December 5, 2017 Announcements



    Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017



    Two Speech-Language Pathology graduate students in the Department of Otolaryngology received awards at 2017 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention in Los Angeles. Alexandra Birmingham received the 2017 National NSSLHA Member Honors Excellence Award and Bradley Kimbel was awarded the 2017 Graduate Student Scholarship from ASHA Foundation.



    Faculty and staff notables

    Susan Peters, CEHD associate professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, was selected as one of the 2016 outstanding reviewers for the “Journal of Research in Mathematics Education.” Additionally, she has been invited to serve as an associate editor on the editorial board of the “Statistics Education Research Journal,” a top research journal in statistics education.




    Dare to Care Food Drive underway

    Dec. 4-14, 2nd floor, Gardiner Hall
    The College of Arts & Sciences is collecting food and donations for the Dare to Care Food Bank. Drop off boxes located in the A&S Dean’s Office – Gardiner Hall.
    Additional Information: Jackie Gutterman, 852-2234


    Celebrate the season with the UofL Women’s Network

    December 7, 4-6 p.m., Alumni office, second floor of the University Club
    Reminder: The UofL Women’s Network is hosting a holiday gathering this Thursday. Light refreshments will be served. People of all gender identities are welcome to attend and learn more about the ULWN, a newly formed group committed to encouraging and promoting the personal and professional development of UofL’s women faculty and staff. RSVP for the holiday meet and greet event by 5 p.m. today (Dec. 5).
    Additional Information: RSVP via email


    HSC Walking Tour

    December 12, 10-11:15 a.m., Abell Admin Center, 1st Floor
    Take some time to become familiar with the Health Sciences Center. The tour will take about an hour and 15 minutes. Register online.
    Additional Information: Bonnie Dean, 502-550-3928


    U Club Open Dining available

    Throughout December, 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

    Shari Gater visitation and memorial

    December 6, 4-8 p.m.

    Visitation will be at Arc L Heady Funeral Home on Westport Road Wednesday, December 6 from 4-8 p.m. The funeral service will take place at the funeral home, Thursday, December 7 at 10 a.m., followed by a procession to Resthaven Cemetery where Shari will be laid to rest. Open to public. Gater was the administrative associate in the Department of Comparative Humanities.


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Dr. Kami Kim

    December 7, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Kami Kim, MD, “Host and Parasite Factors that Contribute to Cerebral Malaria Pathogenesis.” Kim is a Professor of Internal Medicine within the division of Infectious Diseases & International Medicine at the Morsani School of Medicine at the University of South Florida.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan, 852-6208

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Dr. Kami Kim

    December 5, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 124, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a Student Research Presentation by Hazel Ozuna, “Catecholamine release by neutrophils and its ability to bind Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans proteins: QseC and YgiW.” Ozuna is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Silvia Uriarte.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan, 852-6208


    Training and Workshops

    iRIS grant submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    December 8, 2-4 p.m., Room 123, Clinical Translational Research Building, HSC

    “An Introduction to Grant Submissions in iRIS” aims to provide an understanding of getting into the iRIS system and navigating through the eProposal form and Sponsor Packets. The target audience is staff and faculty who plan to seek funding through any granting agency. Training for units as a group is also available, on request.

    Additional Information: Aiyana Lyninger


    Health and Wellness

    Cassy Luckett: Get Healthy Now Wellness Center’s Member of the Month

    Congratulations to Cassy Luckett for being Get Healthy Now’s Member of the Month for December. This month’s theme is Wellness and Resiliency: keep reading to learn more about how Cassy found her ‘wellness wings’ using a unique approach to keep herself motivated.
    Additional information: Facebook, website, email, 852-7755


    Free Fitness Classes with Get Healthy Now

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd.; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Stay ahead of the holiday season by joining in one of Get Healthy Now’s 20-plus free group fitness classes. We have certified professionals that teach a variety of classes – Boot Camp, Cycling, Zumba, and much more. Visit us at the GHN Wellness Center to see which class fits best with you.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    GHN Total Body workout

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 7 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Kick-start your mornings and burn calories with a total body workout. This class will motivate you to maintain your fitness goals during the holiday season and is designed to improve cardio, flexibility, speed while strengthening and toning muscles by using a variety of equipment. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, Facebook, website, email, 852-7755



    Calling all faculty: Apply to be a part of the 2018 Green Threads cohort

    Want a $500 honorarium, course development resources, info on local sustainability issues and an interdisciplinary collegial network all designed to help you integrate themes of ecological, social and economic stewardship and resilience into your courses? The Sustainability Council invites full/part-time faculty and GTA Academy members from any discipline to apply for the 8/17/18 Green Threads workshop exploring ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum. Apply by March 14 with Chair’s approval.
    Additional Information: Website



    Green Tip: Faculty resources for weaving sustainability into spring courses

    Developing 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/tours, discussion guides, online learning tools, info on interdisciplinary research opportunities, engaging events for your syllabi, and the EcoReps program’s service learning and educational videos.
    Additional Information: Sustainability events


    Partnership for a Green City Tip 14 – Heating and Energy Efficiency

    According to the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey, about 51 percent of the gas and electric used in schools and office buildings goes to heating, ventilation and air conditioning throughout the year. Use the sun for free heat – open the curtains or shades on your south-facing and west-facing windows during winter days to bring free heat into your home. Close your window coverings when the sun goes down to keep the heat inside.
    Additional Information: Website


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    December 6, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as William R. Nunery, MD, UofL Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Director, Oculofacial Plastic & Orbital Surgery Service, presents, “Graves’ Disease: Prognosis and Avoiding Blindness.”



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