February 9, 2017 Announcements



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    Kentucky produces and ages most of the bourbon sold and consumed in the world. That means more than 15,000 jobs and total economic output of $8.5 billion, according to the UofL Urban Studies Institute’s fourth statewide study of the distilling industry. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association released the findings this week in Frankfort. Janet Kelly, institute executive director and urban and public affairs professor, prepared the study with consultant Barry Kornstein and graduate research assistant Ryan Marshall.



    Steven Skaggs, head of the Graphic Design BFA track, has published a book, “FireSigns: A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design” with The MIT Press.  In FireSigns, Skaggs explores semiotics — the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation — and offers the foundation for a semiotic theory of graphic design, exploring semiotic concepts from design and studio art perspectives and offering useful conceptual tools for practicing designers.




    Payroll Services office moving

    February 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 223, Service Complex

    UofL Payroll Services is moving to the Controller’s Office in the Service Complex. The new address will be 223 Service Complex, 2215 S. Brook Street, Louisville, 40292. All phone numbers remain the same. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


    Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program hosting discussion on Executive Orders on immigration

    Feb. 13, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Brandeis School of Law, Room 175
    The Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program at the Brandeis School of Law presents a community discussion of President Trump’s recent Executive Orders on immigration and how the policies impact Louisville. Please join us in room 175 at the law school for a conversation with law students, Meryem Kahloon and Irina Strelkova, Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, and attorneys, Sarah Mills and Duffy Trager. Lunch will be provided.

    Additional Information: Abigail Lewis 


    Shades hosting ‘Unhinged: Black History, Queer Future’

    Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m., George J. Howe Red Barn, Belknap Campus; Free; open to students and the community

    To celebrate Black History Month, Shades will host a Hip-Hop concert featuring regional artists, showcasing the importance of Queer performers of Color. Following the concert, a short panel will be held in order to educate audiences on the current music scene, and how Black History paved their success. Free food provided by Boss Hog’s BBQ.

    Additional Information: Shades Facebook page


    Delphi U 2017 registration open

    May 8-11 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May 12, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Shelby Campus, Burhans Hall; Free
    The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting registrations for Delphi U 2017. Get many of your questions and concerns about online courses answered in this engaging four-and-a-half-day workshop. During Delphi U you will be introduced to ways of designing, developing, delivering and assessing online courses. Spaces remain, so apply now. Learn more and register online
    Additional Information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412


    Call for Volunteers: 11th Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival

    March 4
    Volunteer greeters, room monitors, photographers, and more are needed for the 11th Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival hosted by the UofL Women’s Center and University Libraries on March 4. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Latisha Reynolds, 852-8742.

    Additional Information: Website


    Flex points aren’t just a savings for students

    Did you know that faculty/staff have access to Flex Points? Any UofL faculty/staff member can add Flex Points to their Cardinal Card, and purchases made with Flex Points are sales tax exempt. Flex Points never expire and you get the same built-in bonus as students: Add $100 or more and receive 10 percent in free Flex Points. Flex Points are valid at any dining location on the Belknap or HSC campus. Adding Flex Points is easy; visit us at the Cardinal Card office on the Belknap or HSC campuses.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Kiki Petrosino: ‘Writing the Ancestors: Literacy, Family, & the Creative Process’

    February 11, 3 p.m., Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 2100 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

    Kiki Petrosino, poet, associate professor of English at the University of Louisville, and faculty fellow at the Commonwealth Center for Humanities & Society, will introduce poems from her latest book-in-progress. She will discuss how researching her African American family’s multigenerational journey to literacy has shaped her current artistic practice.

    Additional Information: Website, email


    Biology Department Seminar Series continues

    Feb. 17, noon, Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus

    Topic is, “Glutathione: protecting Group B Streptococcus against reactive oxygen species & allowing for virulence in a murine model of sepsis.”


    Carmen Lozar: Glass Demonstration and Lecture

    February 9, 6:30 p.m., Cressman Center for Visual Arts,100 East Main St.

    A widely recognized talent in the field of contemporary art glass, Carmen Lozar has demonstrated, lectured, taught, and exhibited widely across the U.S. She’s been an instructor at the Penland School of Crafts and the Pilchuck Glass School, has twice been awarded a residency at the Corning Museum of Glass, and was honored with a Rising Star of the 21st Century award from the American Museum of Glass. She is a faculty member at Illinois Wesleyan University.

    Additional Information: UofL Hite Art Institute, 852-6794, website


    ‘Embodying the Female Athlete’

    February 9, 4-5:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free and open to the public

    Social Change presents: “So Tight in the Thighs, So Loose in the Waist: Embodying the Female Athlete Online,” a lecture by Prof. Dawn Heinecken (WGST). This is the second lecture in the semester-long series on Sports & Social Change.

