Tuesday, April 3, 2018
DID YOU KNOW
On April 3, 1798, eight Louisvillians declared their intention to establish the Jefferson Seminary and began soliciting funds to buy the necessary land, buildings and other expenses to bring this institution to fruition. According to “The University of Louisville,” by Dwayne D. Cox and William J. Morison, their efforts were the first steps in the creation of the modern-day University of Louisville.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Remington Smith, assistant professor of Film Production, has created his first feature-length documentary, “Rubbertown,” now available on Amazon. The story follows residents who live near the heavy industrial manufacturing plants and a toxic landfill not far from downtown Louisville. Smith is also in pre-production on a feature-length horror film, “Land Lord,” and an experiential documentary about the Kentucky Derby.
Campus Store offers computer discounts for April 19 Campus Appreciation Day
Computer pre-orders accepted April 2-11, Campus Appreciation Sale is April 19, UofL Campus Store, Student Activities Center
The UofL Campus store will celebrate Campus Appreciation Day April 19. During the sale, faculty staff and students can receive discounts on new and clearance technology products including Mac, iPad, and Windows Computers, as well as sales on other bookstore items throughout the day. Pre-orders for computers will be accepted April 2-11 in order to ensure purchase availability for the April 19 sale. Visit store for details. Faculty and staff may also apply for Human Resource’s interest-free computer purchase program in advance of the sale.
Additional information: Email
Pegasus Pins are available at Commonwealth Credit Union
Commonwealth Credit Union, 2126 S Floyd Street (near ULPD and University Parking offices)
Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins are available for purchase now through Derby Week at Commonwealth Credit Union for $6. The pins allow wearers admission Kentucky Derby Festival Events, including Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront and Thunder Over Louisville, the nation’s largest annual fireworks show. Pegasus Pin purchasers are also eligible to win weekly prizes and the gold winner pin grand prize: a 2018 Honda CR-V.
Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775
Added security on HR-PeopleSoft Systems begins April 23
Beginning April 23, UofL will require an additional online security code to access all HR-related PeopleSoft systems (like payroll information available in ULink). UL2FCTR (two factor) authentication requires a second verification code beyond logging in with a UofL userID and password. Employees must enroll with UL2FCTR (a Duo product) application online in order to register a way to receive the second factor or verification code (several options are available).
Additional Information: Website, 852-7997
11th Annual LALS Spring Showcase
April 4, 3-4 p.m., Shumaker Research Bldg. 139; free, open to the public
Join us for the 11th Annual LALS Spring Showcase, a celebration of our 2017-18 LALS Graduating Students, LALS Interns and Community Partners, 2018 Panama Scholars, and 2018 Lewis Scholars. Our donors, Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Constance Lewis, will be present, and we invite all former Lewis Scholars, LALS students, Panama Scholars, Internship Site Supervisors, and campus and community supporters to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Additinoal Information: Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, 852-2034, website
Be a lifesaver: Alpha Phi Omega hosting Triple Threat Drive
April 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Red Barn
Alpha Phi Omega is hosting their annual Triple Threat Drive: 1. You can donate blood with the Red Cross, 2. Give a swab sample for BE THE MATCH or 3. Register to be an organ donor with the UofL Trew Friends Chapter.
Save the Date: Louisville March for Science
April 14, 2-3 p.m., Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St, Louisville
Join us for the 2018 March for Science at Louisville Metro Hall, as science enthusiasts and scientists across the country rally on this date to improve science-based policy making and show support for scientific research. We will have hands-on science activities for the kids, writing postcards to legislators, and some great speakers.
Additional Information: Facebook
Conversations with Malcolm Vance and Ned Price
April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., University Club
The COB Office of Thought Leadership and Civic Engagement invites UofL students, faculty and staff to a conversation about national security April 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club. Nat Irvin, II and state Sen. Gerald Neal, D-33, will be joined by Malcolm Nance, author of “The Plot to Hack America,” and Ned Price, director of policy and communications for the advocacy group National Security Action. Lunch is free, however reservations are required and can be made via email.
Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: Case Study of FDA Class Device Recall: Vital Role of Engineers
April 4, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139
Kurt Dasse, SVP of clinical affairs at Thermo Cardiosystems, will speak on engineers’ roles in industry beyond designing and developing new products. When a crisis occurs, such as a Class I recall, engineers become the hub for management, sales and marketing, regulatory, quality, manufacturing, finance and outside forces, including regulatory bodies, to resolve a fundamental problem. Presenting a Class I Recall as a case study is intended to illustrate the importance of engineering both in terms of problem solving and in the many roles engineers play in representing the best interest of a company when a crisis occurs.
Additional Information: Nancy Hansford
Training and Workshops
Balancing Work and Family Workshop
April 12, 2-3:30 p.m., Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
Most of us struggle to maintain a balance between work, family and our own personal needs. Participants will learn to identify areas of priority in their lives and explore how to distribute their time and energy accordingly. This interactive workshop addresses how to delegate the less important tasks, as well as how to graciously say “no”, when necessary. Register online to attend.
Additional Information: Website
Health and Wellness
Spring discount on personal training sessions at GHN
Get Healthy Now
Whatever your motivation, set yourself up for success by partnering with one of Get Healthy Now’s nationally accredited personal trainers. We’ll work with you to set realistic, attainable goals and develop a customized plan to reach them. Your unique program will keep you accountable to your body’s health and wellness and will reveal your fullest potential.
Try Tai Chi at Get Healthy Now
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free with membership, drop in rate: $5
Tai Chi: Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts, which will improve balance, agility, strength and coordination.
Additional information: Website, Group fitness schedule, email, 852-7755
Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 27 – Year-round energy and paper saving tip
Reduce Paper Waste and Save Energy: 1. Print only when necessary. This will not only reduce paper wastage but also helps to cut energy required to run printer which in turn reduces your energy cost and makes life of your printer longer. 2. Set your printer/copier to copy on both sides of the paper when you must print. 3. Don’t print every email – keep things filed or archived electronically. Little behavior changes DO add up to big results.
Green Tip: Shop and eat local at relaunched Belknap Farmers Market
Wednesdays in April (and again Aug. 15 – Oct. 24), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Barn
Eating local is one of the best things you can do to lower your environmental impact, strengthen our regional economy and improve your health. Get started this spring with the grand reopening of UofL’s Belknap Farmers’ Market every Wednesday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine). Stop by for farm-fresh products: produce, eggs, breads, honey, popcorn, jams, pickles, crafts & more. Come in April to explore options for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions with weekly pickups on campus all summer long.
Endocrinology Grand Rounds
April 4, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
Join us in welcoming Michael Merchant, PhD, UofL Associate Professor of Medicine, Division Nephrology & Hypertension, as he presents, “Improving Our Understanding of Glomerular Disease with Microproteomics.”
Additional Information: Kelly Galiette