January 18, 2017 Announcements


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    UofL’s School of Music has a guestbook containing the signatures of hundreds of dignitaries who have visited or performed at the school since 1948, including Dmitri Shostakovich, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Roy Harris, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis and William Schwann. 



    UofL’s Mahendra Sunkara, PhD, director of the Conn Center, is one of 11 Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation’s 2016 Fellows, an honor conferred by KSTC through the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation. KSTC bestows this honor to recognize distinguished persons who have made significant contributions to the advancement of excellence in science and engineering in Kentucky. Sunkara is part of the inaugural class of KSEF Fellows.




    Governor appoints 10 to UofL Board of Trustees

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced Tuesday the following appointments to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees:
    J. David Grissom, of Louisville
    John H. Schnatter, of Louisville.
    Sandra Frazier, of Louisville
    Nitin Sahney, of Prospect
    Bonita K. Black, of Crestwood
    Brian A. Cromer, of Louisville
    Ulysses Lee Bridgeman, Jr., of Louisville
    Ronald L. Wright, MD, of Prospect
    James M. Rogers, of Prospect
    Diane B. Medley, of Ekron, Ky.
    The board also will include the three constituency representatives: Enid Trucios-Haynes, Faculty; Will Armstrong, Staff; Aaron Vance, Students.

    Money Smart Week at the Ekstrom Library

    January 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; January 26, 12-4 p.m., Ekstrom Library

    Celebrate Money Smart Week at your library with free financial literacy programming to help you better manage your personal finances. Sessions topics include: budgeting, money management and identity theft. You also can sign up for a one-on-one credit report review and financial counseling session. Participate in the library scavenger hunt and you could win a $100 gift card (must have a current UofL ID and attend at least one session). Sponsored by UofL Libraries and Commonwealth Credit Union.

    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775, Fannie Cox, 502-852-0433, website


    New menus, new look at the University Club

    February 18, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., University Club; $6.95 -$9.25

    Come peruse the U Club’s new (more affordable) Lunch Menu, including the $8 Cardinal Comfort Cuisine. If Tuesday is the day you get out with your staff, take advantage of $10 Tuesdays. The Cardinal Comfort Cuisine and Sandwich Menu are all $10 inclusive. January is also open dining at the Club. For a copy of the new Lunch Menu, call 852-6996. Also, come in soon to see the ongoing updates to the facilities.

    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website


    Cardinal Challenge 2017 scheduled

    February 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marriott Louisville Downtown, 280 W. Jefferson St.; Free

    The Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge is a high-stakes business plan competition hosted by the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business. The 2017 Cardinal Challenge will feature MBA teams from Yale, Oregon and Canada, along with UofL’s own MetaCT, all competing for more than $125,000 in business start-up cash and prizes. All are invited to this event that is similar to “Shark Tank” on Feb. 18, starting at 8 a.m. at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

    Additional Information: Website 


    2017 Martin Luther King Week activities continue this week

    Through Jan. 20
    Jan. 18: Women in the Movement Discussion, featuring Dr. Kaila Story, 12-1:30 p.m., Cultural Center; Jan. 19: Movie Viewing & Discussion “Children of the Civil Rights Movement,” 6 p.m., Chao Auditorium; Jan. 20: Lunch & MLK Wall Signing, 12-2 p.m.
    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228


    Alumni travel opportunity to Germany available

    December 8-15

    The holiday season may be over, but UofL alumni and fans can make plans now to embrace the holiday season on a Christmas Markets of Germany trip Dec. 8-15, 2017. Also, limited spaces remain for a Danube River Cruise this summer.

    Additional Information: Website


    ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’ film screening

    Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m., Norton Orthopedic Hand Center conference room, 9880 Angies Way; Free, but registration requested

    ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’ a film by James Redford featured at Sundance festival in 2016, is coming to Louisville. Panelists are Dr. Amber Pendleton, UofL Pediatrics; Dr. Erin Frazier, NMG Peds; Jennifer Bobo, LCSW; and Ron Oliver, NHC Mission and Outreach. Register online.

    Additional Information: Julia Mitchell


    Blockchain technologies: Greetings from the Peak of Inflated Expectations (presentation)

    Jan. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m., (reception, 3-3:30 p.m.) Duthie Room 117
    Blockchain Technologies are maturing at a rapid rate and the potential is attracting significant interest across multiple industries. This presentation paints the picture on why Blockchain is an opportunity for software engineers. Kyle Culver, a UofL grad who now works for Humana, will discuss what “Blockchain” is, the current state and potential applications within the financial and healthcare space.
    Additional Information: Baylee Pulliam, 852-8440


    Schedule Research Instruction with a Librarian

    Do your students struggle to find peer-reviewed sources? Do they rely solely on basic Google for research? Consider bringing your class to the library for research instruction. We will work with you to develop an instruction session tailored to your assignment. Schedule a session online.

    Additional Information: Email


    Submit your advertisement for the 2017 Freshman Orientation Guide

    The Office of New Student Orientation is currently accepting advertisement orders for the 2017 Freshman Orientation Guide. For an order form or more information, contact Melissa Eversole.

