February 6, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, February 6, 2018



    An optomechanical star machine that for more than a decade recreated the Earth’s sky on the planetarium’s domed ceiling will be permanently displayed in the lobby. The Star Ball was installed in 2001 when the planetarium opened and was replaced in 2013 by a digital projection system, SciDome.




    UofL’s Dewey Clayton, Chris Reitz and Tom Owen have been chosen to serve on Mayor Greg Fischer’s new Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee. The seven-person committee is charged with developing a set of principles for evaluating Louisville’s existing public art and monuments.



    Additional W2 electronic self-service

    Payroll has added the availability of W2 information for the 2016 tax year as part of the self-service for active employees. In ULink, under Faculty and Staff > Wage and Tax Statement (W2), you can now access both 2017 and 2016 information with registration in UofL’s two-factor authentication system (a Duo product). For any other W2 questions, please email the Payroll Office.
    Additional Information: Website

    Water line work to temporarily close sidewalk

    The Louisville Water Company is installing a new water line under the sidewalk that runs east to west, just south and parallel to Eastern Parkway. The sidewalk runs from Brook Street to the front of Ernst Hall. A temporary construction fence will be put into place during the installation. The work could start as early as Feb. 15. The confirmed schedule will appear in UofL Today. 


    Parkinson’s Disease Lunch and Learn

    February 9, noon to 1 p.m., Portland Family Health Center, 2215 Portland Ave., Room 424, Louisville, 40212; Free
    Parkinson’s disease patients and family members are invited join UofL Movement Disorders and Family Health Centers Inc. for a three-part “Lunch and Learn” educational series in West Louisville at the Portland Family Health Center. The first event is Friday, Feb. 9, noon to 1 p.m. This series is designed to help patients and families to better understand the signs and symptoms of the disease, as well as the most current treatment options available. Future dates are April 13, June 8. Free lunch available with registration. Register by calling 582-7654 or emailing



    ‘Suicide Prevention: A Multifactoral Problem Requires Myriad Strategies to Reach One Ultimate Goal’

    February 12, 12:30-2 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus
    Dr. Stephen O’Connor from the Department of Psychiatry will be speaking at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium series. His talk is “Suicide Prevention: A Multifactoral Problem Requires Myriad Strategies to Reach One Ultimate Goal.”
    Additional Information: Cheri Levinson, 852-7710


    Civil Liberties’ Watchdog: The ACLU in the Trump Era

    February 8, 4 p.m., Brandeis School of Law, Room 75
    Lectures in Social Change: Social Change in the Trump Era (SCHG 399-01) is pleased to present the first in a series of three lectures for Spring 2018. Michael Aldridge, executive director of the ACLU of Kentucky, will deliver the talk in an event that is free and open to the public.
    Additional Information: Cherie Dawson-Edwards


    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: Hormetic effects of low dose radiation: uncommonly expected

    Feb. 7, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139
    Dr. Lu Cai, Professor of Pediatrics, Radiology Oncology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, will discuss the increasing evidence that implies that LDR has potential to be used clinically for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, malignant tumors and even other chronic diseases. This presentation will introduce the historic discovery and increasing recognition of the unexpected effect and its potential application in the clinics.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Paul Dascani

    February 6, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 124, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a Student Research Presentation by Paul Dascani, “Transcription factor signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT-3) serves as a negative regulator controlling IgE class switching.” Dascani is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Jun Yan.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan


    Health and Wellness

    Mindfulness Retreat in Speed Art Museum – relax and refocus

    February 10, 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Speed Art Museum; $5 includes lunch for UofL and Bellarmine participants; $15 for community guests
    Open to employees, students and community members who want to explore a variety of mindfulness practices in silence and the beautiful spaces in Speed Art Museum. Expect to sleep better, become less stress reactive and more capable of clear focus. Both beginners and people with meditation experience are welcome. Sponsored by Health Promotion, a division of Campus Health Services, in partnership with Speed Art Museum. Register online
    Additional Information: 852-1914


    Live better in your body with Get Healthy Now’s Pilates and PiYo classes

    See group fitness schedule; Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5
    Pilates: A series of controlled, flowing movements designed to strengthen muscles surrounding the spine, improve endurance and flexibility, tone abdominal muscles and assist in maintaining the correct curvature of the spine. PiYo: Combines the sculpting and core benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility benefits of Yoga.
    Additional information: Group Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Join the party at Get Healthy Now with Zumba

    Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Enjoy Latin, hip-hop, and International music and get in a great workout while you learn dynamic and effective dance moves.
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755



    Green Tip: Catch RecycleMania

    UofL is competing with schools across the country to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most throughout February and March. You can help the Cards to victory by: 1. Avoiding disposable items as much as possible – bring your own mug, bottle, bag, etc.; and 2. Making sure you always recycle – which is amazingly easy at UofL. All types of plastic, paper, cardboard, metal and glass go into the same single-stream (blue) recycling bins all over campus. More information on how to recycle at UofL is available online
    Additional Information: RecycleMania standings


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    February 7, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Sri Prakash L. Mokshagundam, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Louisville, presents, “Advancing Diabetes Prevention – An Update on Science and Practice.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



    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 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.