January 9, 2017 Announcements


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    During the 2016 fall semester, UofL’s student-athletes partnered with 90 organizations, participated in 405 events and generated more than 6,300 hours of community service.



    Khaldoun Almousily, UofL’s new Arabic program coordinator and instructor, is one of less than 20 court certified Arabic interpreters in the nation, and one of only two certified translators in the state of Kentucky. He translates on state and federal levels and has recently been certified in Indiana, Idaho, Ohio and North Carolina.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WLKY-TV also runs the UofL stories on their Saturday morning newscasts
    Monday, Jan. 9: The Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research heard the obstacles facing hemp farmers and is pledging to help them find more uses, markets and profits for their crops.


    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’s schedule:
    Monday, Jan. 9: 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.
    Tuesday, Jan. 10: Archivist Tom Owen talks about Louisville a century ago, in 1916. Brian Bigelow is UofL’s new Title IX director.  Joe D’Ambrosio and Lauren Humpert are working on the Compassionate Cities Index study.


    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: Jeff Petruska has discovered an anesthetic that’s not tied to the cocaine family of drugs. Glypie Grider Jones from the McConnell Center talks about the Kentucky Civic Health Index. Pathologist Ken Thomson discusses a new, cheaper test to detect superbugs.



    2017 Martin Luther King Week activities

    Jan. 13-20
    Jan. 13: Louisville Bus Civil Rights Tour, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., departing from Cultural Center). Free. Register online
    Jan. 16: MLK Day of Service, 9:30 a.m., UofL Student Activities Center. No registration needed. Free t-shirt and transportation to service site provided. Contact Brittany Barnes
    Jan. 18: Women in the Movement Discussion, featuring Dr. Kaila Story, 12-1:30 p.m., Cultural Center.
    Jan. 19: Movie Viewing & Discussion “Children of the Civil Rights Movement,” 6 p.m., Chao Auditorium.
    Jan. 20: Lunch & MLK Wall Signing, 12-2 p.m.
    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228


    Winterfest: Cider and donuts at Ekstrom Library

    January 12, 9-11 a.m., Ekstrom Library 1st Floor East Lobby; Free
    The Learning Commons and the Art Library welcome students back with donuts and cider in Ekstrom Library’s 1st Fl. East Lobby. Learn about the Digital Media Suite, the Research Consultation Office, and the Writing Center. Create art at the Art Library’s maker table.
    Additional Information: Anna Marie Johnson


    January International Travel Lunch & Learns

    January 13, 12-1 p.m., International Center, Brodschi Hall, 2nd floor conference room
    Individual Faculty/Staff/non-study abroad Student Training: Friday, Jan. 13; Faculty-led Group Trip Training: Friday, Jan. 20. Each type of session goes over the basic process, as well as the process for countries on the State Department’s and CDC’s warning lists. Lunch is included. RSVP by 3 p.m. the Wednesday preceding each session.
    Additional Information: Rebecca Dixon, 852-0295


    Commonwealth Credit Union’s $500 gift card giveaway

    Now through March 31; branch hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 2126 S Floyd St. (near ULPD and University Parking offices)

    New Year plus a new Commonwealth Credit Union membership, account or service equals your chance to win.Three winners each will receive a $500 gift card from UofL’s preferred credit union partner. Winners will be chosen from among those who open a new membership, and from existing members who take advantage of additional products and services. One winner will be chosen each month through March.

    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775, website


    U Club open dining available

    January 9, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., University Club; $6.95 to $14.95
    Considering membership in the University Club? January is open dining at the Club and this is a great time to try out membership. Come in for the roll-out of our new comfort cuisine and other fine menu choices. You will be amazed at the affordable luxury available to you. Reservations are suggested, 852-3499.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website


    Louisville Softball Bullpen Club Dinner

    Jan. 21, 6 p.m. reception/silent auction/cash bar; 7 p.m., dinner/program, The Galt House, 140 N. Fourth St.; Tickets, $50
    The annual event will feature keynote speaker Sierra Romero, four-time All-American and 2016 USA Softball and National Fastpitch coaches Association Collegiate Player of the Year. The infielder at the University of Michigan was the second overall pick in the NPF College Draft, selected by the USSSA Pride, where she helped that team win the 2016 NPF Championship game.
    Additional Information: Ashley Pauly, 852-5344, tickets available online


