March 26, 2018 Announcements


    Monday, March 26, 2018



    The Belknap Farmers Market returns for a third year April 4 at a new location on the Belknap Campus, while the Gray Street Farmers Market on the Health Sciences Center campus begins its 10th season May 17. More information is available online




    Dr. Jeff C. Falcone, from the Department of Physiology, recently received the “Friend of Music” Award from the 11 counties that comprise the 4th District of the Kentucky Music Educators Association for his continued assistance at Meade County High School in technical theatre. The nomination was based on a number of letters written by faculty, students and parents in Meade County.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 10:30 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, March 26: UofL’s JazzFest always brings in big name artists for concerts but it’s the School of Music’s passionate outreach to high school band students that will keep jazz alive.  


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found on SoundCloud

    Monday, March 26: Paul Rosen and Nick Fogelman are doing research on kids with ADHD and ways to control their emotions. Law professor Cedric Powell talks about the state of African Americans in Louisville. UofL’s ShelbyHurst campus has banquet and other facilities available to the public – Lorraine Houghton
    Tuesday, March 27: The light emitted by newfangled light bulbs, iPads and electronic devices can harm a child’s eyes. Patrick Scott explains how. Tad Dryden is doing research on green tea extracts helping colitis and other GI problems. An international military history conference is coming to Louisville – sponsored by UofL. Daniel Krebs is a UofL history professor organizing the conference.  


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): 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., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows available on YouTube.
    This week: A dozen students and faculty from the Sports Administration program went to the Super Bowl to be part of the NFL’s Green Team. Megan Shreffler, Gin Presley and Monica McConaughey discuss the trip. Dr. Dan Conklin from the Diabetes and Obesity Center talks about research and dangers or e-cigarettes.



    NSBE Miss Black UofL Scholarship Pageant 2018

    March 30, 7 p.m., Strickler Hall Auditorium; $7 pre-sale, $10 at the door
    The National Society of Black Engineers has been active at the University of Louisville since 1975 and was founded by Professor Brenda Hart. NSBE founded and adopted the Miss Black UofL Scholarship Pageant as a signature fundraising and cultural awareness event on campus. Tickets are available online. The NSBE is selling tickets in the Lower Level of the SAC Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7.


    Reminder: Deadline to order caps and gowns

    March 31; website 
    The deadline for students and faculty to order caps and gowns for May 2018 commencement is Saturday, March 31 at midnight. Caps and gowns can be ordered via the commencement website.
    Additional Information: Email


    Nominate an older adult living life to the fullest for the 2018 Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging

    April 15
    Do you know someone 85 years or older who is an outstanding example of what it means to age well? Nominate them for the Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging, an award given by the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging. This award recognizes adults of 85 years or older and who are outstanding models of optimal aging in the following four categories: physical, social, spiritual and creative. Nominations are due April 15 and can be made 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 


    GHN Historical Walking Tour with Tom Owen

    April 11, 12-12:50 p.m., Ekstrom Library
    Historical Walking Wednesdays with UofL’s Tom Owen are back for 2018. Get Healthy Now is sponsoring Historical Walking Tours through Belknap campus every Wednesday from April 11 to April 25. Those interested in participating will meet up at the Ekstrom Library Porch (interior of campus side, across from Humanities Building). The tours will be led by Dr. Tom Owen, veteran walking tour raconteur and local historian, who has been an archivist at UofL’s Archives and Special Collections for 43 years.
    Additional Information: Website


    Two months until the 2018 Primaries: Register to vote

    If you live in Kentucky, you can register to vote until April 23. If you have questions about registering, visit online. Outside Kentucky? Check here for voting information in your state.
    Additional Information: Website


    A few spots 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; Free
    A few spots remain for Delphi U 2018. Work with colleagues and team members from the Delphi Center to identify and implement best practices for online instruction. You’ll leave Delphi U 2018 with a head start on creating or redesigning an online course. New for 2018: The sessions have been honed to focus more on online instruction versus teaching in general. Apply online
    Additional Information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412


    Training and Workshops

    Dealing with Difficult People Training

    March 29, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Human Resources, 1980 Arthur Street
    Are your employees being impacted by challenging individuals in the workplace? This training gives attendees concrete techniques for dealing with difficult people by providing specific strategies to influence others toward a positive result. Training is at Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St. Register to attend.
    Additional Information: Website


