March 20, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, March 20, 2018



    The College Swimming and Diving Association of America has selected the UofL women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams to its Scholar All-America team. To achieve this designation, teams must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, including every student-athlete who has competed during the season. Both teams are coached by Arthur Albiero. 




    Brandeis School of Law professor Goldburn Maynard recently wrote a piece for The Hill titled, “#MeToo movement helps shed light on depression in men.” Maynard opines that we need policy incentives to encourage boys to develop a more comfortable relationship with vulnerability and illness at an earlier age. Counseling, he adds, needs to be introduced early as part of a normal wellness checkup..



    Open campus community meeting Thursday regarding presidential search process

    Thursday, March 22, 4:30 p.m., Middleton Theater, Room 101, Strickler Hall
    The Board of Trustees has accepted the Presidential Search Faculty Consultation Committee’s invitation to share back to the campus community what they learned through the recent listening tour, as well as provide a live update to the presidential search. The 60-minute open campus community meeting Thursday is open to all faculty and staff. It will include feedback from several members of the Board of Trustees and dedicated time for questions and comments. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be livestreamed at


    UofL Women’s Basketball Sweet 16 ticket information

    March 21, 7:30 p.m. or 9 p.m., Rupp Arena, Lexington

    The Louisville women’s basketball team has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. First-seeded Louisville will travel down I-64 to Rupp Arena on Friday to take on the winner of No. 4 Stanford and No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast University. Secure your seats now to give the Cardinals a home court advantage in the Bluegrass State. All-session tickets:

    $54 lower level adult; $34 lower level youth. Friday (Regional Semifinal): $30 lower level adult; $20 lower level youth. Sunday (Regional Final): $30 lower level adult; $20 lower level youth. *When ordering online, Ticketmaster order processing fees will apply. Fans can purchase tickets three ways: Online through Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000, in person at the Rupp Arena Box Office

    Additional Information: Website


    Facebook Live: UofL Admitted Student Q&A

    March 21, 7-8 p.m.,
    Join us 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: Facebookemail


    Join us for the 2018 Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) Open House

    March 30, 2-4 p.m., Grawemeyer Hall, Ground Floor
    The Commission on the Status of Women invites you to an afternoon of chocolate and music. Join us to hear more about COSW’s role as the chief advisory group appointed by the President to advise on UofL issues related to women concerning campus climate, representation, recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and integration of work and family. Learn about COSW’s recent accomplishments and how you can become involved.
    Additional Information: Jeanne Guerrerowebsite


    HSC Pride Blood Drive

    March 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cardiovascular Innovation Institute Lobby
    All blood types are needed. Each donation can save up to three lives.
    Additional Information: Website; sponsor keycode: HSCPRIDE


    RCR 101 scheduled this week

    March 21, 2-3 p.m., Room 123, Clinical & Translational Research Building
    This session will provide an overview of the topics and concepts related to the Responsible Conduct of Research. The one-hour session will introduce the topics of: Data Management, Peer Review, Authorship/Publication, Collaboration, Mentor/Mentee Relationships, Conflicts of Interest, Research Misconduct, and Fiscal and Social Responsibility in Research. Individuals needing certification for NSF, NIH or another funding agency are encouraged to attend.
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website


    Training and Workshops

    Safe Zone Training Wednesday

    March 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
    Join us for our Safe Zone Training for UofL 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: Katy Garrison



    Roundtable: Spotlight on Archaeology at UofL

    March 22, 6 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free
    What archaeological research projects are scholars at the University of Louisville currently pursuing, and what opportunities does the University offer undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in studying archaeology? In this roundtable presentation, a panel of faculty and graduate student speakers from the Department of Anthropology will introduce their work and discuss opportunities for studying archaeology and anthropology at UofL.
    Additional Information: Website


    Symposium: Dismantling Structural Inequality: Lock ups, Systemic Chokeholds, and Race-Based Policing

    March 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 275, Brandeis School of Law, Belknap Campus
    Perhaps no other societal system underscores the devastating impact on African-Americans and other communities of color more than the criminal justice system. Using three books as a basis for panel discussions, scholars join from a variety of disciplines to engage in a critical analysis of the social, economic, political and human implications of disproportionate incarceration and the system that drives it. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
    Additional information: Symposium schedule

    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series, ‘Myocardial Infarction: Diagnosing the Cause’

