May 8, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, May 8, 2018



    The U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention College at Fort Knox signed partnership agreements with nine colleges and universities to provide a variety of degree programs that are tailored for their soldiers’ needs. Included among them is UofL’s College of Education and Human Development, offering instruction for a bachelor of science in organizational leadership and learning, master of science in human resources and organizational development, and master of arts in higher education administration. 




    M. Cynthia Logsdon, professor in the UofL School of Nursing, is the 2018 recipient of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Award of Excellence in Scholarly Education. The award honors members of the association who have made strides in scholarly nursing education, contributing to the knowledge base of women’s or neonatal health.



    Employee whistleblower protection notice

    Know your Protections as a whistleblower. Federal law recently enhanced whistleblower rights and protections to employees who work on Federal contracts, subcontracts or grants. Read the Employee Whistleblower Protection Notice for more details about this law. Additionally, the university’s Duty to Report and Non-Retaliation Policy prohibits employees from retaliating against another employee for reporting compliance related concerns. Email if you have questions.

    CardBox, IT’s new storage solution, offers Departmental Folders

    Need a better way to share files with colleagues in your department or unit? Cardbox, UofL’s new way to store and share data, now offers Departmental Folders. This shared folder is different from IT’s other fileshare options. The folder exists inside each user’s personal CardBox account and connects you to individuals in your department that also have a CardBox account. Have your Tier1 or Dept Chair request a Departmental Folder via IT’s Service Catalog. Look for the “CardBox Departmental Folder” link.

    Additional Information: Website


    New sharing content controls on IT’s CardBox

    IT offers user’s increased controls to ensure data protection when storing and sharing documents and files with CardBox. With new Content Controls and Classification Tags, users can reduce the risk of any accidental sharing of sensitive data and show tags on sensitive documents. Please review the information regarding Content Controls and Classification Tags in your “Get Started with CardBox” folder in your CardBox account. If you have questions regarding the transmitting of sensitive data or Policy ISO-001contact Information Security. If you have questions regarding CardBox, consult the IT HelpDesk or 852-7997.

    HSC Research Forum

    May 8, 12-1:15 p.m., Clinical & Translational Research Building Room 101/102
    The HSC Research Forum will feature talks by Dr. Richard Lamont, Dr. Dan Conklin, Dr. Chris States, Dr. Jon Klein, Lale Akca, and Dr. Craig McClain. The topics will cover the new microbiome COBRE, the Animal Phenotyping Core, visiting Egyptian Research Fellows, and updates on new intramural opportunities, clinical trials and what’s new at the NIH.

    Additional Information: 852-7794, email


    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


    DEHS 30-year anniversary celebration

    May 9, 2-6 p.m., Middleton Auditorium Room 101, Strickler Hall, Belknap Campus
    The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is 30 years old and will be hosting an event to celebrate. The program features keynote speakers from Stanford and Yale as well as four panel discussions regarding several historical environmental events at UofL. A reception to honor Dennis Sullivan’s retirement will follow the program. RSVP via email by April 30.


    Call for papers: Dept. of Philosophy’s 18th annual Steven Humphrey Undergraduate Philosophy Colloquium

    Nov. 2
    The submission deadline is Sept. 30 for this event. Keynote speaker is Kate Abramson, Indiana University, Bloomington. Funding is available. More information is available online


    Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference – register today

    May 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bigelow Hall in Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus; $50
    Join University Counsel Leslie Strohm, Founder and CEO of MEMStim Dr. Angelique Johnson, and Professor and Proactive Communicator Facilitator Hope Zoeller for the 6th annual UofL Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference. Learn from speakers and your colleague in an engaging day focused on success and being ‘distinctly you.’ Register today.
    Additional Information: Melissa Long Shuter, 852-6151



    CGeMM Seminar

    May 8, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Stephanie Watkins, asstistant professor, Department of Surgery and Micro & Immuno, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University, Chicago. Her topic is: “Estrogen Mediates Sex Related Differences in T Cell Function.”
    Additional Information: Email 

    Health and Wellness

    Sculpt your whole body at GHN Pilates class

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    Pilates: A series of controlled, flowing movements designed to strengthen muscles surrounding the spine, improve endurance and flexibility, tone abdominal muscles and assist in maintaining the correct curvature of the spine.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Increase flexibility with GHN’s Power Vinyasa

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; free with membership, drop in rate: $5
    A powerful, energetic yoga class designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body through flowing sequences.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755



    Paid research study

    Life Sciences Room 307
    Do you struggle with eating? Ever been diagnosed with an eating disorder? Then participate in a paid research study in the psychology department, led by Cheri Levinson, PhD. Participants will be asked to do a screening interview, two food exposures, and to complete questionnaires on your phone for two weeks. During these food exposures, participants will be asked to bring in and eat a feared food and while wearing a health sensor band. This is a paid study, up to one $60 Visa gift card.
    Additional Information: Email, 502-652-2568, website



    Partnership for a Green City Behavior Change Tip: Do what you can to reduce energy

    Two quotes apply to how we think about sustainability. George Bernard Shaw wrote, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” Sydney Smith wrote, “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.” We can all do a little to be better consumers of energy, so commit to one change and make it a habit.


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    May 9, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us in welcoming Henry Bohler, MD, UofL Associate Professor, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Louisville Women’s Healthcare, as he presents, “Dysbiosis of the Gut Microbiome Induces Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.”
    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.