November 9, 2016 Announcements



    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016





    The University of Louisville Sustainability Council’s float was awarded first place for a campus organization in this year’s Homecoming Parade. Check it out



    Brandeis School of Law Professor Tony Arnold is a visiting scholar at the UCLA School of Law this semester and is working with The City Project, an organization that promotes “equal justice, democracy and livability with a focus on healthy green land use and planning.” The project will also catalog the laws and policies governing urban infrastructure in Los Angeles.





    Latin American and Latino Studies Program announces applications for scholarships and fellowships

    Applications are now available for The Richard and Constance Lewis Scholarships and Fellowships in Latin American and Iberian Studies. Deadline to apply is Nov. 30. Funded by the Richard and Constance Lewis Fund for Latin American and Iberian Studies, these programs provide funds for faculty development in Latin American and Iberian subjects at UofL, as well as funds to support student study abroad in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.
    Additional Information: Rhonda Buchananwebsite


    PAS Day

    November 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Strickler Hall, Lobby; Free
    Join the Department of Pan-African Studies as we highlight our academic programs, community outreach, and faculty research. There will be food, giveaways, and the chance to meet PAS faculty, staff, and students.
    Additional Information: w.s. Tkweme


    The Department of Criminal Justice’s 22nd Annual Career and Internship Fair

    November 9, 1-4 p.m., Bigelow Hall in the Miller Information Technology Center
    The Department of Criminal Justice’s 22nd Annual Career and Internship Fair will have representatives present from local, state, and federal agencies as well as UofL’s professional schools, to provide information on career and/or internship opportunities in the field of Criminal Justice and related areas. All majors and alumni are welcome.
    Additional Information: Website


    Advance (AWA) upgrade reminder

    November 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Advance (AWA) system will be down for system upgrade and maintenance this Friday. Users will be able to resume normal operations once AWA has been returned for service.
    Additional Information: Lawan Simpson, 852-1350; Jack Meadows, 852-0386



    Dr. Colin Meurk, Biophilic Culture Talk

    November 10, 4 p.m., Urban Studies Institute, 426 W. Bloom St.
    The Department of Urban & Public Affairs speaker series welcomes Dr. Colin Meurk, research associate at Landcare Research in New Zealand. Landcare Research is a New Zealand government institute specializing in sustaining native biodiversity, particularly in cities. 


    Bioengineering Department Seminar Series 

    Nov. 10, noon to 1 p.m., Vogt Building, Room 311 

    Dena Howland, PhD, associate professor and the Rebecca F.Hammond Endowed Chair of Spinal Cord Research in the Kentucky SpinalCord Injury Research Center at UofL and Department of Neurological Surgery, will speak on “Perspectives on Enhancing Gait Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury.” 

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford 


    Training and Workshops

    Human Resources training: QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

    November 10, 9-10:30 a.m., Human Resources
    The UofL Cards SPEAK program provides QPR suicide prevention training on campus to faculty, staff and students. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the three steps to help save a life from suicide. This training enhances the participant’s knowledge, awareness, listening and communication skills concerning student suicide, and the ability to compassionately ask students about suicidal thoughts.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    Reminder: Workshop on Materials and Nanotechnology Research in BioEngineering

    November 10, 30-4:30 p.m., Rm 139, Shumaker Research Bldg.

    The Speed School Materials Science and Engineering Research Group is sponsoring a workshop on materials and nanotechnology research activities and interests of the Bioengineering Department. This is the second of an ongoing series of workshops on materials and nanotechnology that are designed to build connections between and develop new research opportunities for researchers throughout the Speed School and UofL. All UofL faculty and research staff are invited.
    Additional Information: Robert W. Cohn, website, 852-7077


    Arts and Entertainment

    Tom Fougerousse: 25 Years of UofL Photography

    Through Dec. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Photographic Archives Gallery, Ekstrom Library, lower level
    There’s still time to visit Archives and Special Collections for an exhibit of more than 40 photos that UofL staff photographer Tom Fougerousse has taken throughout the last 25 years. Hours are M-F, 8-5. The exhibit runs through Dec. 23.



    Green Tip: Beat the Bike Thieves

    Sadly, bike theft is common at UofL. It’s vital that you lock your bike securely with a u-lock or hardened steel chain run through the frame & wheels. Cable locks are easily cut. Those at HSC have a new option for secure indoor bike storage at the J.D. Nichols Campus for Innovation & Entrepreneurship parking garage at the corner of Jefferson & Preston. Anyone may rent access to a secure bike cage for $10/month or get your own bike locker for $15/mo. To retrieve impounded bikes, call 852-PARK.
    Additional Information: email, 502-569-1581, website 


    Garden Commons Workshop – Aquaponics

    Every other Monday through Dec. 5, 34 p.m., Garden Commons at the Cultural Center; Free
    Join us in UofL’s organic garden for a group workday and workshop focused on starting production in the aquaponics system inside our greenhouse. Learn how to grow hydroponic vegetables by recycling fish waste. Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we’ll gather every other Monday. No experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided. The Garden Commons is open to participation from students, staff, faculty, and community members.


    Sustainability Roundtable: Ten Commandments of Urban Regeneration

    November 11, 11 a.m. to noon, Life Sciences Building Room 133
    Please join us as we relaunch UofL’s Sustainability Roundtable for Fall 2016. The format is a 30-to-40-minute presentation followed an open discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch. On Nov. 11, we’ll hear from Dr. John Gilderbloom, Department of Urban & Public Affairs, on the topic: “Ten Commandments of Urban Regeneration: Creating Healthy, Safe, Affordable, Sustainable, and Just Neighborhoods.”


    Health and Wellness

    There’s still time to take your Get Healthy Now Health Assessment

    To enroll in Get Healthy Now and earn a $40 monthly premium incentive, you must complete a new Health Assessment by November 17.
    Additional Information: Health Assessment, email, 852-7755


    Build your core with Ab Lab

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    This class will help you develop a toned physique and will help improve total ab strength with various ab exercises in just 20 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Blend your Pilates and yoga routine with GHN’s PiYo class

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; $20 Unlimited Classes/semester
    PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. First class is free.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Spice up your workout with Zumba

    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN 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

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    November 9, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Andrew P. DeFilippis, MD, MSc, UofL Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit presents, “PCSK9.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    Nov. 9, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center – Top Floor, Great Halls I & II
    Join us for special guest speakers Christian Ruff, MD, MPH, and Andrew DeFilippis. Dr. Ruff is an Assistant Professor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School and Dr. DeFilippis is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UofL’s School of Medicine. They will co-present “Novel Oral Anticoagulent Update: Having Local Impact.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website 



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