Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, May 29, 2018



    University Libraries celebrated the opening of a new storage area in Ekstrom with a ribbon cutting and cake. The expansion of the RRS into Bay 4 will house a variety of materials for Ekstrom, Archives/Special Collections, Music and Art libraries. This project allows for continued growth of special collections, and will begin freeing up space for a future renovation of Ekstrom’s third floor.




    Michelle Baxter, faculty member in the UofL Schools of Dentistry and Nursing, is the first advanced practice nurse to be chosen for the American Academy of Oral Medicine’s new Academic Affiliate Fellowship. Baxter, APRN, has been appointed to the academy’s Affiliate Fellowship Committee and will help develop the program and certification exam required of future affiliate fellows, which members of the academy will be able to take starting spring 2019.


    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 10:30 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.

    Wednesday, May 30: UofL’s planetarium has a new exhibit that’s from out of this world. It’s a meteorite exhibit.


    Radio Show

    Airs at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:

    Tuesday, May 29 (replay): Colin Crawford has some family roots in Kentucky. Now he’s in Louisville as the new dean of the Brandeis College of Law. Computer engineering professor Roman Yampolskiy co-wrote a paper on the real dangers of drones, self-driving cars and other forms of artificial intelligence being used for malicious purposes.
    Wednesday, May 30 (replay): Two out of 3 gunshot deaths in the U.S. are suicides using a gun in the home. Steve Lippmann, Bilal Abaid and Simrat Sarai from UofL School of Medicine discuss their study. UofL masters music student James May has won a prestigious Mitchell Scholarship to Ireland. Marci Decaro talks about her study on memory and problem solving.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): 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. Watch the Metro TV shows on YouTube
    This week: Dr. Claudia Espinosa talks about the hepatitis A outbreak as well as the increase in Hepatitis C in newborn babies. Three UofL students – Elizabeth Pena, Courtney Albers and Cameron Clark – discuss their international student learning (ISLP) trip to Belize.



    Cards Under the Stars ‘Black Panther’ is Friday

    June 1; Activities begin at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at dark, Natural Sciences Lawn; Free
    UofL’s free summer movie series kicks off with  “Black Panther.’ Concessions will be available for purchase from SnoWhat Snoballs and Pollo. Families should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union. “Coco” will be the June 29 film, followed by a viewer’s choice film on July 27. Vote for the final film here.
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025, calendar listing


    ShareIt pilot scheduled Wednesday

    The ShareIt pilot, sponsored by the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, is on Wednesday, May 30, from 12-1 p.m. in Vogt 311. Speakers Dr. Mahendra Sunkara and Dr. Thad Druffel will discuss “Effectively Transferring Product Development from the Research Lab to a Company.” ShareIt features university faculty that have commercialized technology and will share lessons learned. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP via email


    Hepatitis A Vaccine at Campus Health Services

    UofL students, staff, faculty, retirees and their spouses (only), can get the Hepatitis A vaccine on a walk-in basis at both Campus Health Services clinics. This will be billed to your medical insurance policy. Bring your UofL id and insurance card for processing. View clinic locations and hours online. Please print out the required forms, also online.
    Additional Information: Contact Campus Health Services, 852-6446

    Last week to submit your artwork for annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit

    June 11-28; artists’ reception, June 19, noon to 2 p.m.* (*this is a date change)
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 11 through June 28 in the Photographic Archives gallery, part of Archives & Special Collections, in the Ekstrom Library. The exhibit is an opportunity for UofL employees who are not professional or exhibited artists to share their work. Employee visual artists who want to participate should submit the registration form via email by 5 p.m. June 1, 2018. Click here for the form. Past Open Walls participants are encouraged to exhibit; please enter artwork that is new to Open Walls.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso, 852-2670

    Upcoming training on job posting requirements

    June 6, Clinical & Translational Building (CTR), Room 101, 10-11 a.m.
    The University of Louisville is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. As a federal contractor, the university is required by law to engage in an active recruitment and selection process to fill open positions. This means that all positions must be posted prior to being filled, with few exceptions. If you are involved in recruitment in your department, and wish to learn more, we invite you to join HR representatives June 6 for a training session on the federal job posting guidelines. Click here to register


