November 28, 2016 Announcements



    Monday, Nov. 28, 2016





    In 2015-16, UofL was home to 22,367 students from 82 countries and 54 U.S. states and territories.



    Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN, FACP, Professor of Medicine at the UofL School of Medicine, has been elected president of the American Society of Nephrology. Lederer is also the chief of the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension and the director of the Nephrology Training Program at the UofL Physicians Outpatient Center.



    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 on their Saturday morning newscasts
    Monday, Nov. 28 – Brain tumors that were once inoperable are now being removed through the nose. UofL neurosurgeon Dr. Mary Koutourousiou is one of the few in the country using the endoscopic endonasal approach.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud
    Monday, Nov. 28 – Dr. Brian Williams is using laser surgery to remove brain tumors; Bill Allison, McConnell Center guest speaker on the experience of American soldiers in the Vietnam War; Yawei Liu, guest speaker for Schnatter Center on China – friend or foe?; Tuesday, Nov. 29 – Teresa Hayden from criminal justice and Jennifer Middleton from social work discuss human trafficking/research at UofL; Marty O’Toole has discovered a way to prevent cataracts after eye surgery; Denise Cumberland is a faculty favorite nominated by one of her students – Julie Raque.


    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” community-wide Shakespeare celebration



    UofL Cares Campaign: Join us for coffee and doughnuts at the Red Barn

    Nov. 28, 9 a.m., Red Barn
    Please join the UofL Cares Campaign on November 28 at 9:00am for Coffee and Doughnuts at the Red Barn. Representatives from all partnering charities will be present to share how you can impact our community this holiday season. Since 2006, the UofL Cares Campaign has raised more than $2M for charities in our community. This year’s campaign runs through November 30.
    Additional Information: Website 


    ACC Festival of Creativity and Innovation

    UofL is participating in the first Atlantic Coast Conference Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C., to be held at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in October, 2017. The festival will be a gathering of all institutions included in the ACC to celebrate creativity and innovation. Faculty, staff and students (graduate and undergraduate) are encouraged to submit engaging and compelling innovation projects to represent UofL.
    Additional Information: Website


    Holiday Party at the Planetarium

    December 3, 1-4 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $5/person

    Take a break from the frantic holiday rush to have some family time at the planetarium. Kids enjoy treats while playing holiday-themed games and the whole family jingles out to favorite holiday songs in our Laser Holidays music show.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-6665


    University of Louisville/Yearlings Club Forum Series

    November 29, 6-8 p.m., The Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway; Free and open to the public

    Join us for a discussion on the “Impact of the 2016 Election on Black Americans: What Happened and Why.” Panelists include Raoul Cunningham, President of the NAACP, Dr. Ricky Jones, Chair, UofL Dept. of Pan African Studies, Gerald Neal, KY State Senator; Waymen Eddings, business owner. Moderator is Carolyn Miller-Cooper, Metro Human Relations Comm.

    Additional Information: Clest Lanier, 852-3042


    GIVE SOME PEACC Donation Drive

    Nov. 28-Dec. 8

    The Bellamy, BCM, PEACC Center office (SAC W309H), The LGBT Center, The SRC, The Women’s Center, The School of Dentistry, The Olga S. Peers Student-Athlete Center and The Cultural Center are collecting items for local shelters. Diapers, gift cards, and hygiene items are among the most needed items. Please drop off items at the locations listed by Thursday, December 8th. Volunteers are invited to help us pack gift bags for delivery at the PEACC Center on December 9 from 12-2 p.m.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-2663



    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, 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 or Molly Tarter



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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.