July 17, 2017 Announcements


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    The 20-month UK-UofL Exec MBA program is designed for C-suite executives and other business professionals, and is the first comprehensive executive MBA in the region. It is also the only program in the area to have been awarded a Tier One Global Executive MBA ranking by CEO Magazine, which currently ranks the UK-UofL Exec MBA 28th in the world.



    Dr. Baron Kelly recently delivered the Keti Koti keynote address on Slavery, Resistance, and Globalized Multicultural Theatre at the National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and Its Legacy in Amsterdam. In addition, he taught on the faculty of the University of Amsterdam’s Black Europe Summer School.



    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, July 17: Kids with hearing loss had a camp to call their own this summer. “Hearassic Park” was run by UofL Audiology students.


    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, July 17: Dr. Roberto Bolli discusses his groundbreaking research using stem cells to regrow new heart issue. Henry Cunningham and Pat Smith discuss community engagement.
    Tuesday, July 18: Infectious diseases like Zika and Ebola are impacting people across the globe. Dr. Paul McKinney is on the front lines helping health care workers deal with the deadly viruses. Dr. Melissa Currie discusses her job evaluating fatal child abuse cases and Kentucky’s efforts to cut the number of abuse victims.


    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., 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: The LGBT Center was one of the first at a southern school. Director Brian Buford talks about the center and its 10th anniversary. Daniel DeCaro is an assistant professor who’s doing research on why people cooperate and why they don’t. Jessica Eaton is a Fulbright Scholar and UofL Medical School student who studied in Malawi, one of the poorest countries on Earth.



    President Postel to host open forums

    There will be two open forums hosted by Dr. Postel and are intended for the entire University community. The dates are as follows:

    • July 25, 9 a.m., Belknap campus, Middleton Theater, Strickler hall
    • July 26, 2 p.m., HSC campus, HSC Auditorium

    Volunteer for Campus Housing Move-In Days

    August 16
    Campus Housing is excited to welcome more than 2,000 first-year students moving into the residence halls on our two Move-In Days on Tuesday, Aug. 15 and Wednesday, Aug. 16. Help get our new students settled into their new campus homes. Visit online to sign up as a volunteer. The link will allow you to select times, as well as request certain duties for the day. Free Papa John’s Pizza will be available for registered volunteers on Aug. 16.
    Additional Information: Stephanie Passow, 854-2982


    There is still time to apply to the Clinical Investigation Sciences program for Fall 2017

    The School of Public Health and Information Sciences is accepting applications to the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Sciences (31 credits) and the Certificate in Clinical Investigation Sciences (15 credits) through August 1 for the 2017-18 academic year. These are ideal programs for medical fellows and residents interested in clinical investigation.
    Additional Information: Website


    ‘The Farthest – Voyager in Space’

    July 23, 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.; and July 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    “The Farthest — Voyager in Space” premiers on KET in August, telling the captivating tales behind one of humanity’s greatest achievements in space exploration. The mission revolutionized our understanding of the spectacular outer planets and their many peculiar moons. Special screenings of this exciting documentary will be shown in the planetarium dome. Space is limited and reservations are required.
    Additional Information: Website



    Have a question for HR? HR Reps will be out on Belknap campus this week

    July 20, 8:30-10:30 a.m., School of Business, Room 106
    This Thursday, July 20, UofL Human Resources will be at the School of Business, Room 106 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. HR reps be available to answer any HR related questions and provide guidance and resources. Please take 5-10 minutes to stop by if you can. More information about the tour, including future dates and locations, is available online

    Additional Information: Website 


    Apply to participate in the ‘Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty’

    Junior faculty: Jump-start your teaching career by applying to participate in this yearlong cross-disciplinary learning community. You will gain a rich foundation in evidence-based teaching strategies and research-based principles to foster student learning. Applications are due Friday, August 25.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Stay cool this Meatless Monday with watermelon gazpacho

    Summer is in full effect and that means cool foods are on the menu. This includes gazpacho, a soup that is typically made with raw produce and served cold. It’s a nourishing meal on a hot summer day, and will keep you cool while still delivering a hefty dose of fruits and veggies. Take a look through the inventive recipes online.
    Additional Information: Get Healthy Now Facebook, website, email, 852-7755



    Carnosine for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Study

    The UofL Health Sciences Center is seeking PAD patients between age 50-80 with and without claudication to determine whether Carnosine/Placebo supplementation for 6 months improves walking ability. The study has been approved by UofL IRB (#16.0047). Principal Investigators are Shahid Baba,PhD/Amit Dwivedi,MD
    Additional Information: Leslie Haysley, 852-2801

    Adults (18 years or older) needed for research study

    The Neuropsychology and Aging Lab at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is investigating effective ways to educate adults about Alzheimer’s Disease. Participation takes about 20-60 minutes and involves completing an online education module followed by answering survey questions. Participation can take place at home or another place of convenience. The survey can be accessed online
    Additional Information: Lillian Kopsolias, 852-3542 or Dr. Benjamin Mast, 852-3280


    E-cigarette smokers needed for study

    #09.0174; HCOC, suite 460
    “Louisville Healthy Heart Study” Andrew DeFilippis, MD, of Cardiovascular Medicine is conducting a research study to evaluate the effect of environmental exposures on cardiovascular disease risk. Participation requires two 60-minute visits to complete a questionnaire, have an EKG, and give blood and urine samples. Subjects receive a $50 gift card for each visit. You must be over 18 years old, non-pregnant, and reside in or near Jefferson County. We currently need e-cigarette smokers.
    Additional Information: Karen Beatty




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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.