January 25, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, January 25, 2018



    Cardinal Rule, a UofL a cappella group, was formed in January 2014. The group has performed songs from many genres and recording artists, using different arrangements created by both professionals and students. A performance schedule is available online.




    The research of Manju K. Ahuja, PhD, professor, Computer Information Systems in the College of Business, is featured in “Information Systems Research,” addressing the need to distinguish between gender and race diversity in decision making. The results from this study show that text-based communication can be helpful to racially diverse teams but actually be counterproductive for gender diverse teams.



    Women’s Center seeks calendar submissions for Women’s History Month

    March is Women’s History Month. The Women’s Center will publish a calendar of events for March and would like to include your event or program concerning women’s issues. Submit your information online by February 2 or send your information via email or by contacting Phyllis M. Webb.
    Additional Information: Website


    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 extended to February 9.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail


    MS Business Analytics program info session

    February 7, 6-7 p.m., College of Business, Classroom 106
    The College of Business is proud to launch the new MS Business Analytics (*pending program approval) program. Learn more about this highly anticipated program including the 11-month paid internship track, admission steps, etc. The cohort structure, evening classes, and curriculum is designed to foster optimal student learning and enhance your analytical skills which employers are in need of in this time of data analysis, AI and automation. Register online.
    Additional Information: Susan Hildebrand, 852-6967


    Old Louisville Neighborhood Association tree planting event cancelled

    The Old Louisville Neighborhood Association has decided to cancel this weekend’s tree planting event due to expected inclement weather. The tree planting event will be held on the alternate date of Saturday, February 3. 
    Additional Information: Email, 635-5244


    Planetarium offers family pricing 

    Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $6 BOGO
    UofL students, staff and faculty get BOGO pricing at the planetarium’s public shows. So, a family of four can see a show for just $12. You can journey through space or rock out to our laser music shows in the cozy comfort of our dome.

    Additional Information: Website 



    Biology Dept. Seminar Series presents Dr. Silvia Newell,  Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Wright State University

    January 2610:30 a.m.; noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building; Free

    Newell will present, “Nitrogen cycling in eutrophic systems as a driver of harmful algal blooms.” Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (HABs) in many major lakes (i.e., Lake Taihu and western Lake Erie) are driven largely by agricultural nitrogen (N) and phosphorus. Cyanobacterial community dominance and HAB development may depend on ammonium (NH4+) availability, and increased NH4+ has been linked to increased toxin production. Microcystis, the dominant toxic cyanobacterial genus in both lakes, cannot fix atmospheric N2; consequently, it must compete for NH4+ with other primary producers. Understanding the factors that govern N cycling and NH4+ availability is therefore crucial for identifying conditions that stimulate and maintain HABs.

    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    Training and Workshops

    ADF, IRB, and eProposal walk-in workshop

    January 30, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Suite 200, Med Center One, Health Sciences Campus
    Specialists will be available to assist with eProposals, Institutional Review Board forms, and Attestation and Disclosure Forms in the iRIS system. Individuals seeking assistance with these forms are encouraged to drop in anytime during this open workshop time period. Please bring your laptop. Additional workshops will continue monthly and be posted online. If interested, please RVSP for this event online.
    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715



    Partnership for a Green City Sustainability Literacy Survey available

    The Partnership for a Green City has a sustainability literacy survey available on line through Survey Monkey. Take the survey when you have time – it should not take more than 15 minutes – and help us determine the issues we need to address in the partners – Jefferson County Public Schools, Jefferson Community & Technical College, Louisville Metro Government and the University of Louisville, as well as in the community. For additional information, paper copies, or answers to the questions with one answer, please contact Brent Fryrear via email or 852-8854.


    Health and Wellness

    Feel the beat and feel the fire with Get Healthy Now’s STRONG by Zumba class

    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5
    STRONG by Zumba is a non-dance based class that revolves around high-intensity interval training, but still focuses on moving to the beat.
    Additional information: Group Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Enliven your senses and empower your body in Get Healthy Now’s Nia class

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:40-7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, public: $5

    Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    January 26, 8 a.m., Norton Auditorium
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Lisal Folsom, MD, MS. Folsom is assistant professor of pediatrics and internal medicine in the divisions of endocrinology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She will present, “Endocrinology for Pediatricians: Debunking myths, disproving legends, and demystifying hormones.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 26, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    The Family Medicine Resident Hospital Service team will present 1-2 case(s) from the month. Learners will critically analyze diagnostic and treatment decisions, have clinical questions answered based on the available literature and current guidelines, and learn from their colleague’s experiences. CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    January 26, 6:45-8:30 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome our PGY-3 and PGY-4 Orthopaedic Surgery residents. Each resident will give a short research update for our faculty to evaluate and provide feedback on rationale and experimental design of each topic of interest.

    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.