October 6, 2016 Announcements


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    If you miss a School of Music concert, you can still catch streams of many shows on the school’s YouTube channel

    Faculty and Staff Notables

    Vatsalya Vatsalya, MD, MS, PgD, MSc-MHC, UofL School of Medicine, has been quoted in numerous articles around the world for his team’s research on the effects heavy alcohol consumption has on women. 




    UofL Today will not publish Friday

    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


    MBA students compete in Ballard Morton New Venture Competition

    Oct. 7, PNC Horn Auditorium, College of Business
    UofL MBA student entrepreneurs will compete for $30,000 in business start-up cash at the competition. Four teams will present their new business concepts Oct. 7 at a Trade Show and Fast Pitch competition. Business Plan presentations are Oct. 8 starting at 8 a.m. in the PNC Horn Auditorium.

    Additional Information: Claire Arnold, 852-8523, website 


    Health Sciences Center Poverty Simulation

    Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Room 101/102, Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, HSC
    This experiential session is designed to educate current and future healthcare workforce about the day-to-day realities of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress, with emphasis on the role poverty plays in healthcare processes and outcomes.

    Additional Information: Website 

    TILL hosting open house

    October 6, 10-11 a.m., 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library
    Drop by for this informal opportunity to get acquainted with the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL). Coffee, tea, and light snacks provided. An additional session will be held October 14, 10-11 a.m.
    Additional Information: Website 

    3rd Annual Targeting Excellence: Hispanic Latino Student Initiative

    October 7, 4 p.m., Chemistry Building, Room LL-16; Free
    Tomas Kirchhausen, PhD, Harvard Medical School, will present “Imaging life with high spatial and temporal resolution.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Call for LGBT Center Ally Award nominations

    October 14 submission deadline
    Nominations now being accepted for the annual Pride Week Faculty/Staff Ally Award. Candidates for the award can include any faculty or staff member who is making positive decisions and speaking up for LGBT people on our campus. The winner will be announced during Pride Week.
    Additional Information: Website 


    National Depression Screening Day

    October 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., SAC Information Tables
    The UofL Counseling Center provides free, anonymous screenings for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as referral to treatment resources if warranted. This year’s focus is on suicide prevention.
    Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, 852-5787, website 


    Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night at Men’s Soccer

    October 11, 7 p.m., Lynn Stadium; Free
    All UofL Faculty and Staff can receive free admission by showing their University ID at the gate. For additional reserved tickets, visit the link below and use the promo code “FACULTY.”

    Additional Information: Email, website


    UofL Psychological Services Center: Depression Screening Day

    October 6, 10 a.m – 5 p.m., Psychological Services Center, Suite 210, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
    Free depression screening for the Louisville community for National Depression Screening Day. Appointments scheduled on the half-hour. Call 502-852-6782 to schedule. Walk-ins are welcome, availability permitting.
    Additional Information: Website 

    Belknap Farmers Market open today

    Oct. 6, 3:30-6 p.m., 3rd Street and Brandeis Avenue
    Some items available today include: pork shoulder roast, Italian sausage, spare ribs, green beans, corn, jams, salsas, kettle corn, whole chicken and potpourri spray. The 502 Café Smokehouse and Sports Bar will have a food truck. 
    Additional Information: Email, website


    Gray Street Farmers Market open today

    Thursdays through Oct. 27, rain or shine, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 400 block of East Gray Street
    Items available today include: baked goods, apples, apple cider, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, squash, zucchini, beans, cucumbers and onions,  maple syrup, jams, sauces, pickled items, baskets and rugs. Lunch: Chef Maria’s Greek Deli and The Kentucky Taco Company.
    Additional Information: Facebook, website



    Cultural Center’s Successful Latino panel discussion

    October 7, 12-2 p.m., Cultural Center Multipurpose Room
    As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Cultural Center will host the Successful Latino Panel Discussion. Panelists represent many areas of expertise ranging from journalism, law, to health science research. 

    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, Nora Atkins 

    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar Series

    October 6, 4-5 p.m., Baxter I
    Dr. Tim McClintock from the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky will present, “Odorant Receptors and the Future of Flavor Development.”


    Arts and Entertainment

    UofL hosts first night of Corn Island Storytelling Festival Oct. 21

    October 21, 7:30 p.m., Red Barn; Free, registration required
    UofL hosts the first night of the Corn Island Storytelling with a lineup featuring music, family-friendly stories and spooky tales just in time for Halloween. UofL will also host free sessions for those interested in learning the art of storytelling. Details and registration online. Space is limited.
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025


    Murder Mystery Show and Dinner

    October 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m., University Club; $75.00
    Join us at the UClub for a pre-Halloween WhoDunnit presentation of “Murder By Shadow,” The Ghost of Walewind Castle. Call for reservations and further details, 852-6996. If you are a UClub member, please let us know at time of reservation.

