May 18, 2017 Announcements

    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    The River City Rocketry team from UofL has won NASA’s Student Launch, the agency’s high-powered rocketry challenge hosted in April by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The team earned a cash prize of $5,000. River City Rocketry placed second in the competition last year and has earned 10 awards since 2011, including Best Vehicle Design, Safety Award and Project Award.
    Brian Buford, UofL’s assistant provost for Diversity and executive director of the LGBT Center, has been named grand marshal of the 2017 Kentuckiana Pride Parade. The parade, June 16 beginning at 5 p.m., marches along Main Street from Floyd to 5th streets. 
    Alert: Active email scam impersonating purchase orders
    The UofL, Purchasing Division wants to alert departments of an active email scam involving quotation requests and issue of purchase orders that impersonate Purchase Orders originating from the University, but are actually fraudulent in nature. The scam may begin with an email quote request for specific merchandise. Subsequent to the quote, a purchase order is emailed to the business that bears resemblance to an official UofL purchase order. The purchase order instructs delivery to an address not affiliated with the University. After shipping the items, the business never receives payment and is unable to retrieve the shipped products. While the University cannot prevent this illegal activity, we want to inform the University and vendor communities to promote awareness of such events. Several major universities across the U.S. and here in Kentucky have been targets of these scams involving fraudulent quote requests or purchase orders. A Vendor Notification post has been made on the UofL Purchasing website and Purchasing Vendors website.
    Opening Day at the Gray Street Farmers Market
    May 18, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
    The Gray Street Farmers Market opens today and will continue every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the 400 block of East Gray Street. Some items available today include: strawberries, spinach, greens, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, eggs, honey, maple syrup, jams, stuffed pancakes, various baked goods, kettle corn, Steel City Pops, lotions, soaps, and scrubs. Lunch provided by: Boss Hog’s BBQ, The Kentucky Taco Company, and DelectaBites.

    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook
    Creating and Approving Administrative Policies
    May 18
    Did you know the University recently formalized the process for creating and approving a university-wide Administrative Policy? Visit the University’s 
    Policy Resources to learn about developing a University Administrative Policy, the creation and approval process, policy writing tips, and other policy guidance. Also, don’t forget to search the online library when looking for an Administrative Policy or University Procedure.
    Additional Information: Email 
    UofL Golf Club memberships discounted for faculty and staff
    Expires June 1; 401 Champions Way Simpsonville, KY 40067
    Discounted membership dues and 50-percent off of the initiation fee for faculty and staff members if you join by June 1. To set up a tour please contact Sam Hitner via email or 852-7055.
    Welcome Week 2017 volunteers needed
    First Year Initiatives and campus partners will welcome new and returning students to campus with Welcome Week 2017, Aug. 16-20. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the form. The form includes details (where and when, length of shift, specific volunteer duties, etc.)
    Additional Information: Email
    Want to create a video or podcast?
    Digital Media Suite, Rm114, Ekstrom Library
    The Digital Media Suite is available all summer to assist faculty in creating digital media materials for their courses. Assistance is available in recording and editing podcasts, course intro videos, short lecture videos, voiceovers, and more. Consultations are also available to help design and implement digital media assignments into your class.

    Additional Information: Jason Zahrndt, 852-3787
    Register now for the Warns-Render Labor and Employment Law Institute
    June 15-16, Seelbach Hilton Hotel
    Offered by the Brandeis School of Law, the institute provides high-quality continuing legal education to local and regional labor or employment law attorneys, human resource professionals, union representatives and other workplace experts. The institute creates dialogue between academics, government officials and practitioners and is an inclusive forum where employee, union and management-side representatives all feel welcome and benefit from the education provided.

    Additional information: Tracie Cole, 852-1230,website
    Anatomy Seminar
    May 18, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    Guela Sokhadze will present an Anatomy Seminar titled, “Development of Cholinergic Input in the Visual Thalamus.”
    Training and Workshops
    Grant Writing Certificate – Learn how to secure funding for your organization
    July 11-13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ShelbyHurst Campus; $645
    Join UofL Professional Development and Instructor Rebecca Crump for a three-day intensive workshop that will help you develop the skills you need to create competitive grant applications, identify and build relationships with potential funders, and follow-through after your grant is funded.

    Additional Information: Register online
    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training
    May 23, 10 a.m. to noon, Chemistry Building rm LL16, Belknap Campus
    Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training for lab employees is required every three years and may be completed in Bioraft (online refresher training). Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can
    pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.
    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956
    Grand Rounds
    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
    May 19, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium; Free
    Four of the graduating Family Medicine residents, Laurie Anderson, MD, Lacey Gunn, MD, Juhee Mian, MD, and Candace Wooten, MD, will present their senior resident Capstone projects covering a broad range of primary care topics. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499
    Alicia Kelso
    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.