Monday, April 3, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
UofL will debut a new event on April 6 aimed at spreading awareness about sexual and street harassment. The Women 4 Women Student Board and UofL Women’s Center will host Cards Against Catcalling from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Red Barn. The event is part of the national Anti-Street Harassment Week, organized by Stop Street Harassment.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Aisha Bibbs, a staff member at UofL’s LGBT Center, has been awarded a “Rising Star” grant by GLAAD, one of the leading LGBT national organizations advocating for inclusion in media. She was one of only six students in the country to be honored. She will be recognized at ceremonies in both New York and Los Angeles.
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 3: UofL has four major construction projects on its campuses employing hundreds of workers and providing benefits for the community when they’re finished.
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 on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
Monday, April 3: Cuddle Clones founder and UofL grad Jennifer Williams sells stuffed animals that look like people’s pets and she learned how to do it in UofL’s entrepreneurship program. UofL is taking aggressive steps to combat sexual assaults. Sally Evans from student health services discusses. MBA student Allie Moen is coordinating a business Women’s Leadership Conference.
Wednesday, April 5: Dr. Roberto Bolli discusses his groundbreaking research using stem cells to regrow new heart issue. Henry Cunningham and Pat Smith discuss community engagement.
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: Does it matter who is U.S. president? University of Virginia political science professor Barbara Perry was guest lecturer at the McConnell Center. Bioengineering professor Rob Keynton discusses grants to get minorities more engaged in entrepreneurship and research.
Traffic congestion around the SAC
With construction activity around the Student Activities Center (SAC), drivers can expect congestion at Brook Street, along the service drive behind the SAC and the east entrance circle. Permit holders parking in the red lot between the Red Barn and University Club should avoid the service drive behind the SAC because of congestion. Drivers can enter the red lot by turning off of Cardinal Boulevard. Drivers should use caution around the SAC.
Spring career fair for students
April 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence, Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium (South end/Central Ave side); free to all students
More than 60 employers will be present, looking to hire students for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. Plenty of free parking in the Bronze lot area, near the Thorntons Center. Free Penn Station boxed lunches for the first 125 student participants. Students should bring their resume, dress business casual and come to impress. This event is hosted by Enterprise Holdings, Career Development Center, and Louisville Athletics.
Additional Information: Website
Personal Hygiene Products Collection Drive
Through April 24
The UofL Women’s Center student group, AAUW at UofL is collecting donations of Personal Hygiene Products at various locations on campus. The drive continues through April 24. Email or call 852-8976 for a list of specific items and drop off locations.
Additional Information: Website
National Public Health Week Tent Event
April 5, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Humanities Quad; Free
School of Public Health and Information Sciences will be distributing fruit and public health information to students, faculty and staff in support of National Public Health Week.
Additional Information: Darrius Brooks, 852-0731
2017 Transformation Tea
April 5, 3-5 p.m., Ballroom B-C, University Club, Belknap Campus; Free
The Transformation Tea for Women of Color (WOC) and their Allies began in 1997. The Tea affords WOC an opportunity on an annual basis to empower one another by sharing concerns, problems and positive suggestions. Dr. David Owen, Chair of Philosophy at the U of L will present an interactive discussion on this year’s theme ‘Working with Difficult People’. Networking opportunities as well as door prizes, food and entertainment will be provided.
Additional Information: Cathy Elliott, 852-5417
Creative writing program offers ‘Writing from Life’ online in fall 2017
April 7; online
Have you ever wondered if the stories you’ve grown up hearing about your family would make for a powerful written work? Have you ever considered bringing the story of your own life to the page? If so, ENGL 599: Writing from Life, the Creative Writing Program’s first-ever online creative writing workshop, might be right for you. This fall 2017 course is eligible for employee tuition remission.
Additional Information: Email Sarah Strickley
Free Trees at UofL Arbor Day Celebration on Friday
April 7, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Outside Louisville Hall (4th & Brandeis); Free
Friday, April 7, is Arbor Day in Kentucky. Come help us restore Louisville’s shrinking tree canopy and celebrate UofL’s Tree Campus USA status. Plant a tree with us at noon and enjoy bike-blender tree fruit and nut smoothies. Take home a free native tree sapling to plant in your yard or neighborhood. We’ll be giving away 100 Eastern Redbuds and 100 Roughleaf Dogwoods. Co-sponsored by UofL’s Sustainability Council, Campus Housing, Office of Health Promotion, and Jefferson Co. Soil and Water Conservation District.
Additional Information: Website; Facebook
Faculty Senate XC releases statement on firearms ban policy
In response to the open arms carry rally around campus Friday, the executive committee of UofL’s Faculty Senate released a statement on the university’s firearms ban policy: The UofL Faculty Senate Executive Committee affirms its support of the University’s Deadly Weapons-Destructive Devices Policy (PER-1.21), which prohibits deadly weapons on any property owned, leased, operated or controlled by the university, with specific exceptions. Further, the UofL Faculty Senate affirms its support of KRS 527.070, which prohibits possession of weapons on school properties, with specified exceptions. As faculty, we have primary responsibility for the education of the students at UofL, and we firmly believe that ensuring a safe, weapons-free, campus is an essential foundation to the mission of providing an excellent educational experience.
