability Council invites full/part-time faculty and GTA Academy members from any discipline to apply for the April 21 Green Threads workshop exploring ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum. Apply by March 22 with Chair’s approval.
    Additional Information: Application online
    Arts and Entertainment
    Film: ‘Occupation 101’
    March 21, 6:30-8 p.m., Davidson 109; Free
    A film introducing viewers to the historical and current realities of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

    Additional Information: Email
    Film: ‘Even Though My Land is Burning’
    March 23, 7-8:30 p.m., Floyd Theater; Free
    We will be screening a film shot by an Israeli activist documenting IDF abuses of Palestinian villagers in the West Bank.

    Additional Information: Email
    Hasbara: Video and Discussion
    March 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Davidson 110; Free
    We will be showing a video clip about journalistic coverage of Palestine and then have a group discussion led by a Palestinian professor and Israeli activist.

    Additional Information: Email
    Health and Wellness
    Meatless meat to the front of the line
    More consumers are clamoring for meat alternatives that are not only healthy but also environmentally sustainable. Meat-free meals don’t just generate less emissions; they are most often free of everything that is typically deemed unhealthy about meat: cholesterol, trans fat, and saturated fat, as well as antibiotics and hormones. From both the individual and the collective perspective, meat-free meats are a win-win choice. Check out our featured meatless recipes online.
    Additional Information: Get Healthy Now Facebook, Get Healthy Now website, email, 852-7755
    Spice up your workout with Get Healthy Now’s Zumba
    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this dance-fitness party. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Join Get Healthy Now’s ‘Walk and Run Club’
    Thursdays, 5:15-6 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Members
    Are you training for the Triple Crown or Kentucky Derby Festival Mini/Marathon? Register for our all-levels walk and run group to log your miles with friends and fellow GHN members.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, 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.
    Bria Staten-Favors
    Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.