August 14, 2017 Announcements



    Monday, Aug. 14, 2017





    More than 100 incoming first-year law students at the Brandeis School of Law kicked off their school year with a day of community service last week. Several organizations were beneficiaries of their work, including Dare to Care Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and Kentucky Refugee Ministries. 



    Dedra Hayden, MSN, APRN-BC, assistant professor, University of Louisville School of Nursing, will lead the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center (KRHSC) as its new director.



    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, August 14: 66 undergraduate students from UofL and other universities spent the summer being mentored and doing research with UofL faculty. They showed off their research projects before heading back to school.

    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:

    Monday, Aug. 14: Pediatrician Dr. Heather Felton from ULP discusses the latest news about kids’ health. Patrick Possel and Shelby Burton from College of Education and Human Development discuss their research on adults’ and teachers’ impact on depressive symptoms in teenagers.

    Tuesday, Aug. 15: Do school resource officers in schools cut down crime, keep schools safer and provide mentoring for students? Ben Fisher in the department of Criminal Justice discusses. Kent School of Social Work grad assistant Matt Walton has been studying the impact of Casey’s Law which allows the involuntary commitment of people into drug or alcohol rehab.

    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., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel.

    This week: People are sharing their health records and data with DNA/ancestry companies and citizen researchers at an alarming rate. Mark Rothstein is studying ways to protect that data. UofL astrophysics teacher John Kielkopf and UofL grad and Smithsonian astronomer Karen Collins discuss discovery of a new exoplanet, UofL work in astronomy and the upcoming solar eclipse


    Change coming to UpToDate access

    Effective Monday, September 4, Kornhauser will no longer be able to offer access to UpToDate. We will continue to provide access to point of care tools such as DynaMedPlus, Essential Evidence Plus, and First Consult. We understand that this is a significant transition. Kornhauser Librarians are here to help and are willing to provide training sessions. If you have any further comments or questions, please direct them to our comment form online.


    Staff Senate to hold listening forums

    The Staff Senate will hold two open listening forums this week to hear questions, concerns, and any items for clarification. They are:

    • August 15, 12-1 p.m., Belknap Campus in Humanities 100
    • August 17, 12-1 p.m., HSC Campus in Abell 109

    Additional Information: Emailwebsite

    Critical thinking digital resources at your fingertips

    As instructors prepare for the fall semester to begin, we encourage them to check out the new online i2a Digital Resource Guide. It brings together an array of existing and new practical critical thinking tools in one online location, including critical thinking modules, course and assignment design resources, classroom posters, support for CUE courses, and information about the critical thinking comic books designed by UofL students.

    Additional Information: Digital Resource Guide, Website 


    Ambassador Opportunity: Raise Some L

    October 11
    The Card Nation will unite for Raise Some L, UofL’s annual day of giving. This is a Cardinal call to action to students, alumni, faculty, & staff to make a gift and spread the word about UofL’s impact. Become an ambassador to help support your respective area on campus. Sign up today at

    Additional Information: Email


    Research Integrity Program

    Follow us on Facebook. The first 20 people to like our page will receive a gift from our office.

    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, Website 


    The New Jim Crow book study

    August 22, 12:15 p.m., TBA; Free (Books provided)

    The VP Office for Diversity Education and Inclusive Excellence is hosting a study of Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. This group will meet monthly, with the first meeting dedicated to community building and an overview of the curriculum. Space is limited. To register, please email us at

    Additional Information: Email, 852-2252


    Conflict of Interest policy reminder: research and sponsored projects

    Adding participants to sponsored projects? Remember their disclosure requirement. Any individual receiving any portion of their compensation through an externally funded project and any individual participating in research under the auspices of UofL, regardless of compensation, must complete their annual Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF). This includes UofL students, faculty, and staff, and also visiting students and visiting scholars. Verify ADF completion at

    Additional Information: email, website 


    Weight Watchers open house

    August 14,11:00 a.m., Health Sciences Center, Ambulatory Care Building, Department of Surgery, 2nd Floor, Hagan Library; Free

    If you want to lose weight and feel great, come find out about a new Weight Watchers at Work session starting in October. Join an already established group of your co-workers that are enjoying losing weight, sharing ideas, and learning how to live a healthier life.

    Additional Information: Larsandra Linton, 852-6768.


    Arts and Entertainment

    Art in the Park Picnic

    September 10, 12 to 5 p.m., Speed Art Museum; Free

    Save the date for the 4th Annual Art in the Park Picnic, hosted by the Speed Museum pARTnership. This free family event features games and activities in the Art Park, live music by Appalatin, Music Together interactive program by Shine Studio, tennis games by the US Tennis Association, art making, balloon making by John the Balloon Guy, face painting by Amy Parks from Kid Canvas and food trucks and Wiltshire at the Speed.

    Additional Information: Website 


    Training and Workshops

    PLAN to host workshop for graduate students on what GTAs need to know about Blackboard

    August 17, 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Ekstrom Library, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning Lab; Free

    In “What GTAs Need to Know About Blackboard” students will learn the essential functions of Blackboard. The 90-minute course will cover basic functionality such as login, navigation, and document uploads and will also cover the Control Panel, in particular the basics of Blackboard’s Grade Center. This is a must for any GTA who will be grading and/or teaching using Blackboard. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information at the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: Michelle Rodems, 852-3110, websitecalendar event


    PLAN offers workshop for graduate students on how to use Blackbord GradeCenter

    August 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, 2nd Floor Ekstrom Library; Free

    In this workshop, participants will learn more about an incredibly useful and underutilized part of Blackboard – Grade Center! Blackboard’s Grade Center is a dynamic and interactive tool that allows you to record data, calculate grades, and monitor progress. This hands-on session will introduce you to advanced features of Blackboard Grade Center that will make your life easier. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: Michelle Rodems, 852-3110, website, calendar event 


    Plan offers workshop for graduate students on what they need to know to get started teaching

    August 18, 9am-1pm, Room 105, Houchens Building; Free

    Are you a graduate teaching assistant who will be leading a class for the first time this fall? Come to this practical workshop that will review the basics of getting started in your teaching career as a graduate teaching assistant. This workshop will help you think through your checklist of “to dos,” active learning, classroom assessment, and working towards goals of your class. Feel free to bring your laptop or any technology tools. Register and find more information on the PLAN website.

    Additional  Information: Michelle Rodems, 852-3110, website, calendar event 


    Health and Wellness

    Mindfulness without the Woo Woo

    Four Tuesdays: Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3, 4:15 p.m., Conference Room 116 , Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, Belknap Campus; Free for employees, spouses and qualifying adults

    Would you like to sleep better and reduce your stress? Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation in four weeks. This evidence-based KORU workshop is for beginners and those already practicing. It is sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well program and Get Healthy Now.

    Additional Information: Email to register


    Spice up your workout with Get Healthy Now’s Zumba

    TMondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this dance-fitness party. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Try a new twist on eggplant this Meatless Monday

    Hearty and versatile, eggplant complements a huge variety of spices and blends perfectly into a number of classic, multicultural recipes. We’ve collected eggplant recipes help get you started exploring all the culinary possibilities this meatless staple has to offer. Get them now while they’re in season to enjoy their sun-ripened flavor at the peak of freshness.

    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipesFacebook, website, email, 852-7755


    Join Get Healthy Now for Lunchtime Yoga or Barre Basics

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Use your lunch break to relax and de-stress from the hustle and bustle of work with Lunchtime Yoga or Barre Basics. for those who are new to yoga or barre. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755



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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, 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.