February 2, 2017 Announcements


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    The Survivors of Torture Recovery Center, federally-funded through the Kent School of Social Work, has served 250 refugee survivors of torture from around the world and is the only torture treatment center in the mid-south region of the United States. More information is available via email.  



    Art History Professor Jongwoo Jeremy Kim’s has published his second book, a co-edited anthology called “Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry: Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture, is now released from Routledge (2017).” In particular, Kim treats Robert Gober’s beeswax sculptures from the 1980s and 1990s in relation to contemporary notions of queer temporality.




    Save the Date for 5th Annual Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference

    May 19, Founders Union, Shelby Campus; $99

    The 5th annual UofL Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference will be held Friday, May 19, 2017. Focused on developing leadership skills, imagine is the 2017 conference theme. Enjoy local and national leaders at this exciting conference. Half price scholarships will be available.


    Go Red for Women

    February 3, 12:30-2 p.m., Cultural Center

    The UofL Women’s Center is partnering with the Black Student Nurses Association (BSNA) to sponsor its annual Wear Red Event in honor of the American Heart Association Go Red Day. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Stop in the Cultural Center multipurpose room and receive free blood pressure and blood sugar readings, love your heart buttons, informational material plus heart healthy treats and more. Wear red and show your support.

    Additional Information: 852-8976, website


    Free tickets available for faculty and staff appreciation day at men’s basketball game

    February 18; Ticket pick-up available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; 2126 S Floyd Street (near ULPD and University Parking offices)

    Join Commonwealth Credit Union at the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 18 as UofL faces off against Virginia Tech. Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and include admission to a pre-game hospitality area for food, appreciation gifts and a chance to win a $500 gift card. Stop by Commonwealth CU’s UofL branch to get your complimentary men’s basketball game tickets. Limit two tickets per employee.

    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775, website


    Commonwealth Credit Union members could win a $500 gift card

    Now through Mar. 31; branch hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 2126 S Floyd Street (near ULPD and University Parking offices)

    Become a member of Commonwealth Credit Union and you could win a $500 gift card. Winners will be chosen from among those who open a new membership and existing members who take advantage of additional products or services from UofL’s preferred credit union partner. This special promotion runs through March.

    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775, website


    Panda Express opening Monday

    Feb. 6, SAC first floor

    UofL Dining is opening its newest dining location Panda Express on Monday, Feb. 6 This new dining location will be on the first floor of the SAC and will feature a variety of Asian cuisine including the brand’s popular Orange Chicken, Beijing Beef, and Kung Pao Chicken. Customers can quickly and easily customize their selections by choosing a combo meal that is served with fried rice, steamed rice, chow mein, or mixed vegetables. Panda Express will be open Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Additional Information: Website


    Louisville Regional Science & Engineering Fair annual call for judges

    March 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kentucky Science Center, 727 W Main St.

    The deadline for judge registration is February 22. Sign up online. Please re-register even if you were a judge last year. We currently need 120 more STEM professionals to judge science fair projects for morning (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (12:30 to 3 p.m.) sessions. LRSEF expects over 300 projects from around the region to compete for cash prizes, awards, and the chance to attend the state and International science fairs.

    Additional Information: Website


    ExCITE grant information sessions next week

    February 7, 11 a.m., 11, Room 139 Shumaker Building; 2 p.m., Room 123 CTRB

    ExCITE is accepting pre-applications for healthcare technology commercialization grants until February 20. If you have an idea for a product that could improve patient care, or if you are curious about the mentorship and training the ExCITE program provides, stop by one of our information sessions on Tuesday, Feb. 7. We will be holding one session on the Belknap campus in Shumaker 139 at 11 a.m., and another on the HSC campus in CTR 123 at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

    Additional Information: Website



    Discussion: ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and Black Healing’

    February 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., School of Public Health and Information Sciences, 485 E. Gray St, Room 103
    Guest facilitator Pam Newman is an organizer for black liberation, public speaker, student and mental health advocate. At this discussion participants will explore the theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) which was developed by Dr. Joy DeGruy. PTSS explains how generations of slavery have traumatically affected black individuals and communities and how healing can be promoted and sustained. A light dinner will be provided to those who RSVP, which can be done online by noon Feb. 2.