    Additional Information: Avery Kolerswebsite


    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, PhD proposal defense

    February 9, noon to 1 p.m., 123, CTRB, HSC

    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a MS Defense and PhD Proposal Defense by Alhassan Kyakulaga, “Withaferin A, synergistically enhances the effect of paclitaxel against Lung Cancer.” Kyakulaga is from the lab of Dr. Gupta.

    Additional Information: Olivia Hill, 852-6255


    Training and Workshops

    Maple tapping workshop scheduled

    February 13, 1-2 p.m., Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

    Join us in UofL’s sustainable garden to learn about the process of tapping maple trees and making maple syrup. Our guest speaker, David Barker, has been tapping trees and making his own syrup for years. He will give a workshop on the process and (If the weather is suitable) do a demonstration of tapping trees on our own maple trees located in the Garden Commons. Participants can also get a taste of last year’s maple syrup made from the sap of UofL’s own maple trees.

    Additional Information: Ellie Miller


    Active shooter training next week

    February 15, 2-3 p.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    We hope we never encounter an active shooter situation on our campus, but we know preparation and planning can help reduce the negative impacts in case such an event occurs. Please join us in the for our Active Shooter Training where we will discuss how you can respond, developing the Survival Mindset, and what you can expect from law enforcement officers.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    Speaking Out Against Prejudice: Best Practice for Targets and Allies

    February 13, 12:30-2 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus

    Speaking out against prejudice has been shown to reduce discrimination and cultivate anti-bias norms. However, we have poor understanding of what people should do to confront bias in ways that minimize backlash, inspire others to act, and empower targets of discrimination. Results from experiments addressing these gaps in the social science literature help shed light on best practices for stigmatized targets and their non-target allies with regard to prejudice confrontation.

    Additional Information: Dr. Depue, 852-6482


    Arts and Entertainment

    French Film Festival continues

    February 9, 5 and 8 p.m., Floyd Theatre, SAC; Free
    The 2017 French Film Festival continues with a screening of “A Kid,” the story of a man who attends the funeral of a father he has never known and, in Montreal, he realizes he is in a hostile territory among family. The French Film Festival will take place every Thursday, Friday and Sunday throughout February. Details can be found online.
    Additional Information: Email, website 


    Free electronic waste recycling at Ecolympics kick-off

    February 13, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Activities Center, Belknap Campus

    Help the Cards to victory in RecycleMania by bringing in your old electronics for recycling on Monday. Drop off personal E-wastes at the SAC multipurpose room, including: computers, cellphones, monitors, TVs, CD players, digital cameras, printers, copiers, scanners, servers, game systems, fax machines, telephones, hard drives, battery backups, keyboards, mice, speakers, adapters and computer cables. Be sure to wipe your data from devices first. No appliances or surplus UofL departmental property accepted.

    Additional Information: Event information, Surplus UofL Departmental Property


    Health and Wellness

    Take 20 for a Healthy Heart on Shelby Campus

    Feb. 13, 12-12:20 p.m.; Burhans Hall Rm 208, Shelby Campus; Free for UofL employees, Spouse/QA

    Join Get Healthy Now for a 20-minute resistance band workout to build a healthy heart. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    New: STRONG by Zumba at Get Healthy Now

    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members

    STRONG by Zumba combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Jazz up your workout routine with GHN

    Fridays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN Member; Fees apply for Yoga
    Start your weekend with a fun fitness number with Jazz It Up! This low-impact, high-intensity, body blasting program fuses cardio, strength and a bit of dancing that will have you energized to start your weekend on a good note.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Weekend group fitness classes available

    See group fitness class schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members

    Your workout routine shouldn’t end on Fridays. Get Healthy Now offers free group fitness classes on Saturdays, too. Join us for Weekend Kickstart, Yoga or shoot some hoops during Open Gym hours

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    February 10, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, Wade Mountz Auditorium

    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Harry L. Gewanter, MD. Gewanter is a clinical professor of pediatrics and chair of the division of community pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He will present “Rheum With A View.” Upon conclusion of this talk, attendees should be able to define the concept of advocacy, list areas of advocacy within pediatrics, and describe successful approaches to interacting with elected officials.

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    February 10, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome James Moyer, MD, Norton’s Children’s Orthopaedics of Louisville. Dr. Moyer will lecture on “Common Orthopaedic Conditions and Gait Concerns in the Pediatric Patient.”

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902


    Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds

    February 10, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium

    Our speaker is Melissa Updike who will present, “Avoiding and Surviving Medical Malpractice Litigation.” She will discuss the malpractice climate in Kentucky and how insurance carriers respond, and understanding the litigation process and best practices to avoid being sued.

    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    February 10, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    The Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine welcomes visiting Gheens lecturer Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, will present, “Imaging Endophenotypes of Traumatic Brain Injury.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499




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