May 15, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, May 15, 2018



    UofL’s River City Rocketry team finished third in NASA’s 2018 Student Launch competition. Student Launch is an annual competition that challenges competing students to propose, design, build and test a reusable rocket that flies to 1 mile in altitude, deploys a recovery system and returns safely. 



    After serving in the position on an interim basis, Tim Daugherty, DMD, has accepted the permanent role of associate dean of clinical affairs, effective July 1. Following a national search, the search committee, school community and dean selected Daugherty to lead the school’s clinical efforts. Daugherty graduated from UofL’s DMD program in 1984.  He worked in full-time private practice for more than 20 years, and joined the School of Dentistry as a part-time faculty in 2005 before transitioning to full-time teaching in 2008.



    UofL community invited to welcome Dr. Neeli Bendapudi on her first day

    May 15

    • 7:45 a.m., Grawemeyer Hall: The UofL community is invited to greet Dr. Neeli Bendapudi upon her arrival on campus around 8 a.m. We’re asking faculty, staff and students to gather outside Grawemeyer Hall to welcome her. Coffee and #WeAreUofL tshirts will be available while supplies last. Parking for HSC and Shelby Campus employees is available in the Speed School Blue lot.
    • 6 p.m., James Patterson Baseball Stadium: It’s #WeAreUofL night at the baseball game when the Cardinals take on Indiana University. The game is slated as a faculty/staff appreciation event and tickets for UofL employees are only $3 with ID. They are available online here using the promo code: UofL.  Arrive early to the game for a meet-and-greet with Dr. Bendapudi and watch her toss out the first pitch.

    Also, be sure to follow UofL on social media, where we’ll share the excitement of Dr. Bendapudi’s first official day as a Louisville Cardinal. We encourage you to greet her and share your words of welcome and encouragement by using the hashtags: #WelcomeNeeli and #WeAreUofL.


    Cards Under the Stars ‘Black Panther’ is June 1

    June 1; Activities begin at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at dark, Natural Sciences Lawn; Free
    UofL’s free summer movie series kicks off with  “Black Panther.’ Concessions will be available for purchase from SnoWhat Snoballs and Pollo. Families should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union. “Coco” will be the June 29 film, followed by a viewer’s choice film on July 27. Vote for the final film here.
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025, calendar listing


    Old Louisville Neighborhood Council looking for volunteers for Central Park Spring 2018 Improvement Day

    May 19, Central Park, 8:30 a.m.
    The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, Brightside, Olmstead Parks Conservancy and Councilman David James are sponsoring this event, which includes general cleaning up of Central Park, mulching, trimming, planting and some painting. Free coffee, hot chocolate, doughnuts and fruit will be available at check in. At noon, Councilman James will provide the annual barbeque lunch for volunteer workers. Public service credit is available.
    Additional Information: Email


    Hepatitis A vaccine available at Campus Health Services on HSC

    UofL students, staff, faculty, retirees and their spouses (only), can get the Hepatitis A vaccine on a walk-in basis at the Campus Health Services HSC clinic, 401 E. Chestnut, Ste 110. This will be billed to your medical insurance policy. Bring your UofL id and insurance card for processing. View clinic hours online. The required forms, which need to be printed, are also available online.  
    Additional Information: 852-6446


    Polo for a Purpose to benefit Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease research at UofL

    May 17, gates open at 6 p.m.; twilight polo begins at 7 p.m., Oxmoor Farm, 720 Oxmoor Lane
    Polo for a Purpose, hosted by the Louisville Polo Club, is Thursday at Oxmoor Farm. Admission is free. The event will also include live music, and food and cocktails will be available for purchase. High Goaler VIP suites are available for $50/person, and includes cocktails, champagne and food, lounge seating and a premium view. Tickets are available online. The event benefits Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease research at UofL. Text POLO18 to 41444 to donate.
    Additional Information: Email


    Join us for the Consortium’s Celebration of Social Justice Research

    May 18, 2-5 p.m., Theater, Speed Art Museum; Free
    Come hear about the work of our 19 Transdisciplinary Research Teams over the Social Justice Research Life Cycle. In special lightning rounds, our Fellows will share their research aims, insights, and outcomes. Enjoy the opportunity to socialize and network with fellow engaged scholars and activists from across the University and beyond. You can also learn more about how you can be a part of this new social justice research community. RSVP online
    Additional Information: Cassia Herron, 852-2371, website


    UofL Men’s and Women’s Golf teams hosting one-day golf camp

    June 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UofL Golf Club; $175 (a 20% discount available to dependents of UofL employees)
    Louisville Men’s and Women’s Golf are offering a one-day golf camp this summer. The camp is designed to help aspiring golfers of various abilities improve their games; we will also discuss what it takes to be a collegiate golfer and how to get there. The camp is offered to boys and girls ages 7-18 and held at the University of Louisville Golf Club. It will be overseen and instructed by Head Coach Courtney Trimble, Associate Head Men’s Golf Coach Aaron O’Callaghan, the Louisville Women’s Golf staff and collegiate players. The cost includes lunch, a gift, instruction and evaluation. A 20-percent discount available to dependents of UofL employees (email for more information). Register online.


    MBA Information Session

    May 17, 5:45-7 p.m., University Club and Alumni Center; Free
    Start the UofL MBA in August 2018. Learn about the various programs, hear from faculty, students, alum and admissions team.
    Additional Information: Laura Nunnelley, 852-7257


    Training and Workshops

    New Grid Training

    May 15, 1-3 p.m., Shumaker Room 139
    A revised bank deposit posting grid has been developed. Beginning June 1, 2018 a new posting grid will be required. We recommend anyone that currently or foreseeably could be, responsible for sending posting information to University Accounting or Business Operations attend one of these training sessions.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite 


    CPM Seminar Series

    May 16, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, CTRB, HSC Campus
    The Center for Predictive Medicine presents “New, Effective Antibacterial Therapies – An Unmet Need” presented by Kenneth S. Thomson, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine. Open to HSC Faculty, Staff and Students. Pizza and Drinks provided. Limited seating.
    Additional Information: Cathy St. Clair


    Health and Wellness

    Reclaim upper body strength at GHN with Top Guns

    Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership
    Top Guns: Sculpted arms never go out of style; tone and tighten your arm and shoulder muscles to promote upper body health.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Decompress at the end of a long work day with Nia at GHN

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:40-7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, drop in: $5
    Nia: A sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body
    Additional Information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Partnership for a Green City Behavior Change Tip: Do what you can to reduce energy

    Get energy tips, professional development or a mini energy assessment from the Partnership for a Green City to examine your work or school space to determine more efficient energy behaviors. It is part of what we do for the University of Louisville. We can also do lunch and learns or other training. Find out what energy hogs are lurking in your vicinity. Call 852-8854 to learn more.


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    May 16, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us in welcoming Michelle T. Barati, Ph.D., UofL Assistant Professor of Medicine, Kidney Disease Program, as she presents, “Are Nrf2 Inducing Compounds Making a Comeback for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease?”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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