February 21, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, February 21, 2018



    Last week, UofL Libraries hosted the 28th annual African American Read-In. The program started in 1990 and features readers from across the university – faculty, staff and students – reading the works of African American writers. Joan D’Antoni, English professor, said the event is a way to bring a literacy event into Black History Month. Check out the highlights.



    Dr. Steven Brooke, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, has won an American Political Science Association Centennial Grant for his work on “Political Islam in Interwar Egypt.”



    President Postel’s response to NCAA infractions

    On Tuesday, the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee upheld earlier penalties imposed on the University of Louisville, including vacation of victories from 2011 to 2015. This includes the 2013 national championship and the 2012 Final Four appearance. Read Dr. Postel’s response to these penalties here.


    Budget forum on Belknap Campus Thursday

    Feb. 22, noon, Floyd Theater
    President Greg Postel will host a budget forum open to the entire campus on Thursday in the Floyd Theater. A budget forum will also be held on the HSC campus auditorium on Monday, Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m.


    8th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Conference

    Feb. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. MITC’s Bigelow Hall; Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m.

    According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 33 cases haev been reported in Kentucky so far in 2018. There are still seats left for this conference and registration is free. Register online.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976


    UofL to test severe weather alert system March 1

    March is Severe Weather Awareness Month and UofL traditionally tests its Alert system during the Statewide Tornado Drill. The drill will occur at 10:07 a.m. on Thursday March 1, 2018. Even though the alert system is activated, no further action is required. Go online for information to protect yourself during severe weather. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dennis Sullivan at 852-6670.


    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.


    Openings Remain for Delphi U 2018

    May 7-10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 11 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., TILL Classroom, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library; Free
    Openings still remain for Delphi University (Delphi U) 2018. Get many of your questions and concerns about online courses answered in this engaging five-day workshop. During Delphi U you will be introduced to ways of designing, developing, delivering and assessing online courses. New for 2018: The sessions have been honed to focus more on online instruction versus teaching in general. Apply now online
    Additional information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412


    No cost memberships for students and faculty to the Kentucky Academy of Science

    February 22
    UofL is an Enhanced Affiliate member of the KAS. Faculty and students interested in science are encouraged to take advantage of free memberships, which provide news, announcements, job and research opportunities from KAS; are eligible to apply for grants and publish in the Journal of the KAS; search their database and connect with 3,000 fellow scientists across Kentucky. To join for no cost go to: kyscience.org and choose “Become a Member.” Select “Enhanced Affiliate membership” and select UofL.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8373


    Healthy Heart Road Show on Health Science Campus

    Thursday, February 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kornhauser Library, HSC
    Get Healthy Now coming to campus to promote heart health. Join us for fresh fruit, free blood pressure screenings, and the chance to win a GHN Sport Tek shirt.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Diversity Career Fair

    February 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Red Barn, Belknap Campus
    The Diversity Career Fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with companies and organizations looking to hire diverse populations. If you’re interested in attending, please dress professionally, bring your resume, and come join us. All majors are welcome.
    Additional Information: 852-6701


    Young Communication Professionals Internship Fair

    March 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Red Barn, Belknap Campus
    Join the Young Communication Professionals and learn more about exciting internship opportunities in the area. Dress professionally and bring multiple copies of your resume.
    Additional Information: Ron Burse, 852-5485



    Brown & Williamson Spring Seminar Series

    February 23, 12:30 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    Juan Claudio Nino, PhD, University of Florida, will present, “Probing and Controlling Defect Dynamics in Doped Ceria Systems.”
    Additional Information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Criminal justice series continues with author John Pfaff on ‘Locked In’

    February 22, 4:30 p.m., PNC Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business
    Author and Fordham University law professor John Pfaff will discuss his book on mass incarceration, in our ongoing series on criminal justice. Dr. Pfaff’s talk is of the BB&T Speaker Series, and is co-sponsored by the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise. Free and open to public and free pizza for attendees following the talk.
    Additional Information: WebsiteDonna Zinser Clark, 852-5612


    Health and Wellness

    Boost cardiovascular health with Get Healthy Now’s Cardio + class

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    February is Heart Health month and there’s no better time to get your blood pumping and your heart rate up with this cardio extravaganza. Great for all levels, be prepared for all types of cardio, from cycling, treadmill, track workout, to walk in the park.
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Join Get Healthy Now and reignite your New Year resolutions

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; Free onsite parking
    Enlist a friend and reward yourself with comprehensive and holistic well-being support ― health and wellness classes, wellness and financial coaching, motivational programs and integrated clinical care ― while enjoying working out in our state-of-the art facility with our certified fitness staff. Choose from a wide variety of fitness options and over 50 group fitness classes to keep you on track.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Green Tip: UofL Free Store now open three days/week (donations and volunteers wanted 

    UofL’s Free Store is now open every Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Unitas Tower basement (enter from driveway off Cardinal Blvd). All employees and students are welcome to “shop” for free clothing, shoes, household items, books, school & art supplies, non-perishable food, etc. Donations are accepted any time in the red bins outside the Store. Contribute to RecycleMania 2018 by keeping useful stuff out of the landfill and helping those in need – Volunteers wanted.
    Additional Information: Free Store; to volunteer, contact Erin Kurtz, 502-298-6673; RecycleMania standings


    Grand Rounds

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Rasheed Gbadegesin

    February 22, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Rasheed A. Gbadegesin, MBBS, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Duke University School of Medicine. Gbadegesin will present “Utility of Genetic Testing in Nephrotic Syndrome” focusing on the epidemiology of FSGS, the spectrum of single gene causes of FSGS, the prevalence and spectrum of single gene defects in hereditary and sporadic FSGS, and the utility of genetic testing in patients with FSGS.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    February 21, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th floor, Great Halls I & II
    Please join us for guest speaker, Shizuka Uchida, PhD; Associate Professor; Cardiovascular Innovation Institute – University of Louisville. Uchida will present “Epitranscriptomics in the Heart and Cardiovascular Disease.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivoriwebsite


    Medical Education Grand Rounds: ‘Retrieval-Based Learning: A Powerful Way to Improve Learning and Memory’

    March 5, 12-1 p.m., School of Medicine Instructional Building Room B215
    Jeffrey D. Karpicke, PhD, is the James V. Bradley professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University. In his presentation, Dr. Karpicke will discuss: 1) How learning takes place and how knowledge can be applied under variable conditions to solve new problems, 2) Discuss research on the importance of retrieval in the learning process, 3) Describe evidence-based practices to enhance the learning experiences of students. Immediately following the presentation there will be a follow-up small group conversation for those interested. CME credit offered. Lunch will be served. RSVP online.



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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.