October 26, 2017 Announcements


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    Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017





    Kathrine Switzer, an advocate for sports equality for women whose entry in the 1967 Boston Marathon sparked worldwide controversy and resulted in an iconic Life magazine photo, will speak Oct. 26, 7 p.m., in Comstock Hall in the School of Music. Her free, public talk is the keynote speech for Women’s Empowerment Week.



    Justin Walker, a professor at the Brandeis School of Law, is also the executive director of Global Game Changers, a nonprofit that seeks to empower children. On Oct. 30, he and other leaders of the nonprofit will be featured on Kentucky to the World, a speaker series held at The Kentucky Center.




    Open Enrollment ENDS Friday, October 27

    Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections. Changes you make during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2018. Visit the Open Enrollment website for more information about your 2018 benefit options and to make your elections.


    Final Open Enrollment Benefits Fair on Belknap Campus Thursday

    Come to the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center (601 Presidents Blvd.) on the Belknap campus Wednesday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our last Open Enrollment Benefits Fair. Benefits representatives and UofL’s benefits vendors will be on site to answer questions about our 2018 benefits.  Computers are available at the fair.  Additional Open Enrollment information, including your elections options, is available online. Benefits Open Enrollment ends Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.


    Don’t forget to enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts during Open Enrollment

    If you want to have a health care or dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), you must log on and enroll, even if you had one last year.  Your previous year election for FSA will not rollover. Visit Louisville.edu/hr/oe for full details and to enroll. Benefits Open Enrollment ends Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.



    Last day for Gray Street Farmers Market

    This Week at the Gray Street Farmers Market
    October 26, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences

    Today is the last day for the Gray Street Farmers Market. Some items available today include greens, green beans, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, winter and summer squash, apples, apple cider, honey, granola, eggs, baked and canned items and kettle corn. Lunch provided by Boss Hog’s BBQ & SweetNSavory.  Special guests: Bonnet Bandits.
    Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter

    Happenings at the University Club

    October 26, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., University Club; $12 to $20

    It’s Open Dining through the end of October. There’s still time to do $10 Tuesdays and Thursdays. This Thursday evening, form a team and come for Trivia Night. Great way to build morale for your team. Friday evening, join us for our Oktoberfest Celebration in the Pub from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Our guest will be pianist and native German Hans Sander, a popular entertainer around Louisville who is retired from the UofL School of Music. Call for reservations.

    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, website


    Office of Medical Education for Pediatrics is moving

    Children’s Hospital Foundation, Ste. 200

    The Office of Medical Education for the Department of Pediatrics is moving. Our new location will be in the Children’s Hospital Foundation Building on the 2nd floor at the end of the pedway from Norton Hospital. It is suite 200.

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Farm to Table event next week

    November 1, 5-8 p.m., Red Barn

    Come join us for a fantastic fall event at the Red Barn next Wednesday Nov. 1. We will showcase local farmers with a first class menu at five different stations including specialty cocktails. Call 502-852-5991 to order your tickets today. Presale tickets are $20/person for dinner and $25/person with a drink ticket until Friday Oct. 27. Tickets are available for purchase at the door for $25/person after presale closes.

    Additional Information: Website


    KBRIN Bioinformatics Journal Club

    October 26, 12-1 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research building, room 123
    Please join us as Arthur Hunt, a Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky, presents “Mechanisms and consequences of alternative polyadenylation in plants.” All interested individuals are welcome to attend. Please contact us if you would like to have your name added to our email list.

    Additional Information: Email or email


    Inaugural Musculoskeletal Pathology Review and Update Course

    October 27, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, Ekstrom Library, Room 302, 2215 S. 3rd St.; Residents/Students; free, faculty $50
    The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is hosting this 1.5-day CME course on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. It will focus on current concepts in musculoskeletal oncology including histology, radiology and management of bone and soft tissue tumors.

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902


    Training and Workshops

    Information Security Office training: Email Security

    October 26, 3-4 p.m., Kornhauser Library: Auditorium; Free

    Have you been a victim of the recent ransomware or email phishing attacks? Are you a new employee or are you just in need of an email security refresher? If you have questions about email security then this training is for you. Lisa Cooper will present topics including recent email viruses, email encryption, VPN utilization, passwords, Wi-Fi and cell phone security. You will also learn how to spot bogus email messages. In addition we will provide you with helpful tips for managing your inbox.

