October 24, 2016 Announcements


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    Monday, Oct. 24, 2016


    UofL’s Brandeis School of Law has again been named a Best Value law school by preLaw magazine. The rankings take into account a school’s average bar passage rate, employment rate, tuition, cost of living and average student debt upon graduation.


    UofL’s Dr. Kyle Brothers is part of a team researching appropriate ethical standards for biorepositories as part of a 4-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and its National Human Genome Research Institute. Brothers is teaming up with researchers at UNC Chapel Hill.


    Four UofL faculty received more than $500,000 in grants and awards last week. Here is the list.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and again Saturday morning. UofL’s Mark Hebert has a story about UofL and talks with Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners about campus events. Segments can be found on YouTube  
    Oct. 24 – UofL’s Marching Band puts in hours and hours of hard work to perfect the 10 minutes of halftime performances fans see at UofL football games


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts available on SoundCloud
    Oct. 24 – Brian Bigelow, UofL’s new Title IX director, talks about UofL’s programming and compliance with Title IX and sexual discrimination, assault and reporting.  History professor Christine Ehrick is part of a national effort to find and save radio recordings. 
    Oct. 25 – Three experts from UofL discuss the 2016 elections, including the presidential and U.S. Senate races, and their potential impact on Kentucky.  Guests are: Jasmine Farrier – political science professor; Gary Gregg – McConnell Center director; Charlie Zimmerman – communications teacher


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC: Monday and Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m., Sunday 9:30 p.m.; KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels: Thursdays at 5 p.m. Shows can be found on YouTube
    This week: Three experts from UofL discuss the 2016 elections, including the presidential and U.S. Senate races, and their potential impact on Kentucky.  Guests are: Jasmine Farrier – political science professor; Gary Gregg – McConnell Center director; Charlie Zimmerman – communications teacher



    8th Annual Outstanding Community Engagement Awards Ceremony and Reception

    October 26, 6-7:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    The university community is invited to attend a ceremony and reception celebrating the Community Engagement Awards. 2016 Honorees: Faculty – Jeff Falcone; Staff – Kristofer Rau; Student – Joshua Wilcox; Community Partner – West End School; Lifetime Achievement Award – Alice K. Houston. RSVP to 852-2148. 
    Additional Information: Website


    ThinkIR: Researching locally, connecting globally

    October 26, noon to 1 p.m., Room 2034, K Building, Health Sciences Campus; Free; October 27, 2-3 p.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus

    University Libraries recently launched ThinkIR to connect UofL faculty with a global audience of scholars. ThinkIR is an open access, barrier free digital repository permitting UofL scholars to share their scholarship worldwide. ThinkIR provides a full range of services to permit faculty to participate. This presentation focuses on those services.

    Additional Information: Sarah Frankel, 852-8788



    UofL School of Dentistry offering orthodontics discount

    The UofL School of Dentistry is offering a $250 discount off the regular price of orthodontic care through the end of February 2017. Orthodontic treatment for anyone 21 and younger is $3,500, the cost for those who are 22 and older is $3,900. This is at least 30 percent less than orthodontic treatment performed at other practices. The school accepts many dental insurance plans.
    Additional Information: 852-5625


    Why you should care about open access and copyright

    Oct. 25, 2-3 p.m., Room 2034, K Building, Health Sciences Campus; Oct. 26, 10-11 a.m., W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    University Libraries recently launched ThinkIR to support UofL faculty in making their scholarship open access (OA). This “green OA” approach requires scholars to reexamine their relationship with publishers and demands close scrutiny of who owns scholarship and who controls its dissemination. Managing your rights under copyright law is central to controlling dissemination of your scholarship.
    Additional Information: Dwayne K. Buttler


    HSC Pride Blood Drive

    October 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, HSC Campus; Free, RSVP Required
    Join the LGBT Center, HSC Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and M.A.G.S. for the HSC Pride Blood Drive. Make a reservation online and enter the sponsor code “HSCPRIDE.”