Bioethics Discussion Group
April 17, 2-3 p.m., MedCenter One, Suite 270; Free
This month’s group focuses on humanism and empathy in healthcare, with a presentation by Dr. Ed Dunn of Norton’s Palliative Care service followed by discussion. This is the last meeting for the Spring semester! Free and open to all.
Additional Information: Email, website, 852-6501
Israeli Novelist and Television Producer Ron Leshem
April 9, 1:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free
Join us for an exciting discussion and reception with writer and producer Ron Leshem who discusses the country’s role as a global power in TV production. He worked on popular Israeli television programs, including “Chatufim,” adapted into the hit series “Homeland.” He won Israel’s top literary award for “Beaufort,” about the Lebanon War, translated into 20 languages. He co-wrote the film version, nominated for the Academy Award. He worked many years as a reporter in the West Bank.
Additional Information: RSVP to Shari Gater
PLAN hosts Women Faculty of Color panel
April 7, 2-4 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus
UofL has sponsored several graduate students and faculty to attend the Women Faculty of Color conference at Virginia Tech. The women who attend the conference will serve as panelists for our annual Women’s Panel and will share some of the tools and strategies they learn at the conference in addition to their own stories of successes and struggles as women faculty of color. Graduate students, faculty, and staff interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.
Additional Information: PLAN website, event page
TEDxUofL 2017 focuses on growth
April 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red Barn; Free, registration required
TEDxUofL 2017: GROWTH’s purpose is to explore, explain, and expose the importance of growth through a series of short presentations. There will be three sessions: 1. Cultural Competency, 10-11:30 a.m.; 2. Community, 12-1:30 p.m.; 3. Creation, 2-3:30 p.m. Registration is required.
Additional Information: Website
Biochemistry Seminar today
April 3, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
Jun Yan, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Endowed Chair in Translational Research, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, UofL; ‘Transcriptional Regulation of Immunosuppressive Macrophages in Lung Cancer’
Additional Information: Email
‘The South Korean family at the crossroads: Deconstructing modern dichotomies’
April 4, 1-3 p.m., Ekstrom Library W104
Tomorrow Jae Kyung Lee, Professor Emeritus of Women’s Studies at Ewha Womans University will talk about gender and the family in South Korea in her lecture. The talk is presented by The Scholar in Residence Program and is made possible by the Core University Program Grant by the Academy of Korean Studies. This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Program at the University of Louisville and the Institute for Korean Studies at Indiana University.
Gastric neuromodulation for spinal cord injury
April 7, 12-1 p.m., B Building, Room 302
Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center Friday Seminar Series is pleased to present Gastric Neuromodulation for Spinal Cord Injury with Upper GI Sx – A Pilot Proposal by Thomas Abell, MD and Craig McClain, MD professors in Med-Gastroenterology Hepatology.
Additional Information: Website
2014 Blackboard Courses to be deleted
Blackboard courses from Fall 2014, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014 semesters will be archived and deleted after Wednesday, May 24. This process affects courses with IDs ending in 4148, 4145 and 4142, e.g. ACCT-101-02-4148. This is a process completed by the Delphi Center to free up server space for new courses. If you have a specific need to keep an impacted course available beyond May 24, please submit a request online by May 19 (ULink credentials are required).
Additional Information: Blackboard Helpdesk, 852-8833 or email
Training and Workshops
PLAN hosts event for grad students transitioning into faculty life
April 5, 2-3 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
In this casual discussion, come find out how to best leverage your work in graduate school to be successful in your next stage of life. Come learn what to consider about your transition into a professional career. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.
Additional Information: PLAN Website; event page
Infant scientists wanted
HSPPO#: 053.06; April, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davidson 314; Free
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating.
Additional Information: Nonah Olesen, 852-6852, website
Health and Wellness
National Walking Day: Get Moving with Get Healthy Now
April 5, 12-12:30 p.m., HSC – Kornhauser Library Courtyard, Belknap – Cardinal Park Cardio Path in front of The Nancy and Harry Jones Training Room across from the SAC , Shelby – Burhans Hall
Get Healthy Now and the American Heart Association invite you to celebrate National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 5. Participate in National Walking Day by lacing up your sneakers and taking a 10-minute walking break. Invite your supervisor, colleagues, or four-legged friend to join you. Post a photo to our Facebook page and we’ll send you an inspiring gift via campus mail.
Take 20 for a walk with Get Healthy Now
12-12:20 p.m., April 10, Burhans Hall Steps, Shelby Campus; April 13, Kornhauser Library Lobby, HSC Campus; April 14, Humanities Building Lobby, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL employees, retirees & spouse/QA
Most people get so engrossed with their office work that they tend to live sedentary lifestyles, especially for those with pure desk jobs. This is why Get Healthy Now observes National Walk to Work Month during April to promote physical activity during the work week. Join us for a quick 20-minute walk around your campus to help get those much needed steps in.
Additional Information: RSVP via email, 852-7755
Join Meatless Monday in Celebrating Earth Day
April 22 is Earth Day, and if you’re wondering what you can do to show your love for our planet, joining the global Meatless Monday movement is a great place to start. The more we find out about the strain meat production is putting on the environment, the more significant skipping meat once a week becomes.
Additional Information: Meatless Monday Recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook Page, Get Healthy Now website, email, 852-7755
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