April 10, 2017 Announcements


    Monday, April 10, 2017





    The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at the University of Louisville celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The Institute is part of the College of Arts & Sciences and was founded to honor the work and legacy of longtime racial justice organizer, educator and journalist Anne Braden. It officially opened on April 4, 2007. 



    Professor Kevin Gawley (Theatre Arts) recently won the Lighting Award for the 2017 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence.



    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 10: UofL’s fourth year med students find out where they’ll do their residency training for Match Day.


    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 onSoundCloud.
    Monday, April 10: Being bored can actually be a good thing according to philosophy professor Andreas Elpidorou. Kandi Walker and Joy Hart discuss their research on tobacco use by teens in Appalachia and UofL swimmer Nolan Smith on his community service and projects. 
    Wednesday, April 12: A UofL study of homeless teens found 40% had been involved in sex trafficking. Jennifer Middleton from Kent School of Social Work discuss. Robert Daly, from the Woodrow Wilson Center and a guest of the Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise, says the U.S. should be worried about China.


    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. Forest Arnold of ULP discusses the flu and other infectious diseases. Dr. Erin Medlin from ULP and UofL gynecologic oncology discusses the disparity in cervical cancer deaths between black and white women.



    Register for the 3rd Annual UofL Day of Service

    April 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Spots still remain for the 3rd Annual Day of Service. Two off campus sites and two on-campus locations are available to choose from. Participants must sign-up to participate (subject to supervisor approval). Transportation, food, t-shirts, and materials will be provided.
    Additional Information: Website


    Reminder: Please submit shared governance survey

    April 19
    Faculty should have received an invitation to complete a survey about faculty experiences with shared governance at the University of Louisville. It was prepared by the Governance Committee of the UofL chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Please complete the anonymous survey at your earliest convenience. It will close on April 19. The survey is brief; it should take about 5 minutes to complete.

    Additional Information: Susan Jarosi, 852-0443


    UofL Women MBAs hosting inaugural Women in Leadership Forum

    April 17, 4:30-6 p.m.
    This event features Louisville Women business leaders, including Dana Bowers, Divya Cantor, Margaret Handmaker, Nikki Jackson, Diane Medley, Camila Schroeder and Debbie Scoppechio as panelists. College of Business Dean Todd Mooradian will also speak.
    Additional Information: Susan Hildebrand


    Program: Find the Fierceness in You

    April 13, 12-1 p.m., Career Development Center; Free
    Stop playing by the rules and find the ‘fierceness’ in you. Join the Women’s Center, Career Development Center & the Noble H. Kelley Psychological Services Center in using mindfulness to overcome your fears and gain confidence.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976


    English Graduate Organization Book Sale

    April 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bingham Humanities 1st Floor foyer; Free
    The English Graduate Organization (EGO) will be hosting our annual book sale daily from April 10-13 in the Bingham Humanities Foyer. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Family Scholar House.
    Additional Information: Email


    Volunteers needed for College for a Day 2017

    May 20, Strickler and Davidson halls
    On May 20, UofL is partnering with local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other youth organizations for the sixth annual College for a Day event which introduces middle and high school students to campus life. We need UofL faculty, staff and students to lead sessions on: citizenship in the nation, electronics, emergency preparedness, engineering, environmental science, first aid, graphic arts, law, medicine, robotics and sustainability.
    Additional Information: WebsiteNiki King Jones, 852-2566


    Personal Hygiene Products Collection Drive continues

    The UofL Women’s Center student group, AAUW at UofL is collecting donations of Personal Hygiene Products at various locations on campus including the Health Sciences campus locations: Abel Administration Building #217 and the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library. The drive continues through April 24. Email or call 852-8976 for a list of specific items and additional drop off locations.
    Additional Information: Website


    Affiliate Housing Fair today

    April 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Red Barn
    With the spring semester coming to a close, make sure your students have a place to live next year. Have them join Campus Housing for our last Affiliate Housing Fair of the year. Students will have the opportunity to learn about all six properties, sign a lease if they’re ready, have free Grater’s ice cream, and enter into a raffle for a prize.
    Additional Information: Amy Chambers, 852-6636



    Extended hours in HR

    Human Resources is open with extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please stop by at 1980 Arthur Street or call 852-6258 with any questions.
    Additional Information: Website


