November 6, 2017 Announcements



    Monday, Nov. 6, 2017





    There are nearly 1,000 international students and scholars on campus and more than 900 students study abroad. The International Center celebrates the benefits of international education through non-immigrant students and scholars, study abroad opportunities, student and faculty travel/exchanges and scholarships. Since 2000, the U.S. Department of State and Education have sponsored International Education Week (IEW), recognizing all aspects of international exchange. More information about IEW, Nov. 13-17, and collaborative events is available on the International Center website.



    Professor Sergio Mendes and his research team (PhD student Jafar Ghithan and Prof. Martin O’Toole, Bioengineering) have developed an innovative approach to detect and quantify influenza virus molecules by incorporating an electro-optically responsive biological assay onto their novel photonic device. This work has been selected for the special issue of Optics & Photonics News magazine as the most exciting peer-reviewed research that has emerged in the field in the past 12 months.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively. Segments can be found on YouTube.
    Monday, November 6: UofL is the first school in Kentucky to offer a degree program in sustainability.

    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. This week:
    Monday, Nov. 6: UofL took over management of UofL Hospital July 1. Hospital President and CEO Ken Marshall talks about the changes. James Delgado is an expert on shipwrecks who recently spoke at UofL. 
    Tuesday, Nov. 7: Kids who experience trauma struggle in school. Shantel Crosby from the Kent School of Social Work is training teachers how to deal with those students. Ky. State Data Center Director Matt Ruther on health care insurance and access for LGBT adults. The Brandeis School of Law is hosting conference on 100-year anniversary in Buchanan vs. Warley Supreme Court case about zoning laws and race. Laura Rothstein is guest.


    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., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m.  Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel 
    This week: The Red Barn is an institution at UofL. Longtime director George Howe and two alums, Louis and Louise Bornwasser share stories. Interview with Steve Forbes, former presidential candidate who was at UofL as guest of Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise.



    UofL hires top North Carolina higher education finance leader to be new CFO

    After an extensive search involving faculty, staff, students and others, UofL has named North Carolina’s top higher education finance official to serve as its chief financial officer. Jonathan Pruitt, senior vice president for finance and budget and chief financial officer at the University of North Carolina System, will assume the CFO role at UofL, pending Board of Trustees approval. Pruitt is scheduled to join the UofL team Jan. 16, 2018. For more info go to UofL News.


    Louisville Water project will impact traffic routes around UofL starting Monday

    In order to accommodate the university’s Winter Session, the Louisville Water will begin the renovation of the 48-inch transmission main in Eastern Parkway on Mon., Nov. 6. The project will start at I-65 and Crittenden drive. This will require the closure of two westbound mains from Concord Drive to I-65. The project is expected to impact this area for approximately 4 weeks. The original plan was to start  at Eastern Parkway and Beargrass Creek, however the bridge work presented complications. In addition to the lane closures, the southbound ramp from Crittenden Drive to Eastern Parkway will be closed. Throughout the project, Louisville Water will continue to update customers on the impact of the work. 

    Additional Information: website


    Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) prospective student sessions scheduled

    Nov. 9, 5-6:45 p.m., 114, Oppenheimer Hall, Belknap Campus

    Are you interested in a profession improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities? Come find out if the versatile Master of Science in Social Work is the right graduate program for you and your professional development. We are hosting virtual and in-person sessions throughout the next two months. Click on the sign-up form to reserve your spot and for more available dates.

    Additional Information: Email, website


    When in doubt, point it out

    UofL employees have a duty to report knowledge or suspicion of misconduct, violations of law or university policy, or other wrongdoing. To learn more read the reporting options or email
    Additional Information: Website


    Master of Public Health Virtual Information Session

    Dec. 8, noon-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. Register via email. 
    Additional Information: Website

    Is there a policy for that?

    Are you familiar with the university’s Policy and Procedure Library? The online library is a repository holding over 300 university-wide administrative policies and procedures. The library also provides policy resources that can help your unit in creating a new policy. Visit the policy library for more guidance or e-mail.

    HSC Walking Tour

    November 14, 10 a.m., Abell Admin. Center, 1st floor
    Take some time to become familiar with the Health Sciences Center. The tour will take about an hour and 15 minutes. Register online.
    Additional Information: Bonnie Dean at 550-3928 or 852-2647


    Training and workshops

    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training/Radiation Training

    November 9, 9-11:45 a.m., W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Individuals who work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online
    Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558


    CPR training available

    November 7, 4-8 p.m., Room 307, Instructional Bldg. 55B, School of Medicine; $40
    CPR Training (American Heart Association) Basic Life Support Course. An additional class will be held on Nov. 11 from 4-8 p.m.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219; Kevin Martin, 852-3384 


    National Career Development Month

    November 6, Houchens Building, LL03; Free
    Join the Career Development Center to celebrate National Career Development Month. Encourage students and alumni to take part in our extended drop-in hours, on-site job interviews and free headshots.
    Additional Information: Website; Ron Burse, 852-6701



    11th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Rhonda Williams

    November 8, 5:30 PM, duPont Manual High School Auditorium, 120 W. Lee St, Free
    Williams, a Vanderbilt University historian, will deliver the performance-lecture “The Evidence of Things Done: Learning Lessons of Struggle in the 21st Century.” The event is co-sponsored by the Manual Black Student Union. A limited number of copies of Dr. Williams’s book “Concrete Demands: The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century” will be given out at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Book signing to follow. As always, this event is free and open to the public.

    Additional Information: Facebook, 852-6142, email


    Eytan R. Barnea, MD, BioIncept LogoBioIncept, ‘Transpose PreImplantation Factor Immune Regulatory & Regenerative Effects to Clinical Use’

    November 6, noon to 1 p.m., CTR124; Free
    University of Louisville’s Alcohol Research Center and Hepatobiology and Toxicology COBRE will feature Eytan R. Barnea, MD, FACOG, Obstetrician, Gynecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist, founder & Chief Scientist, BioIncept LogoBioIncept, LLC, who will talk on Transpose PreImplantation Factor (PIF) Immune Regulatory and Regenerative Effects to Clinical Use.
    Additional Information: Craig McClain, 852-6189



    Faculty: Explore the Practice of Evaluating Your Teaching Persona

    November 7, 8:30-10 a.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)
    What kind of a teacher are you, and what kind do you want to be? In this session, join Dr. Marie Kendall Brown to learn more about different teaching styles and the ramifications of each on engaging students. Also, discover tips for structured classroom facilitation and how the role of the instructor changes in active learning classrooms.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Health and Wellness

    e-x-h-a-l-e with KORU

    Four Wednesdays: Nov. 8, 15, 29 and Dec. 6, noon to 1:15 p.m.,  Room 142, School of Music, Belknap; Free for employees, spouses & QAs
    Are you new to mindfulness or want to go back to basics? Koru Basic is a small group workshop, held over four weeks, and includes instruction for mindfulness meditation and body/mind practices to improve well-being. Koru is an evidence-based curriculum, developed at Duke University. This program is sponsored by the School of Medicine and Get Healthy Now. Email to register. Watch this one-minute video to learn how KORU works. 




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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.