November 8, 2017 Announcements



    Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017





    Sixty high school students visited Belknap Campus last week as part of the College of Education and Human Development’s Teaching and Career Pathway program. The students, from six different high schools, are taking dual-credit courses with UofL as a way to get on the fast track to fulfilling their dreams of becoming educators. The students toured campus, ate in the Ville Grille and heard from CEHD Dean Ann Larson.



    The Council on Postsecondary Education’s new leadership institute for underrepresented minority faculty graduated its inaugural cohort last week during a Council meeting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The cohort consisted of 19 faculty representing all eight of the state universities and seven colleges of Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Graduates from the University of Louisville included: Dr. Delaina Amos, Dr. Dewey Clayton, Dr. Baron Kelly and Dr. Sheri Wallace.




    Employee Veterans Day Commemoration and Reception

    November 10, 2 p.m., Bigelow Hall, Miller IT Building

    Join the Office of the Chief Operating Officer for an Employee Veterans Day Commemoration and Reception on Friday in Bigelow Hall of the Miller IT building. The reception begins at 2 p.m. and a program will start promptly at 2:15 p.m. We look forward to providing an opportunity to honor our veterans and to commemorate the legacy of service they have upheld, including their dedication to the University of Louisville.

    Additional Information: Email


    Money Smart Week at the Ekstrom Library

    November 8, Eskstrom Library; Free Event for Students/Faculty/Staff

    Join Commonwealth Credit Union and the Library for two days of Financial Literacy. Inform your students to attend one of our free sessions to win up to $500. Faculty and Staff that participate have a chance for a $100 gift card. Session topics include, Identity Theft, Credit Report Reviews and many more. Registration and a list of the sessions available in the library lobby the day of the event. Sessions are Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m. 

    Additional Information:  Fannie Cox, 852-2705, Tracy Coffey, 502-321-3515


    Conflict of Interest policy reminder: proposal participants

    UofL participants on proposed sponsored projects should be current on their annual Attestation and Disclosure Form, regardless of compensation. This includes UofL students, faculty, staff, and visiting students/scholars. Please verify ADF completion online. Additionally, external consultants/collaborators named on Public Health Service proposals must also have statements submitted to the COI Program. The form is available online.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7612


    Deadline for Graduate Student 3 Minute Thesis Competition extended to November 10

    The deadline for the graduate student 3 Minute Thesis Competition has been extended to Friday, November 10. Join us for this fun, professional development event where graduate students have one slide and 3 minutes to share their research and implications in a fun and engaging way. The winner earns a free conference trip to compete against graduate students from across the country. Learn more/register online.

    Additional Information: Michelle Rodems, 852-3110


    Is your office or unit participating in 2017 Graduate Student Appreciation Week Nov. 13-17?

    Offices and units are invited to submit events or recognition for the 2017 UofL Grad Student Appreciation Week, Nov.13 – Nov. 17. Graduate Student Appreciation Week is an institutional effort to recognize and support the contributions of UofL graduate students. To include information for just students in your department/office or all students, please contact Michelle Rodems by Nov.10 with questions or information regarding your contribution.
    Additional Information: Michelle Rodems, 852-3110


    Training and Workshops

    iRIS grant submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    November 8, 2-4 p.m., Room 123, Clinical Translational Research Building, HSC
    “An Introduction to Grant Submissions in iRIS” aims to provide an understanding of getting into the iRIS system and navigating through the eProposal form and Sponsor Packets. The target audience is staff and faculty who plan to seek funding through any granting agency. Training for units as a group is also available, on request.

    Additional Information: Aiyana Lyninger



    UofL Yearlings Club Forum Series

    November 12, 4-6 p.m., The Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211; Free and open to the public

    Join us as we hear from district leadership on their vision for the future and plans to address the under achievement of black males. Panelists include Dr. Marty Pollio, JCPS Interim Superintendent, Mrs. Diane Porter, JCPS Board of Education; Robert Gunn, Principal, W. E. B. DuBois Academy; Dr. John Marshall, Chief Equity Officer, Camara Douglas, Doctoral Student – Dept. of Pan African Studies. Moderator is Dr. Cheri Dawson-Edwards, Associate Professor, Dept. for Criminal Justice.

    Additional Information: Clest Lanier, 852-3042


    Psychological & Brain Sciences Colloquium Series

    November 13, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Life Science 101

    The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences has its first colloquium talk: ‘Developing an intervention for emotion regulation deficits in children with ADHD’ by Paul Rosen, PhD, Biology. 