    Guidelines for documenting and managing controlled substances in research laboratories

    October 25, 1-3 p.m., Room B-038, Delia Baxter II, HSC Campus
    If you are a DEA registrant you have required responsibilities regarding controlled substance use in research. This interactive workshop will cover the three DEA required inventories; sample forms that can be used to document/inventory controlled substance use in research labs, guidance for completing the forms correctly, the process of transferring controlled substances between DEA registrants and disposal of expired/unused controlled substances.
    Additional Information: Karen Powell


    Becky Wimberg’s retirement party

    October 28, 2-4 p.m., Cox Lounge, Brandeis School of Law
    All are invited to join the Brandeis School of Law as we celebrate Becky Wimberg’s retirement after 43 years of service. Light refreshments will be served.
    Additional Information: Tracie Cole, 852-1230



    You still have time – Benefits Open Enrollment continues

    This is a reminder that Open Enrollment is in progress until 5 p.m. Friday, October 28. Visit the website to review benefit details and to login to make your elections. Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to add or make changes to your benefits including health, dental, vision, life, flexible spending accounts, and Get Healthy Now. Plan to attend one of the following benefits fairs where you can talk with benefit vendors and benefits staff: Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd., Oct. 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Keep in mind the benefit choices you make during Open Enrollment take effect January 1, 2017 and remain in place through December 31, 2017. A qualifying event is required outside of Open Enrollment to make benefit choices.


    Benefits Open Enrollment – Those currently enrolled in the Cardinal Care Health Plan

    If you are currently enrolled in the Cardinal Care Health Plan you need to take action during Open Enrollment to choose a new health plan option. As you are aware, the Cardinal Care Health Plan has been phased out and will be closed effective December 31, 2016. Please visit our Open Enrollment website to learn more about other health plan and other benefit options.


    2017 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair

    Oct. 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center
    Come join us in our annual Open Enrollment Benefits Fair. Employees will have the opportunity to participate in a free Yoga, Pilates, and Piyo class. Also, enter the raffle for a chance to win a signed Darrell Griffith basketball or three free personal training sessions.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755



    Difficult Discussions Kick-Off Thursday with Frances Kendall

    October 27, 10 a.m. to noon, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    Dr. Frances Kendall will kick off campus conversations about race with a session designed to build skills necessary to engage in difficult discussions. Dr. Kendall is the author of “Understanding White Privilege and Diversity in the Classroom.” This session is part of a two-day visit to launch the Office for Diversity’s new focus on developing cultural competencies that allow us to have more productive conversations about diversity.
    Additional Information: Marian Vasser



    The Zika Pandemic – A Public Health Emergency and Louisville’s Local Response

    October 25, 12-1 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences Building, HSC Campus
    You are invited to attend a presentation by Dr. Sarah Moyer, Medical Director of Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and assistant professor in UofL’s School of Medicine. The presentation will highlight current public health issues with the virus. The goal of the lecture is to review the history and epidemiology associated with Zika and discuss the current control program at the Louisville-Metro Health Department.
    Additional Information: Paul Mckinney


    Reducing risk of HIV infection with PrEP

    Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Louisville Metro Public Health Department
    Health care providers and the community are invited to learn about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to HIV (PrEP) at the Louisville PrEP Summit 2016. PrEP is a once-a-day pill that can reduce an individual’s risk of getting HIV. Symposium sessions will instruct health care providers and the public about who may be at risk and how to access and prescribe PrEP.  Demetre Daskalakis, professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, and assistant commissioner of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, will deliver the keynote. Free HIV testing will be available. CME is available for physicians and nurses.
    Additional Information: 852-7159


    Biochemistry Seminar

    October 24, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
    Carolyn Klinge, Professor of Biochemistry; ‘Identifying Mechanisms of Endocrine-Resistance in Breast Cancer.’
    Additional Information: Email


    HSPPO/IRB Lunch & Learn: Working with the Kentucky One Research Office

    October 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 501 E. Broadway, MedCenter One, Suite 200
    Kentucky One Health Research Office will be presenting at the HSPPO Lunch & Learn. Discussion will cover topics such as: research data security measures required by CHI (and how this affects what you need to include in your IRB applications), how to work with the research office for study facility clearance, study contracts & billing.
    Additional Information: Email to RSVP


    10th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture

    November 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Brown & Williamson Club, Cardinal Stadium; Free, open to the public
    Angela Davis will deliver the lecture titled “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle”. For decades, Angela Davis has been among the leading scholar-activists for racial, gender, and economic justice. Doors open at 5 p.m. No ticketing: seating is first-come, first-served. American Sign Language interpreters provided. Book signing to follow. Enter through Gate 6.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-6142


    Training and Workshops

    Teaching and learning across cultural strengths workshop

    November 14, 2-4 p.m., TILL Classroom, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library

    Led by Drs. Susan Longerbeam and Alicia Chávez, this interactive workshop will introduce a model of cultural frameworks in college teaching and learning and assist instructors in beginning to apply a cultural lens to teaching, learning, and reflective practice. The presenters will be available after the workshop for Q&A and consultation.

