Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
Saturday, Oct. 7 is the 10th annual Louisville Solar Tour. UofL employees and students who live in solar-powered homes will open their doors to provide a glimpse of our renewable energy future. Included on the tour is UofL’s Phoenix House, headquarters of the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Detra Johnson, assistant professor in CEHD’s Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, has been approved as a Commonwealth Scholar by the Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky. Commonwealth Scholars provide expertise to the institute; Johnson’s research interests are aligned with the institute’s work in improving health, social and economic disparities in the community.
UofL Today with Mark Hebert
WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively. Segments can be found on YouTube.
Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
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): www.ket.org Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel.
This week: Is playing sports worth the risk? Are black athletes being “used” by colleges and pro franchises? Those are some of the issues being tackled in Sports, Risk, and the Human Ideal forum. Philosophy professor Avery Kolers discusses. Andrei Tsygankov from SF St. University spoke at UofL about U.S.-Russia relations.
Online Info Session: Master of Science in Social Work
October 2m, 6:30 p.m., online
Join our online info session and learn about the tools and strategies that can make your application stand out, connect with our academic advisors and get any program-related questions answered. Register online.
Additional Information: Email
Call for Gender Equity/Professional Development Award nominations, applications
Nominations and applications for The Mary K. Tachau Gender Equity Award and the M. Celeste Nichols Professional Development Award are being accepted through Oct. 6. The Equity Award goes to a member of the UofL community whose work has directly furthered women’s equality and gender equity. The Nichols Award goes to a UofL graduate and professional school student to support academic and professional enrichment beyond normal program expenses. Nominations and applications available online, http://louisville.edu/womenscenter/resources/uofl-women-center-awards-and-scholarships. Nominations for the Tachau Gender Equity Award goes to Valerie Casey; submit applications for the Nichols Award to Phyllis M. Webb, or drop off applications to the Women’s Center.
National Depression Screening Day
October 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Informatio0n Tables first Floor of the SAC
Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, 852-5787, website
Complete the FAFSA for 2018-2019
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available starting October 1, 2017 for the 2018-19 academic year. Students will use tax information from 2016 to submit the 2018-19 FAFSA. Student should file on October 1st, or as soon as possible, to maximize their potential award eligibility for the upcoming award year. Online resources:
Women’s Center Newsletter available online
The UofL Women’s Center newsletter is now online. Highlights include some of the office’s programs and initiatives. It is available here or here.
Additional Information: Email, 852-8976
Calling UofL Inventors: How to gain and protect a competitive advantage for your product
October 3, 3-5 p.m., Kosair Charities Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
Bourbon Archaeology, talk and tasting event
October 5, 7 p.m., Locust Grove Visitor Center, 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207; $30
Join us for an evening celebrating the rich history of Kentucky’s favorite beverage! The program includes a talk by Bourbon Archaeologist Nick Laracuente, a tour of Locust Grove’s new Farm Distillery Project, and a bourbon tasting led by KY Bourbon Hall of Famer Michael Veach. Proceeds benefit the Kentucky Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Bourbon Archaeology is sponsored by the University of Louisville Liberal Studies Project and the Department of History.
Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millennial Mumbai
Oct. 5, noon, University Club, $15/person, $10/students
In the Indian city of Mumbai, two dazzling decades of urban development and roaring economic growth have presided over the steady deterioration of the city’s water infrastructures. Water troubles affect not only the more than 60% of city residents to live in ‘slums,’ but city elites as well have seen their taps grow increasingly erratic and prone to drying up. Dr. Björkman, Urban and Public Affairs Department, will talk about how water is made to flow in Mumbai by means of intimate forms of knowledge and ongoing intervention in the city’s complex landscape.
Additional Information: RSVP via email or 852-2247
Space, Place & Time
October 2, 3 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free and open to the public
Brian McClave is an experimental visual artist from the United Kingdom working with stereoscopic video, time-lapse photography and digital still images, who pioneered many new techniques. The lecture will be an overview of Brian’s creative career, looking at both still and moving image work and will be followed by a screening of Brian’s recent film Flicker+Pulse, set in a 300 year old English walled garden.
