October 30, 2017 Announcements



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    The Cressman Center for Visual Arts, 100 E. Main St., was acquired by UofL in 2006 and dedicated in 2007. The center is home to the Department of Fine Arts’ glass programs and includes a hotshop and cold working studios, sculpture studios and shops, a seminar and three galleries. It is named in honor of Frederick and Elizabeth Cressman, physicians and art collectors.



    Dean T. Gerard Bradley and Dr. P. Gay Baughman, from the School of Dentistry, were both selected for fellowship into the American College of Dentists. They were initiated at the annual ADA meeting in Atlanta earlier this month



    The University of Louisville has received six grants totaling more than $300,000. See the projects being funded here



    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 on YouTube
    Monday, October 30: A UofL researcher is working with sensors and flexible materials to help athletes control muscles and recovery from injury as well as help people move prosthetic limbs.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts available on SoundCloud. This week:
    Monday, Oct. 30: UofL researchers have a breakthrough in spinal cord injury research. Enrico Rejc tells us about a paraplegic who can now stand on his own. Tasha Golden, Max Adams and Justin Heidel are three UofL students who participated in an ACC conference in Washington, D.C. 
    Tuesday, Oct. 31: Jerry Grant, UofL School of Dentistry, tells us what students are learning about dental imaging and how it helps patients. Shacoya Kidwell discusses her research Fulbright Scholarship award to Trinidad. Chisom Odoh is a student from Niger who is doing research on tuberculosis in Africa.


    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., 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: What do Louisvillians think of the job LMPD officers are doing? Deborah Keeling is a justice administration professor who has been surveying Louisville residents. David Simpson, chair of the department of Urban and Public Affairs, discusses sustainability degree program.  UofL sponsors the Yearlings Club, a group of African-American men who tackle tough issues facing west Louisville.



    Caring for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Conference

    November 4, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., UofL School of Medicine Instructional Building B, Room 115, 500 S. Preston St., 40202; FreeTo improve access to quality health care for adults with IDD, the UofL School of Medicine, UofL School of Dentistry and the Lee Specialty Clinic are sponsoring the Caring for Adults with IDD Conference. The conference will inform physical, occupational and speech therapists, physicians, dentists, social workers, patients and their caregivers about best current practices and future treatment directions for adults with IDD. Individuals from the community are welcome to attend. CE supported.

    Additional Information: Website


    Online Info Session: Master of Science in Human Resources & Organization Development

    October 30, noon, online
    Join our online info session to learn about the tools and strategies that can make your application stand out, connect with faculty and get any program-related questions answered.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Compost your old Pumpkins after Halloween

    November 1 through 1 p.m. on Nov. 2, Red Barn; Free
    The Sustainability Council is collecting your old pumpkins and fall harvest decorations for the UofL Community Composting Program. Just drop them off in the bin outside the Red Barn on Nov. 1 until 1 p.m. Nov. 2. Then come enjoy a stress-relieving Pumpkin Smash Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SAC Clock Tower. All the wastes will go to the UofL Community Composting Program, an operation run by volunteers.
    Additional Information: Website


    Black Diamond Choir Gospel Extravaganza

    November 4, 7 p.m., Strickler Auditorium
    Come out to experience the glorious sounds of the UofL Black Diamond Choir as they join forces with the University of Kentucky Black Voices Gospel Choir.
    Additional Information: Email


    Inaugural Josh Smith Memorial Sustainability Award to be presented at Farm-To-Table Dinner

    November 1, 5-8 p.m., Red Barn; $25 (or two meal swipes) for dinner. Cocktails: add $5

    At Wednesday’s Farm To Table Dinner, UofL’s Sustainability Council will present its inaugural Josh Smith Memorial Sustainability Award to a community member who has made exemplary contributions to sustainability initiatives on campus. Come celebrate the harvest with us, discover who this year’s honoree will be, meet local farmers, and enjoy a six- station feast & Maker’s Mark cocktails. We’ll also be collecting your old pumpkins and fall harvest decorations for composting at the Red Barn all day.

    Additional Information: 852-5991, event website, award website


    Information Security Office Security Awareness Month: Wireless and Mobile Device Security Strategies

    Using open wireless networks is a nice convenience that we have all utilized while sitting in an airport waiting on a flight. However, did you know that these wireless networks lack security, and could potentially put sensitive data at risk? Wireless networks that do not ask for a password are not protected by encryption. Read this article to learn more about how to keep your mobile devices secure and strategies for connecting securely to the University network while traveling.



