Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The UofL Cardinal Marching Band was formed in 1928 under the direction of E.J. Wotowa and started performing at football games in 1933.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Communication Professor Siobhan Smith-Jones has been awarded the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award. She will be recognized at a conference dinner in October.
LGBT Center, Speed Art Museum hosting 10th anniversary celebration
Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m., Speed Art Museum; Free and open to the public
To honor UofL LGBT Center’s 10th anniversary and the Speed Art Museum’s Southern Accent exhibit, a celebration will be held that includes treats from Wiltshire Pantry and a chance to view the exhibit from a LGBTQ perspective. Learn how the LGBT Center and the Speed Museum work together to make Louisville one of the most compassionate cities in the nation, and find out how you can stay connected to the work happening here. A gallery talk by Dr. Jongwoo Jeremy Kim will be held at 6 p.m. A cash bar and appetizers will be available. Registration is required and can be done online.
What’s Happening Today at Research!Louisville
All events at the Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building unless otherwise noted.
Additional Information: Website, email, 502-550-3928
Register for a chance to win free tickets for faculty and staff appreciation day at UofL Football game
Join Commonwealth Credit Union at Louisville Cardinal Stadium on September 23 as UofL faces off against Kent State. Register for a chance to win free tickets online. Winners will receive two tickets and admission to a pre-game tailgating event that will include food and an appreciation gift. Winners will be drawn on Friday, September 15. Winners will be contacted beginning Monday, September 18. Tickets can be picked up at 2126 S. Floyd St. (near ULPD and University Parking offices).
Additional Information: Website
Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Essay Contest accepting submissions
The UofL Women’s Center is accepting submissions from currently enrolled U of L undergraduate and graduate students for the Tachau Essay Contest. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness of the historical sociological attitudes toward women of the 20th Century and their impact on individuals and society as a whole. Award amount for winning entries are $500 each for undergraduate and graduate students. Staff and faculty are encouraged to share with students information about this contest. The deadline to apply is October 6, 2017.
National Suicide Prevention Week #NSPW Brown Bag Lunch Conversation
September 13, 12-1 p.m., Floyd Theater
As part of #NSPW Cards SPEAK presents a community conversation about suicide prevention. Following the film screening of “Holden On” there will be a Question & Answer Session with Director Tamlin Hall, actor Matthew Fahey and educator Morgan Melton. Movie + Art Initiative for teens to help discuss mental health and prevent suicide through art.
Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, website
Clothing Exchange Project for Children
Donations are being accepted for the Student Parent Association Annual Clothing Exchange Project for Children. New or gently used infant and children’s clothing and other items are being accepted as well as a list of items for student-parents. Send an email for a list of drop off locations or go online.
Additional Information: 852-8976
Save the Date: UofL Women’s Center Annual Empowerment Luncheon
November 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., University Club; $50 per person; $400 for a table of 8
The UofL Women’s Center continues its 25th anniversary celebration with the annual Empowerment Luncheon. Guest speaker will be Nikki R. Jackson, business executive.
Additional information: Website
Insights from Steve Forbes today
September 12, 4:30 p.m., Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall; Free
Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, whose flagship publication – Forbes – is the nation’s leading business magazine. Come hear this widely respected economic forecaster’s thoughts on the state of the U.S. economy, cronyism and capitalism. Sponsored by the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise and Young America’s Foundation. Open seating and free pizza for attendees.
Additional Information: Website
Sixth Annual Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Symposium: Opportunities and Challenges in Adolescence
September 29, 7:30 a.m.to 4:15 p.m., Home of the Innocents, 1100 E. Market St., Louisville; $60 for physicians and other health care providers, $15 for residents, fellows and students
Keynote presentation is on Transformative Parenting of Adolescents by Dr. Mary Cook, University of Colorado. Other topics include Adolescent Addiction, Adolescent Depression, High Conflict Families, and Impact of Exposure to Violence. Lunch and breakfast provided.
Additional Information: Email, 502-629-8574
Guest Speaker: A part of Research!Louisville 2017
September 12, 10 a.m. to noon, Room, 124, KCCTRB, HSC
Panel: Women Innovators – Commercializing Academic Research
September 12, 3-5 p.m., Kosair Charities Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
A panel of Academic Women Innovators who have “been there; done that” will kickoff UofL’s Translational Training Series and Research!Louisville. The panel of women entrepreneurs and innovators will discuss their experiences with the commercialization of university research. Our panelists will share their lessons learned and will also discuss the “commercialization culture shift”—moving from academic research to working with industry.
Histology Basics Seminar
September 12, 10 a.m., Baxter II, Room 038
Training and Workshops
UofL Discourse & Semiotics Workshop
September 29, 12:30-2 p.m., Stevenson Room 407
We will be discussing Steven Skaggs’ (UofL Fine Arts Dept) recently published book, “FireSigns: A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design” (MIT Press), and how semiotics can aid in the critique of art and design. This workshop series provides space for faculty and students at UofL to share research on how language and other semiotic resources mediate social worlds. We aim to develop interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars from a variety of disciplines.
Additional Information: Email, website
iRIS grant submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity
September 12, 10 a.m. to noon, Room E 254, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free
“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
Health and Wellness
New: Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes
Sept. 11-Nov. 8, 12-12:45 p.m., Mondays, Shumaker Research Building Room 228, Belknap; Wednesdays School of Nursing/K-Wing RM 2017, HSC; 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.
Additional Info: Register online, email, 852-7755
New: Rise ‘n’ Revitalize in the morning
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:30-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
A 30-minute morning attack on the entire body through a variety of strength training and cardio implements. Afterwards, enjoy a warm cup of tea or a strong coffee to kick start your day.
Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
Endocrinology Grand Rounds
September 13, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS
Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.