September 12, 2017 Announcements




    Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017





    The UofL Cardinal Marching Band was formed in 1928 under the direction of E.J. Wotowa and started performing at football games in 1933.



    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.

    • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., G.E.A.R. Nursing Symposium at Norton Medical Pavilion
    • 9 a.m. to noon, Graduate Student Research Showcase
    • 9 a.m. to noon, Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Economy
    • 1 to 4 p.m., Dental and Medical Student Research Showcase
    • 3 to 5 p.m., Women Innovators: Session I of UofL’s Translational Research Training Program

    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.
    Additional Information: Website


    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 Meyerwebsite


    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 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
    Sigma XI Distinguished Lecturer Sandra L. Hanson, Professor of Sociology at Catholic University, will speak on: Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Economy. This presentation addresses the question of who will do science from a global perspective. It is argued that diversity in science results in better science. Cross-cultural variation in women’s access to science education and occupations is examined and sources of continued inequity are considered.
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website

    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
    Get publication-worthy results from your precious resources. The Pathology Core Research Lab is presenting a free “Histology Basics” seminar for research labs. The seminar will discuss tissue collection, fixation, grossing, orientation, sectioning and frozen tissue. There will be time for questions from our certified histologists. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP or submit questions to Debi Bauer at 852-5519 or via email.


    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


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    September 13, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Paul N. Epstein, PhD, UofL Professor of Pediatrics, McFerran Chair Pediatric Diabetes Research, presents, “Pathology of the Glomerular Podocyte in Diabetes.”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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