October 13, 2016 Announcements


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    This week, the Southeastern Museums Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, honored the Hite Art Institute with a silver award for its exhibition, “Capturing Women’s History: Quilts, Activism & Storytelling.” The exhibit was on display from Feb. 1-March 19. It was designed and directed by Maggie Leininger. 


    Dr. Heeyhul Moon, from the Kent School of Social Work, recently received an award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for her study titled, “Disparities in health, and life experience among foreign-born older adults and their family caregivers.” RWJF is the United States’ largest philanthropy focused solely on health and is based in Princeton, New Jersey. 


    Eight UofL faculty received nearly $2.4 million in grants and awards last week. See the names of the faculty, their projects and awards here.





    Submit your events to the Winterfest 2017 calendar 

    If your office/program is holding events Jan. 9-22 and want them included in the WinterFest calendar, the deadline to submit is Oct. 24. WF welcomes our new and returning students to campus as they begin the spring semester. Events can be submitted online.

    Additional Information: Shelley Tewell, 852-3125

    2016 HSC Pride Week Cook Out

    Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    Join us for free food and music on the HSC Courtyard as we celebrate Pride Week at UofL. Anyone interested in tabling can sign up online. Volunteers can also sign up online.

    Additional Information: Chaz Briscoe, 852-2109


    New statewide diversity policy approved

    The new statewide diversity policy and related documents were approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education at its meeting in September. This policy and framework will be used in developing the university’s diversity plans. 

    Additional Information: Full policy online


    Ali Institute event: Amplifying Youth Voices

    Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m., Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive, 40214; Free 
    The Ali Institute for Peace & Justice would like to invite you to the second Ali’s Louisville event, with panelists and break-out discussions about how Muhammad Ali inspired and supported the Civil Rights Movement. Panelists include: Shalonte Branham, Marcos Morales and student leaders Maddie Clabough and Maya White.
    Additional Information: Mikal Forbush, 852-1493


    Today at Research! Louisville 

    Faculty research showcases in KCCTRB lobby; Science and Innovation in the Public Interest, Karen Kashmanian Oates, PhD, 10:30 am, KCCTRB room 124; Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Health, Glenn Flores, MD, noon, KCCTRB room 101; Finding Research Funding – Tools for UofL Investigators, Will Metcalf, 2-3 p.m., KCCTRB room 124.

    Additional Information: Website


    Belknap Farmers Market open today

    Oct. 13, 3:30-6 p.m., 3rd Street and Brandeis Avenue

    This is the last Belknap Farmers Market of the season. Featured products include pork shoulder roast, Italian sausage, green beans, corn, potatoes, garlic, stuffed pancakes, local honey, kettle corn, lamb chops and soaps. 

    Additional Information: Email, website 


    Gray Street Farmers Market open today

    Thursdays through Oct. 27, rain or shine, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 400 block of East Gray Street
    Some items available today include: various baked goods, apples, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, squash, zucchini, beans, cucumbers and onions, pumpkins, maple syrup, jams, honey, sauces and pickled items; as well as baskets, rugs, and soaps. Lunch: Pollo, Sweet & Savory and Chef Maria’s Greek.
    Additional Information: Facebook, website


    HSC Pride Week Blood Drive

    Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (302 Muhammad Ali Blvd.)
    Please join the HSC LGBT Center, The HSC Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the MAGS (Minority Association of Graduate Students) for our Blood Drive, part of HSC Pride Week. Free food will be provided to donors.
    Additional Information: Darryl Young, 852-5741



    Benefits Open Enrollment begins next week

    Employees have the option to choose their 2017 benefits online October 17, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. on October 28. Please visit the Open Enrollment website to learn more about benefit options. Please also plan to attend one of the following benefits fairs where you can talk with benefit 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.



    CAD annual lecture: The road to political reform in China

    October 13, 7-9 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    The Center for Asian Democracy, the Crane House, & the McConnell Center present Dr. Yawei Liu, Director, China Program at the Carter Center. This talk will examine the discourse of political reform by top Chinese leaders from 1987-2017 and attempts to answer questions including: do Chinese leaders believe in democracy? Where China will go in the next few years in the area of democratization?

    Additional Information: Amanda LeDuke, 852-2667, website


    A Visit with Marie Curie – Keynote presentation

    November 4, noon to 1 p.m., Rooms 101 and 102, Strickler Hall, Belknap Campus
    Susan Marie Frontczak is the keynote speaker during the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) 2016 Annual Meeting. The presentation is open to the UofL campus community. 

    Additional Information: Website 


    Biology Department Fall Seminar Series

    Oct. 14, noon, Room 139, Shumaker Research Building; Free

    The Biology Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Stefan Schnitzer, Marquette University who will present, “The Maintenance of Plant Species Diversity in Tropical Forests.”

    Additional Information: Terri Norris, 852-2573


    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series 

    Oct. 13, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311

    Deepa Kolaseri, PhD., assistant professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and associate director for experimental cell therapy laboratory at UofL, will speak on “The New Generation of Cancer Medicine Cancer Immunotherapy.”

    Additional Information: Alex Isham  


    Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series

    October 14, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Teruo Umemoto, PhD, Zhejiang Jiuzhou Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., will present “Development of electrophilic trifluromethylating agents: From the first attempt to a new version of Umemoto reagents.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Guest speaker at Research! Louisville

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

    Sigma XI 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. Door Prizes will be given to the first 20 attendees, Light refreshments.

    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website


    Grand Rounds

    Family Medicine Grand Rounds 

    October 14, 7:30- 8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Cindy Owen, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, UofL Dept of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, will present, “Cutaneous Drug Eruptions.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    October 14, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    We welcome Adam Short, MD, PGY-4 Orthopaedic Surgery resident, who will lecture on “Weight Bearing After Ankle Fracture.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website 


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    October 14, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for the 15th Annual Dr. Billy F. Andrews Lectureship featuring Jonathan Davis, MD. Davis is chief of neonatology and professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He will present, “Global Opportunities to Develop New and Existing Drugs for Children.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Sathya Krishnasamy

    October 13, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium

    Medicine Grand Rounds features Sathya S. Krishnasamy, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes at UofL. Dr. Krishnasamy will present “From Darkness to Light, From Unreal to Real: Shades of Hypoglycemia.”

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    OB/GYN Grand Rounds

    Oct. 14, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building, basement auditorium

    Speaker is Dr. Elaine Stauble, general OB at UofL, on “Vulvar diseases: red, white and blue.” 

    Additional Information: Crystal Menear



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