November 15, 2016 Announcements




    Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016





    The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at UofL is supporting the Alzheimer’s Association through a donation that waives the $25 application fee for 900 “End Alz” Kentucky license plates. The specialty license plate features a forget-me-not flower on a purple background with the words, “Honor. Remember. Care. End Alzheimer’s.” 



    Two UofL employees are participating in this year’s Ignite Louisville Leadership program. Rachel Overton, assistant director for Academic Services, and Jessica Sharon, Coulter grant director in the Bioengineering Department, are part of the 42-member class selected for the program, which “prepares high-potential professionals for expanded opportunities in career and community leadership.” 





    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


    Grand Opening in the Treehouse

    November 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., SAC W309 and W309H
    Health Promotion and PEACC invite you to stop by their new treehouse space in the SAC on November 15. A Gratitude Ceremony will be held from 1-1:30 p.m. You can preview programs available to students, enjoy refreshments and a photo booth, and sample services provided by PEACC and Health Promotion.

    Additional Information: Health Promotion website, PEACC website


    UofL Cares Campaign continues

    November 15
    The 2016 UofL Cares Campaign would like to invite you to have lunch at 4th Street Live on Wednesdays during the month of November. Participating restaurants will donate 20 percent of lunch and dinner food sales to our partnering charities. More information about our charities and the participating 4th Street restaurants is available online.
    Additional Information: William Holley


    Fall Graduate School mini informational session

    November 15, 1-3 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker, Belknap
    This mini session will provide an overview of the University of Louisville’s graduate degree programs and the application process. This event is NOT designed for students interested in professional degree programs (JD, MD, DMD, or MBA).
    Additional Information: Register online


    4th Annual Research Meets Activism Breakfast

    November 16, 9-10:30 a.m., Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.; Free, registration required
    UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research will host the 4th Annual Research Meets Activism Breakfast, featuring a panel of local scholar/activists, including Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards with concluding remarks from Angela Davis. This is a free event but registration is required.
    Additional Information: Register via email, 852-6142


    Green Threads Alumni Reunion

    November 18, 10-11:30 a.m., Cultural Center MPR
    All former participants of our Green Threads Faculty Workshop are invited for a brunch reunion to share ideas and stories of our successes and failures in weaving sustainability into our curricula.
    Additional Information: Patty Sarley



    Higher Ed Hot Topics: ‘What a Trump Administration Might Mean for Higher Education’

    November 16, 10-11 a.m., Room 102, Woodford R. & Harriet B. Porter Building, Belknap Campus
    Any presidential election brings change to higher education policy. The recent election of Donald J. Trump brings with it a high level of uncertainty for the higher education community. Justin Drager, President & CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators joins us for this discussion.
    Additional Information: Jacob Gross


    10th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture

    November 15, 5:30 p.m., Brown & Williamson Club, Cardinal Stadium; Free and open to the public
    For the 10th annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture, Angela Davis will deliver the lecture, “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle.” For several decades, Davis has been among the prominent scholar-activists fighting for racial, gender, and economic justice. People will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a book signing following the lecture.
    Additional Information: 852-6142


    Beer with a Scientist: ‘Can Species Conservation & Urban Development Co-exist?’

    November 16, 8 p.m., Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St.; Free
    At the next Beer with a Scientist, Dr. Margaret Carreiro will explain how residents in cities and suburbs can protect native species by weaving local nature into the very places where they live and work. She will describe Reconciliation Ecology, a concept in which habitats for wildlife are created within urban and suburban areas.


    Training and Workshops

    Active Shooter Training today

    November 15, 2-3 p.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus
    We hope we never encounter an active shooter situation on our campus, but we know preparation and planning can help reduce the negative impacts in case such an event occurs. Join us for our Active Shooter Training where we will discuss how you can respond, developing the Survival Mindset, and what you can expect from law enforcement officers.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    EcoReps Lunch & Learn: LEED accreditation

    November 18, noon, Ekstrom W210
    Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability. This month, we’ll discuss the value of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council and the process involved.



    Paid healthy volunteers needed for caregiver stress study

    UofL Caregiver Stress Study is looking for healthy European-American/Caucasian women who are 40 years and older or 35 years and younger who have NOT provided care for an ill friend or family member in the last year.  The project involves filling out a questionnaire and providing saliva samples for up to 3 different time points. Each visit takes approximately 1 hour. We are offering $20 compensation for each visit. For more information, please contact Brooks Harbison.

    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    November 16, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Jason L. Buckner, MD, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, presents, “Malignant Infantile Osteopetrosis (MIO).”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    November 17, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Dr. Maxwell Boakye present “Animal Models of Neuromodulatory Therapies for Spinal Cord Injury” on November 17.
    Additional Information: Email



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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.