April 25, 2017 Announcements

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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    The Department of Theatre Arts African American Theatre Program was selected to perform “Baltimore” during the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina this summer.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, Cardiology, has been honored as an exemplary researcher as part of the Research Exemplar Project, a part of the P.I. Program — Professionalism and Integrity in Research — at Washington University in St. Louis
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    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. More information is available online.
     
    SAC construction update
    Construction on the SAC continues with renovations on the existing building and the addition. There will be significant disruptions at the SAC throughout the upcoming months. The latest updates can be found online
     
    Submit your artwork for annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit
    June 12-29, opening reception June 14, noon to 2 p.m.
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 12 through June 29 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 2, 2017. 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
     
    Nominations sought for Brown Forman Family Business Leadership Award
    The Family Business Center is seeking nominations for the 4th Annual Brown Forman Family Business Leadership Award. Criteria includes a strong demonstrated commitment to both business and family; multi-generational family business involvement; strong contributions to industry; meaningful engagement in the community; innovative business practices and strategies. To nominate, click on the Award tab on the UofL FBC website or call 852-8874.
     
    Join us for a celebration of excellence in A&S
    April 25, 2 p.m., Bigelow Hall, Miller Technology Building
    Join the College of Arts & Sciences as we recognize the expertise, talent, and commitment of some of our most outstanding individuals in the College. Festivities include drawings for prizes and great food and drink.
    Additional Information: Register online
     
    Today: REEF Polling Demo
    April 25, 10-11:30 a.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library Room 244, Delphi Lab; Free
    Join us today to learn more on how to Mobilize Your Students for Success. REEF Education by i>clicker is a mobile-optimized engagement platform designed to facilitate student, educator and institutional collaboration. Come learn more about REEF Polling, Quizzing and Attendance. Light snacks provided by vendor.
    Additional Information: Register onlineLinda Leake, 852-4332
     
    Today: iClicker Demo
    April 25, 1-2:30 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, Room 244, Delphi Lab; Free
    Join us today if you want to learn more about iClickers come join the conversation during this informative demonstration. Glen Garrett with iClicker will be here to provide answers to all of your questions. Light snacks provided by vendor.
    Additional Information: Register onlineLinda Leake, 852-4332
     
    Celebration of Excellence in Graduate Diversity
    April 28, 3-5 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
    The purpose of this event is to celebrate the academic milestones of our underrepresented graduate student population in an intimate familial setting and will be shared with those who helped them to succeed. This event is sponsored by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality, and the Minority Association of Graduate Students. Register online.
    Additional Information: Dr. Latonia Craig
     
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Demo Day
    April 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Room 225, WS Speed Building, Belknap Campus
    The Capstone students in the ECE department will be demonstrating ten exciting projects and everyone is invited to come and view the projects and interact with the teams. Refreshments will be served. Come and experience the creative projects and see the practical application of cutting-edge electronic components. The projects include Technology for Those Living with Dementia, Motorized Linear Belt Conveyor System, 3D Printing in Microgravity and more.
    Additional Information: Andre Faul, 852-0131
     
    TILL Spring Showcase and Open House this Wednesday
    April 26, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library; Free
    Curious about what’s been going on in the TILL this year? Join us for the the TILL Spring Showcase and Open House as we share the work of participants from the 2016-17 Faculty Learning Communities and Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty. Network with faculty investigating innovative teaching methods and learn more about opportunities to get involved with the TILL. View the full schedule online
     
    Virtual Reality Bus Tour on campus
    April 25, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., U Club Parking Lot
    The bus will contain computers with virtual reality software applicable to all grade levels and subject areas. Everyone should take a chance to see what it has to offer their classroom experience.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    HR
    HR seeking feedback from UofL employees 
    Human Resources is working to improve the services it provides for university employees, and in doing so, is seeking valuable feedback from university employees with a Human Resources Effectiveness Survey.  An email was sent last week to a random selection of employees from ‘Office of Academic Planning and Accountability, ’with the subject ‘Request for Feedback’.  The email includes a link to the online survey. Please complete the survey if you received it. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
     
    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
    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 5-10 minutes to stop by if you can. More information about the tour is available online.
     
    Upcoming on-campus retirement seminar: Foundations of investing
    April 27, 10-11 a.m., CTR Building, Room CTR124, HSC; 3-4 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium, Belknap; Free
    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
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series presents ‘Spinal Cord Epidural Simulation for the Restoration of Function in Spinal Cord Injury’
    April 26, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
    Dr. Claudia Angeli, assistant professor at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at UofL and Senior Research of the Human Locomotion Research Center at Frazier Rehab Institute, will provide insights to the intrinsic capabilities of the lumbrosacral spinal cord, and how epidural stimulation combined with activity-based interventions enables functional recovery in individuals with severe spinal cord injury. 
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford
     
    ‘The 80/20 Rule: Unlocking True Profitability for a Family Business’
    May 10, 9 a.m. to noon, Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport; Free for UofL student, faculty and staff; public: $95
    Approximately 80 percent of a company’s value is derived from only 20 percent of its resources or efforts. Learn how you can apply the “80/20” principle to unlock true profitability in your family business.
    Additional Information: Register online or call 852-8878
     
    Training and Workshops
    Green Threads Faculty Workshop rescheduled; Applications reopened until 6/1
    To accommodate participant schedules, the Sustainability Council has rescheduled the Green Threads Workshop for Aug. 16 and reopened applications through June 1. We already have a diverse cohort of eight faculty from Fine Arts, Finance, Dentistry, Communication, Economics and CEHD. We invite full/part-time faculty and GTA Academy members from any discipline to join this new Green Threads cohort to explore ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum and earn a $500 honorarium, resources, tours and more.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Health and Wellness
    UofL participating in National Bike Challenge
    May 1 to September 30
    Saddle up and ride for team UofL and be a part of something big. Showcase your support for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transportation. Register online and join the club to ride for “Team UofL!” Your miles cycled will count toward the University of Louisville total, as well as qualify you for individual prizes.
    Additional Information: Justin Mog, 852-8575; registration information, 852-7755, email
     
    Work up a sweat with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for members
    This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body, while having lots of fun. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    For More Information
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    April 26, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Sathya Krishnasamy, MD, UofL Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “Old Bones in Young Bodies: Cystic Fibrosis-Associated Bone Disease.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
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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.