October 12, 2016 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016


    In 2014, Chemistry Professor GB Hammond, a Hispanic American scientist committed to advancing the opportunities of underrepresented minorities, created “Targeting Excellence: Hispanic Latino Student Initiative” – an annual lecture-symposium during Hispanic Heritage month featuring high-profile Hispanic-American chemists. This year will feature Dr. Alán Aspuru-Guzik from Harvard, Oct. 20 and 21. 


    Chris Greenwell, professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, received the Sport  Marketing Association’s 2016 Stotlar Award. The national award recognizes a sport marketing educator who reflects the mission of the SMA through the advancement of doctoral students in the discipline.





    Friday: Parking plans at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

    All purple permit holders will park at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center parking lot N on Friday, Oct 14. The Cardinal Shuttle will provide service to campus from this lot. Purple permit holders may park in green, blue or yellow spaces after 2 p.m. Friday. TARC Route #98 will not operate on this day. For more information and a map please look at the Announcements section of the Parking webpage.
    Additional Information: Gary Becker, 852-7221


    Today at Research!Louisville

    Postgraduate, Nursing, Undergraduate, Resident and Fellow research showcases in KCCTRB lobby; S.T.E.M. Careers at Kentucky Science Center for students 7th-12th grade, 9-1:30 at KSC; Environmental Health Nursing Research, Barbara Polivka, Ph.D., R.N., 1-2 pm, KCCTRB room 101; Beer with a Scientist, Diagnosing and Curing Cancer here in Louisville, 8 pm at Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E Main.
    Additional Information: Website 


    School of Nursing degree programs open house

    Oct. 18, School of Nursing, 555 S. Floyd St., HSC
    Faculty and student services staff members will host separate information sessions on the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, RN-to-BSN online program and Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN) second degree program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Information sessions on the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs will be from 7 to 8 p.m.
    Additional Information: Register online 


    Online info session: Master of Science in Social Work

    October 13, 6 p.m., online; Free 
    Join our online info session to learn more about UofL’s top ranked, CSWE accredited Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) program. 

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


    MPH Prospective Student Information Session

    October 25, noon 1 p.m., Ekstrom Library, rm W210
    Learn more about the Master of Public Health (MPH) through a virtual information session on Oct. 21 and an on-campus session on Oct. 25. Reserve your space today.
    Additional Information: Judy Hollkamp, 852-6263, website 


    Faculty and Staff Senate office has moved

    The Faculty and Staff Senate office has been relocated from the Houchens/Admissions building to the Administrative Annex on the second floor. Contact information remains the same. 


    Power outages scheduled for Belknap Academic Classroom Building project

    October 15-16 and October 30
    The demolition of Crawford gym and construction of the new Belknap Academic Classroom building requires two electrical shutdowns that will impact several buildings.
    • On Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., power will be off for 24 hours at the Service Complex, Houchens, Thrust Theatre, Floyd Street Garage, Ralph Wright Natatorium, and the elevators in Jouett, Gottshalk and Ford. Power will be restored by 6 p.m. Oct. 16.
    • On Oct. 30 at 5:30 a.m., a power outage will affect the Service Complex, Houchens, Thrust Theatre, Floyd Street Garage and the Natatorium until approximately 6:30 p.m.
    • Two 30-minute power outages will also impact 12 other buildings Oct. 30, from 5:30-6 a.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. The buildings include Davidson, Baptist/Interfaith Centers, Stevenson, Shumaker, Threkeld, SAC, Red Barn, Honors Program and the elevators in Jouett, Gottschalk and Ford.



    Benefits Open Enrollment – It’s time to think about your benefits

    Open enrollment is your opportunity to add or make changes to your benefits including health, dental, vision, life, flexible spending accounts, and Get Healthy Now. Online Benefits Open Enrollment will be available October 17 at 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. October 28. The benefit choices you make during Open Enrollment take effect January 1, 2017 and remain in place through December 31, 2017. A qualifying event is required outside of Open Enrollment to make benefit choices.



    Mental Health Matters: Keynote Speaker Project Semicolon founder Amy Bleuel

    October 13, 7:30 p.m., Humanities 100
    SAB presents Mental Health Matters week and welcomes Project Semicolon founder Amy Bleuel. Amy will share her personal battle with mental illness which inspired the creation of a foundation tasked with presenting hope for those who are struggling with mental illness.

    Additional Information: Website 

    Talk: ‘The American Soldier in Vietnam’

    Oct. 12, 6 p.m., Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium; Free

    The McConnell Center’s public lecture series continues as Dr. Bill Allison, history professor at Georgia Southern University, explores what it was like to be in Vietnam, looking at daily existence in a country truly foreign to the American soldier. 

    Additional Information: Website 


    Diversity Dialogue: Equity vs. Equality

    October 18, 12-1:30 p.m., Cultural Center, MPR, Belknap Campus
     Hear more at Equity vs. Equality to examine the difference and impact on diversity and social justice issues. Lunch provided.
    Additional Information: Dom McShan, 852-0228, Facebook


    Biochemistry Seminar

    Oct. 12, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Room 614

    Tim Peikert, BMG grad student: “Homologous Recombination is Promoted by EXD2 Facilitated DNA End Resection.”

    Additional Information: Email 


    Women Veteran Lunch & Learn

    Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Porter College of Education and Human Development, #102; Free, reservations required 

    Military woman veteran, active duty, reservist, National Guard, widows/widowers or those part of a military family are invited to join in the discussion on “Veteran Women & Entrepreneurship.” The speaker will be Verna Goatley, executive administrator of the Louisville Metro Dept. of Economic Development Louisville Forward. RSVP by noon Oct. 14.

    Additional Information: Email Phyllis Webb or Athena Sisters or call 852-8976


    Guest speaker at Research! Louisville 

    Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Room 124 Clinical and Translational Research Building, HSC 

    Distinguished Lecturer Karen Oates, PhD, professor of Biochemistry and the dean of Arts & Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will explore how we can provide students with the content and knowledge, coupled with authentic experiences and concrete opportunities, to address some of the most challenging science and societal problems of our time.

    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website 


    Training and Workshops

    Safe Zone I Training Wednesday

    October 12, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building; Free
    Hear from LGBT students about their personal lived experiences, learn about issues that impact LGBT people in our community, and self-reflect on what actions you can take as an ally to help improve the lives of LGBT people. Each participant will receive resources.

    Additional Information: Staff development, email


    Arts & Entertainment

    ‘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.

    Additional Information: Website 


    Health and Wellness

    Join the Piyo Party

    Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 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


    Join the dance party with GHN’s Zumba

    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., GHN Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free

    This class combines Latin, hip hop and international music to boost your heart rate and burn calories. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    GHN’s Workout of the Week (WOW)

    Weekly, Mondays through Sundays, GHN Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free

    Our certified fitness specialists design a workout of the week for participants to enjoy a self-guided, all-levels workout anytime. 

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    No CMGR Oct. 12; Next session is Oct. 19

    The Oct. 19 session features Dr. Stephen Winters, professor of medicine, chief, Division of Endrocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, UofL. 

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, website 



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