February 5, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, February 5, 2018



    The Prevention, Education, and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC) Program was created in October 1999 after UofL was awarded a grant from the Department of Justice, Violence Against Women on Campus Program “to support the creation of a proactive, comprehensive program” to address violence against women issues.




    The Action Learning, Action Research Association Inc. (ALARA) will host its 10th Action Learning Action Research and 14th Participatory Action Research World Congress on the Norwich University campus in Vermont in June. UofL’s Dr. Mary Brydon-Miller will serve as keynote speaker for the track, “Action Learning, Action Research for Communities’ Developments.” Brydon-Miller is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development.


    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. 5:  A UofL optometrist is giving people with severe vision disabilities the opportunity to drive a car. 


    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. 5: Chris Greenwell from UofL Sports Administration discusses how schools’ wins and losses affect campus pride. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden talks about British views on America.
    Tuesday, Feb. 6: Drs. Devina Singh and Steve Lippman discuss their research on medical marijuana, the pros and cons of its use.  Stuart Williams is a mechanical engineering professor who came back from a sabbatical doing research on bourbon and how each brand has its own “fingerprint.” Family therapist Michael Taylor has tips for building a health relationship. 
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8833


    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 has a new Superfund Research Center looking at pollution and its health impacts, particularly on the heart. Sanjay Srivastava talks about the federal grant, center and work in Louisville near a Superfund site. Patrick Possel and Jason Immelkus from CEHD discuss their research on students’ attitudes toward teachers.



    Meet the 2016-17 ‘Top’ Faculty Favorites

    Each year, UofL students nominate faculty, staff and GTA’s who’ve made an impact on their learning in the classroom and beyond. Six top nominees were selected and will be recognized at this year’s Celebration Teaching and Learning Conference. They are: 

    • Robert Bohn, General Dentistry and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry
    • Marcelo Durski, Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry
    • Rishtya Kakar, Health Promotions and Behavior Sciences, SPHIS
    • Steven Myers, Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine (In Memoriam)
    • Scott Patton, Special Education, College of Education and Human Development
    • Christine Rich, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

    Meet these gifted educators and learn more about their views on teaching here.
    Additional Information: Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning


    Engage Lead Serve Board Interest Fair

    February 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Red Barn
    Join the Engage Lead Serve Board in our interest fair. Learn how to get involved with our six different committees and their service opportunities on campus and in their community. You will have the chance meet the Engage Lead Serve Board committee directors and have a Qdoba lunch on us.
    Additional Information: Erin Burke



    Engage Kentucky Symposium

    February 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., School of Education Building; Free
    Engage Kentucky Symposium aims to forge active citizens and allow attendees will leave with a greater understanding of how socioeconomic status affects social advocacy across the state of Kentucky. We invite you to be a part of this Symposium. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees, and a free T-shirt will be available for the first 100 attendees to check in. Register online
    Additional Information: Email Ryan or Grace


    Training and Workshops

    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Training

    February 8, 9-11:15 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC
    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Individuals who work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online.
    Additional Information:  Rachel Cary, 852-3558


    Health and Wellness

    Discover your ‘why’ with a GHN Wellness Coach

    Time and place that works for you; free for employees, spouses and QAs
    Partner with a Get Healthy Now wellness coach intern, to make lasting changes that align with your why. Our coaches see each client as whole, resourceful and creative and realize that each client is an expert on his or her life. You will meet with the coach in person for one hour a week for eight weeks. Our interns have successfully completed a semester of intensive coach training and are closely supervised by a certified coach. To get started, send an email to Paula Kommor and include your name, email address, phone number and campus location.


    Last chance to register for Get Healthy Now’s virtual challenge, ‘Health Trails’

    Registration ends Feb. 7; Challenge dates: Jan. 31 through Mar. 27; free for employees, retirees and spouses/QAs
    Get out of the office this winter and join Get Healthy Now for an 8-week virtual challenge. HealthTrails helps to build everyday healthy habits as you travel along famous trails, learning about new places from around the world. The first 50 registrants will be entered into a drawing to earn a Homitt tote cooler, and challenge participants will have the chance at prizes along the way. One challenge completer will earn the grand prize – a NutriBullet. 
    Additional Information: Register online, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now Walk & Run Club is up and running

    Mondays, 5:15 p.m., Jan. 29 – April 23; Free for GHN Wellness Center members; $5 for guest
    Joining Get Healthy Now’s Walk & Run Club can help you achieve your walking, running and fitness goals. The GHN Walk and Run Club provides a great social network in an atmosphere that is supportive of your fitness goals. We welcome all levels and abilities. Join to get tips and pointers on how to reach your potential as a walker/runner. Registration required.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755



    Louisville Healthy Heart Study

    401 E. Chestnut Street suite 460; Health Sciences Campus
    Andrew DeFilippis, MD, of Cardiovascular Medicine, is conducting a research study to evaluate the effect of environmental exposures on cardiovascular disease risk. Participation requires two 60-minute visits to complete a questionnaire, have an EKG, and give blood and urine samples. Subjects receive a $50 gift card for each visit. To participate you must be over 18 years old, non-pregnant, and reside in or near Jefferson County, KY. We currently need e-cigarette smokers. IRB#09.0174.
    Additional Information: Jessica Nystoriak, 852-4236



    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.

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    Alicia Kelso
    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.