|Through Feb. 24, 2017||Unseen: Visualizing Ecological Systems|
Jan. 12th - Feb. 24th, 9am-4:30pm weekdays / 1-5pm weekends
Schneider Hall, Belknap Gallery
UofL's Hite Art Institute presents an exhibition curated by critical and curatorial studies master’s candidate Madison Sevilla. “Unseen” features sculptures and drawings by Stephen Cartwright and Shohei Katayama that explore the intersections between art and ecology. Cartwright’s data visualization sculptures function as self-portraits created through detailed documentation of his life and routines. Katayama’s work is ecologically aware, and he utilizes his drawings and sculptures as a catalyst for environmental conversations. His work examines the underlying patterns and forces of nature by showcasing unseen relationships in ecology. The exhibit provides viewers with the groundwork to contemplate the impact on and interactions between the various systems that surround us. Cartwright and Katayama offer up visualizations of the infinite and continuous ecologies that constitute our routines.
|March 3, 2017|
Friday, March 3rd, 11am-noon, Life Sciences Room 135
Please join us for UofL's series on alternating Fridays at 11am this spring! On March 3rd, we'll hear from Jordan Basham, MS4 Environmental Programs Engineer for Louisville's Metropolitan Sewer District. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact .
|March 6, 2017||Collective Courage: Diversity, Collaborative Economics and the Law|
Monday, March 6th, Noon-1:30pm, Law School 275. Free Registration Required.
The Law School Diversity Committee will be hosting a visit to Louisville by Cooperative Hall-of-Famer, Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of “Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.” The groundbreaking work chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality. Through her research, Gordon Nembhard finds that African Americans, as well as other people of color and low-income people, have benefited greatly from cooperative ownership and democratic economic participation throughout the nation’s history. Dr. Nembhard is Associate Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, City University of New York. Join her for a discussion of the history of African American cooperative economics and what role the cooperative model can play today. She will be joined in a panel discussion with Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, and UofL Law professor Ariana Levinson. Lunch will be provided. Free and open to the public, but registration is required for the March 6th event at the Law School.
|March 7, 2017|
Tuesday, March 7th, 11:30am-1:30pm, MITC Bigelow Hall
UofL's Office of Community Engagement will host this symposium focused on interdisciplinary/interprofessional engagement, bringing the different schools and colleges together to explore how engaged teaching, research, and service can expand on the great work of the Signature Partnership Initiative. Come hear faculty panelists and their community partners share how they are engaged in interdisciplinary/interprofessional work. An update on progress made on community engagement based on recommendations from last year’s symposium will be provided. Contact: Henry Cunningham, 502-852-6026. Light lunch will be served. Event is free, but registration is required.
|March 7, 2017||An Evening with David Grossman|
Tuesday, March 7th, 7:30pm, Ekstrom Library Chao Auditorium
Born in Jerusalem in 1954, David Grossman has been hailed as a “secular prophet” and his fiction and journalism have been translated into over thirty-five languages. He is the author of eight novels and two journalistic books addressing the lives of Israel’s Arab minority and that of Palestinians in the West Bank. His gripping epic To the End of the Land was proclaimed one of the most searing antiwar novels ever written, appearing on over a dozen Top 10 Books of 2010. During a time of growing unease and uncertainty, both here and in Israel, David Grossman’s humanity and penetrating thoughtfulness will be especially appreciated. David Grossman’s visit to Louisville is supported by the JHFE, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities & Society, University of Louisville Office of Diversity and International Affairs, International Students and Scholars Services, Department of Comparative Humanities, Creative Writing & the Department of English. This evening with internationally acclaimed novelist, journalist and peace activist David Grossman is the third annual Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence presentation. It is free and open to the public and includes a book signing after the Q & A.
