April 24, 2017 Announcements

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    Monday, April 24, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    Elevate, UofL’s official crowdfunding platform, launches today (April 24). The platform features noteworthy university initiatives and enables the community to engage with and support projects that are meaningful to them. Elevate also gives students, faculty and staff an opportunity to share their stories and impact their respective areas. 
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    Dr. Adel Elmaghraby, professor and chair of the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department, and Dr. Adrian Lauf, assistant professor in the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department, are presenting at the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana April 26. Their topic is “Armchair Warfare: A Conversation about Cybersecurity.”
     
    RESEARCH BULLETIN
    Four UofL faculty received more than $1.1 million in grant money last week. See their awards and project here.
     
     
    UofL Today with Mark Hebert
    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
    Monday, April 24: UofL civil engineering students apply what they’ve learned to build a concrete canoe that floats and a scaled model of a steel bridge for ASCE competition
     
    Radio Show (new schedule)
    Airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. during UofL baseball season on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week:
    Monday, April 24: The new dean of UofL’s School of Dentistry, Gerry Bradley, talks about research, outreach and how he got to UofL from Ireland. Dr. Greg Barnes is the head of UofL’s Autism Center which provides services for families dealing with autism. 
    Wednesday, April 26: The Kent School of Social Work’s new dean, David Jenkins, discusses his path to Louisville, the social work profession and the future of Kent School. The director of UofL’s center for Asian Democracy, Jason Abbott, talks about North Korea.
     
    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. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel.
    This week: Dr. Roberto Bolli discusses his groundbreaking research using stem cells to regrow new heart tissue. Henry Cunningham and Pat Smith discuss community engagement.
     
    Miscellaneous
    Go365 email and calendaring migration
    Information Technology is in the first phase of implementing Microsoft Office365 services and products for employees. UofL’s go365 begins soon with a migration of all email and calendaring. All employee and sponsored Exchange/Outlook accounts will be migrated in groups starting next month into early fall. IT has a dedicated website for information as it becomes available and will work closely with Tier1 staff to assist everyone for a successful transition. Employees will be notified in advance of their scheduled migration date and will be able to find it on ULink under Personal Info. General customer service and technical support is available both before and after this migration date.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    April 29 parking restrictions, road closures set for Derby Marathon
    Many streets will be closed and parking prohibited near UofL Saturday, April 29, for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon. Streets to be closed from early morning through late afternoon include Third Street from Central Avenue to Broadway, Fourth Street from Broadway to Oakdale Avenue and Broadway from Baxter Avenue to Third Street. Parking along the route will be prohibited from midnight Friday through 4 p.m. Saturday.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Graduate student picnic
    May 10, 1-7:30 p.m., Cherokee Park, Hogan’s Fountain, 745 Cochran Hill Rd., Louisville, KY 40206; Free
    All graduate students are invited to a picnic in celebration of those graduate students who are graduating this year. Grilled food and drinks provided. There will great conversation and plenty of games, such as cornhole. We encourage you to bring guests and a side dish.
    Additional Information: Kelsey KahtFacebookRSVP
     
    Administrative Professionals Day at the U Club
    April 26, noon to 1:30 p.m., University Club; $20
    Join us at the University Club Wednesday, April 26th at noon for our Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Chef Michael and see the latest in women’s and men’s fashions modeled by some of UofL’s great staff. Fashions will be provided by Versona and Men’s Wearhouse. Celebrate with your staff at this wonderful event. Cost only $20 inclusive per person.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnsonwebsite, 852-6996 
    2017 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award
    Deadline for nomination submissions is May 12; the deadline for candidate’s form and statement is May 12
    The Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award is designed to affirm, value, honor, and recognize members of the University teaching staff who incorporates multicultural and global perspectives into their scholarship, teaching practices and research; accepts the educational principles that cultural literacy should be infused into the core of scholarly research and that education transmits the cumulative knowledge of human kind reflected in a global society.
    Additional Information: Fannie M. Cox, 852-2705, website
     
    2017 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Engagement Staff Award
    Deadline for nomination submissions is May 12; the deadline for candidate’s form and statement is May 12
    The purpose of this award is to recognize a part or full-time staff member who has demonstrated through their organization, leadership, and mentoring, the ability to promote the value of diversity and inclusion within the university setting. The winner of this award should demonstrate merit not based only on the functions of his or her job, but also on extraordinary commitment beyond what would be considered satisfactory levels of job performance.
    Additional Information: Fannie M. Cox, 852-2705, website
     
    Summer Seasonal Job On-site Interviews
    April 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., UofL Career Development Center, Houchens Building LL03
    The UofL Career Development Center will be hosting on-site interviews for summer positions. Drop-ins welcome.
    Additional Information: Register online
     
    Kentucky Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment: Implementation, Issues, and Recommendations
    April 28, 3-5 p.m., MedCenter One, Suite 240 Conference Room
    Please join us for a presentation and Q&A with the 2017 Bioethics program’s graduating class about their capstone project. Learn more about Kentucky’s MOST legislation and how it interacts with end of life planning. Light refreshments will be served.
    Additional Information: Andrea Sinclair, 852-6501, website 
     
    HR
    Have a question for HR? Reps will be on HSC Campus Tuesday
    April 25, 10 a.m. to noon, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, Room 130/132
    The UofL Human Resources department is coming to you again for the next ‘HR on Tour’ stop. This Tuesday, April 25, HR will be available at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute on HSC campus from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Reps from each area of HR will be available to answer HR-related questions and provide guidance and resources. Please take 5 to 10 minutes to stop by if you can.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Upcoming on-campus retirement seminar: Foundations of Investing
    April 27; CTR Building, Room CTR124, HSC Campus,10-11 a.m.; Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium, Belknap Campus: 3-4 p.m.
    Smart investing starts with a solid grasp of the basics. The more you know, the better prepared you are to make informed investment decisions. This session will highlight different types of investment options available (such as stocks, annuities, mutual funds and IRAs) as you make choices for your financial needs. Presented by TIAA, this session will be offered on both Belknap and HSC Campus. Register online
    Additional Information: Website 
    Training and Workshops
    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training
    April 26, 9-11 a.m., Room 2034, KWING/ School of Nursing, HSC Campus
    Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training for lab employees is required every three years and may be completed in Bioraft (online refresher training). Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.
    Additional Information: Heather Egan, 852-6670
     
    Studies
    Participants for Prayer Research needed
    April 24
    Research participants needed! Researchers at the University of Louisville and Penn State are looking for participants to complete a 45-minute survey on their private prayer behaviors and beliefs. Questions or concerns about the study can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black. The study has been approved by the IRBs at the University of Louisville (IRB # 16.1255) and Penn State. The survey is online here
    Additional Information: Dr. Patrick Possel
     
    Health and Wellness
    Sleep better and stress less
    Tuesdays, May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23, 4-5:15 p.m., 1st Floor Conference Room, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd.; Free for employees, spouses and qualifying adults
    Would you like to sleep better and reduce your stress? Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation in just four weeks. This evidence-based KORU workshop is for beginners and those already practicing. It is sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well program and Get Healthy Now. Register with an email to Paula Kommor, indicating which class you’re interested in attending.
     
    Lower your cholesterol and reduce risk factors
    High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk and strokes. Start your day with exercise and a heart-healthy recipe. Meatless Monday is a good place to factors for coronary heart disease, heart attacks start.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday RecipesGet Healthy Now FacebookGet Healthy Now websiteemail, 852-7755
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    Alicia Kelso
    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.