    Meet the Professor: ‘How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog’

    November 2, noon, University Club; $15/person and $10/students

    The Liberal Studies Project presents a monthly lunch and lecture series titled “Meet the Professor.” For the last six decades a dedicated team of researchers in Siberia has been domesticating silver foxes to replay the evolution of the dog in real time. Dr. Lee Dugatkin, Professor of Biology, tells the inside story of the science, politics, adventure and love behind it all.

    Additional Information: RSVP is required, call Janna Tajibaeva at 852-2247 or email


    Register for the CCTSJR Social Justice Research Symposium by Monday

    October 30 deadline; symposium is Nov. 9; Free, open to public

    Faculty, staff, students, and community partners are encouraged to join us for the Consortium’s inaugural Social Justice Research Symposium, featuring guest speaker Dr. Rhonda Williams, on November 9. Please see the program for the day’s events and register for the symposium on our website by Monday, October 30.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-2371, register online


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series

    November 2, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Richard Lloyd, “Crosstalk between RNA granules and antiviral innate immunity.”Dr. Lloyd is a Professor of Microbiology and Virology at Baylor College of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan


    Panel discussion on immigration and screening of documentary

    Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Chao Auditorium 

    The documentary, “Forbidden” touches 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. The film will be introduced by Dr. Gregory Hutcheson (Classical and Modern Languages). The panel discussion will comment on the topics presented in the documentary. Panelists include: Enid Trucios-Haynes, Brandeis School of Law, Sarah Núñez, Cultural Center, Leonardo Salinas-Chacón, President, Latin American Hispanic Students Organization, James Alcantara, HLI ambassador.



    September staff updates

    During the month of September UofL had three promotions and three transfers. D’Neika Anderson transferred to the School of Medicine as program assistant senior and was previously dental clinic associate senior at the Dental School. Sanaya Stocke, previously postdoctoral associate in Speed School, transferred to Anatomical Sciences/Neurobiology as postdoctoral associate. Tracy Kern, previously executive secretary in Surgery, promoted to clinical trials coordinator, Cancer Center. Darrius Brooks, previously admissions counselor senior in SPHIS, promoted to director TRIO Support Services in VP Student Affairs. Virginia Schmidtke, previously research tech I, School of Medicine, promoted to research technologist II. A postdoctoral scholar in the Dental School was promoted to research associate in Microbiology.


    Arts and Entertainment

    Visual Theatre Showcase

    October 31, 12 p.m., Humanities Building Quad
    Dr. Wagner Cintra holds a BA in theater direction and an MA and a doctoral degree in Performing Arts from the University of São Paulo, Brasil. He has hosted several workshops on puppeteering, props and materials with UofL’s Theatre students. They will showcase their work together in the Humanities Quad during lunch on Halloween.

    Additional Information: Email


    Training and Workshops

    Women’s Self-Defense 

    November 29, 5-8 p.m., SAC, room #W309K
    The ULPD will be conducting a Rape Aggression Self-Defense (R.A.D) class. This is a comprehensive 9-hour course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. The class will be taught on Wednesday night, for three weeks, starting Nov. 29th thru Dec. 13th. R.A.D. is taught by certified instructor. Space is limited.

    Additional Information: Sergeant Oscar Chavez, 852-8284



    Faculty: Explore the practice of evaluating your teaching persona

    November 7, 8:30-10 a.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)

    What kind of a teacher are you, and what kind do you want to be? In this session, “Oh, Captain, My Captain: Evaluating Your Teaching Persona,” join Dr. Marie Kendall Brown and learn about different teaching styles and the ramifications of each on engaging students. Also, discover how the role of the instructor changes in active learning classrooms and tips for structured classroom facilitation.

    Additional Information: Register online


    Health and Wellness

    New time for Moment of Mindfulness: Drop-in sessions

    Tuesdays, 4:30-5 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 Presidents Blvd.
    Join Paul Salmon, PhD, for a Moment of Mindfulness: “Drop In” sessions. Participants will experience the benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present. No preregistration required.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


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

    November 6, noon to 1:15 p.m., Nursing School, K Wing-Room 2017, HSC Campus; free for faculty and staff; sessions also Nov. 13, 20, 27
    Learn to breathe more deeply and calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation. This evidenced-based workshop will result in less stress and better sleep. It is for beginners as well as those already practicing. Sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well Program. Register online



    Participants for prayer study wanted

    Researchers at the University of Louisville and Penn State are looking for participants to complete a 45-minute survey on their private prayer behaviors and beliefs. Questions or concerns about the study can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black (smw78@psu.edu). The study has been approved by the IRBs at the University of Louisville (IRB # 16.1255) and Penn State. The survey is online.
    Additional Information: Dr. Patrick Pössel, 852-0623




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