April 25, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, April 25, 2018



    UofL’s Unified Basketball team were the national runners-up at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association basketball tournament last weekend at Ohio State. The team, formed in August 2017, consists of four students from UofL and five athletes from Special Olympics Kentucky. UofL student Jeremy Mercer was selected to the all-tournament team.




    Aimee Jewell, employer engagement coordinator at the UofL Career Development Center, has been named incoming president of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville board of directors. Jewell, who organizes the university’s events and career fairs, has been a YPAL member since 2013. Also named to the YPAL board are Jenna Haugen, assistant professor in the College of Business, as VP of Community; and Laura Nunnelley, recruiting manager in the College of Business, as director of Leadership. 



    Building excitement: Student Success services at the heart of Belknap Academic Building 

    It’s been nearly two years in the making and we’re now mere months away from opening the Belknap Academic Classroom Building. To help our campus community become more familiar with the newest addition to campus, we’re pleased to share this story — the third in a series. 


    McConnell Center hosts Young Leaders Academy

    June 27-30, McConnell Center, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    Students who will enter grades 11 and 12 in Fall 2018 may apply for the McConnell Center’s Young Leaders Academy, a summer residential leadership conference held June 27-30 at the University of Louisville. The program, “Revisiting American Constitutionalism,” is designed to help outstanding high school students hone their leadership skills and further their understanding of U.S. history. The application deadline is May 1.
    Additional Information: Connor Tracy, 852-1473, website 


    DEHS 30-year anniversary celebration

    May 9, 2-6 p.m., Middleton Auditorium Room 101, Strickler Hall, Belknap Campus
    The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is 30 years old and will be hosting an event to celebrate. The program features keynote speakers from Stanford and Yale as well as four panel discussions regarding several historical environmental events at UofL. A reception to honor Dennis Sullivan’s retirement will follow the program. RSVP via email by April 30.


    Transformation Tea April 26

    April 26, 3-5 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
    Transformation Tea for Women of Color and Their Allies began in 1997. The Tea affords women of color an opportunity on an annual basis to empower one another by sharing concerns, problems and positive suggestions. We will have a panel discussion on “Faculty Women of Color in the Academy.” Guest speaker, Phyllis L. Clark, Med, founder of EMERGE Institute for Women. The topic is “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” Light refreshments will be served.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Belknap Farmers Market today 

    April 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Barn Plaza 

    A number of local vendors will be available. Also, note that this is the last market to have the opportunity to sign up with a Barr Farms or Granny’s CSA, essentially a weekly subscription box to the farm’s produce.

    Additional Information: EmailFacebook 


    Save the date: Pride at the museum

    The Speed Art Museum will host the inaugural event benefitting UofL’s LGBT Center on Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Register online for updates and more information.


    The Road Less Traveled By: Learning the Path of Translating Discoveries

    April 26, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    ASNB presents it weekly seminar with Jeffery Petruska, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology.
    Additional Information: Donna Bottorff, 852-7545, Berlinda Manley, 852-5165


    Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences colloquium presents Dr. Greg Smith from the University of Kentucky

    April 30, 12:30-2 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus
    Dr. Greg Smith, from the University of Kentucky, will be speak on his work, “Transactions among Biology, Personality, and Learning Predict Eating Disorder Risk.” Dr. Smith is a world-renowned researcher and speaker.
    Additional Information: Cheri Levinson 


    Health and Wellness

    GHN hosting Wellarama Thursday

    April 26, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., GHN Wellness Center
    The Wellarama consists of over 30 interactive booths showcasing many of the valuable health and wellness resources available for UofL employees, retirees, spouses/QA and affiliated campus partners. Employees can use their 30-minute SLV wellness break to participate. Just jump on the continuous shuttle running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop-off / pick-up sites: Belknap – Thinker, 2301 S. 3rd St. | HSC – Health Science Building, 505 S. Hancock St.
    Additional Information: Website


    Fit in 30

    6:30-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now;  Free with membership, drop in: $5
    Power up your morning routine with an energizing, whole body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all levels.
    Additional Information: Websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755

    Get a spring in your step with strong by Zumba

    April, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now, free with membership, drop in: $5
    Move to the beat in this non-dance based workout class. Revolved around high-intensity interval training, you will be sure to break a sweat. Suitable for all levels.
    Additional Information: Websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755



    Green Tip: Today is your last chance to get plant starts and subscribe to a CSA

    April 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Barn
    Today is the final spring Belknap Farmers Market. In addition to the usual local food and crafts, Louisville Grows will be returning with plant starts (veggies, fruits & flowers) for your garden. There will also be reps on hand to get you signed up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription to have a wide variety of farm-fresh, sustainably-grown, local food delivered to you at UofL (HSC or Belknap) weekly or biweekly from May to October. 
    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    April 25, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Conference Center, 16th floor
    Join us for guest speaker, Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD, DPhil; Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology – Houston Methodist Hospital – University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas. Dr. Taegtmeyer will present “Disrupted Homeostasis: Metabolic Crossroads Between Cancer and the Heart.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website 


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Yvonne Huang

    April 26, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Yvonne J. Huang, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Huang will present “Human Microbiomes and Asthma Phenotype: Next Frontiers” focusing on evidence linking the microbiome in early life to childhood asthma, recent evidence linking the airway microbiome to asthma phenotype in adults, and challenges to understand how microbiota influence asthma phenotype.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825 


    Grand Rounds 

    April 27, 8 a.m., 2nd Floor Auditorium
    “Adherence Challenges in Clinical Practice: Solutions in Respiratory Medicine and a Pediatric Call to Action/”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett



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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.