November 9, 2017 Announcements



    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017





    The United States Army Drill Team will perform during halftime Saturday at the UofL football game. The Cards face Virginia and kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. The U.S. Army Drill Team was organized to concentrate on precise marching and crisp rifle drill. They have supported The Old Guard’s ceremonial missions for almost 60 years. Soldiers are selected for this elite unit after six months of rigorous and competitive drill practice.



    Julie Weber, director of campus housing, received this year’s LGBT Ally Award from UofL’s LGBT Center. She was chosen unanimously from nominations submitted by students, faculty, staff and alumni.




    Campus store to celebrate inaugural Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

    Nov. 9, UofL Campus Store, Student Activities Center
    The UofL Campus store will celebrate Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day all day Nov. 9 will refreshments and discounts on new and clearance technology products including Mac, iPad, Surface and Dell products, as well as sales on other bookstore items throughout the day. See store for details.
    Additional information: Email the campus store with questions


    Mark your calendars – Faculty and staff appreciation event next week

    November 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Belknap Campus – The Quad (outside the Ekstrom Library); Health Sciences Campus – In front of Kornhauser Library; Shelby Campus – Burhan’s Hall front patio; Free
    It’s time to celebrate and give thanks for our dedicated faculty and staff. Stop by The Quad, Kornhauser or Burhan’s Hall next Tuesday and enjoy hot cider and doughnuts. Attendees also will have a chance to win a UofL-themed gift basket. Sponsored by Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, UofL Dining Services/Aramark and Masterson’s.


    Staff Senate to meet Monday

    Nov. 13, 2:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    The Staff Senate will meet Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Chao Auditorium. Meetings are welcome to all and the agenda is posted online prior to each meeting.


    How do you engage with the community?

    November 8
    Tell us about your work with external partners in Louisville, across Kentucky, and around the world! The Office of Community Engagement requests information from faculty and staff about the engaged service, research, and outreach activities that you are involved with through the 2017-18 year. Reporting is easy and only takes a few minutes. Email for assistance or with any questions. Get started online.
    Additional Information: Email, website


    Come take a #SelfieWithASnowman to celebrate UofL’s online Winter Session

    November 9, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC) / Near Red Barn
    Bring your friends and come take a #SelfieWithASnowman to celebrate UofL’s new online Winter Session. Over 30 courses are offered throughout 3 weeks — all 100% online — giving students an opportunity to plow ahead with their degrees. Winter Session registration is now open for all students. Current students should meet with their advisor. New, transfer, and visiting students should apply for admission. Faculty/Staff tuition remission benefits apply. See the Winter Session website below for details
    Additional Information: Winter Session website


    The 24th Annual REEL Latin American Film Festival wraps up this week

    Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
    The 24th Annual “REEL Latin America” Film Festival wraps up this week with two screenings of Puerto Rican film “Cows Wearing Glasses!” Introduction by John Gibson, Department of Philosophy and Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society. Second screening is Friday, November 10, 11 a.m., 104W Ekstrom Library. Free, open to the public.
    Additional Information: Website


    Thanksgiving at the UClub

    Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., University Club; $32.95++
    The University Club family is offering a one-time opportunity for UofL faculty and staff to participate in our Signature Thanksgiving Day Brunch. Bring family and share in this celebration. We are also inviting Lunch Club members to join us at no extra charge. Call for details on pricing for children as well as carry-out. Mark your calendar for December 7 to attend our Members Holiday Party featuring accomplished vocalist Karan Chavis. Details to come.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website


    Angel Tree for Animals

    Houchens Bldg Lower Level

    It’s the time for giving and shelter animals need your help. Shelters rely heavily on donations and there are lots of inexpensive ways you can help. By donating, you may save an animals life. Thousands of animals die in shelters daily, so it is up to us, to help To get a list of needed items please send an email. Regretfully, there will be no drop off point at HSC this year.

