November 30, 2016 Announcements



    Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016





    “Play,” a 47-minute orchestral work by American composer Andrew Norman, is the winner of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. In three movements, “Play” explores the relationship of choice and chance, freewill and control. It was commissioned by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, with funding from Music Alive. Norman is a Los Angeles-based composer of orchestral, chamber and vocal music.



    School of Medicine Dean Toni Ganzel was named the LGBT Center’s 2016 Faculty/Staff Ally Award winner for the Health Sciences Center and Diane Whitlock of the Office for Diversity was named the winner for the Belknap Campus during Pride Week this year. 




    Web-based timesheet information session added for HSC campus

    Dec. 1, 2 p.m., CTR Building, Room 101/102, HSC Campus

    Business Operations invites all current hourly employees or those transitioning to hourly due to FLSA to an information session to learn about a new web-based timesheet. Future targeted sessions will be held for supervisors and timekeepers.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7549, website


    Louisville Science Pathways (LSP) High School Internship Program

    December 3, 8 a.m., Belknap and Health Sciences Campuses
    The Student Policy and Outreach Group (SPOG) is starting a summer research program for high school students, and is looking for available faculty willing to take a student. The program, Louisville Science Pathways (LSP), is unique from other existing programs in that its focus is simply to get students into a lab with hands-on experience for 20+ hours a week for 8 weeks; a structured research project/poster is not necessary.
    Additional Information: Teodora Stoica


    KBRIN Bioinformatics Journal Club

    November 30, 12-1 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research building, Room 124
    Please join us as John Caskey, of the Division of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine and the Center for Computation & Technology at Louisiana State University, presents “Bioinformatics Challenges in an Evolving Field.” All interested individuals are welcome to attend. Please contact us if you would like to have your name added to our email list.
    Additional Information: Email


    Latin American and Latino Studies Internship Research Forum

    December 5, 9-10 a.m., Stevenson 307; Free
    You are invited to a presentation by the Fall 2016 LALS interns of their research projects for local internship sites that serve the Latino community. Light refreshments will be served.
    Additional Information: Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, 852-2034, website


    Latin American and Latino Studies Club’s Winter Drive for Kentucky Refugee Ministries

    Stevenson 304-306
    The LALS Club is collecting winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves, as well as blankets, toys, and other household items, and will donate them to Kentucky Refugee Ministries on December 7.
    Additional Information: Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, 852-2034, website


    Online Info Session: Master of Science in Social Work

    December 20, 6 p.m., online; Free 
    Join our online info session and learn about the tools and strategies that can make your application stand out, connect with our academic advisors and get any program-related questions answered.
    Additional Information: Register online; email 

    Training and Workshops

    Emotional wellbeing training next week

    December 6, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    Employees and leaders who have a greater sense of emotional well-being make better employees and leaders. This workshop provides a holistic view of all the elements of a person’s life and encourages them to explore their level of satisfaction, identify areas to focus on to increase their sense of well-being, as well as ideas for incorporating ease and grace into their lives.
    Additional Information: Email, website



    Fall 2016 Seminar Series

    December 2, noon, Room 139, Shumaker Research Building
    The Biology Department presents Dr. Roberta Challener, Bellarmine University, speaking on “Ocean acidification and sea urchins.”
    Additional Information: Terri Norris, 852-2573


    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar Series

    December 1, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    Dr. Teresa A. Zimmers from Indiana University School of Medicine will present, ” Hedgehog Pathway Effects on Myogenesis and Muscle Wasting in Cancer Cachexia.”
    Additional Information: Shelley Ahlers, 852-5165


    Arts and Entertainment

    UofL’s annual ceramics sale Dec. 2-3

    Handcrafted ceramics by University of Louisville student and faculty artists will be available for purchase just in time for holiday shopping. The annual ceramics sale is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., Dec. 3 in the ceramics studio in the Studio Arts building, 2314 S. Floyd St. Proceeds from the sale benefit the UofL Hite Art Institute’s Ceramic Arts Organization and help fund free public workshops with visiting artists and student travel to art conferences. Check out some of the pieces online
    Additional Information: Todd Burns, 852-6796


    University of Louisville Dance Academy presents ‘Clara’s Dream,’ a ‘Nutcracker’ ballet

    December 2, 7 p.m.; December 3, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; December 4, 2 p.m., Comstock Theater, School of Music; General admission $15, UofL ID $10, students/seniors $10
    Come watch Clara’s adventure into the Land of Sweets in this one-hour ballet that is perfect for families.
    Additional Information: Website 



    Infant scientists wanted

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davidson 314; HSPPO#: 053.06
    The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating.
    Additional Information: Nonah Olesen, 852-6852, website


    Health and Wellness

    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 members 
    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Join the Zumba dance party at Get Healthy Now

    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members 
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    The Nov. 30 CMGR has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website



    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.

    + Submit an announcement





    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.