November 14, 2016 Announcements



    Monday, Nov. 14, 2016





    UofL’s Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium has a traveling dome, called the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium, which is used to offer elementary students an immersive educational experience designed around the framework of the Next Generation Science Standards. A fundraiser will be held Nov. 16 to raise funds to send the portable planetarium to Bloom Elementary School. 



    Dr. Gary L. Gregg, II, holds the Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership at UofL and is the director of the McConnell Center. He is also the author or editor of six books, including “Securing Democracy: Why We Have an Electoral College.” Gregg was quoted in the New York Times last week because of his expertise on the electoral college.




    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WLKY-TV also runs the UofL stories on their Saturday morning newscasts
    Nov. 14 – Researchers and doctors at UofL have developed a simple, inexpensive breath test for lung cancer.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of all radio programs can be found on SoundCloud

    Nov. 14 – Dr. Erika Ruth discusses the heroin epidemic; Business prof. Bruce Kemelgor and UofL grad Ben Goldenberg talk about UofL College of Business’ MBA students providing free consulting to local businesses and non-profits; Brock Burton – student in entrepreneurship program; Nov. 15 –Amy Acklin is director of the UofL Marching Band; Frank Dikotter, guest of Schnatter Center, discusses China’s economy and trade with U.S.; English Prof. Andrew Rabin tells us about UofL’s role in “Will in the Ville.”


    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. Metro TV shows can be found on YouTube.

    This week: Dr. Erika Ruth discusses the heroin epidemic, what it’s doing to families and local treatment programs; Bruce Kemelgor and UofL grad Ben Goldenberg talk about UofL College of Business’ MBA students providing free consulting to local businesses and non-profits; Brock Burton – student in entrepreneurship program.



    Want to support local business? Join the Holiday Cards Buy Local Shopping Tour

    Dec. 2, 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


    Street closure alert for Tuesday

    On Tuesday, November 15, 3rd Street will be closed from Eastern Parkway to Winkler Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The street closure is needed to allow repairs on the railroad. TARC Route #94 will detour during this time. The only affected bus stop location will be on 3rd Street just south of Eastern Parkway, directly across from Reynolds Lofts.

    Additional Information: 852-7275


    New name for pediatric facilities, medical practices and services

    Norton Healthcare’s pediatric facilities, practices and services has undergone a name change. The new name will be listed on all internal and external documents (including, informed consent documents, patient materials, etc). The Norton Healthcare Research Office will notify researchers with projects using a pediatric facility that study documents will require modification to reflect the change. All changes must be approved by the Institutional Review Board prior to Dec. 31.
    Additional Information: 502-629-3119, email


    Information session: Master’s in Higher Education Administration

    November 14, 7:30 p.m., online
    Join our online info session to find out how you can propel your higher education career further, and how online learning can help you fit education in your busy schedule. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and network with peers.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 800-871-8635


    Announcing 2016 Graduate Student Appreciation Week

    November 14-18
    Graduate Student Appreciation Week gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate graduate students, while supporting your continued success. SIGS joins many other campus offices to recognize graduate students. Lunches, coffee or cider breaks, and many other events are all a part of the week. A full schedule of events, along with daily updates can be found on the SIGS website
    Additional Information: Dr. Michelle Rodems


    Campus Housing Fall Affiliate information fair

    November 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Red Barn
    Interested in living off campus next year? Campus Housing’s affiliate communities are designed to meet the unique needs of students after their first year and provide services that support student success. Food provided.
    Additional Information: Amy Chambers, 502-854-3767


    Information session: Masters Programs in Urban Planning, Public Administration, and Sustainability

    November 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m., W104 Ekstrom Library
    Do you want to make positive change happen in your city? The Department of Urban and Public Affairs offers graduate degree programs in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Sustainabiity and Real Estate Development.
    Additional Information: Yani Vozos, 852-8002


    Celebrating International Diversity and Success

    November 19, 6-9 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Activities Center; Students: $5; Staff and Faculty: $10; General admission: $15
    This year we recognize Wesley Korir, a former international student athlete and member of the Kenyan Parliament. Limited space. Tickets available at the International Center.

