October 3, 2016 Announcements



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    UofL will host the 23rd annual “Reel Latin America” film festival Oct. 6-Nov. 1, with screenings of nine films in Spanish with English subtitles. The Spanish section of UofL’s classical and modern languages department organizes the event in conjunction with Spanish language newspaper Al Dia en America.



    Paul Coomes, PhD, emeritus professor of economics in the College of Business, was recently named executive director of the state Office of Health Policy in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.




    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays, 9:30 a.m.; WLKY-TV also runs the UofL stories on Saturday morning newscasts. Segments can be found on YouTube

    This week’s schedule: Oct. 3, Artificial intelligence is taking over our lives – Roman Yampolskiy


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 The Ville; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud

    • Oct. 3: UofL’s 2016-17 Army War College Fellow Lt. Col. Archie Herndon; 22-year-old North Korean defector Yeonmi Park; Morag Kersel from DePaul talks about looting of ancient archaelogical sites
    • Oct. 4: Justice Administration professor Justin Nix talks about recent police shootings; Speed School of Engineering’s Gail Depuy and Heidi Neal discuss efforts to recruit more women and minorities to engineering school.


    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: Thursdays at 5 p.m. Metro TV shows can be found on YouTube

    Monica Wendel from UofL School of Public Health and Information Systems talks about efforts to understand and curb youth violence in west Louisville; Dr. Martin Huecker from UofL Physicians talks about heroin epidemic.



    Master of Higher Education Administration info session planned

    October 4, 7 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.

    Additional Information: Register online, email


    UofL Today will no longer be sent on Fridays

    A newly-formatted UofL Today daily email will be delivered Monday through Thursday. It will be replaced on Fridays with a UofL News digest, which will include a roundup of the week’s top stories from UofLNews.com. More information about these changes is available online.

    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    Session focuses on Muhammad Ali’s influence on the Civil Rights movmement

    Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

    UofL scholar-activists and prominent leaders will discuss how Ali inspired and supported the Civil Rights Movement. We will examine what it means to be a civil rights leader now and discuss what participation in movements looks like today.

    Additional Information: Erika DeSha, website 


    Surplus Warehouse to reopen Wednesday

    Oct. 5, 1901 S. Floyd St., Belknap Campus

    Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Department representatives may select items for department use only. There is no charge if the department representatives remove the item(s) from Surplus. Departments may request for a fee that Physical Plant deliver the reserved items by completing the Chargeable Service Request online form.  
    Additional Information: Susan Carmack, 852-2986


    Dept. of Medicine releases KLCRP Budget Spreadsheet, PCF Templates

    The Dept. of Medicine has released a budget spreadsheet template and two pre-filled PCFs (one with Clinical Attachment) for the Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program (KLCRP) Cycle 16 proposal process. These forms are available online

    Additional Information: Jamie Rittenhouse, 852-1830


    Explore how social media can foster classroom community

    Oct. 17, 12-1 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)

    In this session, facilitators will provide strategies for avoiding pitfalls and share examples of how to use social media effectively for building community.

    Additional Information: Website


    Training and Workshops

    PLAN hosting workshop for international grad students

    Oct. 6, 3-4:30 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus

    This academic orientation provides an opportunity for international grad students who are new to U.S. academic culture, including classroom practices, research, technology and support systems. Panelists will share their experiences. 

    Additional Information: Register online


    QPR Training offered in HR

    Nov. 10, 9-10:30 a.m., Human Resources Training Room

    The UofL Cards SPEAK program provides QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training on campus to faculty, staff and students. The training enhances the participant’s knowledge, awareness, listening skills, communication skills concerning college student suicide, and the ability to compassionately ask students about suicidal thoughts.

    Additional Information: Register online, email 


    Health and Wellness

    Biometric Screening scheduled for HSC Campus

    Fridays, Oct. 7-Nov. 4, 7-11 a.m., Room 2017, K-Wing/Nursing School, HSC Campus; Free 

    Get ready for 2017 Benefits Open Enrollment by making an appointment for a free biometric screening. Screenings provide blood pressure, weight, waist/hip measurements and blood cholesterol/glucose data to complete the online health assessment required annually to receive your premium incentive. 

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    RSVP for GHN’s Health Seminar: Sleep Habits

    Oct. 13, 12-12:30 p.m., Room 158, Burhan’s Hall, Shelby Campus; Room 2034, K-Wing/Nursing School, HSC Campus; Free

    Discover ways to sleep better, learn the impact of sleep loss and tips for getting a good night’s sleep.

    Additional Information: RSVP via email, 852-7755


    Take 20 for GHN’s gentle yoga

    Fridays, 12:30-12:50 p.m., Oct. 21, Room 201, Miller IT Building, Belknap; Oct. 28, HSC Fitness Center, HSC; Free

    Our certified yoga instructor will teach how to improve posture and overall health by performing stress-relieving yoga poses and exercises. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: RSVP via email, 852-7755


    Celebrate Meatless Monday during National Chili Month

    Meatless chili is a favorite for a spicy, protein-rich meal that’s easy to make, pack, and eat anywhere.

    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipes, email, 852-7755



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    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.