May 9, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, May 9, 2018



    Liz Crow, who graduated from UofL’s equine administration program, is the bloodstock agent who spotted eventual Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl for the buyer at the 2016 September Yearling sale at Keeneland. 




    Krista Wallace-Boaz, from the School of Music, has been elected as chair-elect of the Faculty Senate. David Owen, from the Department of Philosophy, has been named vice chair-elect. According to Senate bylaws, they will begin their terms in office on Sept. 5.




    The University of Louisville received eight grants totaling more than $1 million last week. See who received the awards and the projects they are working on here.



    UofL community invited to welcome President Neeli Bendapudi on her first day

    Tuesday, May 15, 7:45 a.m., steps of Grawemeyer Hall
    The UofL community is invited to welcome Dr. Neeli Bendapudi on her first day as UofL’s new president. She will arrive at Grawemeyer Hall around 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, and will offer a few remarks to the crowd. Faculty, staff and students are asked to arrive a few minutes early to greet her upon her arrival. #WeAreUofL tshirts will be available while supplies last. Follow Bendapudi’s first day live on social media and greet her using the hashtags: #WelcomeNeeli and #WeAreUofL.


    Cultural Center Graduation Celebration

    May 10, 6 p.m., Stricker Aud. (SK101), Belknap
    Graduation Celebration is an annual event to pay homage to the past, while recognizing and celebrating the achievements of graduating underrepresented students at the University of Louisville. This year’s celebration will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Adrienne Bratcher, live music, and a dessert reception.
    Additional Information: Dom McShan, 852-0228, website


    Training sessions for revised posting grid developed by Controller’s office

    As the Controller’s office continues to improve the efficiency of cash postings and cash handling reporting, a revised posting grid has been developed, encompassing feedback from throughout the University. Beginning June 1, 2018 a new, more efficient, posting grid will be required. The new grid gives the departments the option and ability to combine their current posting grid with the existing requirement of maintaining the cash/check handling log. On the go live date of June 1, 2018, we will no longer be able to accept the old (current) posting grid. There will be three interactive training sessions, hosted by individuals from University Accounting, Treasury Management, and Business Operations/Shared Services. We highly recommend anyone that currently is, or foreseeably could be, responsible for creating and sending posting information to University Accounting or Business Operations attend one of these training sessions to help answer any questions that may arise. 
    Training times and locations are:

    • Tuesday, May 15th from 1pm-3pm in the Shumaker Building, Room 139
    • Thursday, May 24th 10am-12pm in MITC, Room 201
    • HSC Tuesday, May 22nd 1pm-3pm in Abell Room 110

    With this link, you will find the new, combined grid as well as the instructions for its completion.

    Additional Infomration: Email 

    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.

    Social Justice Superhero Youth Summer Camp

    July 9, 9 a.m., tbd; $150
    Join us for a week of truth and exploration as we spend time developing into social justice warriors for self and society. This year’s summer camp will explore topics of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice all while engaging community, peers, and UofL staff. We hope to build a community of youth who are superheroes for activism, striving for advocacy, and screaming for action.
    Additional Information: Marian R. Vasser, 852-2252, website 

    April staff updates

    During the month of March, UofL had three promotions and two transfers. Tisha Pletcher promoted to Campus Health Services as a Program Manager and was previously Program Coordinator Senior in Campus Health Services. Dominique Hurt, promoted to Neurology as a Coordinator was previously Program Coordinator in Neurology. Whitney Deaton, promoted to VPA-Other as an Athletic Administrative Support was previously Athletic Administrative Support in VPA-Other.   Brandon Harwood, previously Lecturer/Contract, A&S Dean’s Office, transferred to Project Coordinator, A&S Dean’s Office. Micahia Braden, previously Housing Operations Coordinator, Housing & Residence Life transferred to Residence Life Coordinator, Housing & Residence Life.


    Printing deadlines for end-of-the-year billing

    Design & Print Services has a May 22, 2018 deadline to submit requests for outsourced printing to be billed this fiscal year. Any printing requests 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 29, 2018. Please allow a 3-day turnaround for in-house printing.
    Additional Information: Design and Printing Services, 852-6661

    Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences now offering Lasik opportunity for UofL community

    A new program geared toward UofL students, faculty and staff includes a free Lasik/PRK evaluation at the Kentucky Lions Eye Center. Pay half the average rate for Lasik/PRK by only being charged the facility laser fee. The typical surgeon’s fee is waived. Cases start at $675 per eye. The cases are staffed by Dr. Richard Eiferman, who has performed more than 2,000 refractive procedures, and use the latest technology in the industry – the Johnson & Johnson STAR SR IR Excimer Laser. Call Kim Klein at 502-588-0550 to schedule an appointment.


