March 6, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, March 6, 2018



    Speed School electrical and computer engineering student Cullen Hacker has been a driving force behind a popular city hackathon held for three consecutive years. The third DerbyHacks event was held in February in the Engineering Garage. Hacker and his colleagues in the university chapter of the Association for Computing Machining have visited hackathon events in other cities in their efforts to help DerbyHacks grow and evolve. They have also been able to use leftover funding to host small day camps for high school students as part of an outreach initiative.




    Dr. Daniel DeCaro, UofL professor of Urban and Public Affairs, will speak Tuesday at the Taylor-Berry Neighborhood Association meeting at the South Louisville Community Center at 7 p.m. Residents, businesses and friends of Taylor-Berry are welcome to attend the meeting.



    ULPD catches suspect in incident near Trager Center

    The UofL Police Department has apprehended a suspect in an incident near the Trager Center just south of Belknap Campus last week. The suspect, who is not affiliated with the university, allegedly had tried to lure women into his car. He reportedly suffers from mental illness and was taken to UofL Hospital for evaluation. ULPD credited UofL staff for helping in the investigation. Armed with a description, a custodial staff member spotted the suspect and reported it, leading to his apprehension. ULPD reminds members of the university community always to remain vigilant and observant on campus. If you see someone exhibiting suspicious behavior, please call the ULPD at 852-6111.



    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: ‘Direct Molecular Interrogation Facilitated by a Nanopore Technology’

    March 7, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139
    Guigen Zhang, professor, Halcomb Endowed Chair, and Chair of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, MD, Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, will speak. Biosensing and molecular detection are crucial to advancing our understanding of how biological systems operate and human bodies function. The challenges facing today’s biosensing techniques include not only the complexity in utilizing foreign molecules for labeling, tagging, or reporting purposes, but also the reductive way of investigation and data interpretation. In this presentation I will talk about how we overcome these challenges, discussing not only what we did but how we did it. From this talk, you will get a sense of how an integrative approach can help us accelerate our learning and innovative processes. 
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    Immigration in the Trump Era lecture

    March 8, 4 p.m., Room 75, Brandeis Law School, Belknap Campus; Free
    Lectures in Social Change: Social Change in the Trump Era (SCHG 399-01) presents the second in a series of three lectures for Spring 2018. Nima Kulkarni, Immigration Attorney and founder of Indus Law Firm, will deliver this lecture that is free and open to the public.
    Additional Information: Cherie Dawson-Edwards


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Chris Harding

    March 8, 12-1 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a Student Research Presentation by Chris Harding, “Malaria impairs host immune functions and ability to clear bacterial co-infection.” Harding is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Nathan Schmidt.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan, 852-6208


    Brown & Williamson Spring Seminar Series

    March 9, 12:30 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Marisa Kozlowski, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, will present, “Oxygen Driven Fragment Coupling by Activation of C-H, N-H, and O-H Bonds.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Health and Wellness

    Refresh and restore at GHN with Yin/Yang Yoga

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience – Yin yoga is slow and restorative, Yang Yoga is more powerful and challenging. Come prepared to do a mix of both.

    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    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: Group Fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755



    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 23 – March is a ‘green’ month

    We can all take initiative and organize energy conservation learning opportunities for the people who work or take classes with us. We should educate and encourage employees/coworkers who identify and implement energy savings, then reward the students, staff and faculty who work at the Partnership organizations (JCPS, UofL, JCTC and Metro Government) for their innovative, money-saving ideas. We will recognize and celebrate the implementation of successful energy efficiency measures. Help us.


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    March 7, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Kristie V. Schultz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Divisions of Pediatric Endocrinology & Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, presents, “Motivational Interviewing: The Rationale for Use in Diabetes Care.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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    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, 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.