June 6, 2016 Announcements

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    Here’s what was featured on UofLNews on Friday, June 3, 2016:

    • A passion for public service: How three Brandeis graduates made public service a core part of their law school careers. Read more.
    • Nursing grad to attend Harvard Research Scholar Initiative. Read more.
    • Photos: The McConnell Center’s U.S. Army Strategic Broadening Seminar kicked off May 31 and continues through June 29. View here.

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    DID YOU KNOW?

    UofL’s Health Promotion Office was established by UofL Campus Health Services in January 2007 and specializes in services and tools to support student well-being, engagement, resilience and critical thinking.

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    1.) WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    2.) Radio Show

    3.) Metro TV

    4.) KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    HR

    5.) Annual Leave Reconciliation information available

    Miscellaneous

    6.) Priority services for St. Catharine College students

    7.) Scholarship opportunity available for UofL student parents

    8.) College of Education-International Learning in England

    9.) “And there’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors” on display at Kornhauser Library

    Training and Workshops

    10.) Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste & Radiation Safety Training scheduled

    Health and Wellness

    11.) Mindfulness without the Woo Woo at HSC

    12.) Are you up for a challenge?

    Studies

    13.) Childhood obesity in children 10 to less than 14 year olds

    14.) Autism study for children 4 to 10 years old

    15.) Women ages 51-65 needed for HPV research study

     

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    1.) WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. UofL’s Mark Hebert has a story about UofL and talks with Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners about campus events. WLKY-TV also runs the UofL stories on their Saturday morning newscasts. Segments can be found on YouTube.

    • Monday, June 6 – Cuba trip by UofL faculty, staff and students

     

    2.) Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM The Ville; replayed on Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. Hebert hosts two weekly 30-minute programs focusing on research, programs, successful students and insights from UofL’s faculty experts. This week’s schedule:

    • Monday, June 6 at 6 p.m. OR following UofL NCAA baseball broadcast – UofL student athlete Mady Ingmire; Dr. Lorrel Brown on women’s heart health symposium; Bert Harris and Blair Boyd on Repertory Theatre
    • Tuesday, June 7 – Lali McCubbin on resilience and Hawaiian culture; Shelby Fiske – UofL student; Chris Reitz – new gallery director for Hite Art Instituter

    Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found on SoundCloud.

     

    3.) Metro TV

    (Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30 with replays Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m.      

    • This week:  Engineering professor Roman Yampolskiy talks about artificial intelligence – could we live forever but have robots taking over our lives?; Marian Morris and Beth Robinson discuss Doctors and Lawyers for Kids; McKenzie Flynn – Fulbright Scholar

    Metro TV shows available on YouTube.

     

    4.) KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m.

    • Thursday, June 9:  Thad Druffel and student Brandon Lavery from Conn Center talk solar energy research; Dr. Tom Higgins with a new device for sinus surgery; Stephen Mattingly and Jordan Taylor from School of Music discuss Ghana Classic Music Fest

    HR

    5.) Annual Leave Reconciliation information available

    Attention Employees: The Annual Leave Reconciliation process will soon be here. The reconciliation process ensures that employees do not carry forward more than two times the amount which the employee is currently eligible to accrue. The carry forward balance cannot exceed 330 vacation hours for full-time employees on a 37.5 hours per week schedule and 352 vacation hours for employees with 40 hours per week schedule. The last day for employees to use leave is June 30, 2016. Annual Leave Reconciliation guidelines are posted on the HR ‘Items of Interest’ webpage.

    Additional Information: Aubrey Woolley, 852-3556

     

    Miscellaneous

    6.) Priority services for St. Catharine College students  

    St. Catharine College announced last week the school will close in July. In order to help students affected by this difficult decision, UofL will waive application and orientation fees and expedite applications and course work pre-evaluations for those interested in transferring or enrolling here. If you know of any St. Catharine College students interested in joining the Louisville Cardinal family, please direct them to the Office of Admissions for assistance.

    Additional Information: 852-0166 (transfer students) or 852-6531 (incoming freshmen); website

     

    7.) Scholarship opportunity available for UofL student parents

    UofL student-parents currently enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences can apply for the Ann T. Allen Scholarship. The deadline to apply is June 17 for the fall semester.

    Additional Information: Website, email, Phyllis Webb

     

    8.) College of Education-International Learning in England

    A group of seven students and two faculty members from the College of Education are attending the UFHRD 2016 Conference in Manchester, England. The trip began June 3 and they return on June 13. They will also spend two days in London. For more information, visit the international learning website or follow the group’s blog

    Additional Information: Oscar A. Aliaga, 852-0638

     

    9.) “And there’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors” on display at Kornhauser Library

    Kornhauser Library; Free

    Examine the intersection of medical theory and literature with the exhibition “And there’s the humor of it: Shakespeare and the four humors.” These four bodily humors – blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm – were understood by Shakespeare, and generations before him, to define people’s physical and mental health, and to determine individual’s personality, as well. See this exhibition to learn more about the language of the four humors and their influence in Shakespeare’s plays.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    Training and Workshops

    10.) Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste & Radiation Safety Training scheduled

    June 9, 9-11:45 a.m., Room 2034, K-Wing (Nursing School), HSC Campus; Free

    Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste session. Individuals who will begin working with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which starts immediately after Lab Safety. Please register for the class online, clicking on classroom training and selection the appropriate class or classes to sign up.

    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956

     

    Health and Wellness

    11.) Mindfulness without the Woo Woo at HSC

    July 6, 12- 1:15 p.m., Room 2002, Nursing School K Building, Health Sciences Center; Free for employees, spouses and QAs

    Beyond simply decreasing your stress, this evidence-based KORU workshop will help you learn skills to find more satisfaction in your daily life. The course is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind and through the practice of meditation. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome.

    Additional Information: Email Paula Kommor to register 

     

    12.) Are you up for a challenge?

    All UofL employees, retirees, and their spouse or qualifying adult are eligible to participate in Get Healthy Now’s “Feel Like a Million” challenge, a 12-week interactive, game show-themed, online challenge that supports participants in managing stress and increasing energy by building healthy habits into daily life. Participants have until June 10 to register.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    Studies

    13.) Childhood obesity in children 10 to less than 14 year olds

    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)

     

    14.) Autism study for children 4 to 10 years old

    IRB #13.0779

    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate how a medication treats abnormal EEG’s without seizures, as well as behavioral and neurological symptoms, in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If a child qualifies to take part in this research study, he/she will receive the study medication or placebo and study-related care at no cost. Parents will be offered compensation Additional Information: Molly Harper, 629-4695 or 620-0000 (pager)

     

    15.) Women ages 51-65 needed for HPV research study

    IRB#15.0549

    Diane Harper, MD, of the UofL Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, is conducting a study on a therapeutic vaccine that may help clear HPV types 16 and 18. Women between 51-65 years old who are HPV 16/18 positive, or with High Risk HPV may be eligible. Study-related procedures (gynecological exams, vaccine, blood and urine samples) are provided at no cost during seven visits. Participants will be compensated per visit.

    Additional Information: Angela Siegwald, 852-2043

     

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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.