November 30, 2017 Announcements



    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017



    UofL’s eQuality Project, the initiative to embed training in the care of LGBT patients throughout its medical school curriculum, has won the 2016-2017 Innovation in Medical Education Award from the Southern Group on Educational Affairs. 



    Faculty and staff notables

    American Association for the Advancement of Science and Subaru of America Inc. announced that “How to Tame a Fox (And Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution,” by Biology professor Lee Dugatkin, and co-authored by Lyudmila Trut, is on the list for the 2018 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books in the Young Adult category. The prizes celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all ages. Winners will be announced in January 2018.




    The University of Louisville recently received five grants totaling nearly $850,000. The faculty who got the awards and their projects are listed here.




    Soccer program offers free faculty/staff tickets to NCAA quarterfinal

    The fourth-ranked University of Louisville men’s soccer team is one game away from the College Cup, the Final Four of NCAA soccer.  The Cards will host No. 5 Akron this Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. at Lynn Stadium in an NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship quarterfinal matchup. Head coach Ken Lolla and the men’s soccer program will provide two complimentary tickets to Friday’s match to all faculty/staff as a thank you for all of the University’s support throughout the years. Faculty/staff tickets must be picked up (with university ID) prior to 4 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office during normal operating hours. An additional 50 tickets will be available until noon Friday at the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs office on the Health Sciences Center campus.


    President’s Holiday Open House is Dec. 8

    Dec. 8, 3 to 5 p.m., Grawemeyer Hall; Free
    Interim President Gregory C. Postel cordially invites you to a holiday open house. Parking will be available behind the Speed School on Eastern Parkway.
    Additional Information: Email 


    UofL Women’s Network holiday meet and greet

    December 7, 4-6 p.m., Alumni office, second floor of the University Club; Free
    Celebrate the joy of the holiday season with your colleagues. You are invited to join the UofL Women’s Network (ULWN) for a festive, casual gathering. Light refreshments will be served. The ULWN is an inclusive group committed to encouraging and promoting the personal and professional development of women faculty and staff at UofL. People of all gender identities are welcome. Please RSVP via email by 5 p.m. on Dec. 5.


    Smiles and silliness at today’s Holiday Bazaar

    November 30, 12-3 p.m., George J. Howe Red Barn
    Take a happiness break and get in the holiday spirit at the #WeAreUofL photo booth at the UofL Farmer’s Market Holiday Bazaar. Gather your co-workers, grab a few of the supplied photo props, mug for the camera and then enjoy a free, UofL-themed photo memento of your experience. Participants can print, text, email and/or share their photos instantly. The Holiday Bazaar will also feature craft vendors selling holiday gifts from honey and lotions to UofL accessories and Christmas decorations. Lunch will be available for purchase.
    Additional Information: Facebook 


    World AIDS Day events on campus

    Friday, Dec. 1
    The Cultural Center asks others to join us in breaking the stigma of HIV/AIDS this World AIDS Day by joining the conversation online with #LETSENDIT #LETSENDITUOFL and wearing a red ribbon on Dec. 1. Free ribbons and free HIV testing (1-5 p.m.) will be available in the Cultural Center on Friday, Dec. 1. Also, the Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host an interactive learning session at the Red Barn, along with free food, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Additional Information: Email 


    Student Email and Office365 sign-in changing soon

    Information Technology is simplifying UofL’s email system and bringing everyone together During the semester winter break (between Dec.18 to 22), IT will be redirecting all student email accounts. Students will no longer use for their Office365 account and Outlook (whether installed on a device or access via the web application) all sign-ins to student accounts will change. However, if a winter session student, log-ins will stay for Office365 accounts until after Jan. 6 and then it will be for UofL email and Office365.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-7997

    Pause for Paws at Ekstrom Library

    December 4, noon to 2 p.m., The Learning Commons, First Floor East, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    Next Monday, take a break from Finals Week to relax, de-stress, and meet Kentucky Humane Society dogs at Ekstrom Library, in The Learning Commons (First Floor East). Dogs will be available for interaction and adoption.
    Additional Information: Joshua Whitacre, 852-8699


    KBRIN Bioinformatics Journal Club

    November 30, 12-1 p.m., Clinical Translational Research building, room 123
    Join us as Dr. Keun Seok Seo, an Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, presents “Mechanism of immunosuppression by staphylococcal superantigen.” All interested individuals are welcome.
    Additional Information: Email


    Join the tampon task force on campus

    Is your office supplying free personal hygiene products on campus? Are you interested in supporting this campus-wide initiative? The UofL Women’s Center and AAUW Student Group invite you to join the Tampon Task Force. The Tampon Task Force is an initiative to provide access to free personal hygiene products to the UofL Community.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976


