February 19, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, February 19, 2018



    UofL’s College of Business has a program that helps Kentucky’s military veterans find business opportunities. The combined program, Launchit and VetStart, has graduated and helped dozens of veterans become entrepreneurs. It includes a 10-week course that meets once a week and allows veterans to meet with successful entrepreneurs and coaches to refine their business goals. 



    Dr. Maureen McCall, a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been selected as one of the women featured in the Women in Eye and Vision Research’s social media campaign to highlight women who have made significant contributions to the field of eye and vision research. McCall is being recognized for her role as a pioneer in the use of mini-swine models for studying blinding retinal diseases. The campaign will take place on the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the ARVO Foundation’s social media channels from March 5-8 and will coincide with International Women’s Day. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #IWD2018 and #ARVOwomen.


    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. UofL’s Mark Hebert has a story about UofL and talks with Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners about campus events. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
    Monday, Feb. 19: Students from the UofL School of Dentistry gave free check-ups to hundreds of JCPS elementary school students, several of whom had never been to a dentist.  

    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’s schedule:
    Monday, Feb. 19: Dr. Olivia Mittel and Carrie Bohnert discuss the UofL School of Medicine’s training students to detect human trafficking victims.Rob Friedland on the latest Alzheimer’s research and CTE in football players. JazzFest with Mike Tracy and Gabe Evens from the School of Music
    Tuesday, Feb. 20: A dozen students and faculty from the Sports Administration program went to the Super Bowl to be part of the NFL’s Green Team. Megan Shreffler, Gin Presley and Monica McConaughey discuss the trip. Dr. Dan Conklin from the Diabetes and Obesity Center talks about research and dangers or e-cigarettes


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): 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. Watch the Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel.
    This week: UofL has received a half million dollar grant from the NSA to train students and police agencies how to deal with cybersecurity issues. Adel Elmaghraby, Michael Losavio and Adrian Lauf discuss. Barbara Polivka and Ander Flynn did a study on how many hospital nurses are using their smartphones for work and how they are using them.


    Louisville Water Co.’s work in front of Ernst Hall will take place Feb. 24 weekend

    During the weekend of Feb. 24-25, the Louisville Water Co. will be making the new-tie in for the 12-inch water main in front of Ernst Hall. This outage is going to affect all the buildings at Speed School (all buildings south of Eastern Parkway). The tentative “water outage” time is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24 through midday Sunday. After the outage, an 18-hour “boil water advisory” will be in effect for drinking water only. Toilets and hand washing sinks will be available during the boil water advisory. More details will be shared once they are finalized.


    raiseRED needs food donations

    raiseRED, the 18-hour dance marathon Feb. 23-24, is looking to faculty and staff to help them round up some snack items for the dancers and families.A sponsor backed out last minute and the event is now in need of snacks such as granola bars, chips, packaged baked goods and more. We are asking that the faculty and staff of UofL bring in snack items to help us feed our dancers and keep them fundraising at the event. If you are able to help, please email operations to discuss where they can be dropped off. raiseRED volunteers can also pick them up. Cash will be accepted. A table will be set up Thursday from 5-8 p.m. in the SAC for donation drop offs as well.


    Cap and Gown Ordering for May 2018 Commencement

    The ordering website is open for faculty and students to place an order for academic apparel for the May 2018 Commencement Ceremonies. The deadline to order apparel is Saturday, March 31 at midnight. Graduation participants should visit the commencement website for information on the ceremony and to place a cap and gown order. 
    Additional Information: Email


    Call for volunteers: 12th Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival

    March 3, 9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Ekstrom Library and the Brandeis School of Law
    We are in need of volunteer greeters, room monitors, and other duties for the Kentucky Women’s Book Festival hosted by the UofL Women’s Center and the University Libraries. Those interested in volunteering should contact Latisha Reynolds via email or 852-8742.
    Additional Information: Website


    UofL medical students, faculty and staff to shave heads today for raiseRED

    Medical students, faculty and staff with the University of Louisville School of Medicine will be getting their heads shaved on Feb. 19 to benefit RaiseRED, a UofL student effort to help fight pediatric cancer. Students have been raising funds individually in advance of Monday’s “RaiseRED’s Shaved Heads” event, which will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in the UofL Health Sciences Center Auditorium, 500 S. Preston St. Last year, $4,000 was raised at the first RaiseRED’s Shaved Heads event, where 12 students shaved their head, with several others donating their hair for wigs for cancer patients.  Donations for RaiseRED’s Shaved Heads can be made on the event page here or by attending Monday’s event. Members of the public who would like to attend or participate are encouraged to email to ensure enough barbers.


