February 7, 2017 Announcements


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    Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017





    UofL’s 2017 Homecoming Week is Oct. 9-14. The week will kick off with the annual Alumni Golf Scramble and culminate with the Oct. 14 Homecoming football game vs. Boston College.



    Dr. Christian Furman, professor in UofL’s Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, was appointed to the board of directors of Passport Health Plan. She is the medical director for the university’s Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging, as well as the administrative director of the Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment Program. Passport Health Plan is a provider-sponsored, non-profit health care plan administering Medicaid benefits throughout Kentucky.




    Planetarium hosting: ‘Empowerment: Making and Shaping History’

    February, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; Free
    This program features 360-degree clips featuring #BLM events on the dome. Post-screening discussions will provide participants with an array of opportunities to make and shape history. The full schedule is available on the Planetarium’s website
    Additional Information: Email, 852-6665


    Minority Association of Graduate Students Karaoke Night

    February 17, 9 p.m., Akiko’s, 1123 Bardstown Rd.
    Need a break? Join MAGS for Karaoke at Akiko’s. Contact Billie Castle, president, for more information.
    Additional Information: Billie Castle


    UofL Free Store hours available

    February 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unitas Tower Basement
    The UofL Free Store will be open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout Spring 2017 (except Spring Break, March 15). All students, faculty and staff are welcome to “shop” for free clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, household items, bath and beauty supplies, books, school and art supplies, non-perishable food, and more. Clean, donated items are always welcome and can be dropped off any time in the red bins outside the store.
    Additional Information: Group Recycling and Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) Facebook page


    7th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Conference

    February 8, 6-8 p.m., SAC Multipurpose Room
    The UofL Women’s Center and Women4Women Student Board are raising awareness of human trafficking in Kentucky to educate students and the community about the complex issue of human trafficking and to encourage taking action to prevent it.
    Additional Information: 502-851-7403



    Black History Month speaker Star Parker: ‘USA should embrace, not over-regulate entrepreneurs’

    February 9, 4:30- 5:30 p.m., PNC Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business
    Star Parker will discuss how our country needs legislators who will stand up for free enterprise and small business, not create laws that that discourage innovation and opportunity. Parker is the founder of Center for Urban Renewal & Education (CURE). Introduction by local entrepreneur Darnell Ferguson, who struggled with homelessness and incarceration as a young adult and is now a nationally recognized chef and successful restauranteur. This talk is part of the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise speaker series on entrepreneurship.
    Additional Information: Website


    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series focuses on spinal cord injury research

    Feb. 8, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
    Dr. David Magnuson, the Friends for Michael Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, will present, “Beam me up, Scotty! Engineering Rescues in Spinal Cord Injury Research.” He will explore the mammalian central pattern generator for locomotion, rat models of incomplete spinal cord injury, and how engineering students have enhanced our efforts to understand locomotor rehabilitation in the Magnuson lab and the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    Biochemistry Seminar today

    February 7, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
    Ernest Bailey, PhD, professor, Department of Veterinary Science, UK, will present, “Natural History of CXCL16 in Horses: Evidence for Calballine, Non-calballine Hybridization.”
    Additional Information: Email 


    Latin American and Latino Studies, Cultural Center present lecture by Dr. Fernando Operé

    Feb. 9, 3-4 p.m., Cultural Center’s Multipurpose Room

    The Latin American and Latino Studies and the Cultural Center’s Hispanic/Latin@ Initiative present a lecture by Dr. Fernando Operé of the University of Virginia. Dr. Fernando Operé’s lecture is titled, “Captives: The Ignored Protagonists of the History of the Americas.”
    Additional Information: Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, 852-2034, website


    Training and Workshops

    Garden Commons Workshops each Monday

    Each Monday through April 24, 1-2 p.m., Garden Commons at Cultural Center
    Join us in UofL’s organic garden for our group workdays. Learn (by doing) how to grow vegetables all year-round in our greenhouse, aquaponics system, and outdoor beds.
    Additional Information: 502-851-7403, website


    Email Security Strategies training offered

    February 15, 2-3:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library: Chao Auditorium
    Have you been a victim of the recent ransomware or email phishing attacks? Are you a new employee or are you just in need of an email security refresher? If you have questions about the email security then this training is for you. Topics covered include recent email viruses, email encryption, VPN utilization, passwords, Wi-Fi security, and cell phones. You will learn how to spot bogus email messages. We will also provide you with tips for managing your inbox.
    Additional Information: Email



    Green tip: Catch RecycleMania

    Now through April 1, campus-wide 
    UofL is competing in Ecolympics, an eight-week, annual competition among North American universities to reduce waste, increase recycling and composting, and raise conservation awareness across all three campuses. 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 easy at UofL; all types of plastic, paper, cardboard, metal and glass go into the same single-stream recycling bins all over campus. Additional Information: Details on how to recycle at UofL; RecycleMania standings


    Arts and Entertainment

    African American Music Heritage Institute hosting Grammy-nominated composer

    February 13, 7 p.m., School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall 105 W. Brandeis Ave.; $10 for general admission at the door, $5 for students with ID, free for UofL students with ID
    African American Music Heritage Institute presents Grammy-nominated composer and conductor Quincy Hilliard with the University Symphonic Band and Noe Middle School Band.
    Additional Information: Website


    University Student Gala planned

    February 12, 7:30 p.m., School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall 105 W. Brandeis Ave.; Free and open to the public
    Featuring the outstanding students from the School of Music in both solo and chamber music ensemble performances.
    Additional Information: Penny Brodie, 852-6907


    Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation

    February 10, 6-8 p.m., Cressman Center for Visual Arts
    100 E. Main St.; Free

    Hite Art Institute invites the public to the opening reception for “Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation,” an exhibition of seven contemporary artists whose work explores the intersection between painting and digital technology.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Get moving with Nia

    Tuesdays, 6:15-7 a.m. and 6:40-7:40 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:15-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for members
    Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: the base, the core, and upper extremities.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Strengthen your core with Pilates

    Tuesdays/Thursdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited classes/semester
    A strong core can improve fitness performance, posture, and reduce back pain. This class will help strengthen your core, sculpt your body and burn calories by using weights, balls, bands, gliding discs and even your own bodyweight as resistance. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Burn calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Boot Camp is a fun and high-intensity interval training workout that incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements. This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Fit Get Healthy Now’s ‘Fit in 30!’ in your busy schedule

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7 a.m. and 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members
    Power up your morning or lunchtime routine with an energizing, full body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    February 8, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Albert Seow, MD, UofL associate professor, Department of Radiology, presents, “Ultrasound of Thyroid Nodules.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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