|March 7, 2017||Thursday, March 9th, 1:00-2:30pm, Ekstrom Library W210|
The Campus Tree Advisory Committee is open to all employees, students & community members interested in helping UofL protect & expand our tree population. We meet just once a semester. The agenda includes:
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|March 23, 2017||Coalition of Immokalee Workers: Return to Human Rights Tour|
Thursday, March 23rd, 5pm
A bus of farmworkers from Immokalee and their allies will be stopping in Louisville during a 2,000-mile trek through more than a dozen U.S. cities for the monumental Return to Human Rights Tour. The CIW is ready to share its signature energy and message of hope and resilience with thousands of students, people of faith and community allies who will meet them in unstoppable action to advance the national Wendy's Boycott along every stop of the way. If we are to keep building a broad and inclusive movement to protect the fundamental human rights of farmworkers, and of all people at the center of struggles for justice, this kind of long-lasting vision and persistence will be needed to pull us through this uncertain moment, and to bring Wendy's into the Fair Food Program. More details coming soon! Contact: Shelby Mack, email@example.com or Priscilla Velez, firstname.lastname@example.org
|March 24, 2017||EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Butterflies & #TAKE2FORLOU|
Friday, Mar. 24th at Noon, Ekstrom W210
Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! On March 24th, we'll hear from several amazing guests:
1. Hart Hagan of Wild Ones discussing his work to protect native biodiversity through enhancing butterfly and moth habitat; and
2. Christy Ray from the Louisville Water Company and Mallory Kramer with @sustainalou on the new #TAKE2FORLOU campaign to help you ditch disposable for durable!
The Sustainability Council’s program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This spring we'll continue our series of in-person workshops each month on third Fridays at noon in Ekstrom Library room W210. Join us for lunch and bring your reusable plate, utensils, and cup to minimize waste! All are welcome. More info on EcoReps website.
|March 31, 2017||: Metro Office of Sustainability|
Friday, March 31st, 11am-noon, Life Sciences Room 135
Please join us for UofL's series on alternating Fridays at 11am January 20th through April 14th! On March 31st, we'll hear from Maria Koetter, Director of the Office of Sustainability (Louisville Metro Government), providing a Program Overview and Q&A. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact .
|Through Apr. 1, 2017|
RecycleMania! - February 5th to April 1st, 2017
Live on campus? Win with conservation! UofL residence halls will compete amongst each other and battle together against campuses across the country to see who can reduce electricity use the most over three weeks. All you have to do is stop wasting energy! Turn off lights/TVs/computers; unplug anything you're not actively using; skip the elevator for the stairs; close windows tightly; dry clothes on a rack/line; take quick showers or shower with solar power at the SRC; etc.
|April 7, 2017||UofL Arbor Day Celebration|
Friday, April 7th, 11am-1pm, NW corner of Louisville Hall (4th & Brandeis)
April 7this Arbor Day 2017 in Kentucky! Come help us restore Louisville's shrinking tree canopy. Join us for a celebration of UofL’s on-going commitment to trees and our status as a Tree Campus USA! At noon, you can help us plant a tree outside of Louisville Hall. Come on out and enjoy a DJ, tree-themed activities and giveaways, as well as bike-blender smoothies made entirely with tree fruits and nuts! Co-sponsored by UofL's Sustainability Council, Campus Housing, and Office of Health Promotion.
|April 11, 2017||Nuts and Bolts of Community-Engaged Research|
Tuesday, April 11th, noon-1pm, Ekstrom Library, 3rd Floor
Community-engaged research is an emerging area in many academic disciplines. Engaged research has some unique characteristics and should be tailored to be venue- and discipline-specific. This Dine & Discover session will explore how faculty can generate scholarly (research and theoretical) products from their engaged work focused on community and student impact. More info and registration here.
