November 16, 2016 Announcements






    Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016





    Roads to close for removal of Confederate monument

    Second and Third streets between Eastern Parkway and Cardinal Boulevard will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, through at least Wednesday, Nov. 23, as crews remove the Confederate monument near Freedom Park.

    Louisville Metro is overseeing removal of the statue, which will be transported to Riverfront Park in Brandenburg, Ky. Mayor Greg Fischer made the decision on moving the city-owned statue after reviewing a list of recommended sites from Louisville’s Commission on Public Art. The mayor said factors included Brandenburg’s desire to use the statue in a historical context, as part of its biennial Civil War reenactment, as well as the city’s location along the Ohio River, just 44 miles from Louisville.

    “We are pleased that Louisville Metro and the City of Brandenburg are working to ensure a proper and fitting location for the statue,” said Acting President Neville Pinto. “While we do not wish to erase history, the University of Louisville is looking to a future that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion for all our faculty, students and staff.”

    Brandenburg Mayor Ronnie Joyner said that he was delighted with Mayor Fischer’s decision and that the statue, to be located in “a very visible, very good home,” will augment tourism there associated with its commemoration of Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s raid through Brandenburg.

    Construction crews will begin dismantling the statue Saturday and expect to have it totally removed by Wednesday. If removal takes longer than expected, crews will return Friday, Nov. 25, and Sunday, Nov. 27, to finish the job.

    Both Second and Third streets will be open for traffic Saturday, Nov. 26, for the UofL-UK football game.



    During last Saturday’s football game against Wake Forest, UofL’s Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium dedicated an unoccupied chair that is to remain perpetually empty. The “Chair of Honor” pays tribute to the more than 91,000 service members who are POW and MIA since World War I, including current POWs. The chair is installed on the east terrace and is accompanied by a plaque explaining its symbolism. 



    Cindy Shain, director of UofL’s Southern Police Institute, has been selected by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council as the 2016 recipient of the Melvin Shein Award. The Shein Award is given to a person who “has contributed the most to assist and promote law enforcement during the previous year.” 





    Holiday Bazaar planned at Red Barn

    Nov. 30, noon to 3 p.m., Red Barn
    UofL’s Farmers Market is hosting a Holiday Bazaar with holiday gifts and goodies, door prizes and lunch served by Mark’s Feed Store. Products available for sale include produce, jams, fudge, soaps, crafts, wreaths, paintings, tea, stoneware, jewelry, theme baskets, UofL clothes and more. Commonwealth Credit Union and Aramark are supporting this event.
    Additional Information: Email


    Flagship Native American Heritage event

    November 16, 6 p.m., Student Activities Center MPR, Belknap

    Join tribal leaders as they discuss Native American heritage and tradition as well as special topics, such as the NoDAPL movement, the relevance and symbolism of the ceremonial pipe, the question of “identity” vs. blood quantum, and more. A final Q&A will follow and refreshments will be provided.
    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228, Facebook


    Digital media projects for the spring

    Digital Media Suite, Ekstrom Library
    As you work on your syllabus for the spring, consider including or updating a digital media assignment. Whether it is a video, podcast, brochure, poster, or any other digital product, the DMS is available to provide you and your students access to software, hardware, and tutoring support. If this is your first time considering a digital media project, we can help design the assignment to meet your course’s needs.
    Additional Information: Jason Zahrndt, 852-3787, website



    Talk: ‘Unplannable City? Perspectives from Ahmedabad, India’

    November 17, 12-1 p.m., Ford Hall, Room 407
    The Center for Asian Democracy’s Asia in Focus speaker series continues Nov. 17 with Sheliza Bhanjee, a PhD student in the Department of Urban and Public Affairs exploring the challenges of urban planning in Ahmedabad’s social and political context. It draws upon stakeholder perspectives and field research conducted on housing development in a Muslim “ghetto” to attempt to answer the provocative question: are Indian cities unplannable? Free pizza available.
    Additional Information: Amanda LeDuke, website


    Center for Predictive Medicine Seminar Series

    November 16, noon to 1 p.m., CTRB 124
    The Center for Predictive Medicine presents “P. gingivalis infection mediated anti-inflammatory mechanism and its association with esophageal cancer,” by Huizhi H. Wang, MD, PhD, assistant professor, UofL Department of Oral Immunology & Infectious Diseases Dental School.
    Additional Information: Cathy St. Clair


    Biochemistry Seminar

    November 16, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Lindsey Reynolds, BMG Grad Student; ‘SETDB2: A Novel Integrator of Glucocorticoid & Lipid Metabolism.’
    Additional Information: Email 


    Bioengineering Department Seminar Series

    Nov. 17, noon to 1:30 p.m., Vogt Building, Room 311
    Dr. Shigeo Tamiya, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UofL, will speak on “Prevention of Fibrotic ocular complications by tyrosine kinase inhibitors.” Current research focuses on preventing a fibrotic complication termed proliferative vitreoretinopathy. In PVR, development and contraction of a fibrotic scar cause the retinal foldings and/or detachment leading to visual impairment. We have established in vitro models of PVR to test potential therapeutic agents, and the findings will be presented.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    Financial Health Seminar

    November 17: 1 1-2 p.m.; November 21, 1-2 p.m., Human Resources Building, 1980 Arthur St.; Free
    Are you looking to improve your money management skills and expand your knowledge on saving and balancing a budget? Commonwealth Credit Union and Human Resources have partnered to offer a free Financial Health Seminar tailored with our campus community in mind. This session will provide you with a better understanding of how you can make your money count by setting goals, creating/balancing a budget and paying yourself first. Please register to attend online.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Training and Workshops

    EndNote for Beginners at Ekstrom Library

    December 5, 10-11:30 a.m., W103, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free to UofL community
    Want to get started with EndNote, the citation management software program freely available to all UofL faculty, staff, and students? Join us for a workshop where we’ll cover downloading the program, importing citations, working with MS Word, and syncing with EndNoteWeb. The workshop is limited to 10.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste and Radiation Safety Training

    November 17, 9-11:45 a.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend the lab safety/hazardous waste session. Individuals who will begin working with or around radioactive materials should attend the radiation safety orientation session, which starts immediately after lab safety. Please register for the class online.
    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956


    Health and Wellness

    There’s still time to take your Get Healthy Now Health Assessment

    To enroll in Get Healthy Now and earn a $40 monthly premium incentive, you must complete a new Health Assessment by November 17, 2016.
    Additional Information: Health Assessment, email, 852-7755


    Make A Splash with Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness

    Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 8, 12-12:45 p.m., Natatorium, Belknap Campus; Free
    The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, joint pain relief and much more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not). Register today.
    Additional Information: Registration, website, email, 852-7755


    Evening Indoor Cycling Classes at GHN

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members
    Join Get Healthy Now’s InCycle evening class and let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Burn calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members
    Boot Camp is a fun and high-intensity interval training workout that incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements. This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Joseph Merola

    November 17, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Joseph Merola, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Clinical Trials at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Merola will present “Rheumatology-Dermatology Interface: An Overview” focusing on the relationship between cutaneous systemic lupus, describing dermatomyositis clinical, proper ordering/interpretation of serologic testing in autoimmune disease, approach and differential diagnosis of sclerosing/fibrosing skin diseases.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    No Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds Nov. 16 or Nov. 23.
    Additional Information: Monica Sivoriwebsite 



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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.