    Additional Information: Register online


    PLAN invites Writing Center staff to host a workshop on writing for publication

    October 25, 1-2 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap
    This workshop will cover the process of writing for publication and the differences in writing for graduate courses and for publication. We will also discuss practical concerns, such as identifying a publication for your work, responding to reviewer comments, and revising your work for publication.
    Additional Information: PLAN website, Event listing


    Motivation Techniques Training tomorrow

    October 25, 9 -10:30 a.m., Room 103A, Human Resources, Belknap 
    Participants of this workshop will learn what keeps them motivated and how to maintain and nurture that drive. Attendees will learn skills such as overcoming procrastination, filtering negative and cynical thoughts, and leaving the “comfort zone” in order to make daily living more challenging and, therefore, more exciting. Learn how to increase workplace productivity and even how to apply it in other settings.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    CV Workshop available 

    October 28, noon to 1 p.m., Cultural Center MPR; Free, RSVP required
    Design your CV with M.A.G.S during our CV Design Workshop. Sign up to work one-on-one with an expert and have your CV ready for the job market. Lunch provided.
    Additional Information: Register onlineemail


    Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste Training

    Oct. 26, 9-11 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC Campus
    Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend. Register for the class online, clicking on classroom training and select the appropriate class.
    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956



    2016 (Fall) Internal Grants Program deadline is Oct. 25

    Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
    The Office of the EVPRI is accepting applications for the Internal Grants Program. The Internal Grants Program (Research I, Research II and URG) aims to assist faculty in new highly productive research projects.  All grant categories are open to full-time faculty. Information and applications forms are online.

    Arts and Entertainment

    Open Studio Weekend and Exhibition

    November 4, 6-8 p.m.; Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 6, noon to 5 p.m., Cressman Center for Visual Arts; Exhibition- free, Tour-$20, $10 for students, faculty and seniors
    One weekend each year artists from all over Louisville open their doors for Open Studio Weekend. See artists at work, get a glimpse into the process of making art, and in some cases, take advantage of studio sales.
    Additional Information: Website


    Scared Cinema, horror film classics presented by UofL faculty and staff

    October 28-30, Speed Cinema; Non-Member $9, Member $7, UofL students $5
    Speed Cinema offers a discounted rate for UofL students to its Halloween weekend films, all presented by UofL faculty and staff. October 28 -30th students can see horror classics “Eraserhead,” “Carnival of Souls” and “Eyes Without a Face” at a discounted rate of $5. Each will include introductions and post-screening discussions by faculty and staff from UofL.
    Additional Information: Website, email


    Green Tip: Earn $400 for having left the car at home last week

    If you chose to carpool, bike, walk or bus during UofL Sustainability Week (Oct. 17-23), you could be entered to win a $400 local bike shop voucher. To qualify, log your trips from last week by the end of Oct. 24 online
    Additional Information: Cardinal DirectionsUofL Sustainable Transportation


    Health and Wellness

    Biometric Screening scheduled for Shelby Campus

    Nov. 3, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Room 207, Burhan’s Hall, Shelby Campus
    Make an appointment with Get Healthy Now for a free, optional biometric screening. Screenings provide blood pressure, weight, waist/hip measurements and blood cholesterol/glucose data you will need to complete the online health assessment required annually to receive your premium incentive. Please allow 20 minutes for screening.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    Start your mornings with Tai Chi Class

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited classes/semester
    Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts which will improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination. Suitable for all fitness levels. First class is always free.

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


    Get Healthy Now’s Workout of the Week

    Weekly, Mondays-Sundays, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free
    Enjoy a self-guided, all-levels workout any time of the day, all week long. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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


    All aboard the GHN InCycle Express

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free
    Join Get Healthy Now for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout with upbeat music through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755



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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.