    Additional Information: Melissa Eversole, 852-8979


    Want to use digital media in your classroom?

    Ekstom Library, Digital Media Suite

    The Digital Media Suite (DMS) is open for the spring with new resources and services. Learn how you or your students can check out audio and visual equipment, record in our green screen studio, create digital media assignments using any of the Adobe Creative Cloud apps, or utilize Apple or Android phones and tablets for course work. Contact Jason Zahrndt to schedule a consultation to learn more, or go online to schedule a presentation for your class.

    Additional Information: Jason Zahrndt, 852-3787


    Part-Time Job Fair today

    January 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bigelow Hall (Miller IT Building)

    Looking for a part-time job this semester? Come check out the Part-Time Job Fair.

    Additional Information: Career Development Center, 852-6701



    Consortium hosting three idea incubator sessions

    The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research is hosting three idea incubator sessions. Light lunch will be provided. These are initial brainstorming sessions for any faculty who are involved or interested in research on the following social justice issues:
    Restorative Justice: Jan. 23, 12-1:30 p.m., Ekstrom 254
    Housing Justice: Jan. 24, 12-1:30 p.m., Ekstrom W210
    Emerging Issues, including Health Equity: Jan. 25, 12-1:30 p.m., Ekstrom 254

    Additional Information: Cate Fosl, Enid Trucios-Haynes, 852-2944



    Panel discussion on the Trump presidency scheduled

    Jan. 23, 6 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free, open to the public

    The panel will feature Gary Gregg, director of the non-partisan McConnell Center at UofL; political science professors Jasmine Farrier and Laura Moyer; and Stephan Gohmann, director of the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise in the UofL College of Business. The discussion is part of the “Promises and Perils of the American Presidency” lecture series.

    Additional Information: Matt Lambert, 852-7542


    Microbiology and Immunology seminar

    January 19, 12-1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents “miRNAs: Potential risk factors for the development of multiple sclerosis,” by Amy Lovett-Racke, PhD, professor, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, The Ohio State University Medical Center.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Bioengineering Department Seminar Series, ‘Of Mice and Mechanisms’

    Jan. 18, noon to 1 p.m., Vogt Building, Room 311
    The Bioengineering Department Seminar Series continues Jan. 18 with “Of Mice and Mechanisms: Using Mouse Models to Study Cancer Biology and Therapeutic Responses,” with UofL Professor Levi Beverly. Beverly will give an overview of the history of using mouse models in cancer biology and give a series of examples as to how his lab uses these models to answer biological questions.  
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    Center for Predictive Medicine Seminar Series

    January 18, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, Center for Translational Research Building, HSC Campus

    The Center for Predictive Medicine presents “Cytoplasmic Sindbis Virus Capsid: vRNA Interactions-a Novel Virulence Determinant” by Kevin Sokoloski, PhD, Assistant Professor, UofL Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Open to HSC faculty, staff and students. Pizza and drinks provided. Limited Seating.

    Additional Information: Cathy St. Clair


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now’s Walk and Run Club is back

    Thursdays, 5:15-6 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members
    Whether it’s training for a personal best in an upcoming race or keeping up with the kids on weekends, we want you to get the most out of your walking/running. Our Walk and Run Club welcomes all levels and abilities. Receive tips and pointers on how to reach your potential as a walker/runner. Registration required.

    Additional Information: Register online, website, email, 852-7755


    Mindfulness without the woo woo

    Thursdays, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Room 116, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd.; Free

    Decrease your stress and find more daily satisfaction with this evidence-based KORU workshop. The course is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of skills that calm and focus your mind and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling stressed or are just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome. Only a few spaces left.

    Additional Information: Register via email


    Get your body in motion 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


    Get Healthy Now’s yoga and other specialty class offerings

    Dates and times: See group fitness schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 unlimited classes

    Try our energetic, strength-based yoga, Power Vinyasa and stress-relieving classes such as Gentle Yoga, Tai Chi, and more. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. All classes are available to all fitness levels. First class is always free.

    Additional Information: Specialty class schedule, Facebook, websiteemail

    Evening indoor cycling classes at GHN

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for members
    Join Get Healthy Now’s InCycle evening class and let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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


    Grand Rounds

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Betty Villafuerte

    January 19, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium

    Medicine Grand Rounds features Betty C. Villafuerte, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes at UofL. She will present “Controversies in the Medical Management of Obesity,” focusing on a complications-based approach to guide treatment modality of obesity, treatment guidelines on lifestyle modifications and use of pharmacotherapy in managing obesity, and the role of meal frequency, meal timing, lifestyle behavior, and intelligence on obesity.

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 18, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th floor (CC)

    Join us for special guest Rajeev Fernando, MD, assistant professor of medicine; director, CMR research – Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UofL. Fernando will present “Cardiac Masses: Characterization with Cardiac MRI,” discussing most common cardiac masses and their clinical features; outlining an MR imaging protocol to assess and characterize a cardiac mass, as well as MR imaging features of thrombus and specific cardiac tumors.

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website



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