December 13, 2016 Announcements



    Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016





    At 19 years and 337 days old (as of Dec. 10), UofL Quarterback Lamar Jackson became the youngest player to ever win The Heisman Trophy. He is also the first player from Louisville to win the award in its 82-year history. 



    Art History Professor Jongwoo Jeremy Kim’s first book, “Painted Men in Britain, 1868-1918,” is now available in paperback from Routledge (2016). 




    Cardinal Tennis Camp scheduled Dec. 17-24

    Coach Rex Ecarma invites juniors aged 8 to 18 (grades 2-12) to his Winter Tennis Camp. The camps are held daily at the UofL Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players all welcome.
    Additional Information: 852-0217, email


    Grawemeyer Hall Holiday Open House

    December 16, 3-5 p.m., Grawemeyer Hall
    Dr. Neville Pinto invites you to attend a holiday open house in Grawemeyer Hall. The Cardinal Singers will perform. People can park behind the Speed School.
    Additional Information: 852-2151


    Faculty/Staff traveling abroad need employment verification letter

    If you currently hold H-1B or O-1 visa status and are traveling abroad over the winter break with the intent to apply for a visa stamp at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy, please contact University Counsel for an employment verification letter to present at your visa interview.
    Additional information: Carcyle Barrett, 852-6211


    Reminder: Blackboard will be offline beginning Friday for a scheduled upgrade

    Blackboard will be unavailable for a scheduled upgrade and cloud migration beginning Friday, December 16 at 5 p.m. through Tuesday, December 20 at 8 p.m. Those utilizing the Grade Import feature to transfer final letter grades from Grade Center to the PeopleSoft Grade Roster should do so prior to the upgrade. Grade Import will be temporarily unavailable following the upgrade, but will return with new capabilities in spring 2017. There will be no change in the way you access Blackboard.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-8833


    IESL program offering Communication in English class

    The IESL program is offering an evening class Spring 2017 semester on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., beginning January 9. The class is designed to help non-native speakers of English (high-intermediate to advanced proficiency) become more effective communicators in academic, professional and social situations. Class instruction focuses on conversational fluency and the acquisition of linguistic strategies needed in professional interactions.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-5901



    Microbiology and Immunology seminar

    December 13, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents “Quantitative analysis of the spatial organization of the gut microbiota,” by Kerwyn C. “KC” Huang, PhD, Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Microbiology & Immunology, Director, Biophysics Program, Stanford University.
    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Training/Workshops/Continuing Education

    CE course: Interdisciplinary Care of the Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    January 28, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rudd Heart & Lung Conference Center top floor, 201 Abraham Flexner Way; Free
    Care of individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease) requires coordination of care from a variety of health care providers. UofL and KentuckyOne Health have designed a continuing education course to educate nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists on the range of therapeutic services and assistive devices for ALS patients.
    Additional Information: Register online

    8 CME: Radiological Training for Hospital Faculty

    January 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., CTR room 123; Free
    Course is targeted for all medical care providers who may be responsible for managing or treating a patient that has been exposed to radiation or contaminated with radioactive material. Physicians can receive 8 CME’s and nurses can receive 8 CEU’s for attending. Register online.
    Additional Information: Sarah Hughes, 852-6146, website



    Apply to teach in the TILL classroom next semester

    Faculty can now apply online to bring their course to the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL) Classroom next semester. In this technology-enabled active learning space, students enjoy utilizing their own devices to collaborate on projects. To maximize the benefits of this unique opportunity, a commitment of three or four sessions is required.
    Additional Information: Apply online

    Health and Wellness

    Take 20: Merry Fitness and Happy New You

    Dec. 16, 12:30-12:50 p.m.; Room 122, Humanities Bldg., Belknap Campus; Free for UofL Employees
    Don’t let the holiday feasts and the cold weather keep you from achieving your fitness and wellness goals during this winter season. Join us for an energizing and stress relieving 20-minute workout session that may be performed in the comfort of your office or home. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Take a moment of mindfulness at Get Healthy Now

    Tuesdays, 5:30-5:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for UofL employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA
    Participate in Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present. Come and “drop in” for a free evening session. No preregistration required.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    December 15, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium
    Brittany Chapman, MD, will present “Sleep Apnea and the Neurosciences” on December 15 at 8 a.m. in the Baxter Building Auditorium. More information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online.


    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    December 14, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Stephen J. Winters, MD, UofL Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in Males.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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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.