    Additional Information: Julie Oechsli, 852-1489



    Faculty: Explore Active Learning Strategies for grading, assessment, and rubrics

    November 16, Delphi Lab (Ekstrom Library #244)
    Modeling an “active learning” format, this session will involve short modules on using Blackboard Rubrics, grading strategies, and quick rubrics, coupled with engaged practices. Seasoned part-time faculty will showcase their grading practices and invite you to “steal it” and make it your own. This session will involve an engaged discussion of grading and assessment techniques, strategies, and insights. A light meal will be served so pre-registration is required.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Last chance to apply: Participate in the Fostering Innovation and Creativity in the Classroom Faculty Learning Community (FLC)

    The application deadline for this Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is Friday, November 17. This selective Faculty Learning Community, beginning in January, seeks to cultivate faculty champions for incorporating instructional innovation and creativity in the classroom. The FLC will meet monthly, January through April and September through December of 2018.
    Additional Information: Apply online



    Psychological & Brain Sciences Colloquium Series

    Nov. 13, 12:30 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, Psychological and Brain Sciences.


    Buchanan v. Warley Symposium

    Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Brandeis School of Law, Room 275
    On Nov. 5, 1917, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Louisville’s race-based zoning ordinance in a landmark case, Buchanan v. Warley. The Brandeis School of Law will mark the centennial of this decision with a national symposium on Racial Justice in Zoning: 100 Years after Buchanan.
    Additional Information: Website 


    The ‘Boburb’ vs. the Gated Community, Dr. Beau Weston

    November 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 132 Lutz Hall

    Some city neighborhoods are walkable, mixed-use, dense places, with coffeehouses, bookstores, arts venues, and liberals. This is the “boburb,” the natural home of the “bourgeois bohemians” – people with a bourgeois work ethic but bohemian cultural tastes. By contrast, far out in the suburbs are car-dependent, residential-only, spread-out gated communities where swim clubs, golf courses, megachurches, and conservative families abide. So why do some choose one way to live, and some the other?

    Additional Information: David Roelfs


    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series, Student Presentation

    November 9, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a research seminar by Ruqaih Alghsham, “Inflammatory pathways induced by Engineered Nano-materials (ENMs).” Alghsham is from the lab of Dr. Hari Bodduluri.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan 


    Sustainability Roundtable: Sustainability in Jefferson County Public Schools

    November 10, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 123, Urban Studies Institue (426 W. Bloom), Belknap Campus
    Amplify your interdisciplinarity at UofL’s Sustainability Roundtable series on alternating Fridays at 11am in Urban Studies 123. Our last fall presenter is Betsy Ruhe (Educator, M.A. Sustainability), sharing her research on a Comprehensive Assessment of Sustainability in JCPS. After her presentation, we’ll have an open discussion about interdisciplinary, collaborative research opportunities. Faculty, staff, students and public welcome. We’re recruiting speakers for Spring Roundtables Jan. 19 through April 13.
    Additional Information: WebsiteDaniel DeCaro


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now’s Workout of the Week

    Weekly, Mondays-Sundays, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    While our certified Health Fitness Specialists design the workout of the week (W.O.W.), you bring the power. Enjoy a self-guided, all-levels workout any time of the day, all week long! Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now offers Indoor Cycling

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Join Get Healthy Now for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout with upbeat music through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Pedal those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Fit Get Healthy Now’s ‘Fit in 30!’ in your busy schedule

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:10-12:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Power up your morning or lunchtime routine with an energizing, full body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Fall Garden Commons Workdays: Fridays at noon

    Did you know that UofL has on-campus organic gardens and a greenhouse where you can experience the thrill of turning tiny seeds into an abundance of fresh, free, hyper-local food year-round? Staff and students are always welcome to get involved and faculty can use the gardens as a teaching tool or research space for sustainability topics. Group workdays & monthly workshops are Fridays 12-1 p.m. at the Garden Commons (Cultural Center). A wreath-making workshop is Dec. 1.
    Additional Information: Campus Gardens Website, Facebook
    Ellie Miller, 502-758-3834


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    November 10, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium

    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Karen Moeller, MD. Moeller is director of neuroradiology at Norton Children’s Hospital. She will be presenting “Pediatric Head and Neck Malignancies.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    November 10, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium

    The Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine welcomes Gheens lecturer Rebecca Yarrison, PhD, Associate Professor, Program for Bioethics, University of Kentucky. She will present, “Dr. Google Is In: Medical Practice in the Information Age.” CME credit will be provided.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    PM&R Grand Rounds

    November 10, 12-1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Fixed Auditorium
    The Division of PM&R hosts Dr. Ryan Kruse, Fellow of Primary Care Sports Medicine from the University of Iowa, for this week’s PM&R Grand Rounds. Dr. Kruse will present “Overview of Upper Limb Neuropathies.” Please RSVP to Mary Oxford if you would like to attend.



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