October 16, 2017 Announcements


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    UofL was a “question” on the game show “Jeopardy!” last week in a category about ACC schools. The clue/answer: “Some courses for the university of this city are taught at Fort Knox Army Base.” And the question, was, of course, “What is Louisville?” The College of Education and Human Development offers the Fort Knox classes for military personnel, who can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning and a Master of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development. Classes are on-site and online, so students serving our country around the world can complete their degrees.



    Dr. Kevin Gue, professor of Industrial Engineering at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, is the recipient of the Reed-Apple Award by The Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. The Reed-Apple Award is a lifetime achievement award established in 1981 for those who have made “an extraordinary, continuing contribution to material handling and material handling education.”




    Benefits Open Enrollment begins Oct. 16

    The annual benefits Open Enrollment begins Monday, October 16 at 8 a.m. and closes Friday, October 27 at 5 p.m. Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections. Visit the Open Enrollment website for more information about your 2018 benefit options and to make your elections. 


    First Open Enrollment Benefits Fair is Tuesday on Health Sciences Campus

    Open Enrollment Benefits Fairs will take place on the HSC campus at the Clinical and Translational Research (CTR Building) Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  HR benefits representatives and UofL’ s benefits vendors (Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, MetLife, Davis Vision, Discovery Benefits, Get Healthy Now, Express Scripts and EAP) will be on site to answer questions and help you navigate through the Open Enrollment process. Two more fairs will be held October 25-26 on the Belknap Campus at the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center.

    Additional Information: Website.


    Important notice from UofL about your prescription drug coverage and Medicare

    If you or your family members are currently covered by Medicare or will become covered by Medicare in the next 12 months, please view the Notice of Creditable Coverage.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 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, Oct. 16: Thirty Army soldiers spent a month back in the classroom taking part in the McConnell Center’s Strategic Broadening Seminar at UofL, one of a handful of schools picked to offer the prestigious schooling for soldiers.


    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.

    Monday, Oct. 16: UofL Archives has old radio broadcasts from WAVE Radio that it’s digitizing. We hear a couple of those old clips with Carrie Daniels and Christine Ehrick, a history professor who’s part of a national effort to save old radio shows. Barbara Head discusses her study of nurses, social workers and others who deal with the severely ill and dying. 

    Tuesday, Oct. 17: Could Louisville’s Level 1 Trauma Center, UofL Hospital, handle a mass shooting similar to what happened in Las Vegas? Dr. Glen  Franklin discusses. Every state has citizen review panels to look at their  handling of child abuse cases. Crystal Collins-Camargo from the Kent School of Social Work discusses their effectiveness.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): 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.  Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel


    This week:  VP of Student Affairs Michael Mardis discusses UofL’s freshmen class, new housing, changes on campus and student involvement in community. UofL has an active International Student Learning Program and ISLP Director Caleb Brooks is joined by coordinator Nicole Rosskopf and student Alexsis Carter in talking about their experiences.


    Arts & Entertainment

    Zackary Drucker –Transparent: Trans Visibility

    Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Speed Cinema @ Speed Art Museum, free

    Join Zackary Drucker, multimedia artist and producer of the award-winning Amazon streaming series “Transparent,” in a conversation about the challenges, promise, and advances of transgender visibility in contemporary media. She will screen an episode from “Transparent” and provide for commentary on this innovative series and the role of transgender artists on both sides of the camera. Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman.

    Additional Information: Tracy Heightchew, 852-8977, website.



    Information Security Office Cyber Security Awareness

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), Read this week’s article to learn more about how to keep your personal information safe, and watch for future articles and training sessions throughout the month.

    Additional Information: Website.


    LGBT Center Pride Week Keynote

    Oct. 31, noon-1 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium, HSC, free

    The 2017 Pride Week HSC Campus Keynote address will feature Noell Rowan, PhD, addressing the clinical and social needs of aging LGBT patients and targeted strategies to improve the health of LGBT populations. Part of the LGBT Health Certificate and Grand Rounds for the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, this lecture is geared towards mental health and primary care professionals, however ALL are welcome. Medical CME and Social Work CEU credits offered.

