October 31, 2017 Announcements





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    The University Symphony Orchestra, made up of graduate and undergraduate music majors, made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 and has been a featured ensemble at both the College Orchestra Director’s National Conference and the KMEA Conference. Each year, the USO presents no less than six concerts, including the Halloween Spooktacular, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. in Comstock Hall.



    Dr. Benne Holwerda, astronomy/astrophysics professor, has won a highly competitive Hubble Space Telescope observing time award from the Space Science Telescope Institute. The award of Hubble observing time generates proposals from scientists from all categories, domestic and foreign. Proposers submit a justification and observation summary for peer review by 159 scientists.




    UofL to expand need-based aid in 2018

    UofL is expanding its need-based aid program to help students who struggle to meet the cost of attending college. Beginning in fall 2018, UofL will add $1.5 million in need-based aid for incoming freshmen. The funding will be used to address unmet need, or the amount between financial aid already received and the actual cost of attendance. Funding will be redirected from the Credit 4 Credits program.
    Additional Information: Web story


    Registration open for Holiday Cards Buy Local Shopping Tour

    Dec. 1, 8 a.m. start, meet at University Club; $40
    UofL and the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will take shoppers on a whirlwind tour of local shops and restaurants on the sixth annual Holiday Cards Buy Local Shopping Tour. Registration fee includes opening and closing receptions, door prizes and transportation to more than a dozen shops on East Market Street (NULU), Fourth Street, Frankfort Avenue and Butchertown. Register online.
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025


    Fundraiser at Mellow Mushroom

    November 5, 4-9 p.m., Mellow Mushroom, 1023 Bardstown Rd.

    Fundraiser at Mellow Mushroom benefiting the Graduate Network in Arts & Sciences (GNAS). GNAS awards travel grants and research grants to students and plans social events for grad students.  We plan to use the money earned in this fundraiser for those things.  Simply mention “GNAS” during our fundraiser and we get 15 percent of proceeds.

    Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht, website


    MBA Information Session

    November 1, 5:45-7 p.m., University Club and Alumni Center
    Learn about the UofL MBA programs by attending the MBA Information Session on Nov. 1, 2017. Advance your career or change your career, earn higher wages, travel abroad and learn business acumen and market-driven electives to take you beyond your limits. Register online under Events.
    Additional Information: Susan Hildebrand, 852-7257

    Out of the Darkness Louisville Metro Walk

    Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., Waterfront Park, South Great Lawn
    Join Active Minds at the University of Louisville to fight suicide during the Out of the Darkness Louisville Metro Walk. The group is joining nearly 250,000 people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
    Additional Information: Website



    Gheens Lecture: ‘Addressing Selective Adherence: Are Treatment Plans a la Carte?’

    November 10, 12-1 p.m., Instructional Building (B Building), Room 202, HSC

    The Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine presents the Gheens Lecture. Rebecca Yarrison, PhD, associate professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Nursing and Philosophy with the Program for Bioethics at the University of Kentucky, will be our guest speaker. Lunch will be served to the first 100 who make a reservation.

    Additional Information: Website


    Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series

    November 3, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap
    Dr. Thomas Colacot, Johnson Matthey USA, will present, “21st Century Organic Synthesis Directed by Modern Tunable Catalysts: Understanding the Structure-Activity Relationships.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Training and Workshops

    Elevator speech practice event for grad students

    October 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bingham Humanities 300

    Have you figured out your academic elevator pitch yet? Does such a thing scare you? If so, this event is for you. Join us Halloween day for a “speed networking” type event in which grad students will mix and mingle, rotating around as they give their 5-minute elevator speech to other grad students in an effort to practice and become comfortable talking about their work. Free lunch provided for those who RSVP.

    Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht; RSVP via Facebook


    Health and Wellness

    Membership Appreciation at Get Healthy Now Wellness Center

    $15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; Free onsite parking
    Join the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center and you could win a pedometer, a heart rate monitor, work-out shoes, a massage, a t-shirt, an Apple watch or a bike. These are just a few of the sponsored items that any employee may win on a weekly basis. This offer expires Dec 31, 2017.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Join Get Healthy Now for Lunchtime Yoga or Barre Basics

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Use your lunch break to relax and de-stress from the hustle and bustle of work with Lunchtime Yoga or Barre Basics. for those who are new to yoga or barre. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Group fitness classes at Get Healthy Now

    See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members

    Get Healthy Now has a new and improved Group Fitness schedule for this semester. Specialty classes no longer have a fee; all group fitness classes are free. Check out our new schedule and join the fitness fun.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Training with Get Healthy Now certified personal trainers

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym

    Whatever your motivation, set yourself up for success by partnering with one of our personal trainers. By helping you to set realistic, attainable goals, we work with you to develop a customized plan to reach them. Working with our professional ensures that your workouts are safely administered and designed with the results you want in mind. Schedule your first free session today.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    November 2, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium, HSC

    The Department of Neurosurgery’s guest speaker at Neuroscience Grand Rounds this week is Dr. Jonathan Miller, director of the Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Center at the UH Cleveland Medical Center. His presentation is titled, “New Approaches to Intracranial Epilepsy Monitoring.”


    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    Nov. 1, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Aurelia C.H. Wood, MD, Fellow, Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes, Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine, presents, “Turn Around: A Perspective on Turner Syndrome.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 9 – Understand Vampire Load on Halloween

    Vampire load, phantom load, or ghost load all refer to the way electricity is consumed by electronic devices and appliances while they are switched off, but are designed to use some power in standby mode. Such devices often have remote controls (TVs and entertainment), digital clocks (microwave or coffee pot), or power adapters (wireless or cell phones, laptops and computers). These devices draw power without using any features. Happy Halloween, but think how this can cost you without benefit.
    Additional Information: Website 



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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.