    Social Justice Consortium hosts qualitative research methods workshop

    March 27, 12:30-2 p.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    In this workshop, Dr. Ryan Combs, Dr. Lesley Harris, and Dr. Kathy Whitmore will discuss best practices in working with community partners, how to communicate about your research to the participants and the public, and how to maximize your skill set as a researcher to achieve social justice aims, among other topics. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of how to strengthen qualitative methods offerings for students.
    Additional Information: WebsiteCassia Herron, 852-2371


    EndNote for Beginners at Ekstrom Library

    March 29, 10-11:30 a.m., W103, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free
    Want to get started with EndNote, the popular citation management software program freely available to all UofL faculty, staff, and students? Come to the workshop where we will cover downloading the program, importing citations, working with MS Word, and synching with EndNoteWeb. Limited to 10 people.
    Additional Information: Website


    Harriett B. Porter Culinary Institute

    April 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sullivan University; Free
    Get Healthy Now is partnering with the Kentucky Cancer Program and Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer (KAAAC), to promote the Harriett B. Porter Culinary Institute – a FREE cooking workshop for churches, organizations, and civic groups! Learn a healthier way to prepare meals. Bring 3 to 4 people from your group, for a fun interactive day. RSVP at 852-6318 or email.
    Additional Information: Website


    Deadline extended to April 23: 2018 Green Threads Workshop

    Participants receive a $500 honorarium, course development resources, info on local sustainability issues and an interdisciplinary collegial network to help you integrate themes of ecological, social and economic stewardship and resilience into your courses. The Sustainability Council invites full/part-time faculty and GTA Academy members from any discipline to apply for the Aug. 17 Green Threads workshop exploring ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum. Apply by April 23 with Chair’s approval.
    Additional Information: WebsiteDaniel DeCaro



    Behavior Design Keynote

    April 12, 12-1 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium
    Learn strategies for creating healthy behavior change in people — whether it’s to upgrade your own health habits, gain a better understanding of how human behavior really works, or increase usage of your products/services. Join UofL Alumni and former Get Healthy Now staff member, Stephanie Weldy, for this interactive session where she will introduce you to a system called Behavior Design developed by Stanford University by behavior scientist BJ Fogg, PhD.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense presented by 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.


    Biochemistry Seminar

    March 26, noon, Homberger Library,HSC-A,614
    Shiuan Chen, PhD, The Lester M. and Irene C. Finkelstein Chair in Biology, Prof and Chair, Department of Cancer Biology, Beckman Res Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, California: “Lessons from Research with Human Breast Cancer Patient-Derived Xenografts.”
    Additional Information: Email 


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense presented by Blair Schneider

    March 30, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology presents a Dissertation Defense by Blair Schneider, “Identification and Characterization of Type II Toxin/Anti-toxin Systems in
    Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans.” Schneider is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Drs. Donald Demuth and James Graham.


    Health and Wellness

    Mobile Mammograms available April 20

    April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., GHN Wellness Center
    The Kentucky Cancer Program and Get Healthy Now have teamed up to offer breast cancer screenings. The KCP mammogram bus will be parked just outside of the GHN Wellness Center for ease of access for Belknap and HSC employees. Research of our campus community indicates that over 50 percent of women age 40 and older do not complete this potentially lifesaving screening. Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will be billed. UofL insurance will cover 100 percent. There is no cost to women without insurance.
    Additional Information: Website


    Morning of Mindfulness

    April 7, 9 a.m. to noon, Instructional Building, Rm HB 208, HSC Campus; $5

    Take a morning to recharge and revitalize. Join the School of Medicine Being Well Program and Get Healthy Now for a quiet morning practice of breath and body awareness. You will feel centered and inspired. Appropriate to those new to mindfulness as well as those who would like deepen or revive their mindfulness practice. Register online.
    Additional Information: Paula Kommor or Cathy Schaffer 



    Campus Tree Advisory Committee – Spring 2018 meeting

    March 27, 2-3:30 p.m., Room W210, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    Inviting all faculty, staff, students and community members who want to help protect and expand UofL’s tree population. We meet just once a semester. Agenda: Updates on recent tree plantings, removals and maintenance; Planning for UofL Arbor Day Celebration, April 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Univ. Pointe; Report: 2018 Maple-Tapping project; Planning service learning projects (including April 7 Park Duvalle Tree Planting, 170 trees); and Maintenance of Belknap Tree Tour, Tree Inventory and Tree App.
    Additional Information: Justin MogwebsiteFacebook



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