June 29, 2017 Announcements


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    Thursday, June 29, 2017





    According to the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, baseball games were played in Louisville as early as 1858, but the sport didn’t become popular until after the Civil War. On April 24, 1866, a team from UofL played for the first time at the “commons” on First Street.



    Gerald B. “GB” Hammond, endowed chair in Organic Chemistry, has been named to the American Chemical Society (ACS) 2017 class of ACS Fellows. The class is made up of scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and have made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.



    Three faculty received more than $400,000 in grants last week.  Here is a list of the awards.




    Belknap Academic Classroom topping out ceremony Friday

    June 30, 2 p.m.
    Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the topping out ceremony for the Belknap Academic Classroom Building Friday, June 30, at 2 p.m.  Dr. Postel will join Provost’s Office and SGA representatives in making a few remarks and signing the beam that will mark the highest point of the building scheduled to open for Fall 2018. Arrive a bit early and sign the beam before it is installed at the end of the ceremony. Rain site is the Lutz Hall lobby.


    Today last day for Open Walls Faculty/Staff Art Exhibit

    Through June 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., lower level, Ekstrom Library
    The seventh annual Open Walls Faculty/Staff Art Exhibit runs through June 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Photographic Archives Gallery, Archives and Special Collections, lower level of the Ekstrom Library. There are 31 artists this year exhibiting everything from quilts to wood sculptures, and oil paintings to photography.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    SAC power outage scheduled 

    July 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    A power outage is scheduled for Saturday, July 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Student Activities Center (SAC). Electrical work is being completed to provide power for the new addition and Market Place areas. No other campus buildings will be affected.
    Additional Information: Tim Moore 


    This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    June 29, 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: garlic, carrots, cabbage, green beans, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, potatoes, honey, maple syrup, jam, eggs, meat, baked and canned items, gourmet popsicles, and kettle corn. Lunch provided by: DelectaBites, Pollo, and Red Top Gourmet Dogs. Special events: The launch of our new Twitter page. Follow us @UofLGSFM.
    Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter

    Sponsored programs/research ‘Field of Science’ and UofL PCF, MIRA forms updated

    Field of Science (FOS) categories, as defined by and reported to the National Science Foundation, have been revised. New forms are available immediately, and as of July 17, 2017, only the latest versions of the Proposal Clearance Form (PCF) and MIRA, which feature the updated FOS list, should be used for new project submissions to the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA), Office of Industry Engagement (OIE) and Clinical Contracts Division (CCD). See website announcement for additional information.

    Additional Information: OSPA, 852-3788; OIE, 852-7253; CCD, 852-8359


    Health and Wellness

    HSC Walking Tour for July cancelled

    July 11, 10-11:30 a.m., Abell Admin Center, 2nd floor
    Because of scheduling conflicts, the July 11 walking tour of the Health Sciences Center has been cancelled. The next tour will take place on Tuesday, August 8. Please register online.
    Additional Information: Bonnie Dean at 852-2647 or 550-3928



    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


    Grand Rounds

    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    June 30, 6:45-8:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as our residents present 4th Qtr. Quality Improvement They will discuss failed or less than optimal orthopaedic surgery cases identifying medical ethics issues, medical knowledge gaps, system based issues, communications issues, professionalism issues, and practice based system issues.
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902


    Healthcare quality and safety: an introduction

    June 29, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium, Lower Level
    As a part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Hugh W. Shoff, MD, MS will present “Healthcare Quality and Safety: An Introduction” on Thursday at 8 a.m. in the Baxter Building Auditorium (Lower Level). For more information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, go online



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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.