July 13, 2017 Announcements


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    Thursday, July 13, 2017





    June 26, 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the original publication of the first Harry Potter novel by author J. K. Rowling. Throughout the years, the series has been used to illustrate legal concepts in many subject areas including copyright law, family law, tort law, and legal education. The exhibit currently on display in the Law Library reading room celebrates the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, and examines connections between the books and the legal world. The display runs through Sept. 15.



    Research conducted by CEHD professor Michele Foster was included in a podcast by well-known journalist, author and speaker Malcom Gladwell. Foster’s research on racial segregation in schools was mentioned in feature about revisionist history. To listen, choose episode 2 (“Mrs. Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment”). The reference to Foster, who is the Henry Heuser Jr. Endowed Chair for Urban Education Partnerships in the CEHD, is about 25 minutes into the podcast.




    Have a heart at Commonwealth Credit Union

    2126 S Floyd Street (near ULPD and University Parking offices)

    Commonwealth Credit Union is raising funds to save lives from the country’s number 1 and number 5 killers: heart disease and stroke. Show your support of the American Heart Association Heart Walk by donating a $1 or more and your name will be displayed on a paper heart in the credit union’s UofL or Frankfort Avenue branch, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win UofL football tickets.

    Additional Information: Glenn Griffin, 502-564-4775, website


    Southbound Floyd Street closed today

    In order to accommodate the delivery of new arena seating for Cardinal Arena, southbound Floyd Street from Brandeis to the first red light (circle driveway into the SAC), will be closed from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The roundabout will be open, as well as the northbound traffic on Floyd Street. If the truck is unloaded before 5 p.m., the road will be opened earlier.


    Become a Louisville Civil Rights History Tour Guide

    July 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anne Braden Institute, Room 258, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free
    Want to be part of a new corps of volunteers who can lead the local civil rights history driving tour through Louisville? The Anne Braden Institute will host a free training session and orientation for volunteer tour guides, to include a guided bus tour. If you have a few hours to commit and are willing to join us, please email us. Details about the tour are available online.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-6142


    This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    July 13, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
    The Gray Street Farmers Market is open every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine. Some items available today include: peaches, blackberries, apples, garlic, cilantro, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, corn, summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, honey, maple syrup, jam, granola, meat, eggs, baked goods, canned items, gourmet popsicles, and kettle corn. Lunch provided by: Pollo & SweetNSavory. Special guests: Cooperative Extension Services & Summer Shade Holistic Apothecary. 
    Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter


    2017 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award

    Deadline for nomination submissions and candidate form/statement is July 21
    The Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award is designed to affirm, value, honor, and recognize members of the University teaching staff who incorporates multicultural and global perspectives into their scholarship, teaching practices and research; accepts the educational principles that cultural literacy should be infused into the core of scholarly research and that education transmits the cumulative knowledge of human kind reflected in a global society.

    Additional Information: Cathy Elliott or Gretchen Henry, CODRE website, 852-5417


    2017 Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Engagement Staff Award

    Deadline for nomination submissions and candidate form/statement is July 21
    The purpose of this award is to recognize a part or full-time staff member who has demonstrated through their organization, leadership, and mentoring, the ability to promote the value of diversity and inclusion within the university setting. The winner of this award should demonstrate merit not based only on the functions of his or her job, but also on extraordinary commitment beyond what would be considered satisfactory levels of job performance.

    Additional Information: Cathy Elliott or Gretchen Henry, website, 852-5417



    Next stop for ‘HR on Tour’ scheduled Thursday on Health Sciences Campus

    July 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., School of Medicine, HSC Instructional Building, Room B102

    This Thursday, July 13, UofL Human Resources will be at the HSC Instructional Building, Room B102 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. HR reps be available to answer any HR related questions and provide guidance and resources. Please take 5 to 10 minutes to stop by if you can. More information about the tour, including future dates and locations, is available online

    Additional Information: Website


    Arts and Entertainment

    University Libraries WWI exhibition opens today

    July 13 through Sept. 29, Photographic Archives and Kain Rare Books Galleries in the Lower Level of Ekstrom Library
    Archives & Special Collections’ new exhibition marking the 100 year anniversary of the start of WWI opens today. Stop in to see vintage photographs, war posters, documents and artifacts that show how Louisvillians were “All In” during the war.
    Additional Information: Website, calendar listing



    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, MS Defense and PhD Proposal

    July 13, noon to 1 p.m., 123, CTR, HSC
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a MS Defense and PhD Proposal by Ashley Mudd, “Prevention and Treatment of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and Colorectal Cancer by Bilberry-derived Anthocyanidins.” Mudd is from the lab of Dr. Gupta.
    Additional Information: Olivia Hill


    Come grow with us at Summer Garden Workdays

    Mondays at noon

    UofL’s organic gardens are your opportunity to experience the thrill of turning tiny seeds into an abundance of free, hyper-local food. Staff and students are always welcome to get involved and faculty can use the gardens as a teaching tool or for research in sustainability topics. Stop by all summer long every Monday noon-1 p.m. at the Garden Commons at the Cultural Center. No experience necessary.
    Additional Information: Campus Gardens websiteGarden Commons FacebookEllie Miller, 502-758-3834


    Green Tip: Water conservation saves money, energy and resources

    As we move into the summertime period of heat and drought, we are reminded of the importance of conserving water on campus and at home. Simple steps to conserve water include: not watering lawns and gardens in the middle of the day; shutting the tap while brushing your teeth, shaving, or washing dishes; taking shorter showers; and immediately reporting leaky valves and pipes to Physical Plant for repair. Your efforts also help reduce utility bills and the use of energy needed to pump and treat water.
    Additional Information: Report Leaks to Physical Plant at 852-6241; more ways to save online


    Grand Rounds

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    July 14, 7:30-8:15 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Jerrad Businger, MD, Assistant Professor, UofL School of Medicine, and Jon Carlson, MD, Assistant Professor, UofL School of Medicine, will present, “Hip Fractures in the Elderly.” CME credit will be provided.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    July 14, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Lisa T. Craft, MD, FAAP. Craft is associate professor of developmental/behavioral pediatrics at the University of Louisville. She will be presenting “Fragile X.” The presentation will cover the history and definition of Fragile X, genetics/inheritance of Fragile X and features of those with Fragile X Syndrome and associated issues as well as the prevalence of Fragile X-related disorders and the clinical research surrounding them.

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    July 14, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome John Nyland, DPT, SCS, EdD, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, Athletic Training Program Director and Professor, Kosair Charities College of Health and Natural Sciences, Spalding University. Dr. Nyland will lecture on ACL Rehabilitation.
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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