January 11, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, January 11, 2018



    Legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the MLK Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service. It is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service. The UofL community will participate in the “day on, not a day off” event Monday at various sites throughout the city.




    More than 40 influential women who represent a cross-section of important industries have signed on to participate in Louisville’s Mentoring Monday speed-coaching event this year. Included among them is Suzanne Bergmeister, entrepreneur-in-residence at UofL. The annual networking breakfast, Feb. 12, connects professional women in the region for one-on-one coaching and networking.



    No UofL Today on Monday

    Because of the MLK Jr. holiday on Monday, there will be no Jan. 15 UofL Today. The email will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Any submissions received prior to noon on Friday, Jan. 12, will appear in the Tuesday, Jan. 16 email. 

    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    ‘Winter Cabaret’ to support LGBT Center

    Sunday, Jan. 14, Lola 

    Join us Sunday, January 14 at Lola for “Winter Cabaret,” an event supporting the University of Louisville LGBT Center. Shake off your winter blues to the music of vocalist Karan Chavis and other local musicians. Complimentary bites and delights by Butchertown Grocery chef Bobby Benjamin and beverage director Nic Christiansen included during the cocktail hour. $2 from every Tito’s Vodka cocktail will go to the LGBT Center Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m.

    Additional Information: Tickets available online 


    Admission free for UofL students for tonight’s Women’s Basketball game

    Thursday, 7 p.m., KFC Yum! Center

    No. 2 Notre Dame visits No. 3 UofL Women’s Basketball Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center. UofL is currently 18-0, which is the best start in program history. Admission is free for students with a valid UofL student ID. A UofL student ticket raffle will be held during the game for tickets to Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour. The game will also recognize raiseRED student night. 


    School of Public Health Preview Day

    February 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., School of Public Health and Information Sciences, HSC Campus, 485 E. Gray St.; Free
    Interested in learning more about public health and the degree programs offered by the School of Public Health and Information Sciences? Do you want to use your tuition remission? If so, you should attend Public Health Preview Day. Attend this event and get your application fee waived. Attendees will also receive a free t-shirt, UofL swag, and free meals (light breakfast and lunch).
    Additional Information: Tammi Alvey Thomas, 852-3289, website


    2018 Conference Call for Proposals

    January 19
    The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement has announced that proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Just Research: Inclusivity and Intersectionality.” Proposals are due January 19, 2018. Conference will take place July 18-20 in New Orleans.
    Additional Information: Website


    Speed Art Museum Academic Preview Night

    January 19, 5-6 p.m., Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St.; Free for UofL faculty and staff
    The Curatorial and Engagement Departments of the Speed Art Museum invite you to the 2018 Academic Preview Night. Join us at the Speed for an overview of our upcoming exhibitions and the ways a visit to the Speed can fit into your course syllabus. We will meet in Art Sparks on the lower level of the Speed. Once we conclude our presentation, we invite you to stay for a glass of wine and to experience After Hours @ the Speed.
    Additional Information: Shannon Karol


    Grants.gov changes in 2018

    Faculty who use legacy downloadable grant applications from Grants.gov will find changes in 2018. Grants.gov will no longer allow grant seekers to download an entire application form package for later submission. Grant seekers will need to switch to another grant application option, such as Grants.gov Workspace by registering as an “Organization Applicant” using UofL’s (corrected) DUNS number: 057588857.

    Additional Information: Website


    Book collection drive extended through Jan. 19

    The deadline has been extended for the Book Collection Drive sponsored by the UofL Women’s Center, Family Scholar House and Gray’s Bookstore. This drive is to benefit the Women’s Center Student Parent Association, the Women 4 Women Student Board and the Family Scholar House. UofL faculty can drop off old editions of textbooks that are no longer used or spare copies of texts that have been piling up over several semesters. Drop-off location: Women’s Center located in the lower level of the Administrative Annex Bldg.

    Additional Information: Additional locations online


    Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) notifications from iRIS

    Automatic renewals for completing the ADF will be phased in during Spring/Summer 2018. Notifications emails will be distributed from the iRIS system to ALL employees, advising on their ADF completion requirements. Please add irismail@louisville.edu to your safe list or check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss important notifications. For a list of the disclosing populations at UofL and/or additional information on the ADF, go online.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite, 852-7612


    Training and Workshops

    CPR training available

    January 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., HSC Instructional Builidng, Paris Simulation Center, Room HSC Instructional Building Room 307
    American Heart Association CPR training is available for UofL students and employees. Cost is $40.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 842-2219 or 502-222-5515, or Kevin Martin, 852-2284


