May 1, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, May 1, 2018



    Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Dorothea Lange are just a few of the noted artists whose original work can be viewed in the UofL Photographic Archives. The Archives, located in Ekstrom Library, is among the country’s largest, housing more than 1.2 million photographs. Hundreds of discrete collections include significant national documentary projects, local history photos and a museum collection of fine prints.



    The Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine’s Luz Fernandez, MD, is the recipient of the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians full-time exemplary teacher award. Earlier this year, Karen Krigger, MD, received the H.E.A.R.T. HIV/AIDS Education Awareness Resources Testing award from Emmaus Ministries Inc. for her work related to HIV/AIDs awareness in health care.



    Submit your artwork for annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit

    June 11-28, opening reception June 13, noon to 2 p.m.
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 11 through June 28 in the Photographic Archives gallery, part of Archives & Special Collections, in the Ekstrom Library. The exhibit is an opportunity for UofL employees who are not professional or exhibited artists to share their work. Employee visual artists who want to participate should submit the registration form via email by 5 p.m. June 1, 2018. Click here for the form. Past Open Walls participants are encouraged to exhibit; please enter artwork that is new to Open Walls.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso, 852-2670


    DEHS 30-year anniversary celebration

    May 9, 2-6 p.m., Middleton Auditorium Room 101, Strickler Hall, Belknap Campus
    The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is 30 years old and will be hosting an event to celebrate. The program features keynote speakers from Stanford and Yale as well as four panel discussions regarding several historical environmental events at UofL. A reception to honor Dennis Sullivan’s retirement will follow the program. RSVP via email by April 30.


    Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference – registration open

    May 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center; $50
    The 6th annual UofL Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference registration is now open. This year, with respect to budget constraints and resources, the conference will be a half-day for $50. Focused on leadership development, the May 18 conference will be include entrepreneur Angelique Johnson and procative communications facilitator Hope Zoeller. Focus on being ‘distinctly you,’ and register today.
    Additional Information: Melissa Long Shuter, 852-6151



    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts a student presentation by Mohammad Roky

    May 1, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 124, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a Student Research Presentation by Mohammad Roky, “Identification and characterization of the functional domains and motifs of short fimbriae (Mfa1) of Porphyromonas gingivalis.” Roky is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Donald Demuth.


    Training and Workshops

    Registration now open for ‘Team-Based Learning: A Special Way of Using Small Groups in the Health Sciences’

    May 16, 9 a.m. -to 12 p.m. (light pastries and coffee will be provided), HSC Campus B Instructional Building, Room #115
    In this interactive workshop Dee Fink, PhD, will introduce the ideas and practices of team-based learning (TBL) – a special way of teaching using small groups. Effective TBL uses a specific sequence of activities that (a) accelerate the transformation of “groups” into “teams” and (b) direct the dynamic energy of teams in a way that results in high levels of student engagement and high-quality student learning. Register online


    Green Tip: Leave the driving to TARC this Derby season

    Headed to the track? Avoid the hassle and expense of driving and parking. Let TARC be your “designated driver” for Derby Week. As always, ride free with UofL ID. TARC will whisk you to Churchill Downs all week on existing routes that will detour away from the track starting at 4:30 p.m. for Oaks and Derby. Routes providing the closest access are: #4 – Fourth St. (Downtown-Old Louisville-UofL-Iroquois); #6 – Sixth St. (Downtown-Iroquois); and #29 – Eastern Pkwy. (St. Matthews-Highlands-UofL-Shively).
    Additional Information: Website


    Partnership for a Green City Behavior Change Tip: Do what you can to reduce energy

    Energy behavior change also involves the energy used in transportation. When possible, carpool, vanpool, bike, or use public transportation. All four partners have “Idle Free” policies, so don’t let the vehicle engine idle for more than 10 seconds while sitting at drive through or pick up lanes. To be more fuel efficient, drive the speed limit, accelerate and decelerate more slowly, plan your trip route to eliminate back-tracking and make sure tires are inflated to the correct pressure.


    Health and Wellness

    Bike-Share Program: Free daily bike check-out at GHN

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for employees
    UofL’s free Bike-Share Program is designed to help you ditch the car and discover the joys of getting around on two wheels. The program is open to all UofL students, faculty, and staff. Bikes are available whenever you need them and for whatever purpose, whether it’s getting across campus, across town, or just out for some fun.
    Additional information: Bike shareGHN websiteemail, 852-7755


    GHN’s Member of the Month for May named

    Congratulations to Kelli Deviney, GHN’s Member of the Month. Kelli is a UofL Alumni and Clinical Research Nurse at the James Brown Cancer Center. This month’s theme is Movement and Women’s Health.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    May 2, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us in welcoming Yogish Kudva, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, as he presents, “Artificial Pancreas and Competing Novel therapy for Type 1 Diabetes.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237




    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.

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    Alicia Kelso
    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.