January 23, 2017 Announcements


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    In 1991, UofL, the CEHD, and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative formed a partnership to deliver improved professional development to the 13 districts that were in OVEC region at that time. The partnership has expanded to include additional services such as grants, committees and participation in the Content Networks. OVEC collaborates with the CEHD on facilitating teacher recruitment, leadership initiatives, and faculty research efforts.



    Brandeis School of Law Professor Ariana Levinson has appeared in multiple news outlets to discuss the Kentucky General Assembly’s right-to-work bill that was recently signed into law. Levinson is a scholar in labor and employment law and has recently co-written an article, “Federal Preemption of Local Right-to-Work Ordinances,” for the Harvard Journal on Legislation.



    Eight University of Louisville faculty and staff received more than $700,000 in grants in the past two weeks. Check out their funded projects here.




    Postel named interim president

    The UofL Board of Trustees has named Greg Postel interim president effective Jan. 30. Postel will succeed Neville Pinto, who will assume the presidency at the University of Cincinnati in February. See UofLNews.com for more information.


    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively

    Monday, Jan. 23: The world has become a more interconnected place, prompting an increasing number of UofL students to study abroad.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of all radio programs can be found on SoundCloud.
    This week’s schedule:
    Monday, Jan. 23: Electric cars with John Naber from the Speed School of Engineering; The McConnell Center’s moot court team, Neil Salyer, Macey Mayes and Dasha Kolyaskina.
    Tuesday, Jan. 24: Mary Tapolsky from Nucleus and local businessman and vet Kevin Stevenson talk about the VetStart program; Psychologist Dr. Stephen O’Connor on depression and ways to lift your spirits; Nefertiti Burton talks about a new play that examines racism on campuses, “Baltimore.”


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m.  Metro TV shows can be found on YouTube.

    This week: Law school professor Goldburn Maynard discusses the Estate Planning and Elder Law program; Maggie McGatha talks about improving the math teaching skills of elementary school teachers



    Signature Partnership listening session

    January 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Room 201, Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus
    The Signature Partnership, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017, is one of UofL’s most vital community outreach initiatives. As part of the Office of Community Engagement listening tour, we wish to hear from faculty, staff and students who reside in the west Louisville community. Our goal is to gather information that will assist in assessing and planning the next phase of the Signature Partnership. Light lunch will be served.
    Additional Information: Website, email 


    Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Day of Service

    The Office of Community Engagement is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual UofL Day of Service will be held on April 21, 2017. Site locations and how to sign-up will be forthcoming.
    Additional Information: Susan Jenkins


    Apply now for Delphi U 2017

    May 8-11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May 12, 8 a.m. to noon, Shelby Campus, Burhans Hall; Free

    The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce registration for Delphi U 2017 is now open. 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. Space is limited, so apply now.

    Additional Information: Register online; Deb Hatfield, 852-


    Reminder: Welcome Week 2017 event request

    First Year Initiatives is planning for Welcome Week 2017 (Aug. 16-20). If your office/organization would like to host an event during Welcome Week, complete the Interest Form by February 10. We will do our best to accommodate as many requests as we can, as we build an overall event flow which is intentional and strategic.
    Additional Information: Shelley Tewell, website



    Retirement Incoming Planning Seminar for employees age 50+

    February 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., University Club Ballroom, 200 E Brandeis Ave.; Free to faculty and staff
    Saving for retirement is different than living in retirement. That’s why we’re offering The Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning seminar exclusively for employees age 50-plus, presented by Fidelity. Discussion will include information to help build your retirement plan. Join us at the University Club for a light lunch buffet, followed by the presentation, dessert and coffee. Please RSVP by February 6 for you and a guest by calling 800-642-7131 or online.

    Additional Information: Website



    Speed School of Engineering Special Seminar

    January 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Ernst Hall Auditorium
    Dr. Manju Hegde, CEO of Uhnder, will present a seminar titled, “Self-driving Cars: The Opportunity and When Should We Trust Them?” Prior to Uhnder, Hegde was VP of NVIDIA and VP of AMD Corporations, as well as chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Louisiana State University.
    Additional Information: Amir Amini


    Biochemistry Seminar today

    January 23, noon to 1 p.m., Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Hanne Hoffmann, PostDoc Researcher, Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, will speak.
    Additional Information: Email


    BB&T Speaker Series: The Philosophic Fight for the Future of America

    January 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m., PNC Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business
    Classic liberalism vs. statism: John Allison will examine the fundamental ideas of both philosophies and their implications for human flourishing in the USA. Allison is the retired Chairman/CEO of BB&T. His talk is part of the BB&T Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise. Free pizza for attendees.
    Additional Information: Donna Zinser Clarkwebsite


    Training and Workshops

    EndNote Classes for the spring semester, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

    Jan. 24, 10-11:30 a.m., History Room, Kornhauser Library, HSC; Free to UofL community
    Kornhauser Library is offering EndNote training during the spring semester. RSVP with John Chenault via email or 852-3901.
    Additional Information: Website


    EndNote for Beginners at Ekstrom Library

    February 6, 10-11:30 a.m., W103, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free to UofL Community
    Want to get started with EndNote, the citation management software program freely available to all UofL faculty, staff, and students? Come to this workshop where we will cover downloading the program, importing citations, working with MS Word, and syncing with EndNoteWeb. The workshop is limited to 10 people.
    Additional Information: Website


    Mindfulness workshops available for those who connect students with resources

    $5 Retreat; $12 Workshops
    If your job includes connecting students with ways to increase stress resilience, decrease anxiety and improve capacity to concentrate, please recommend the student options for Koru Mindfulness Workshops and/or Retreats. Many program options and registration are online at Health Promotion Wellbeing Central, a division of Campus Health Services. No experience required.
    Additional Information: Register online; Karen Newton, 852-1914


    Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Facilitator Training

    May 18, 12 p.m. to May 20, 4 p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC) W309K; $250 (Fee waived for limited number of in-kind spots)
    OWL is a comprehensive, inclusive sexuality education that provides information and skills on a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality. Check out the OWL website to learn more. Fee includes cost of training, meals, OWL Young Adult curriculum, and certification.

    Additional Information: Register online


    PLAN to host workshop for grad students on creating an online portfolio for job searches

    January 25, 2-4 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Room W103
    What is your web presence like? Do you have a professional online presence? If you are going on the job market, the answer to these questions could set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will discuss why you should develop an online portfolio, what information should be included, and how even the busy or technologically-challenged can build an online presence starting today. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: PLAN website; Calendar page


    Health and Wellness

    Get fit with GHN’s R.I.P.P.E.D.

    Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members
    This high intensity class uses a combination of free weights, body weight and resistance training exercises that will make you sweat. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Fall into alignment with Get Healthy Now’s Yoga/Specialty Class Offerings

    See Group Fitness Schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited classes/semester
    Try our energetic, strength-based yoga and stress relieving classes like Gentle Yoga, Power Vinyasa, PiYo and Lunchtime Yoga. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. First class is always free. New registrants can purchase specialty classes at Front Desk.

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


    Start your mornings with Tai Chi Class

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited classes/semester
    Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts which will improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination. Suitable for all fitness levels. First class is always free.

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


    Craving ribs? Try avocado

    If you feel like dining on ribs or pork sausages, chances are your taste buds would be happy with something else that is fatty, so go for plant foods that are loaded with fat, such as avocados (13 grams of fat in 1/2 avocado) or macadamia nuts (a whopping 21 grams of fat in a 1 oz. serving—more than ribs). The good news is that fats found in plants are healthy and unsaturated.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook page, Get Healthy Now website, email, 852-7755



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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.