May 24, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, May 24, 2018



    The Gray Street Farmers Market, operated by the School of Public Health & Information Sciences, launched an Elevate crowdfunding campaign to continue and expand its Dollar For Dollar program, which provides assistance to customers who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In 2017, the program doubled the spending power of 60 SNAP households, giving them a total of $2,200 to spend at the market. More information is available online




    Bioengineering Chair Dr. Ayman El-Baz is leading a team of researchers working on a non-invasive computer-aided diagnosis system to detect renal transplant rejection. The project, titled “Big Data in Acute Renal Rejection,” is designed to minimize not only the efficiency, but the cost of determining the viability of a transplant by integrating MRI image analyses with clinical biomarkers. The collaboration is with the University of Michigan and the University of Mansoura in Egypt.




    During the first part of May, the University of Louisville received six grants totaling more than $130,000. See who received the grants and their projects here.



    One more week to submit your artwork for annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit

    June 11-28; artists’ reception, June 19, noon to 2 p.m.* (*this is a date change)
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 11 through June 28 in the Photographic Archives gallery, part of Archives & Special Collections, in the Ekstrom Library. The exhibit is an opportunity for UofL employees who are not professional or exhibited artists to share their work. Employee visual artists who want to participate should submit the registration form via email by 5 p.m. June 1, 2018. Click here for the form. Past Open Walls participants are encouraged to exhibit; please enter artwork that is new to Open Walls.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso, 852-2670

    Upcoming training on job posting requirements

    June 6, Clinical & Translational Building (CTR), Room 101, 10-11 a.m.
    The University of Louisville is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. As a federal contractor, the university is required by law to engage in an active recruitment and selection process to fill open positions. This means that all positions must be posted prior to being filled, with few exceptions. If you are involved in recruitment in your department, and wish to learn more, we invite you to join HR representatives June 6 for a training session on the federal job posting guidelines. Click here to register


    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 to attend.


    Last chance: Applications due for Delphi U Online summer 2018

    June 11-August 5, online
    A few slots remain for the Summer offering of Delphi U Online. Work with colleagues to identify and implement best practices for online instruction. Participants will learn two primary concepts: What it is like to be an online learner and how to effectively teach online. This is for full and part-time faculty planning to teach a new fully online course or enhance an online course between Summer 2018 and Summer 2019. Learn more and register online
    Additional Information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412


    University Writing Center summer

    Ekstrom Library 132, School of Nursing 2028, and online
    The University Writing Center is open this summer to assist students, faculty, and staff with summer writing. Summer is a great time to make progress on journal articles, personal statements, dissertations, and coursework. We are located in Ekstrom Library and the School of Nursing. We also offer online services in the Virtual Writing Center. See our website for hours, locations, resources, and appointments.


    Faculty and Graduate Student Writing Group

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., University Writing Center, 1st Floor, Ekstrom Library
    Join the Faculty and Graduate Student Writing Group this summer and make steady progress on your writing projects. The group is open to all UofL graduate students and faculty who wish to write at a dedicated time and in a supportive atmosphere. The group meets every Wednesday 4:30-6:30 p.m. in June and July (except July 4).
    Additional Information: Website


    MPH Virtual Information Session

    June 8, noon to 1 p.m., Virtual Information Session; Free
    It’s not too late to apply for the Master of Public Health at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences for fall 2018. Learn more at our virtual information session and Register online
    Additional Information: Judy Hollkampwebsite 


    RCR 101

    May 24, 1-2 p.m., Room 123 Clinical & Translational Research Building, HSC
    This session will provide an overview of the topics and concepts related to the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): Data Management, Peer Review, Authorship/Publication, Collaboration, Mentor/Mentee Relationships, Conflicts of Interest, Research Misconduct, and Fiscal and Social Responsibility in Research. Additionally, connections to Human Subjects, Animal Use and Biosafety will be discussed. Individuals needing certification for NSF, NIH or another funding agency are encouraged to attend
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website

