March 8, 2018 Announcements


    Thursday, March 8, 2018



    The Student Government Association 2018 general election results are in. Newly elected officers will be installed at the SGA Banquet in late April and will formally start their terms at the end of the spring semester. Jonathan Fuller has been elected as student body president, while Mariana Juarez is executive vice president. Full results are available online.




    Heather Fox, with Archives and Special Collections, has been selected to be part of the 2018 Archives Leadership Institute, a program for professionals within the archival field. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and hosted at Berea College, ALI provides advanced training for 25 archival leaders each year, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the profession in practice, theory and attitude. 



    Louisville Water Company will be making new connections, by Ernst Hall, the weekend of March 10-11

    • Notification of water outage: Saturday (March 10) at 7 a.m. until approimately 4 p.m., water will be out of service. Buildings include Ernst, WS Speed, Phoenix House, Duthie, JB Speed, Sacket and Henry Vogt. (Fire service at Natural Science.) Water services will be restored as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. Upon completion of this work, a 18 hour ‘water sampling test’ will put these buildings under a ‘boil water advisory’ for drinking water.
    • Notification of Boil Water advisory: A ‘boil water advisory’ will be in effect Saturday evening through most of Sunday for the 18-hour sampling tests. The purity of the water sample must pass before the boil water is lifted. (This may run into Monday, but we are not expecting this to happen). This boil water advisory does not affect toilets and hand washing sinks, only drinking water. Bottled drinking water will be provided at select locations in Lobbies. Additional updates will occur as needed.

    Additional Information: 852-0022


    Campus Store hours during spring break

    March 11 through March 18
    The University Campus Store will reduce operating hours during Spring Break. The store will be closed on Sunday, March 11, and Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.
    Additional Information: Charlotte Sandifer, 852-6679


    International Women’s Day celebration

    March 8, 6 p.m., Bigelow Hall
    Join the Women 4 Women Student Board for the International Women’s Day Celebration March 8, 6-8 p.m. in Bigelow Hall. The event includes free food, performers, student speakers and tabling by cultural and community organizations. Register online.


    No Cost Memberships for students and faculty to the Kentucky Academy of Science

    UofL is an Enhanced Affiliate member of the KAS. Faculty and students interested in science are encouraged to take advantage of free memberships, which provide news, announcements, job and research opportunities from KAS; are eligible to apply for grants and publish in the Journal of the KAS; search their database and connect with 3,000 fellow scientists across Kentucky. Those interested can join at no cost online, and choose “Become a Member.” Select “Enhanced Affiliate membership” and select UofL.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8373


    Applications for HSC Health and Social Justice Scholars due March 31

    This initiative provides a unique opportunity of educating professional and doctoral students in an interprofessional manner to produce high quality scholarly activities related to health equity, health disparities, social justice, and healthcare innovation with the goal of benefitting underserved and disadvantaged populations. Each scholar will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 2018 -2019 academic year in addition to mentoring, research opportunities, and professional development.
    Additional Information: HSC Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 852-7159, emailwebsite


    Hunger Banquet scheduled this month

    March 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Red Barn; Students: free; Faculty & Staff: $10; Community: $15
    Join Honors Student Council for an educational and interactive evening focused on food justice.  The Hunger Banquet is meant to showcase the struggles that many impoverished people around the world go through on a daily basis. This event will be a unique opportunity for individuals to develop a connection to the 795 million+ people in the world who are often forgotten in the chaos of our everyday lives. Proceeds to benefit Americana. Ticket purchase/RSVP required and can be done online.
    Additional Information: EmailFacebook


    Training and Workshops

    The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium’s Cosmic Explorer Workshop

    March 18, 2-4 p.m.; UofL employees and students receive a special rate of $13 ($15 public)
    Want to introduce your 4-6 year old to the solar system? The planetarium’s Cosmic Explorer Workshop, is March 18, from 2-4 p.m. Our solar system is vast and each planet in our celestial neighborhood is unique in a variety of ways that your 4-6 year old will explore in this engaging, hands-on workshop. Complex concepts such as scale of the universe come to life in fun activities designed just for them. Space is limited so register now online.
    Additional Information: Email


    Harriett B. Porter Culinary Institute hosting workshop

    April 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sullivan University; Free
    Get Healthy Now is partnering with the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) 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 3-4 people from your group, for a fun interactive day! RSVP by March 19 at 502-852-6318 or email
    Additional Information: Website



    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Chris Harding

    March 8, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, 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


    Political Art and Activism: Making America Great Again

    March 8, 6-7:30 p.m., Cressman Center for Visual Arts, 100 East Main St., 40202
    As part of the exhibition “For Freedoms: Make America Great Again,” the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute and Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice present a panel discussion exploring the role, place, and power of public political art. Panelists will discuss their opinions towards the intention/influence/impact of public art and provide insight on how public politicized art can be a used as a catalyst for social change. Panelists include Brianna Harlan, an artist from Louisville; Dr. Annette Harris Powell, professor at Bellarmine University; and Dr. DeBraun Thomas, Organizer Apprentice at Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. The event will be moderated by John Chenault, Professor in the Kornhauser Library and faculty in the Pan-African Studies Department.

    Additional Information: 852-0288, website 



    Green tip: Faculty can plug-in at the Green Threads workshop (apply by March 21)

    Interested in weaving themes of ecological, social and economic stewardship into your courses? The Sustainability Council invites full or part-time faculty and GTA Academy members from all disciplines to participate in the 2018 Green Threads workshop. We’ll explore ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum. You’ll receive a $500 honorarium, course development resources, info on local sustainability issues and a network of colleagues from across UofL. Applications due March 21 with Chair’s approval.
    Additional Information: Apply online


    Health and Wellness

    Free mammograms available at GHN

    April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free
    The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) and Get Healthy Now have teamed up to offer FREE 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. Call KCP at 852-6318 to get your appointment scheduled.

    Additional Information: Website

    Relieve tension and reduce stress in Yoga Tune Up at GHN

    Fridays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    Yoga Tune Up goes beyond a traditional yoga class to help you discover body blind spots- areas of the body that are overused, underused, misused or confused. We’ll tackle the effects of physical and emotional stress to restore your body’s natural way of being.
    Additional information: Group Fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Cardio+ class now offered Friday mornings at GHN

    Fridays, 6:30-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
    Start your day off right with every type of cardio the instructor may throw at you – cycling, treadmill, track workout, walk in the park, etc. All levels can enjoy this high energy workout.
    Additional information: WebsiteGroup Fitness classesemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    March 8, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    The Department of Neurological Surgery is excited to announce this week’s guest speaker, Dr. Cameron McIntyre from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. McIntyre will present on Deep Brain Stimulation.


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    March 9, 8 a.m., Norton Auditorium
    Join us for the 8th Annual Dr. Thomas H. Pinkstaff Memorial Lectureship featuring Cathe Dykstra. Dykstra is Chief Possibility Officer and President & CEO of Family Scholar House Inc. She will present, “Strong Families: Healthy Children.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    March 9, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Gerdie Jean-Smith, MD, Geriatrics Fellow at UofL SoM, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, will present “Jehovah’s Witnesses and Bloodless Medicine: What the Care Team Needs to Know.” CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. W. Neal Roberts

    March 8, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features W. Neal Roberts, MD, FACP, FACR, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Rheumatology at UofL. Dr. Roberts will present “Treat-to-Target Guidelines in Gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis” focusing on distinguishing a validated clinical practice guideline from imposters and mimics, making occasional urate lowering decisions independent of current guidelines when indicated, and debates about drug pricing and QALY’s when these are expressed in guidelines.
    Additional InformatIon: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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