    March 21, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139
    Dr. Andrew DeFilippis, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, will discuss Acute myocardial infarction and the variety of pathologies can result in this clinical diagnosis. Current guidelines recognize two classes of MI: thrombotic (Type 1) and nonthrombotic (Type 2) MI, which have similar prevalence but require different treatment. Unfortunately, diagnostic criteria for differentiating between the two do not exist. This results in inefficient and suboptimal care of patients suspected of MI. The overall goal of our Laboratory is to develop diagnostic criteria to identify and distinguish thrombotic and non-thrombotic MI in order to allow for etiology driven diagnosis and treatment of specific sub-types of acute MI.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Bindu Hegde

    March 23, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a Dissertation Defense Presentation by Bindu Hegde, “Inflammasome Independent Leukotriene-B4 Production Drives Crystalline Silica-Induced Sterile Inflammation.” Hegde is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Haribabu Bodduluri.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan, 852-6208


    World Affairs Council hosting Frederik Obermaier, investigative journalist who helped put together Panama Papers Leak

    March 26, 5:30 p.m., University Club, 200 E. Brandeis Ave.; $20 for the public; $10 for students
    The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is hosting Frederik Obermaier on campus on Monday, March 26. Obermaier is an investigative journalist and coordinator of the Panama Papers Leak.
    Additional Information: Website


    Department of Sociology’s 2018 Jon H. Rieger Series: Dr. Matthew Hughey, ‘That Thing Called Race’

    March 29, 6 p.m., Humanities 100
    Dr. Matthew Hughey, an associate professor of sociology from the University of Connecticut, will present “That Thing Called Race: A modern sociological dilemma” in which he offers a “comprehensive re-conceptualization of race that takes seriously the varied ways that race exists and its effect on people’s lives.”
    Additional Information: Website 



    Sustainability literacy survey remains open

    The Partnership for a Green City has a sustainability literacy survey you are invited to complete. It takes about 12 minutes and will inform PGC leadership on the need for future sustainability initiatives. It is open to faculty, staff and students and it is confidential. PGC members include UofL, Jefferson Community & Technical College, Jefferson County Public Schools and Louisville Metro government working together to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and the environment. The survey is available online.


    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 25 – Stay ‘green’ in March

    Start a new habit of making sure that you turn off all your equipment at the end of each day at work, at school and at home. A few things to consistently turn off are lights, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, etc. SMART power strips have a “main” plug for your computer or TV and additional plugs for other equipment. When you turn your main item on, all other items turn on, but when you turn the main item off, the others are powered off automatically. These save up to 75 percent of energy use.
    Additional Information: Website



    Study on how women experience and cope with stress

    Davidson Hall, Suite 316; IRB #17.1108
    Women who have a regular, predictable menstrual cycle or who have been using a combined hormonal contraceptive for at least a month are eligible to participate. The study takes place in the Stress and Health Lab, led by Dr. Tamara Newton. If eligible, you will participate in one or two lab visits that require a total of two hours. You will be asked to complete some procedures at home that should take no more than 30 minutes of additional time. For 2.5 hours of participation, you can choose to be compensated with either 2.5 research credits or be entered into a raffle for a gift card. Please note if you are not taking a hormonal contraceptive, your first visit should be scheduled when you’re on your period. If you’re on a hormonal contraceptive, you can schedule your first visit at any time. 
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2665, or see our SONA listing 

    Health and Wellness

    GHN Barre Basics class, the best lunch hour escape

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    Use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. Focuses on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    Get strong at Get Healthy Now with four Boot Camp classes a week

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    Boot Camp: High intensity interval training that incorporates strength, cardio, sport movements, CrossFit and running.
    Additional Information: Group fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755

    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    March 21, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Lawrence S. Kirschner, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, The Ohio State University, presents, “Adrenocortical Carcinoma: State of the Art in 2018.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237


    Grand Rounds: ‘Evaluation and treatment of the patients with + UDS in ER and inpatient settings’

    March 22, 11:3 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium, 550 S. Jackson St.
    Our Addiction Fellow, Dr. Eugene Owsley will present “Evaluation and treatment of the patients with + UDS in ER and inpatient settings.” His learning objectives are: Improve general knowledge to minimize the potential risks of misinterpreting urine drug screens; Discuss potential false-positive results and false-negative results that occur with immunoassays of drugs used; Discuss other pitfalls, such as adulteration, substitution, and dilution of urine samples.
    Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell



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