May 21, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, May 21, 2018



    Five Louisvillians were recognized for their service May 16 in an awards ceremony organized by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Yearlings Club Inc. The Arts and Sciences Community Appreciation Awards went to District 3 Metro Councilwoman Mary Woolridge, PNC Financial Services vice president Deborah Williams, StageOne Family Theatre producing director Peter Holloway, Al Dia en America newspaper publisher Jose Neil Donis and retired pastor/activist the Rev. Geoffrey Ellis.



    Thomas Hoy, a partner in the Dinsmore & Shohl firm in Louisville, will begin as interim counsel for UofL on May 25. He will fill the role currently held by Leslie Chambers Strohm, who has announced her retirement effective May 25. Hoy has practiced business and corporate law in Louisville since 1980.


    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 21: Neeli Bendapudi’s first day on the job included a big welcome from UofL faculty, staff and students as well as hobnobbing with UofL fans at a UofL baseball game.


    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 21: There are no worldwide rules for sharing of DNA for research purposes. Mark Rothstein and Kyle Brothers are working on it for the NIH. Jay Whitacre is the winner of UofL’s Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy.
    Tuesday, May 22: Lauren Flaherty discusses screening for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Doug Lorenz does research on child abuse. Andrew Frank is an expert on American Indians.


    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: UofL’s men’s club volleyball team won a NVCF national championship, the first club team to win a national championship. Teams members Sam Bibelhauser, Anthony Campisano and Tom Sarver discuss. Martin Hall is doing research on women who are on probation or parole and misusing prescription drugs. Olfa Nasraoui and Stephanie Philipp have won a big grant to train secondary school teachers how to teach computer science.



    Construction notification for areas near the new Belknap Academic Building

    The new Belknap Academic Building’s Contractor, Whittenberg Construction, has scheduled closure of specific sidewalk areas beginning immediately.  The Contractor will install construction fence, signage and barricades that will re-route pedestrian pathways at the following areas:

    • Sidewalk between Threkeld Hall and Student Activities Center
    • Sidewalk between Shumaker Research Building and new Belknap Academic Building
    • Sidewalk between Lutz Hall and new Belknap Academic Building
    • Sidewalk rework at South side of Lutz Hall

    Throughout the summer months, additional sidewalk areas will be fully and/or partially closed for similar rework in the areas around the Belknap Academic Building.  Additional notifications will follow. Construction has also commenced today to reconfigure the Shumaker Research Building loading dock. Throughout this work the loading dock will remain operational. Due to this work the sidewalk crossing at the corner of Threkeld Hall, Student Activities Center, Houchens and Shumaker Research Building will be impacted.  A new curb cut, paving and painted crosswalks with directional signage will be installed.


    Important update to the May 2 notice concerning changes to Kentucky law regarding youth camps 

    This notice concerns the new regulatory requirement (902 KAR 10:040) concerning required clearance from the Kentucky Human Services Cabinet for youth camp staff and volunteers, described in the May 2 edition of UofL Today. Specifically, the new regulation requires that all youth camp staff and volunteers in Kentucky obtain a letter of clearance from the Cabinet stating that the individual in question has not been found to have abused or neglected a minor. The Cabinet has delayed implementation of the new regulation, originally set for July 1 until August 1 at the earliest, pending regulatory machinations in Frankfort. In addition, as some of you have learned, the cabinet has removed the request form from its website (accordingly, the link contained in the May 2 announcement no longer works). Share this information with any staff or faculty who may be involved in the operation of youth camps. No further information is available yet as to either a definitive effective date or a process for requesting the required clearance letters. We will continue to monitor and pass along any developments.

    Additional Information: Brian Bigelow 

    Are you aware of what Risk Management does for the University?

    • Risk Management purchases and administers the University’s commercial insurance coverage (General, Professional Liability, Auto, Property, etc.)
    • Provides risk assessments for University programs, projects and activities
    • Reviews contracts and leases for insurance requirements and risk
    • Risk Management is your point of contact for all Property, Liability and Workers’ Compensation claims

    Give us a call to arrange a meeting, training session, 852-6926, or visit the Risk Management website
    Additional Information: Sandy RussellCarol Kloenne or Stephanie Curtis

    2018 Louisville Volleyball Camps scheduled

    June 4-July 10; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cardinal Arena-Student Activities Center, Belknap campus
    All Skills Camp: June 4-6, $240; Setting/Hitting Camp I, June 7, $110; Serving Camp I, June 8, $65; HS Elite Camp, July 5-7, overnight $280/commuter $220; Libero Camp, July 9, $120; Setting/Hitting Camp II, July 10 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), $110; Serving Camp II, July 10 (3:30-6:30 p.m.) $65; High School Team Camp, July 11-13, Overnight $310/Commuter $260. UofL employees receive a 20 percent discount. Email Sarah Petkovic for the discount code. 
    Additional Information: Sarah Petkovic, 852-3327, website


    Football opens 2018 season vs Alabama in Prime Time Game

    September 1, 8 p.m., Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
    Fill your Labor Day weekend with Florida sunshine and Louisville football.  Join us in Orlando as the Cardinals take on defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1, 2018. Game tickets, fan party tickets, and travel packages are on sale now. Sideline: $170; Corner: $100; Upper Level: $80.
    Additional Information: Website, 502-GO-CARDS


    Training and Workshops

    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training

    May 23, 9-11 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC
    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online.
    Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558



    Upcoming seminar with Fidelity: UofL 403(b) Retirement Plan 101, Basics and Beyond

    May 30, 12-1 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building (CTR), Room 124
    All faculty, staff and retirees are invited to bring their lunch and join us Wednesday, May 30, for the second of the new monthly brown bag seminar series called University of Louisville 403(b) Retirement Plan 101, Basics and Beyond. Learn the basics of the university’s 403(b) plan with information about your contribution options, how much you should be saving, and investment options. These sessions are a great opportunity for new and current employees to learn more about one of the best benefits the university offers to employees. This session will be presented by Fidelity Investments. Please register here to attend.


    Biochemistry Seminar

    May 21, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
    Michael Heaton, PhD, Research Scientist, Genetics, Breeding and Animal Health Res Unit, USDA, will speak on: “In Search of a Genetic Cause for Heart Failure in Beef Cattle.”
    Additional Information: Email

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Dr. Cynthia Sears

    May  24, noon to 1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Cynthia Sears, “Colon Cancer: Contributions of Microbes and Communities.” Sears is Professor in the Department of Medicine with Johns Hopkins University.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan

    Health and Wellness

    The Monday burger; skip the meat one day a week

    Americans consume nearly 50 billion burgers per year; that’s three burgers per person each week. By choosing not to eat meat just one day a week, you can improve your health by reducing your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and even cancer. In addition, you’ll help preserve our planet’s resources. To get a better idea of the environmental implications, read this article from Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
    Additional information: Meatless Monday recipesGHN Facebook,
    websiteemail, 852-7755


    Revitalize with Yin/Yang Yoga at GHN

    Mondays and Wednesdays 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, drop in: $5
    Yin yoga is slow and restorative, Yang Yoga is more powerful and challenging. Come prepared to do a mix of both.
    Additional information: GHN websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755



    Research study recruiting women who have not used hormonal contraceptives in the last three months

    Suite 316, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus; IRB:17.1108
    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.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2665



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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.