October 31, 2016 Announcements


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    The University of Louisville Family Business Center at the College of Business was originally established in 1993. It was re-launched in 2009 to offer more opportunities for family-owned firms to learn from peers, business leaders and industry experts. The center will present its third annual Brown-Forman Family Business Leadership Award Nov. 9. 



    University of Louisville School of Nursing Professor Marianne Hutti, PhD, APRN, was recently honored by Presentation Academy at the 21st annual Tower Awards dinner. Hutti, coordinator of the School of Nursing’s women’s health-family nurse practitioner dual major program, was recognized as a leader in education.




    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WLKY-TV also runs the UofL stories on their Saturday morning newscasts
    Oct. 31: The number of women who die from heart attacks is six times greater than those dying from breast cancer. Dr. Andrew DeFilippis of the UofL Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program is researching why, and how to prevent it.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings
    Oct. 31: Dr. Diane Harper talks about privacy concerns surrounding candidates’ health records; UofL opens a maker space at Central High School; Paige Battcher, UofL alum; Nov. 1: Director of UofL’s Honors Program, Joy Hart, discusses the program along with student Des Lane; UofL is hosting a conference for physicians and caregivers to learn more about services for adults with developmental disabilities – Dr. Michael Sowell and Karen Napolilli; Louisville’s Open Studio art weekend is the topic of Chris Reitz from the Hite Art Institute and MFA student Marie Elena Ottman 
    Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found on SoundCloud.


    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. 
    This week, 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. We hear two recordings from WAVE Radio in Louisville from 1939 and 1941. 
    Metro TV shows are available on YouTube


    University Libraries offer online access to Chronicle of Higher Education

    The University Libraries now offer online access to the full text of the Chronicle of Higher Education, one of the leading sources of information about academic affairs. The Chronicle is fully searchable from 1989 to the present. To access our subscription, use the library catalog or search box on your library’s homepage and search for Chronicle of Higher Education.
    Additional Information: Website


    Screenings available for National Memory Screening Week

    November 1, Life Sciences Building; Free
    Students in Dr. Benjamin Mast’s honors seminar on aging will be offering free memory screenings for people over 55.
    Additional Information: Email, 502-625-5061, website


    ULPD offers tips to prevent car break-ins, bicycle thefts

    The UofL Police Department has received numerous reports of vehicle break-ins and bicycle thefts on and around Belknap Campus. The following are crime prevention tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim of a theft:

    • Always lock your vehicle
    • Don’t leave the keys in the vehicle
    • Don’t leave your vehicle’s engine running
    • Don’t leave items in view in your vehicle on campus or shopping
    • Store items left in the vehicle in the trunk
    • Lock your bicycle with good lock such as a “U” lock (cable locks are easily cut)
    • Always maintain control of your purse, wallet, backpack, laptop, cell phone and your credit card

    Additional Information: Call the University Police at 852-6111 for suspicious activity


    Online Info Session: MS in HR and Organization Development

    Nov. 1, noon, online
    Join our online info session to find out about real world learning outcomes and discover how our online degree can help you fit education in your busy schedule. Reserve your space today via the website
    Additional Information: Email, 800-871-8635


    English as a Second Language Teaching Endorsement now offered online

    The English as a Second Language endorsement at UofL is now available 100 percent online. This program, developed by the College of Education faculty, prepares Kentucky certified teachers to meet the needs of the growing English language learner community in our state. The curriculum focuses on sociolinguistics, cross-cultural competency, and the importance of making connections between linguistic theory and classroom practice.
    Additional Information: Website, Dr. Elizabeth Patton


    CODRE, Office of Research & Innovation offer diversity grant for minority undergraduate students

    Submission deadline is Nov. 21

    The Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) and Office of Research & Innovation Offer Diversity Grant for Minority Undergraduate Students offer diversity grants for minority undergraduate students conducting research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and/or math. Any student research project submitted for funding must have UL faculty supervision and appropriate institutional approval.

