February 26, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, February 26, 2018



    A Louisville company that got its start in the College of Business entrepreneurial MBA program is reportedly planning an expansion that could create up to 50 jobs in the next few years. Business First reported that Cuddle Clones LLC, founded by Jennifer Williams as her class project for her MBA, is planning to broaden its product line. The company makes replicas of customers’ pets. Listen to Williams’ 2017 interview with Mark Hebert here.




    A prestigious international conference is being co-chaired by Amir Amini, PhD, J.B. Speed School of Engineering professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, a scientific conference dedicated to mathematical, algorithmic, and computational aspects of biological and biomedical imaging, across all scales of observation, will be held in Washington, DC, April 4-7. The conference features tutorials, and a scientific program composed of plenary talks, invited special sessions, challenges, as well as oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed papers.


    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. 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. 26: The International Fashion Show is about more than just fancy clothes and good looking models who are students at UofL. 

    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:
    Monday, Feb. 26: Interim President Dr. Greg Postel and Interim Athletics Director Vince Tyra discuss athletics and recent challenges, opportunities and successes at UofL. 
    Tuesday, Feb. 27: Why do religious films like “Passion of the Christ” spark controversy and fervor? John Ferre discusses. Transplant surgeon Dr. Matt Fox looked at using older lungs to transplant – are they just as good as younger lungs? Jessi Dietrich is a UofL Fulbright Scholar who talks about her year of teaching in Malaysia.


    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 double lung transplant patient Steve Lindsey talks about his plight along with Dr. Rafael Perez who discusses pulmonary fibrosis.  Doug Lorenz discusses his study of factors in fatal and near fatal child abuse cases. Lorenz also looked at the benefit of providing insurance coverage to spinal cord injury patients.



    America Saves Week is February 26 through March 3

    Did you know that this week is America Saves Week? Throughout the week, why not take the opportunity to expand your financial knowledge, gain some new insights, or just brush up on the basics? Fidelity is offering a variety of complimentary webinar workshops on topics such as managing finances, planning strategies and learning to invest with confidence. Go online for dates/time and registration information
    Additional Information: Website


    Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

    The SROP provides UofL undergraduate students who would like to know more about graduate-level education at the university, with a 10-week research-intensive experience in a department that offers graduate degrees. Mentors will provide students with individualized research projects. All UofL departments with graduate programs will be supported. Students should be, preferably, in their sophomore or junior year of study. The deadline is March 15, 2018.
    Additional Information: Website


    International Students Alumni Council

    Were you involved with the International Center as a student at the University? If so, we invite you to join the International Students Alumni Council. The Council strives to strengthen the bond between the University and like-minded individuals; create and promote community service opportunities; help advocate for and mentor international students and work collaboratively to develop networking and engagement opportunities. For more information, please email
    Additional Information: Sharolyn Pepper, 852-6604 


    ButterflyEffect Prom Dress Drive

    UofL Alumni Office, Rotunda, 2nd floor, University Club and the UofL Women’s Center, 3rd floor Administrative Annex Bldg.
    The UofL Women’s Center and the UofL Women’s Alumni Council and Alumni Office are partnering with Miss Black Kentucky USA; the Academy at Shawnee High School and local Neighborhood Places on the Butterfly Effect Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway to help high school students have a special prom experience. Gently used or new prom dresses, tuxedos, accessories, and other prom related items are being accepted through March 23.
    Additional Information: Website, email Destinee Germany or the Women’s Alumni Council


    Brain Days at the Kentucky Science Center

    March 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; March 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kentucky Science Center
    Visitors have the opportunity to meet UofL neuroscientists and neurosurgeons, and visit more than 20 interactive stations scattered throughout the science center that explore the wonders of the nervous system. We invite other UofL departments and groups to join this event with neuroscience-related content. Individual volunteers are welcome too.
    Additional Information: Kristofer Rau


    Career Trek to Enterprise

    March 2, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Career Development Center, Houchens Building, LL03
    The Career Development Center will be taking students on a trek to Enterprise on March 2 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Students will get the chance to talk with industry professionals, tour an Enterprise branch, and learn about career opportunities. Spots are limited, so students must register in advance through their Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake account. Lunch and transportation will be provided.
    Additional Information: Aimee Jewell, 852-5197


    Social Justice Consortium releases applications for Undergraduate Research Fellows

    March 23, 5 p.m., Room 317, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research releases application for up to 12 new undergraduate research fellows. Selected fellows will be matched with one of the Consortium’s funded research teams and will receive a $500 stipend each semester. Opportunities for students include community-building, research support, and student-centered professional development. Applications are due by March 23.
    Additional Information: Cassia Herron, 852-2371, apply online


