September 14, 2017 Announcements



    Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017





    Louisville vs. Clemson is the fourth ACC matchup visited by ESPN’s College GameDay since UofL joined the ACC in 2014. The Cards have been part of three of those.



    Craig Grapperhaus, professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry, has been named a research exemplar in the STEM sector. Grapperhaus’ research in coordination chemistry, the study of compounds with a metal ion surrounded by neutral or negatively charged donor ligands, has significant implications for renewable energy, according to the Professionalism and Integrity in Research website




    Red Cross sets up dedicated link for UofL donations

    The Kentucky Red Cross has set up a dedicated link for UofL community donations toward recovery efforts related to hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Donations can be made online.


    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. 


    Fan information for Saturday’s Football game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

    An hour earlier entrance to parking lots, improved security measures, and multiple special events are among the items that University of Louisville football fans will notice when the Cardinals kick off their first home game of the season on Sept. 16 against Clemson at 8:12 p.m. Fans with reserved parking passes in the UofL lots surrounding the stadium can enter the lots beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, a special early entrance one hour ahead of the regular five-hour opening time for the parking lots.
    Additional Information: Website


    UofL Alert System testing to take place Thursday

    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. 


    GRE test information workshop available

    September 20, 4-8 p.m., Shumaker, Room 139; Free
    The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and REACH are hosting a GRE test information workshop. UofL alumni and staff, post-baccalaureate students, current graduate and undergraduate students and community members are invited to attend. Please register, as space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
    Additional Information: Register online 


    What’s Happening Today at Research!Louisville

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

    • 9-11 a.m., Translational Research Symposium: Cancer, Environmental Health, Neurosciences, Digestive Health, Cardiovascular Disease, The Microbiome, and Clinical Trials Research/Services will be covered.
    • 9 a.m. to noon, Faculty Research Showcase
    • Noon to 1:30 p.m., Across Sectors, Across Generations: Achieving Health Equity for All
    • Also,  on Friday, Sept. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m., R!L Awards Ceremony and Keynote Address – Keynote: Dr. George Koob, Director, NIAAA, Lecture: The Neurobiology of Addiction: View from the Dark Side

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


    Live Lunch at the Red Barn

    September 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Red Barn; Free

    Join the UofL Student Activities Board and 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville for their “Live Lunch” broadcast. There will be live music from Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton and the SAB will provide free burgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers.

    Additional Information: Website 


    Music and Happy Hour at the UClub

    September 15, 4-7 p.m., University Club; $5 to $15
    Join us for Happy Hour with dinner and music in the Pub. We will feature Tom Boone and his acoustic music at 5:30 p.m. Tom is a recording artist who describes his music as a blend of folk, acoustic blues, and bluegrass. Call us for reservations.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website

    This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    September 14, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,  HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
    The Gray Street Farmers Market is open every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine. Some items available today include: apples, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, corn, squash, zucchini, pumpkins, honey, granola, eggs, baked and canned items, gourmet popsicles, and kettle corn. Lunch provided by: Boss Hog’s BBQ & Pollo . Leave a comment on our Facebook page on Friday to enter our weekly raffle. The winner receives a $5 gift certificate to the market.

    Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter


    Call for Gender Equity/Professional Development Award, Nominations & Applications

    Nominations and applications for The Mary K. Tachau Gender Equity Award and the M. Celeste Nichols Professional Development Award are being accepted through Oct. 6. The Equity Award goes to a member of the UofL community whose work has directly furthered women’s equality and gender equity. The Nichols Award goes to a UofL graduate or professional school student to support academic and professional enrichment beyond normal program expenses. Nominations and applications are available online. Nominations for The Tachau Gender Equity Award to Valerie Casey; submit applications for the Nichols Award to Phyllis M. Webb or drop off applications to the Women’s Center.


    Cardinal Preview Day

    October 21, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Belknap Campus

    High school students and their families are invited to Cardinal Preview Day, UofL’s largest annual open house for prospective students. Throughout the day, visitors will explore campus with a student-led tour, attend academic open houses and an information fair, learn more about financial aid and scholarships, hear from current students about their own unique experiences, and more. Registration is not necessary.

    Additional Information: Megan Adams, 852-7540, website


    Research funding opportunity available

    September 14

    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, go online.


