October 4, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017





    Award-winning poet Alysia Harris will perform her work and discuss social justice activism as a spoken word artist during an Oct. 5 visit to UofL. Harris’ free, public performance as part of the Global Humanities Series will begin at 4 p.m. at Speed Cinema, 2035 S. Third St.



    Michèle Foster, the Henry Heuser Jr. Endowed Chair for Urban Education Partnerships and CEHD professor, joined two JCPS employees and a researcher from CNA in attending the National Network of Educational Research Practice Partnership (NNREPP) Annual conference in Nashville. The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have formed a Research Practice Partnership.




    Save the date: Benefits Open Enrollment begins October 16

    The annual benefits Open Enrollment begins Monday, October 16 at 8 a.m., and closes Friday, October 27 at 5 p.m. This is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your current benefits. More details will be released soon via UofL Today and a mailing sent to your home. Take a moment to check in Ulink that we have your most up-to-date mailing address.



    President Postel hosting open forum on HSC campus Thursday 

    Thursday, Oct. 5, noon, HSC Auditorium 

    UofL Interim President Greg Postel will host an open forum on the HSC campus Thursday. During the forum, he will take employee input into the future direction of the university. The forum will be livestreamed at http://uofl.me/UL-Video.


    Louisville Water Co. work taking place on Eastern Pkwy.

    October 4 through the end of the month, Belknap Campus

    Louisville Water Co. is working on a “distribution main project” on Eastern Parkway. A 12-inch distribution main is being installed between Crittenden Drive and I-65 . The work will is scheduled to start Wednesday, October 4 and run through the end of October. At least three lanes of traffic will remain open. The scope will be limited to normal working hours Monday through Friday. Crews will not be working on weekends. All lanes will be open for the football games.

    Additional Information: Donnie Thomas, 852-0022


    Louisville Water Co.-48 inch Transmission Main Project: Phase II, Eastern Pkwy.

    November to Mid-April, Belknap Campus at Eastern Parkway

    Phase II work involves restoring the historic 48-inch main from Eastern Parkway and Beargrass Creek, (near Poplar Level), along Eastern Parkway to I-65. Prep work will start the week of October 16. This project will require the intermittent closure of two westbound lanes. Periodic updates will be provided. Expect traffic delays. More information is available online, on the Eastern Pkwy tab in the menu.


    Testimonial website created: How does tenure matter to you? 

    Tell your tenure story. AAUP at UofL has created a new website dedicated to publishing testimonies that demonstrate the value of the tenure system for higher education. University faculty of all ranks and positions are invited to contribute. Help us educate those who may be unfamiliar with the tenure system and communicate the vital role that tenure plays in fulfilling UofL’s fundamental academic mission. Post your story online
    Additional Information: Susan Jarosi, Avery Kolers


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

    October 20, 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. Register online.  
    Additional Information: Email


    ‘Reel Latin America’ Film Festival kicks off this week

    Oct. 5-Nov. 10
    The 24th annual festival offers multiple screenings of seven films in Spanish with English subtitles. Locations will be Ekstrom Library’s Room 104W and Chao Auditorium, Swain Student Activities Center’s Floyd Theater and Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, all on UofL’s Belknap Campus.
    Additional Information: Website


    Support group for parents and school-age children who stutter

    October 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Crescent Hill Public Library
    2762 Frankfort Avenue, 40206

    Dr. Gay Masters and graduate students from Otolaryngology, HNS and Communicative Disorders are hosting a Support Group on Stuttering for School-Age Children (6-16 yrs) and Parents. The first meeting is a meet and greet with games and snacks.
    Additional Information: Email or email


    CIK-FY17 Annual Report available online

    The Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky (CIK) has just released its Annual Report highlighting the institute’s diverse research projects and activities from fiscal year 2017. Interactive copies are available on the CIK website.
    Additional Information: Sherry Duffy, 852-8087



    Green Tip: Half-priced LouVelo bikeshare memberships for UofL

    Enjoy the year’s best weather for two-wheeled transport with half-priced LouVelo bikeshare memberships. For $7.50/month you get unlimited one-hour rides on 300+ bikes with stations at Belknap & HSC. Use gift code CARDBIKE at louvelo.com. Find LouVelo stations, set up carpools and explore all your transportation options at Cardinal Directions
    Additional Information: LouVelo BikeShare



