October 10, 2016 Announcements


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    In 2016, UofL achieved several milestone anniversaries for key aspects of student involvement. Student Affairs celebrates 95 years of Greek life, 70 years of crowning Homecoming Queens & Kings, and 50 years of the Student Activities Board (SAB).

    Research bulletin

    Led by a NIH grant to physiology, University of Louisville faculty received more than $1.5 million in grant awards last week. Check them out here


    The world’s largest association for the advancement of technology, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, recently honored Dr. Amir Amini, Speed School’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Endowed Chair in Bioimaging, with the Distinguished Lecturer Award for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays, 9:30 a.m. UofL’s Mark Hebert has a story about UofL and talks with Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners; WLKY-TV also runs the UofL stories on Saturday morning. Segments can be found on YouTube
    Monday, Oct. 10, UofL shares a mutually beneficial relationship with the Speed Art Museum.

    Radio Shows

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings
    Monday, Oct. 10 – UofL student housing director Julie Weber on future of student living at UofL; Khaldoun Almousily, Nariman Moustafa and Jeremy Ball discuss Arabic Studies program; Anthropology professor Amanuel Beyin and student Forest Kelly on research in Tanzania; Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Josh Hawkins and Amanda James from Alumni Association discuss Homecoming; Glenn Gittings discusses Family Weekend; Christopher States on ResearchLouisville! 
    Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found on SoundCloud

    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. 
     This week: Economics professor Jose Fernandez analyzes Louisville’s economy and jobs; Kira Taylor from School of Public Health and Information Sciences discusses her studies on the impact of smoking and stress on women’s ability to get pregnant
    Metro TV shows can be found on YouTube



    SAC Traffic Advisory

    With construction activity near and around the Student Activities Center (SAC), drivers can expect some congestion at Brook Street and along the service drive behind the SAC. Permit holders parking in the red lot between the Red Barn and University Club may want to avoid the service drive behind the SAC because of potential congestion. Drivers can enter the red lot by turning off of Cardinal Boulevard.

    Additional Information: Tim Moore


    Students, faculty, staff get $2 admission to Ali Center at UofL Day

    October 15, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Muhammad Ali Center, $2 with ID
    The Muhammad Ali Center will open its doors and its new exhibit, “RACE: Are We So Different?” to UofL faculty, staff and students for $2 per person at UofL Day Oct. 15. “RACE” tells the stories of race from the biological, cultural and historical points of view and offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States. Must present a UofL ID to receive the discounted admission. The RACE exhibition runs through Jan. 2. Faculty interested in bringing classes should contact Erin Herbert for pricing/availability. 
    Additional Information: Website 

    Free staff/faculty cookout to celebrate 40th anniversary of Student Affairs

    October 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Red Barn
    Mark your calendar for a free lunch on Oct. 20 catered by Mark’s Feed Store. During the weekend of Oct. 20-23 Student Affairs will host a series of events commemorating the 40 years of impacting student success by the Division of Student Affairs.
    Additional Information: Website 

    Online Info Session: MS in HR and Organization Development

    October 11, 7:30 p.m., online
    Join our online info session to find out about real world learning outcomes and discover how our online degree can help you fit education in your busy schedule. Reserve your space today.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 800-871-8635


    Art Library Research Award deadline this week

    Bridwell Art Library is offering a competitive research award of $500 to a student this fall. Any currently-enrolled student is eligible to submit their project for consideration. The award also includes the opportunity to display the project and research materials in the Art Library’s display cases. Please encourage students to apply before the Oct. 14 deadline.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Newsletter about UofL internships available 

    Find out about internships and other news related to career services at UofL in this issue of Working It Out, the newsletter from the Career Development Center. 
    Additional Information: Website 

    Book-in-Common Connections/Conexiones Comunitarios at Churchill Downs’ Backside

    October 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., meet in Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall
    Join First Year Initiatives, Freshman LEAD & Hispanic & Latino Initiatives for a day of service on the backside of Churchill Downs. See first-hand one of the local employment hubs for migrant workers and contribute to a variety of activities happening that day for backside residents and employees.
    Additional Information: Shelley Tewell, 852-3125



    Benefits Open Enrollment – Save the date

    Employees will have the option to choose their 2017 benefits online from 8 a.m., October 17 until 5 p.m. on October 28. Please take advantage of this opportunity to select the best benefits to meet your needs. To learn more about your benefits, attend one of the following benefits fairs where you can talk with benefits vendors and benefits staff. HSC Campus, Clinical and Translational Research Bldg. 1st floor, Oct. 19 – 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd., Oct. 25-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 



    2016 (Fall) Internal Grants Program deadline coming up

    October 25, 5 p.m.
    The Office of the EVPRI is accepting applications for the Internal Grants Program. The Internal Grants Program (Research I, Research II and URG) aims to assist faculty in new highly productive research projects. All grant categories are open to full-time faculty.

