March 27, 2017 Announcements

    UofL News
    Monday, March 27, 2017
    As part of the University of Louisville’s commitment to community engagement, UofL allows staff to take one day off a year to volunteer in the community. While employees are allowed to take any day of their choosing, the Office of Community Engagement will organize a campus-wide UofL Day of Service April 21. This marks the third year for UofL’s Day of Service event.
    J. Christopher States, PhD, professor of toxicology and associate dean for research in the UofL School of Medicine, received the Career Achievement Award from the Society of Toxicology Metals Specialty Section. The award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement as a researcher, mentor and leader in the field of toxicology.
    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 27: Hundreds of kids and their parents flock to UofL’s Engineering Expo to see how engineering can be fun while competing.
    Radio Show (new schedule)
    Airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. during UofL baseball season on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
    Monday, March 27: Anita Barbee, Kent School of Social Work, helped develop an app to train EMS workers to talk to families of children who are killed. Pediatrician Heather Felton talks about household dangers for kids. The UofL Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging received a grant to bring veterans and teenagers together. Anna Faul and Joe D’Ambrosio discuss.
    Wednesday, March 29: Astronomy professor Gerry Williger talks about a new solar system that may harbor life, Pluto’s classification and the August Solar eclipse. Dr. Robert Caudill says using emojis can improve your communication. Dr. Kathrin LaFaver talks about an upcoming conference for Parkinson’s patients and their families.
    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: Political Science professor Laura Moyer discusses Trump and the federal court vacancies. Dr. Ron Paul talks about his 25 years overseeing the ER at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
    Open carry advocates to march around campus
    Open carry advocates plan to march on the public sidewalks bordering Belknap Campus Friday, March 31, from about 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants may be carrying a variety of firearms, including long rifles, pistols and replicas of rifles. The route could include Third Street, Cardinal and University boulevards and Floyd and Brook streets. The Dean of Students Office, UofL Police and Louisville Metro Police are aware of the activities.
    Tax season alert
    Tax season is a prime time for criminals. Each year across the country, some taxpayers attempt to file their federal and state income tax returns and learn that criminals have already filed fraudulent returns and/or claimed refunds in their names. If you suspect that you may be a victim of tax fraud or have questions, contact ULPD at 502-852-7290. The IRS provides information online for your reference
    Diversity and Inclusion Lunch and Learn
    March 30, noon to 1 p.m., HSC Kornhauser Auditorium
    The topic “Self-Care: An interactive session taking a look at what it means to take care of yourself,” will be presented by Aesha L. Uqdah, director of UofL’s Counseling Center, and Mariann R. Vasser, director of Diversity Education and Inclusive Excellence. Lunch provided with RSVP,
    which can be done online
    Additional Information: Website
    ‘Harness the Power of Virtual Reality’ at Planetarium 
    March 31, 2-3 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; Free
    Join us to experience the power of virtual reality (VR) footage on the planetarium dome. Post screening discussion will be facilitated by local producers and filmmakers as well as the curator of film from the Speed Museum. Learn how to harness the power of VR in and for this unique facility.

    Additional Information: Email, website
    Attorney General Beshear to speak at AAUP meeting
    March 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Room 102, Strickler Building, Belknap Campus
    Attorney General Andy Beshear will address the spring meeting of the AAUP at 4 p.m. after a brief update on chapter activities and election of officers. All are welcome (Only enrolled members are entitled to vote on chapter business; full- and part-time faculty can join at our
    website). The American Association of University Professors advocates for faculty concerns and for public higher education in Kentucky.
    Additional Information: Avery Kolers, 852-0453
    hacktheville 2017
    March 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bingham Humanities Bldg., Room 300
    Concerned about immigrant and refugee rights? Give hacktheville an hour or more to input information about local resources for immigrants in Louisville. No matter what your skill set, you will be a valuable member of our team as we brainstorm, design, and build the future of technology in Louisville. All skill levels welcome.

