November 13, 2017 Announcements



    Monday, Nov. 13, 2017





    During the 2016-17 academic year, there were 859 UofL students studying abroad in 50 diffeent countries. China, Spain, The Philippines, Costa Rica and Italy were the most popular destinations. International Education Week runs Nov. 13-17. The schedule of events is available online



    Dr. Rob Keynton, Lutz Endowed Chair of Biomechanical Devices of the Department of Bioengineering, gave an invited talk on “Direct-write Polymeric, Sacrificial Micro/Nano Fibers for Biomedical Applications” during the Biomedical Applications of Fibers session at the 2017 International Fiber Society Conference held at the University of Georgia. The International Fiber Society was founded in 1941 to advance the scientific knowledge of fibers, fiber based products and fibrous materials.



    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

    Monday, November 13: UofL’s Kent School of Social Work has a center to help refugees who were tortured in their home countries assimilate to life in Louisville. Two Congolese refugees are featured.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week:

    Monday, Nov. 13: UofL researchers are working with Hawthorne Elementary School on project to see if structured exercise and gymnastics improves learning. Nathan Cleary and Daniela Terson de Paleville from CEHD are guests. Dr. Julio Ramirez discusses community acquired pneumonia which kills 1 out of 3 people who are hospitalized within a year. 

    Tuesday, Nov. 14: A slew of high profile sexual harassment has people wondering about the law vs. poor behavior. Law professor Ariana Levinson helps draw the line. Lorrel Brown teaches Louisvillians how to do CPR but her study shows people are having a tough time retaining what they’ve learned. Rachid Tagoulla is a teacher from Morocco who’s at UofL this year. Arab Studies professor Khaldoun Almousily joins him.


    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): Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel

    This week: UofL is ranked the top school in Kentucky when it comes to sustainability initiatives. The man who coordinates those initiatives is Justin Mog. Criminal Justice professor Kristin Swartz discusses her research on correctional officers and PTSD.



    Faculty and staff appreciation event Tuesday

    November 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Belknap Campus – The Quad (outside the Ekstrom Library); Health Sciences Campus – In front of Kornhauser Library; Shelby Campus – Burhan’s Hall front patio; Free
    It’s time to celebrate and give thanks for our dedicated faculty and staff. Stop by The Quad, Kornhauser or Burhan’s Hall next Tuesday and enjoy hot cider and doughnuts. Attendees also will have a chance to win a UofL-themed gift basket. Sponsored by Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, UofL Dining Services/Aramark and Masterson’s.


    Registration open for Holiday Cards Buy Local Shopping Tour

    Dec. 1, 8 a.m. start, meet at University Club; $40
    UofL and the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will take shoppers on a whirlwind tour of local shops and restaurants on the sixth annual Holiday Cards Buy Local Shopping Tour. Registration fee includes opening and closing receptions, door prizes and transportation to more than a dozen shops on East Market Street (NULU), Fourth Street, Frankfort Avenue and Butchertown. Register online.
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025


    Final UofL Football offer of the season available

    The Louisville Cardinals football team host the Syracuse Orange in their final home game of the season. Secure your seats for your last chance to see Heisman Trophy winner, Lamar Jackson, at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. and Tickets start as low as $15/ticket HERE. Use promo code: LGSGB1

    IT continues go365 email migration with Archives

    With UofL employee email migrations completed, Information Technology has moved into the second part our go365 project with working on our Archive transition. In order to ensure a proper migration of our email Archives, several phases of implementation are required. Throughout the next two months, either using the online web application or on your desktop, you might notice changes of or within current Archive folders as connected to your UofL Outlook account. Please be patient and take no action until notified that IT has completed the process. Throughout this process, all employee Netmail archives will continue to exist in their current location.
    Additional Information: 852-7997, website


    International Education Week exhibit

    This week, the International Student and Scholar Services is celebrating International Education Week. Plan to visit and learn more about the UofL International Center history at its ‘Exhibit’ in Ekstrom Library, East Entrance, anytime during this week.  For a calendar and free events, go online


    RaiseRED presents 100 days celebration

    Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m., Bigelow Hall

    Can’t wait until raiseRED dance marathon in the spring? Our very first three-hour mini dance marathon will take place on Thursday, November 16. It is open to any who wish to attend, admission is free but donations are encouraged. During this three hour dance marathon we will be working to raise 5K in one day, playing games with children from our pediatric oncology and hematology clinic, along with enjoying some catering from Griff’s and the opportunity to meet Darrell Griffith himself.

    Additional Information: Facebook


    Staff Senate meets today

    Nov. 13, 2:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    The Staff Senate will meet Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Chao Auditorium. Meetings are welcome to all and the agenda is posted online prior to each meeting.


