May 10, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, May 10, 2018



    Portland Elementary School students who sold lemonade on the Belknap Campus in April as part of a College of Business corporate social responsibility class made a total of $670 in two hours. In addition to pizza parties, the children will use the money to donate to charities of their choosing and provide funding for Portland teachers to purchase school supplies. The activity was also part of the ongoing Elevate Portland Initiative, a support program the COB  launched in 2015 as a way to help give back to the community. Read more here.




    Dr. Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD PMHCNS FAAN, professor in the School of Nursing has been named president-elect of the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses for 2018-19.



    Public forums scheduled for Chief of Police finalists

    UofL is bringing in three finalists for the Chief of Police search and will host public forums for each candidate. The UofL community is welcome to attend all of them:

    • Thursday, May 10, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Candidate Frank Nichols from Starkville, Mississippi
    •  Friday, May 11, 1:45-2:45 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Candidate Laurie Scott, Omaha, Nebraska
    • Tuesday, May 15, 12:45-1:45 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Candidate Ed Blaser, Louisville, KY

    Each candidate will provide an overview of their leadership philosophy, vision as well as best practices/trends/issues in their area. The presentations are expected to last approximately 30 minutes with 30 minutes allotted for Q/A.


    Campus invited to May 14 reception honoring Postel

    The campus community is invited to join in thanking Dr. Greg Postel for his 16-month tenure as interim university president at a public reception Monday, May 14, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Grawemeyer Hall rotunda.Faculty, staff and students are invited to the event, which is being hosted by the Office of the Provost. Postel will serve as executive vice president for health affairs, a position he has held on an interim basis since 2015, beginning Monday.


    UofL community invited to welcome President Neeli Bendapudi on her first day

    Tuesday, May 15, 7:45 a.m., steps of Grawemeyer Hall
    The UofL community is invited to welcome Dr. Neeli Bendapudi on her first day as UofL’s new president. She will arrive at Grawemeyer Hall around 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, and will offer a few remarks to the crowd. Faculty, staff and students are asked to arrive a few minutes early to greet her upon her arrival. #WeAreUofL tshirts will be available while supplies last. Follow Bendapudi’s first day live on social media and greet her using the hashtags: #WelcomeNeeli and #WeAreUofL.


    Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day at UofL Baseball vs. Indiana

    May 15, 6 p.m., James Patterson Stadium
    Tuesday marks #WeAreUofL Day at the Louisville Cardinals baseball game against Indiana University.  UofL’s new president Neeli Bendapudi will greet fans before the game and will throw out the first pitch at 6 p.m. #WeAreUofL tshirts will be given away while supplies last. The game is slated as a faculty/staff appreciation event and tickets for UofL employees are only $3 with ID. Follow Bendapudi’s first day live on social media and greet her using the hashtags: #WelcomeNeeli and #WeAreUofL.


    Online Info Session: Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration

    May 23, noon, 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


    UofL’s Youth Violence Prevention Research Center Block Party

    May 19, noon to 5 p.m., Lyles Mall Parking Lot: 2600 W. Broadway
    Join UofL’s School of Public Health & Information Sciences’ Youth Violence Prevention Research Center (YVPRC) for its Block Party, “Peace-ing Together Justice,” on Saturday, May 19 at the Lyles Mall parking lot at 2600 W. Broadway. The event is scheduled 12 to 5 p.m. with a showcase of local talent at 2 p.m. Enjoy games, food, fun, and community as YVPRC promotes peace. There will be a variety of local community organizations, as well as local vendors, promoting their businesses.
    Additional Information: WebsiteMonique Ingram


    Walk-in hours for Human Resources

    Starting Monday, May 14, 2018, visitors to the Human Resources office, at 1980 Arthur St., will notice a slight change to walk-in hours. After May 14, walk-ins and calls to our main line, are welcome anytime from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For other times, visitors are encouraged to contact an HR representative directly to set up an appointment.  The intent of this slight change is to continue to meet the needs of our customers, as well as reallocating our resources as efficiently as possible.  As always, HR continues to be available via phone at 852-6258, email and our website.

