October 25, 2016 Announcements


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    Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016


    The LGBT Center is hosting Pride Week now through Nov. 3, with events on both the Belknap and HSC campuses. Highlights include a resource fair, HIV testing, a presentation titled “Mission Accomplished? The LGBT Movement One Year After Obergefell,” and keynote speaker Michael Sam. 


    Graphic Design Assistant Professor Meena Khalili is one of 60 designers invited to take part in a national project called “Type Hike: A Typographic Exploration of America’s National Parks.” The project benefits the National Park Service as it celebrates its centennial. 





    Outstanding Community Engagement Awards Ceremony & Reception

    October 26, 6-7:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium
    The Office of the President and the Office of Community Engagement cordially invite you to attend a ceremony and reception celebrating UofL’s 2016 Community Engagement Awards. Join us for this 8th annual celebration of the outstanding community engagement work of UofL faculty, students, staff and community partners.
    Additional Information: Website


    Cap and gown ordering for December 2016 Commencement ceremony

    Reminder: The deadline to order apparel for faculty and students is Monday, October 31, 2016 at midnight. Graduation participants should visit the commencement website for information on the ceremony and to place a cap and gown order.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-6528


    Changes to International Travel hours at HSC

    The Office of Study Abroad and International Travel is now available on HSC by appointment only. Appointment hours are Tuesdays 9 a.m. to noon and Thursdays 1-4 p.m. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please send your availability via email or call 852-0374.


    Student-Parent Visibility Day

    Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Administrative Annex Bldg. conference room and lower level, Women’s Center
    The Student-Parent Visibility Day & Clothing Giveaway is an annual event sponsored by the Women’s Center U of L Student Parent Association (S.P.A.)/Moms Support Group. It’s an event to help publicize the group on campus as well as provide networking among student-parents and establish community building and friendships. There will be children’s clothing, women’s clothing, toiletries, and other items, all for student-parents. On-site registration is required.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976


    Book-In-Common Connections at Churchill Down’s Backside

    October 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., TBD; Free
    Join First Year Initiatives, the Engage Lead Serve Board and others for a morning of service on the backside of Churchill Downs. See one of the local employment hubs for migrant workers firsthand and contribute to a variety of activities happening that day for backside residents and employees.


    UofL Free Store hours

    Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, Unitas Tower basement
    The UofL Free Store will be open Wednesdays from throughout Fall 2016 (until Nov. 30). All students, faculty and staff are welcome to “shop” for free clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, household items, bath and beauty supplies, books, school and 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.


    UofL Dining Services opens food truck on HSC campus

    UofL Dining Services opened its first food truck on the HSC campus. This food truck sits on top on the patio of the quad in front of the Instructional Building. The UofL Food Truck is operating Monday-Friday with breakfast service from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. and lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With the addition of this new dining location, the POD in Kornhnauser closed last week. Construction on the new Starbucks and Au Bon Pain is going well as both are expected to open before the end of the year.



    Benefits Open Enrollment – Benefits Fairs today and tomorrow

    Do you want to talk with our benefit vendors or benefits staff about your benefit plan options for 2017? Plan to attend one of the following benefits fairs where you can meet with benefit vendors and benefits staff. Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd., Oct. 25 – 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to add or make changes to your benefits including health, dental, vision, life, flexible spending accounts, and Get Healthy Now. Visit the Open Enrollment website to learn more about benefit options.



    Campus visit of Cuban-American author, Dr. Gustavo Pérez Firmat

    October 27
    Dr. Gustavo Pérez Firmat will present the 15th Annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Exoticism and the Aesthetics of Diversity” Oct. 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Elaine Chao Auditorium. Earlier that day, he will also host a poetry reading in English, Spanish, and Spanglish from 11 a.m. to noon in Shumaker Research Building Room 139. His books are available for purchase in the bookstore.
    Additional Information: Rhonda Buchanan, 852-2034


    EVPRI Research Symposium

    Oct. 27, 12-1 p.m., MITC Room 201
    Researchers on the Belknap campus will have a chance to discuss their projects and learn about others during the EVPRI Research Symposium Oct. 27.  The theme of this symposium is “Entrepreneurship and Innovation.” The event is free with lunch provided. Anyone interested in learning about UofL’s research and innovation activities should attend.
    Additional Information: Website


    Department of Physiology Seminar

    October 25, 11:45 a.m., CII 1st Floor Conference Room
    The Department of Physiology Seminar Series presents, “Role of Oxidized Lipids and miR193 in Pulmonary Hypertension,” by Mansoureh Eghbali, PhD, associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Website


    A Progressive Agenda for U.S. Cities

    October 26, 1 p.m., Room 123, Urban Studies Institute, 426 W. Bloom St.
    Lexington Mayor and U.S. Senate Candidate, Jim Gray, will speak at UofL’s Urban and Public Affairs Department. Mayor Gray has praised the research of UofL’s Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods in pushing to make downtown Lexington more livable and advocating converting speed-oriented one-way streets into calmer, two-way streets.



    Explore best practices for addressing challenges and conflict in group work situations

    October 27, 12-1 p.m., lunch available starting at 11:30 a.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)
    How can we help students to function more productively in teams? In this session, faculty participants from the Collaborative Learning Faculty Learning Community will share best practices for managing and monitoring student groups to minimize challenges and conflict.
    Additional Information: Website



    39th Applied Geography Conference

    October 26, all day; Galt House Hotel, 140 N 4th St.
    Faculty from UofL are helping organize this year’s Applied Geography Conference in Louisville. For more than three decades, the Applied Geography Conferences have provided a forum for the exchange and critique of ideas related to the application of geographic concepts, analytical techniques, data and methods. The conference brings together practitioners, academics, and other professionals who seek geographic solutions and explanations to societal problems.



    Sustainability Roundtable: Mindfulness & Sustainability

    October 28, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 133, Life Science Building, Belknap Campus
    We’ll hear from Dr. Paul Salmon, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, on the topic: “Mindfulness and Sustainability.” Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience.


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    October 26, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Lisal J. Folsom, MD, Fellow, Adult & Pediatric Endocrinology, Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Hospital for Children presents, “Disordered Eating in Transgender Individuals: Fact or Fiction, and Why We Should Care.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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