March 28, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, March 28, 2018



    The UofL Alumni/Cardinal Day of Service is April 13 and 14. All employees, students and alumni are invited to participate. The Alumni Association and the Office of Community Engagement are working at New Directions Housing Corporation. Volunteers each day will complete minor safety and weatherization repairs on homes owned by the elderly or disabled. Register online through March 30




    Brandeis School of Law professor Justin Walker’s op-ed was published in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. Walker argues that “calls for an independent FBI are misguided and dangerous,” using examples from history to demonstrate the risk to civil liberties when the FBI is not held accountable to the president. 



    Employees invited to provide input on Cards Under the Stars movie series

    Cards Under the Stars, UofL’s outdoor family movie series, is returning and this year, organizers are looking for your input on the films. Cards Under the Stars, held three times each summer on the lawn next to Grawemeyer Hall, features family-friendly movies as well as activities for kids, including inflatables and crafts. Help pick this year’s films online


    Take Back the Night

    March 28, 5-8:30 p.m., Red Barn
    The annual Take Back the Night event begins with a resource fair at 5 p.m. at the Red Barn. At 6:30 p.m., the Speak Out program begins and, at 7:45 p.m., the campus march will take place throughout campus. The UofL PEACC Center is the primary organizer of Take Back the Night and has concentrated on this year’s theme, “To Rise Again.” Sponsors include The Center for Women and Families, UofL Athletics, UofL LGBT Center, UofL Student Activities Board, UofL School of Public Health Student Government Association and UofL Women’s Center.


    IT updating go365 Global Address Book

    Information Technology will update the go365 Outlook global address book this weekend to reflect our new status of Beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2018 and running approximately 12 hours, this change should not impact the flow of university email. Following this update, the global address book available in the Microsoft application (online 365 or desktop client) will feature a user’s display name (Cardfan, Jane) with their indicated name email address ( rather than userID. There will be no changes made to personal address books. If you have issues following this update, please contact the IT HelpDesk.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-7997


    Online Info Session: Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

    March 28, 6 p.m., online
    Finding your niche can help put your career as a higher education administrator on the right trajectory. Our online master’s program lets you choose among three concentrations in Administration, Teaching and Learning, or Policy and Equity to tailor your learning to your goals and interests. Join our info session to learn more about how this degree can help prepare you to thrive in the challenging world of 21st-century higher ed. Faculty/Staff tuition remission benefits apply. Register online.
    Additional Information: Email


    Undergrad Public Health Info Sessions

    April 5, 10 a.m., Belknap HSC Advising Center/HP 105/ 2314 S. Floyd St.; Free
    One-hour sessions about the Undergrad Public Health Degree. Please RSVP by April 4. Additional sessions are April 5 at 10 a.m.April 5 at 4 p.m.; and April 6 at 9:30 a.m. 
    Additional Information: 852-5559


    Join us for the COSW Open House this Friday, March 30

    March 30, 2-4 p.m., Grawemeyer Hall
    The Commission on the Status of Women invites you to an afternoon of chocolate and music. Join us to hear more about COSW’s role as the chief advisory group appointed by the president to advise on UofL issues related to women with regards to campus climate, representation, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and integration of work and family. Learn about COSW’s recent accomplishments and how you can become involved.
    Additional Information: Jeanne Guerrerowebsite 


    Retirement open house for Cathy Schaffer

    March 28, 2-4 p.m., HSC, Abell Administration Building, 2nd floor foyer (323 E. Chestnut St.)
    Come celebrate with Cathy Schaffer as she begins a new journey into retirement after 21 years of service at the University of Louisville.
    Additional Information: Phyllis Harris, 852-6266


    SPHIS-sponsored events for National Public Health Week April 2-8

    HP/Studio Arts Bldg. 105 & 108 and Humanities Quad
    April 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., confidential, free HIV testing in the HP/Studio Arts bldg/rm 108. No appointment needed; April 4, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., table event in Humanities Quad with public health information and healthy snacks; April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., HP Studio Arts Bldg/105, learn more about the Peace Corps and opportunities for undergrad students. Join us for free pizza and meet Carlos Jean-Baptiste, Regional Recruiter.
    Additional Information: 852-5559


    Summer term registration is coming up

    This summer, UofL will offer a wide selection of courses for students who want to get ahead and closer to graduation. More than 1,200 courses will be available on-campus and online. Registration opened for graduate students now and will continue through April 6 for other groups. Visit the Summer Term page for more details and resources.



