March 14, 2018 Announcements


    Wednesday, March 14, 2018



    Dom McShan, program director at the Cultural Center, and 10 UofL students will attend and present at the Clemson University National Men of Color Summit in mid-April. The group will lead an interactive workshop titled “The Man Behind the Mask: Workshop on Achievement, Masculinity, and Mental Health.”




    The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s Cryptocurrency event last week featured panelist Dr. Roman Yampolskiy, a professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering. This event focused on the rise of cryptocurrencies in the last year, their potential benefits in a global world and the pitfalls involved. The speakers covered the technical grounding, the possibilities of regulation, and the economic and political ramifications of what is still a new and little understood technology.



    Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament tickets available for No. 1-seeded UofL

    On sale March 14, KFC Yum! Center; UofL game March 16, noon

    All-session tickets: $37* lower level adult; $24* lower level youth/senior/college student. Single-session tickets (on sale Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m.) are: $21* lower level adult; $14* lower level youth/senior/college student; $40* Family 4 Pack (end zone seats only); and $10* group tickets, minimum of 10 tickets (end zone seats only). *When ordering online, Ticketmaster order processing fees will apply. Coming off ACC regular season and tournament championships, University of Louisville women’s basketball enters the 2018 NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the first time in program history. The Cardinals will host the first and second rounds at the KFC Yum! Center and open play on Friday at 12 p.m. against No. 16-seed Boise State.

    Additional Information: 800-745-3000, website, KFC Yum! Center Box Office 


    Facebook Live: UofL Admitted Student Q&A

    March 21, 7-8 p.m., online
    Join us on March 21 from 7-8 p.m. EST for a live Q&A for admitted incoming UofL freshmen and their families. Executive Director of Admissions, Jenny Sawyer, and two current UofL students will be answering questions about joining the Cardinal Family: from securing your spot, to registering for orientation, to student support services and life on campus, and everything else.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite


    Campus Store offers computer discounts for April 19 Campus Appreciation Day

    Computer pre-orders accepted April 2-11, Campus Appreciation Sale is April 19, UofL Campus Store, Student Activities Center
    The UofL Campus store will celebrate Campus Appreciation Day April 19. During the sale, faculty staff and students can receive discounts on new and clearance technology products including Mac, iPad, and Windows Computers, as well as sales on other bookstore items throughout the day. Pre-orders for computers will be accepted April 2-11 in order to ensure purchase availability for the April 19 sale. Visit store for details. Faculty and staff may also apply for Human Resource’s interest-free computer purchase program in advance of the sale.
    Additional information: Email


    HSC pride blood drive

    March 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cardiovascular Innovation Institute Lobby
    More information for this blood drive is available online


    University-wide Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium

    April 10, 12:30-4 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
    The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Office of the Vice President for Community Engagement, and the Office of the Provost are sponsoring the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students, faculty and the community can discuss cutting-edge research topics, examine the connection between research and education and explore the broad range of research and creative activity at UofL. Deadline for electronic abstract submission is April 2.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail


    Confidential HIV testing available 

    April 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Room 108, HP/Studio Arts Building, Belknap Campus
    The School of Public Health and Information Sciences is sponsoring confidential free HIV testing in the HP/Studio Arts Building, Room 108 in honor of National Public Health Week. Join us on April 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment needed.

    Additional Information: Tammy Albers


    Openings Remain for Delphi University (Delphi U) 2018

    May 7-10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May 11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., TILL Classroom, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library
    Openings still remain for Delphi U 2018. Get many of your questions and concerns about online courses answered in this engaging five day workshop. During Delphi U you will be introduced to ways of designing, developing, delivering and assessing online courses. 
    New for 2018: The sessions have been honed to focus more on online instruction versus teaching in general. Apply now.
    Additional information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412


    Training and Workshops

    Safe Zone Training on March 21

    March 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
    Join us for our Safe Zone Training for U of L faculty and staff offered by the LGBT Center. During this 2-hour training, you will get the opportunity to hear from LGBT students about their personal lived experiences, learn about issues that impact LGBT people in our community, and self-reflect on what actions you can take to help improve the lives of LGBT people. Register online.
    Additional Information: Email



    Can increasing green space improve our health? Beer with a Scientist tonight

    March 14, 8 p.m., Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St.; Free
    Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD, director of the Diabetes and Obesity Center at UofL, will discuss the research, the Green Heart Project. The project is studying air quality, innovative landscape design and human health to determine, scientifically, whether planting more trees and adding greenspaces in a neighborhood could increase the health of its residents.


    Seminars in Neuroscience

    March 15, 4 p.m., Baxter I Building, Auditorium (Lower Level)
    Dr. Saravanan Karuppagounder, PhD, Instructor from Burke Medical Research Institute will present “Therapeutic targeting of oxygen sensing prolyl hydroxylases for neurological disorders.”


    ‘Therapeutic targeting of oxygen sensing prolyl hydroxylases for neurological disorders’

    March 15, 4 p.m., Baxter I Building Auditorium
    ASNB presents Saravanan Karuppagounder, PhD, instructor, Burke Medical Research Institute.
    Additional Information: Berlinda Manley, 852-5165, Donna Bottorff, 852-7545


    A&S Yearlings Club Forum Series

    March 25, 4-6 p.m., The Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway; Free and open to the public
    Join us for the Women’s History Month Program discussion on the Women’s march. Discussion will focus on women’s equality in employment, immigration, families and political empowerment.
    Additional Information: Clest Lanier, 852-3042


    Health and Wellness

    Curious about yoga? Try GHN’s true beginner yoga class

    Thursdays, 5-5:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, drop in rate: $5
    This 30-minute class is perfect for yoga newbies who may be unsure if this practice is for them. Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Fit in 30! Whole body workout in just 30 minutes

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-12:30 p.m., Thursdays 6:30-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, drop in rate: $5
    Power up your lunchtime (or breakfast) routine with an energizing, whole body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all levels.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Vivek Sharma

    March 15, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Vivek R. Sharma, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine in the UofL Division of Medical Oncology/Hematology and Brown Cancer Center. Sharma will present “Hemophilia in the 21st Century: Current Practice and Future Directions” focusing on understanding the pathophysiology of hemophilia, recognizing the clinical manifestations and complications of hemophilia, and understanding the acute and chronic management of patients with hemophilia.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds canceled

    March 14
    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds is canceled for today.
    Additional Information: Monica Sivoriwebsite


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    March 16, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital Auditorium
    Join us for a Patient Safety Week Pediatric Grand Rounds featuring Vicki L. Montgomery, MD. Montgomery is professor of pediatrics, chief of the division of pediatric critical care medicine and chief of the division of CARE innovation at the University of Louisville and Norton Children’s Hospital. She will present, “Building a Successful Implementation Plan.”
    Additional Information: Ben Clark, 502-629-8828



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