    Training sessions for revised posting grid developed by Controller’s office

    As the Controller’s office continues to improve the efficiency of cash postings and cash handling reporting, a revised posting grid has been developed, encompassing feedback from throughout the University. Beginning June 1, a new, more efficient, posting grid will be required. The new grid gives the departments the option and ability to combine their current posting grid with the existing requirement of maintaining the cash/check handling log. On the go live date of June 1, we will no longer be able to accept the old (current) posting grid. There will be three interactive training sessions. We highly recommend anyone that currently is, or foreseeably could be, responsible for creating and sending posting information to University Accounting or Business Operations attend a session: 

    • Tuesday, May 15, 1-3 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139
    • Thursday, May 24, 10 a.m. to noon, MITC, Room 201
    • HSC Tuesday, May 22, 1-3 p.m., Abell Room 110

    With this link, you will find the new, combined grid as well as the instructions for its completion.
    Additional Information: Email


    Hepatitis A Vaccine Clinic scheduled May 10

    May 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  Bigelow Hall, Miller IT Center (MITC), Belknap Campus
    Campus Health Services will have a Hepatitis A vaccine clinic May 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bigelow Hall of the Miller IT Center (MITC) on Belknap Campus. The clinic is open to UofL students, staff, faculty, retirees and their spouses (only). This will be billed to your medical insurance policy. Those receiving the vaccine must bring their UofL id and insurance card for processing. Go online for the required forms that must be completed.
    Additional Information: Campus Health Services, 852-6479


    Apply to teach in the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab

    Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (Ekstrom Library #302)
    UofL is on a trajectory to create excellence in engaged teaching and improve student learning spaces. We invite you to experience such a learning space for yourself. The TILL classroom is a learning and research space designed to provide UofL faculty members and students with unique opportunities to explore active learning pedagogies, rich technology resources, and flexible furniture arrangements. Apply online


    Gray Street Farmers Market returns on May 17

    Thursdays, May 17 – Oct. 25, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Location: HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences

    The 10th season of the Gray Street Farmers Market will begin next Thursday, May 17, 2018. The market, sponsored by the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, will be open every Thursday through Oct. 25, rain or shine, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on UofL’s Health Sciences Center. Our vendors sell local farm products including fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, canned goods, lunch and more.

    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook 


    Training and Workshops

    Last chance to register for ‘Team-Based Learning: A Special Way of Using Small Groups in the Health Sciences’

    May 16, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (light pastries and coffee will be provided)
    Location (Room, Building, Campus), HSC Campus B Instructional Building, Room #115

    In this interactive workshop Dee Fink, PhD, will introduce the ideas and practices of team-based learning (TBL) – a special way of teaching using small groups. Effective TBL uses a specific sequence of activities that (a) accelerate the transformation of “groups” into “teams” and (b) direct the dynamic energy of teams in a way that results in high levels of student engagement and high-quality student learning. Register online.



    Green Tip: Veggie Subscription Service – Belknap Pickup at SAC

    Tuesdays 2-5:30 p.m., May 20 – Oct. 20, SAC room 309 or Med Center One; $21-$36/week
    UofL’s Office of Health Promotion (SAC room 309) will be the Belknap campus pick-up location for our 2018 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program on Tuesdays 2-5:30 p.m. For those needing to pick-up in a car, they are offering easy temporary parking and can even run your share out to you if you call up. It is not too late to subscribe to have a wide variety of farm-fresh, sustainably-grown, local produce delivered to you at UofL (HSC or Belknap) weekly or biweekly from May to October.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Health and Wellness

    Dance into your weekend at First Friday Salsa

    May 11, 5-5:50 p.m., Get Healthy Now Studio A; Free for employees, spouses and QAs
    Mayo Clinic researchers have found that social dancing reduces stress, increases energy, improves muscle tone, coordination, and memory. Laugh and have fun while learning the basic moves of merengue and salsa with Cherie Lanier. No partner needed; all levels welcome.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Soothe body and mind with Saturday Morning Yoga

    Saturdays 10-10:50 a.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, drop in $5
    Each week try a new style of yoga with our rotating instructors at GHN. Get in touch with your breath while stretching dynamically. 
    Additional Information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Paid research study

    May 14, Life Sciences Room 307
    Do you struggle with eating? Ever been diagnosed with an eating disorder? Then participate in a paid research study in the psychology department, led by Cheri Levinson, PhD. Participants will be asked to do a screening interview, two therapy sessions, and to complete questionnaires on your phone for two weeks. During the therapy sessions, participants will wear a health sensor band. This is a paid study, up to one $60 Visa gift card.
    Additional Information: email, 502-652-2568

    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    May 11, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital 2nd Floor Auditorium
    “Omega-3s and Probiotics: The Road from Complementary Medicine to Standard of Care” by Christina E. Ciaccio, MD, MSc.
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett

    Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    May 11, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    PGY-3 Family Medicine residents, Mitch Elliott, MD, Zach Strickland, MD, Sean Warren, MD, and Brittany O’Neal, MD will present their Capstone projects covering a broad range of topics. CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Mickie Mulloy, 852-5499


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    May 11, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Timothy C. Ford, DPM. Dr. Ford will lecture on “Diabetic Foot.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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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.