October 2, 2017 Announcements


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    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.



    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
    Monday, October 2: UofL’s LGBT Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a place for students to hang out and get support services.


    Radio Show

    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:
    Monday, Oct. 2: There’s a history of athletes protesting policies. History professor Theresa Keeley discusses. Josh Hawkins and Amanda James tell us what’s going on for Homecoming. George Koob, the top federal official on alcohol research, was in Louisville for Research!Louisville. 
    Tuesday, Oct. 3: Longtime director George Howe and two alums, Louis and Louise Bornwasser discuss the origination of the Red Barn and share stories. Interview with Steve Forbes, former presidential candidate who was at UofL as guest of Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise.


    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.
    Additional Information: Email


    National Depression Screening Day

    October 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Informatio0n Tables first Floor of the SAC
    This educational and screening event provides college communities an opportunity to increase awareness of mental health/wellbeing and campus resources. Screening sites include:

    • SAC No appointment needed. Stop by for 5 minutes to complete a brief, anonymous questionnaire about your mood and mental health. Speak to a licensed mental health provider about your scores and learn about resources on and off campus.
    • Campus Health – Cardinal Station (Belknap Campus). Normal business hours
    • Go online

    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:

    • Federal Student Aid and the U.S. Department of Education offers a checklist to prepare for the completion of FAFSA. Step-by-step guidance can be found here.
    • The National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators has created a checklist of information and forms students and parents will want to have on-hand to help streamline the process of filling out the 2018-19 FAFSA.
    • Students will also need the Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) to sign the FAFSA. If you have forgotten or misplaced your FSA ID, please visit the Manage My FSA ID website and follow the instructions for retrieving your FSA ID.

    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
    Learn what it takes to bring health products to market. The session is led by Industry Experts providing guidance on: Securing intellectual property protection, FDA approval pathways and getting payers to pay for your invention. These sessions will help you develop strategies for commercialization to develop more competitive grant applications for UofL translational grants, NIH and NSF grants and SBIR/STTR applications.
    Additional Information: Email 

    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.
    Additional Information: Website



    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 
    Alysia N. Harris is a Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize in 2014 and 2015. She received her MFA in poetry from NYU and is currently a PhD candidate in linguistics at Yale University. She is a member of The Striver’s Row, a spoken word collective and was featured in the HBO documentary Brave New Voices. Learn more about Alysia Harris online.
    Additional Information: Email


    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
    This event is designed for Neurologists, physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, social workers and other health care providers to learn about functional movement disorders (FMD). The Motor Retraining (MoRe) program employs successful treatment rehabilitation strategies using physical and occupational therapy and speech language pathology as well as cognitive behavioral therapy modules.
    Additional Information: Website


    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
    Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts which will improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    KORU 2.0: Advancing Mindfully

    October 9, 12-1:15 p.m., Nursing School K Building Rm 2017; Free for faculty, staff and students
    For KORU students who have completed KORU BASIC. Sustaining your mindfulness practice is easier in a group setting. Strengthen your mindfulness muscle and create a sustainable habit with these interactive sessions:seated yoga, a silent session and a loving kindness meditation. This four week series will be held on Monday, October 9, 16, 23, 30. Email to register



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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.