November 22, 2016 Announcements






    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016





    Gary the Redbird, whose real name is Gary Budd, has officially been named the national winner of USA Today’s Best Fan Ever Contest. Gary the Redbird was featured alongside UofL legend Darrell Griffith in Get Healthy Now’s Mannequin Challenge



    Dr. Anita Barbee, a professor at the Kent School of Social Work and a Distinguished University Scholar, has been nominated to become a Fellow in the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. She has accepted the nomination and will be inducted into the Academy at the Society of Social Work Research AGM in January of 2017.




    Learn more about the new QEP

    As part of the 2017 reaffirmation process with our accrediting agency SACS-COC, the university is developing a new quality enhancement plan (QEP) and the latest version of the QEP plan is available online. An online survey is also available.


    Provost’s Awards deadline extended to December 9

    Do you know a professional or faculty academic advisor who does great work with students? Show them support by nominating them for the university-wide Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Advising by December 9.
    Additional Information: Website


    Give the gift of the universe

    Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $40 family/$20 individual
    UofL faculty, staff and students are able to purchase unlimited memberships at the special UofL rate: $20 individual (regularly $35) and $40 family (regularly $75). In addition to free admission to all public shows, members get sneak peeks of new shows, invitations to member-only events and other perks.
    Additional Information: Website 



    Physiology Seminar

    November 22, 11:45 a.m., Baxter I Auditorium; Free
    James B. Hoying, PhD, professor, Department of Physiology at UofL, presents, “Stromal Macrophages and the Microvasculature.”
    Additional Information: Email 


    ‘Liberal Democracy: An African Critique,’ by Reginald M.J. Oduor

    November 28, 3 p.m., Humanities Bldg., Room 300
    Reginald M.J. Oduor, PhD,University of Nairobi, Kenya, will present an African critique of liberal democracy. Drawing from Recent African scholarship, he advances the view that the imposition of liberal democracy on post-colonial African states has stifled the growth of models of democracy that draw from indigenous African political thought.
    Additional Information: Website, email



    Healthy blood donors needed for study

    IRB #96.0191; Baxter I Building lab 117
    Donors are needed for research studies of the function of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell responsible for destroying bacteria) and how diseases affect this function. Donors must be healthy, at least 18 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be medication free. Amount of blood drawn will vary anywhere from 50mls to 450mls and $30 per 100 ml (or part thereof) up to a maximum of $120 will be paid. Blood donation is performed in the morning at the Nephrology research laboratories of Kenneth McLeish, MD, located in the Donald E Baxter Research Building and takes approximately 20 minutes.
    Additional Information: Call Terri Manning, 852-1157, or email to enroll


    Health and Wellness

    The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

    The GHN Wellness Center will close early on Wednesday, November 23 at 2 p.m., and will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal hours of operation will resume Saturday, November 26 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Take a moment with MBSR at Get Healthy Now

    January 2017 Session, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $80 for UofL affiliates, $100 for non-UofL affiliates
    Start the year off with a clear and open mind. Participate in Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings in collaboration with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present. Register today for the January 2017 session for the introductory price of $80 for UofL affiliates and $100 for non-UofL affiliates.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Fall into alignment with Get Healthy Now’s yoga/specialty class offerings

    Get Healthy Wellness Center; $20 unlimited classes/semester
    Try our energetic, strength-based yoga and stress relieving classes like Power Vinyasa, PiYo and Lunchtime Yoga. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. First class is always free. New registrants can purchase unlimited access during the remainder of this semester for $20.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755

    New class: ‘Refresh and Refuel’ offered by GHN

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 6:45 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for 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. Refuel with a healthy snack after class. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Fit Get Healthy Now’s ‘Fit in 30!’ in your busy schedule

    Tuesdays, 6:30-7 a.m. and 12:10-12:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members
    Power up your morning or lunchtime routine with a full body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. 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.