February 20, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, February 20, 2018



    The University of Louisville student group raiseRED kicks off its 18-hour dance marathon Feb. 23 to fight pediatric cancer and blood disorders. About 1,000 dancers will try to raise $550,000, about $100,000 more than the record-breaking amount the group collected last year.



    Brandeis School of Law professor Cedric Merlin Powell will speak about housing segregation and its impact on West Louisville at a Feb. 22 event hosted by the Louisville Bar Association. The event, held as part of the LBA’s Black History Month programming, is titled “Urban Renewal, Old Walnut Street and the 9th Street Divide.”



    Notice: Louisville Water Company will be making new connections by Ernst Hall the weekend of Feb. 24-25

    • Notification of water outage:

    Saturday (2-24-18) at 7 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m., water will be out of service. Buildings include Ernst, WS Speed, Phoenix House, Duthie, JB Speed, Sacket and Henry Vogt. Water services will be restored as soon as possible. Upon completion of this work, an 18-hour ‘water sampling test’ will put these buildings under a ‘boil water advisory’ for drinking water.

    • Notification of Boil Water advisory:

    A ‘boil water advisory’ will be in effect Saturday evening through most of Sunday for the 18-hour sampling tests. The purity of the water sample must pass before the boil water is lifted. (This may run into Monday, but we are not expecting this to happen). This boil water advisory does not affect toilets and hand washing sinks, only drinking water. Bottled drinking water will be provided at select locations in Lobbies. Additional updates will occur as needed.


    Faculty/staff invited to participate in market research initiative

    The University of Louisville is about to embark on a comprehensive market research initiative in partnership with SimpsonScarborough, a higher education marketing firm. The purpose of this effort is to discern UofL’s market position, identify its differentiation points, understand the key drivers of our various target audiences, and develop an authentic and compelling brand strategy that tells a more precise story about our culture and our people. On March 5 and 6, members of the SimpsonScarborough team will come to UofL to kick off the project. They will host several small meetings where the university community is invited to share perceptions of UofL. The team is seeking 20 to 25 faculty members and 8 to 10 staff members to participate in these meetings. Faculty can participate in one of two 45-minute sessions to be held on Belknap Campus. Staff can participate in one 45-minute session to be held on Belknap Campus. If you are interested in participating, fill out this survey by Tuesday, Feb. 20. Those selected will receive confirmation of their participation by Thursday, Feb. 22.
    Additional Information: Erica Walsh


    Group outings with Louisville Basketball available

    Bring your group* to a men’s or women’s basketball game and $5 of every ticket purchased will go back to a scholarship of your choice (*50-person minimum). Group benefits include: pre-game reception; visit from UofL Athletics special guest; food and beverage access; donation to scholarship for UofL students. Cost is $10 for women’s basketball and $30 for men’s basketball.
    Additional Information: George Barbetto, 852-3331


    Call for Abstracts for the 6th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society

    April 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Room 218, Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus; $15 Faculty; $10 Students & Postdocs (exact cash or check accepted on-site registration)
    The day will include scientific sessions with presentations by trainees and speakers, career lectures. It will end with a judged poster session followed by an awards ceremony. Trainee Oral Presentations from one undergrad, one grad student and one postdoc fellow will be selected from abstracts submitted by March 19. To participate in the judged poster session, abstracts must be submitted by March 26. The poster session will be judged with awards being given for best undergrad, grad and postdoc presentations.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-5371


    Celebrate Go Red for Women

    February 20, 3-5 p.m., Cultural Center MPR; Free
    Think heart healthy and join the UofL Women’s Center, Student Parent Association, Black Student Nurses Association, Minority Assoc. of Pre-medical Students (MAPS) and TREW Friends , UofL chapter at the annual Go Red for Women event today. Get free blood pressure checks; blood sugar readings; love your heart buttons, informational material. and free healthy snacks and refreshments. Sign up for a “DeStress Package” door prize.