    Additional Information: Website 



    The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution

    October 10, 4:30 p.m., PNC Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business; Free 
    Award-winning author/historian Frank Dikotter scoured archives, classified documents, police reports and eyewitness accounts to reveal a previously untold history of China’s Mao era. Dr. Dikotter will discuss his findings as part of the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise’s fall speaker series, “Asia: From Communism to Capitalism.” Book signing and free pizza following the presentation.
    For More Information: Donna Zinser Clark, 852-5612, website 

    Meet ‘Mr. Eclipse’ 

    October 13, 4-5 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
    Kentucky is a prime viewing spot for the great American solar eclipse of 2017 and Fred Espenak, former NASA astrophysicist, will discuss the spectacle at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 during the Bullitt lecture in astronomy, Comstock Hall, School of Music. Earlier, students, faculty and staff can talk with Espenak, also known as “Mr. Eclipse,” during a 4 p.m. meet and greet at Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium.

    Additional Information: Gerry Williger, 852-0821, website 


    Differential Equations and Applied Math Seminar

    October 10, 2-3 p.m., Math Computer Lab, Natural Sciences Building, Belknap Campus
    Dr. Changbing Hu will deliver his research talk on “Traveling waves and transition fronts for reaction diffusion equations.” The talk will focus on the famous Fisher-KPP equation.

    Additional Information: Email 


    Biochemistry Seminar today

    October 10, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Eleanor Lederer, Professor of Medicine, UofL, presents, “NHERF1: More than an Anchor.”

    Additional Information: Email 

    Peter Holland presents the ACC Distinguished Lecture on Shakespeare

    October 10, 4:30 p.m., Speed Cinema, Speed Art Museum; Free
    Peter Holland is editor of Shakespeare Survey, the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series, associate general editor of the Oxford Drama Library.

    Additional Information: Website, Andrew Rabin 

    Training and Workshops

    PLAN hosts workshop on CVs and resumes for grad students 

    October 11, 2-3 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    Grad students need to know how to create both a resume and a CV, and know the differences between them. This workshop introduces key elements and questions to consider in using one or the other. 

    Additional Information: Website, calendar

    Interactive online course free CME/CE for primary care providers

    Lung Cancer in Kentucky: Improving Patient Outcomes is now available at LungCancerinKentucky.org. The 1-2 hour course for PCPs was developed by Kentucky Cancer Program at UofL as part of the Kentucky LEADS Collaborative. It includes information about screening with low-dose CT and CMS-required shared decision making. Click on “Provider Education.” 

    Additional Information: Email 

    Bold Moves Against Suicide and Mental Health First Aid training

    November 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., College Street Building at Spalding University, 812 S. Second Street; Free

    Mental Health First Aid training is an 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-5787, website, registration link


    Children 8 to 13 years needed for anxiety and worry study

    Life Sciences 363; IRB #13.0923
    The UofL Anxiety and Stress in Kids Lab is conducting a study examining the nature of worry and anxiety in parents and children. Parents and their children between the ages of 8 and 13 years are eligible to participate. Participants will be compensated with free diagnostic interviews, detailed feedback and a report outlining the results of our assessment.

    Additional Information: Janet Woodruff-Borden, email, 852-2351


    Arts and Entertainment

    Guest Artist: Oskar Espina Ruiz, clarinet

    October 10, 8 p.m., School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall 105 W. Brandeis Ave.; Free 
    Oskar Espina Ruiz has performed at major concert halls and festivals to high critical acclaim, including concerto performances at the Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia and recitals in New York City, Washington DC, Moscow, Madrid, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
    Additional Information: Penny Brodie, 852-6907


    Health and Wellness

    Free optional biometric screenings through Get Healthy Now

    Through November 17; Free
    Make an appointment for your free, optional biometric screening. Screenings provide your personal health data: including blood pressure, weight, waist/hip measurements, and cholesterol/glucose. Use this information to complete the online health assessment during Open Enrollment, required annually for GHN participation to earn your monthly premium incentive. 
    Additional Information: Schedule via email, 852-7755


    Start your mornings with Tai Chi

    Mondays & Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited classes/semester
    Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts which will improve balance, agility, strength and coordination. Suitable for all fitness levels. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    All aboard the InCycle Express

    Mondays & 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 
    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. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Foam roll and stretch class

    Fridays, 12:40-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free 
    This class will help prep and recover your muscles for a workout, treat day-to-day stiffness, and just loosen things up. 
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Functional fitness can be fun

    Saturdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, Humana Gym; Free 
    Functional fitness focuses on fitness that can easily translate into daily activities and incorporates all of the major muscle groups and even muscles you never knew you had. Exercises are shown at different skill levels so each person can work to their own individual competency.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Meatless Monday: You’re never too young to lower your cholesterol 

    High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Start your day with exercise and a heart-healthy recipe. Meatless Monday is a good place to start.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipes, website, email, 852-7755


    RSVP for GHN’s health seminar on sleep habits

    Oct. 13, 12-12:30 p.m., Room 158, Burhan’s Hall, Shelby Campus; Room 2034, K-Wing/Nursing School, HSC; Free
    Discover ways to sleep better and wake up to good health. You’ll learn the impact of sleep loss and tips for getting a good night’s sleep.
    Additional Information: RSVP via email; 852-7755


    Join GHN for lunch with lunchtime yoga

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free 
    Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. 
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755



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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 Forbes.com, 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.