May 9, 2017 Announcements

    uesday, May 9, 2017
    Alum Soha Saiyed, who earned both her MBA and law degrees from the University of Louisville, is on the May cover of Today’s Woman magazine. Saiyed, who is an attorney, is recognized in the article, “Out to Change the World,” for educating people about human trafficking in Kentucky. Read more online.
    Ahmad Washington, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development, won a Fellowship with the inaugural Building Beloved Community Leadership (BBCL) of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. Washington will join 22 emerging leaders from Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Louisville, and Greensboro in an innovative learning community that will help ensure individual effectiveness and impact in organizational leadership within the broader Black Male Achievement field.
    Cardinal Card price change
    Effective May 8, 2017 the cost to replace a Cardinal Card will be $15 for all employees and students. For additional information, about Cardinal Cards, please visit our website. If there are any questions in regards to this price change, please contact the Cardinal Card Office at 852-7520 or via email.
    Additional Information: 852-7520
    Reception for Police Chief Wayne Hall
    May 12, 3-4 p.m., University Club, Ballrooms B & C; Free 
    Everyone is invited to a celebration for Police Chief Wayne Hall on Friday, May 12 at the University Club, in Ballrooms B & C from 3 to 4 p.m. We are thanking Wayne for more than 26 years of service dedicated to the University of Louisville as the Director of Public Safety and wishing him well in his retirement. Refreshments will be served.
    Additional Information: Donna Hardesty, 852-6127
    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
    Cultural Center Graduation Celebration
    May 11, 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m., Strickler Auditorium (SK 101); Free
    The Graduation Celebration is an annual event to pay homage to the past, while celebrating the future and endless possibilities of all graduating underrepresented students at the University of Louisville. This year’s celebration will feature an alumni keynote speaker, a graduating student speaker, live music, and individual recognition. Faculty and staff are invited.
    Additional Information: Dominique McShanwebsite
    Health and Wellness
    Mindfulness programs offered at Get Healthy Now
    Every Tuesday, drop in 5:30-5:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym 601 Presidents Blvd.; Varies; UofL employees, retirees, and their spouse/QA
    Experience Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings in collaboration with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present. Come to a free Tuesday evening session or deepen your practice with the eight-session MBSR program (registration required).
    Additional Information: Learn morescheduleemail
    Join GHN’s Walk and Run Club
    May 9 through July 27, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:30-7 a.m., University Park Apartments Outdoor Walking Track; Inclement weather: GHN Wellness Center; Studio A
    Join us for our summer session of Walk and Run Club. Get tips and pointers on how to reach your potential as a walker/runner. All-levels welcome to log your miles with friends and fellow GHN members. Lace up your sneakers and join our first session on May 9 and receive a healthy breakfast snack.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-7755
    Training and Workshops
    Introduction to EndNote at Kornhauser Library
    May 10, 10 a.m., History Room, Kornhauser Library, HSC; Free to the UofL community
    EndNote, a citation management software program is freely available to all UofL faculty, staff, and students. The training will cover downloading the program, importing citations, working with MS Word, and syncing with EndNoteWeb. RSVP with John Chenault, or 852-3901.
    Additional Information: Website
    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training WITH Radiation Safety Orientation
    May 11, 9 a.m. to noon, Room 2034, KWING/ School of Nursing, HSC Campus
    Employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste training. Recurrent training for employees is required every three years and may be completed in BioRAFT. Individuals who work with radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which is from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.
    Additional Information: Heather Egan, 852-6670
    Grand Rounds
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    May 10, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Betty C. Villafuerte, M.D., UofL Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “Controversy in Endocrinology: Is Combination Therapy (L T4 plus L T3) Appropriate for Hypothyroidism?”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
    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.