February 22, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, February 22, 2018



    The new Louisville Children’s Film Festival runs Feb. 24-26 throughout the city and UofL’s Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium is one of the venues. “Longing and Belonging,” a collection of live-action shorts that shows how all children long for the same things, is being shown there at 2 p.m. Feb. 25. Tickets are $7.50 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for students.  




    Kent School of Social Work Faculty members Dr. Jennifer Middleton, Dr. Maurice Gattis and Dr. Laura Frey published an article: “Exploring the Scope and Complexity of Sex Trafficking in a Sample of Youth Experiencing Homelessness” in The Journal of Social Service Research



    Budget forum on Belknap Campus today

    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. The forum will be livestreamed here

    Women’s Basketball hosts UVA Thursday for Kay Yow ‘pink out’ game

    Thursday, 7 p.m., KFC Yum! Center

    UofL Women’s Basketbal hosts the University of Virginia Thursday night. The #PlayforKay game will be a pink out to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Coach Jeff Walz will donate $1 for every fan over 10,000, with all proceeds going toward the Kay Yow Fund.

    Additional Information: Website 


    Louisville Water Company has rescheduled the new water main tie in in front of Ernst Hall

    The water main work originally scheduled for this weekend, Feb. 24-25, in front of Ernst Hall, has been rescheduled due to the weather forecast. The work will be rescheduled during spring break, the week of March 12.Updated information will be provided soon.


    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


    Pierce retirement reception rescheduled

    The Feb. 23 retirement reception for Bill Pierce, executive vice president for research and innovation, has been postponed. A new date will be set as soon as possible.


    UofL National Society of Black Engineers hosting fundraiser for national conference

    NSBE has a goal to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. Members are planning to attend the NSBE National Conference in Pittsburgh. With workshops dedicated to academic, personal, and innovative development, to leadership training, members will benefit from this opportunity. The chapter is hosting a fundraiser to help offset some of the costs for the trip. More information is available online.


    Conflict of Interest policy reminder: involvement in research

    Adding students to a research project? Remember their disclosure requirement! Any individual participating in research under the auspices of UofL, regardless of compensation, must complete their annual Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF). This includes UofL students, visiting students, and visiting scholars. Verify ADF completion online. Additional requirements for involvement in research are available online.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite, 852-7612


    iCOUNT 2018

    March 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Red Barn
    The Disability Resource Center will host the 6th annual iCOUNT event. This event is for students, faculty, and staff with and without disabilities who share an interest in disability rights, awareness, and advocacy. The Disability Resource Center celebrates 40 years on the campus of the University of Louisville. This event emphasizes the mission statement by pursuing excellence and inclusiveness. Come celebrate disabilities as diversity, enjoy free food, and enter to win prizes.
    Additional Information: Nicholas Wright, 852-0285


    HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion Brown Bag Lunch: ‘African Genesis: the role of Africa in human development’

    February 27, noon to 1 p.m., School of Dentistry, room 119
    Guest speaker John Chenault is an Associate Professor and Medical Librarian in the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library. He has provided EndNote workshops for hundreds at UofL, and also teaches in the Pan African Studies Department. In his spare time, he is a writer, poet, composer and playwright. His talk will explore human evolution in Africa, the development of language, technology, science, and religion in prehistoric Africa, and the population of the world from the African continent. This is a brown bag lunch event.
    Additional Information: RSVP online by noon Monday, Feb. 26


    Biology Dept. Seminar Series presents Dr. Kyle Forinash, Indiana University Southeast

    February 23, noon, Chao Auditorium; Free
    “Ending the Fossil Fuel Addiction: What Will It Take?” Dr. Kyle Forinash, Professor (ret.) of Physics at Indiana University Southeast, has published technical papers on non-linear dynamics, in addition to pedagogical papers about the use of computers and cell phones for data collection in student laboratories. His current interests include applications of physics to environmental issues and open source computer simulations for physics education. His latest book, Physics and the Environment, extensively discusses renewable forms of energy, their physical constraints and how we must use science and engineering as tools to solve problems instead of opinion and politics.
    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    Health and Wellness

    Next stop for Healthy Heart Road Show: Belknap Campus

    February 23, 11 to 1 p.m., Belknap Campus, Physical Plant Conference Room 125A; Free
    Celebrate Heart month by being proactive about your own heart health. Stop by and see GHN’s wellness team while enjoying fresh fruit, free blood pressure screenings, and the chance to win a GHN Sport Tek shirt.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    30-minute Express InCycle class offered four times a week at Get Healthy Now

    Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m., Wednesdays/Fridays 12 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, non-menbers: $5

    InCycle (Spin): The very best of cycling, without the hazards of the road and inclement weather. Prepare to sweat.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Dance like a star and workout in disguise with Dancing with the Stars’ Louis Van Amstel

    April 14; Dance Fitness Class: 9-10 a.m.; and Line Dance Class 6-7 p.m., Studio A, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd, Belknap
    Purchase by February 28 to get the $10 Early Bird Pricing. LaBlast is a multi-level dance fitness program designed for the absolute beginner to the experienced dancer. Enjoy the Dancing with the Stars dances including: Disco, Cha Cha, Jive, Samba, Merengue, and Salsa. Go online to purchase tickets for the morning fitness class. For the evening class, visit this site


    Training and Workshops

    Seed Starting Workshop

    February 23, 1-2 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center, Belknap Campus
    Get a jump start on your food garden this year. Join us in UofL’s organic garden to learn about starting seeds to save money, get better results and make the most of the growing season. Learn how and why to start seeds early with this hands-on workshop. Bring your own seeds to start and containers to take them home in, or help us start some seeds to be planted in the Garden Commons. This workshop will be led by Bethany Pratt, Cooperative Extension’s Horticulture Education Agent for Jefferson Co.
    Additional Information: Facebookwebsite


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    February 23, 8 a.m., Norton Auditorium
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Christopher Peters, MD. Peters is associate professor in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology, is outpatient director of the Bingham Clinic and is also a sports psychiatrist at the University of Louisville. He will present, “What happened to playing catch? Sports, Youth and the Psyche.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    February 23, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    The Family Medicine Resident Hospital Service team will present 1-2 case(s) from the month. Learners will critically analyze diagnostic and treatment decisions, have clinical questions answered based on the available literature and current guidelines, and learn from their colleague’s experiences. CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499



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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.