Dec. 9, 2014 announcements


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    Here’s what was posted to UofL Today on Dec. 8, 2014:


    ·       PHOTOS: About 70 shoppers — the most so far — participated in the 4th Annual UofL Holiday Shopping Tour on Friday. Shoppers traveled in two coach buses to independently owned stores and restaurants where they were treated to special discounts and loads of holiday cheer. View here.

    ·       UofL planning ‘learning micro-factory’ near FirstBuild. Read more.





    The Kent School of Social Work is home to the 2-year-old Survivors of Torture Recovery Center, which has helped approximately 140 torture survivors since it opened its doors. The center provides medical and mental health as well as social services.



    Campus-Submitted Announcement List




    Campus-Submitted Announcements



    1.) Get your alumni Belk Bowl tickets/events

    Purchase 2014 Belk Bowl tickets from the UofL Alumni Association, lower and club level available. Also, register for our pregame event.

    Additional Information: for purchase and registration information.



    2.) WinterFest 2015

    The Office of First Year Initiatives and campus partners welcome our new and returning students to campus with WinterFest 2015! To make sure students don’t get caught up in the winter blues, First Year Initiatives put together a great calendar of events to get the spring semester started off right. Be sure to remind your students where they can find the WinterFest calendar and don’t forget to check it out yourself!

    Additional Information: Shelley Tewell.


    3.) Grant Writing Academy for grad students deadline extended to Dec. 15

    The deadline for the Spring 2015 Grant Writing Academy has been extended to Monday, Dec. 15. The Grant Writing Academy, sponsored by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and led by the College of Arts and Sciences Office of Research with support from the Writing Center, is a series of seven sessions designed to teach knowledge and skills in grant writing. To learn more and apply, please visit this website.

    Additional Information: Michelle Rodems, 502-852-3110.



    4.) The November President’s Report is available

    Highlights from November include UofL’s week-long tribute to military members, the hiring of our VP for strategy and general counsel, a record gift to the College of Education and Human Development and more. Click here:


    5.) Green Tip: Faculty resources for weaving sustainability into spring courses

    As you develop and revise spring syllabi, the Sustainability Council encourages faculty from all disciplines to integrate themes of environmental, social and economic stewardship into your courses, research and service learning projects. In addition to our Green Threads Faculty Workshop, we offer guest speakers, discussion guides, online learning tools, info on research grants, engaging events, and an EcoReps program offering service learning, educational videos and certification.


    6.) Pedestrian walkway, garage access to shift near museum, COB

    Nine months beginning Dec. 15

    On Dec. 15, Wilhelm Construction is scheduled to close the Museum Garage access drive from 3rd Street to the garage public entrance for nine months. The contractor will re-fence the area near the College of Business to secure the site for final demolition, utility construction, paving and landscape installation. As a result, the sidewalk along the west side of the College of Business from the Brandeis Street pedestrian way to Speed Museum’s garage entrance drive will be closed. Pedestrian access to Belknap Campus from the west using the Brandeis Street corridor will be routed through the COB courtyard. Signage and safety barriers will be in place to help redirect pedestrians.

    Additional Information: Kenneth Dietz, 852-6176.


    7.) Book club at the University Club is Wednesday

    Dec. 10, noon to 1 p.m., University Club


    Join us as we discuss “We Are Water” by Wally Lamb. After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh (wife, mother, artist) has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed, but there are mixed reactions and a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets opens! The book explores issues of class, racial violence and the nature of creativity and art.

    Additional Information: Africa Hands, 852-4974, Katherine Rucker.


    8.) Changes coming to Ekstrom Library East service desk

    Ekstrom Library will have a temporary new service desk opening January 5, 2015, through the spring semester. The new service desk is a pilot project to test “best practices” for integrating services of the current Reference, Media and Circulation desks. Directional and referral questions will be handled at the new desk. Research assistance is still available at the Reference Consult desk just inside the Reference department office.

    Additional Information: Website. Margo Smith, 852-8724.



    9.) Physiology and Biophysics

    11:45 a.m. Dec. 9 Baxter I Auditorium

    The Department of Physiology and Biophysics Seminar Series presents, “Stroke in the Diabetic Brain—treatment and caveats,” by Jieli Chen, MD, senior staff investigator, Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital.

    Additional Information: Website.


    Grand Rounds

    10.) Endocrinology

    Dec. 10, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038

    Please join us as Sathya Krishnasamy, MD, UofL associate professor, division of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes, presents: Hypoglycemia: from unreal to real, from darkness to light!”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237.



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