Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
Louisville’s next “Hometown Heroes” banner will feature Alberta Jones, a UofL alum and civil rights leader who became the first African American woman to pass the Kentucky bar exam. She then became the first female prosecutor in the state in 1965. The “Alberta’s Louisville” banner will hang on the River City Bank Building at 6th and Muhammad Ali. A ceremony will be held on Sept. 25.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Dr. Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, associate professor of Art History, is the new president of Historians of British Art, an affiliate society of the College Art Association. Many countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia are represented in HBA’s membership that comprises scholars and curators specializing in British art and architecture from every area and period. Kim is the first Korean-American President of the organization.
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.
UofL Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing
Do you know an outstanding nurse from Kentucky or Southern Indiana? Nominate registered nurses for the fourth-annual UofL Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing. Nominations can be done online and the deadline is Sept. 7.
Call for book chapter proposals for ‘Partnerships – Library, Inter-professional and Community Collaborations for Health and Quality of Life’
Vicki Hines-Martin, professor and director of the Office of Health Disparities, Fannie Cox, outreach and reference librarian, and Henry Cunningham, director of Community Engagement, are developing a book for Routledge Publishers. They are seeking chapter proposals for an edited book, which includes case studies that illustrate how libraries, community organizations, and academic professionals have partnered to enhance health and quality of life of populations in a variety of settings. Summaries or abstracts of the proposed chapters should be no more than 700 words. Authors of selected proposals will be notified in the spring. Additional information about abstract submission can be obtained at, and proposals submitted to Henry Cunningham.
Training and Workshops
Translational Training Series
September 12, Kosair Charities Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
PLAN offers workshop on conducting research for a large-scale research project
September 11, 3-4:30 p.m., Room W102, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series presents ‘Innovation Driven by Patients’ Needs’
Sept. 7, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Shumaker Building, Room 139
Dr. Dongfang Wang, professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, director of Artificial Organ Laboratory at the University of Kentucky, will speak about his research experiences regarding heart and lung assist.
Additional Information: Website, Nancy Hansford
Arts and Entertainment
‘New Recruits’ closing reception
September 8, 6-8 p.m., Cressman Center Gallery, 100 E. Main St.
University Music Faculty Gala
September 8, 8:15 p.m., School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall, 105 W. Brandeis Ave.; Free, open to the public
Health and Wellness
Relax and splash with Get Healthy Now Water Fitness
Fall session: September 5–December 7, Tuesday/Thursday, noon to 12:45 p.m., Natatorium; Free, UofL employees, retirees and their spouse/QA
Additional Information: Register online
Group fitness classes at Get Healthy Now
Dates & Times: See Group Fitness Schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
Sustainable Behavior and Energy Use – Pilot Reduction Competition
The Partnership for a Green City is sponsoring a pilot energy reduction competition between the four partner organizations – UofL, JCPS, JCTC and Metro Government – to see which can reduce energy over their previous year’s energy use. We will send out weekly messages for employees and students as we learn sustainable behavior options around energy use and reduction. Starts this month and runs through the school year. Awards will be given for the best results.
Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
September 6, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd, Heart & Lung – Conference Center, 16th floor
Join us for guest speaker Sanjay Srivastava, PhD, FAHA, professor and distinguished scholar, UofL Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine. Srivastava will present “Volatile Organic Compounds & Cardiometabolic Disease.”
Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website
Pediatric Grand Rounds
September 8, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Jesse Roman
September 7, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
Medicine Grand Rounds opens its 2017-18 season featuring Jesse Roman, MD, FACP, FACCP, professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology and Chairman of the UofL Department of Medicine. Roman will present “My Doctor, My Scientist” focusing on the incorporation of translational research in the care of patients, the impact of early infections, smoking, and alcohol in chronic lung disorders, and the role of physician-scientists and clinician-investigators in medical education and academia.
Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825
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