January 8, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, Jan. 8, 2018



    The Student Activities Center was uniquely designed with crash walls and safety glass to withstand the impact of a train derailment. The SAC opened in 1990 and was named after Donald Swain, UofL’s 15th president, and his wife Lavinia, in 1999.




    Brandeis School of Law Professor Russell Weaver was cited in a March 2017 Supreme Court opinion. The citation can be viewed on page 5 of SCA Hygiene Prods. Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Prods., LLC, 137 S. Ct. 954, 961 (2017).




    Six UofL faculty received grants totaling nearly $900,000 at the end of 2017. Check out the awards and projects here.


    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, January 8: December 2017 graduate Jalen Townsend has overcome long odds to get his college degree. He was a father at 15, joined the Army at 19 and is now ready for a steady job and being a full time father: 


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week:
    Monday, Jan. 8: UofL researchers are working with Hawthorne Elementary School on project to see if structured exercise improves learning. Nathan Cleary and Daniela Terson de Paleville from CEHD are guests. Dr. Julio Ramirez discusses community acquired pneumonia which kills 1 out of 3 people who are hospitalized within a year.
    Tuesday, Jan. 9: Interim president Dr. Greg Postel and Interim Athletics Director Vince Tyra talk about issues facing the university and the future.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): 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., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel
    This week: Doctors are missing opportunities to talk to young girls about getting the HPV vaccine that fights cervical cancer. That’s the conclusion of a study from Dr. Claudia Espinosa. Tim O’Toole discusses air pollution and its impact on heart and health. UofL students who are undecided have a new program to help them figure out what they want to pursue. Patty Payette and student Syann Lunsford discuss.



    After Hours at the Speed

    January 19, 5-10 p.m., Speed Art Museum; Free for UofL students
    Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before, with music, drinks and art. A full list of January’s events is available online.


    Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018

    Learn to protect yourself from tax identity theft and IRS imposter scams, and what to do if someone you know becomes a victim. The Federal Trade Commission and partners will be hosting free webinars and Twitter chats during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Visit ftc.gov/taxidtheft for details about the events and how to participate.
    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey


    Dept. of Surgery hosting Celebration of Life in memory of Dr. Frank Miller

    January 20, 10 a.m., The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave., 40207
    The University of Louisville Department of Surgery is hosting a Celebration of Life in memory of Dr. Frank Miller, who worked at the university for more than 40 years, including as the chief of surgery at UofL Hospital. Miller passed away on Dec. 23.
    Additional Information: Debbie Krause, 852-5445


    Volunteers sought to help restore tree canopy in Old Louisville

    January 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gather at 6th Street & Oak Street
    Our Old Louisville neighbors request help from UofL students, faculty and staff at tree plantings taking place January through April. The O.L. Neighborhood Council invites you to five separate volunteer days to plant 139 shady street trees. The first opportunity is this Saturday, starting at 6th & Oak to plant 18 trees along 6th Street and four trees on Garvin Place. If rain, snow, or ground conditions prevent planting, we will reschedule the following week. Tools and gloves provided along with coffee, hot chocolate, breakfast and lunch.
    Additional Information: Email, 502-635-5244


    Incorporate a digital media assignment in your spring course

    The Digital Media Suite is open for the spring with new resources and services. We can support you in designing and implementing a media assignment, and we can help your students complete that assignment. Come see the equipment available for checkout, record in our studio, or learn how to use the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of apps for your courses. Contact Jason Zahrndt to schedule a consultation to learn more or to schedule a visit to your class.

    Additional Information: Jason Zahrndt, 852-3787, website


    Training and Workshops

    Grant Writing Workshop through the Delphi Center

    January 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Room 136A, Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus; $215 for University employees; $430 for others
    The Delphi Center’s Professional Development unit is offering a Grant Writing Fundamentals workshop that will help you develop the skills you need to create competitive grant applications, identify and build relationships with potential funders, and follow-through after your grant is funded.
    Additional Information: Alex Bryant, 852-4620; register online 


    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Training

    January 11, 9-11:15 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School) HSC; Free
    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Individuals who work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online
    Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558


    Cosmic Explorer Workshop: Winter Wonderland

    January 21, 2-4 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $13 UofL employees and students ($15 public)
    After experiencing this winter’s freezing cold, your 4 to 6 year old will have a good time exploring how far temperatures plunge in other places in our solar system. They can relax in our cozy theater while virtually touring chilly planets and moons in our solar system (did you know Europa has minus 300-degree temps?). Activities will keep them excited and engaged and the workshop ends with all of the kids getting a scoop of homemade ice cream made using liquid nitrogen.

    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-6665


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now’s ‘Healthy U’

    January 8-March 7; Belknap: Mondays at noon; HSC: Wednesdays at noon; Free for employees, retirees, and their spouse/QAs
    The start of a new calendar year is an excellent time to consider making the health improvements in your life that you have put on hold. Whether it is proper nutrition, physical activity, or stress management, you can start adding quality years to your life by learning and creating a new lifestyle in 2018 and beyond. Get Healthy Now’s “Healthy U” will provide you with all the necessary information and tools that you will need to ensure success on your new health and wellness resolution. Register via email, by calling 852-7755 or online.


    Get Healthy Now’s new Cardio+ class

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free with membership
    Cardio+ is every type of cardio the instructor throws at you – cycling, treadmill, track workout, walk in the park, etc. Good for beginners through advanced levels.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    ‘Top Guns’ is back at Get Healthy Now

    Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free with membership
    Top Guns: Sculpted arms never go out of style; tone and tighten your arm and shoulder muscles to promote upper body health.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Take advantage of the opportunity to partner with a wellness coach intern

    Time and place that works for you; Free for employees, spouses and QAs
    Take advantage of the chance to partner with a Get Healthy Now wellness coach intern, who will help you work toward any health behavior change. You will meet with the coach one hour a week for 8 weeks. Our interns have successfully completed a semester of intensive coach training and are closely supervised by a certified coach. To get started, send an email to Paula Kommor and include your name, email address, phone number and campus location.




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    Alicia Kelso
    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.