January 17, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, January 17, 2018



    Louisville is No. 2 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the first time in school history. The Cardinals moved up one spot after routing then-No. 2 Notre Dame 100-67 last Thursday to remain unbeaten. It’s the first time that Louisville has been this high in the poll since first getting ranked in 2006.




    Jongwoo Jeremy Kim’s article “A Maddening Kaleidoscope of Gender” has been published in the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present Journal. Kim is an associate professor of Art History. 



    Presidential Search forums scheduled today, Thursday

    The UofL Trustees have set up a website in support of the search for UofL’s next president. The site, which includes both a nomination form and a feedback form, is at: http://louisville.edu/presidential-search. Presidential search open forums will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17, noon to 2 p.m. at the HSC Auditorium, Kornhauser Library, and 6-8 p.m. at the University Club Ballroom; and Thursday, Jan. 18, 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the University Club Ballroom. The open forums will be live streamed at the following address: http://uofl.me/UL-Video.


    Graduate student call for abstracts, deadline this Friday, Jan 19

    Graduate students are invited to present their research at the Graduate Student Regional Research Conference at the University of Louisville happening March 2-3, 2018. The conference theme is “Thriving In and Beyond Graduate School.” The abstract deadline is this Friday, Jan 19 at 11:59 p.m. for students who wish to present an oral talk or poster presentation.
    Additional Information: Kelsey Kahtwebsite


    Free bowling night for graduate students

    January 19, 9-11 p.m., Executive Strike and Spare, 911 Phillips Ln, Louisville, 40209; Free for graduate students
    Completely free night of bowling for graduate students. Light snacks provided. Feel free to bring a guest or two, but just make sure to have your UofL student ID to present at the door. 
    Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht


    Deadline Friday: Funding Opportunity- UofL I-Corps Site Funding

    January 19
    Deadline for I-Corps program has been extended. The UofL-NSF I-Corps Site program can help you with the discovery and commercialization of STEM innovations. Inventors and researchers partner with entrepreneurial mentors to develop a strategy to get innovative products to market. Awards are up to $2,500 per team. The program is open to all UofL faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Applications are due by January 19, 2018.

    Additional Information: Websiteapplicationemail



    Neuroscience Seminar Series

    January 18, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    Dr. Max Fletcher will present the Thursday Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar on January 18. His topic is “Cholinergic Modulation of Olfactory Salience.” 

    Health and Wellness

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    January 19, 12-12:20 p.m., Room 208, HSC Instructional Building, HSC; Free: employees, residents, students and QAs

    Breathe out stress and breathe in energy 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. Email to register or drop in. 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.


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 17, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital – Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th Floor, Great Halls I & II 
    Join us for guest speaker, Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD, professor – director, Diabetes & Obesity Center; Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatnagar will present “Environmental Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivoriwebsite 


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Karim El-Kersh

    January 18, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Karim A. El-Kersh, MD, assistant professor of Medicine and Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program at UofL. Dr. El-Kersh will present “The Nuts and Bolts of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)” focusing on reviewing the updated classification of pulmonary hypertension, understanding PAH pathophysiology, and learning a step-wise approach for PAH diagnosis and treatment.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825




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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.