October 10, 2017 Announcements


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    From the ecology of the rainforest canopy to the promise of astrosurgery to an arts-based approach to improving community health, UofL projects are among the highlights of the first ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in the Washington, D.C. museum’s west wing Oct. 13-15. Virginia Tech is presenting the festival with the Smithsonian.



    Mary Tapolsky took home 2017’s EnterpriseCorp Award, which recognizes an individual that has made a significant contribution to Louisville’s entrepreneurial community. Tapolsky is the director for Technology Commercialization and Program Administration for UofL’s Nucleus.




    RIF Temp Pool available

    In an effort to make valuable temporary candidates available to departments at the university, the Staff Senate PED (Policy and Economic Development) Committee and Human Resources created a temporary pool of candidates that have recently been affected by a Reduction in Force (RIF) from a position at the University of Louisville. These candidates have university experience and knowledge that can be a great asset to departments in need.
    Additional Information: Website 



    UofL launches new online Winter Session

    UofL’s new Winter Session offers current, transfer, and visiting students the opportunity to enroll in 3-week, 100-percent online courses to plow their degrees forward, get ahead of waitlists or retake courses. Registration for all students begins October 16. Classes take place December 13 through January 4. Current students should meet with their advisors. New, transfer, and visiting students need to apply for admission. Check the Winter Session website for course listings and the latest updates.

    Additional Information: Winter Session websiteEmployee Tuition Remission Information, email, 800-871-8635


    Vote for Louisville to be part of Steve Case’s entrepreneurial tour

    Oct. 11 deadline
    Steve Case, founder of AOL, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, and one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs, is spearheading a national competition and tour, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest (ROTR), to find and fund entrepreneurial activities. The city of Louisville is one of 20 cities competing to be part of this tour. Becoming one of the ROTR cities would bring national attention and a $100,000 investment pitch competition to Louisville. It also would bring a personal visit from Steve Case and exposure to him and his colleagues for many other local entrepreneurs. As an incubator for many of these entrepreneurs, our College of Business would benefit as well in terms of national recognition, exposure to investors and through the success of alumni who would compete for the investment funding. The selection will be based on popular vote by Oct. 11. Please take a moment to vote for Louisville online.


    Save the dates for Pride Week(s) 2017

    Oct. 25-Nov. 7
    UofL’s Pride Week kicks off Oct. 25 with In Living Colored, from 6-8 p.m. at NPHC Suite, Community Park. On Oct. 30, the Pride Kickoff and Resource Fair will be held at the Red Barn from noon to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of other events throughout the 2.5 weeks, including the keynote address, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Strickler Hall, featuring Dr. Jon Paul Higgins. A Pride Week display will be showcased in the east wing, first floor of Ekstrom Library from Oct. 30-Nov. 3, celebrating 10 years of pride. For a detailed Pride Week schedule, go online.


    Tachau Essay Contest deadline extended

    The Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Essay Contest submission deadline has been extended to Tuesday, October 17. The contest is for UofL undergraduate and graduate students and the purpose is to raise awareness of the historical sociological attitudes toward women of the 20th Century and their impact on individuals and society as a whole. Winning entries are $500 each for undergraduate and graduate students. Staff and faculty are encouraged to share with students information about this contest.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976, website


    Join the 4th Annual Targeting Excellence: Hispanic Latino Student Initiative

    October 13, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building
    Luis M. Campos, PhD, Columbia University, will present “Thiophene Rust in Single-Molecue Electronics and Singlet Fission.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Training and Workshops

    Information Security Office Training: Email Security

    October 12, 3-4 p.m., Ekstrom Library: Chao Auditorium; Free
    Have you been a victim of the recent ransomware or email phishing attacks? Are you a new employee or are you just in need of an email security refresher? If you have questions about email security then this training is for you. Lisa Cooper will present topics including recent email viruses, email encryption, VPN utilization, passwords, Wi-Fi and cell phone security. You will also learn how to spot bogus email messages. In addition we will provide you with helpful tips for managing your inbox.
    Additional Information: Register via email



    CGeMM Seminar today

    October 10, noon, BXT II 038

    Dr. Robert Williams, professor and chair, Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.

    Additional Information: Email


    Health and Wellness

    New Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes

    Through Nov. 8, 12-12:45 p.m., Mondays (Belknap) Shumaker Research Building, Room 228; Wednesdays (HSC), School of Nursing/K-Wing RM 2017; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and their Spouse/QA

    Weigh to Wellness is a 9-week program that promotes healthy lifestyle changes through physical activity and improved nutrition. The class is designed to give you an accurate understanding of ways to integrate optimal health behaviors into your everyday life. Bring your lunch with you and learn your “weigh” to wellness. Register today online.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    New: Rise ‘n’ Revitalize in the morning

    Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:30-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members

    A 30-minute morning attack on the entire body through a variety of strength training and cardio implements. Afterwards, enjoy a warm cup of tea or a strong coffee to really kick-start your day.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755



    Adolescent MDD/Depression 12 to 17 Years Old

    IRB# 15.1189
    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Norton Children’s Hospital is conducting a research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug in adolescents ages 12 to 17 years old who have MDD or feelings of depression. If your child is eligible his or her participation will last approximately 10 weeks, including nine visits to the study site, which compensation for time and travel is provided.
    Additional Information: Trisha Aponte, 502-629-5539, website


    Drug Resistant Epilepsy & ASD/CBDV Oil 4 to 18 Years Old

    IRB# 16.0505
    Dr. Gregory Barnes, MD, PhD, and KCPCRU are conducting a research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational CBDV (Cannabidivarin) Oil in children ages 4 to 18 years old who have Drug Resistant Epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study consists of 3 (1 overnight) screening clinical visits within 28 days. If your child is eligible his or her participation will be a duration of 52 weeks which includes up to 18 (one overnight) study clinic visits.
    Additional Information: Trisha Aponte, 629-5539



    Partnership for a Green City energy tip 6: Social justice and emissions from power plants

    It is not easy living near a power plant. Coal-fired plants contribute 67 percent of sulfur dioxide (SO2), 23 percent of nitrogen oxides (NOx), and 34 percent of all mercury emissions in the nation, it is not surprising to notice increased rates of asthma, cardiovascular disease, and pre-mature and low birth-weight births in these communities. Emissions tests at coal plants have revealed 67 different air toxics. You have the power to make a difference by conserving energy.
    Additional Information: Website


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    October 11, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038

    Join us as Sathya Krishnasamy, MD, UofL Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “Diabetes and Bones.”

    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 Forbes.com, 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.