    Multicultural Association of Graduate Student (MAGS) presents: CAREER-ish

    February 27, 12 p.m., Cultural Center; Free
    Unsure about your career plans after graduation? Interested in Post-Doc opportunities? Seeking alternative-career tracks? Come learn about the spectrum of possibilities as a graduate student.  Free food will be provided. RSVP online.
    Additional Information: Jarrod Druery


    Registration closes Feb. 23 for the GSRRC

    Register now to attend the Graduate Student Regional Research Conference (GSRRC) at UofL happening March 2-3. Registration is free, but required for breakfast/lunch and otherwise encouraged so we can provide name badges and welcome gifts. Come see more than 150 graduate student oral talks and poster presentations, along with the 3-minute thesis competition. Featuring keynote Dr. Rebecca Heiss, TEDx speaker, on March 2.
    Additional Information: Conference websiteregistration link


    Nominate an older adult living life to the fullest for the 2018 Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging

    April 15
    Do you know someone 85 years or older who is an outstanding example of what it means to age well? Nominate them for the Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging, an award given by the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging. This award recognizes adults of 85 years or older and who are outstanding models of optimal aging in the following four categories: physical, social, spiritual and creative. Nominations are due April 15 and can be made online


    Social Justice Consortium releases call for applications for 2018 PhD Research Fellow

    February 27, Room 317, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research invites PhD students to apply for its 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship. The Research Fellow will work in close consultation with the Research Manager, faculty researchers, and other student research fellows. The fellow will support various transdisciplinary social justice research teams that include representatives from a wide array of academic disciplines and community partners. Applications are due February 27 and are available online
    Additional Information: Cassia Herron, 852-2371


    International Mother Language Day Celebration

    February 21, 12-2 p.m., University Writing Center, Ekstrom Library 132
    The University Writing Center is holding its annual celebration of United Nations International Mother Language Day. Join us for readings, presentations and conversation as we join countries worldwide in recognizing cultural and linguistic diversity and multilingualism. All students, faculty and staff are invited to share their languages and dialects. Light refreshments will be provided.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2173



    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Dr. John Leong

    February 22, 12-1 p.m.,  Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. John Leong, MD, PhD, “Age-associated, pneumolysin-mediated inflammatory damage during pneumococcal lung infection.” Leong is Chair of Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Edith Rieva and Hyman S. Trilling Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology with Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University School of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan


    Workshops and Training

    Social Justice Consortium hosts workshop on trauma-informed research methods

    February 22, 12:30-2 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research is hosting a workshop featuring faculty and student research fellows. The facilitators include experts from across disciplines on trauma-informed research methods, primarily in education-based settings. More information about the panelists and the research projects is available online
    Additional Information: Calendar eventCassia Herron, 852-2371


    Special Health Sciences drop-in sessions for grant and manuscript writing help

    February 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clinical & Translational Research Building, Room 123
    Are you writing a grant/manuscript and need feedback or advice? Stop by for special drop-in sessions—no appointment needed. These sessions are targeted to students, post-docs, research staff, and faculty in the sciences that are submitting a grant or manuscript and want help with their writing.
    Additional Information: 852-2173, email

    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training available

    February 21, 9-10:30 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC
    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online
    Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558


    Workshop on Health Science Campus: ADF, IRB, eProposal

    February 21, 9-11 a.m., Room 4007, School of Nursing K-Wing Instructional Computer Lab, HSC
    iRIS Specialists are available for assistance with eProposals, Institutional Review Board forms, and Attestation and Disclosure Forms in the iRIS system. Individuals seeking assistance in iRIS are encouraged to stop by anytime during this time period for one-on-one instruction. Additional workshops on HSC and Belknap are posted online. If interested, please RVSP online. Drop-ins welcome without RSVP.
    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715


    Safe Zone Ally Training for faculty and staff

    March 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Room 103A, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.; free
    Join the LGBT Center for Safe Zone Ally training. During the 2-hour session, participants will hear from LGBT students, learn about issues that impact LGBT people, and reflect on what actions you can take to help improve the lives of LGBT people. Each participant will receive a training packet with resources, as well as an official Safe Zone Ally sticker to display in their workspace. All participants must register via the Human Resources webpage.
    Additional Information: Emailregister online


    Health and Wellness

    A second opportunity to meet and line dance with Louis Van Amstel from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

    April 14, 6-7 p.m., Studio A, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd.; $10 if you register by March 31
    Get the chance to meet and dance with Louis Van Amstel, from “Dancing with the Stars.” LaBlast Line Dance includes Disco, Foxtrot, Samba, Paso Doble and more get you moving. All dances are partner-free and can be done anywhere.
    Additional Information: Register online


    You’re never too young to lower your cholesterol, start with Meatless Monday

    High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Start your day with exercise and a heart-healthy recipe. Meatless Monday is a good place to start.
    Additional information: RecipesFacebookwebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Check out Top Guns class at Get Healthy Now

    Tuesdays 6:30-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    Sculpted arms never go out of style; tone and tighten your arm and shoulder muscles to promote upper body health in Top Guns.
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755




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