    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website


    2016 Mid America Printmaking Conference

    October 7, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Schneider Hall Printmaking Studio, Room LL001; Bookmaking Studio, Room LL014
    The Hite Art Institute is proud to co-host the 2016 conference, Print Matters, Printing Matters, with IUS in collaboration with the Mid-America Print Council. It will include demonstrations, discussions, exhibitions, keynote Carmon Colangelo and Deborah Maris Lader as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Printmaker award.
    Additional Information: Register onlineRenée K. Murphy, 852-6794


    UofL photographer Tom Fougerousse exhibit begins today

    October 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Photographic Archives Gallery, Ekstrom Library lower level
    Visit Photographic Archives for an exhibit of more than 40 photos that UofL’s staff photographer Tom Fougerousse has taken over the last 25 years. A reception will be held the evening of Oct. 11. Regular hours are M-F, 8-5. The exhibit runs through Dec. 23.


    Health and Wellness

    13th Annual School of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Floss Walk

    October 8, 8-10 a.m., Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., 
    Bigelow Hall, MITC, Belknap Campus; $15, additional donations appreciated

    Proceeds from the walk go directly back to the Dental Hygiene program to support student scholarships, classroom equipment, and program development. 
    Additional Information: Jennifer Baker, 852-1318


    Koru Mindfulness classes available 

    Oct. 12 and 13, Belknap Campus; Oct. 17 and 26, HSC

    Students, faculty and staff who feel overly stressed and pressured can find relief by developing easy skills that calm and focus the mind. Beginners and experienced welcome.

    Additional Information: Website, Karen Newton, 852-1914

    Half-day mindfulness retreat planned

    October 15, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Miller Hall FYRC; $10 includes lunch
    This silent retreat is useful if you are a beginner with learning the benefits of mindfulness or if you have previously taken a mindfulness course. Online registration open to all UofL students. Faculty and staff call to request registration code.

    Additional Information: WebsiteKaren Newton, 852-1914


    KORU Basic returns to HSC

    Tuesdays, Nov. 1 – Nov. 22, 12-1:15 p.m., Room 2002, Nursing School K Building, HSC; Free 
    This evidence-based KORU workshop is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind and through the practice of meditation. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome. This class is being team taught by Cathy Schaffer and Paula Kommor.
    Additional Information: Email to register

    Blast those calories with band blast class

    Thursdays, 6:30-7 a.m. and 12:10-12:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free 
    This 30-minute class will help you develop a toned physique and improve total body strength with various exercises while utilizing resistance bands. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Make a splash with Get Healthy Now’s water fitness

    Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 8, 12-12:45 p.m., Natatorium, Belknap Campus; Free 
    The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, joint pain relief and much more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not).
    Additional Information: Registration, Website, email, 852-7755


    Go with the flow with Power Vinyasa

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Power Vinyasa incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, and cardio to build your physical and mental stamina. Modifications provided for all fitness levels. First class free. 
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755

    Bust calories with GHN’s Boot Camp

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free 
    Boot Camp is a fun and high-intensity interval training workout that incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755



    Sustainable Gardening Workshop: Herbs

    October 7, 2-3 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center, Belknap Staff, faculty & students are welcome to join us in UofL’s organic garden for a workshop on how to use and dry the herbs we’ll harvest from the garden. Fresh herbal tea bar and caprise salad bar available. Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we gather every other Friday 2-3 p.m.

    Additional Information: Campus Gardens, FacebookEllie Miller, 502-758-3834


    Grand Rounds

    Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 7, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    The Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine welcomes visiting Gheens lecturer Ronald Epstein, MD, Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He will present, “Navigating Without a Map: From Shared Decision-Making to Shared Mind.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    October 7, 6:45-8:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    We welcome our residents – Adam Short, MD, Ikem Onyekwelu, MD, Joey Polio, MD, and Kevin Himschoot, MD. They will discuss failed or less than optimal orthopaedic surgery cases identifying medical ethics issues, medical knowledge gaps, system based issues, communications issues, professionalism issues, and practice based system issues.
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    October 7, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for the annual Mental Health Forum featuring James Duffee, MD, MPH. Duffee is clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Wright State University in Dayton. He will present, “Pediatric Care of Children in Poverty: Strategies to Lessen the Stress.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828



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