September 5, 2017 Announcements




    Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017





    The College of Business’ Circle of Fame spotlights alumni who have demonstrated significant success as entrepreneurs. Their names are permanently added to a granite monument at the college to serve as an inspiration for all students. The first honorees were named in 2012 and a total of 13 people have been recognized since.



    Heather Parrino, program manager for UofL’s BRICC Coalition, recently received the 2017 Social Justice Award at the “Advocacy in Recovery” awards dinner. Parrino was recognized for outstanding leadership as a social justice changemaker. The BRICC Coalition provides leadership in advancing policies, programs, resources, and experiences that increase resiliency and reduce high-risk drinking and substance use in the campus and community.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    This week’s segment will run on WLKY-TV Saturday morning. The Monday segments is available on YouTube
    This week: UofL Archives currently has a large display of photos, letters from soldiers and artifacts from Camp Taylor on the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into WWI.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
    Monday’s show featured Dr. Paul McKinney discussing the West Nile virus found in Louisville, health hazards facing flood victims in Texas. Dr. Craig Blakely, dean of SPHIS promoted film “Holden On” about teen who committed suicide. Sarah Morris and Symon Harrah from GE’s FirstBuild promoted upcoming Hack-a-thon.
    Tuesday, Sept. 5: VP of Student Affairs Michael Mardis covers freshmen class, changes on campus and student involvement in community. UofL has an active International Student Learning Program where students spend 10 days overseas learning and doing service work. ISLP Director Caleb Brooks is joined by coordinator Nicole Rosskopf and student Alexsis Carter.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel

    This week: Kentucky has a new law that requires joint custody of children in most divorce cases. Sociology chair Ryan Schroeder researches parents’ impact on kids and is joined by Matt Hale of National Parents Association. Interim Law School dean Lars Smith discusses enrollment and a new program for health care workers. New Student Government Association president Vishnu Tirumala.



    Save the Date: Louisville Alumni/Cardinal Day of Service

    October 6
    The UofL Alumni Association and UofL Office of Community Engagement will co-host 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 will be available, and all participants will receive a special t-shirt at the volunteer site they choose. Registration will be available online within the next week.


    Free flu shots for faculty, staff and students

    Campus Health Services provides free flu shots for UofL faculty, staff and students. Bring your UofL ID and flu shot consent form (print out online). This week’s flu shot clinics times and locations are:

    • Tuesday, Sept. 5, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Belknap Campus, Red Barn
    • Wednesday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., HSC Abell Building, 110
    • Thursday, Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., HSC Dental School, 119 a & b

    September is Optimal Aging Awareness Month

    The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging is hosting Optimal Aging Awareness Month. The events during the month encourage people to learn about the concept of optimal aging. The theme this year is “Spreading Compassion across Generations.” Join our Honorary Optimal Aging Catalysts, Denny Crum and Darrell Griffith, in performing inter-generational act of kindness.
    Additional Information: Website


    Seeking nominations for Libraries Student Advisory Board

    Do you know a student who is an avid library user and wants to have their voice heard? The Libraries Student Advisory Board is seeking nominations. Help us continue to understand our users’ and community’s evolving needs.
    Additional Information: Website, Maurini Strub, 852-8750


    Art Therapy Forum

    September 16, 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Chao Auditiorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    The Art Therapy program is hosting their annual Art Therapy Forum. The Forum begins in the Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library with a overview of the profession and a panel presentation of art therapists in the community. From Ekstrom, we will move to the College of Education where folks will have the opportunity to participate in workshops conducted by first and second year graduate
    Additional Information: Eileen O’Neill Estes, 852-2270, Marybeth Orton, 852-0630


    Refer students to the Majors Fair on September 13

    September 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Humanities Quad (Rain location: Red Barn)
    Do you know a student who has questions or concerns about a major or minor? The annual Majors Fair is a great way for students to talk with faculty, advisors, and campus partners about majors, minors, and related resources. Free Bootleg BBQ will be provided to the first 300 students.
    Additional Information: Charles Delp, 852-4475, website


    Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) prospective student sessions scheduled

    September 6, 5-6:45 p.m., Oppenheimer Hall (Kent School of Social Work); September 7, 6-8:30 p.m., online
    Are you interested in a career in social justice and improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities? Come find out if the versatile Master of Science in Social Work is the right graduate program for you and your professional development. We are hosting in-person and virtual sessions throughout the fall.
    Additional Information: RSVP online


    School of Dentistry’s 34th Annual ‘William J. Mansfield’ Alumni Day

    September 29, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kornhauser Health Sciences Library – Auditorium
    The Continuing Education & Alumni Affairs Department would like to invite all dental professionals for an exciting lecture on ‘Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Worn Dentition,’ presented by John C. Cranham, DDS, PC.
    Additional Information: Register online, email



    Neepa Majumdar, University of Pittsburgh on Indian Cinema

    September 7

    Dr. Neepa Majumdar is associate professor of Film Studies in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include film sound, star studies, South Asian early cinema, and documentary film. She will give a free talk in Humanities 300 at 3 p.m. and then will present the classic Bombay film, “Shree 420” at the Speed Cinema at 6 p.m. Tickets for the Speed screenings are $9 or $7 for UofL students and Speed Members.

    Additional Information: Email, website


    Humanities Professors present ‘Funeral Parade of Roses’

    September 10; $9 or $7 for UofL students and Speed Members

    On Friday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., a post-screening discussion will be led by Karl Swinehart, Humanities; on Saturday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m., a post-screening discussion will be led by Brandon Harwood, Humanities. Long unavailable in the U.S., Japanese director Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece “Funeral Parade of Roses” is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas.

