July 22, 2016 Announcements

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    Want to know what’s going on at UofL? Visit the UofLNews website for features, videos, photos, announcements, radio segments, and the UofL event calendar. Click here to submit an announcement.

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    Here’s what was featured on UofLNews on Thursday, July 21, 2016:

    • Taking risks, reaping rewards: Fulbright scholar shares insights from placement along the Syrian border. Read more.
    • Personal physician to the Dalai Lama to speak on compassion in medicine at UofL White Coat Ceremony. Read more.
    • UofL School of Dentistry offers advantages for young patients. Read more.

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    Research Bulletin

    UofL faculty received more than $2 million in research awards last week, including another grant for Mechanical Engineering. Here is the list of awards.

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    Did You Know?

    The Beer with a Scientist program began in 2014 and is the brainchild of UofL cancer researcher Levi Beverly, PhD. Once a month, the public is invited to enjoy a presentation and Q&A session on a scientific topic over drinks and food.

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    Miscellaneous

    1.) 2016 Alumni Fellows announced

    2.) The Digital Media Suite is reopening

    3.) HSC Ice Cream Social set for next week

    4.) Submit your 2016 Homecoming events by Aug. 1

    5.) Fire hydrant safety testing planned for Belknap Campus

    6.) Cards Under the Stars concludes tonight with ‘Inside Out’

    7.) Campus Housing offering staff and faculty tours

    Seminars/Lectures/Symposiums

    8.) Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Distinguished Lecture on Cannabis

    9.) 2016 KY Lung Cancer Program Scientists’ Seminar call-for-abstracts

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    Miscellaneous

    1.) 2016 Alumni Fellows announced

    Following yesterday’s announcement of Alumnus of the Year, the UofL Alumni Association is honored to announce the 2016 Alumni Fellows who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields and are exemplary UofL ambassadors. The recipients are: Roman D. Oben, 95A; Randall J. Bufford, 81B; Christine A. Roalofs, 94DMD; Beverly Keepers, 75GA, 04GE; Larry W. Combs, 97S; Nancy S. Niederman, 80L; Ella Victoria Turner, 73GM and James E. Turner, 72GM, 76MD; Marilyn S. Taylor, 79M, 85GM; Donna Engleman, 88N; Matthew R. Groenewold, 02GP, 08GP; Marcelo Mitchell Matamoros, 75GK. The Alumni Awards event is Oct. 20.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    2.) The Digital Media Suite is reopening

    Aug. 22, 10 a.m., Digital Media Suite, Ekstrom Library

    The Digital Media Suite (DMS) will reopen on August 22 with a variety of new and updated resources and services. Learn how you or your students can check out AVl equipment, record in our green screen studio, create digital media assignments with Adobe Creative Cloud apps, or utilize Apple or Android phones and tablets for course work. Schedule a consultation or presentation for your class online

    Additional Information: Jason Zahrndt, 852-3787

     

    3.) HSC Ice Cream Social set for next week

    July 27, 2-4 p.m., HSC Plaza; Free

    The annual Health Sciences Campus Ice Cream Social will be held July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m., on the HSC Plaza. It will feature Comfy Cow ice cream.

    Additional Information: Bonnie Dean, 852-2647; Tammy Lawson 852-6573

     

    4.) Submit your 2016 Homecoming events by Aug. 1

    Homecoming is set for Saturday, Oct. 22, and the Alumni Association wants to include your Homecoming Week event in our alumni mailer and/or on our website. In order for your event to be included, you must submit your event details by Monday, Aug. 1 online. All events must be submitted online.

    Additional Information: Website, Amanda James

     

    5.) Fire hydrant safety testing planned for Belknap Campus

    Please be advised that the Physical Plant Life Safety Department will be conducting Fire Pump & Fire Hydrant Safety Testing on Belknap Campus, July 25 through July 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

    Additional Information: Available online

     

    6.) Cards Under the Stars concludes tonight with ‘Inside Out’

    July 22, 6:30 p.m., on the lawn between the Natural Sciences Building and Grawemeyer Hall, movie begins at dusk; Free admission

    Cards Under the Stars featuring “Inside Out” is Friday, July 22. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a cooler or purchase concessions onsite food trucks 502 Café and SnoWhat Snoballs. Activities include inflatables, crafts, and appearance by the Louisville League of Mascots. Cards under the Stars is sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union.

    Additional Information: Watch the calendar for additional information and weather updates. Contact Brandy Warren, 852-6171

     

    7.) Campus Housing offering staff and faculty tours

    July 28, 8:30 a.m-12:45 p.m. or 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; July 29, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or 1-5 p.m., Stevenson Hall Lobby

    Campus Housing will offer tours of the upper class Affiliate Housing & Off-Campus Housing Apartment Complexes for all faculty and staff. Take the tour to see the communities that your students are living, where they experience state-of-the-art amenities, spacious floor plans, and an experience that compliments their college lifestyle. There are two different tour times on two different days. Space is limited on each tour.

    Additional Information: Miranda Thomas Scurlock, 502-854-4363

     

    Seminars/Lectures/Symposiums

    8.) Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Distinguished Lecture on Cannabis

    August 4, 7-9 p.m., Louisville Free Public Library, Main Branch, 301 York St.; Free, but tickets are needed

    “The Cannabis Conundrum: The genetics & politics of America’s most controversial plant,” will be presented by DL Dr. George Weiblen of the Univ. of Minnesota. He studies the genetics of cannabis and challenges opinions on all sides of the debate of cannabis, used for fiber, oil, nutritious seeds, and psychoactive drugs.

    Additional Information: Register by calling 502-574-1644 or online

     

    9.) 2016 KY Lung Cancer Program Scientists’ Seminar call-for-abstracts

    October 15, 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., William T. Young Library, University of Kentucky Campus; Free

    This symposium, between UK Markey Cancer Center and UofL Brown Cancer Center, will feature a series of short talks by faculty from both institutions, a poster session, and keynote presentation by Dr. John D. Minna, UT Southwestern Medical Center. This event highlights ongoing lung cancer research at each institution. If you are conducting in lung cancer research, we hope you will submit an abstract. Submit abstracts thru Sept. 23.

    Additional Information: Dr. Nathan Vanderford at UK; register online; submit abstracts online

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    Alicia Kelso
    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.