December 4, 2017 Announcements



    Monday, Dec. 4, 2017



    UofL is featured in the 2017 Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges. The eighth annual guide was released in September and profiles colleges with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability. It chooses colleges based on a “Green Rating” score from 60 to 99. UofL’s “Green Rating” was 93.



    Faculty and staff notables

    Brandeis Law librarian Scott Campbell has published a compilation of Louis D. Brandeis quotations. “The Quotable Brandeis” is now available from Carolina Academic Press and includes more than 500 quotes from the Supreme Court justice, organized by category, as well as an index and sources.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively. Segments can be found on YouTube.

    Monday, Dec. 4: UofL medical school students are being trained in dealing with mass casualty situations like a mass shooting or terrorist bombing. It’s part of a new, first-of-its-kind certificate program being offered at UofL.


    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:
    Monday, Dec. 4: Craig McClain discusses Alcohol Center research and gut microbiota research. Lissa McCracken is head of Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center at UofL, which helps businesses cut energy costs. 
    Tuesday, Dec. 5: Dr. Martin Huecker talks about opioid crisis, Fetanyl abuse. Can a mother-daughter relationship affect the health of both? Celeste Shawler has done the research. Zach Golding and Ian Kirk are members of the Ville‘ns, a new student group supporting athletics.


    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: UofL interim President Dr. Greg Postel and interim Athletics Director Vince Tyra discuss issues facing UofL as well as the some of the positive things happened on campus and in athletics.



    Notice for H-1B and O-1 Visa Holders

    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


    Online Info Session: Master’s in Human Resources & Organization Development

    December 4, online
    Human resource leadership and strategic organization development are highly sought-after skills in the market. Join us to learn how this program can help you make a difference in your career. Meet faculty and staff who provide support throughout the program; discover how specific learning outcomes will apply to your real-world job; connect with others who have similar educational goals or challenges.
    Additional Information: Email, register online

    U Club Open Dining available

    December 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., University Club; $7.95 to $13.95
    Just in time for the holidays, enjoy dining at the U Club as well as some festive events. Bring your staff to help celebrate the season.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website

    U Club Holiday Party

    December 7, 5:30-9 p.m., University Club; $29.95
    Mark your calendar for December 7 to attend our Members Holiday Party. Accomplished Jazz, Blues, R&B and Country Vocalist Karan Chavis will entertain. If you have not planned a party for your staff, take advantage of this opportunity to bring them for great music, dining and dancing. Reservations required.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website


    Minority Teacher Recruitment Project Graduation Celebration

    December 7, 4:30-6 p.m., George J. Howe Red Barn
    Join us in celebrating the MTRP Class of 2017 December graduates. MTRP students are future teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Join us in celebrating them as they prepare for the next phase of their lives in the field of education. Please RSVP to Sherry Durham via email.
    Additional Information: Sherry Durham, 852-7384


    Social Justice Consortium: 2018 Call for Proposals Available

    December 18
    UofL’s Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research has released its 2018 Call for Proposals. Grants will be awarded to transdisciplinary teams (that include faculty, students, and community partners) whose projects align with the Consortium’s social justice mission. Applications are due Monday, December 18.
    Additional Information: Cassia Herron, website



    UofL Kentucky Author Forum presents Masha Gessen, ‘The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia’

    Tuesday, December 19, 6 p.m., interview; 7 p.m., Q&A with audience, The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist, LGBT activist, and biographer of Vladimir Putin. Now she details how, in the space of a generation, Russia has surrendered to a new strain of autocracy. Interviewer is Clarissa Ward, Senior International Correspondent, CNN. A set number of $5 discount interview tickets are available to UofL students, faculty and staff (UofL photo ID required) at The Kentucky Center Box Office or drive-thru, 501 W. Main St., 502-584-7777. Tickets include Brown-Forman wine and cheese with a Carmichael’s book sale in the lobby beginning at 5 p.m.

    2018 Pediatric Care Symposium

    Feb. 16, Louisville Marriott East
    Join us for the 2018 ‘Just for Kids’ Pediatric Care Symposium, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at the Louisville Marriott East.  This program will provide a clinical update on the management of pediatric patients. Topics will provide pediatric updates on cardiology, childhood cancers, psychiatry, endocrinology, child trafficking, neurology and more. The keynote speaker is American Academy of Pediatrics president-elect, Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP. Kraft will begin her one-year term as president on Jan. 1, 2018.

    Additional Information: Website 


    Meet the Professor: Cheri Levinson, ‘Using Technology to Develop Novel Treatments for Eating Disorders’

    Dec. 7, noon, University Club; $15/person, $10/students
    The Liberal Studies presents monthly lunch & lecture series “Meet the Professor.” Eating disorders are the deadliest of any mental illness. Although the stereotype is a teen girl, “the reality is that eating disorders affect all ages, ethnicities and gender… and plays into why people don’t get help,” says Dr. Cheri Levinson of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the new EAT (Eating Anxiety Treatment) Lab and Clinic. She will discuss her research on new interventions to treat eating disorders. RSVP is required.
    Additional Information: 852-2247, email


    Oral Biology 605

    December 8, 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dental School, Room 119
    “Fas pathway as a therapeutic target for the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes,” by Haval Shirwan, PhD, Dr. Michael and Joan Hamilton Endowed Chair in Autoimmune Disease,
    professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UofL.
    Additional Information: Email


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now inclement weather policy

    During the course of the year, the University of Louisville may decide to close campus or operate on a delayed schedule in cases of inclement weather. When UofL offices are closed, the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center will be closed as well. Regular hours of operation will begin when the closure is lifted.
    Additional information: PolicyGHN Holiday Schedule, Facebook, website, email, 852-7755


    The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

    The GHN Wellness Center will be closed on December 21 and 22 for Deep Cleaning, and December 23– 25 for the holiday observance.  We will be open on Tuesday, December 26-30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The GHN Wellness Center will be closed on Friday, December 31– January 1 for the holiday observance. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, January 2, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Additional information: GHN Holiday Schedule, Facebook, websitemail, 852-7755


    Treat your guest to a workout with GHN

    Are you having family and friends over for the holiday season and not sure what to do during down time? Visit us at the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center to see what we have to offer. Purchase a guest pass for $5/day or $20/week. Treat your guests (ages 18+) with a guest pass to our fitness facility to help jump-start your holiday festivities. Call the GHN Wellness Center at 852-7755 to purchase your guest pass.
    Additional information: GHN Holiday Schedule, Facebook, website


    Take 20 and kick start your wellness journey

    Addressing specific behaviors, through education, is a great step in preventing potential disease, while ensuring a high quality of life. Get Healthy Now’s Take 20 program is seeking partnership with departments across UofL to help bring awareness to their work place through various health, nutrition, and fitness topics.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755



    Participants for Prayer Study wanted

    Researchers at the University of Louisville and Penn State are looking for participants to complete a 45-minute survey on their private prayer behaviors and beliefs. Questions or concerns about the study can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black via email. The study has been approved by the IRBs at the University of Louisville (IRB # 16.1255) and Penn State. The survey is online.
    Additional Information: Patrick Pössel, 852-0623



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