May 1, 2014 announcements


    Information Technology

    1.) Internet Explorer workaround explained

    All versions of Windows are vulnerable to a remote attack by using Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 through 11. Microsoft has not yet released a patch. IT will push the patch to campus computers when it becomes available. The current workaround is to use an alternative web browser. In cases where IE must be used for compatibility reasons, IT recommends you only browse to resources.

    Additional Information:  HelpDesk, 852-7997 or


    2.) ULink, PeopleSoft, iRIS and AXIUM to undergo extended maintenance

    May 16, 10 p.m. to May 17, 8 a.m.

    The enterprise servers will be updated during an extended preventive maintenance period on May 16. This update will address stability problems on the servers that support PeopleSoft production and development, ULink, AXIUM and iRIS. These services will be unavailable from 10 p.m. May 16 until 8 a.m. May 17. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Additional Information: HelpDesk, 852-7997 or



    3.) Summer Brook Street parking changes announced

    This summer, Brook Street will be widened as part of the development of the new Belknap Research Park. Due to this construction project, the university will temporarily lose access to green and blue spaces between Brook Street and the Speed School, including blue spaces on the east side of the lot behind Ernst Hall. These spaces will be available again for the fall semester. Current green spaces behind Speed will be converted to blue to offset this loss.

    Additional Information: For a map of the blocked area visit


    4.) Grant Crafting Brown Bag Series continues

    May 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

    The free “Grant Crafting Brown Bag Series” series features discussions on various grant topics. The May 8 session focuses on “Project Narratives” with presenter Susanna Cornett of the A&S Research Office. Each 90-minute session is made up of a 45-minute presentation followed by time for questions and discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. The series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Research Office in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Development Research Office.

    Additional Information:  RSVP to Teresa Wilkins, 852-5588.


    5.) Sigma Xi’s Annual E.K. Hall Memorial Banquet to be held May 5

    May 5, gather at 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., lecture 7:30 p.m.

    $25 professionals, $20 students

    The Distinguished Lecturer will be Paul D. Simmons, who will lecture on “Intelligent Design: Is This the End of Evolution?” Intelligent design claims to rival or displace the theory of evolution. Simmons argues it is both bad theology and bad science. It has no credible standing as science, and raises problematic notions such as “irreducible complexity” and appeals to religious piety, believing the unprovable and the improbable. There are major deficits in ID that make it incredible to teach in a classroom for science. Simmons is a medical ethicist in the UofL department of family and geriatric medicine.

    Additional Information: RSVP with Christopher Graney.


    6.) 2014 Young Leaders Academy is accepting applications

    Deadline May 15

    Free, open to the public

    UofL’s McConnell Center will host the June 18 to 21 Young Leaders Academy for Kentucky high school students. Students will explore the threats and opportunities to “Democracy in America” during the four-day leadership conference. UofL faculty and experts from across the state will serve as YLA instructors. Full YLA scholarships will be awarded to all program recipients to cover the cost of food, housing and field trips. Applications are due May 15.

    Additional Information: Trisha Vaughn, 852-8811. Website.



    7.) Infant Scientists Wanted

    May, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Saturday appointments available upon request), Davidson Hall 314

    The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 2.5 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating. HSPPO#: 053.06

    Additional Information: Lauren Helton, 852-6852,, or visit


    Grand Rounds

    8.) Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds cancelled

    May 2

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds is cancelled this week. We will resume May 9.

    Additional Information: Callie Booth.


    9.) Pulmonary/Critical Care Grand Rounds scheduled

    May 2, noon to 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building, Pulmonary Conference Room


    The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine will present Dr. Mostafa Fraig, vice chair and director of anatomic pathology, professor of pathology and internal medicine at UofL. His topic will be Lung Infection.


    Additional Information: 852-5841.