February 28, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, February 28, 2018



    The University of Louisville Counseling Center was recently granted full accreditation by the International Association of Counseling Services Inc. “Accreditation offers prestige and increased credibility with students, parents and the campus community regarding the center’s quality of services,” said Aesha L. Uqdah, center director. “It is in line with the university’s goal of maintaining high standards of education and support services available to our students.”




    Kathryn Doaty has been selected as UofL’s Adult Black Achiever and was among those honored at the YMCA Black Achievers Celebration on Feb. 24. Doaty is a long-time UofL Employee and is an employment coordinator in Human Resources.



    Building excitement: Belknap Academic Building represents the ‘new future of teaching’

    It’s been nearly two years in the making and we’re now mere months away from opening the Belknap Academic Classroom Building. To help our campus community become more familiar with the newest addition to campus, we’re pleased to share this story — the second in a series to be presented throughout the next several months.


    UofL to test severe weather alert system Thursday

    March 1, 10:07 a.m.
    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.
    Additional Information: Dennis Sullivan, 852-6670


    School of Dentistry offering free orthodontic consultations

    Does your child need braces? Spring is a great time to begin a treatment plan at the UofL School of Dentistry. Starting March 1, we are offering free orthodontic consultations and a $230 credit toward the cost of braces if treatment begins by the end of May 2018. Please note, this promotion may not be combined with any other offer.
    Additional Information: Call 852-7645 for an appointment; website


    Save the Date: Pink, UofL’s student-produced drag show is March 30

    March 30, 7 p.m., PLAY Louisville, 1101 E. Washington St., Louisville, 40206
    Save the date for the LGBT Center’s annual PINK event. Because of ongoing construction at the SAC, this year’s event will be held at PLAY and all ticket and table sales are managed through PLAY. PINK is an all-ages show. Younger guests will be invited to leave the venue following the performance. ALS interpreters are available. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students with ID from any school. Proceeds benefit UofL’s LGBT Center.
    Additional Information: Table and booth reservations can be made online


    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


    Nominate an older adult living life to the fullest for the 2018 Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging

    Do you know someone 85 years or older who is an outstanding example of what it means to age well? Nominate them for the Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging, an award given by the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging. This award recognizes adults of 85 years or older and who are outstanding models of optimal aging in the following four categories: physical, social, spiritual and creative. Nominations are due April 15. Learn more online.


    Apply to attend the 2018 Kentucky Student Success Summit

    April 9-10, Louisville Marriott East
    This year’s Student Success Summit features sessions led by Dr. Michael S. McPherson, co-chair of the Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education, Dr. Judy Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida, and Sarah Ancel, vice president of Complete College America. The conference will also share ways to improve instructional practices to enhance student success. A limited number of free registrations are available through the Office of the Provost. Deadline to apply is March 9. Apply online



    Webinars offered by Fidelity for America Saves Week, February 26 – March 3

    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. Click here for dates/time and registration information
    Additional Information: Website


    Arts and Entertainment

    NC State professor to premier new film, ‘Talking Black in America’ at UofL

    April 12, 4:30-7 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    Dr. Michèle Foster will bring Dr. Walt Wolfram, a distinguished professor at North Carolina State University, to UofL in April to premier his new film, “Talking Black in America.” The film screening will be followed by a Q&A session and panel. The event is free and open to the public.
    Additional Information: Email


    Jazz-4-Sight: A concert to support the Jazz and Ophthalmology Departments at UofL

    April 7, 6 p.m. gala, University Club; 8 p.m. concert, Comstock Hall; concert, $50; dinner and silent auction, $140
    Jazz-4-Sight is a fundraising concert to support the Jazz and Ophthalmology Departments at UofL. A portion of all ticket sales will directly support UofL students. The event begins with a gala at 6 p.m., including dinner and a silent auction. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at Comstock Hall and features Doc Severinsen.
    Additional Information: Website



    Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium Talk: ‘Grasping Early Number Sense: Children’s development of physically embodied subitizing through interactions with multi-touch technology’

    March 5, 12:30-2 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus
    Dr. Stephen Tucker, PhD, from the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education will present, “Grasping Early Number Sense: Children’s development of physically embodied subitizing through interactions with multi-touch technology” at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium series.
    Additional Information: Cheri Levinson

    Animation artist and activist Nina Paley at Rauch Planetarium

    March 25, 1-3 p.m., Rauch Planetarium; free RSVP encouraged via email
    Join us for a special pre-Passover event Sunday, March 25 from 1-3 p.m. at UofL’s Rauch Planetarium with renowned animator and feminist activist Nina Paley, as well as the premier of “Seder-Masochism,” a provocative new animated film on the Ten Plagues. Nina Paley is the renowned creator of animated musical films such as the award-winning, critically acclaimed “Sita Sings the Blues,” a retelling of a 3,000-year-old Sanskrit epic.
    Additional Information: Ranen Omer-Sherman


    Kentucky Center for the Arts offering UofL student discounts for Nobel Laureate appearance

    March 12, 6:30 p.m., Kentucky Center for the Arts; $15 for UofL students
    Kentucky to the World presents “A Conversation with Nobel Laureate and Kentucky Native Phil Sharp” on March 12 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Sharp will share his story and insights on the future of biotechnology. Sharp is relentlessly dedicated to changing the way we do science and challenging the way we think about it.  Born and raised in the northern hill country of Kentucky, Sharp followed his curiosities and passions down a path of discovery that opened the door and continues to push us further into a new frontier of science. UofL students can take advantage of tickets at the discounted price of $15.
    Additional Information: Website


    A Philosopher at Large: A Personal Journey

    March 6, 4 p.m., College of Business, PNC Horn Auditorium, Room 106
    A public talk by Dr. Akhlaq that will cover “subjects about Academia and Human Rights in Afghanistan” with a focus on the speaker’s education.
    Additional Information: Website


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

    March 1, 12-1 p.m., Room 124, 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, 852-6208


    Brown & Williamson Spring Seminar Series

    March 2, 12:30 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Michael Shatruk, PhD, Florida State University, will present, “Itinerant Magnets: a Physicist’s Toy in Chemist’s Hands.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Research seminar: ‘Connecting Taste Buds to the Brain’

    March 1, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditoruium
    The Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology presents a Research Seminar with Dr. Robin Krimm
    Additional Information: Berlinda Manley, 852-5165, Donna Bottorff 852-7545

    Health and Wellness

    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.


    Make a splash with Get Healthy Now water fitness

    Jan. 9 through May 17, Tuesdays/Thursdays, noon, Natatorium; Free: UofL employees, retirees and their spouse/QA
    Are you looking for a form of exercise that is easy on the joints and big on fun? The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, relief from joint pain and more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not).
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-0948


    Beat the winter blues and feel the rhythm with STRONG by Zumba at GHN

    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    STRONG by Zumba is a non-dance based class that revolves around high-intensity interval training, but still focuses on moving to the beat.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    February 28, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Conference Center – Great Halls I & II
    Please join the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine as we welcome Brad Sutton, MD, MBA – Associate Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Assistant Dean for Health Strategy & Innovation; Co-Director MD-MBA Program; Medical Director, Department of Medicine Outpatient Clinics. Sutton will present “Novel Payment Models in a Cardiovascular Service Line.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website


    Grand Rounds: ‘Light and Dark: Circadian Rhythms and Symbolism’

    March 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium
    Laura Romer, MD, PGY-4, University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will present “Light and Dark: Circadian Rhythms and Symbolism.”
    Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Said Chaaban

    March 1, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Said A. Chaaban, MD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Chaaban will present “Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Deadly Disease” focusing on an overview of Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis from clinical presentation to management, awareness about the seriousness of the disease, and treatment and resources currently available to patients.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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