June 6, 2017 Announcements


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    Tuesday, June 6, 2017





    UofL is hosting 20 middle school girls this week for the Digital Media Academy day camp. The doctoral program in rhetoric and composition in the College of Arts and Sciences offers the free camp for students chosen from Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School, Cochran Elementary School and J.B. Atkinson Academy for Excellence. Begun in 2014, the academy is designed to increase the girls’ problem-solving and storytelling confidence and technological competence.



    The Urban History Association has chosen UofL’s Cate Fosl as its Scholar-Activist of the Month. Fosl is a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. The Urban History Association’s blog about Fosl is available online




    Staff Senate meeting open to all staff members

    June 12, 2:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

    The Staff Senate is the officially-recognized governance group for all staff members at UofL. Established to strengthen the bond between staff members, the Senate also participates in the shared governance process with administration, Faculty Senate and the SGA. Meetings are held monthly and the agenda is posted online. 

    Additional Information: Website 


    Annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit

    June 12-29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Photographic Archives Gallery, Archives & Special Collections, Ekstrom Library, East Wing, Lower Level
    More than 30 UofL employees will display their artwork this year, from oil paintings to photography and woodworking. An opening reception is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. June 14 outside of the gallery.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    Dirty Glitter: Aron Kantor’s Queer Shorts Film Screening

    June 6, 7 p.m., Dreamland Film Center, 812 E. Market St.
    Join the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society as we kick off LGBT Pride month with a screening of director Aron Kantor’s short films, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. He will present and discuss the ways he explores gender identity and queer sexuality through the cinematic lens of absurdity, metaphor, humor, and pop culture. Experimenting with shifting genres and contexts, his work thematically and aesthetically explores the intersection of opposites such as masculinity and femininity, high-brow and low-brow, grit and polish. Explicit content. Afterparty at Decca with Cosmic Incantations.
    Additional Information: Website


    Webinar: ‘Compensating Research Tissue Donors: Henrietta Lacks and the Ethics of Paying for Biological Specimens’

    June 8, 10-11 a.m., 123 Clinical & Translational Research Building; Free
    This webinar is designed to stimulate dialogue on ethical and regulatory issues in cancer research and promote awareness of developing policies and best practices. The Forum, sponsored by the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) and the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), presents educational programs and occasional deliberative sessions focused on specific ethical, legal and social issues involving cancer research.
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website


    Health and Wellness

    Sign up for the National Bike Challenge

    May 1 to September 30
    Saddle up and ride for team UofL and be a part of something big. Showcase your support for a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transportation. Compete with your UofL colleagues to earn the coveted title of most active cyclists on campus. Register online at http://nationalbikechallenge.org/ for this free summer-long challenge. Your miles cycled will count toward the University of Louisville total, as well as qualify you for individual prizes.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755, website


    Feel alive and rejuvenated with Nia

    Tuesdays, 6:40 to 7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym 601 Presidents Blvd.; Free for members at the GHN Wellness Center
    Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: the base, the core, and upper extremities.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, 852-7755, email


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    June 7, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Aziz Ur Rehman, MBBS, Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Louisville, presents, “Amiodarone-Induced Hyperthyroidism (AIT).”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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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.