    Report available: 12,111 UofL students voted in 2016 Presidential Election

    UofL recently participated in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). Go to our website to review the report. Feel free to share this information in classes and other settings as appropriate.

    Additional Information: Pam Nessle Curtis, 852-0242, website



    Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series

    September 15, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus

    Peter Harrington, PhD, Ohio University, will present, “Chemometric Opportunities in Metabolomics.”

    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    University of Louisville Regional Stroke Symposium

    September 15, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave., 40208; No charge for UofL physicians, nurses, faculty, students, residents and fellows, or for EMS/EMT providers. Non-UofL physicians: $40, all others: $25

    A multidisciplinary forum on evaluation and management of cerebrovascular disease focused on the latest information in stroke care. Keynote address by Pooja Khatri, MD, director of the Acute Stroke Program for the University of Cincinnati Stroke Team and Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-7522


    Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar Series

    September 14, 4 p.m., Room 102, Instructional Building

    Dr. William Guido, Chairman and Professor of the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology, will present a seminar titled, “The State of ASNB.”

    Additional Information: Donna Bottorff



    Green Tip: Garden Commons Herb & Tea Workshop and Pickling Workshop scheduled

    September 15, 12-1 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center, Belknap Campus

    Join us in UofL’s organic garden on Friday, Sept. 15 for a workshop about how to use and dry the herbs we’ll harvest from the garden. Enjoy ample sampling opportunities with a fresh herbal tea bar. On Sept. 22, our hands-on workshop will be on canning and pickling to preserve firm veggies like cukes, okra, green beans, beets, carrots, radishes, summer squash, etc. Bring your excess produce and take home a jar.

    Additional Information:  Garden Commons website, Herb & Tea Workshop, Canning & Pickling Workshop, Ellie Miller, 502-758-3834


    Sustainability Roundtable: Political Narratives & Framing of Climate Change Policy

    September 15, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 123, Urban & Public Affairs (426 W Bloom St.), Belknap Campus

    Join us for UofL’s Sustainability Roundtable series on alternating Fridays at 11 a.m. Sept. 15-Nov. 10 in Urban Studies 123. We kick it off with Dr. Melissa Merry (Political Science) on climate change policy. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion about interdisciplinary, collaborative research opportunities. Anyone from any discipline who is interested in sustainability is welcome to present and to participate, including faculty, staff, students and public.

    Additional Information: WebsiteDaniel DeCaro


    Health and Wellness

    20-minute drop-in meditation sessions available

    September 22, 12-12:20 p.m., Room K2015, Nursing School, HSC; Free for employees, residents, students and QAs

    Revive, renew and refresh at our 20-minute drop-in meditation sessions. You will connect with others interested in mindfulness practices and be exposed to a wide variety of meditation/mindfulness practices. All experience levels are welcome. OMM is offered every other week. Drop-in when you can. Sponsored by Being Well, Get Healthy Now, and Campus Health Promotion. Email to register or drop in. If you are an HSC employee or student, your UofL ID should scan you into the building. If you would prefer to have the code to get into the building, send us an email.


    Dance and relieve stress with Salsa Fridays

    Every Friday; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., HSC Fitness Center, Chestnut Street Parking Garage, HSC;  Free for employees, spouses and QAs

    All levels are welcome and no partner required. Join us and enjoy learning together the basic moves and core concepts of Salsa Rueda with Cherie Lanier. Salsa Rueda is similar to American square dancing, but for salsa in a circle not a square. A caller will call out different simple dance patterns that we will learn in class. Join the School of Medicine, Get Healthy Now and Intramural Sports for this fun and contagious dance. Feel free to walk-in on Fridays or email Paula Kommor for calendar appointment reminders. 


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    September 15, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium

    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Kerry McGowan, MD. McGowan is assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Louisville. She will be presenting “Neuroblastoma: Striving for Cure.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    September 15, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium

    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Joey Polio, MD, PGY-4 resident. Dr. Polio will lecture on “The Cavovarus Foot.”

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    September 15, 7:30- 8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium

    John Loughran, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Robley Rex VAMC of Louisville, will present, “The Opioid Epidemic and Cardiovascular Complications.” Learners will understand the history of opiate usage and Federal regulatory efforts; discuss the opioid epidemic and how local regulation may have affected the current dilemma surrounding illicit drug use; comprehend the cardiovascular complications associated with opiate abuse. CME credit will be provided.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499 



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