November 21, 2016 Announcements



    Monday, Nov. 21, 2016





    On Friday, 29 people from more than 20 countries participated in a naturalization ceremony at UofL’s Brandeis School of Law. Read more about the ceremony online



    UofL head swimming coach Arthur Albiero has been named the head coach for Team USA for the FINA World Championships meet in Canada in December. He will lead Team USA’s 35-member roster, including 10 swimmers from the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. 



    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 during Saturday morning newscasts.

    Nov. 21: One of the top baton twirlers in the world is a UofL student and she’s just as successful off the field.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found on SoundCloud.

    Nov. 21: Chairman of UofL Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Jerry Rabalais, discusses new pediatrics building and childhood health concerns; Stacie Steinbock from School of Medicine and Shannon Fitzgerald from School of Dentistry discuss LGBTQ education; Nov. 22: The chairman of UofL’s criminal justice department Gennaro Vito discusses results of a statewide poll on the death penalty; Van Clouse from entrepreneurship program talks about WBNA’s Dreamfunders TV program.


    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: Amy Acklin, 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” Shakespeare celebration.



    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: 852-7275


    UofL women’s basketball team hosting faculty, staff and alumni appreciation night

    Nov. 21, KFC Yum! Center
    The University of Louisville women’s basketball team is hosting the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge, and Monday has been named faculty, staff, and alumni appreciation night. The Cardinals will play UT-Chattanooga at 7:30 p.m. in Game 2 on Monday. Faculty, staff and alumni tickets will be just $3 for those who use the promo code L1C4 online, or who pick up tickets at the KFC Yum! Center ticket office and display their UofL ID.


    CCU to validate parking in Floyd visitor lot

    UofL Parking and Transportation has partnered with Commonwealth Credit Union to provide member parking in the Floyd Street garage visitor lot. CCU will validate parking at no charge to members needing to park for banking business purposes. The Floyd Street garage visitor lot is accessible from the north entrance of the garage nearest the SAC. CCU will begin validating parking immediately. Parking and Transportation will add spaces to visitor parking over the Thanksgiving holiday to accommodate CCU members.
    Additional Information: Email


    Cards for Americana 

    University Writing Center, Ekstrom Library
    Please join the University Writing Center in sending supportive messages to Americana World Community Center’s immigrant and refugee participants. Stop by the Writing Center and write “We’re glad you’re here” and “We stand by you.” The Writing Center will mail the cards.
    Additional Information: Website


    Dept. of Medicine VA IPA form and budget spreadsheet online

    The UofL Department of Medicine has released a budget spreadsheet template and a partially-completed VA Intergovernmental Agreement (IPA) form on its research website.

    Additional Information: Jamie Rittenhouse, 852-1830


    Save the date: iClicker/REEF Drop in Q&A Session

    December 9, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, 2nd Floor Room 244 Delphi Lab; Free
    Do you have questions about using iClicker or REEF Polling in your classroom? Join Glen Garrett from Macmillan/iCicker for a Drop-In Question and Answer session. Registration not required and light snacks will be served.
    Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332


    Apply now for Delphi U Online Spring 2017

    February 6 through April 9, online; Free
    The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning announces an online course to prepare instructors to teach online, Delphi U Online. The spring offering will launch Feb. 6. Participants will learn two primary concepts: what it is like to be an online learner and how to effectively teach online. Full and part-time faculty planning to teach a new fully online course or enhance an online course between Spring 2017 and Spring 2018 should register.
    Additional Information: Register online, 852-0412


    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


    Save lives and support raiseRED by donating blood

    November 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Room 110 in Student Recreation Center, 2030 S. 4th St.
    Kentucky Blood Center is partnering with raiseRED and holding blood drives on campus. A blood donation can save up to 3 lives, and for every person that donates blood and mentions raiseRED, $5 will be donated to raiseRED. 100 percent of raiseRED funds go directly to the pediatric hematology and oncology department at UofL Clinic.



    Workplace Dignity: A Qualitative Path of Discovery

    November 28, 5-7 p.m., Room E254, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free
    Special guest speakers Dr. Kristen Lucas and Cole Crider from the College of Business present on workplace dignity. Focusing on a diverse set of qualitative studies, Dr. Lucas will present both findings from research projects as well as insights gained into qualitative research techniques. Lucas and Crider will delve into in-depth coverage of a recent publication that analyzed a large set of ethnographies using fuzzy set analysis.
    Additional Information: Christine Payne, Molly Tarter


    Biochemistry Seminar

    November 21, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Joongho Joh, PhD, assistant professor, JG Brown Cancer Center, UofL, presents, “A Unique Mouse Model for Identifying Therapeutic and Diagnostic Targets for HPV Cancer.”
    Additional Information: Email


    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

    November 21, 10 a.m., Fred Roisen Conference Room Tower 916
    Eric Curtsinger will present his Master’s Thesis Defense: “Learning through Teaching: Building Confidence as a Foundation for Growth and Sharing.”
    Additional Information: Shelley Ahlers, 852-5165


    Financial Health Seminar

    November 21, 1-2 p.m., Human Resources Building, 1980 Arthur St.
    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



    Green Tip: Put more green in your holidays

    The holidays can be hard on the budget and the planet. Save money, resources and the environment this season with a few simple steps. Don’t make your office or lab work when you leave for the holidays: turn down thermostats, power down computers and equipment, and unplug chargers, printers and appliances. Serve local, seasonal foods and less meat. Give unique, local gifts: Shop the UofL Farmers Market Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 30, 12-3 p.m. in the Red Barn; or join the Holiday Cards “Buy Local” Shopping Tour Dec. 2.

    Additional Information: More tips online


    Health and Wellness

    Not your traditional Thanksgiving meal

    Change up your annual routine with a new spin on classic holiday dishes. These Meatless Monday recipes celebrate everything festive and flavorful about the season.
    Additional Information: Recipe website, Get Healthy Now Facebook page, email, 852-7755


    Barre Basics offered by Get Healthy Now

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $20 Unlimited classes/semester
    Barre Basics uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates. You will focus on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Suitable for all fitness levels. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get fit with GHN’s R.I.P.P.E.D.

    Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for members
    This high intensity class uses a combination of free weights, body weight and resistance training exercises that will make you sweat. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755



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    Alicia Kelso
    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.