    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


    Online Info Sessions: RN-BSN

    May 10, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., online
    We welcome you to join us for an online info session about the enhanced curriculum for UofL’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing for registered nurses (RN-BSN) degree. With new 8-week courses designed by distinguished faculty, 24/7 access to the online learning environment, and student support from start to finish, UofL’s online RN-BSN degree ranks as one of the highest quality and most affordable nursing programs in the country. Register for the 9 a.m. session hereRegister for the 6 p.m. session here

    Additional Information: Email


    Online Info Session: Bachelor of Social Work

    May 15, 7 p.m., online
    Join our online info session and learn how our BSW program can prepare you to follow your calling. Connect with our academic advisors, get your program-related questions answered and prepare to apply. Register online
    Additional Information: Email

    23rd Annual RBAA Golf Scramble

    June 23, 7 a.m. registration, Crossings Golf Club; $60
    The 23rd Annual Red Barn Alumni Association (RBAA) Golf Scramble is Saturday, June 23 at the Crossings Golf Club in Brooks, Kentucky. Registration is at 7 a.m. with shotgun start at 8 a.m. The $60 registration includes 18 holes of championship golf, cart and lunch. Winning team players each to receive $100 Visa gift card. Registration deadline is Monday, June 11.
    Additional Information: George Howe, 852-7467, cell (502) 552-9377 

    Summer Intensive Project Management certificate program; employee discounts available

    June 4, ShelbyHurst Campus
    Earn your project management certificate from UofL Professional Development in two months. This two-seminar program is based on the processes and knowledge areas in the Project Management Institute’s “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.” A limited number of spaces in each seminar are available at a 25 percent discount for UofL employees. Classes begin June 4.

    Additional Information: Julijana Curcic, 852-5636; register online

    Training and Workshops

    QPR Suicide Prevention Training

    May 21, 2:30-4 p.m., SAC – W309K
    QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Space is limited.

    Additional Information: Register via email, 852-5787, website 


    Sixteenth Annual Evan T.J. Dunbar Lectureship

    May 18, 8-9 a.m., Wade Mountz Auditorium, Norton Hospital
    Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology would like to invite providers of all practices to attend the Sixteenth Annual Evan T.J. Dunbar Lectureship. Giselle Sholler, M.D., Director of Pediatric Oncology Research, Endowed Haworth Family Director of Innovative Therapeutics Clinic at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI, will  speak on “Targeting High Risk Neuroblastoma”.
    Additional Information: Ezekiel Weldon, 852-8450


    Fatal Attraction: How Homotypic Adhesion Sculpts the Lateral Plane of the Retina

    May 10, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    This weeks ASNB seminar presents Peter Fuerst, PhD, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho. Additional Information: Berlinda Manley, 852-5165m Donna Bottorff, 852-7545


    Health and Wellness

    Benefit your mind and body at 2nd Friday Salsa

    May 11, 5-6 p.m., Studio A, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd, Belknap Campus; Free: employees, spouses, QAs, & GHN members; All others: $5 walk-in fee
    Mayo Clinic researchers have found that social dancing reduces stress, increases energy, improves muscle tone, coordination, and memory. Laugh and have fun while learning the basic moves of Latin Dancing with Cherie Lanier. No partner needed; all levels welcome.
    Additional Information: Email for calendar appointnment reminders


    Join the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; free onsite parking
     As a GHN Wellness Center Member you can also take advantage of open gym times, over 50 group fitness classes, the workout of the week, and personal training sessions with certified, professional staff, and free on-site parking.
    Additional Information: Membership enrollment linkgroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755

    Love to spin? Ride six times a week with InCycle

    See group fitness schedule, Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, non-members: $5
    The very best of cycling, without the hazards of the road and inclement weather. Prepare to sweat.
    Additional Information: Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755

    Grand Rounds

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Anupama Raghuram

    May 10, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Anupama Raghuram, MD, AAHIVS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program and Medical Director, 550 Clinic HIV Program at UofL. Raghuram will present “Hepatitis A: An Update in the Context of an Ongoing Multi-State Outbreak” focusing on the epidemiology/pathogenesis of Hepatitis A infections, clinical manifestations and management, transmission prevention strategies, and data on the ongoing outbreak.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825 


    Grand Rounds: ‘Borderline Personality Disorder: The Science and the Art of Treatment’

    May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium
    Carmen Pinto, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, UofL Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will present “Borderline Personality Disorder: The Science and the Art of Treatment.”
    Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    May 9, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th floor, Great Halls I & II
    Featuring John Loughran, MD, Assistant Professor; Section Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Robley Rex VAMC; School of Medicine – University of Louisville. Dr. Loughran will present “Clinical Trials of Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiac Repair; Inroads and Future Directions.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivoriwebsite, 852-1162



    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.

    + Submit an announcement

    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.