    Additional Information: Website, Debbie Dougherty, 852-2029



    FLSA training for supervisors of non-exempt employees

    Training sessions have been scheduled for supervisors of impacted employees transitioning to non-exempt on December 1, 2016, due to the updated FLSA overtime rule. Supervisors are encouraged to attend to learn more about how these changes can affect departmental overtime management, budget considerations, scheduling and more. The sessions will be held: 

    • Nov. 1: Miller Information Technology Center, Room 201
    • Nov. 3: School of Medicine, Instructional Building B – Room 202b
    • Nov. 10: Miller Information Technology Center, Room 201
    • Nov. 11: School of Medicine, Instructional Building B – Room 202b

    Additional Information: Website 


    Training and Workshops

    Human Resources training: Making Meetings Matter

    November 1, 2-3:30 p.m., Human Resources; Free
    Leveraging lessons from the field, your own experiences and some of the best resources on effective meeting management, this interactive and engaging session will transform the way you plan, lead and attend meetings. You will learn: Mindsets & Mantras for Meeting Success, Critical Elements of a Meeting Cycle, Meeting Mayhem – Dealing with Dysfunction, Creating a Culture of Accountability and more.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    PLAN offers workshop on team management in the classroom and workplace

    November 2, 1-2 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap 
    This workshop offers evidence-based strategies for establishing and leading productive and effective teams. These approaches will be useful for those participating in groups, utilizing group work in the classroom, or managing groups in the workplace.
    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar listing



    Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics present a seminar by Dr. Steven Ellis

    October 31, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Dr. Steven Ellis, professor of Biochemistry, will present, “Niche Work If You Can Get It: Challenges and Rewards of Working on a Rare Disease.”
    Additional Information: Email


    Optimal Aging Lecture Expanded Medicare: A Single Payer Alternative

    November 9, 11:30 to noon, UofL Alumni Club, 200 E. Brandeis Ave.; $30
    The Institute and the UofL Alumni Association invite you to a panel discussion on expanding Medicare to cover all individuals. This presentation will unpack the myths and realities of developing a national health insurance program, with panelists Dr. Syed Quadri, Kay Tillow, and Dr. Edgar Lopez.
    Additional Information: Register online


    The Liberal Studies Project presents lunch & lecture series ‘Meet the Professor’

    November 3, noon to 1 p.m., University Club; $15 and $10/students
    This month, Professors Walker and Hart, from the Department of Communication, will discuss youth perceptions of tobacco and views of tobacco products. Despite overwhelming evidence on the harms of tobacco consumption and some success in reducing smoking rates in the U.S., youth in Appalachia continue to use tobacco at higher rates than their peers. RSVP required. 
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2247


    Arts and Entertainment

    University Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Spooktacular

    Oct. 31, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall 105 W. Brandeis Ave.; Free
    The University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kimcherie Lloyd, will present this concert with Halloween-themed music. Performers will appear in costume and attendees are encouraged to wear costumes as well. Attendees are encouraged to come early to get a seat, as Spooktacular is one of most popular concerts of the year.

    Additional Information: Penny Brodie, 852-6907



    Treated or untreated hypertension in children 6 to less than 18 years old

    IRB# 14.1112
    The Kosair Children’s Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (KCPCRU) is conducting a clinical trial looking at the safety and effectiveness of a potential new medicine to treat high blood pressure in children 6-<18 years of age. Eligible participants may be currently treated or untreated for hypertension and will be closely followed by UofL physicians throughout the study. Participants will be compensated for their time and travel.

    Additional Information: Jackie Perry, 502-629-5123 


    Childhood obesity in children 10 to less than 14 years old

    IRB #13.0334
    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a research study to evaluate the effect of an investigational product on childhood obesity. White and African American male and female subjects 10 to less than 14 years old who are overweight, obese or normal weight may be eligible. If a child qualifies to participate, he or she will receive the product or placebo and study related care at no cost. Compensation will be provided for time/travel.
    Additional Information: Molly Harper, 629-4695 or 620-0000 (pager)


    Health and Wellness

    Take your health assessment today

    Free for UofL Employees, Spouse/QA

    It’s time to take a new Health Assessment (HA) to enroll in Get Healthy Now and earn the rewards of good health in 2017. Annual completion of the HA is mandatory for participation in GHN and must be completed between Oct. 17 and Nov. 17.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Grand Rounds

    November 2, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Robert Baxter Conference Room, Bingham Clinic
    Stephen O’Connor, PhD, Assistant Professor, Assoc. Director, UofL Depression Center, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will present “Utilizing Empirically Supported Approaches for Suicide Risk Reduction with Adolescents” for the monthly grand rounds.
    Additional Information: Jan Schoen, 502-588-0816



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