May 15, 2017 Announcements

    Monday, May 15, 2017
    The Family Scholar House is a UofL partner that provides housing for low income, single parents. One of its residents, Victoria Sledge, graduated from UofL Saturday with a sociology degree and has already accepted a position in Chicago’s school system. Sledge is the first in her family to earn a college degree.
    Professor Lora Haynes leads a team of 11 students from UofL’s Resilient Families Project that has been working since last June to collaborate with members of the Flint, Michigan, community to plan and launch a Resilience Summit in Flint. The work is supported by a grant from the Association for Psychological Science. Read more about the team’s work online.
    UofL Today with Mark Hebert
    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
    Mondays at 9:30 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 
    Mon., May 15: She was a convicted felon as a teenager, a single mother at 20 and living in the homes of various relatives. But Victoria Sledge now has a degree with the help of UofL and the Family Scholar House.
    Radio Show
    Airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. during UofL baseball season on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule: 
    Mon., May 15: UofL’s  Belknap campus might be the most beautiful park in the city. Hear from the guys who supervise the grounds and plantings, Aaron Boggs and Greg Schetler. UofL’s Carolyn Furdek came back from Afghanistan with unseen wounds and wrote a book about her experience. Alex Gornet is a UofL grad trying to make it as a pro tennis player.
    Wed., May 17: Since the 1950s Russian scientists have been studying foxes to see if they could domesticate them into dog-like animals. UofL biology professor Lee Dugatkin has written a book about the experiments with one of the Russian scientists. Workers at the old Goodyear plant in Louisville’s Rubbertown allegedly got liver cancer from vinyl chloride. Pharmacology professor Juliane Beier is doing more study on the health impacts of vinyl chloride and ties to diet. May Music Festival with Michael Ramach.
    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel
    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): 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). 
    This week: The new dean of UofL’s School of Dentistry, Gerry Bradley, talks about research, outreach and how he got to UofL from Ireland. Dr. Greg Barnes is the head of UofL’s Autism Center which provides services for families dealing with autism.
    Gray Street Farmers Market opens May 18
    Thursdays, May 18 – Oct. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Location: HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
    The School of Public Health and Information Sciences is happy to announce that the 9th season of the Gray Street Farmers Market will begin Thursday, May 18. The farmers market will be open every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on UofL’s Health Sciences Center. Our wonderful vendors sell the finest in local farm products including fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, canned goods, lunch and more.
    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebook
    SpeedUp Summer Product Launch Competition
    May 16, 5-7 p.m., Duthie Center Room 225; Free
    SpeedUp, UofL’s summer product launch competition, returns for its third year from May to July. Students will team up and build their ideas into products and companies that win them investors and prizes. Teams can choose one of two themes: open data or digital health and wellness. Competitors can either work on their own ideas, or one that’s provided.
    Additional Information: Baylee Pulliam 
    26th Annual Faculty/Staff/Alumni Golf Scramble
    June 2, 1 p.m. Shotgun Start, Lunch Served Starting at 11:30 a.m., Quail Chase Golf Course; $55 per person
    Men and women, retirees and spouses welcome. Teams may be requested according to handicap or average score. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart, skins game, team prizes, hole competitions, range balls, and lunch. Limited to first 120 paid entries. Entry deadline is Friday, May 26th. Entry forms are available in the Intramural Sports Office SRC Room 102.
    Additional Information: David Hatfield or John Smith, 852-6707
    Nurses sought for UofL Hospital, JGBCC and Center for Women and Infants
    A marketing campaign is in full swing to help attract new nurses for UofL Hospital, James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the Center for Women and Infants. We ask that you help spread the word that we are now hiring outstanding nurses for a wide variety of roles throughout our Academic Medical Center. Nurses can be secure in the knowledge that they will be employed by a locally owned and managed entity, University Medical Center, with leadership that lives right here in the Louisville area. Nurses at UofL Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, are devoted to teaching – not just medical students but our patients as well.
    Additional Information: Website 
    UofL launches new online Certificate in Accounting
    To meet increased industry demand, UofL’s College of Business recently launched its Online Certificate in Accounting, designed for professionals across all industries who have a non-accounting bachelor’s degree and want to pursue an accounting career. The certificate includes 27 hours of accounting coursework (21hr core courses + 6hr prerequisites), which meets the requirement to sit for Kentucky’s CPA exam.
    Additional Information: Website 
    Biochemistry Seminar today
    May 15, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
    Dave Bridges, PhD, Asst Prof, Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, presents “Adverse Metabolic Effect of Glucocorticoids in Obesity.”
    Additional Information: Email 
    Inaugural Transdisciplinary Faculty Grantees’ Roundtable and Reception
    May 22, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Room 175, Brandeis School of Law, Free
    Join us to celebrate the 2017 inaugural faculty research projects funded by the Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research! The program will feature the faculty grantees’ exciting new community-engaged research projects that cross many disciplines, schools and methods. Guests may also find out about additional student opportunities and ways to become a part of this new social justice research community. Refreshments will follow the program.
    Additional Information: RSVP 
    Green Tip: Come Grow with us at Summer Garden Workdays starting today
    Mondays, noon to 1 p.m., Garden Commons at the Cultural Center; Free
    Did you know that UofL has on-campus organic gardens where you can experience the thrill of turning tiny seeds into an abundance of free, hyper-local food? Staff and students are always welcome to get involved and faculty can use the gardens as a teaching tool or research space for sustainability topics. Stop by today and all summer long every Monday at the Garden Commons in front of the U Club. No experience necessary.
    Additional Information: Campus Gardens websiteFacebook,  Ellie Miller, 502-758-3834
    Infant scientists wanted
    May, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davidson 314
    The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating. HSPPO#: 053.06
    Additional Information: Nonah Olesen, 852-6852, website 
    Health and Wellness
    Make Meatless Monday a family affair
    When kids pitch in making meals, they’re proud of their accomplishment. Cooking together also provides a time for discussing the impact that food choices have on our bodies and the environment. The more educated kids are about food, the more open they’ll be to healthy, sustainable food choices.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipesGet Healthy Now Facebookwebsiteemail, 852-7755
    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.