January 25, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017





    The UofL Board of Trustees on Saturday approved several key administrative appointments, including deans T. Gerard Bradley, School of Dentistry, David Jenkins, Kent School of Social Work, and Todd Mooradian, College of Business. For more information, including a list of appointments, see UofLNews.com.



    The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities & Society Advisory Board has named six faculty members to serve as 2017-18 Faculty Fellows: Brendan Depue (Psychological & Brian Sciences); Christine Ehrick (History); Frances McDonald (English); Michael Brandon McCormack (Pan-African Studies); Karl Swinehart (Humanities); and Joseph Turner (English).




    FAQs available on SACS accreditation status

    A web page with FAQs is now available online with the latest updates regarding UofL’s SACS accreditation status. Visit the university’s accreditation page for more information


    Conflict of Interest Policy reminder: research and sponsored projects

    Adding new participants to sponsored projects? Remember their disclosure requirement. Any individual receiving any portion of their compensation through an externally funded project and any individual participating in research under the auspices of UofL, regardless of compensation, must complete their annual Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF) requirement before added to projects. This includes current UofL students, faculty, and staff, and also visiting students and visiting scholars.
    Additional Information: Conflict of Interest Program email, website, 852-7612


    Money Smart Week at the Ekstrom Library begins today

    January 25. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; January 26, 12-4 p.m., Ekstrom Library
    Are you smart about money? Celebrate Money Smart Week at your library with free financial literacy programming to help you better manage your personal finances. Today’s schedule includes: free, one-on-one financial counseling sessions, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Budget 101, 9-10 a.m.; and Identity Theft, 10-11 a.m. Participate in the library scavenger hunt and you could win a $100 gift card. Sponsored by the University of Louisville Libraries and Commonwealth Credit Union.
    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775, or Fannie Cox, 502-852-0433, Money Smart Week schedule


    Register for the Family & Friends Campus visit

    February 6, 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Room 310B, Student Activities Center, Belknap Campus
    Time is running out to register for the Family & Friends Campus visit. If you have a student in high school, this is the ideal visit for you both. Join us for an admissions information session and walking tour geared for UofL faculty/staff’s children. Space is limited and registration is required and can be done online
    Additional Information: Kristin Ellis, 852-5516, website


    UofL Cultural Center to host Black History Month Commemorative and Performing Arts Nights

    February 2, 6 p.m., Strickler Auditorium; Free
    UofL Cultural Center will host an evening of heritage, culture and the Arts with the Black History Month Commemorative and Performing Arts Night, featuring community activist and Huffington Post contributor Blair Imani, plus special performances from the UofL Black Diamond Choir, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Hannah Drake, B,. Shatter, Envy Dance Team and more/
    Additional Information: Dom McShan, 852-0228, Facebook 


    Training and Workshops

    Grant and Manuscript Writing/Editing session scheduled today on HSC campus

    January 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Clinical and Translational Research Bldg., Room 123
    This session is for students, post-docs, research staff and faculty in the sciences that are submitting a grant or manuscript and need help with writing or editing their piece. This is a drop-in format and no appointments are needed.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2553


    Garden Commons Workshop

    Every Monday, 1-2 p.m., Garden Commons at the Cultural Center; 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: WebsiteEllie Miller, 502-758-3834



    Microbiology and Immunology seminar

    January 26, 12-1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Development of countermeasures for glanders and melioidosis,” by Eric Lafontaine, PhD
    Professor, Dept. of Infectious Diseases College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia.
    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Critical Cardinal Conversations

    The Office for Diversity Education and Inclusive Excellence invites you to join one of our conversation circles. Critical Cardinal Conversations are designed to provide intimate spaces for the campus community to engage in authentic dialogue regarding what they have been formally taught and tacitly socialized to believe about race, while developing practical skills for effectively engaging in critical conversations. Sessions are facilitated by trained UofL students, staff, and faculty.
    Additional Information: Marian R. Vasser


    Health and Wellness

    PEACCful Yoga

    January 31, noon to 1 p.m., Room W309K, Student Activities Center, Belknap Campus
    Our free monthly yoga series is back for spring semester. Need a break to breathe and relax in the middle of your day? Join us for gentle yoga. Open to all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    Join the Zumba dance party with Get Healthy Now

    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Join Get Healthy Now for Lunchtime Yoga

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Use your lunch break to relax and de-stress from the hustle and bustle of work with a Lunchtime Yoga session. Great for those who are new to yoga, as modifications for all fitness levels are provided. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Build your core with Ab Lab

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12-12:15 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for members
    It’s time to get your abs toned and stronger for the upcoming Spring season with Get Healthy Now’s Ab Lab. This class will help you develop a toned physique and will help improve total ab strength with various ab exercises in just 15 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Small group training with personal trainer available

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 4-5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free during month of January
    This unique opportunity is for GHN members to receive fitness instructions from a personal trainer while working out. GHN trainers will lead you through a structured series of workouts while providing feedback on your technique and form. Suitable for all fitness levels. Call us to reserve your spot during designated times.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    Please note: The January 25 Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds has been cancelled and will be rescheduled later.
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Kathrin LaFaver

    January 26, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Kathrin LaFaver, MD, assistant professor of Neurology, the Raymond Lee Lebby Endowed Professor of Parkinson’s Disease Research, and director, Movement Disorder Clinic at UofL. LaFaver will present, “Hallucinations and Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease” focusing on learning about the prevalence, risk factors and diagnosis of psychosis in Parkinson’s disease, and understanding current treatment recommendations for psychosis in Parkinson’s disease.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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