May 7, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, May 7, 2018



    Student speakers for Saturday’s commencement ceremonies are Giovanni Ibrahim (10 a.m.) and Jacqueline Brengelman (2 p.m.). Ibrahim, a native of Egypt, graduates from the School of Dentistry with a doctor of medicine degree in dentistry, while Brengelman, a native of Midway, graduates from the School of Music with a degree in music education.




    Three Hite faculty members have been awarded grants in the 7th round of Great Meadows Foundation Artist Professional Development Grants program: Mary Carothers, Mitch Eckert and Meena Khalili. The program supports artists from across the state to travel to major exhibitions, conferences and residencies and to connect with professionals in the field.


    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 7: Students from Portland Elementary School got a taste of what it’s like to run a business. Faculty and students from UofL’s College of Business provided the training that led to Lemonade Day at UofL.


    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 7: The director of the Louisville Metro Health Department Sarah Moyer discusses Louisville’s hepatitis A outbreak. Steve Furmanek is a biostatistician who uses data to predict the likely areas of Louisville where fires might start in homes with children. Also – an app to track handwashing in hospitals. 
    Thursday, May 10: Mariusz Ratajczak and Magdalena Kucia are looking for ways to stop the inflammation in the brain which leads to psychiatric disorders. UofL intramural students are playing on teams with athletes from Kentucky Special Olympics. Justin Peterson, John Hower and Justin Harville explain. Tiffany Meredith and Denise Nuehring discuss a Louisville Polo Club event to support neurology research at UofL. 


    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: Colin Crawford, the new dean of the Brandeis School of Law, has some family roots in Kentucky. Computer engineering professor Roman Yampolskiy co-wrote a paper on the real dangers of drones, self-driving cars and other forms of artificial intelligence being used for malicious purposes.



    Walk-in hours for Human Resources

    Starting Monday, May 14, 2018, visitors to the Human Resources office, at 1980 Arthur St., will notice a slight change to walk-in hours. After May 14, walk-ins and calls to our main line, are welcome anytime from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For other times, visitors are encouraged to contact an HR representative directly to set up an appointment. The intent of this slight change is to continue to meet the needs of our customers, as well as reallocating our resources as efficiently as possible.  As always, HR continues to be available via phone at 852-6258, email and our website at

    Hepatitis A Vaccine Clinic scheduled May 10 

    May 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  Bigelow Hall, Miller IT Center (MITC), Belknap Campus
    Campus Health Services will have a Hepatitis A vaccine clinic May 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bigelow Hall of the Miller IT Center (MITC) on Belknap Campus. The clinic is open to UofL students, staff, faculty, retirees and their spouses (only). This will be billed to your medical insurance policy. Those receiving the vaccine must bring their UofL id and insurance card for processing. Go online for the required forms that must be completed.
    Additional Information: Campus Health Services, 852-6479


    New health benefit for employees with diabetes

    University of Louisville has a new partnership with Livongo for Diabetes, a new health benefit offered at no cost to employees and dependents who have diabetes and are covered through one of the UofL Health plans. This program offers unlimited test strips at no cost to you, one-on-one health coaching and more. Livongo will be reaching out to eligible employees. View the full announcement and find the link to join Livongo
    Additional Information: Website 


    Join us for the Celebration of Social Justice Research

    May 18, 2-5 p.m., Theater, Speed Art Museum; free
    Come hear about the exciting work of the Consortium’s 19 Transdisciplinary Research Teams. In special lightning rounds, our Fellows will share their research aims, insights, and outcomes. Enjoy the opportunity to socialize and network with fellow engaged scholars and activists from across the University and beyond. You can also learn more about how you can be a part of this new social justice research community. Please RSVP by May 11. Register online

    Additional Information: WebsiteCassia Herron, 852-2371


    Apply now for Delphi U Online Summer 2018

    June 11-Aug 5, online; Free
    The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning announces an online course, Delphi U Online, to prepare instructors to teach online. 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. Registration is now open and positions are limited.
    Additional Information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412, website


    Submit your artwork for annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit

    June 11-28, opening reception June 13, noon to 2 p.m.
    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


    Training and Workshops

    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Safety Training

    May 10, 9-11:15 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC; Free
    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Individuals who work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online.
    Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558



    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts a student presentation by Amanda Pulsifer

    May 10, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a Student Research Presentation by Amanda Pulsifer, “A Tale of Two Cell Types: Manipulation of Neutrophils and Macrophages by Yersinia pestis.” Pulsifer is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Matthew Lawrenz.

    Noted chemist to lecture on global science May 7

    12:30 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
    She’s an award-winning chemist who has headed up the American Association for the Advancement of Science – but her interests are worldwide. Learn from the University of Oregon’s Geraldine Richmond about “Empowering Global Scientific Engagement” May 7 at 12:30 p.m. in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planeterium.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Mammograms for UofL employees

    May 15, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Belknap Campus – Gottschalk Circle; Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will be billed
    The mobile mammography van is coming to campus.This screening is supported by the UofL Women’s Center, KCP and the UofL Brown Cancer Center. Schedule your appointment today.
    Additional Information: 852-6318


    Meatless Monday Burger Recipes

    May 7, Get Healthy Now
    Summer is just around the corner, so break out the grill and round up your friends for a great cookout get-together. But don’t bother with the beef, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a collection of burger recipes, and none of them use meat. Download your free copy of the Monday Burger Cookbook, available online.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday RecipesFacebookwebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Ab Lab now Friday Mornings at GHN

    Fridays, 6:30-7:00 a.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, drop in: $5
    Challenge yourself in this short but sweet core-concentrated workout. Finish out the week feeling strong and empowered.
    Additional information: GHN websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755



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    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.