November 28, 2017 Announcements



    Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017



    The Gardencourt mansion, on Alta Vista Road near Cherokee Park, was home to the UofL School of Music from 1947 to 1969. The mansion was built in 1906 and bequeathed to UofL in 1947 by the heirs of Marie Norton, the last member of the immediate family of financier George Washington Norton. Gardencourt is now owned by the Louisville Seminary and listed on the National Register of Historic Places



    Faculty and staff notables

    Vicki Hines-Martin PhD, RN FAAN, professor in the School of Nursing co-authored  an invited keynote presentation in collaboration with Dr. Edilma Yearwood from Georgetown University entitled “Future of Nursing: An Underutilized Global Force to Address and Promote Mental Health”  which was presented at the World Psychiatric Association XVII World Congress of Psychiatry in Berlin Germany on October 10, 2017. The conference was attended by over 7,000 psychiatrist, and psychiatric nurses.




    Master of Public Health Virtual Information Session

    December 8, noon to 1 p.m., Virtual On-Line Session; Free, RSVP requested
    Are you interested in learning more about the Master of Public Health (MPH)? We have numerous information sessions scheduled, both virtual and on-campus. Sign up today for the virtual session scheduled for Friday, December 8, noon to 1 p.m. Register via email
    Additional Information: Website


    HSC Deans continue with reports on diversity and inclusion efforts

    November 29, noon to 1 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium
    As a part of a new diversity and inclusion reporting process, the dean of each HSC school will highlight their successes and challenges over the past year as well as priorities for the coming year. Recently we heard from the deans of the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, and on Nov. 29 we’ll hear from the School of Nursing Dean Marcia Hern, and School of Public Health & Information Sciences Dean Craig Blakely. This is a brown bag lunch event. No RSVP is required.


    Winter coat and blanket drive ends soon

    December 1, Red Barn
    It is not too late to drop off that winter coat or blanket for the drive that ends this week.
    Additional Information: Jeff O’Neil, 502-356-4754


    Biochemistry Research Conference today

    November 28, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Jon Faughn, BMG Graduate Student, presents “Characterizing Functional and Physical Interactions between NRMT1 and NRMT2.”
    Additional Information: Email


    Expand your professional and personal horizons: Join the UofL Women’s Network

    The newly formed University of Louisville Women’s Network (ULWN) is an inclusive group committed to encouraging and promoting the personal and professional development of women faculty and staff at UofL. If you’d like to inspire and support your colleagues to be their best selves—and have that favor reciprocated—join the ULWN listserv to be in-the-know about upcoming opportunities. People of all gender identities are welcome. Email for more information or to join the listserv.


    Verify your home and mailing addresses by Dec. 1

    In preparation for year-end processes, UofL’s Payroll Office asks that all employees verify their Home and Mailing Addresses in ULink by 5 p.m., Friday, December 1. If you have recently moved or will move by the end of this year, please edit with appropriate information. If your personal information has not changed in the last year, no action is required. To check or edit: go to ULink > Faculty & Staff Tab > Home and Mailing Addresses.
    Additional Information: Email


    LALS club sponsors annual winter coat drive for Kentucky Refugee Ministries

    December 4, Stevenson Hall 305-306
    Please donate new or gently used winter items (coats, hats, gloves, and scarves) for newly arrived refugee families (adults and children). Bring donations to the LALS Offices in Stevenson Hall 304-306 now through December 4, 2017.

    Additional Information: Rhonda Buchanan, website


    Angel Tree initiative underway

    Help bring joy to some child this Holiday Season by selecting an Angel from the UofL Women’s Center and Student Parent Association Angel Tree Initiative. We currently have about 10 names left, so stop by the office today, between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and select a name. All unwrapped gifts are to be returned to the office by 12 p.m., December 4.

    Additional Information: Email or email, 852-8976

    Laser Holidays Party at the Planetarium

    December 2, 1-4 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $5/person (no free admits/coupons/discounts)
    Holiday revelry without the hassle! 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. Shows are at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Activities in the lobby end at 3:30 p.m.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-6665


    Free tickets to Dec. 5 women’s basketball game available beginning today

    November 28 – Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Athletics Office, Student Activities Center, third floor; Free
    Cheer on the women’s basketball team as they face-off against UT Martin on Dec. 5 at the KFC Yum! Center. Free tickets for faculty and staff are available for pick-up beginning today and continuing through Friday. Each faculty/staff member can get up to four tickets and, in celebration of faculty and staff appreciation night at the game, the first 100 employees that pick up tickets will receive a free #WeAreUofL t-shirt. You must show your employee ID in order to receive the tickets and shirt.


    Health and Wellness

    Salsa Rueda is back

    December 1, 8 and 15, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., HSC Fitness Center, Chestnut Street Parking Garage, Health Science Center; Free for employees, spouses, and QAs
    All levels are welcome and no partner is required. Join us and enjoy learning together the basic moves and core concepts of Salsa Rueda with Cherie Lanier. Salsa Rueda is similar to American square dancing, but for salsa in a circle not a square. A caller will call out different simple dance patterns that we will learn in class. Join the School of Medicine, Get Healthy Now and Intramural Sports for this fun dance. Feel free to walk-in on Fridays or send an email for calendar appointment reminders.


    First Friday Salsa at FIVE

    December 1, 5-6 p.m., Studio A, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd., Belknap Campus; Free for employees, spouses, QAs
    Start your December off right with our First Friday at FIVE Salsa at GHN. Enjoy learning the basic moves of salsa with Cherie Lanier. All levels are welcome and no partner needed. Walk-in or send an email for for calendar appointment reminders.


    Get into the spin of things with InCycle

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Group fitness classes at Get Healthy Now

    See Group Fitness Schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Get Healthy Now has a new and improved Group Fitness schedule for this semester. Specialty classes no longer have a fee; all group fitness classes are free. Check out our new schedule and join the fitness fun.

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


    Rise and Revitalize offered by GHN

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 7 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center 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


    Free Faculty and Staff Day at the Student Recreation Center

    December 1, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Student Recreation Center
    This Friday, the SRC will be available to all faculty and staff at no cost. Come get in a workout on one of our 130 pieces of cardio equipment, get a great strength workout in with our tons of weight equipment, shoot some hoops, play racquetball, try out our indoor golf simulator or get a few laps in on our indoor track. Lockers, towels and locks are free as well. Tours of the facility will be available as well.
    Additional Information: John Smith, 852-6707, website



    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip: Vampire Load – Power Strips

    The average home or classroom has about 20 vampire loads and the case with these appliances is that, “off” does not really mean “off.” By installing new power strips where electronic clusters originally existed, you will save up to $200 in your electricity bill this year by turning the toggle switch off. If you are satisfied with your results and the simplicity of installing power strips, inform others about the vampire load phenomenon. Chances are, they have never heard of it.



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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.