    Additional Information: Da’Quita VarnerJohnecia Seay, or Phyllis M. Webb


    Still accepting applications for the 16th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama in May

    Deadline has been extended for the 16th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama; May 7-26, 2018 (with classes on Belknap campus May 2 and 3): The priority application deadline is March 1. Panama Scholar Awards available to all participants. Communication Awards available for Comm majors and graduate students. Other scholarship opportunities available. Program fee of $3900 includes 6 -7 credit hours, transportation, lodging, excursions, and much more!. To apply, visit the LALS Website.
    Additional Information: Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, 852-2034



    Gheen’s Lecture: Reversing Health Disparities in Persons with Serious Mental Illness: The Emerging Roles of Peers and Technology

    March 2, 12-1 p.m., Instructional B, HSC, Room 202
    The Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, and the HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion presents the Gheens Lecture. Presentation by Dr. Stephen Bartel.
    Additional Information: Website


    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series presents ‘Challenges in Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease’

    Feb. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139
    Dr. Amit Dwivedi, associate professor and chief of the division of vascular surgery at UofL, will present the current clinical challenges with peripheral vascular diseases encountered during his clinical practice. It will also cover current approaches, their drawbacks, and current clinical needs where bioengineers can provide innovative solutions.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    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


    Biochemistry Seminar

    February 26, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Corey Watson, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, UofL, will speak on “Characterizing Immunoglobulin Genetic Diversity: A Critical Step Toward Understanding Variation in the Functional Antibody Response.”
    Additional Information: Email


    Training and Workshops

    Upcoming Conflict Resolution Training available

    February 22, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
    Conflict on the job is a universal phenomenon and, if left unchecked, can have a destructive effect on productivity, teamwork and morale. Dispelling the fear and discomfort people often feel with conflict, this workshop focuses on ways to turn conflict into productive energy and navigate conflict effectively. Training is at Human Resources, 1980 Arthur Street. Register here to attend
    Additional Information: Website 


    CPR Training

    February 23, 1-5 p.m., Paris Simulation Center, HSC Instructional Bldg. B55, 500 S. Preston, Bldg. B, Room 307, Louisville, 40202; $40
    American Heart Association CPR Training is available. Upcoming classes are scheduled for: March 8, 8 a.m. to noon; March 15, noon to 4 p.m.; March 29, 8 a.m. to noon; April 11, noon to 4 p.m.; April 26, 8 a.m. to noon.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, or Kevin Martin 852-3384

    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now offering: Diabetes Prevention program

    February 26, 4:15 p.m.,  GHN Wellness Center, Conference Room 116; Cost is covered through the health plan, Anthem medical card required for enrollment and participation
    Once again Get Healthy Now and the UofL Physicians Diabetes and Obesity Center are teaming up to offer a Diabetes Prevention Class. Energy management, increased movement and decreased stress levels are what you can expect to gain as you work with a trained lifestyle coach to support and encourage you throughout this yearlong program that holds 24 group classes in 2018 -2019. Registration is limited to first 15 eligible participants.
    Additional Information:  502-588-4499, website


    Achieve fitness goals with training program designed specifically for you

    Get Healthy Now
    Whatever your motivation, set yourself up for success by partnering with one of Get Healthy Now’s nationally accredited personal trainers. We’ll work with you to set realistic, attainable goals and develop a customized plan to reach them. Your unique program will keep you accountable to your body’s health and wellness and will reveal your fullest potential.
    Additional information: Website, email Andrew or Dillon, 852-7755


    Maximize efficiency with desk treadmills at Get Healthy Now

    Do you wish you could visit the gym but are too swamped with work to leave your desk? Take a walk or brisk jog on GHN’s desk treadmills and do work while you work out.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755



    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 21 – Computers and Energy

    Manual power management, which relies on users to turn off their computers, can achieve impressive results with ongoing education and reinforcement. It takes a few weeks to change behavior and retain new habits. Automatic power management relies on software, or built in energy saving features. Theoretically, automatic power management can achieve 100 percent power management, with all computers turned off when not required and in low power mode when idle. Remember: enable sleep mode or turn it off.


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    February 21, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Sathya Krishnasamy, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Louisville, presents, “The Multiple Faces of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): Challenges Beyond Fertility.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.