September 28, 2017 Announcements



    Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017





    The Spanish section of UofL’s classical and modern languages department organizes the “Reel Latin America” Film Festival every year in conjunction with the Spanish language newspaper Al Dia en America. This year’s festival, the 24th annual, is Oct. 5-Nov. 10.



    Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, associate professor of medicine at the University of Louisville Department of Medicine and the associate founding director of UofL’s Global Health Initiative, has been named president-elect of the Kentucky Nurses Association.



    Six University of Louisville faculty received grants totaling more than $1 million last week. See the list here




    Happy Hour at the U Club

    Sept. 29, 4-7 p.m., University Club
    Happy Hour and dinner in the Pub this Friday evening will feature music performed by Marty Rosen & Dan Boone. Come at 4 p.m. for all-you-can-eat pasta for $9.95, or order from our Pub menu. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. The University community is welcome. Watch for details on our upcoming Thursday evening “Open Mic Nights.” If you want to share your vocal talent, call Linda Johnson, 852-3499.
    Additional Information: Linda Johnsonwebsite


    Submit your nomination for the 2017 Faculty/Staff Pride Week Ally Award

    The students, faculty, and staff served by the LGBT Center announce the annual Pride Week Faculty/Staff Ally Award. Candidates for the award can include any faculty or staff member who is making positive decisions and speaking out for LGBTQ+ people on our campus. The winner will be announced during a Pride Week event. Deadline to nominate someone is Oct. 17.
    Additional Information: Nomination form online


    The fall issue of Student Affairs’ Vibrations is now available

    Read about the Student Rec Center Magazine Article, Move-in, Cards SPEAK, Family Weekend, Parent of the Year Award, NPHC 25th Anniversary and more. Issue available online


    This Week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    September 28, 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, sweet potatoes, corn, squash, pumpkins, honey, granola, eggs, soaps, lotions, baked and canned items, apple cider and kettle corn. Lunch provided by The Kentucky Taco Co & Pollo.

    Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter


    Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Essay Contest accepting submissions

    The U of L Women’s Center is accepting submissions from UofL 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 award. Deadline to apply is Oct. 6, 2017.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Register today for the 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 Business executive, Nikki R. Jackson. In addition to the speaker, there will be awards and presentations.
    Additional Information: Website, email


    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 & children’s clothing and other items are been accepted as well as items for student-parents. For more information, email Phyllis M. Webb, for drop off locations or visit the website
    Additional Information: 852-8976


    Join us for a Lunch Break at ShelbyHurst Campus

    October 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Enjoy time out of the office with your colleagues and tour the facilities at ShelbyHurst campus with the UofL Event and Conference Services team. Mix up your routine and purchase lunch from multiple food trucks that will be onsite while you enjoy music, games and more. 

    Additional Information: Website


    Motor Retraining (MoRe) for Functional Movement Disorders

    October 6, 6 p.m.  through12:45 p.m. Oct. 7, The Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202; Physicians: $99, Allied Health: $49. Deadline is Sept. 30. 
    This event is designed for Neurologists, physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, social workers and other health care providers to learn about functional movement disorders (FMD). The Motor Retraining (MoRe) program employs successful treatment rehabilitation strategies using physical and occupational therapy and speech language pathology as well as cognitive behavioral therapy modules.

    Additional Information: Website


    Sustainability Roundtable: How Local Toilets make Global Politics: Urban Informality and Sustainability in South Africa

    September 29, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 123, Urban Studies Institute (426 W Bloom St.)
    Join us for UofL’s Sustainability Roundtable series on alternating Fridays at 11 a.m. through Nov. 10 in Urban Studies 123. Our Sept. 29 presenter is Angela Storey (Anthropology). Drawing from ethnographic research with residents of informal settlements in Cape Town, this talk will examine water, sanitation, and electricity access. After her presentation, we’ll have an open discussion about interdisciplinary, collaborative research opportunities.
    Additional Information: Website, Daniel DeCaro



    Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series

    September 29, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Robert Doyle, PhD, Syracuse University, will present, “The Vitamin B12 dietary pathway in Drug discovery.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Physics Department colloquium with MIT researcher

    September 29, 3 p.m., Room 112 Natural Science Building, Belknap Campus
    Dr. Timm Rohwer of MIT will give a talk entitled “On the Ultrafast Transitions of Charge Density Waves in Solids.” His talk will combine the characterization of both, the driving mechanisms of CDW’s in solids – and the evolution of experimental techniques like trARPES and UED used to study the corresponding dynamics.
    Additional Information: Website

    Oral Biology 605: Oral Health Seminars

    September 29, noon to 1 p.m.,Dental School, room 119
    “Mixed community biofilms in the cystic fibrosis lung: friends and foes” by Deborah Yoder-Himes, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biology, UofL.

    Additional Information: Email


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now’s Workout of the Week

    Weekly, Mondays-Sundays, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    While our certified Health Fitness Specialists design the workout of the week (W.O.W.), you bring the power. Enjoy a self-guided, all-levels workout any time of the day, all week long. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    New: STRONG by Zumba at Get Healthy Now

    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    This non-dance based class revolves around high-intensity interval training, but still focuses on moving to the beat. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, 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

    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 really kick-start your day.

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


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    September 28, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium (lower level)

    As a part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Arpita Lakhotia, MD will present “Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke: Challenges & Opportunities” on Thursday September 28, at 8 a.m. in the Baxter Building Auditorium (Lower Level). Additional information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    September 29, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium

    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Mary N. Cook, MD. Cook is CEO and Medical Director of EMPOWER Centers in Greenwood Village, Colorado. She will present, “Parenting Adolescents: Shifting from Manager to Consultant.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828




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