Additional Information: Email, 852-2247
Roundtable Conversation: Engaging Diverse Voices in Writing & Reading
October 5, 4-5:30 p.m., University Writing Center, Ekstrom Library 132
When issues of race, language, and culture are prominent in national conversations, the reading and writing students engage in presents opportunities, and sometimes challenges. Join us in the University Writing Center as faculty from several disciplines lead a conversation about how they approach such issues in assigning and responding to reading and writing in their courses. The roundtable’s participants are David Anderson, Karen Chandler, Melanie Gast, Katherine Massoth, and Kiki Petrosino.
Additional Information: Website
Global Humanities Series: Poet Alysia Harris
October 5, 4 p.m., Speed Cinema; Free
Training and Workshops
Motor Retraining (MoRe) for Functional Movement Disorders
October 6, 6 p.m.-Oct. 7, 12:45 p.m., The Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, 40202; Physicians: $99, Allied Health: $49
PLAN invites Writing Center staff to host workshop on writing for publication
October 4, 1-3 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
Writing for publication is a challenging but vital part of graduate students’ professional development. This workshop will cover the process of writing for publication and the differences in writing for graduate courses and for publication. We will also discuss practical concerns, such as identifying a publication for your work, responding to reviewer comments, and revising your work for publication. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.
Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar event, Michelle Rodems, 852-3110
Research funding opportunity
Pilot project grants from The Center for Restorative Medicine are available for seeding of novel research to facilitate additional funding, foster new collaborative partnerships and/or support junior faculty. We anticipate funding three pilot projects of $50,000. Faculty leadership will review for consistency with the mission of the Center for Restorative Medicine and advisory board will review proposals for innovation and scientific merit. Applications are due November 1, 2017. For application instructions follow this link.
Health and Wellness
Dance and relieve stress with Salsa Fridays
Every Friday; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., HSC Fitness Center, Chestnut Street Parking Garage, HSC; Free for employees, spouses and QAs
All levels are welcome and no partner required. Enjoy learning the basic moves and core concepts of Salsa Rueda with Cherie Lanier. Salsa Rueda is similar to American square dancing, but for salsa in a circle not a square. A caller will call out different simple dance patterns that we will learn in class. Join the School of Medicine, Get Healthy Now and Intramural Sports for this fun dance. Feel free to walk-in on Fridays or email Paula Kommor for calendar appointment reminders.
Make Meatless Monday a family affair
Getting your family to join for Meatless Monday is a wonderful thing, but sometimes kids aren’t eager to eat more vegetables or experiment with new foods. When kids pitch in making meals, they’re proud of their accomplishment and excited to eat the food they’ve made. Cooking together also provides a natural time for discussing the impact that food choices have on our bodies and the environment. The more educated kids are about food the more open they’ll be to healthy, sustainable food choices.
Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook, website, email
Fall into alignment with Get Healthy Now’s Yoga/Pilates
See Group Fitness schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
Try our energetic, strength-based yoga and stress relieving classes like Power Vinyasa, PiYo, Pilates, Lunchtime Yoga, and Saturday Yoga. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility.
Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
New: Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes
Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 8, 12-12:45 p.m., Mondays (Belknap) Shumaker Research Building, Room 228, Wednesdays (HSC) School of Nursing/K-Wing, Room 2017; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and their Spouse/QA
Register for Get Healthy Now’s Weigh to Wellness classes. Weigh to Wellness is a 9-week program that promotes healthy lifestyle changes through physical activity and improved nutrition. The class is designed to give you an accurate understanding of ways to integrate optimal health behaviors into your everyday life. Bring your lunch with you and learn your “weigh” to wellness.
Additional Information: Register online, email, 852-7755
Start your mornings with Tai Chi Class
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
KORU 2.0: Advancing Mindfully
October 9, 12-1:15 p.m., Nursing School K Building Rm 2017; Free for faculty, staff and students
QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS
Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.