    PLAN hosts annual Women’s Panel

    April 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus
    The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies is hosting a discussion panel for current and recent women graduate students and their faculty mentors. Panelists will share their experiences developing successful mentoring relationships, and attendants will have the chance discuss their questions about forming effective mentoring relationships between graduate students and faculty. Please register for this event on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: Calendar eventMichelle Rodems, 852-3110


    Retirement Lecture

    April 6, 4 p.m., Room 300 Humanities Building; Free and open to public
    On the occasion of her retirement, Dr. Nancy Potter, Professor of Philosophy, Core Faculty Member, Interdisciplinary MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, associate with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will present: “The Social Imaginary, Silencing, and Voice in Mental Health Care: Integral Relationships between the Ethical, Epistemological and Political.”
    Additional Information: John Gibson, 852-0452


    Cognitive Processing, Motor Disease, and Elite Performance

    March 29, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    ASNB presents Dr. Joseph Neimat, MD, department chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville.
    Additional Information: Berlinda Manley, 852-5165, or Donna Bottorff, 852-7545


    Philosophy presents Cara Nine from University College Cork, Ireland

    March 29, 4 p.m., Humanities Building – Room 300; Free and open to public, faculty, staff and students
    Cara Nine, University College Cork, Ireland will present “Home as Extended Mind and the Wrong of Displacement”, Thursday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in Room 300 of the Humanities Building



    March 29, 12-1 p.m., Room 001, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Health Science Center
    Dr. J’Aime Jennings, assistant professor in the Dept. of Health Management and Systems Sciences, will present: “Trends in Hospitals’ Health Promotion Services Before and After the ACA.” This talk will focus on U.S. hospitals’ delivery of health promotion services before and after the CHNA requirement, as well as the hospital and community characteristics associated with high levels of health promotion service delivery.
    Additional Information: Robin Newlon, 852-3003


    Brown & Williamson Spring Seminar Series

    March 30, 12:30 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Alexander N. Tarnovsky, PhD, Bowling Green State University, will present, “Focusing on initial 100-fs time scale in ultrafast photophysics and photochemistry: Discovering new reaction pathways.”
    Additional Information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Matthew Hughey presents ‘That Thing Called Race: A modern sociological dilemma’

    March 29, 6 p.m., Humanities 100; Free and open to the public
    Dr. Hughey is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Faculty of the Africana Studies Institute and the American Studies Program who “studies the relationship between the varied interpretations of racial meanings and the prevailing structures of racism and racial inequality…” His presentation marks the inaugural event of the Jon H. Rieger Speaker Series in the Department of Sociology.
    Additional Information: Website


    Arts and Entertainment

    Jazz-4-Sight: A concert to support the Jazz and Ophthalmology Departments at UofL

    April 7, 6 p.m. gala, University Club; 8 p.m., concert gala, University Club; concert, Comstock Hall; $50; Dinner, concert, and silent auction: $140
    Jazz-4-Sight is a fundraising concert to support the Departments of Jazz and Ophthalmology at UofL. Ophthalmology proceeds will fund research on the treatment of retinoblastoma, the leading cause of eye cancer in children. The event begins with a gala and the concert features Doc Severinsen, American jazz trumpeter who led the band for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 25 years.

    Additional Information: Website 


    Health and Wellness

    Mammograms for UofL employees

    May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Belknap Campus – Gottschalk Circle
    Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will be billed. Is it time for your annual mammogram? If so, you’re in luck. The mobile mammography van is coming to campus. Schedule your appointment today by calling 852-6318.

    Increase your resiliency at OMM

    March 29, 12-12:20 p.m., Room 208, HS Instructional Building, HSC; Free for employees, spouses, and QAs and students
    Take a moment to breathe out stress — and increase your resiliency at OMM. Revive, renew and refresh at our 20-minute drop-in meditation sessions. Attend this meditation group to reinforce your desire to practice meditation and to help you to expand your skills. You will walk away from this session feeling relaxed, grounded and more present. All experience levels are welcome. OMM is offered every Thursday during the spring semester. Drop in or email to register. If you are an HSC employee or student, your UofL ID should scan you into the building. If you are not sure, or if you would prefer to have the recently updated code to get into the building, send an email.



    Research study recruiting women who have not used hormonal contraceptives in the last three months

    Suite 316, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
    Help us understand the experiences of women. Involves one or two visits to the lab (2 hours total) and 30 minutes of home procedures. Eligibility: women with a regular menstrual cycle. Ineligibility: diagnosed with a psychological disorder, history of psychological or psychiatric treatment, pregnant or breastfeeding in the last three months, had a serious car accident, had a loved one in a serious car accident (potential serious injury or death). PI: Dr. Tamara Newton. Compensation: $25 gift card or 2.5 research credits. IRB number: 17.1108
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2665


    Carnosine for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Study

    The UofL Health Sciences Center is seeking PAD patients between age 50-80 with and without claudication to determine whether Carnosine/Placebo supplementation for 6 months improves walking ability. The study has been approved by UofL IRB (#16.0047). Principal Investigators are Shahid Baba,PhD/Amit Dwivedi,MD
    Additional Information: Leslie Haysley, 852-2801


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    March 28, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung – 16th fl CC, Great Halls I & II
    Join us for guest speaker, Rita Coram, MD, associate professor, Cardiovascular Medicine; director, Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program; Director, Coronary Care Unit/Chest Pain Center, University of Louisville SOM & Hospital. Dr. Coram will present Peripheral Arterial Disease: Call for Action.
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Tao Le

    March 29, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Tao T. Le, M.D., MHS, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Allergy and Immunology at UofL. Dr. Le will present “Accelerating Innovation in Academic Medicine” focusing on defining innovation, providing examples of innovation in academic medicine, and discussing strategies for increasing innovation in academic medicine.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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