November 14, 2017 Announcements



    Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017





    The Kent School of Social Work has a major role in a 5-year, federally funded research grant to strengthen the country’s child welfare agency workforce and, ultimately, improve the lives of children it serves. The UofL portion is $2.1 million for the evaluation part of the grant, which is expected to total $15 million for the consortium of five universities and three child welfare consultants. The group has launched the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development through the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration’s Children’s Bureau.



    Christine T. Ehrick, a historian at UofL and Communications Director of the Radio Preservation Task Force, co-wrote a piece for the Washington Post titled, “Voices on the radio are a crucial part of life, bu they’re being lost. Here’s how to fix that.” The article coincided with the 50th anniversary of public broadcasting in the U.S.




    Faculty and staff appreciation event today

    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.


    Final reminder: Complete the Campus Climate & Diversity Survey

    This is a final reminder to complete Campus Climate & Diversity Survey. All faculty, staff, and students should have received the survey in their university email. With input from campus constituents, the survey has been re-envisioned to better meet the needs of our community members and to ensure that the university is fulfilling its mission with respect to climate, diversity and inclusion. Please take a few moments to complete the survey, which closes this Wednesday, November 15.


    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

    Career Development Center available for group presentations 

    The Career Development Center is gearing up for December commencement and would like to remind faculty, staff, and RSOs that the office is available for classroom and group presentations. From discussing resumes do’s and don’ts to talking about interview preparation and career exploration, the Career Development Center is your one stop shop for any career-related conversation. To request a presentation, please fill out the request form online



    Kentucky’s Bourbon Boom: A panel discussion on the economics of the bourbon industry

    November 15, 5:15 p.m., PNC Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business; Free
    Join us as four bourbon industry experts discuss the local, national, and global impact of Kentucky’s favorite spirit. Panelists are: Reid Mitenbuler, author of “Bourbon Empire;” Susan Reigler, author, executive bourbon steward and president of Bourbon Women Assn.; Bill Samuels,Jr., chairman emeritus of Maker’s Mark Distillery; and Michael Veach, bourbon historian and author. Open to the public. Free pizza for attendees.
    Additional Information: Email, website 


    CGeMM Seminar today

    November 14, noon, HSC Baxter II, 038
    Levi Beverly, PhD, Assoc Prof, Dept of Pharm Tox, JG Brown Cancer Center, UofL, will present “Combining Whole Genome Screens with more Physiologically Relevant Models to Study Lung Cancer.”

    Additional Information: Email


    The Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series

    November 14, 10-11 a.m., CTR 124
    Caleb Greenwell will be presenting his Ph.D. Defense titled, “Age-Related Host Factors Influence Lung Cancer Progression.”
    Additional Information: Aaron Howell, 852-8147


    Arts and Entertainment

    ‘Major!’ at Speed Cinema

    November 16, 6 p.m., Speed Museum Cinema; $7 members, $9 general public
    “Major!” explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for trans-women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons. Introduced by Cate Fosl, WGS Professor and Founding Director of the Anne Braden Institute. Post-film talkback by Dawn J. Wilson.

    Additional Information: Website 

    Training and Workshops

    iRIS Workshop on Belknap Campus

    November 17, 9:30 -11:30 a.m., Room 3, Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus
    iRIS Specialists will be available for assistance with grants submissions, Institutional Review Board forms, and Attestation and Disclosure Forms in the iRIS system. Faculty and staff seeking assistance in iRIS are encouraged to drop in anytime during this time period for one-on-one instruction. Additional workshops on HSC and Belknap will continue monthly and be posted online.
    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715


    Health and Wellness

    The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

    The GHN Wellness Center will close early on Wednesday, November 22 at 2 p.m., and will be closed on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal hours of operation will resume Saturday, November 25 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Relax and take a moment of mindfulness

    Tuesdays, 5:30-5:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for UofL employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA
    Participate in Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Rise & Revitalize 

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 7a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Refresh your mornings and burn calories with a total body workout that will motivate you to maintain your fitness goals and is designed to improve cardio, flexibility and speed while strengthening muscles by using a variety of equipment. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get moving with Nia

    Tuesdays, 6:40-7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members

    Get moving with GHN’s Nia class to help you find health through movement. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: the base, the core, and upper extremities.

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



    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 11: Vampire load – home and office

    Home and work office equipment such as desktop computers, monitors, printers and anything with a digital display such as microwaves and coffee machines are also working against the electric bill. Many of those chargers around the house that keep cell phones, power tools and MP3 players at the ready constantly draw power when plugged in. You have the power to make a difference in what you unplug, or you can plug items into a toggle-switch power strip and turn off the switch to stop energy draw.


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    November 15, 4 pm.., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Priyanka Bakhtiani, MD, UofL Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, presents, “A Neurology Case for Endocrinologists.”
    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.