    Next stop for ‘HR on Tour’ scheduled Tuesday on Shelby Campus

    April 11, 9-11 a.m., Founder’s Union Building, Room 136B
    The UofL Human Resources department is headed to Shelby Campus on Tuesday! Reps from each area of HR will be available in the Founder’s Union Building (Room 136B) from 9-11 am 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
    Additional Information: Website



    Upcoming On-Campus Retirement Seminar: Foundations of Investing

    April 27, CTR Building, Room CTR124, 10-11 a.m., HSC campus; Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium, 3-4 p.m., Belknap campus; 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 


    From People to Pixels: Mapping Global Population Patterns with the WorldPop Project

    April 13, noon to 1 p.m., University Club; $15/person, $10/students
    The College of Arts and Sciences presents “Meet the Professor.” Andrea Gaughan and Forrest Stevens, Professors of Geography and Geosciences, received Gates Foundation grant to work on their WorldPop project that generates open source human population maps. Contemporary, fine spatial scale, gridded population data is a crucial component for research across disciplines. The maps have been broadly adopted by international and government agencies for effective policy, planning, and interventions. RSVP required via email or 852-2247. 


    Biochemistry Defense today

    April 10, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    John Zhao, BMG MS Candidate, ‘Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy: Role of HDAC1 in Directing CMC Cell Fate Decisions and Therapeutic Potency.’
    Additional Information: Email


    Professor Jan Fernheimer on ‘Distilling and Defining the Jewgrass’

    April 19, 12-1:15 p.m., Bingham Humanities Room 300; Free
    Jan Fernheimer discusses the lesser known history of Kentucky’s Jewish heritage (including the Bourbon industry) which is as long, deep, and full of surprises as the Bluegrass state itself.
    Additional Information: RSVP for the free luncheon to Shari Gater 


    University-wide undergraduate research and creative activity symposium

    April 11, 12:30-4 p.m., Shumaker Research Bldg., Room 139
    The annual symposium will provide a forum where students can showcase research projects that build on and enrich faculty work across the disciplines.
    Additional Information: WebsiteDr. Pamela Feldhoff


    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, Research Seminar

    April 10, 10-11 a.m., 123, CTR, HSC
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a research Seminar by Joshua L. Hood, MD, PhD, “Advancing Translational Melanoma Exosome Research.” Hood is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
    Additional Information: Olivia Hill


    Training and Workshops

    Lab Safety & Hazardous Waste Training with Radiation Safety Orientation

    April 13, 9 a.m. to noon, Room W104/Ekstrom Library/Belknap Campus
    New employees working with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed in BioRAFT. Individuals who will work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which is from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.
    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956



    Faculty: Learn About the Nuts and Bolts of Community Engaged Research

    April 11, 12-1 p.m., (note: attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and network beginning at 11:30 a.m.), Delphi Center Lab, Ekstrom Library #244; Free
    Community-engaged research is an emerging area in many academic disciplines. Engaged research has some unique characteristics and should be tailored to be venue- and discipline-specific. In this session presenters Henry Cunningham and Vicki Hines-Martin will explore how faculty can generate scholarly (research and theoretical) products from their engaged work focused on community and student impact.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Faculty: Share Best Practices for Documenting Teaching Activities and Effectiveness

    April 12, 12 -1 p.m. (note: attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and network beginning at 11:30 a.m.), Delphi Center Lab, Ekstrom Library #244; Free
    The teaching portfolio is a structured collection of information from a variety of sources—students, colleagues, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and one’s own experiences — that documents your teaching. Join us for an interdisciplinary faculty panel representing Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, and the School of Medicine. Panelists will describe their process for documenting and assembling their teaching portfolios.
    Additional Information: Register online



    Research participants needed for prayer study

    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 smw78@psu.edu. The study has been approved by the IRBs at the University of Louisville (IRB # 16.1255) and Penn State.
    The survey is available online.
    Additional Information: Patrick Possel, 852-0623


    Health and Wellness

    Spring for a cleaner planet

    Did you know you could change your carbon imprint just by going meatless one day a week? A 2013 study by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization reports that meat production generates more greenhouse gases than all the world’s cars, planes, trains, and ships combined. That adds up to an estimated 15 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions. Simply by changing what’s on your plate, you can help the planet breathe more easily.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipesGet Healthy Now FacebookGet Healthy Now websiteemail, 852-7755


    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.