May 14, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, May 14, 2018



    The UofL Department of Theatre Arts’ African American Theatre Program is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and Malcolm X’s birthday with a free production of the play “The Meeting,” written by Jeff Stetson and directed by Baron Kelly, at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 19, in the Playhouse Theatre, 1911 S. 3rd Street. 




    Assistant professors Maurice Gattis, Kent School of Social Work, and Ryan Combs, School of Public Health, received the Cliff Todd Endowment Grant to support an LGBTQ Adolescent Health Campaign.


    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 10:30 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, May 14: As a freshman, Chinnell Williams struggled with finances and being away from her family. Just as she found her place on UofL’s campus, her debate team partner and best friend was gunned down at a Louisville concert. But Chinnell powered through to graduation day with a lot of mixed emotions but a bright future.


    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, May 14: A study of the investment habits of families with special needs children and an update on Louisville’s economy from UofL economics professor Jose Fernandez. A study of sleep problems in emergency room doctors and residents and what’s new in UofL Hospital ER with Dr. Martin Huecker.
    Wednesday, May 16: Neurologist Dr. Eric Burton speaks on advancements in brain surgery. Michael Finney is the swing instructor at UofL Golf Club, bringing science to his craft. Geraldine Richmond is one of the United States’ best known chemistry professors and a member of the National Science Board. She was at UofL for several talks on Derby weekend.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): 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., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Watch the Metro TV shows on YouTube
    This week: Mark Carter is the President and CEO of Passport Health Plan. He discusses Passport’s move to West Louisville, challenges of new Medicaid rules and Passport’s partnerships with UofL doctors and UofL Hospital. The Kent School of Social Work’s Andy Frey is doing new research on preschoolers with behavioral issues.



    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.


    Staff Senate meets today, all welcome

    May 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    The Staff Senate is the officially recognized governance group for all staff members at UofL. The group meets monthly and all are welcome. More information is available online

    UofL community invited to public forum for Chief of Police finalists

    UofL has brought in three finalists for the Chief of Police search and has hosted public forums for each candidate. The UofL community is welcome to attend the last one:

    • Tuesday, May 15, 12:45-1:45 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Candidate Ed Blaser, Louisville, KY

    The candidate will provide an overview of his leadership philosophy, vision, as well as best practices/trends/issues. The presentation is expected to last about 30 minutes with 30 minutes allotted for Q/A.


    Register for the Family and Friends Campus Visit

    June 5, 10:15 am – 12:45 pm, SAC, room 310B, Free
    This Campus Visit Program will be reserved for students who are children of UofL Faculty and Staff members. The information session will be lead by Jenny Sawyer, Executive Director of Admissions, and will be geared to the unique situation of being a UofL dependent. The walking tour will give you a different perspective of campus through the eyes of current students. Parking is available and you will receive more information in your confirmation. Registration is required and space is limited.

    Additional Information: Shelby Eisenback, 852-5516


    Email Phishing Reminder

    Phishing emails designed to trick recipients into giving up their log in credentials or infecting their machines are on the rise. User awareness is a key component to reducing this threat. Over the next several months, Information Technology and the Information Security Office will be partnering to conduct a university-wide phish training campaign. Will you be able to ‘catch the phish’?

    Additional Information: IT PhishbowlPhish Training or email the Information Security Office.


    Study recruiting women who have not used hormonal contraceptives in three months

    Suite 316, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
    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. IRB:17.1108.
    Additional Information: emailwebsite 


    Walk-In Hours for Human Resources

    Starting Monday, May 14, visitors to the Human Resources office, at 1980 Arthur Street, will notice a slight change to walk-in hours. After May 14, walk-ins and calls to our main line, are welcome anytime from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, 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 customers, as well as reallocating resources as efficiently as possible.  As always, HR continues to be available via phone at 852-6258, email and website.


    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. Parking for HSC and Shelby Campus employees is available in the Speed School blue lot. Postel will serve as executive vice president for health affairs, a position he has held on an interim basis since 2015, beginning Monday.


    Training and Workshops

    Register for EndNote Training at Kornhauser Library

    May 15, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. History Room 301, Kornhauser Library, HSC, Free to the UofL community
    Kornhauser Library will present training for EndNote, a citation management software that makes it easier to format and organize bibliographies. Reserve your spot today. Class is limited to 15 people. To register, email John Chenault or call 852-3901.
    Additional Information: website



    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Dr. Tomasz Kantyka

    May 17, Noon – 1:00 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Tomasz Kantyka, “Aspire to cure: Targeting MMPs as a novel approach to treat aspiration pneumonia.” Kantyka is a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bergen.

    Health and Wellness

    Love pilates and yoga? Try PiYo at Get Healthy Now

    Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm, Get Healthy Now, Free with membership, drop in: $5
    PiYo: Combines the sculpting and core benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility benefits of Yoga.
    Additional Information: websiteemail


    Get your buns in gear on Meatless Monday

    May 14, Get Healthy Now
    Enjoy the rich, satisfying flavor of our Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger. Or settle back with our yummy Mini Portobello Mushroom Burger Sliders. And for those who crave the zesty taste from South of the border, check out our Mexican Lentil Burger. All in all, there are 10 mouth-watering meatless burger recipes for you to explore. So get your buns in gear! Download your free copy of the Monday Burger, available online.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday, RecipesFacebookwebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Eating Awareness Training

    June 7, 14, 21, & 28; 5.30 – 7.30 pm, Get Healthy Now, $20 or free with study participation
    Learn how to eat mindfully, healthy and with pleasure. In this four-session workshop, we will address emotional and stress-eating, how to recognize hunger and fullness cues, and help you develop healthy relationship with food. Give up diets to learn intuitive eating.
    Additional information: emailwebsite



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