    Biology Department Seminar Series Presents Guest Speaker Dr. Bruce Schulte, WKU

    November 10, noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building

    “Elephant Communication and Conservation” by Dr. Schulte, chair of the Biology Dept. at Western Kentucky University. He is a behavioral ecologist who researches communication and social behavior of herbivorous mammals including elephants, manatees, beavers, and horses. His research group examines the development of social and reproductive behaviors as well as the mechanisms, especially chemical, that mediate these interactions.

    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    7th Annual Dialogue on Diversity Call for Programs

    December 15
    The 7th Annual Dialogue on Diversity will be held at Bellarmine University on April 13, 2018. The purpose of the Dialogue on Diversity Conference is to construct a space where participants can engage in thoughtful and instructive conversations about the relevance and role of diversity in the fields of business, education, international affairs, community engagement, media, health, politics and religion. Program submissions are due December 15.
    Additional Information: WebsiteLinh Nguyen, 502-272-8302


    Seminars in Anatomical Sciences in & Neurobiology

    November 9, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium

    The Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology presents Dr. Jill Steinbach-Rankins of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering as the weekly Neuroscience Seminar Speaker. Steinbach-Rankins’ topic is, “Multipurpose delivery vehicles to enhance the efficiency and transport of active agents for viral bacterial and cancer applications.”

    Additional Information: Donna Bottorff, 852-7545


    Biochemistry Seminar

    November 8, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Emily Duderstadt, BMG Graduate Student. ‘Malate and Aspartate Increase Arginine and Nitrc Oxide, Attenuate Hypertension.’
    Additional Information: Email


    Health and Wellness

    Expanded health and wellness offering

    If you or a family member are living with COPD/Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, or Hyperlipidemia (and are on UofL’s medical plan) you are eligible to enroll in a program that offers many valuable benefits including a pharmacy incentive, a dedicated health care professional team, and easy access to wellness resources. Get Healthy Now is partnering with UofL Physicians Health Management team to offer this benefit.
    Additional Information: Website


    Rise & Revitalize offered by GHN

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 6:45 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


    Yoga, PiYo, Pilates and more

    See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Try our energetic, strength-based and stress relieving classes like Lunchtime Yoga, Power Vinyasa, PiYo, Pilates, Tai Chi and Barre Basics. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. All classes are available to all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755

    Get Fit with GHN’s R.I.P.P.E.D.

    Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    This class is specifically designed to make you work hard and get you heated—in a good way. This high intensity class uses a combination of free weights, body weight and resistance training exercises that will make you sweat. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755



    Green Tip: Social Justice takes center stage this week

    With all the work needed for environmental stewardship, it’s easy to forget that sustainability is a 3-legged stool that topples without economic responsibility and social justice. Gain key insights into justice issues this week: Anne Braden Memorial lecture by Dr. Rhonda Williams on Learning Lessons of Struggle in the 21st Century (Weds. 5:30, Manual H.S. Auditorium); UofL’s Inaugural Social Justice Symposium (Thur. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.); & Symposium on Racial Justice in Zoning (Fri. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Law 275).
    Additional Information: Website


    Grand Rounds

    ‘Dialectical Behavior Therapy: What is it? What is it good for? Where does it fit in health care?’

    November 9, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium, 550 S. Jackson Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH, Professor, University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, director of DBT Program, Harborview Mental Health Services will present “Dialectical Behavior Therapy: What is it? What is it good for? Where does it fit in health care?” Her learning objectives are:

    • Describe the core structure and strategies of DBT
    • Understand the empirical support for DBT
    • Understand how DBT fits into the health service system

    Lunch will be provided.

    Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    November 9, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building-Auditorium
    (lower level)

    As a part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Tracey Ander, DO; Betsy Wise, APRN, FNP-C and Chelsey McPheeters, Pharm. D. will present “Review of Antiplatelets for Ischemic Stroke Prevention” on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 8am in the Baxter Building Auditorium (Lower Level). More information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online.


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Hillard Lazarus

    November 9, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Hillard M. Lazarus, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Lazarus will present “Allogeneic Transplantation: No Such Thing as a Normal Donor” focusing on the issues of bone marrow versus mobilized blood as a graft source, adverse events for use of bone marrow versus mobilized blood, and matched unrelated donor versus matched related donor as a graft source for hematopoietic cell transplantation.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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