    Lunch with Baseball Coach Dan McDonnell

    January 11, noon to 1:30 p.m., University Club; $15.95 ++
    You are invited to come to the Club and have lunch with Coach McDonnell Wednesday, January 11 at noon. McDonnell will discuss the Card’s upcoming season. January is Open Dining, so the campus community is welcome to attend. Call 852-6996 to make reservations.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, website


    Retirement investment representatives on campus

    Check in to see if your retirement investments are on track – one-on-one consultations with retirement investment representatives from TIAA and Fidelity are available on Belknap and Health Sciences Campuses each month and are free to employees and retirees. Reps will be at UofL from TIAA on January 10, 18, 19, 25 and 31 and from Fidelity January 17, 20 and 24. These are by appointment only, for information on how to register visit online.  
    Additional Information: Website


    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. Form available online
    Additional Information: Shelley Tewell


    Deadline approaching: Spring 2017 Graduate Student Publishing Academy

    Jan. 13

    The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies PLAN Professional Development Publishing Academy deadline is fast approaching. Learn more information and apply by Friday, January 13 online. Consider this free professional development opportunity for graduate students.

    Additional Information: Michelle Rodems, 852-3110


    Training and Workshops

    Cultural Diversity Training next week

    January 12, 10-11:30 a.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    The workplace is growing and changing to include a highly diverse population. Our cultural diversity workshops focus on helping employers and employees develop more than just an increased awareness of differences. Introducing a set of practical skills for working together in a diverse workplace, mistrust, confusion and negative stereotypes are replaced with mutual respect.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training with Radiation Safety orientation

    January 12, 9 a.m. to noon, Room 2034, KWING/ School of Nursing, HSC Campus; Free
    Recently-hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Haz Waste training. Recurrent training for employees is required every three years and may be completed in BioRAFT. Individuals who will work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which is from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.
    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956



    Biochemistry Seminar

    January 9, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Room 614
    Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, PhD, associate professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky, will speak on, “Chromatin Structural Dynamics in Gene Regulation.”
    Additional Information: Email 


    Talk: ‘Why is the Muslim Brotherhood so Good at Winning Elections in the Middle East?’

    January 12, noon, University Club; $15/person and $10/students
    Steven Brooke, professor of Political Science, will discuss why Islamist parties so consistently outperformed their opponents in the democratic elections that followed the Arab Spring. Nowhere was this more prominent than in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood won five straight elections and plebiscites, only to be dislodged by a military coup in the Summer of 2013. Brooke will explain the sources of this “Islamist advantage” by drawing on his own fieldwork in Egypt.
    Additional Information: RSVP to Janna Tajibaeva, 852-2247



    Faculty: Bring your students to the TILL

    Apply to teach in the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL) Classroom this semester. You’ll have the opportunity to design and study innovative teaching in this technology-enabled active learning space. To maximize the benefits of this unique opportunity, a commitment of three or four sessions is required.
    Additional Information: Apply online



    Infant Scientists wanted

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davidson 314; HSPPO#: 053.06
    The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating.
    Additional Information: Nonah Olesen, 852-6852, website


    Health and Wellness

    KORU Mindfulness at UofL Hospital

    Four Thursdays, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., OB/GYN Conference Room, 2nd floor bridge, UofL Hospital, Health Sciences Center; Free for employees, spouses & QAs
    Beyond simply decreasing your stress, this evidence-based KORU workshop will help you learn skills to find more satisfaction in your daily life. The course is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of skills to calm and focus your mind. If you are feeling stressed or are just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome. Sponsored by the SOM & GHN.
    Additional Information: Register via email


    Meatless Monday: Unexpected foods to satisfy meat cravings

    Our tongues are attuned to detecting the calorie-loaded fat and the “umami” taste that signifies that a food is abundant in protein. The reason we love the taste of meats, such as fried bacon, is because it produces Maillard reaction: the browning that occurs when food is cooked at high temperatures. Toasted bread and tempura could satisfy your cravings because they offer this same reaction.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook, Get Healthy Now website, email, 852-7755


    Spice up your workout with GHN’s Zumba

    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., STRONG by Zumba, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this dance-fitness party. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Join Get Healthy Now’s Walk and Run Club

    Starts Jan. 19; Thursdays, 5:15-6 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
    Are you training for the Triple Crown or Kentucky Derby Festival Mini/Marathon? This club is for you. Register for our all-levels walk and run group to log your miles with friends and fellow GHN members. Register today.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755



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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.