April 5, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, April 5, 2018



    Friday, April 6, is Kentucky Arbor Day and the public is invited to help plant trees on the Belknap campus to celebrate. UofL groundskeepers care for more than 2,500 trees on Belknap’s 309 acres.




    UofL Cultural Center Assistant Director Sarah Nunez is featured in the Community Foundation of Louisville’s “A Force for Good” billboard campaign. The campaign honors individuals who have demonstrated they are “A Force for Good” in Louisville through their service to others and commitment to the community.



    Nominations open for Distinguished Faculty Awards and Outstanding Performance Awards

    The President and Provost are pleased to announce the return of the Distinguished Faculty Awards and, for staff, the Outstanding Performance Awards.

    • Distinguished Faculty: The university honors faculty who bring distinction to the university in three categories: Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Awards; Distinguished Service Awards; and Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards. Each recipient will receive an academic medallion and a cash award of $1,000. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 11. Nominations can be made online.
    • Outstanding Performance: The university also recognizes classified and professional/administrative staff for excellent performance and commitment to service. Each recipient will receive a plaque, $1,000 cash award and a letter of appreciation for his or her personnel file. Nomination deadline is Friday, April 13. Nominations can be made online.

    Documentary Screening: Talking Black in America

    April 12, 4:30-7 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    Dr. Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University and executive producer, joins the University of Louisville community for a screening of his critically acclaimed documentary. A Q&A will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
    Additional Information: Email


    Celebration of Student Writing

    April 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ekstrom Library Learning Commons and The Writing Center
    Students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2018 Celebration of Student Writing. Students will present posters and papers, participate in digital “maker” activities, read their poetry, and earn opportunities for prize drawings with each event attended. The Writing Center, Ekstrom Library and the Digital Media Suite are organizing and leading the event.
    Additional Information: Email


    New date: UofL Passport Fair

    April 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brodschi Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Belknap Campus
    Passport Book + Application Fee: $145; Passport Book, Card + Application Fee: $175, Passport Renewal: $110; two passport photos from Cardinal Card Office: $10. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of the Passport Fair has been changed. The event is open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Obtain two passport sized photos from the Cardinal Card Office for $10. Only personal checks or money orders will be accepted per USPS.
    Additional Information: Kimber Guinn, 852-4114


    Free trees at UofL Arbor Day Celebration

    April 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside front entrance, University Pointe (at end of Greek Row), Belknap Campus
    Friday is Arbor Day in Kentucky. Join us for a celebration of UofL’s ongoing commitment to trees and our Tree Campus USA status (for 8 years running). At noon, you can help us plant a tree on campus.  We’ll be giving away 100 native Shortleaf Pines (which grow to 70′-100′), 100 native Pawpaw fruit trees, pollinator-friendly plant seeds, local apples and bike-blender tree-product smoothies.

    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook

    College Women Leadership Conference (CWLC)

    April 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., College of Business; UofL students free; others $10
    Embracing Intersectionality, activism, media representation and the workplace are topics of discussion at the upcoming CWLC sponsored by the UofL Women’s Center Women 4 Women Student Board. Keynote speakers will include Jamira Burley, National Youth Advocate and Tori Murden McClure, president, Spalding University. There will also be various breakout sessions with speakers and a panel discussion. Register online or via email.
    Additional Information: 852-8976


    Health Sciences Center Extramural Grant Reception

    April 5, 4:30-6 p.m., Abell Administration Building, 2nd Floor Foyer, 323 E. Chestnut Street, HSC
    All HSC faculty, research staff and students are invited to celebrate the extramural research grant award recipients from January 2017 – January 2018 from the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Information Sciences, Dental, and Nursing. This event is hosted by the School of Medicine’s Dean Ganzel and the Vice Dean for Research, Dr. Jon Klein.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2553


    28th Annual UofL Neuroscience Day

    April 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building, HSC campus; free, registration requested
    Sponsored by the Louisville Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, this symposium features research talks, a trainee Data Blitz, and a poster competition. This year, our plenary speaker is Stephen Arneric, PhD (Critical Path Institute), who has extensive entrepreneurial experience as a university researcher and as a leader in the pharmaceutical industry. For more information, registration, and abstract submission (due Friday, April 6) go online
    Additional Information: Kris Rau