    Upcoming Seminar with Fidelity: UofL 403(b) Retirement Plan 101, Basics and Beyond

    May 30, 12-1 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building (CTR), Room 124
    All faculty, staff and retirees are invited to bring their lunch and join us Wednesday, May 30, for the second of the new monthly brown bag seminar series called University of Louisville 403(b) Retirement Plan 101, Basics and Beyond. Learn the basics of the university’s 403(b) plan with information about your contribution options, how much you should be saving, and investment options. These sessions are a great opportunity for new and current employees to learn more about one of the best benefits the university offers to employees. This session will be presented by Fidelity Investments. Please register to attend.


    Business Operations’ new HSC Location

    Room 104, Instructional Bldg. (55A), Health Sciences Campus
    Business Operations is excited to announce the relocation of our HSC Office to a new central location effective Tuesday, May 29. Previously in Med Center One, our new location is in the School of Medicine Tower (55A) in room 104 across from UofL Mail Services. Business Operations HSC hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7549, website


    Last chance: Applications due for Delphi U Online summer 2018

    June 11-August 5, online
    A few slots remain for the Summer offering of Delphi U Online. Work with colleagues to identify and implement best practices for online instruction. Participants will learn two primary concepts: What it is like to be an online learner and how to effectively teach online. This is for full and part-time faculty planning to teach a new fully online course or enhance an online course between Summer 2018 and Summer 2019. Learn more and register online
    Additional Information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412


    University Writing Center summer

    Ekstrom Library 132, School of Nursing 2028, and online
    The University Writing Center is open this summer to assist students, faculty, and staff with summer writing. Summer is a great time to make progress on journal articles, personal statements, dissertations, and coursework. We are located in Ekstrom Library and the School of Nursing. We also offer online services in the Virtual Writing Center. See our websitefor hours, locations, resources, and appointments. 


    Faculty and Graduate Student Writing Group

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., University Writing Center, 1st Floor, Ekstrom Library
    Join the Faculty and Graduate Student Writing Group this summer and make steady progress on your writing projects. The group is open to all UofL graduate students and faculty who wish to write at a dedicated time and in a supportive atmosphere. The group meets every Wednesday 4:30-6:30 p.m. in June and July (except July 4).
    Additional Information: Website


    MPH Virtual Information Session

    June 8, noon to 1 p.m., Virtual Information Session; Free
    It’s not too late to apply for the Master of Public Health at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences for fall 2018. Learn more at our virtual information session. Register online.
    Additional Information: Judy Hollkampwebsite


    Apply to Teach in the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL)

    Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (Ekstrom Library #302)
    UofL is on a trajectory to create excellence in engaged teaching and improve student learning spaces. We invite you to experience such a learning space for yourself. The TILL classroom is a learning and research space designed to provide UofL faculty members and students with unique opportunities to explore active learning pedagogies, rich technology resources, and flexible furniture arrangements.
    Additional Information: Website

    Lasik opportunity with UofL ophthalmologists now includes alumni

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


    ADF, IRB, &/or eProposal assistance

    May 30, 9-11 a.m., MedCenter One, IRB Conference Room (Suite 200), Health Science Campus
    Specialists will be available to assist with eProposals, Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms, and/or Attestation and Disclosure Forms (ADF) in the iRIS system. Individuals seeking assistance with these forms are encouraged to stop by anytime during this time period for one-on-one instruction. Additional workshops are posted onlineIf interested, RVSP online. Drop ins welcome without RSVP.
    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715


    Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) Assistance

    May 31, 2-4 p.m., Room 3, Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus
    Looking for guidance in completing the ADF? Please join the Conflict of Interest Program for one-on-one assistance with completing the form. The computer lab will be open during this time period and you may come by at any time. If interested, please RVSP online. Drop ins welcome without RSVP. Can’t make it? Please call or email us for assistance.
    Additional Information: 852-7612, emailwebsite

    Training and Workshops

    Eating Awareness Training

    June 7, 14, 21, 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; $20 or free with study participation
    Last workshop. Learn how to eat mindfully, healthy, and with pleasure. In this four-session workshop, we will address emotional and stress-eating, how to recognize hunger and fullness cues, and help you develop healthy relationship with food. Give up diets to learn intuitive eating.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite



    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a student research presentation by Joshua Denny

    May 31, noon to 1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a student research presentation by Joshua Denny, “No Guts, No Glory: Untangling the Interactions Between the Gut Microbiome and Malaria.” Denny is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Nathan Schmidt.