    Additional Information: Stacie Steinbock, register here.


    Dr. M. Celeste Nichols Award deadline extended

    October 19

    The deadline to apply for this professional development award for UofL graduate and professional school students has been extended to October 19. Award amount up to $500. Criteria and more information is available online or via email. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share this information with students.

    Additional Information: Phyllis M. Webb, 852-8976.


    Mail Services: New university UPS discounts

    Mail Services has negotiated with United Parcel Service (UPS) for new university discounts. We look to help reduce the cost of UPS shipping for all units and departments – in some instances, to nearly half of your current rates. Options for standard service through our UofL mail carriers, at our main drop-off locations or UPS pick-up services are all available with the new rates.

    Additional Information: Don Bjorgo, 852-6699, website.


    Faculty Staff SRC Memberships Available

    $22 per month

    Faculty and staff may belong to the SRC for only $22 per month. Memberships are available from 1 to 12 months at a time and can be payroll-deducted. The SRC has over 130 different pieces of cardio equipment, racquetball courts, basketball courts, an indoor golf simulator and an indoor track. Members also have free access to 30 group fitness classes every week.

    Additional Information: John Smith, website.


    Business Pitch Presentation and Practice: Learn how to pitch your research innovation

    Oct. 17, 3-6 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 124

    Open to the UofL Community: Come and learn how to give a business pitch for your healthcare innovation. Learn how to present your technology to investors, stakeholders and strategic partners. Come hear our pitch experts give pointers and feedback as you practice your product pitch in front of our panel of “cardsharks.” You don’t need to give a pitch to attend. All are invited to come and watch the fun while learning a valuable skill. Want to give a pitch? Send us an email to register!


    Campus Climate & Diversity Survey now available

    Faculty, staff and students have received the Campus Climate & Diversity Survey in their university email. With input from campus constituents, the survey has been re-envisioned to better meet the needs of our community and ensure that the university is fulfilling its mission with respect to workplace climate, diversity and inclusion. Please be sure to complete the survey, which closes on Oct. 31. A report will be completed within 30 days of the survey’s close and an action plan within 90 days.

    Additional Information: Bob Goldstein.



    Biochemistry Seminar today

    October 16, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614

    Nathan Schmidt, PhD, assistant professor, Micro and Immuno, UofL School of Medicine, will discuss “Contributions of the Intestinal Microbiota to Severe Malaria.”
    Additional Information: Email.


    ‘Motherese’ in English, Spanish, and English as a Second Language (ESL)

    October 20, 2-3:30 p.m., Stevenson Hall, Room 417

    We will be discussing Sabrina D’Souza’s (MA student in Speech Language Pathology, School of Med) research on “Motherese” (child-directed speech used by adults) in Spanish and ESL speakers and whether “Motherese” has an effect on child language learning.
    Additional Information: Website, email.



    Health and Wellness

    Slow down at the Speed with 15-minute mindfulness explorations

    Speed Art Museum Belknap Campus; Free for UofL employees and students

    Where art and mindfulness meet. Using earbuds, you are guided to slow down, relax and experience 15-minute explorations of mindful encounters with works of art. Available whenever Speed Art Museum is open, in collaboration with Health Promotion, a division of UofL Campus Health Services. New guided narrations are posted each week that will bring you in contact with a variety of galleries and art expressions while developing your capacity for slow looking.
    Additional Information: Speed Museum website, Health Promotion website, Karen Newton, 852-1914




    Research funding opportunity

    Pilot project grants from The Center for Restorative Medicine are available for seeding of novel research to facilitate additional funding, foster new collaborative partnerships and/or support junior faculty. We anticipate funding three pilot projects of $50,000. Faculty leadership will review for consistency with the mission of the Center for Restorative Medicine and advisory board will review proposals for innovation and scientific merit. Applications are due November 1, 2017. For application instructions follow this link.



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