May 23, 2017 Announcements



    Tuesday, May 23, 2017





    UofL’s Youth Violence Prevention Research Center, an entity of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, along with the Louisville Metro Mayor’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, hosted a block party on Saturday to kick off YVPRC’s three-year social norming campaign aimed at reducing youth violence in Louisville by practicing Pride, Peace, Prevention. The center was established in 2015 after the SPHIS received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



    Eileen Davis, associate director of the Ulmer Career Center in the College of Business, was recently named one of Louisville’s “People to Know in Career Development” by Business First.




    Benefits Self-Service now available

    Benefits enrollment is going online. All new employees and current employees who have qualifying events throughout the year can now make their benefit elections online via ULink. Life Insurance beneficiaries can also be updated using Benefits Self-Service. To learn more about the new Benefits Self-Service options, visit the website
    Additional Information: Website


    Next stop for ‘HR on Tour’ scheduled Tuesday on Belknap Campus

    May 23, 10 a.m. to noon, School of Education, Room ED110
    This Tuesday, May 23, UofL Human Resources will be at the School of Education (room ED110) from 10 a.m. to noon. HR reps be available to answer any HR-related questions and provide guidance and resources. Please take 5 to 10 minutes to stop by if you can. More information about the tour, including future dates and locations, is available online.
    Additional Information: Website



    UofL employees to migrate to new email platform

    University of Louisville employees will have their email accounts migrate from Microsoft Exchange Outlook to Microsoft’s Office365 Outlook within the next few months and into the fall semester. Read more about the migration in UofL News


    Freshman Orientation 2017 sessions scheduled

    May 25, Belknap Campus
    Freshman Orientation time is here. Sessions will run this Friday, May 25 through Friday, July 7. We hope everyone can join us in welcoming a new faces into the Cardinal Family. Follow our program using #UofLOrientation
    Additional Information: Toree Parrish, website


    UofL hosting 2017 National Speech and Debate

    May 27, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Belknap Campus
    The University of Louisville is hosting the 2017 National Speech and Debate on Belknap Campus on Saturday, May 27. More than 1,300 students, judges, staff, and volunteers will be on campus, including almost 900 of the nation’s top academic high school students from across the country.
    Additional Information: Karen Blake, 852-6180


    Panel: When grief is complicated

    June 29, 9 a.m. to noon, Technology Innovation Learning Lab, third floor Ekstrom Library; Free
    The Hospice Foundation of America’s program, When Grief is Complicated, is being sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Program for Palliative Care and Chronic Illness and Hosparus. National panelists include Ken Doka, Robert Neimeyer and Therese Rando. The video presentation will be followed by discussion led by local experts in grief therapy. CEs are available at no charge for nurses and social workers. Other disciplines including counselors and psychologists can purchase approved CEs. Contact Barbara Head for further information or to RSVP for the event.



    CRAFT Seminar Series Special Presentation by MedPace

    May 23, 12-1 p.m., Room 124, CTR, HSC Campus; Free
    Medpace is a global, full-service clinical research organization. There will be networking opportunities with staff of Medpace, as well as a presentation by Dr. James Pusey, SVP of Clinical Operations. He will speak on Medpace drug development and opportunities to use your scientific background within clinical research.
    Additional Information: Katie Hasper


    Health and Wellness

    Mindfulness Retreat planned for faculty/staff/students

    June 3, 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Speed Art Museum; $5 includes lunch
    Open to students, faculty and staff who want to develop more capacity for mindful living: sleep better, less reactive, increased focus and connection with purpose. Both beginners and those with meditation experience are all welcome. Sponsored by Health Promotion in partnership with School of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Email


    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center holiday schedule

    The GHN Wellness Center will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, May 30.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    New Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes

    Tuesdays, May 23-July 18, 12-12:45 p.m., Room 109 at the Bingham Humanities Building, Belknap Campus; Wednesdays, May 24-July 19, Room 2017 at the Nursing/K-Wing Building, HSC; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and their Spouse/QA
    Weigh to Wellness is a 9-week program that educates on healthy lifestyle changes through physical activity and good nutrition. This class is designed to give you an accurate understanding of ways to integrate optimal health behaviors into your everyday life. Bring your lunch with you and learn your “weigh” to wellness. Register today.
    Additional Information: Register, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    May 24, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Anthony L. McCall MD, PhD, FACP, James M. Moss Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine and Health System, presents, “How Can Diabetes Technology Improve Diabetes Care?”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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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.