    Additional Information: Register via email



    The view from JunoCam

    Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
    A career NASA scientist from the team running the Juno probe to Jupiter will talk about what it reveals about the large planet’s atmosphere and interior Oct. 26. Candice Hansen’s lecture on “JunoCam: Jupiter from a New Perspective” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. Hansen, now a senior scientist with Planetary Science Institute, was responsible for the development and operation of the JunoCam outreach effort to engage the public in the Jupiter images.


    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series, student presentation today

    October 26, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a research seminar by Irina Miralda, “Human neutrophils and Filifactor alocis: interactions beyond the cell surface.” Miralda is from the lab of Dr. Silvia Uriarte.

    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan


    Biology Dept. Seminar Series Presents Guest Speaker Dr. Christopher Frost, UofL

    October 27, noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building
    “Plants Remember The Smells of Danger, and We Are Starting to Figure Out How” will be presented by Dr. Frost, a chemical and molecular ecologist who addresses ecological and evolutionary questions by integrating field research with chemical and molecular profiling .A central theme of his research is how chemical information affects ecological interactions, and his lab group focuses on mechanisms of plant “memory” and its impact on the biotic and abiotic ecology of plants.  And, yes, plants remember stressful events in their past.

    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263



    Green Tip: UofL Sustainability Week wraps up with service

    Sustainability Week continues today at Gray Street Farmers’ Market 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with a Falls City Community Bikeworks repair skill-share. On Friday, enjoy the Sustainability Roundtable: Global Politics of Climate Change (11 a.m. Urban Studies 123) and the Native Plants and Pollinators Workshop (noon Garden Commons). Volunteer Saturday at the Central Park Improvement Day (8:30 a.m. to noon) or Tree Planting in Jeffersonville (9-11:30 a.m., 240 Wall St.) and Sunday at UofL Community Composting (noon 250 E. Bloom).
    Additional Information: Full schedule for Sustainability Week online



    Faculty: Explore Active Learning Assessment

    October 30, 4-5:30 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)
    Building from 2016 Celebration keynote speaker Tom Angelo’s work on the importance of assessment, this session will discuss the importance of regular formative assessment in guiding best teaching practices. Join presenters Jen Anderson and Denise Cumberland and explore quick and practical assessment techniques to use in the classroom today.
    Additional Information: Register Online


    Arts and Entertainment

    ‘Reel’ Latin American Film Festival Showing

    October 26, 7 p.m., Floyd Theater; Free and open to public
    “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America,” by Tyffany Rhynard (USA, 2016) will be shown, with an introduction by Dr. Gregory Hutcheson (Classical and Modern Languages). This film introduces us to Moises Serrano, a Mexican immigrant who came to the USA at 18 months old and who also happens to be gay. Touching upon relevant issues such as DACA, the DREAM Act, and DOCA, Forbidden highlights the need for advocacy and awareness surrounding immigration reform and LGBTQ rights.
    Additional Information: WebsiteManuel Medina


    Health and Wellness

    b – r – e – a – t – h –e with KORU Mindfulness

    Four Wednesdays, Nov. 8, 15 and 29, and Dec. 6, noon to 1:15 p.m., Room 142, School of Music, Belknap Campus; Free for employees, spouses and qualifying adults

    Breathe more deeply with KORU Mindfulness. Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation resulting in better sleep and less stress. This evidenced-based workshop is for beginners as well as those already practicing. Sponsored by Get Healthy Now and the School of Medicine Being Well Program. Watch this one-minute video to learn how KORU works and how you can benefit.

    Additional Information: Email to register


    Grand Rounds

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 27, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    The Family Medicine Resident Hospital Service team will present 1-2 case(s) from the month. Learners will critically analyze diagnostic and treatment decisions, have clinical questions answered based on the available literature and current guidelines, and learn from their colleague’s experiences. CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    October 27, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium

    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Theo Edmunds, JD, MHA, MFA. Edmunds is Chief Imaginator at IDEAS xLab and is on the Executive Committee of the Louisville LGBTQ+ Community Coalition. He is also Vice Chair for the National Private Sector Council of Americans for the Arts and was Louisville Team Leader for the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. Edmunds will present, “Social Determinants: Using Community Culture as Catalysts for Health.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828



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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.