    Latest version of IBM SPSS Statistics now available through iTech Xpress

    iTech Xpress now carries IBM SPSS Statistics 25, the newest version of the statistical software for faculty and students. The annual license is available for $32.50. SPSS Version 25 offers the ability to analyze data with new and advanced statistics, stronger integration with third-party applications, and enhanced productivity. For more information on IBM SPSS Statistics 25, go online.
    Additional Information: Website


    KIPDA Needs assessment World Cafés

    Join KIPDA and the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging to talk about the results of the most recent regional needs assessment on Feb. 28, March 6 and March 7. We will be working together to discuss access to KIPDA services and how communities can be supported while aging. Any resident of the greater KIPDA region is invited to these World Cafés. We want to hear input from any resident interested in planning for the area’s aging population.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Training and Workshops

    Age-Friendly Louisville hosting Domain Workshops around Louisville

    Age-Friendly Louisville will be hosting workshops throughout Louisville from March 7 to April 24 to learn what you believe will make your community a better place for people to live, work and play at every stage of life. At these workshops, we hold small group discussions on our four domains. Age-Friendly Louisville is lead in partnership by the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging, Louisville Metro Government, AARP Kentucky and KIPDA.
    Additional Information: RSVP online


    Tableau training and workshop available on ShelbyHurst campus

    March 7, 8:45 a.m. to noon, Founders Union Building, ShelbyHurst Campus; Free
    The event will highlight how Tableau is shaping data driven decision making in the higher education space, including presentations from Tableau users at UofL and use cases from higher education institutions. The second half of the event will be a Tableau hands-on training workshop where attendees bring their laptops and we walk through a beginner-level training of the software. Register online.
    Additional Information: Chris Rodriguez



    University-wide Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium

    April 10, 12:30-4 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
    The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Office of the Provost are sponsoring the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students, faculty and the community can discuss cutting-edge research topics, examine the connection between research and education and explore the broad range of research at UofL. Deadline for electronic abstract submission is April 4.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail


    Film, Faith, and Fury: How Religious Movies have Riled Believers

    March 1, noon to 1 p.m., University Club; $15/person; $10/students
    The College of Arts & Sciences presents “Meet the Professor.” At least since the 1932 Hollywood blockbuster, The Sign of the Cross, helped prompt Roman Catholics to form the Legion of Decency, certain religious movies have motivated Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Hindus to prevent the public from watching them. In this talk, John Ferré, Professor of Communication, will identify the most controversial religious movies of all time and discuss their impact. RSVP is required and can be made by calling 852-2247 or emailing.


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Dr. Andrew Gewirtz

    March 1, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Andrew Gewirtz, PhD, “Gut microbiota, chronic inflammation, and metabolic syndrome.” Dr. Gewirtz is Professor with the Center for Inflammation & Infection University Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan


    Biochemistry Seminar today

    Feb. 26, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 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


    The Department of Physiology Seminar Series features  Professor Erica Wehrwein

    February 27, 11:45 a.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    The Department of Physiology Seminar Series presents, “National Trends and Program Requirements for Physical Undergraduate Degree Programs in the US,” by Erica Wehrwein, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Physiology, Michigan State University.
    Additional Information: Website



    Faculty opportunity (all disciplines): 2018 Green Threads Workshop (deadline: March 21)

    Participants receive a $500 honorarium, course development resources, info on local sustainability issues and an interdisciplinary collegial network to help you integrate themes of ecological, social and economic stewardship and resilience into your courses. The Sustainability Council invites full/part-time faculty and GTA Academy members from any discipline to apply for the Aug. 17 Green Threads workshop exploring ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum. Apply by March 21 with Chair’s approval.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Racing for Global Health 5K

    March 31, 8 a.m., Iroquois Park; Students $20, Public $30
    The University of Louisville School of Medicine is hosting its annual fundraiser to support medical student service-learning efforts. This year, we are proud to present the Racing for Global Health 5K event which includes a 3.1-mile route for all ages to walk/run, a silent auction, and food. All money raised will go to the ULSOM Global Health Fund, from which 100 percent of donations will be used to purchase medications, medical supplies, and surgical procedures for patients in communities we serve.
    Additional Information: Website


    The Secret to Happiness: More Fresh Fruits and Veggies

    February 26
    It’s long been known that a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is good for your physical health. Lower blood pressure and less risk of heart disease are among the many benefits. But did you know fruits and veggies can also be good for your mental health? Higher consumption of fruit and vegetables increases feelings of well-being, happiness and satisfaction.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipesGet Healthy Now Facebookwebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Healthy Heart Road Show to visit Shelby Campus

    February 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shelby Campus, Burhans Lobby
    Prioritize your heart health by visiting the GHN wellness team right on campus. Enjoy fresh fruit, free blood pressure screenings, and the chance to win a GHN Sport Tek shirt.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755



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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.