November 17, 2016 Announcements



    Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016





    UofL’s Student Parent Association has been an official RSO since April 2011. The group’s objectives are to promote the academic success of student-parents, offer support and resources to parents who are pursuing a degree, and help student-parents learn to balance their personal, social, academic and professional lives. 



    On November 12, Jeffrey M. Bumpous, MD, Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders was elected President-Elect of the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He will assume the role of president in November 2018.



    Four University of Louisville faculty members have received more than $600,000 in grants in the past two weeks. See who they are, the grants they received and the projects they’re working on here.





    Traffic and TARC detours during Confederate monument removal/street closures

    From 7 p.m. Nov. 18 through at least Nov. 23, 2nd and 3rd streets between Eastern Parkway and Cardinal Boulevard will be closed as crews remove the Confederate monument near Freedom Park. During this time, a barricade will be located at Eastern Parkway and 3rd Street, though there will still be access to the Grawemeyer Hall parking lot and other lots in the Oval from the south. Cars exiting the Oval will be allowed to make a left turn only, as no traffic will be permitted between the Oval and Cardinal Boulevard. For those who rely on TARC transportation, Route 94 will be available with a stop by University Pointe, at 4th  Street and Brandeis Avenue. A map is available online for other 3rd Street alternative bus stops.

    Additional Information: Email


    2015-16 Annual Report available

    The University of Louisville is a community of movers, shakers, makers and innovators who propel our community and the world forward with each action we take. Read more about the student, research, and community engagement efforts that moved our university forward in the 2015-16 Annual Report.

    Last chance –  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


    Web-based timesheet information sessions scheduled

    Business Operations invites all current hourly employees to an information session to learn about a new web-based timesheet. Sessions for existing hourly employees begin Monday, November 21. For a full list of session dates, times and locations visit Business Operations. Future targeted sessions will be held for those transitioning due to FLSA and supervisors and timekeepers.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7549


    Angel Tree initiative underway

    Help bring joy to some child this Holiday Season by selecting an angel from the UofL Women’s Center & Student Parent Association Angel Tree Initiative. Select a name between Nov. 21-Dec 5. All unwrapped gifts are to be returned to the Women’s Center by 12 p.m., Dec. 5.
    Additional Information: Phyllis M. Webb, Women’s Center, 852-8976


    You Belong: Post election campus conversation

    Nov. 17, 2-3 p.m., School of Nursing, K-Wing room 2006

    On November 17, from 2-3 p.m. there will be a conversation about how you are feeling in these post-election times of uncertainty and divisiveness. This will take place in the School of Nursing K-Wing room 2006 and is for faculty, students, staff and other campus community members who wish to talk and support each other.



    Faculty: Learn tips to make your classroom more welcoming to LGBTQ students

    December 2, 12-1 p.m. (lunch available starting at 11:30 a.m.), Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)
    In a changing world where what it means to be LGBTQ is shifting, how do we make sure our classrooms are still welcoming and inclusive? Sometimes small shifts can send a powerful message, whether it’s the way you manage introductions on the first day or how you handle a homophobic comment during a classroom discussion. In this session, we will discuss what LGBTQ students are looking for as signs of safety and some easy-to-implement changes that will maximize their experience in your course.
    Additional Information: Website



    Microbiology and Immunology seminar

    November 17, noon to 1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Novel Vaccine Platforms to Control Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers,” by Igor S. Lukashevich, MD, PhD, DSc, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Center for Predictive Medicine, NIH Regional Bio-containment Lab.
    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series

    November 18, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Sarah Edwards, PhD, Western Kentucky University, will present “Automated Structure Refinement with TagDock.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    2016 Phi Beta Kappa Lecture: James Shapiro, ‘Shakespeare in America’

    November 17, 7 p.m., Louisville Free Public Library, 301 S. York St.
    In partnership with UofL, the Louisville Free Public Library welcomes renowned Shakespeare scholar and author James Shapiro for a discussion of ” Shakespeare in America.” Professor of English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Shapiro specializes in Shakespeare and the Early Modern period. Shapiro serves on the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Board of Directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company and is the author of several books on Shakespeare.
    Additional Information: Tracy Heightchew, 852-8977


    Health and Wellness

    Free weekend group fitness classes

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members

    Your workout routine shouldn’t end on the weekends. Get Healthy Now offers free group fitness classes on Saturdays, including Functional Fitness and Incycle Express classes. 
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now’s Cardio Kick & Sculpt

    Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free
    An interval training class that incorporates of cardio, kickboxing, and sculpting moves using weights that improves strength, muscle tone and endurance. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Foam roll and stretch your muscles

    Fridays, 12:40-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members

    This class will help prep and recover your muscles for a workout, treat day-to-day stiffness, and loosen things up. Stretching and muscle release are the most overlooked component of injury prevention and muscle recovery.

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


    Grand Rounds

    Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    November 18, 7:30- 8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Daniela Neamtu, MD, UofL Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, will present, “The History of Geriatrics.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    November 18, 6:45- 7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Amitava Gupta, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville. Dr. Gupta will lecture on “Management of the Stiff Elbow.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    November 18, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    This Friday, please join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Rajaneeshankar Palani, MD. Palani is a pediatric radiologist at Norton Children’s Hospital. She will present “Infantile Hemangiomas.” Attendees will learn use of appropriate terminology and that most infantile hamangiomas do not need imaging and be able to recognize those infantile hemangiomas that do need further evaluation/management.
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    OB-GYN Grand Rounds

    November 18, 1- 2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium
    Dr. Tanya Franklin will present, “Management of Second Trimester Therapeutic Terminations and Fetal demises.” She will review the various medications and devices used for medical and surgical management and discuss medical issues that can impact treatment options.

    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463



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