    Additional Information: Website, email
    Dates set for annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit
    June 12-29, opening reception June 14, noon to 2 p.m.
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 12 through June 29 in the Photographic Archives gallery, part of Archives & Special Collections, in the Ekstrom Library. The exhibit is an opportunity for UofL employees who are not professional or exhibited artists to share their work. Employee visual artists who want to participate should submit the registration form via email by 5 p.m. June 2, 2017.
    Click here for the form. Past Open Walls participants are encouraged to exhibit; please enter artwork that is new to Open Walls.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso, 852-2670
    Golfing Fore Global Health
    April 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Glen Oaks Country Club; $125 individual/$500 team
    School of Medicine students are hosting a golf scramble fundraiser “Golfing Fore Global Health”. The fundraiser benefits three international service trips to Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Tanzania. The money raised will be used to purchase medications, medical equipment, and referrals for patients seen in those clinics.
    Additional Information: Email, website
    IRB initial submissions will not be received by the IRB if study personnel are missing Human Subjects Training
    April 1
    On April 1, 2017, iRIS will “stop” IRB Initial Submissions that have personnel who are not showing current CITI Human Subjects Training in the iRIS system. Proof of training for the personnel must be submitted to the iRIS Help Desk. Submissions will not be routed to the IRB until the training has been updated in the iRIS system. Details on how to check training can be found
    Additional Information: Email
    School of Medicine Basic, Bridge and Collaborative Grant Programs
    The School of Medicine Research Committee administers the Basic, Bridge, and Collaborative Matching Grant programs to provide financial support to School of Medicine faculty. These awards have been increased up to $25K for Basic, $40K for Bridge, and $50K for Collaborative with $25K in matched funds. The next cycle’s submission deadline is April 37.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-2553
    Health Science Center Extramural Grant Reception
    March 30, 4:30-6 p.m., Abell Building, HSC
    All HSC faculty, research staff & students are invited to celebrate the extramural research grant award recipients from July – December 2016, from the Schools of Medicine, Public Health & Information Sciences, Dental, and Nursing. The reception will be March 30th at 4:30 p.m. in the Abell Bldg, 2nd Floor Foyer, 323 E. Chestnut St. This event is hosted by the School of Medicine Vice Dean for Research, Dr. Jon Klein.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-2553
    Nominations for the Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging
    April 15; Deadline of 11:59 p.m.
    The Gold Standard for Optimal Aging Award celebrates and honors adults who embody the Institute’s vision for a world where all older adults lead flourishing lives. This award recognizes older adults who are 85 years or older and who are outstanding models of optimal aging in the following four categories: physical, social, spiritual and creative.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-5629, email
    Panel: Investors & Entrepreneurs: Different Perspectives
    March 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m., PNC Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business
    To mark Women’s History Month, The Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise will present a panel of three successful women examining entrepreneurship. Join us as Suzanne Bergmeister (UofL Entrepreneur in Residence and Asst. Director, Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship) moderates a discussion between investor Christina Bechhold (Principal Samsung NEXT Ventures) and entrepreneur Jennifer Williams (Founder/CEO, Cuddle Clones and UofL MBA alum). Free pizza for attendees.

    Additional Information: Website, email
    Interested in Weight Watchers coming to Health Science Center?
    We are trying to get Weight Watchers to come to UofL on the Health Science Center, but they need a minimum of 15 participants. If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Work or would like more information, please contact us.
    Additional Information: Larsandra Linton, 852-6768, or Sharlene Dillander, 852-6880
    Training and Workshops
    Conflict resolution workshop 
    March 29, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus
    Conflict on the job is a universal phenomenon and if left unchecked can have a destructive effect on productivity, teamwork and morale. Depending on how conflict is addressed alters the outcome significantly between constructive conflict resolutions to continuing disputes. Dispelling the fear and discomfort people often feel when observing or being part of a conflict, this workshop focuses on ways to turn conflict into productive energy and navigate conflict effectively.

    Additional Information: Website, email
    PLAN offers workshop on team management in the classroom and workplace
    March 27, 3-4 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    This workshop offers evidence-based strategies for establishing and leading productive and effective teams. These approaches will be useful for those participating in groups, utilizing group work in the classroom, or managing groups in the workplace. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: Plan website, event page
    PLAN offers mock interview session for graduate students to learn about the interview process
    March 28, 12:30- 3p.m., Room105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    Curious about the job interview process? Come watch a graduate student be mock interviewed by professionals who regularly interview candidates. Following the interview, the professionals will share feedback with the group and the candidate and audience will have a chance to ask questions. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see the interview from the inside! Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: PLAN website, event page
    A Seat at the Table: Self-Positioning in Current Social Movements
    April 21, 6:30 p.m., 101, Strickler, Belknap Campus
    Minority Association of Graduate Students will host Jamilah Lemieux, former Senior Editor at EBONY for a discussion on how to position yourself within current social movements. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs, Commission on Diversity & Racial Equality, Cultural Center, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Department of English, Kent School of Social Work, and School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.

    Additional Information: Billie Castle
    Islamophobia and Race: A Symposium
    March 31, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free
    This one-day conference will consist of three panels of scholars exploring a holistic understanding of contemporary Islamophobia from a multidisciplinary perspective. In the US, Islamophobia is manifested in attacks on mosques, in acts of violence against individual Muslims, and in attempts to prohibit refugees from Muslim-majority areas entering the US. Animating this one-day conference is the fundamental violation of the American principles of equality, religious freedom, and civil rights.

    Additional Information: Website, email
    Health and Wellness
    Mix Pilates and Yoga with PiYo
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. If you’re looking for a workout without jumping or high impact cardio to help lose weight, find out what the Piyo craze is all about! First class is free.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755
    Get into the spin of things with evening InCycle
    Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Website, group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755
    Barre Basics offered by Get Healthy Now
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; $40 Unlimited classes/semester
    Barre Basics uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates. You will focus on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Suitable for all fitness levels. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755
    Stay focused this Monday with brain food
    Some of the simplest foods contain the necessary ingredients to help your body’s control center stay sharp, improve memory, and keep you motivated throughout the week. Create a brain-boosting smoothie with kiwi fruits, berries and spinach. And the best part? No meat is necessary, which does great service to your body and the environment. Find extra tips and recipes to keep your mind sharp.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday Recipes, Facebook, Get Healthy Now 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.