October 11, 2016 Announcements


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    Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016


    The University of Louisville Physicians Fertility Center and Urogynecology practices have moved to a new eastern Louisville location at 6420 Dutchmans Parkway, Suite 190, in The Springs medical center. Both practices will host an open house on Oct. 14.



    More than two dozen UofL advisors attended the National Academic Advising Association conference in Atlanta last week. The university presented on six topics, including the Flight Plan program by Neil Gibbs, assistant director of university advising practice. UofL award winners were Matthew Church, A&S, as professional staff advisor; Kris Grady, A&S and political sciences, faculty advisor; and Dale Billingsley, acting provost, Michael C. Holen Pacesetter Award for senior administrators “who exemplify a commitment to academic advising …” As the Pacesetter winner, Billingsley presented on “Using Research to Empower Advising” with David Spight, NACADA president; Marc Lowenstein (Stockton University) and Oscar van den Wijngaard, University College of Maastricht (Netherlands).





    Today at Research!Louisville

    Graduate, Dental and Medical student research showcases in KCCTRB lobby; G.E.A.R. Session on clinical trial auditing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Norton Healthcare Pavilion; InNet launch party, 10:30-2:30, KCCTRB room 101; Industry Partnership vs. Startup for technology translation, 3-5 pm, KCCTRB room 124
    Additional Information: Website 


    Homecoming is around the corner 

    Oct. 17 – Oct. 22
    The UofL Alumni Association will tee off the week with the Alumni Golf Scramble. Other key events throughout the week include a Day of Giving, Alumni Awards, 50th Golden Reunion, and the campus-wide Homecoming Parade.

    Additional Information: Full schedule online 


    Changes to the FAFSA process for 2017-2018

    Students will be able to submit a 2017-18 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit their FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. In addition, students will report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For more information, go to studentaid.gov/fafsa.
    Additional Information: Student Financial Aid Office, 852-5511


    UofL Physicians – Fertility Center and Urogynecology open house

    October 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Springs, 6420 Dutchmans Parkway, Suite 190
    The open house is for patients and anyone who wants to learn more about the services provided by the Fertility Center and Urogynecology.

    Additional Information: 502-588-7660, email


    Presentation on commercializing academic research to benefit patients

    October 11, 3-5 p.m., Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    Forming a startup or working with an industry partner are two ways to get your technology to the market. Which one is best for you? Hear from a panel of experts representing both sides of the debate.
    Additional Information: Email 

    Master of Education in Teacher Leadership now offered online

    The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership at UofL is now available online. This degree was developed by the College of Education faculty in collaboration with industry experts. Curriculum focuses on equipping teachers to facilitate change in the classroom while also coaching other teachers to lead. 
    Additional Information: Website, email, 800-871-8635


    Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night at Men’s Soccer

    October 11, 7 p.m., Lynn Stadium; Free 
    All UofL Faculty and Staff can receive free admission to watch the Cards take on the Indiana Hoosiers by showing their University ID at the ticket window. For additional reserved tickets, visit the link below and use the promo code “FACULTY.”
    Additional Information: Email, website 

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Annual Bake Sale

    October 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Activities Center Cafeteria, 2nd Floor
    The Post-bac Pre-med Program has a team in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and is hosting its annual bake sale fundraiser in the Student Activities Center Cafeteria. All of the proceeds will be donated. 

    Additional Information: Tonia D. Thomas


    ‘Rubbertown’ screening, Q&A with director 

    October 12, 7 p.m., SAC Floyd Theatre; $1.50/student $3/general admission
    UofL Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication, Remington Smith, MFA, directed this new documentary feature about the struggle for environmental justice in western Louisville. 


    UofL Free Store open

    October 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unitas Tower basement
    All students, faculty & staff are welcome to “shop” for free clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, household items, bath & beauty supplies, books, school & art supplies, non-perishable food, and more. Clean donated items of all kinds are always welcome and can now be dropped off any time in the red bins outside the store.


    Reserve your spot today for the Women’s Center Empowerment Luncheon

    November 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., University Club, $50 per person

    Celebrate the UofL Women’s Center 25th Anniversary by reserving a seat at the Women’s Center Empowerment Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Carla F. Wallace, Ky Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductee and social justice activist. Various awards will also be presented at the luncheon. Table of 8 is $400. Reservations are being accepted through Nov. 9.

