January 24, 2017 Announcements


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    January is Mental Wellness Month and NPR recently featured an article about Kognito online conversation simulation on campus. The Cards SPEAK program offers Kognito to all who attend or work at UofL. Kognito provides the opportunity to learn how to respond to a struggling friend or family member. More information is available online



    The Louisville Chapter of The American Cancer Society recently recognized Dr. Karen Kayser, head of the Psychosocial Oncology program at the Kent School of Social Work and the Dr. Renato LaRocca Endowed Chair in Oncology Social Work, as one of the 2016 Cure Champions. 




    UofL celebrates first Unity Week with a number of events

    January 23-27
    UofL students initiated the week in an effort to bring together the campus community in times of division. A list of events is available online
    Additional Information: 502-851-7403


    Cardinal Career Trek: Eurofins Genomics

    January 27, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Career Development Center, Houchens Building LL03
    This event is an opportunity for students to explore and network with professionals at Eurofins Genomics. Students will tour the facility and hear from a panel of experts with Eurofins Genomics employees. Free transportation and lunch provided.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Ali Week- Gloves Up for Parkinson’s

    January 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Red Barn
    As a part of ELSB’s Ali Week, enjoy free Jimmy John’s while listening to a speech commemorating Ali, his life and his social justice work.
    Additional Information: Email


    ELSB Ali Week- An Evening with Ali

    January 25, 7-9 p.m., Muhammad Ali Center
    Join us for a fun and educational evening at the Muhammad Ali Center. Learn about Ali’s social justice work and his battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Free admission and transportation for the first 80 students. Buses leave the Ville Grille at 5:45 and 6 p.m.
    Additional Information: Email 


    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, 852-0412


    Master of Science in Social Work prospective student sessions scheduled

    February 8, 5-6:45 p.m., Oppenheimer Hall
    Are you interested in a profession improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities? Come find out if the versatile Master of Science in Social Work is the right graduate program for you and your professional development. We are hosting virtual and in-person sessions throughout the next two months. Next sessions February 8 and March 15, as well many Virtual Sessions between those dates.

    Additional Information: Website


    UofL Free Store open Wednesday

    January 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unitas Tower Basement
    All students, faculty and staff are welcome to “shop” for free clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, household items, bath and beauty supplies, books, school and art supplies, non-perishable food, and more. Clean donated items of all kinds are always welcome and can be dropped off any time in the red bins outside the Store.
    Additional Information: 502-851-7403


    Funding opportunities for product development and research commercialization

    February 20, pre-application deadline
    Do you have an idea for a product that could improve patient care or enhance human health? The UofL ExCITE hub offers proof-of-concept grants for all types of health-related ideas. Grants are for $75,000-$150,000 per project. All UofL faculty, staff, trainees and students are eligible to apply. A pre-application is required by Feb. 20. Details and application forms are on our website. Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming information sessions on the Belknap and HSC campuses.
    Additional Information: Website; email



    Engage Kentucky Symposium

    February 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  Bingham Humanities Building
    ELSB is hosting its second Engage Kentucky Symposium. The purpose of this social change-oriented event is to forge active citizens, and we invite you to be a part of this symposium. Register online.
    Additional Information: Email


    ‘Stick to sports!’ the intersection of sports, media, and politics

    January 26, 4-5:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    Matt Jones, host of Kentucky Sports Radio and co-founder of the New Kentucky Project, will kick off the spring 2017 Social Change lecture series on “Sports and Social Change.”