    Special Microbiology and Immunology Seminar scheduled

    February 2, 9-10 a.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology presents, “Crisis in biomedical sciences: time for reform,” by Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, Chair, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

    February 2, 12-1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Thoughts on the origin of virulence,” by Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, Chair, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Physics Colloquium

    February 3, 3 p.m., Room 112, Natural Science Building

    Dr. Renee Fatemi, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky, will give a talk on the topic “Deconstructing the Partonic Origins of the Proton’s Spin.”

    Additional Information: Website


    Seminars in Neuroscience

    February 2, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium, Lower Level, HSC

    The Seminars in Neuroscience will be presented by Dr. Michele Basso, EdD, PT, Professor Associate Director, School of Health and Rehab Sciences; Director of Research, School of Health and Rehab Sciences, The Ohio State University. The title of her lecture is “Beyond the injury site – Understanding remote SCI pathology and its effect on recovery.”


    Training and Workshops

    Effective Communication Strategies Training today

    February 2, 2-3:30 p.m.; Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    Today, messages come at us in so many different formats that it is no wonder there are communication breakdowns and roadblocks in the workplace. The ability to communicate in a professional manner can further employees’ careers and relationships in their personal lives. Attendees of this workshop learn how to communicate effectively with management and peers in a way that opens up new dialogues and pathways for human connection.
    Additional Information: Email, website



    Roundtable: Can renewable energy and electric cars save the earth?

    February 3, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 135, Life Sciences Building, Belknap Campus

    Join us for UofL’s spring Sustainability Roundtable series on alternating Fridays. This week, we’ll hear from UofL alum Tim Darst, executive director, Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light, on Renewable Energy and Electric Cars. Expect a 35-minute talk followed by 25 minutes of open discussion about potential interdisciplinary collaboration. Dates are still available to share your research and ideas in sustainability: March 3 and April 14. Faculty, staff, students and practitioners from all disciplines welcome.

    Additional Information: Sustainability Scholars website

    Daniel DeCaro


    Green Tip: Stay warm this winter without a space heater

    Feeling cold? Space heaters are expensive energy hogs and can be dangerous. UofL strongly discourages their use. If your work space is cold or drafty, please contact Work Control to report the problem and a room temperature adjustment will be conducted. You can expect occupied room temperatures to be maintained between 66 and 72 degrees F throughout the heating season. Everyone is encouraged to dress for those temperatures.

    Additional Information: Work Control. 852-6245, website


    Get Healthy Now

    STRONG by Zumba at Get Healthy Now

    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members

    Inspired by traditional Zumba, this High Intensity Interval Training class uses your own body weight as resistance to receive your desired muscle definition. STRONG by Zumba is an athletic, conditioning-style workout, driven by a unique musical experience. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Make a splash with Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness

    Through April 20, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-12:45 p.m., Natatorium, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and Spouse/QA

    Are you looking for a form of exercise that is easy on the joints and big on fun? Join Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness class for the 2017 Spring semester. The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, joint pain relief and much more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not).

    Additional Information: Website, register onlineemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    February 3, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium

    Ashley Webb, PharmD, Director, Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center of Kosair Children’s Hospital, will present, “Poison Control in the 21st Century.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health Grand Rounds

    Feb. 3, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditoirum

    Dr Kate O’Hanlan will present “Diving deep in the parametrium: meeting the challenges of the difficult TLH.” She will review multiple dissections of uterine artery, ureter and cervix and demonstrate cystosufflation to avoid cystotomy after C-section. Dr. Kate O’Hanlan has performed over 2,200 Total and Radical laparoscopic hysterectomies, and taught these techniques at workshop sessions for the annual clinical meetings.

    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    February 3, 6:45-8:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium

    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome our Orthopaedic Surgery residents who will present 2nd Qtr. Quality Improvement. The residents will discuss failed or less than optimal orthopaedic surgery cases identifying medical ethics issues, medical knowledge gaps, system-based issues, communications issues, professionalism issues, and practice based system issues.

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website




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