November 1, 2016 Announcements



    Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016


    Fifty-one students from UofL’s School of Dentistry visited local elementary schools last week to teach kids the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth. 


    Emily Neal, a forensic nurse specialist at the University of Louisville Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine, is one of six honorees chosen for this year’s Nightingale Awards. Neal evaluates children who are suspected victims of abuse and neglect and ensures that perpetrators of abuse are prosecuted via legal testimony. 





    Model United Nations meeting

    November 4, U Club, Barry Bingham Room; Free
    As a part of the UN Day Program on Nov. 4, the United Nations Association-USA Kentucky Division will host a meeting and speaker on campus that is free and open to the public. At 10 a.m. is the UNA-USA KY Board Meeting & Invocation; from 11 a.m. to noon is the UN Day Proclamation and speaker Andrea Risotto, director of Communications, Better World Campaign, UN Foundation (Washington, D.C.), on the topic: “Refugees: Adopt-A-Future for refugee schools & education.”


    Steven Humphrey Undergraduate Philosophy Colloquium

    November 4, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Room 300, Humanities Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    Students from UofL and surrounding universities will present their papers from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Professor Kristie Dotson, Michigan State University, will present the Keynote Address, “Reintroducing Identity Politics: Towards a Decolonial, Black Feminist Praxis” at 3:45 p.m. Program schedule is posted on Philosophy Department Web page and Humanities Building First Floor Monitor. Printed copies available in the Philosophy Department Office.
    Additional Information: Email


    Office of New Student Orientation hiring Student Office Assistants

    The Office of New Student Orientation is currently hiring for Student Office Assistant positions beginning January 2017. Students will work 12 to 15 hours/week in the Orientation office through the Spring 2017 semester, with 30 hours/week during summer Freshman Orientation sessions. Interested students should contact Melissa Eversole for a full job description and link to the application. Application deadline is November 18, 2016 at 3 p.m.

    Additional Information: Melissa Eversole



    The Department of Physiology presents seminar

    November 1, 11:45 a.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    The Department of Physiology presents, “Reversal of cancer stem cell dormancy with mesenchymal stem cell-mediated delivery of antagomiRs changes the physiological function of the bone marrow,” by Pranela Rameshwar, PhD, professor, Department of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
    Additional Information: Website


    Arts and Entertainment

    Music of Shakespeare’s London

    November 4, 8 p.m., School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall 105 W. Brandeis Ave.; Free
    Directed by Jack Ashworth, UofL’s Early Music Ensemble will feature songs, dances and fantasias heard in England’s streets and pubs, as well as the stately homes of the upper class. Listeners will enjoy sounds of traditional renaissance instruments such as the viola da gamba, recorder, lute and virginal, along with the cello and violin. The show is part of Will in the Ville, the city-wide celebration of all things Shakespeare.
    Additional Information: Penny Brodie, 852-6907



    Garden Commons Workshop – Aquaponics

    November 7, 3 p.m., Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
    Join us in UofL’s organic garden for a group workday and workshop focused on starting production in the aquaponics system we’ve built inside our greenhouse. Learn how to grow hydroponic vegetables by recycling fish waste. Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we’ll gather together every other Monday at 3 p.m. from Nov. 7 to Dec. 5. No prior experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided.


    Green Tip: Recycling is not free, generate less and break down boxes

    You can recycle any kind of plastic, glass, metal, paper and cardboard in UofL’s single-stream recycling bins. But recycling costs UofL more than landfill dumping and we pay for it by volume, not weight. You can help us save money while cutting the amount of diesel burned and pollution emitted to empty our recycling dumpsters by generating less waste and taking care to always break down boxes and crush containers.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Register for Run With Our Heroes 5K on campus this Sunday

    November 6, 2 p.m., Brook Street by Intramurals field and Throws Field; $25
    Join us Nov. 6 to run or walk the annual Run With Our Heroes 5K & celebrate all branches of the military, veterans, & their families. UofL students, staff, & faculty receive a discounted race price (use promocode UofL10). Proceeds will support the UofL Veterans Services Fund and Behavioral Health Programs at Seven Counties Services and Centerstone Military Services.
    Additional Information: Register online

    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    November 2, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Xiu Yang, MD, PhD, UofL Assistant Professor, Director of Cytology Lab, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine presents, “Changing Paradigms in Thyroid Pathology.”
    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.