October 27, 2016 Announcements


    Visit uoflnews.com

    Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016


    The city’s annual Day of the Dead celebration will include public displays in UofL’s Ekstrom Library. To mark the Hispanic custom of El Dia de los Muertos, or social rituals of families remembering their dead, Spanish language students from UofL will display eight decorated altars Nov. 2-3 in Ekstrom Library. Day of the Dead activities are being organized by the Latin American and Latino studies program and the Spanish section of the classical and modern language department.


    Kristofer Rau, PhD, senior research associate in the Department of Anesthesiology, is this year’s recipient of the Staff Engagement Award. Dr. Rau focuses his community outreach on educating the public about the field of neuroscience, including through the Louisville Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.




    Deadline approaching to apply for Community Engagement grants

    November 11
    Grant program fosters UofL faculty and staff initiatives within the west Louisville and Jefferson County community. Grant will focus on infrastructure development, research and non-research projects which hold a community participatory action perspective. Up to three mini-grants (between $2,500 and $10,000) will be awarded. All grant applications will require a community partner (west Louisville or Jefferson County community – as appropriate to the project).
    Additional Information: Website

    Halloween Open Mic in the Writing Center

    October 31, 6 p.m., 1st floor, Ekstrom Library
    Stop by the Writing Center on Halloween to share and listen to favorite and original scary stories and poems. Costumes are welcome, and candy will be provided.
    Additional Information: Website


    Fright Light Halloween Party

    October 29, 1-4 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $5/person (no free admits/passes)
    Activities and treats for the kids and our fan favorite Fright Light Laser Music Show for kids of all ages make this a ghoulishly good time. If you can’t make it to the party, come to see the laser show on a Friday night at 9 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. or Sunday at 2 p.m. UofL staff, faculty and students get BOGO admission to our public shows.
    Additional Information: Email, website, 852-6665


    Online Info Session – MA in Higher Ed Administration

    November 14, 7:30 p.m.; Online
    Join our online info session to find out how you can propel your higher education career further, and how online learning can help you fit education in your busy schedule. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and network with peers. Register online
    Additional Information: Email, 800-871-8635

    Gray Street Farmers Market open today

    10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 400 block of East Gray Street

    Some items available today include: kettle corn, apple cider, various baked goods, apples, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, squash, zucchini, beans, peppers, cucumbers and onions, pumpkins, maple syrup, jams, honey, sauces and pickled items; as well as lotions and soaps. Lunch: Red Top Gourmet Dogs and Chef Maria’s Greek Deli. Additional Information: Facebook, website 


    Student-Parent Visibility event extended

    Oct. 27 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 28 until noon, 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



    FLSA Information Session for employees changing from exempt to non-exempt scheduled Thursday

    October 27, 3-4 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
    An additional information session for employees transitioning to non-exempt is scheduled for Thursday, October 27 to provide transition guidance and the opportunity to ask questions about FLSA and the impact it will have on your payroll deductions, leave accruals, etc.
    Additional Information: Website



    Master online teaching by exploring the ‘Bolts of Learning’ 

    November 1, 12-1 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)
    In this fast-paced session, faculty whose online course has earned the Delphi Certified designation, will each present a dynamic 7-minute “lightning talk” about incorporating best practices into online courses. At the conclusion of the talks, join individual discussions with the presenters to go deeper into topics that “sparked” your interest.
    Additional Information: Website



    Microbiology and Immunology seminar

    October 27, noon to 1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “The villain to the rescue – Clinical activity of PEG-IL-10 in solid tumors,” by Martin Oft, MD, ARMO Biosciences, VP Preclinical and Clinical R&D, Redwood City, California.
    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Fall Seminar Series

    October 28, noon, Room 139, Shumaker Research Building
    The Biology Department presents, “Assembling of a homo-oligomeric protein in the cell membrane” by Dr. Yinan Wei of the University of Kentucky.
    Additional Information: Terri Norris, 852-2573


    Microbiology & Immunology and Brown Cancer Center seminar

    October 26, 12-1 p.m., Baxter II, Room 038; HSC campus

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and The James Graham Brown Cancer Center present, “Role of Exosomes in Cancer and Inflammation,” by Richard B. Bankert, V.M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo.

    Additional Information: Brooke DeGroote



    Sustainability Week Commuter Challenge winner announced

    UofL’s Elizabeth Roberts won last week’s Commuter Challenge by choosing biking, walking and transit over driving. Because she used Cardinal Directions Roberts will be going on a $400 bike shopping spree complements of the UofL Sustainability Council.
    Additional Information: Cardinal DirectionsUofL Sustainable Transportation 


    Belknap Tree Tour

    October 30, 1-3 p.m., departs from North Information Center; Free
    Join members of the Louisville Permaculture Guild as we walk UofL’s self-guided tree tour together. Learn about the 31 historic and notable trees on the tour. Participants will receive the printed handout and a 15-minute presentation from the Permaculture Designers Manual, Chapter 6 – Trees and Their Energy Transactions.
    Additional Information: RSVP online, website

    Health and Wellness

    Biometric Screening scheduled for Belknap Campus

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for UofL Employees, Spouse/QA
    Make an appointment with Get Healthy Now for a free optional biometric screening. Screenings provide the blood pressure, weight, waist/hip measurements and blood cholesterol/glucose data you will need to complete the online health assessment required annually to receive your premium incentive. Please allow 20 minutes for screening.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    Shoot Some Hoops at Get Healthy Now Wellness Center

    Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and Fridays 5p.m.-8 p.m.,
    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free

    Basketballs are available for check out at the front desk during select times. Times subject to change. GHN Wellness Center Members Only.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    October 28, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Ashok Raj, MD, interim division chief and professor in the division of hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation in the department of pediatrics at UofL. He is also director of the hematology and sickle cell program. He will present, “Novel Therapies in Hemophilia.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    October 28, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium

    Join us as we welcome Dr. Daniel Lerman, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lerman will lecture on Metastatic Bone Disease: Considerations, Indications and Options.
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website



    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.

    + Submit an announcement

    Alicia Kelso
    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.