May 16, 2014 Announcements


    Today Only

    1.) Make your mark today at HSC

    May 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., plaza of the HSC Instructional Building

    To celebrate the first significant renovation of the HSC Instructional Building since its construction in 1970, please join us to sign a commemorative structural beam. In case of bad weather, the location will be on the main floor of the library building.

    The renovation began this spring and will be completed in time for the beginning of the new academic year in August. The renovation will result in completely redesigned instructional space.

    The major changes to the instructional building include:

    • Two new 180-seat interactive lecture halls
    • State-of-the-art small group learning labs and classrooms
    • New informal gathering places for students
    • Expanded student study areas

    Please join us and put your mark on the renovation.

    See photos of the renovation here.


    This Weekend

    2.) Kentucky Women’s Book Festival is tomorrow

    May 17, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library

    Free festival (optional lunch $16), open to the public

    Readers and writers will convene for the 8th Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival on  Saturday in the Ekstrom Library. Author presentations, book sales, signings and a luncheon will give participants a chance to connect over their pastimes: reading, writing and talking about books. Stop in and bring a friend. Call 852-8976 by noon, May 16 if you wish to purchase lunch or to request more information.

    Additional Information: Call 852-8976 by noon, May 16, if you wish to purchase lunch or to request more information. Website.


    3.) UofL planetarium celebrating Astronomy Day on Sunday

    May 18, 1 to 4 p.m.

    $5, open to the public

    Events at this family-friendly event include viewing the sun through solar telescopes, activities for kids and a drawing for a Celestron telescope valued at $150. 

    Additional Information: 852-6664 or website.


    Information Technology

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

    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: 852-7997,



    5.) Belknap research park construction will be noisy

    Offices on the south end of Belknap Campus may experience noise issues over the next month as construction picks up on the research park south of Speed School of Engineering. Crews will be pile driving piers for bridges. Water main extension work also will continue on Brook Street under the Eastern Parkway overpass.


    6.) Children of UofL staff get discounted rates to Cardinal Junior Tennis Camps

    June 16 to Aug. 1, U of L Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The University of Louisville proudly offers young tennis players a high quality opportunity to come to a college campus to learn, improve, make new friends and have fun. Each camper is instructed for at least six hours per day in a very positive way by experienced coaches who know and play the game at the top level. Children of U of L staff receive a discount on the camp fee. There are four camps from June 16 to Aug 1, including an overnight camp July 20 to 25.

    Additional Information: 852-0217, Website.


    7.) Geriatrics accepting nominations for Gold Standard Award

    Do you know someone age 85 or older, making the most of their later years, continuing to love life and, despite constraints, continuing to engage? UofL Geriatrics is accepting nominations for an individual and a couple for the Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging. Nominations may be made online here. The award will be presented Sept. 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane.

    Additional Information: Margaret Feldman. Website.



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