May 22, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, May 22, 2018



    Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium can be rented for weddings. Packages start at $975 and couples can select images such as a full moon to be projected during the ceremony. The planetarium’s website encourages eco-friendly weddings and includes helpful suggestions.




    Karen Freberg, associate professor in strategic communications at UofL, will discuss the role of public relations in emerging media during a May 23 presentation at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. Freberg’s presentation, “Public Relations’ Place and Future in the Evolving Battlefield of Emerging Media,” is part of the school’s PR Game Changers speaker series. 



    Cards Under the Stars ‘Black Panther’ is June 1

    June 1; Activities begin at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at dark, Natural Sciences Lawn; Free
    UofL’s free summer movie series kicks off with  “Black Panther.’ Concessions will be available for purchase from SnoWhat Snoballs and Pollo. Families should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union. “Coco” will be the June 29 film, followed by a viewer’s choice film on July 27. Vote for the final film here.
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025, calendar listing

    Construction notification for areas near the new Belknap Academic Building

    The new Belknap Academic Building’s Contractor, Whittenberg Construction, has scheduled closure of specific sidewalk areas beginning immediately.  The Contractor will install construction fence, signage and barricades that will re-route pedestrian pathways at the following areas:

    • Sidewalk between Threkeld Hall and Student Activities Center
    • Sidewalk between Shumaker Research Building and new Belknap Academic Building
    • Sidewalk between Lutz Hall and new Belknap Academic Building
    • Sidewalk rework at South side of Lutz Hall

    Throughout the summer months, additional sidewalk areas will be fully and/or partially closed for similar rework in the areas around the Belknap Academic Building.  Additional notifications will follow. Construction has also commenced today to reconfigure the Shumaker Research Building loading dock. Throughout this work the loading dock will remain operational. Due to this work the sidewalk crossing at the corner of Threkeld Hall, Student Activities Center, Houchens and Shumaker Research Building will be impacted.  A new curb cut, paving and painted crosswalks with directional signage will be installed.


    Social Justice event email listserv

    Know of any social justice-related news, events, funding, and other opportunities at UofL or in the community? The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research publishes a weekly newsletter (monthly during June and July) announcing social justice-related news and opportunities. Submit announcements using this form
    Additional Information: Website

    UofL Men’s and Women’s Golf teams hosting one-day golf camp

    June 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UofL Golf Club; $175 (a 20% discount available to dependents of UofL employees)
    Louisville Men’s and Women’s Golf are offering a one-day golf camp this summer. The camp is designed to help aspiring golfers of various abilities improve their games; we will also discuss what it takes to be a collegiate golfer and how to get there. The camp is offered to boys and girls ages 7-18 and held at the University of Louisville Golf Club. It will be overseen and instructed by Head Coach Courtney Trimble, Associate Head Men’s Golf Coach Aaron O’Callaghan, the Louisville Women’s Golf staff and collegiate players. The cost includes lunch, a gift, instruction and evaluation. A 20-percent discount available to dependents of UofL employees (email for more information). Register online.


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

    In sustainability/behavior change research, Social Empowerment Principle states “institutions and people who feel they can reach desirable goals – often do”. The Partnership involves people in the program design and processes through different teams. As we learn more about conserving energy, we want to control our use; get better what we do; and be part of something bigger to create positive change. Call 852-8854 to join a team and make a difference.
    Additional Information: Brent Fryrearwebsite


    Health and Wellness

    GHN closed on Memorial Day

    May 28, Get Healthy Now
    The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.
    Additional information: Websiteemail, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now Trainers W.O.W.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-10:50 a.m., Get Healthy Now, free with membership
    Designed and guided by GHN’s nationally certified trainers, the workout of the week (WOW) is an all-level, power-packed workout session.
    Additional information: Websitegroup fitness scheduleemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    May 23, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us in welcoming George Vavilis, MD, Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Louisville, as he presents, “Lessons Learned from Islet Auto Transplantation.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



    Research study recruiting women who have not used hormonal contraceptives in the last three months

    Suite 316, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus; IRB:17.1108
    Involves: one or two visits to the lab (2 hours total) and 30 minutes of home procedures. Eligibility: women with a regular menstrual cycle. Ineligibility: diagnosed with a psychological disorder, history of psychological or psychiatric treatment, pregnant or breastfeeding in the last three months, had a serious car accident, had a loved one in a serious car accident (potential serious injury or death). PI: Dr. Tamara Newton. Compensation: $25 gift card.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2665



    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.