    Warm up Louisville sock drive

    December 4-14, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., West Information Center, Belknap Campus
    Donate a pair of new socks, each donation will allow your name to be entered into a drawing for a parking space located at one of the Information Centers on Belknap campus for the duration of one month. *Winner must be a current permit holder. Open to Faculty, Staff and Students. Multiple sock donations are welcome for adults and children. Drawing to be on Friday, December 15 at noon. Drawing winner has the choice of a one-month timeline.
    Additional Information:  Tammy Lawson, 852-6573


    Arts and Entertainment

    Visual AIDS: Alternative Endings, Radical Beginnings

    Dec. 1, 5-6 p.m., Speed Art Museum
    Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings is the 28th annual iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project. The video program prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic, commissioning seven new and innovative short videos. In spite of the impact of HIV/AIDS within Black communities, larger artistic and historical narratives constantly exclude Black stories and experiences. Co-presented by Speed Cinema, Visual AIDS, Fairness Campaign, LGBT Center at UofL, Team Strange Fruit, and Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance.

    UofL Dance Theatre presents ‘Clara’s Dream’

    December 1, 7 p.m., School of Music Comstock Theater; $15 adults $10 under 13 and over 65
    “Clara’s Dream” is a one-hour ballet presented by the University of Louisville Dance Theatre. The story begins with Clara asleep under the Christmas tree with her beloved Nutcracker. We follow along with her as she journeys into the Land of Sweets where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and several others. Shows run Dec 1-3. Come join us in a beloved holiday tradition. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
    Additional Information: Website



    Latin American and Latino Studies Internship Research Forum

    December 4, 9-9:50 a.m., Stevenson 307
    The LALS Program invites you to attend the LALS Internship Research Forum and Poster Session, which will feature presentations by the LALS students who conducted internships in the fall of 2017 at Adelante Hispanic Achievers, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, and Kentucky Racing Health Services Center. Light refreshments will be served.
    Additional Information: Rhonda Buchanan, 852-2034, website 


    ‘Higher Ed Hot Topics with Dr. W. Carson Byrd’

    December 4, noon-1 p.m., Porter Building Room 114; Free and open to the public
    Join us for a discussion of “Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses” as the author delves into his study of 28 of the most selective universities in the country to examine whether elite students’ social interactions with each other might influence their racial beliefs in a positive way. W. Carson Byrd is an Assistant Professor in Pan-African Studies at UofL. Feel free to bring lunch. Light refreshments/desserts will be provided.
    Additional Information: Dr. Casey George


    Biology Department Seminar Series presents guest speaker, Dr. Luke Moe, Univ. of Kentucky

    December 1, noon, 139, Shumaker Research Building
    Moe obtained his BS in Biochemistry and PhD in Biochemistry, where his research focused on metalloenzymes. He did postdoctoral work in microbial ecology in the department of Bacteriology at UW-Madison. Since joining the department of Plant & Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky, his research focuses on microbiomes in plant health and agricultural production, microbial ecology of fermentation, and genetics and biochemistry of model soil-dwelling bacteria. His topic is “Tobacco Microbiology.”
    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    Health and Wellness

    Faculty and Staff Day at the SRC

    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


    Only four weeks left to transition your GHN Membership

    $15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; Free onsite parking
    Join Get Healthy Now Wellness Center and you could win a pedometer, a heart rate monitor, work-out shoes, a t-shirt, an Apple watch or a bike! These are just a few of the items that any employee may win on a weekly basis. This offer expires Dec 31, 2017.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Start your mornings with Tai Chi class

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
    Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts which will improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Join Get Healthy Now for Lunch with Lunchtime Yoga

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
    Use your lunch break to relax and destress from the hustle and bustle of work with a Lunchtime Yoga session. Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience. Great for those who are new to yoga. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Rise & Revitalize

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



    Infant scientists wanted

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davidson 314
    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 12 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. HSPPO#: 053.06
    Additional Information: Kate Dixon, 852-6852, website, sign-up online



    Green Tip: Put more green in your holidays

    The holidays are fun, but 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 today, 12-3 p.m. in the Red Barn, or the UofL Ceramics Sale Friday and Saturday.
    Additional Information Website


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    December 1, 8 a.m., Norton Auditorium
    Join us for the 15th Annual Dr. Richard S. Wolf Lectureship featuring Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH. Schulte is vice chair of academic affairs and faculty development and professor of pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. She will present “Using a ‘Coach Approach’ in Your Mentoring Relationships; More Questions than Answers.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    December 1, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Help us welcome Drew Garber, MD, PGY-5 Orthopaedic Surgery resident. Garber will lecture on “Total Hip Approaches: The Great Debate.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902



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