August 31, 2017 Announcements




    Thursday, Aug. 31 2017





    For the ninth consecutive year, UofL is a Sierra Club “Cool School.” The university came in at No. 51 in this year’s rankings of America’s greenest higher education institutions. UofL also continues to be the highest ranked “Cool School” in Kentucky.



    Ashley Triplett, a Library Specialist with Access and User Services in Ekstrom Library, was selected in a competitive process as an intern with Develop Louisville, a planning and land development unit within Louisville Metro government. She will examine city structures and the social, economic, and environmental sustainability issues that can develop within them. In addition, she will assist in research for developing a comprehensive plan for both the Floyd Fork and California neighborhoods. This internship will last through the fall semester.



    Nine University of Louisville faculty and staff received more than $2.5 million in grants last week. Check out their projects and awards here.




    Fire alarm testing in SAC

    On Aug. 31 from 7-8 a.m., the fire alarm in the SAC will be tested on the west side. On Friday, September 1 from 8-8:10 a.m., fire alarm testing will be taking place. During this testing, the fire alarms will sound and strobe on both the West and East sides of the SAC.


    This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    August 31, HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
    The Gray Street Farmers Market is open every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine. Some items available today include: peaches, blackberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, bell peppers, corn, squash, zucchini, honey, granola, eggs, baked and canned items, popsicles, and kettle corn. Lunch provided by: Boss Hog’s BBQ, DelectaBites & The Kentucky Taco Co. Special guests: Matt Mattingly (musician) & TR Kids Books.

    Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter


    Pancake Breakfast for American Heart Association

    September 5, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Bigelow Hall Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus
    UofL once again is participating in the American Heart Association Heart Walk.  University officials will serve breakfast in MITC Bigelow Hall on Belknap Campus to help meet our goal of raising $100,000. For a minimum donation of $5, you can enjoy pancakes, bacon, fruit, yogurt, orange juice, and coffee. You can also enter drawings for two sets of tickets to a UofL football game ($5), a Coach Bobby Petrino autographed football ($5), and UofL goody bags ($1). While reservations are not required, please help us plan by sending an email if you plan to attend. We will be accepting cash and venmo (mobile payment) at the door.


    Kentuckiana Heart Walk pep rallies scheduled

    The 25th Annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk is scheduled for Sept. 23. Pep rallies will be held to provide people with more opportunities to become involved in the event. All HSC Team Captains and Walkers will meet Aug. 31 at noon at the Abell Administration Center, Room 110. Please RSVP by Aug. 28 via email. HSC Team Co-Chairs are Deans Toni M. Ganzel and T. Gerard Bradley.
    Additional Information: Register online to participate UofL team


    Last chance: Applications due for Delphi U 2017 Fall Online

    September 11-November 5, Online; Free
    A few slots remain for Delphi U 2017 Fall Online. Work with colleagues to identify and implement best practices for online instruction, and leave Delphi U 2017 Online with a head start on creating or re-designing an online course.
    Additional information: Register online, Deb Hatfield, 852-0412


    Call for nominations: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award

    Nominations are now open for the 3rd annual Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award presented to a Speed School faculty or staff member who actively promotes inclusive excellence and contributes to and enhances the environment of Speed School while demonstrating an exceptional understanding of diversity and inclusiveness beyond his/her regular duties. Submit nominations online. Deadline is Sept. 8, 2017. Winner receives award and $500 prize.


    GRE Strategy Session/Lunch/Practice Exam

    Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ekstrom Library, W104; $20

    A Kaplan-conducted GRE strategy session, lunch, and practice exam will be held on Saturday, September 23. Registration is open to anyone interested in attending graduate school. Pre-registration and payment due: Monday, September 18. Forward check/money order (payable to Psi Chi) or cash to Psi Chi, Life Sciences, Room 317.  Please include “GRE Session”, your name and email, along with your sandwich selection for lunch: ham, roast beef, turkey, or vegetarian. Once payment is received, you will receive an email with additional registration details. Contact Madison Smith, Psi Chi Fundraising Chair or Dr. Leonard, Faculty Advisor for additional details. Event sponsored by Psi Chi: International Honor Society in Psychology.



    Insights from Steve Forbes

    September 12, 4:30 p.m., Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall, Belknap Campus; Free
    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the business and publishing icon’s insights on cronyism, capitalism, and our nation’s economy. Steve Forbes is Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, whose flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine. This event is co-sponsored by the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise and Young America’s Foundation. Free pizza for attendees.
    Additional Information: Website, email



    Green Tip: Fall Garden Workday Series starts Friday

    September 1, noon to 1 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center
    Did you know that UofL has on-campus organic gardens and a greenhouse where you can turn tiny seeds into an abundance of fresh, free, hyper-local food year-round? Staff and students are always welcome to get involved and faculty can use the gardens as a teaching tool or research space for sustainability topics. A series of group workdays and monthly workshops will be held every Friday 12-1 p.m. at the Garden Commons (Cultural Center).
    Additional Information: Campus Gardens websiteFacebookEllie Miller, 502-758-3834


    Health and Wellness

    Beginner’s yoga class

    September 6, 7:30-8:20 a.m., Abell Administration, 2nd Floor Lobby, 323 E. Chestnut St.; Free to U of L faculty, staff and students
    Beginner’s Yoga class accessible to individuals of all ages, genders, and body types. If you’ve wanted to try yoga but have been intimidated, this is your chance to learn and practice free from judgment. Yoga mats provided. Register via email. Sponsored by School of Medicine and Get Healthy Now.


    Be your best self with the help of a personal coach

    Day, time and location that works for you; free for employees, spouses and QAs
    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. To register for this service, email Paula Kommor and include name; email address; phone number, and campus location.


    Pause with OMM (One Moment of Mindfulness)

    September 1, 12-12:20 p.m., Room K 2016, Nursing School, Health Sciences Center; Free for employees, residents, students and QAs
    Revive, renew and refresh at our 20-minute drop-in meditation sessions. Attend this meditation group to reinforce your desire to practice meditation and to help you to expand your skills. You will connect with others interested in mindfulness practices and be exposed to a wide variety of meditation/mindfulness practices. All experience levels are welcome. OMM is offered every other week. Drop-in when you can. Sponsored by Being Well, Get Healthy Now, and Campus Health Promotion.
    Additional Information: Email to register or receive calendar appointments, or just drop in


    Grand Rounds

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    September 1, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Luz Fernandez, MD, Assistant Clerkship Director, UofL SOM, Dept of Family and Geriatric Medicine, will present: “Treatment of Sleep Disorders in Primary Care.” Learners will review the evidence for pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments of common sleep disorders in primary care, focusing primarily on treatment of insomnias and restless leg syndrome. CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    September 1, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Wesley R. Sharp, Financial Advisor, Member of North Star Medical Division – North Star Resource Group. Sharp will lecture on Financial Planning for the Young Physician, which will include employer contracts, benefits, state of the economy and overall market outlook.

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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