    Additional Information: 852-6604, email 


    Training and Workshops

    PLAN offers workshop on the fundamentals of course design for GTAs

    November 16, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    This interactive session will provide you with the opportunity to learn and think through the fundamentals of course design. Using hands on exercises and exploratory prompts, you will consider how course goals, assignments, exams and other course components fit together. Bring an existing syllabus, or bring the topic/description of a new course you wish to design from scratch.
    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar listing


    PLAN offers mock interview session for graduate students

    November 17, 1-3 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    Curious about the academic job interview process? Come watch a graduate student be mock interviewed by professionals who regularly interview candidates. Following the interview, the professionals will share feedback with the group and the candidate and the audience will have a chance to ask questions.
    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar listing 


    PLAN hosts workshop to help grad students organize large-scale writing projects

    November 18, 2-3 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    This workshop will offer strategies for how to approach a large-scale writing project and will offer suggestions and tips for getting started on your project, making consistent progress, working with committee member comments, and staying motivated.
    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar listing 


    Research Grant Writing Workshop through the Delphi Center

    January 5, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. TILL Classroom, 3rd floor Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; University Employees: $197.50; Non-employees: $395
    Learn how to secure funding for your research during this interactive workshop led by Becky Crump, GPC and Johna Rodgers, GPC, who have a combined total of 55 years of grant writing experience with institutions of higher education, non-profits, and government agencies. This workshop is for faculty and staff involved in the grant development process. You will walk away with a completed grant application, action steps for follow-up on unfunded grants, and one-hour consultation with facilitators.
    Additional Information: Register onlineAlex Bryant, 852-4620 



    Biochemistry Seminar

    November 14, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Avisek Majumder, BMG Grad Student, presents “Changes in Metabolites Can Regulate the Epigenetic Landscape During the Earliest Stages of Development.”
    Additional Information: Email


    LGBT Health Certificate Series: Provider Panel & LGBT Healthcare

    November 15, noon to 1 p.m., 500 S. Preston Street, UofL Medical School, Instructional Building B, Room B215, HSC Campus
    This session will provide a panel discussion with leading health care providers in our region who will share how they have aligned their practices to be LGBT friendly and competent.
    Additional Information: Chaz Briscoe, 852-2109, website 


    William Marshall Bullitt Memorial Lecture in Law

    November 15, 4 p.m., Rom 175, Brandeis School of Law, Belknap Campus
    Joan MacLeod Heminway, professor at The University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Law, will present, “Is Crowdfunding the Answer? It Depends on the Question …” This lecture describes the current crowdfunding space online and offers thoughts on how crowdfunding may become a more permanent part of business finance.
    Additional Information: Website


    Arts and Entertainment

    UofL presents ‘King Lear’

    November 10-20, 8 p.m. with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees, The Playhouse Theatre, 1911 South Third St.; $15 for general admission, $12 for faculty, alumni, seniors and non-UofL students and $8 for UofL students
    The University of Louisville and Commonwealth Theatre Center unite to bring you a coproduction of Shakespeare’s tragic epic “King Lear.” There are nine shows total running November 10-20 and 17-20.
    Additional Information: Blair Boyd, 852-7682



    Women and men ages 18-79 needed for Anthracycline-Induced Cardiomyopathy study

    Roberto Bolli, MD and Carrie Lenneman, MD, of the UofL Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, are conducting a study using stem cell therapy vs. placebo in subjects with AIC.  Women and men between the ages of 18-79 years old who were previously treated for cancer using anthracyclines and are experiencing heart failure may be eligible. Study related procedures are provided at no cost over 6-7 visits. Participants will be compensated for their time.
    Additional Information: Shari Williams, 502-852-1837


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Thanksgiving

    The GHN Wellness Center will close early on Wednesday, November 23 at 2 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

    Meat doesn’t need to be the focus of your holiday meal. This year 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, 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; $20 Unlimited classes/semester
    Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts which will improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination. Suitable for all fitness levels. First class is always free.
    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; $20 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Use your lunch break to relax and de-stress from the hustle and bustle of work with a Lunchtime Yoga session. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Fit GHN’s ‘Fit in 30!’ in your busy schedule

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:10-12:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free
    Power up your morning or lunchtime routine with an energizing, full body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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



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