May 3, 2017 Announcements

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Singer Dan Fogelberg premiered his hit song “Run for the Roses” at a Derby Eve party at the Red Barn in 1980. He appeared as part of “Friday Night Live at the Kentucky Derby,” an ABC-TV special staged at the Red Barn.
    UofL evolutionary biologist Lee Dugatkin has co-written a new book, “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog),” with lead scientist Lyudmila Trut, published through the University of Chicago Press. For the last six decades, a dedicated team of researchers in Siberia has been domesticating silver foxes to replay the evolution of the dog in real time. Trut has been lead scientist on this work since 1959, and together with Dugatkin, they tell the inside story of the science, politics, adventure and love behind it all.
    Four UofL researchers received more than a half million dollars in grants last week. Check out their projects and awards here.
    Mammograms for UofL employees
    May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Belknap Campus, Gottschalk Circle next to Shumaker Research Building
    The mobile mammography van is coming to the Belknap Campus. Women must be 40 or over, and not had a mammogram within the past year. Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will be billed. UofL Insurance will cover 100 percent.
    Additional Information: Call 852-6318 to schedule your appointment
    UofL Dining summer hours
    Belknap Campus
    Starting Monday, May 8, dining venues on both the Belknap and Health Science campuses will switch over to their summer hours of operation. There will be five dining venues on main campus including: Starbucks in Ekstrom, Papa Johns in the SAC, McAlister’s in MITC (opening May 22), Subway in Davidson, and Ville Grill (in accordance with camps and conferences). The Health Science Campus will be providing great options at the Starbucks on S. Floyd and Au Bon Pain on the 1st floor if Kornhauser Library.
    Additional Information: Website
    Tegrity Sunset delayed until May 31
    Tegrity sunset will be May 31, 2017, and will no longer be available. This new system, Panopto, is currently available for all users with a Ulink account and can be used in online, face-to-face, or hybrid courses. All Tegrity recordings created after January 1, 2015 will be imported into Panopto. If you wish to save recordings created prior to January 1, 2015, copy or move these Tegrity recordings to a current course before May 31, 2017.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-8833
    Submit your artwork for annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit
    June 12-29, opening reception June 14, noon to 2 p.m.
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 12 through June 29 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 2, 2017. 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
    UofL launches two new online civil engineering graduate certificate programs
    To meet increased industry demand, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering recently launched two new online graduate certificates. The Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering and the Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering require 12 credit hours each for graduation and can be completed 100 percent online.
    Additional Information: Website
    Reminder: End-of-the-Year Billing for Printing
    Design and Print reminds everyone that the deadline to submit requests for outsourced printing to be billed this fiscal year is May 23, 2017. Any printing request that requires outsourcing submitted after May 23, will be processed but cannot be billed until next fiscal year. All in-house printing requests for this fiscal year must be both completed and billed by June 30, 2017.
    Additional Information: 852-6661, email 
    New website launched for UofL School of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education and Alumni Affairs
    The objective of the new website, available here, is to keep alumni updated on things going on at ULSD throughout the year. Suggestions for this page can be forwarded to Jaclyn Ward or Daniel A. Fadel, DMD. Dr. Randall Vaught, 88A, 93DMD, 01GE, 05GP, is featured as the first alumni spotlight on the new ULSD Alumni Office website. The office plans to spotlight School of Dentistry alumni throughout the year. Read more about Dr. Vaught online.
    Graduate student picnic
    May 10, 1-7:30 p.m., Hogan’s Fountain, Cherokee Park, 745 Cochran Hill Rd, Louisville, 40206; Free
    All graduate students are invited to come to the park for a picnic in celebration of those graduate students who are graduating this year. Grilled food and drinks provided. There will conversation and plenty of yard games. We encourage you to bring guests and a side dish.
    Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht
    Retirement investment representatives on campus
    Check in to see if your retirement investments are on track. One-on-one consultations with retirement investment representatives from TIAA and Fidelity are available on Belknap and Health Sciences Campuses each month and are free to employees and retirees. Reps will be at UofL from TIAA on May 10, 11, 24 and 25 and from Fidelity May 3, 8, 18 and 23. These are by appointment only; register online.
    Additional Information: Website
    Human trafficking documentary, panel
    UofL’s Kent School of Social Work is co-sponsoring with Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear a free community screening May 8 of the documentary “I Am Jane Doe” about child sex trafficking. The 6:30 p.m. screening at the Clifton Center’s Eifler Theater, 2117 Payne St., will lead into a panel discussion (8:20-9 p.m.) about the local and worldwide problem. Speakers will include two trafficking survivors, Beshear and two representatives from his office who work on trafficking issues and a Catholic Charities coordinator.
    Additional Information: Jennifer Middleton, 852-3651
    2017 Neuro-Oncology Symposium
    July 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center, Great Halls 1 & 2; Free
    This symposium will present a multidisciplinary approach for the care of patients with neuro-oncological diseases in order to educate health care providers, patients, and their caregivers about best current practices and future treatment and rehabilitation directions for patients with neuro-oncologic diseases. Several disciplines will be represented including neurosurgery, neurology, radiation oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuropathology, and neuro-oncology.
    Additional Information: Emily Rollins, 502-407-3226
    Carnosine for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Study
    The UofL Health Sciences Center is seeking PAD patients between age 50-80 with and without claudication to determine whether Carnosine/Placebo supplementation for 6 months improves walking ability. The study has been approved by UofL IRB (#16.0047). Principal Investigators are Shahid Baba,PhD/Amit Dwivedi,MD
    Additional Information: Leslie Haysley, 852-2801
    Health and Wellness
    Work up a sweat with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m.; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Are you ready for a workout that’s intense, incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements? This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body, while having fun. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
    Get Healthy Now Offers new specialty classes
    See Group Fitness Schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $35 Unlimited Classes/Summer Semester
    Try our energetic, strength-based and stress relieving classes like Lunchtime Yoga, Power Vinyasa, PiYo, Pilates, Tai Chi and Barre Basics and newly added Gentle Yoga and Saturday Yoga. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. All classes are available to all fitness levels. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail852-7755
    Grand Rounds
    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
    May 3, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital, Fixed Auditorium (Change of location)
    Join us with speaker Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, MD – Assistant Professor; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville. Vijay will present, “Advanced Heart Failure: How Long Can We Wait – Before It’s Too Long.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 502-852-1162, website
    Department on Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
    May 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ACB Auditorium
    Catherine Mier, MD, PGY4 in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will present, “Picturing Psychiatry: Examining the Myths and Mystique of Mental Illness in Film.”
    Additional Information: Sara Thomas
    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.