January 18, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, January 18, 2018



    The Barbara S. Miller Multicultural Children’s Literature Collection, housed on the third floor of Ekstrom Library, is a collaboration between the University Libraries and the College of Education and Human Development. Books and other library materials are added which acknowledge, appreciate and celebrate differences in culture. 




    Khaldoun Almousily, professor of Arabic in Classical/Modern Languages Department, has served as program coordinator and instructor of Arabic language and culture for Louisville Metro Police Department since 2016. He was awarded the United States President’s Volunteer Service Award for 2016 for doing 125 hours of volunteer work with Louisville Metro Police Department, and will be awarded the Award for 2017 soon for his 156-hour volunteer work with the LMPD.



    Presidential Search forums scheduled today

    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 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.


    Submit your advertisement for the 2018 Freshman Orientation Guide

    The Office of New Student Orientation is currently accepting advertisement orders for the 2018 Freshman Orientation Guide. Deadline for submission and payment is March 1, 2018. For an order form or more information, contact Melissa Eversole.
    Additional Information: Melissa Eversole, 852-8979


    College of Education and Human Development: Spring Research Conference 2018

    The Spring Research Conference is open to College of Education and Human Development master and doctoral students enrolled at UofL, UK, and UC. This opportunity allows students to present research in a friendly setting and to get constructive feedback from faculty and colleagues. This year’s event will be hosted at UofL ShelbyHurst Campus on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This conference is free for all students, faculty, and staff.Deadline for abstract submissions is January 31, 2018.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-2630


    Celebration of Life in memory of Dr. Frank Miller

    January 20, 10 a.m., The Olmsted, which is located at 3701 Frankfort Ave.
    The Department of Surgery will hold a Celebration of Life in memory of Dr. Frank Miller on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. at The Olmsted, which is located at 3701 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville.
    Additional Information: Debbie Krause, 852-5445


    Summer research opportunity for students – apply before Feb. 1

    Students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research and/or treatment are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Cancer Education Program. This year’s program is scheduled from May 29 through August 3 for undergraduate students and May 21 through July 27 for medical students. Each student will be given $4,000 for their participation in this program ($4,300 for medical/dental students). More information is available onlineprogram brochure and video. The application deadline is February 1, 2018. Apply online.


    Darla Frazier Memorial Service

    January 18, 5:30 p.m., University Club
    The campus community is invited to a memorial service on Thursday, January 18 at the University Club, in honor of Darla Frazier. The memorial will start at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6 p.m. Throughout her 30-plus years at UofL Darla worked in many offices, most recently the Cultural Center. Join us as we celebrate her life and legacy. 

    Additional Information: Leondra GullyDiane Whitlock


    Online Info Session: Master of Science in Human Resources & Organization Development

    January 22, 12 p.m., Online
    Human resource leadership and strategic organization development are highly sought-after skills in the market. Join us to learn how this degree, offered 100 percent online and on campus, can help you make a difference in your career. Faculty/Staff tuition remission benefits apply. Register online.

    Additional Information: Email

    UofL employees welcome to UofL vs. Butler tennis match

    January 18, noon, UofL Bass-Rudd Tennis Center; free pizza provided 
    Coach Rex Ecarma invites University of Louisville campus to come to the noon varsity tennis match with Butler Thursday. Free pizza will be provided.


    Deadline extended for Grad Student Research Conference abstract submission

    Deadline extended to Friday, Jan 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST for graduate students who want to submit an abstract to present an oral talk or poster presentation at the Graduate Student Regional Research Conference (GSRRC) at the University of Louisville happening March 2-3, 2018. The conference theme is “Thriving In and Beyond Graduate School.”

    Additional Information: Kelsey Kahtwebsite

    Blackboard Datacenter Maintenance January 20

    Blackboard will be performing scheduled Datacenter Maintenance on Saturday, January 20 from 12 a.m. until 4 p.m. No interruption in service is anticipated as a result of the work; however, periods of intermittent connectivity cannot be entirely ruled out as network traffic adjusts or if we need a quick restart of our servers. Every effort will be made to keep any service disruption within the window to a minimum. If you have any questions, please send an email or call 502-852-8833.


    Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

    The SROP provides UofL undergraduate students who would like to know more about graduate-level education at the university, with a 10-week research-intensive experience in a department that offers graduate degrees. Mentors will provide students with individualized research projects. All UofL departments with graduate programs will be supported. Students should be, preferably, in their sophomore or junior year of study. The deadline is March 15, 2018.
    Additional Information: Website



    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Pradeep Shrestha

    January 18, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a Student Research Presentation by Pradeep Shrestha, “Targeting Fas pathway for the prevention and treatment of Graft Versus Host Disease.” Shrestha is a PhD Candidate in the labs of Drs. Haval Shirwan and Esma Yolcu. 
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan

    EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Urban Forestry

    January 19, noon to 1 p.m., Room W210, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    Monthly EcoReps workshops feature a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability. From maple-tapping and fruit foraging to shade, habitat, clean air and water, the role of trees in livable cities cannot be overstated. Louisville’s urban canopy has been under assault for decades, but the tide may finally be turning as the city recently passed a Tree Ordinance and citizens continue to organize. Get an update on the state of Louisville’s trees and learn how to get involved.
    Additional Information: Facebookwebsite

    Biology Dept. Seminar Series presents Dr. Andrew Mehring, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    January 19, noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building

    Ecologists now recognize cities as ecosystems, providing a new avenue to explore ecological theory in an applied context. This seminar will highlight the ways in which my research integrates ecosystem ecology into the urban setting, including the ways in which invertebrates in human dominated landscapes affect greenhouse gas emissions and heavy metal cycling. The research demonstrates that as the ultimate engineers of the built environment we have the ability to use cities as living laboratories, to create environments that enhance biodiversity and human welfare, and to shape these ecosystems in ways that allow them to function more similarly to their natural analogues and work for us.

    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    Training and Workshops

    Rescheduled: Maple Tapping Workshop rescheduled for this Friday

    January 19, 1-2 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center, Belknap Campus; Free
    Join us in UofL’s sustainable garden to learn about the process of tapping maple trees and making maple syrup. Our workshop leader, Dave Barker, has been tapping trees and making his own syrup in Louisville for years. He will give a workshop on the process and then attendees will get to work with him as we install taps on our own maple trees located in the Garden Commons and around campus. Volunteers are also sought to help monitor and empty sap buckets for a few weeks (weather-dependent).
    Additional Information: Facebook eventwebsite


    PLAN offers a workshop on building your resume

    January 22, 3-5 p.m., 105, Houchens, Belknap Campus
    Having a useful, effective, and strong resume is vital for grad students pursuing a job outside the academy, and often useful for grad students interested in faculty life. Come learn about the differences between a C.V. and a resume, key components, and strategies and tips to make you stand out among a large group of applicants. You are encouraged to bring a device on which to work on your resume. Graduate students interested in this workshop can register and find more info on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: Calendar eventPLAN websiteDr. Michelle Rodems, 852-3110


    iClicker Info and training Session – Registration Link included

    January 24, 12-2 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, Room 244 Delphi Lab; Free
    Looking for new ways to engage your students with course content as well as with each other? iClicker is the nationally recognized leader and award winner in classroom response systems and offers several new innovative features to engage our students. There is a mobile option which allows students to use their phones, tablets, or laptops (iClicker Cloud) as well as a hardware option that requires a ‘remote’ (iclicker Classic). Lunch included – Register online
    Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332



    Rescheduled: Sustainability Roundtable: Pope Francis, Climate Change and U.S. Catholic Voters

    February 2, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 123, Urban Studies Institute (426 W. Bloom St.), Belknap Campus
    Join us for the spring Sustainability Roundtable series every other Friday at 11 a.m. in Urban Studies 123. The series starts Feb. 2 with Dr. David Buckley (Political Science), speaking on Pope Francis and Climate Change. UofL’s Sustainability Council invites faculty, staff and students to come for discussion about interdisciplinary collaboration and to share their research (at any stage) into environmental, social and economic justice at future Roundtables – spring dates available.
    Additional Information: WebsiteDaniel Decaro, 852-2927


    Reboot Meeting for Group Recycling And Sustainable Solutions (GRASS)

    January 19, 2-3 p.m., Room HR 204, Overseers’ Honors House, Belknap Campus
    Join us to discuss ways to reboot and revive UofL’s original student environmental and sustainability organization, GRASS, after a short hiatus due to low membership. We’d love to see you there to get some ideas for activities and/or campaigns for this semester.
    Additional Information: FacebookGrace Rogers


    Health and Wellness

    Get into the Spin of Things with InCycle and InCycle Express

    InCycle: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 p.m., InCycle Express: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 12 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free with membership, public: $5
    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Join the Zumba dance party at Get Healthy Now: New time

    Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free with membership, public:$5
    Take the “work” out of workout and dance fitness. We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this dance-fitness party. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional information: Group Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    January 19, 8 a.m., Norton Auditorium
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Kenneth Schikler, MD. Schikler is professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He will be presenting “Juvenile Fibromyalgia.” Upon conclusion of the presentation, attendees will gain awareness of what juvenile fibromyalgia is, recognize its prevalence and understand approaches to management of the condition.
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 19, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Steven Brown, MD, UofL Sports Medicine Fellow, will present “My Neck, My Back… A Review of Common Spine Injuries in Athletes.” Learners will review common cervical spine injuries in athletes, review common lumbar spine injuries in athletes, and discuss treatment of specific spinal injuries in athletes. CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    January 19, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome our PGY-4 resident, Ken MacKinlay, MD. Dr. MacKinlay will lecture on “Cervical Myelopathy and Its Imitators.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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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.