September 13, 2017 Announcements



    Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017





    Olympic Gold Medalist and former Cardinal swimmer Kelsi Worrell has been named Grand Marshal for the 2017 UofL Homecoming Parade, which is Friday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.



    Professors Suzanne Meeks (Psychological & Brain Sciences) and Russ Vandenbroucke (Theater Arts), along with graduate student Sarah Kelly Shryrock (Psychological & Brain Sciences), published their National Endowment of the Arts-funded research in The Gerontologist titled “Theatre involvement and well-being, age differences, and lessons from long-term subscribers.” Their study shows theatre involvement is indirectly related to hedonic well-being and social functioning.




    Oval parking information for GameDay

    ESPN’s College GameDay will broadcast live from the Oval Saturday prior to the UofL/Clemson football game. Starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, the reserved parking lot south of Grawemeyer Hall will be closed. It will remain closed until Sunday morning. On Saturday, the Oval and buildings located on the Oval will be closed. The Oval will re-open late Saturday afternoon, once the crowd has cleared. Until 2 p.m. Saturday, free parking will be available to the public in the green lot across from Reynolds Lofts on Third Street. 


    Some items prohibited for GameDay

    Those who want to be a part of ESPN’s College GameDay on the Oval will have a few rules to follow. The show will air Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and the set will be in front of Grawemeyer Hall on Third Street. Access to the Oval area will begin at 5 a.m. Fans will be checked by a security wand. Items not allowed include tents, bags, backpacks, purses, signs on a stick, pens, pencils, markers, dry erase boards, food or drink. Signs should not include offensive, vulgar or inappropriate/solicitation language (no political, religious or .com/.org/.net signage). Finally, throwing objects is prohibited.


    UofL Alert System testing to take place Sept. 14

    The UofL Alert System will be tested at 10 a.m. on Thursday September 14, 2017. The UofL Alert system will be activated to test our notification system. No actions should be taken in response to the test. Testing will involve emails, text messages, VOIP phones and outdoor warning speakers. Questions should be directed to Dennis Sullivan at 852-2948. 


    Grand Opening Celebration of SAC Marketplace

    University Dining Services invites the university community to a grand opening celebration for the SAC Marketplace on September 14 at 10 a.m. in the Marketplace. This unique venue brings six new brands to campus including Olilo, Southern Traditions, Prime Grill, Aqua Sushi by Drake’s and the Exchange increasing dining choices to more than 20 locations. Also new to the SAC this year are expansions of both Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A as well as an all new Starbuck’s by the Campus Store. Please join the celebration.

    Additional Information: Website


    What’s Happening Today at Research!Louisville

    Sept. 13. All events at the Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building unless otherwise noted.

    • 9 to noon, Postgraduates Research Showcase
    •  9 a.m. to 2 p.m., R!L at the Kentucky Science Center – 7th-12th grade students
    • 1 to 2 p.m., Building a Program of Research to Understand Lung Cancer Screening Behavior and Improve Communication/Decision-Making
    • 1 to 4 p.m., Residents, Fellows, Public Health, Nursing Grads, NCI R25 Undergrads, & JGBCC High School Scholars Research Showcase
    • 8-9 p.m., Beer with Lots of Scientists at Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse – Presentations/Q&A – open to the public

    Additional Information: Website, Bonnie Dean, 502-550-3928


    Registration Open: Louisville Alumni/Cardinal Day of Service

    Oct. 6

    The UofL Alumni Association and UofL Office of Community Engagement is co-hosting the Louisville Alumni / Cardinal Day of Service on Oct. 6 -7. Join faculty, and staff, as well as alumni councils and chapters across the nation co-hosting service events. We invite all to come back, and give back, to their local communities to kick off Homecoming 2017. Various service locations are available to choose from on Oct. 6 or 7, and early registrants will receive a special t-shirt. Register now online


    AWA production system will be down Sept. 15

    Advancement Services IT will be upgrading the AWA production system on Friday Sept 15, beginning at 8 a.m. The application will not be available for the duration of the day so be sure to handle any related activity prior to the scheduled deployment.


    Surplus Warehouse to reopen Wednesday

    The Surplus Warehouse located at 1901 S. Floyd St. on the Belknap Campus will reopen Wednesday, September 13. Warehouse hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Department representatives may select items for department use only. There is no charge if the department representatives remove the item(s) from Surplus.  Departments may request for a fee that Physical Plant deliver the reserved items by completing the Chargeable Service Request online form, which is online.

    Additional Information: Lisa Ennis, 852-2986



    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.



    Archaeologist William Y. Adams on ‘1500 Years of Nubian History’

    September 13, 6 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium; Free and open to the public

    How do archaeologists excavate a site that was occupied for thousands of years? Nubian archaeologist William Y. Adams (University of Kentucky) explores this question in his talk, “Take it from the bottom: 1500 years of Nubian history told through stratigraphy.” This talk is part of an ongoing series of Lectures in Archaeology presented by the University of Louisville Departments of History and Anthropology and the Kentucky Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

    Additional Information: Website



    Part-Time Faculty: Explore Tools for Active Learning Media Creation and Storage

    September 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Delphi Center Lab (Ekstrom Library #244)

    Join Aimee Greene and Jason Zahrndt as they introduce participants to active learning tools that can be incorporated easily into both face-to-face and online courses. In this session, the focus is on media creation and storage. Use of digital tools and media in your courses provide your students with engaging and active ways to share their learning. A light meal will be provided so pre-registration is required.

    Additional Information: Register online


    Health and Wellness

    Get into the Spin of Things with InCycle and InCycle Express

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

    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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


    Build your core with GHN’s Ab Lab

    Mondays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    It’s time to get your abs toned and stronger for the upcoming holiday season with Get Healthy Now’s Ab Lab. This class will help you develop a toned physique and will help improve total ab strength with various ab exercises in just 20 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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


    Get R.I.P.P.E.D. high intensity program

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

    Plateau proof your workout with this total body, high intensity style program, utilizing free weights, resistance training and body weight.

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


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    September 13, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung – 16th Floor, CC

    Kendra Grubb, MD, MHA, assistant professor; Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine at University of Louisville, will present “Transcatheter Mitral Valve Therapies.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, website


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Stephen Winters

    September 14, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Stephen J. Winters, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at UofL. Dr. Winters will present “The Vitamin-D Conundrum: Is Vitamin-D Deficiency a Significant Health Problem?” focusing on summarizing vitamin-D biology and laboratory testing, awareness of disorders associated with vitamin-D deficiency, and understanding clinical trials of vitamin-D replacement.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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