    Additional Information: Call 852-8976 to register, website, email



    Second Annual Caring for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Seminar

    November 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., HSC, Instructional B Building, Room 115
    A free collaborative seminar to stimulate interest by all interested healthcare providers in the evaluation and management of health conditions frequently encountered in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, with an emphasis on the adult population. CME and CE credits offered for physicians, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and social workers. Registration is open.

    Additional information: Karen Napolilli, 852-5329

    Physics colloquium with speaker from Rutgers University

    October 14, 3 p.m., Room 112 Natural Science Building
    “Focusing Cosmic Telescopes on the Distant Universe” will be the topic of a talk by Dr. Charles Keeton. Dr. Keeton is the author of two books and also serves as Faculty Director of the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates at Rutgers University.
    Additional Information: Website 


    UofL Philosophy Department Presents ‘What Are the Laws of Physics?’ 

    October 13, 4-6 p.m., Room 300, Humanities Building, Belknap Campus; Free 
    University of Louisville Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Dr. Steven Humphrey, will present “What are ‘Laws of Physics?’: A Human Perspective.”
    Additional Information: 852-6811


    The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Future of Environmental Health

    October 14, 1-2:30 p.m., HSC Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Room 101/102; Free 
    The Research!Louisville 2016 keynote speaker is Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS, director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program. 


    Environmental Health Nursing Research: Impact and Possibilities

    October 12, 1-2 p.m., HSC Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, Room 101/102; Free 
    The University of Louisville School of Nursing presents Barbara J. Polivka, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing and Shirley B. Powers Endowed Chair. Dr. Polivka is an expert in environmental health and health services research. Polivka’s distinguished career in nursing research and academia has spanned more than 30 years. 


    EpiHour: ‘HPV Vaccination in Girls and Boys: Current Trends in the Decision to Vaccinate or Not’

    October 13, 12-1 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health & Information Sciences Building
    Dr. Scott LaJoie, associate professor in the Dept. of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, will discuss HPV Vaccines which offer protection from several different HPV-associated cancer types for both boys and girls.

    Additional Information: Robin Newlon, 852-3003


    Training and Workshops

    Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste and Radiation Safety Training

    October 13, 9-11:45 a.m, Room 2034, K-wing (Nursing School), HSC
    Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste session. Individuals who will begin working with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety orientation session, which starts immediately after lab safety. Please register for the class online.
    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956 



    Sustainability Roundtable: Air Toxics and Indoor Air Quality

    October 14, 11 a.m. to noon, Life Sciences Building, Room 133

    The format will be a 30-40 minute presentation followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch. We’ll hear from Russ Barnett, director of UofL’s Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development, on the topic of “Air Toxics and Indoor Air Quality.”

    Additional Information: Daniel DeCaro


    Health and Wellness

    Optional Biometric Screening scheduled for Belknap Campus

    October 14-November 4, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free
    Free for UofL Employees, Spouse/QA

    Screenings provide the blood pressure, weight, waist/hip measurements and blood cholesterol/glucose data you will need to complete the online health assessment required annually to receive your premium incentive. Please allow 20 minutes for screening.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    Fit Get Healthy Now’s ‘Fit in 30’ in schedule

    Tuesdays, 6:30-7 a.m. and 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. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Feel rejuvenated with Nia

    Tuesdays, 6:40-7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: base, core, and upper extremities. 
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Take a moment of mindfulness at Get Healthy Now

    Tuesdays, 5:30-5:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for UofL employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA
    Participate in Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings in collaboration with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. No preregistration required.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    October 12, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Nader R. Kasim, MD, FAAP, Fellow, Pediatric Endocrinology, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, University of Tennessee Health Science Center presents, “Diabetes Insipidus: Is Water Deprivation Testing Replaceable?”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    October 13, 8-9 a.m., HSC Campus Baxter Building Auditorium 
    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Department of Neurology is pleased to have Robert J. Bert, MD, PhD from the Dept. of Radiology to present “Gadolinium Deposition in Tissues: NSF and Beyond.”
    Additional Information: Watch live on the web and receive CME credit


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    October 20, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    KSCIRC is excited to present this week’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds. The guest speaker is Dr. Robert Keane from UMiami, presenting “Inflammasome Signaling After CNS Injury.”



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