    Additional Information: Avery Kolers, Facebook 


    February edition of The Optimal Aging Lecture Series

    February 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., UofL Alumni Club, $25
    Join us on February 8 for a discussion on “Access to Community-Based Services: Challenges and Opportunities.” We will express new ideas on how to creatively collaborate with each other to strengthen and revive age-related supports in an uncertain future. This lecture will be presented by Barbara Gordon, MA.
    Additional Information: Register by calling 852-5629 or online


    Bioengineering Department Seminar Series

    Jan. 25, 12-1 p.m., Vogt Building, Room 311
    The Bioengineering Department Seminar Series continues with “Too many nodules – Using breath analysis as a better way to diagnose lung cancer,” by Dr. Victor van Berkel, surgical director of the Lung Transplant program and Division Chief of Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at UofL’s School of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    Gheens Lecture: ‘Traumatic Brain Injury: The Silent Epidemic is Discovered’

    February 10, 12-1 p.m. Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building (CTR), Room 101/102, HSC (please note change of location)
    Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine presents the Gheens Lecture. “Traumatic Brain Injury: The Silent Epidemic is Discovered” will be presented by Dr. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia. Lunch will be served to the first 140 who make a reservation.
    Additional Information: Website


    Training and Workshops

    It’s Your Planet, Love It! Workshops

    Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to noon, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $12/scout; $3/adult for UofL faculty/staff/students (regularly $15/$5)
    Don’t miss the upcoming “Get Moving” (Junior) Workshop, January 28 or the “Breathe” (Cadette) Workshop, February 4 where girls conduct hands-on experiments, create models and fly through the universe as they travel on their Journey to earn their award. If your scouts can’t come one of these days, call us to see about scheduling one on a date that works for you.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-6665


    CPR training – additional date offered

    HSC Building B, Paris Simulation Center, Room 307; $40
    The Paris Simulation Center will offer CPR Training on the following dates and times: Jan. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; March 7, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; March 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; March 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; April 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; April 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; May 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; June 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, or Kevin Martin, 852-3384


    Bike Maintenance Workshop

    January 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Humanities Quad
    Come get your bike related questions answered, enjoy great snacks, and enter into two raffles featuring essentials needing for commuting. Bring you bike for some free bike maintenance by members of the cycling team, get commuting tips, and try your hand at our trivia questions about safe biking practices.
    Additional Information: 502-851-7403


    Garden Commons Workshop

    Every Monday, noon to 1 p.m., 250 E. Bloom St.; Free
    Join us in UofL’s organic garden for our group workdays. Learn (by doing) how to grow vegetables all year-round in our greenhouse, aquaponics system, and outdoor beds.
    Additional Information: 502-851-7403



    Building community for transdisciplinary social justice research

    January 26, 12-1:15 p.m., Brandeis Law School, Room LL60
    This is an introductory faculty lunch. Open to all interested faculty, but please RSVP by noon on January 24 via email. Sponsored by the new Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research.


    Health and Wellness

    New: Circuit Training Class at Get Healthy Now

    Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    This 30-minute class uses a variety of exercise stations utilizing bodyweight exercises, free-weights, resistance bands and various fitness equipment that will improve your overall strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. Appropriate for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    New: Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes

    Jan. 17-March 15, Tuesdays, Room 109, Humanities Building, Belknap; Wednesdays, Room 2017, Nursing/K-Wing Building, HSC Campus; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and their Spouse/QA
    Register for Get Healthy Now’s Weigh to Wellness classes. Weigh to Wellness is a 9-week program that promotes healthy lifestyle changes through physical activity and improved nutrition. The class is designed to give you an accurate understanding of ways to integrate optimal health behaviors into your everyday life. Bring your lunch with you and learn your “weigh” to wellness.
    Additional Information: Register online, email, 852-7755


    Make a splash with Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness

    Through Apr 20, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-12:45 p.m., Natatorium, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and Spouse/QA
    Are you looking for a form of exercise that is easy on the joints and big on fun? Join Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness class for the 2017 Spring semester. The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, joint pain relief and much more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not). Register today.
    Additional Information: Register onlineWebsite, email, 852-7755


    Burn calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Boot Camp is a fun and high-intensity interval training workout that incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements. This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    January 25, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Sathya Krishnasamy, MD, UofL Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “Diabetic Gastroenteropathies: an Endocrinologist’s Perspective.”
    Additional Information: Email Kelly Galiette or call 852-5237



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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.