    GHN Historical Walking Tour with Tom Owen

    April 11, 12-12:50 p.m., Ekstrom Library
    Historical Walking Wednesdays with UofL’s Tom Owen are back for 2018. Get Healthy Now is sponsoring Historical Walking Tours through Belknap campus every Wednesday from April 11 to April 25. Those interested in participating will meet up at the Ekstrom Library Porch (interior of campus side, across from Humanities Building). The tours will be led by Dr. Tom Owen, veteran walking tour raconteur and local historian, who has been an archivist at UofL’s Archives and Special Collections for 43 years.
    Additional Information: Website 

    Training and Workshops

    iRIS project submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    April 6, 1-3 p.m., BA038, Baxter Building, HSC
    “An Introduction to Project Submissions in iRIS” aims to provide an understanding of getting into the iRIS system and navigating through the eProposal form and Sponsor Packets. The target audience is staff and faculty who plan to seek funding through any granting agency. Training for units as a group is also available, on request.
    Additional Information: Aiyana Lyninger



    Biology Department Seminar Series presents Dr. Jelena Bujan, UofL

    April 6, noon, Room 139 Shumaker Research Building
    The topic, “Physiological and behavioral adaptations of Neotropical canopy ants” will be presented by Dr. Jelena Bujan, an insect ecologist who received her PhD from the University of Oklahoma in 2017. She is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in Dr. Steve Yanoviak’s lab at UofL, where she is exploring the effects of extreme temperatures on the behavior and ecology of tropical rainforest ants.
    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    Physics Colloquium Friday

    April 6, 3 p.m., Natural Science Room 112
    The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host Dr. Farshid Ramezanipour of the Department of Chemistry as guest speaker. He will present a talk on the subject, “Electrical conductivity of solid-state oxides, derived from perovskite structure.”
    Additional Information: Website


    ULSD’s Ryan White Oral Health Program and Training Centers in conjunction with the School of Dentistry’s CE Course

    June 1, 9 a.m. to noon, Kornhauser Library Auditorium
    Topic is “HIV, HPV, and Hepatitis C in the Era of Antiretroviral Therapy for Oral Health Professionals” and the guest speaker is Mark S. Schweizer, DDS, MPH. If you are interested in participating, please register online. Walk-in registration will not be available for this lecture.


    Behavior Design Keynote

    April 12, 12-1 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium
    How to design for behaviors you want in your life. Special session focused on relaxing, recharging, and managing your stress. Join UofL Alumni and former Get Healthy Now staff member, Stephanie Weldy, for this interactive session where she will introduce you to a system called Behavior Design developed by Stanford University by behavior scientist BJ Fogg, PhD.
    Additional Information: Website

    Health and Wellness

    Mammograms for UofL employees

    May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Belknap Campus – Gottschalk Circle; Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will be billed
    Is it time for your annual mammogram? If so, you’re in luck. The mobile mammography van is coming to campus. Schedule your

    appointment today by calling 852-6318.


    Link breath and movement at GHN

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; free with membership, drop in rate: $5
    Power Vinyasa: A powerful, energetic class designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body through flowing sequences.
    Additional information: Websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755



    Carnosine for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Study

    The UofL Health Sciences Center is seeking PAD patients between age 50-80 with and without claudication to determine whether Carnosine/Placebo supplementation for 6 months improves walking ability. The study has been approved by UofL IRB (#16.0047). Principal Investigators are Shahid Baba,PhD/Amit Dwivedi,MD.
    Additional Information: Leslie Haysley, 852-2801


    Grand Rounds

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    April 6, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Gary S. Marshall, MD, UofL Professor of Pediatrics, will present “Perspectives on Vaccine Hesitancy.” Learners will hear about the tendency for people to accept anecdotal experiences as indicative of causal relationships, develop strategies to counteract thought patterns that lead to vaccine hesitancy, and discuss maintaining high immunization rates despite pervasive anti-vaccinationism. CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499



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