    Arts and Entertainment

    Josiah: The Story that Sparked the Civil War

    June 1, 6-8:30 p.m., Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 Muhammad Ali Blvd.; Free
    Josiah Henson is believed to have inspired the title character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” “Josiah: The story that sparked the Civil War” traces Henson’s life from slavery in Maryland and Kentucky to freedom in Canada, where he founded a community of escaped slaves. A free screening of the film will be followed by discussion with author and the film’s director, Jared Brock. Cosponsored by the UofL HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
    Additional Information: Facebook


    Health and Wellness

    KORU meditation sessions available

    Four Mondays: June 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 12 to 1:15 p.m., Room 208, HSC Instructional Building, Health Sciences Center; Free: employees, spouses, & QAs
    Improve sleep, reduce stress, and enhance memory while taking your meditation practice to the next level. Join the School of Medicine and Get Healthy Now for the KORU 2.0 on HSC. Prerequisite: KORU Basic or regular meditation practice. Register at the Being Well website.


    Beat the heat and become a member at Get Healthy Now

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; free onsite parking
    Staying in town for the summer? Join GHN and stay cool during your summer workouts with state-of-the-art cardio & strength equipment and overly 50 weekly group fitness classes.
    Additional information: Enrollment packet onlineemail, 852-7755


    Fit in 30: The perfect lunchtime routine

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; free with membership, drop in: $5
    Take your break at GHN with an energizing, whole body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes! Suitable for all levels.
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755



    Infant scientists wanted

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davidson Hall room 314; HSPPO#: 053.06
    The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 9 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating.
    Additional Information: Kate Dixon, 852-6852, website



    Before you buy, consult UofL’s Green Purchasing Policy

    Your purchasing decisions are key to helping UofL reduce our environmental impact and save money. With the impending change in fiscal year, please take a moment to review UofL’s Green Purchasing Policy for helpful guidance on everything from efficient Energy Star equipment to nontoxic Green Seal cleaning products to Forest Stewardship Council certified paper products. And remember: Reducing waste and consumption is top priority. The greenest products are the ones you don’t buy. (See UofL Surplus).


    Green Tip: Travel smart, fly less

    Summer travel season is here, but there are ways to get there without destroying our planet. Flying causes 5 to 10 times more pollution per passenger-mile than ground-based options. It now accounts for 10% of UofL’s total carbon footprint. Consider greener, less sardine-like options: video- or teleconference; carpool; or take the train or bus (Megabus, Miller and Greyhound all serve Louisville). If you must fly, offset your emissions through a service such as Native Energy, CarbonFund, or TerraPass. Set up carpools with Cardinal Directions online. Details on alternatives to flying and carbon offsetting are available online.


    Not too late to join in the 2018 National Bike Challenge and win

    The UofL Sustainability Council and Get Healthy Now are partnering to encourage you to bike like a champ from May-September 2018. We will award a $400 local bike shop voucher to the UofL employee/retiree/spouse/QA who racks up the most points in the 2018 National Bike Challenge. All you have to do is register, join Team UofL, and ride to work, errands, events, or just for fun. You can use a free Strava account to automatically (with smartphone) or manually log your bike trips all summer long. Register for the challenge onlineJoin Team UofL on Strava
    Additional Information: Get Healthy Now websiteUofL Sustainability Biking Resources


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    May 30, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us in welcoming Akhila Ramayapally, MD, Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Louisville, as she presents, “Gut Microbiome, Inflammation, and Type 2 DM/Metabolic Syndrome – a Complex Interaction.”
    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.