September 19, 2017 Announcements




    Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017





    The Brandeis School of Law Library’s collection of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis’ personal papers consists of more than 200,000 items. The papers cover all aspects of his pre-SCOTUS career, as well as personal correspondence and a copy of the Brandeis FBI file, acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request. The collection has brought in researchers from all over the world.



    John Gilderbloom, professor of Planning, Public Administration, Urban Affairs and Public Health, has been nominated for being one of the world’s most influential urban thinkers. He is one of 200 people nominated for this designation, and the only nominee from Kentucky. Voting for the Most Influential Urbanist is happening now at




    Online info session: MA in Higher Education Administration

    September 20, 5:30 p.m., online

    Join our online info session to find out how you can propel your higher education career further, and how online learning can help you fit education in your busy schedule. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and network with peers. Register online.

    Additional Information: Email 


    Save the Date: Business Services/ULPD Cookout is Oct. 4

    Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside between ULPD, Commonwealth Credit Union and the parking garage
    A cookout will be held Oct. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to welcome back students. Staff and faculty are also welcome. It will include free food (hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chips, cookies and drinks), as well as music, games and door prizes. The event is sponsored by the UofL Police Department, Business Services, Aramark Dining and Commonwealth Credit Union.


    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


    Commonwealth Credit Union one-year anniversary celebration

    Now through Sept. 22, 2126 S. Floyd St. (near ULPD and University Parking offices)

    As a thank you to the university community and in celebration of their one-year anniversary on campus, our preferred credit union partner, Commonwealth Credit Union, is holding a basketball season ticket giveaway all week and an appreciation lunch on Friday, Sept. 22. All activities will take place at their UofL branch.

    Additional Information: Glenn Griffin, 502-564-4775, website



    Talk: ‘The Great Museum Under the Sea’

    September 21, 4 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free and open to the public

    The Liberal Studies Project presents Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dr. James Delgado, who is among the world’s leading experts in maritime archeology and cultural heritage. He is the author of more than 33 books, including The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harbor and The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá. Delgado’s talk will encompasses the evolving story of archaeology underwater and will span three millennia, focusing on the people who built, worked, and occasionally died on them.

    Additional Information: Janna Tajibaeva, 852-2247


    Training and Workshops

    ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

    American Heart Association – ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) training will be held September 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Paris Simulation Center, 500 S. Preston St., Bldg. B, Room 307, Louisville, 40202. Cost is $200 for UofL Employees and students and $250 for all others.

    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, or Kevin Martin, 852-2284



    Research funding opportunity

    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. Apply online



    Adolescent MDD/Depression 12 to 17 Years Old

    IRB# 15.1189

    The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Norton Children’s Hospital is conducting a research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug in adolescents ages 12 to 17 years old who have MDD or feelings of depression. If your child is eligible his or her participation will last approximately 10 weeks, including nine visits to the study site, which compensation for time and travel is provided.

    Additional Information: Trisha Aponte, 502-629-5539


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    September 20, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038

    Join us as Sri Prakash L. Mokshagundam, MD, UofL Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, Physiological Insulin Replacement Update on Advances in “Artificial Pancreas” and Clinical Islet Transplantation.

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    September 21, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium HSC

    As part of the Neuroscience Grand Rounds curriculum, the Department of Neurosurgery’s Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds presentation this week is “Post-Surgical Pain treatment, mechanisms and emerging concepts.” Dr. Camilo Castillo of UofL PM&R and Dr. Jeffrey Petruska of KSCIRC will speak.



    Saving energy is simple

    Being energy-wise is not rocket science; turn off your computer or laptop instead of leaving it on all the time (turn off your printer too). Use a toggle-switch power strip and plug things into it – turning off the red switch cuts power to what is plugged in. Turn on only the lights you need in a room and turn them off when you are finished. Little choices add up to big results. You have the power to make a difference.



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