    Additional Information: Website, email



    Meet the Professor: Stephen Schneider talks about Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery

    September 7, noon, University Club, $15/person and $10/students – checks

    Cave Hill Cemetery was founded in 1848 to address the need for increased burial space in Louisville. Since then, Cave Hill has become not just a space for family members to visit their loved ones, but also a museum of municipal history dedicated to notable citizens extending from Louisville’s first mayor to Muhammad Ali. In this presentation, Schneider, professor of English, will examine Cave Hills’ memorial landscape, from the designs of city engineer Edmund Francis Lee and the influence of rural cemetery movement to modern day efforts to commemorate the people and events that have defined the river city. Cost includes lunch. Reservations required.

    Additional Information: Janna Tajibaeva, 852-2247


    Training and Workshops

    iRIS grant submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    September 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Hank and Donna Wagner Conference Room, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, HSC; 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


    Workshop: Conquering the Challenges of Writing the Historical Novel

    September 11, 6-9 p.m., Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1722 Bardstown Road, 40205; WWW members $10, non-members $20
    Women Who Write present a workshop with Sue Kelly Ballard, author of “My Blessed, Wretched Life: Rebecca Boone’s Story,” with strategies to place characters where conflicts and resolutions satisfy as an integrated whole. Ballard worked in the corporate world and as a professor. She belongs to the Filson Historical Society, the DAR, the Historical Novel Society, the board of directors of the Boone Society, and co-edits the society’s Compass newsletter.
    Additional Information: Selene Phillips


    PLAN offers workshop on the academic job search process

    September 7, 3-4:30 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    Are you preparing materials to go on the market this spring? This workshop is designed to demystify the process, and to address the specific needs and questions of those from both the sciences and humanities who are embarking on this exciting experience. Overall, this workshop is a resource to help you identify and effectively present yourself as a candidate to the academic job of your future. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: Plan website, calendar pageMichelle Rodems, 852-3110


    PLAN hosts session to help graduate students better manage their time

    September 6, 3-5 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    Managing time during graduate school can be challenging, but there are ways to balance the scales. In this workshop, attendees will leave with suggestions, resources, and a plan for putting their own balancing system in place. Grad students interested in attending can register on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar pageMichelle Rodems, 852-3110


    ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Training

    The AHA-ACLS Course is Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon in HSC B, Room 307. 500 S. Preston. Cost is $200 for UofL Employees, $250 for all others. Classes also scheduled for Oct. 24/25, Nov. 29/30 and Dec. 20/21.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, Kevin Martin, 852-3384


    CPR Training

    The American Heart Association CPR Training is available for a few more sessions throughout 2017 in HSC B, Room 307. 500 S. Preston. Cost is $40. The schedule is: Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. 7, 1-3 p.m.; Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Dec. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, Kevin Martin, 852-3384



    Take a brief survey about UofL’s bicycle friendliness

    UofL applied to the League of American Bicyclists for recertification as a Bicycle Friendly University. The review process is underway and the League seeks direct input from you about bicyclists’ experiences on campus via a short survey open to students, staff, faculty and public familiar with UofL.’s current bike programs, facilities and amenities. Your input will help inform the final award decision and will be included (anonymously) in the feedback report to UofL administration. Deadline is Sept. 24. The survey is available online.

    Additional Information: UofL Bicycling Initiatives website



    Social Justice Consortium faculty convening

    September 8, 3:30-5 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research is hosting a convening of faculty members on Consortium-funded research teams, department chairs, and other faculty members committed to social justice related research. The purpose of this convening is to provide an update on Consortium plans and activities and to continue building a community of social justice scholars at UofL.
    Additional Information: Website


    Part-Time faculty: Explore an introduction to active learning for your classroom (last chance to register)

    September 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Delphi Center Lab (Ekstrom Library #244)
    Join Drs. Jennifer Anderson and Nisha Gupta as they introduce participants to the principles of active learning and engage in practices to support students, including gathering ideas for incorporating active learning into teaching. A light meal will be provided so pre-registration is required.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Health and Wellness

    Make a splash with Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness

    Fall session: Sept. 5 through Dec. 7, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-12:45 p.m., Natatorium, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and Spouse/QA
    Are you looking for a form of exercise that is easy on the joints and big on fun? Join Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness class for the 2017 Fall semester. The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, joint pain relief and much more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not). Register today.

    Additional Information: Register online, email, 852-7755


    Saturday Group Fitness Classes available

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; free for GHN members
    Get Healthy Now offers free group fitness classes on Saturdays. Join us for Weekend Kick Start and Yoga classes. Suitable for all levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755



    Drug Resistant Epilepsy & ASD/ CBDV Oil 4 to 18 Years Old

    IRB# 16.0505. Dr. Gregory Barnes, MD, PhD and KCPCRU are conducting a research study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational CBDV (Cannabidivarin) Oil in children ages 4 to 18 years old who have Drug Resistant Epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study consists of three (one overnight) screening clinical visits within 28 days. If your child is eligible his or her participation will be a duration of 52 weeks which includes up to 18 (one overnight) study clinic visits.
    Additional Information: Trisha Aponte, 629-5539


    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, 629-5539, website


    Participants for Ulcerative Colitis / Crohn’s Disease Study Needed

    IRB #15.0872. The UofL Surgery Department and Microbiology Department is seeking patients over age 18 diagnosed with Ulcerative Collitis or Crohn’s Disease. Patients on stable doses of their medications may be eligible to participate in a randomized study comparing the effects of extracts from turmeric or ginger to help decrease disease symptoms. Patients will need to be available for up to four visits over a period of about 45 days. Principal Investigator is Dr. Susan Galandiuk.
    Additional Information: Laura Trachtenberg, 852-1671


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    September 6, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Balamurugan Appakalai, PhD, UofL Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Center for Cellular Transplantation, presents, “Strategies to Improve Transplanted Islet Function.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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