April 11, 2017 Announcements

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    UofL Senior Natalie Brown of Crestwood, Kentucky, was named the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen last week during the annual Fillies Derby Ball. Brown is a Communications major, Trustees Scholar and Honors Scholar and serves on the Student Orientation Staff and as a Cardinal Ambassador. She is also co-host of The L Show and volunteers for Heuser Hearing Institute with Delta Zeta Sorority.
    Daniella Terson de Paleville, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, and Jason Immekus, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, work with a team of UofL students, four undergraduates and four graduates, at Hawthorne Elementary, a Spanish Immersion school. The goal of this ongoing project is to explain the link between physical activity, academic skills and classroom behavior in children 5 to 10 years old.
    Electrical shutdowns scheduled Saturday on Belknap
    The second of three planned electrical shutdowns is scheduled for this coming Saturday, April 15 and will impact some buildings on Belknap Campus. Facilities Management is working to replace underground cables and equipment. From 6-7 a.m., the Thrust Theatre, Ralph Wright Natatorium, Floyd Street Parking Garage, Department of Public Safety, and Commonwealth Credit Union will be without regular power. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Chemistry Building, Lutz Hall, Houchens Building and the Service Complex will be without regular power. ULPD is aware of all buildings impacted. Physical Plant will have staff on duty during the shutdown to address any problems experienced. While no impact is anticipated for the rest of campus, everyone on Belknap should exercise caution to protect all electrical assets.
    2017 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award
    May 12
    The 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
    May 12
    Deadline for the submission of nominations is May 12; Deadline for the submission of the 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
    March for Science/People’s Climate March Louisville, save the date
    April 23, 1-3 p.m., Louisville Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    Do you think science is real and/or important? Are you passionate about our environment on a local and global level? Are you a fan of evidence based decision making? Do you think science is just cool in general? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the march for you. This march is a partnership between the March for Science and the People’s Climate March Louisville. We’ve come together to support one another in the spirit of science and preserving mother nature.

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    Apply now for Delphi U Online Summer 2017
    Summer; Online; Free
    The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning announces an online course to prepare instructors to teach online-Delphi U Online. The summer offering will launch June 12 and conclude August 6. Participants will learn two primary concepts: What it is like to be an online learner and how to effectively teach online. This is for full and part-time faculty planning to teach a new fully online course or enhance an online course between Fall 2017 and Fall 2018. Registration is now open and positions are limited.

    Additional Information: Register online, Deb Hatfield, 852-0412
    TILL Spring Showcase and Open House
    April 26, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library; Free
    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.

    Additional Information: Website
    April Showers bring puppies and kittens
    Houchens & Dental School
    Spring brings many unwanted animals into shelters & rescues. Many of these animals die needless because there are not enough resources. We are collecting for Louisville Metro Animal Services to help out with puppy and kitten season. Any donation will help. There will be a drop off locations at Belknap and HSC. We have fliers available with a list of needs that can be picked up or emailed. 

    Additional Information: Belknap: Julie Oechsli 852-1489, Houchens Bldg. HSC: Laura McKinney 852-1304, Dental School
    Miracle Monocle Reading
    April 13, 8 p.m., The Silver Dollar, 1761 Frankfort Ave.; Free and open to the public
    Miracle Monocle, UofL’s online literary journal, invites you to attend a special reading of selections from its latest issue. Featured readers will include Kiki Petrosino, Ian Stansel, Patrick Wensink, and others. Musical entertainment will be provided after the reading. The journal is staffed by student editors and funded by the English Department.

    Additional Information: Sarah Anne Strickleywebsite
    Annual Bachelor of Social Work Capstone Project Poster Presentation
    April 11, 12-2 p.m., Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center
    The BSW Program presents the 7th annual Bachelor of Social Work Capstone Project Poster Presentation. Come explore the projects our BSW students have crated to make a difference in social work service agencies and/or the community.

    Additional Information: Lynetta Mathis, 852-6137
    Optimal Aging Perlstein Lectureship
    June 12, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Archibald Room, The Galt House; Conference registration fee
    Two prominent medical leaders, Christopher Callahan, MD, and Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD, will explore pressing issues relating to Alzheimer’s Disease at the annual Irving B. Perlstein Gerontology Lectureship. The Perlstein Lectureship is part of the 2-day 2017 Optimal Aging Conference. CME’s Available.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-5629, email
    McConnell Center presents, ‘The New President and the World: Challenges and Opportunities’
    April 12, 6-7 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free, public
    The McConnell Center’s “Promises & Perils of the American Presidency” public lecture series concludes with a talk from Peter Zeihan, a strategist on global affairs and geopolitics. Author of “The Accidental Super Power: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder,” Zeihan argues that the U.S. will become great again – more by luck than by design – under a new presidential administration. No RSVP required.

    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-1473
    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: ‘Engineering Metabolism to Improve Cardiac Health’
    April 12, noon to 1:30 p.m., Ernst Hall, Room #310
    Brad Hill, assistant professor of Medicine at UofL, will discuss the role of glucose metabolism in cardiac physiologic growth as well as introduce new concepts regarding gluconeogenic activity in the heart, which may regulate cardiomyocyte health, proliferation, and repair.

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford
    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. 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
    Grand Rounds
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    April 12, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Henry Bohler, M.D., UofL Associate Professor, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, presents, “Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
    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.