    Post-bac Pre-med Program Information Session

    November 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.,Ekstrom Library Room 104
    Have you considered becoming a physician, but thought it was too late? It may not be. We have a program for career changers with minimal science who are interested in becoming the physician they always wanted to be. To learn more, attend one of our November information sessions in the Ekstrom Library; Saturday November 11 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Room 104) or Monday November 13 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Room 117). Visit our website for more information.
    Additional Information: Tonia D. Thomas, 852-2712, website


    Give some PEACC Holiday Drive

    Boxes located in the Student Activities Center, Cultural Center, the Intersection, and all residence halls
    From November 13-December 4, the PEACC center is holding a drive to donate items to local shelters. Items include: basic toiletries, dry food and non-perishable goods, wipes, diapers, school supplies, laundry and cleaning supplies, TARC passes, toys, etc.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2663


    UofL Farmers Market and Craft Vendors Holiday Bazaar

    Nov. 30, 12-3 p.m., Red Barn
    Join the UofL Farmers Market vendors and craft vendors to purchase holiday gifts, such as jams, salsa, cakes and pies, necklaces, artwork, wreaths, crafts, UofL clothes and accessories and more. Aramark will have food and drinks for sale during the event. All but two vendors will take credit cards.
    Additional Information: Facebook



    October staff updates – promotions and transfers

    During October, UofL had four promotions and four transfers. Jennifer Wyles promoted to the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center as Research Coordinator and was previously Research Technologist II at the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. Brittini Wise, previously Financial Aid Advisor in Financial Aid, promoted to a Financial Aid Advisor Sr. Betty Younis, previously Program Assistant Sr in A&S Political Science, promoted to Administrative Assistant, Law Administration. Tegan Tulloch, previously Program Assistant Sr in Research Resources Center, promoted to Program Coordinator Sr, Law Administration. Stephany Eubanks, previously Clinical Trials Team Leader, Peds – KCPCRU transferred to Clinical Research Nurse, Peds – Endocrinology. Kaytee Horn, previously Lab Animal Technologist, Research Resources Center, transferred to Lab Research Technician III. Jennifer Moore, previously Unit Business Manager Intermediate, Medicine – Administration, transferred to Financial Analyst, Peds – Administration. Aaron Howell, previously Financial Coordinator, A&S Chemistry, transferred to Program Coordinator Sr, Pharmacology.



    Rabbi Susan Goldberg, ‘In the Wilderness (B’midbar): The Spiritual Journey of Transparent’

    November 12, 1-3 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

    The phenomenal Amazon series, “Transparent,” is now in its 4th season, much of which is set in Israel. Rabbi Susan Goldberg counseled the series’ writer and director Jill Soloway during her father’s gender transition and serves as script advisor on every episode. She has been the rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles since 2013. A fourth-generation Angeleno, she is dedicated to renewing LA’s east-side Jewish community to help it once again be an active part of the multicultural beauty of these neighborhoods. Her leadership has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Lilith Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, the Jewish Journal, and on public radio. She is a leader in the Southern California Muslim-Jewish Forum. This discussion includes a screening of an episode of the series, with a dessert reception.

    Additional Information: Website


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series, Dr. Pawel Kalinski

    November 16, 12-1 p.m., Room 123, Clinical and Translational Research Building

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Pawel Kalinski, “Sensitizing Cold Tumors to Cancer Immunotherapy.” Kalinski is a Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan


    Public astronomy lecture: the Cassini grand finale

    November 16, 7 p.m., Monnik Beer Co., 1036 E. Burnett Ave., 40217
    The two-story tall flagship spacecraft Cassini finished its 13-year, 293-orbit tour of Saturn in a blaze of glory on September 15, 2017, becoming the first probe into the atmosphere. Dr. Tim Dowling will recap of the mission’s top scientific discoveries and its spectacular final few months will be presented. Faculty, staff, students, members of the public and elementary/middle/high school students are welcome.
    Additional Information: Gerard Williger, 852-6790, website 


    Training and Workshops

    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training

    November 16, 9-11 a.m., Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC

    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online.

    Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558


    Health and Wellness

    The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

    The GHN Wellness Center will close early on Wednesday, November 23 at 5 p.m., and will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal hours of operation will resume Saturday, November 26 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Thanksgiving classics for a Meatless Meal

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the time to start planning your feast for the big day. Meat doesn’t need to be the focus of your holiday meal. Try something new by bringing more meatless dishes to the table. Make a recipe truly your own by changing up seasonings, sides, and serving styles.

    Additional Information: Recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook, email, 852-7755


    Start your mornings with Tai Chi class

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym’ Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts which will improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Join Get Healthy Now for Lunch with Lunchtime Yoga

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Use your lunch break to relax and destress from the hustle and bustle of work with a Lunchtime Yoga session. Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience. Great for those who are new to yoga! Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755




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