August 21, 2017 Announcements




    Monday, Aug. 21, 2017





    The average ACT score of UofL’s freshman class is 25.3, well above the 2016 national average of 20.8 and Kentucky average of 20.



    Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, UofL Diabetes and Obesity Center Director, has been named as a Research Exemplar by the Washington University, St. Louis, Program on Professionalism and Integrity in Research.



    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 21: More than 400 UofL students, most of them freshmen, volunteered for community service projects across Louisville as part of UofL’s Engage, Lead, Serve initiative.


    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. 21: Parents who don’t get their children vaccinated are falling victim to false concerns. That’s the word from UofL Pediatrics professor Dr. Gary Marshall. UofL psychiatrist Dr. Jesse Wright has developed an interactive computer-based program to treat depression. 
    Tuesday, Aug. 22: Overweight young workers, especially women, earn less than their co-workers in similar positions, according to research done by UofL economic professor Josh Pinkston. Tom Lawson and Jennifer Ballard-Kang from the Kent School of Social Work discuss their study of refugees with mental health issues and how many of them are willing to seek treatment.


    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: Archivist, historian and retired politician Tom Owen and filmmaker Morgan Atkinson have donated more than 50 hours of interviews with Owen to UofL Archives and discuss the project which dates back to 1990. UofL grad and Fulbright Scholar Chloe Zoeller on her adventures in Colombia.



    President’s Ice Cream Social

    August 23, 6-8 p.m., Miller Quad Area and Student Recreation Center (SRC) West Plaza; Free
    Students living on campus or off campus will enjoy having Ice Cream with the Interim President of the University Dr. Greg Postel who will be at each location for 45 minutes (Miller first).
    Additional Information: 502-403-3834


    Brothers of the Academy: Men of Color Welcome & Networking Night

    August 29, 6-7:30 p.m., Schumaker 139
    Brothers of the Academy is a Men of Color welcome and networking night to connect incoming and returning students participating in the African-American Male Initiative with faculty, staff and community partners. Food provided. RSVP online.
    Additional Information: Dom McShan, 852-0228


    Women’s Center 25th Birthday Party

    August 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Red Barn
    Join the UofL Women’s Center as we celebrate 25 years on campus with vendors, music and refreshments. Women’s Equality Day (WED) will also be celebrated.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976, website


    UofL’s Got Talent

    Beginning September 14, 4-6 p.m., University Club; $12
    We will begin opening the Pub Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-7 p.m. Each Thursday evening to showcase some of UofL’s talent. This is open to alumni, faculty and staff. Individuals judged most talented will have the opportunity to win some great prizes. We would love to begin Thursday, September 14. Watch for an announcement confirming the date in future UofL Today editions. Contact Linda Johnson via email as soon as possible if you have talent or want to recommend someone.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-6996


    Live Love Latch! Family Celebration

    August 27, 4-6 p.m., Glass Room, University of Louisville Hospital
    Join La Leche League of Louisville for a family celebration of National Breastfeeding Month. Anyone who supports breastfeeding is welcome. You do not have to have ever breastfed to come and support the cause. Free professional nursing photos, face-painting and fun activities for the kiddos, shopping booths, on-site La Leche League Leader breastfeeeding help/support, educational booths, snacks and raffle.
    Additional Information: Email


    Kentuckiana Heart Walk pep rallies scheduled 

    The 25th Annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk is quickly approaching and pep rallies will be held to provide people with more opportunities to become involved in the September 23 event: 

    • All Belknap Team Captains and Walkers: August 29, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shumaker Research Building, Room 139. RSVP via email by Aug. 25. 
    • All HSC Team Captains and Walkers: August 30 at noon at the Kornhauser Library and Commons Building, HSC Auditorium. RSVP by August 28 via email.

    Belknap Team Co-Chairs are Deans Ann Larson and David Jenkins, and HSC Co-Chairs are Deans Toni M. Ganzel and T. Gerard Bradley. To register to participate see the Kentuckiana Heart Walk webpage and sign up with a UofL Team.

    Health and Wellness

    Be your best self; take advantage of the opportunity to partner with a wellness coach

    Take advantage of the chance to partner with a Get Healthy Now wellness coach intern, who will help you work toward any health behavior change. You will meet with the coach one hour a week for eight weeks. Our interns have successfully completed a semester of intensive coach training and are closely supervised by a certified coach. This opportunity is free for employees, spouses and QAs and is available at a time and place that works for you. 

    Additional Information: Email


    Get into the Spin of Things with Evening InCycle

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Barre Basics offered by Get Healthy Now

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Barre Basics uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates. You will focus on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Make Meatless Monday a family affair

    Getting your whole family to join you for Meatless Monday is a wonderful thing, but sometimes kids aren’t eager to eat more vegetables or try with new foods. When kids pitch in making meals, they’re proud of their accomplishment and excited to eat the food they’ve helped make. Cooking together also provides a natural time for discussing the impact that food choices have on our bodies and the environment. The more educated kids are about food the more open they’ll be to healthy, food choices.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday Recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook, website, email, 852-7755



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    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, 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.