    Research funding opportunity

    Pilot project grants from The Center for Restorative Medicine are available for seeding of novel research to facilitate additional funding, foster new collaborative partnerships and/or support junior faculty. We anticipate funding three pilot projects of $50,000. Faculty leadership will review for consistency with the mission of the Center for Restorative Medicine and advisory board will review proposals for innovation and scientific merit. Applications are due November 1, 2017. For application instructions follow this link


    Health and Wellness

    Expanded health and wellness offering

    If you or a family member are living with COPD/Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, or Hyperlipidemia (and are on UofL’s medical plan) you are eligible to enroll in a program that offers many valuable benefits including a pharmacy incentive, a dedicated health care professional team, and easy access to wellness resources. Get Healthy Now is partnering with UofL Physicians Health Management team to offer this benefit.
    Additional Information: Website


    Start your mornings with Tai Chi Class

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members

    Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts, which will improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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


    New: Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes

    September 11- November 8; Mondays, Shumaker Research Building Room 228, Belknap; Wednesdays, School of Nursing/K-Wing RM 2017, 12-12:45 p.m.; Free for UofL employees, retirees and their spouse/QA
    Weigh to Wellness is a 9-week program that promotes healthy lifestyle changes through physical activity and improved nutrition. The class is designed to give you an accurate understanding of ways to integrate optimal health behaviors into your everyday life. Bring your lunch with you and learn your “weigh” to wellness. Register today.
    Additional Information: Register, email, 852-7755


    New: Level up with Cardio+

    Friday, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Combining cardio (cycle and running) with intermittent resistance training is exactly the kind of workout that will have your body ready to reach a whole new level of training.

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



    Biochemistry Seminar II

    Oct. 4, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Lindsey Reynolds, BMG Grad Student, will discuss “Circadian Rhythm Disruption & Cancer: A New Role for MYC.”
    Additional Information: Email


    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: ‘Personalized Medicine in Autism Spectrum Disorders’ 

    Oct. 5, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Shumaker Building, Room 139

    Dr. Gregory Barnes, the inaugural permanent director of the University of Louisville Autism Center, will speak about “The Big Data in Autism project,” funded by the UL 21st Century Initiative, using new models and machine learning approaches to analyze and integrate multiple data types to identify neural circuits that aid clinicians in the identification of patients at high risk for ASD, predict clinical manifestations of the disorder, and identify potential personalized treatment options.

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford, website 


    Training and Wellness

    iRIS grant submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    October 5, 1-3 p.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus

    “An Introduction to Grant Submissions in iRIS” aims to provide an understanding of getting into the iRIS system and navigating through the eProposal form and Sponsor Packets. The target audience is staff and faculty who plan to seek funding through any granting agency. Training for units as a group is also available, on request.

    Additional Information: Aiyana Lyninger 


    Grand Rounds

    Otolaryngology Grand Rounds: Dr. Andrew Murr

    October 6, 7-8 a.m., Room 123, Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Health Science Campus

    Andrew H. Murr, MD, FACS, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California, San Francisco, will present, “Complications of Mandible Fractures: Learning from One’s Mistakes.”

    Additional Information: Candace Allen


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 4, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd, Heart & Lung Building, 16th floor (cc), Great Halls I & II
    Join the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine for the 26th Leonard Leight Lecture. We welcome special guest speaker Jennifer Hall, PhD, chief, Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, American Heart Association & associate professor of medicine, University of Minnesota, Lillihei Heart Institute. Hall will present “Precision Medicine: Now and Beyond.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Umair Gauhar

    October 5, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium

    Medicine Grand Rounds features Umair A. Gauhar, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director, Interventional Pulmonology Program at UofL. Gauhar will present “Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions: An Interventional Pulmonary Perspective,” focusing on learning a stepwise approach to management of malignant pleural effusions, and understanding the role and indications for indwelling pleural catheter, pleurodesis and medical thoracoscopy.

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825




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