August 23, 2017 Announcements




    Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017





    UofL’s Sustainability Council and the Louisville Water Company are collaborating to educate students, faculty and staff on the value of getting #backtothetap with events, guest lectures, and informative signs above water filling station around campus. For example, consuming the recommended eight glasses of water a day from the tap costs around 50 cents a year, compared to $1,500 for buying bottled water. 



    John Hale, director of Liberal Studies, is the first speaker in a new three-part series from the Louisville Free Public Library and Kentucky Opera. His presentation, Aug. 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Main Library (301 York St.) will focus on Richard Strauss’ opera, Ariadne auf Naxos. His illustrated lecture explores how ancient myths, mod¬ern archaeology, and musical inspiration worked together to create one of the 20th century’s enduring masterpieces.



    The University of Louisville received five grants last week totaling more than $300,000. See who received the awards along with their projects here.




    Surplus Warehouse Public Auction

    The Surplus Warehouse, 1901 S. Floyd St. on Belknap Campus, will hold a public auction on Saturday, September 9. The doors will open at 8 a.m. with the sale starting at 9:30 a.m. The warehouse will be open for preview on September 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The list of auction items is available on the Surplus website  under “Auction List.”

    Additional Information: Lisa Ennis, 852-2986, Surplus website


    UofL Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing

    Do you know an outstanding nurse from Kentucky or Southern Indiana? Nominate registered nurses for the fourth-annual UofL Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing. Nominations can be made online and the deadline is Sept. 7


    UofL’s Got Talent launching in September

    Beginning September 14, 4-6 p.m., University Club; Free
    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


    Training and Workshops

    Training for Panopto, UofL’s new lecture capture system

    UofL has selected a new lecture capture partner to replace Tegrity. Panopto allows you to create, edit and import video or lecture capture for your course. You can also embed video in Blackboard, live stream or capture video with mobile devices. Panopto is currently available for all users with a Ulink account. Learn the ins and outs of Panopto during a virtual training session (offered using Blackboard Collaborate), available online.
    Additional Information: WebsiteBlackboard Support, 852-8833


    CPR training available 

    Paris Simulation Center, HSC B, Room 307, 500 S. Preston, 40202; $40
    CPR Training (American Heart Association) is available Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219; Kevin Martin, 852-3384



    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series

    August 24, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series present Dr. Lee Ann Allen, “Manipulation of human neutrophil function and lifespan by Francisella tularensis.” Dr. Allen is from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan, 852-6208


    34th Annual ‘William J. Mansfield Alumni Day’

    September 29, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kornhauser Health Sciences Library – Auditorium
    The School of Dentistry’s Continuing Education & Alumni Affairs Department would like to invite all dental professionals to an exciting lecture on ‘Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Worn Dentition’ presented by John C. Cranham, DDS, PC.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: MR Indexing of Cardiac Biomechanics-Strain and Strain-Rates

    Aug. 24, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139

    Dr. Garth Beache, associate professor of Radiology at UofL’s School of Medicine, will discuss the intrinsic heart wall contractile function and the model of the heart as a basis for a framework for applications such as deep learning models. 

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford 


    Health and Wellness

    Get your body in motion with Nia

    Tuesdays, 6:40-7:40 p.m.; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Get moving with GHN’s Nia class to help you find health through movement. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: the base, the core, and upper extremities.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Mix Pilates and yoga with PiYo

    Mondays, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. If you’re looking for a workout without jumping or high impact cardio to help lose weight, find out what the Piyo craze is all about.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Evening Indoor Cycling Classes at GHN

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Join Get Healthy Now’s InCycle evening class and 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


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    August 24, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center welcomes Dr. Michal Hetman, Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology Endowed Professor of Molecular Signaling, who will present “Neuropathogenic viruses and the nucleolus – a fatal attraction?”
    Additional Information: 512-484-2956



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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.