September 6, 2017 Announcements



    Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017





    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



    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
    Translational Training Series kicks off during Research!Louisville! The first session is Women Innovators: A panel of women entrepreneurs and innovators will discuss their experiences with the commercialization of university research: licensing to an established company and/or forming a new start-up company. Our panelists will share their lessons learned and will also discuss the “commercialization culture shift”—moving from academic research to working with industry.
    Additional Information: Email or email

    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
    Conducting a comprehensive literature search for a dissertation or thesis can be a challenging endeavor. Addressing common research questions from an interdisciplinary perspective, this workshop will focus on managing the research process at the graduate level. Participants will learn how to construct more productive and efficient searches, as well as track citation patterns over time. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: PLAN websiteCalendar event, Michelle Rodems, 852-3110



    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.
    Students, staff and faculty are invited to the closing reception of “New Recruits,” an exhibition of art and design by Hite Art Institute’s newest faculty: Kyoungmee Kate Byun, Tiffany Calvert, Meena Khalili, Margaret Leininger and Rachel Singel. The exhibition spans the disciplinary range of the Department of Fine Arts with interior architecture, paintings, prints, drawings, textile multi-media and lithographic prints. The exhibition, open now, will run through Sept. 9.
    Additional Information: Website


    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
    The annual gala concert features School of Music faculty artists in both solo and chamber music ensemble performances.
    Additional Information: Penny Brodie, 852-6907, Facebook, calendar


    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
    Join Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness class for the 2017 fall semester. The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, relief from joint pain and more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not). 

    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
    Get Healthy Now has a new and improved Group Fitness schedule for this semester. Specialty classes no longer have a fee; all group fitness classes are free. Check out our new schedule and join the fitness fun. 
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755



    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.
    Additional Information: Email 


    Grand Rounds

    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
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Kelvin C. Lau, MD, MPH. Lau is assistant professor in the division of cardiology in the department of pediatrics at the University of Louisville. He will present, “Review of Current Practices in Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology.”
    Additional Information: Email


    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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