June 5, 2017 Announcements


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    This spring, University Libraries Rare Books received an impressive addition to the William Marshall Bullitt Collection of Rare Mathematics and Astronomy: a 1541 edition of Ptolemy’s “Almagest,” which includes two rare star maps. Rare Books also holds a 1548 Italian translation of Ptolemy’s “Geografia” with a number of ornate engraved maps. Both books are available in the research room, Ekstrom LL 17. Click here to read more about the significance of the “Almagest” and the story behind the entire Bullitt collection.



    Aimee Jewell, employer engagement coordinator at the Career Development Center, has been elected to serve as president-elect of the Young Professional Association Louisville.



    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, June 5: What happens when you mix 3-year-olds with seniors who have memory issues and mix in a little music? That’s what a UofL music therapy research project is figuring out.


    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, June 5: Half of Americans who reach age 85 have dementia. Karen Robinson from UofL School of Nursing talks about the toll on their caregivers. Meliha Hrustanovic-Kadic came to America when she was 8. Now she’s a grad of UofL School of Medicine.
    Tuesday, June 6: Doctor recommendations for prostate cancer screenings keep changing. The latest from ULP urologist Dr. Jamie Messer. Jalyn Shontee is an African-American woman who’s near the top of her mechanical engineering class and was the student speaker at commencement. Muriel Harris won a faculty Fulbright scholarship to Ghana.


    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 on UofL’s YouTube channel
    This week: Dr. Greg Postel, UofL’s interim president, covers several topics including recent controversies, UofL Hospital’s future, enrollment growth and the good news in research, academics and student successes at UofL.



    Open dining at the UClub

    June, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., University Club; $7.25 to $13.95
    While renovations and construction are in progress for various dining venues on Campus, the University Cub extends the opportunity for you to dine at the Club. The menu is excellent and very affordable. Call for details and reservations.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website


    Submit your 2017 Homecoming events

    Homecoming is set for Saturday, October 14, and the Alumni Association wants to include your Homecoming Week event on our website, which will be promoted through multiple channels. For inclusion, submit the online form
    Additional Information: Amanda James, website


    Open Walls opening reception

    June 14, noon to 2 p.m., Photographic Archives Gallery, Archives & Special Collections, Ekstrom Library, East Wing, Lower Level
    The 2017 Open Walls Faculty/Staff Art Exhibit runs from June 12-29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An opening reception will be held June 14 from noon to 2 p.m. outside of the gallery. All friends, family and coworkers are welcome to attend.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    Alumni Travel Opportunities: Cuba

    Did you know hundreds of alumni and friends travel with UofL each year, taking advantage of great fellowship, and travel rates? See the 2017-2019 travel schedule, including a Best of Cuba Cruise (book by Aug. 31).
    Additional Information: Carmine Espositowebsite


    4th Annual Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women: Essentials of Heart Healthy Living

    July 15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., Louisville; Physicians: $100; Nurses & Allied Health Professionals: $50; All others: $25; UofL, ULP and Jewish Hospital employees are free if registered by June 30
    The conference provides expert perspectives on the best management of heart disease in women with the most innovative information pertaining to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Topics include: Heart healthy diet, Congestive heart failure, Ischemic heart disease, Valvular heart disease, Arrhythmias, Cardiac imaging and diagnostics and Therapeutic dilemmas in cardiovascular management in women. Conference co-directors are Kendra Grubb, MD, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and Lorrel Brown, MD, Department of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Website


    Training and Workshops

    Training for Panopto, UofL’s new lecture capture system

    UofL has selected a new lecture capture partner to replace Tegrity. Panopto allows you to create, edit and import video or lecture capture for your course. You can also embed video in Blackboard, live stream or capture video with mobile devices. Panopto is currently available for all users with a Ulink account. Learn the ins and outs of Panopto during a virtual training session (offered using Blackboard Collaborate).
    Additional Information: Website


    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training

    June 8, 9 a.m. to noon, Room 2034, KWING/ School of Nursing, HSC Campus; Free 
    Employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste training. Recurrent training for employees is required every three years and may be completed in BioRAFT. Individuals who work with 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: Heather Egan, 852-6670



    Green Tip: We are smog. We are traffic. We are the solution.

    When we burn fossil fuels on hot, sunny days, we get smog. Louisville has already had several Air Quality Alert days. You can act to make Louisville better and be part of the solution by using TARC (free with UofL ID), carpooling, walking or biking. Explore all of your options on one map and setup carpools with Cardinal Directions. If you must drive, save gas and pollution by not idling more than 40 seconds. Gas lawn mowers pollute even more, so swap your mower and “Grow More, Mow Less.” 
    Additional Information: UofL Sustainable Transportation Options
    UofL’s No Idling Policy


    Health and Wellness

    Express Yourself in GHN’s InCycle Express Class

    Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Wednesdays/Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    If you’re looking for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout, GHN’s InCycle class is for you. Ramp up your bike routine with upbeat music, a variation of speeds and resistance challenges. This time-efficient class allows you the opportunity to reach your wellness goals faster and burn tons of calories. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grill green on a Meatless Monday

    You’ve probably heard that gorging on meat filled with hormones and antibiotics is not good for your health. Or, that you can save a lot of carbon emissions by going meatless at least one day a week. Then there are the land sustainability and the water security issues. Throwing a barbecued fruit-and-veggie party is not only fun and inventive; it could help solve some issues.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday Recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook, Get Healthy Now 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.