    Apply to teach in the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL)

    Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (Ekstrom Library #302)
    UofL is on a trajectory to create excellence in engaged teaching and improve student learning spaces. We invite you to experience such a learning space for yourself. The TILL classroom is a learning and research space designed to provide UofL faculty members and students with unique opportunities to explore active learning pedagogies, rich technology resources, and flexible furniture arrangements.
    Additional Information: Website

    Welcome back to the Gray Street Farmers Market

    Thursday, May 24, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences

    It’s the 10th season of the Gray Street Farmers Market. We are open every Thursday through Oct. 25, rain or shine. Our vendors offer some of the finest in local farm products. Items available today include: lettuce, cucumbers, spinach, green onion, eggplant, asparagus, strawberries, granola, eggs, breads, honey, canned goods, sweet potato products, stuffed pancakes, soaps and lotions, kettle corn, and pottery. Lunch vendors: Fresh Out of the Box, Naked Hummus & Red Top Gourmet Dogs.

    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook



    William J. Waddell Seminar Series

    May 24, 12 p.m., CTR 124
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology – William J Waddell Seminar Series presents, “Complex Signaling Interplay in RAD-induced Secondary Hypoxic-ischemic Brain Injury in Developing Mice,” by Jun Cai, MD, PhD.
    Additional Information: Aaron Howell, 852-5141


    Health and Wellness

    KORU meditation sessions available

    Four Mondays: June 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 12 to 1:15 p.m., Room 208, HSC Instructional Building, Health Sciences Center; Free: employees, spouses, & QAs
    Improve sleep, reduce stress, and enhance memory while taking your meditation practice to the next level. Join the School of Medicine and Get Healthy Now for the KORU 2.0 on HSC. Prerequisite: KORU Basic or regular meditation practice. Register at the Being Well website


    GHN Wellness Center observes Memorial Day

    The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center will be closed Monday May 28 in honor of Memorial Day. Reopens with regular hours on Tuesday, May 29.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Get a spring in your step with Strong by Zumba

    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Get Healthy Now, Free with membership, drop in: $5
    Move to the beat in this non-dance based workout class. Revolved around high-intensity interval training, you will be sure to break a sweat. Suitable for all levels.
    Additional Information: Websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755



    Research study recruiting women who have used combined hormonal contraceptives for a month or more

    Suite 316, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus; IRB:17.1108
    Involves: a 2-hour visit to the lab and 30 minutes of home procedures. Eligibility: women currently using a combined hormonal contraceptive for a month or more. 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



    Green Tip: Travel smart, fly less

    Summer travel season is here, but there are ways to get there without destroying our planet. Flying causes 5-10 times more pollution per passenger-mile than ground-based options. It now accounts for 10% of UofL’s total carbon footprint. Consider greener, less sardine-like options: video- or teleconference; carpool; or take the train or bus (Megabus, Miller and Greyhound all serve Louisville). If you must fly, offset your emissions through a service such as Native Energy, CarbonFund, or TerraPass. Set up carpools with Cardinal Directions online. Details on alternatives to flying and carbon offsetting are available online.


    Not too late to join in the 2018 National Bike Challenge and win

    The UofL Sustainability Council and Get Healthy Now are partnering to encourage you to bike like a champ from May-September 2018. We will award a $400 local bike shop voucher to the UofL employee/retiree/spouse/QA who racks up the most points in the 2018 National Bike Challenge. All you have to do is register, join Team UofL, and ride to work, errands, events, or just for fun. You can use a free Strava account to automatically (with smartphone) or manually log your bike trips all summer long. Register for the challenge onlineJoin Team UofL on Strava.
    Additional Information: Get Healthy Now websiteUofL Sustainability Biking Resources


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    May 25, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital 2nd Floor Auditorium
    “The Eye: Window to Child Health” will be presented Aparna Ramasubramanian, MD, assistant professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Louisville School of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett



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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.