    PLAN hosts alternative-academic career exploration workshop

    January 12, 2-4 p.m., Houchens Room 105
    Graduate students come to alternative career paths from all directions – from purposeful interest to concern for job marketability. In this session, we’ll take a look at alternative career paths for grad students from a career development approach: understanding how your interests and abilities can help you identify new career paths. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: Event siteDr. Michelle Rodems, 852-3110


    2018 UofL Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, ‘Our Separate Worlds: Where Do We Go From Here? (Hint: More Humanities),’ the Hon. Matthew W. Barzun

    February 6, 6 p.m., reception immediately following the lecture, Strickler Hall, Middleton Auditorium; Free and open to the public
    While Ambassador to the UK, Barzun listened to 20,000 British teenagers share their experience of their current political and cultural climate. Returning to the US in 2017, Barzun began similarly listening to their U.S. counterparts. U.S. teenagers expressed their main frustration is the divisive rhetoric. Conversely, their main hope is the country’s ever-increasing diversity. Barzun asks how we arrived at this point and the best way forward. Perhaps the answer to both lies in the humanities.
    Additional Information: Website


    Dept. of Biology Seminar Series Presents: Dr. Amanda Subalusky; Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

    January 12, 139 Shumaker Research Building

    Animal migrations can play an important role in moving carbon and nutrients across ecosystem boundaries, and these resource subsidies can have strong effects on food web structure and ecosystem function. In the Mara River, East Africa, hippos move 13,200 tons of biomass from the savanna grasslands into the river through daily feeding migrations, and the Serengeti wildebeest migration moves 1,100 tons through mass drownings during annual reproductive migrations. These subsidies differ in their quantity, quality, timing and duration, leading to significant and complex impacts on the river’s nutrient dynamics, ecosystem metabolism and food web. Research in this system highlights some of the under-appreciated influences of animal migrations on river ecosystems and raises questions about what happens when animal migrations are lost or replaced by modern analogues.

    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center will be closed MLK day

    Jan. 15, Get Healthy Now
    The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center will be closed Monday, January 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now offers new Yoga Tune Up class

    Fridays, 12:10 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5
    Yoga Tune Up blends yoga with corrective exercise and self myo-fascial massage in order to improve range of motion, eliminate pain, strengthen musculature around the joints, downregulate the nervous system and prepare the body for optimum performance. All levels welcome.
    Additional Information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now presents new Back Health class

    Fridays 6:30 a.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5
    Roughly 80 percent of Americans will suffer from lower back pain in their lifetime. Back Health will strengthen your hamstrings, glutes, and core muscles and will have you feeling pain-free.
    Additional information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Pause with OMM (One Moment of Mindfulness) 

    January 11, 12-12:20 p.m., Room 208, HSC Instructional Building, HSC, Free: employees, residents, students and QAs
    Revive, renew and refresh at our 20-minute drop-in meditation sessions. Attend this meditation group to reinforce your desire to practice meditation and to help you to expand your skills. You will connect with others interested in mindfulness practices and be exposed to a wide variety of meditation/mindfulness practices. All experience levels are welcome. OMM is offered every Thursday in January. Drop-in when you can. If you are an HSC employee or student, your UofL ID should scan you into the building. If you are not sure, or if you would prefer to have the code to get into the building, please send us an email.
    Additional Information: Email to register or drop in


    Arts and Entertainment

    Selections from the Teachings of James Grubola

    On View: Now-Feb. 9; Opening reception: Jan. 11, 5-7 p.m., Schneider Hall Galleries; Free 
    This winter, Hite Art Institute will host a two-part exhibition featuring and celebrating work of distinguished drawing professor James Grubola. In addition to a solo exhibition at Hite’s downtown Cressman Center for Visual Arts, the campus Schneider Hall Galleries will host “Selections from the teachings of James Grubola.” The show chronicles Grubola’s significant impact as a teacher through the work of his students. The show features nearly fifty works―new and old―by Grubola’s former students.
    Additional Information: Jessica Kincaid, 852-4437


    Used Battery and Used Lamp Recyling

    Over 23,000 lbs of batteries and lamp were recycled. Departments with a used batteries/used lamp collection container should have it emptied at least once a semester. To have your collection container emptied, submit a online DEHS Used Battery & Lamp Pick up request form online
    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956


    Grand Rounds

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 12, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium

    Karen Krigger, MD, associate professor, UofL Family & Geriatric Medicine, will present “Disbanding the Stigma of HIV: What are the essentials of ‘untransmissible’ HIV?” Providers will be able to define the non-transmissible HIV status, review data supporting the national and global consensus statements for this condition, and be able to educate their patients about this new concept in HIV prevention and risk management. CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499 

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    January 12, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Ashok Raj, MD. Raj is professor of pediatrics and interim division chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He will present, “Evolving Landscape of Hemophilia A Treatment.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828



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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.