December 7, 2017 Announcements



    Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017



    The Red Barn used to serve as a metal fabrication and welding shop for the Caldwell Tank Company, but the property was acquired by UofL through urban renewal in 1969 and the structure was scheduled for eventual destruction. However, its 5,000 square feet of floor space enticed a group of students who begged for a small amount of money from the university and turned the building into a concert hall, dance hall and movie theater. A “Save the Red Barn” fundraiser was held a couple of years later, which included a $500,000 renovation that added a new stage, lighting and sound equipment.



    Faculty and staff notables

    Dr. Joseph D’Ambrosio and Megan Sherwood, from the UofL Institute of Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging, appeared on the KIPDA Radio Show last week to provide information about the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency’s Needs Assessment, a research study which aims to identify and analyze social service gaps, supports, and needs for aging populations for KIPDA’s member counties.




    After Hours at the Speed

    December 15, 5 12 a.m.,  Speed Art Museum; Free to UofL students
    Evening hours are back at the Speed. On the Third Friday of every month, the Museum comes alive with an eclectic mix of music, performances, cash bar and food available by Wiltshire at the Speed, and art. This month we’re open even later, with a special Late Night After Hours from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. with DJ Ankur Gopal, founder and CEO of Interapt.
    Additional Information: Website


    A Community Needs Assessment conducted by UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging

    Available now through January
    Older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities living in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer or Trimble county, are invited to participate in a Community Needs Assessment. This research study allows your voice to be heard in planning future social services that will be available from KIPDA in your community. Share your opinion by completing a Community Needs Survey online or calling 502-852-8953. Sponsored by the KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living.
    Additional Information: Anna C. Faul, 852-1981, Joseph G. D’Ambrosio, 852-7811


    Get Healthy Now to host book signing with Tom Owen and Sherri Pawson

    December 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center
    Just in time for the holidays, Tom Owen and Sherri Pawson, will release their book, “University of Louisville Belknap Campus: The Campus History Series.” A limited number of copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event – hosted at the GHN Wellness Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 14 5-6:30 p.m. Credit (preferred), cash, or checks accepted by UofL Bookstore who will be on-site to support purchase process.


    OnBase offline this weekend

    Information Technology will upgrade the OnBase system this weekend. Please note this maintenance is outside of our regular PM window and OnBase will be unavailable from Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 11 at 8 a.m. This upgrade will include all document management applications, workflows and scanning.
    Additional Information: 852-7997, website


    Join Darrell Griffith, GHN team and others at the wellness center holiday open house

    December 13th, 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free, Open to all UofL Employees & GHN Wellness Center Members

    Bring your UofL memorabilia for a special autograph session with Darrell Griffith from noon to 1 p.m. Move through InCycle, Tai Chi, yoga, Barre Basics, Zumba, Salsa. Refuel with meatless options.  Soothe your soul with chair massage.


    Hepatitis A Vaccine fully covered under UofL Health Plan

    The Kentucky Department of Public Health has recently announced an acute outbreak of Hepatitis A in Kentucky, including Jefferson County. In light of this, the university health plan now offers the Hepatitis A vaccine as a fully covered benefit to protect your health. Additional Information: Website



    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

    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series

    December 7, 12-1 p.m., CTRB 124

    Michael Merchant, PhD, is presenting a seminar in the
    Environmental Health Science Series titled, “Sexual dimorphism and kidneys: proteo-phenotyping response to dietary Cd and/or high fat.”
    Additional Information: Aaron Howell, 852-8147


    Garden Commons Garlic Planting Friday

    December 8, noon to 1 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center, Belknap Campus; Free
    Meet us at UofL’s organic garden for our final fall workday, as we plant garlic for spring harvest. No prior experience necessary. On Friday, we’ll also invite volunteers to share with us what you would like to explore in the garden next year. You may also share your thoughts with us on Facebook. The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members. All can share in the harvest. Spring workdays begin Friday, Jan. 12.
    Additional Information: Facebook, website, Avalon Gupta-Verwiebe


    Health and Wellness

    Kick start your fitness goals with Get Healthy Now’s Cardio Kick & Sculpt

    Fridays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Kickstart your holiday season with Cardio Kick & Sculpt class. Join GHN for an action-packed workout that improves strength, muscle tone, endurance, and help you stick to your fitness goals and includes interval training exercises that will have you shredding calories. All moves are modified based on fitness level.
    Additional information: Facebook, website, email


    Build your core with GHN’s Ab Lab

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    It’s time to get your abs toned and stronger for the upcoming holiday season with Get Healthy Now’s Ab Lab. This class will help you develop a toned physique and will help improve total ab strength with various ab exercises in just 20 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, Facebook, website, email, 852-7755


    Spice up your workout with Get Healthy Now’s Zumba

    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., GHN Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this dance-fitness party. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    December 8, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital Auditorium
    Join us for the 20th Annual Dr. Elliott Podoll Adolescent Medicine Lectureship featuring Hatim A. Omar, MD. Omar is professor of pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology and chief of the division of adolescent medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He will present, “Youth Suicide Prevention: Everybody’s Business.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    December 8, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium

    Join us in welcoming Jon Carlson, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville. Carlson will lecture on “Residents and Faculty as Teachers – Highlights from the AAOS Educators Course.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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