|April 11, 2017|
Tuesday, April 11th, 12:30 - 4:00pm, Shumaker Research Building 1st Floor
Community engagement and community-based learning such as service learning projects are all part of undergraduate research. Faculty and students are encouraged to submit abstracts about their community engagement work inside or outside of the classroom (especially joint projects between faculty and students). This Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to share with the university community how faculty, staff and students are applying teaching/learning, research and service to address community needs. It provides a forum where students can showcase projects that build on and enrich community engagement across the disciplines. It is an opportunity for students, faculty and the community to come together to celebrate the learning happening through service and community engagement. It is a place for students to learn about research and other community outreach activities at UofL.
|April 13, 2017||From People to Pixels: Mapping Global Population Patterns with the WorldPop Project|
Thursday, April 13th, noon, University Club, $15 Lunch Reservations Required
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Liberal Studies Project offer the monthly Meet the Professor series to highlight the college’s research and cultural offerings. On April 13th, we'll hear from Geography and Geosciences professors Andrea Gaughan and Forrest Stevens. They received a Gates Foundation grant to work on their WorldPop project that generates open source human population maps. Contemporary, fine spatial scale, gridded population data is a crucial component for research across disciplines. Such data is necessary for understanding the ‘now’ of hazard risk and mitigation management, health and disease modelling, economic, environmental, and sustainability related work. The maps have been broadly adopted by international and government agencies for effective policy, planning, and interventions where a strong foundation of evidence is needed. Reservations are required for each Meet the Professor, with $15 payment by check. To reserve a spot, contact Janna Tajibaeva at 852-2247 or via email no later than April 10th.
|April 14, 2017|
Friday, April 14th, 11am-noon, Life Sciences Room 135
Please join us for UofL's series on alternating Fridays at 11am this spring! On April 14th, we'll hear from Christopher Bird, UofL Brown Fellow Class of 2018, about his research with the U.S. Green Building Council and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. His work focuses on civil engineering and green building design. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact .
|April 15, 2017||Louisville Urban Tree Symposium|
Saturday, April 15th, 8:30am – 4:00pm, Ernst Hall Room 103
Registration Required ($0-$25)
With the growing discussion of concerns related to the urban tree canopy of Louisville, it's not always easy to see that most of us love trees! On April 15th, we are bringing people together to learn about the many aspects of trees during a community oriented tree symposium that will educate us about trees in Kentuckiana and inform us of the actions we can take to secure their success for years to come. Whatever your interest in trees, we encourage you to join us in what will be an inspiring and motivational forum of experts from both near and far. The Partnership for a Green City is collaborating with TreesLouisville, Louisville Grows and the Louisville Metro Division of Forestry for this special event. Please bring your tree questions and creative energy to this extremely important topic.
Tickets cover lunch and some expenses of the event. Scholarships are available by contacting Brent at 852-8854. The agenda is listed below:
8:30—Welcome & Keynote Address: Jill Jonnes—Author of Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape (Baltimore, MD)
9:50—Arbor Day Presentation to Louisville Metro Government - a Kentucky Division of Forestry will present the City with the Tree City USA Award for the 17th year!
10:00—10:15 Break and Book Signing
10:15—Pathological Threats to the Urban Forest—Nicole Ward Gauthier (University of Kentucky)
10:45—Pest Threats to the Urban Forest—Joe Boggs (The Ohio State University)
11:15—The Public’s Myths & Fears of Trees in the Built Environment—Bill Fountain (University of Kentucky)
12:00 Lunch—Farm to Fork Catering
1:00—Venerable Trees—Tom Kimmerer - Author of Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass (Lexington, KY)
2:00—Green Careers and Tree Pruning Presentation - Limbwalker owners, Chris O’Bryan and Cory Petry (Louisville, KY). The discussion will focus on how Chris and Cory became passionate about arboriculture, their business ethics, and how they are making a positive impact in protecting the Louisville tree canopy. The presentation will conclude with Chris and Cory providing attendees with hand on pruning basics and demonstrating their daily work with tree climbing and arboriculture best management practices.
4:00—Tree Give Away sponsored by Louisville Metro's Division of Community Forestry (Jefferson County residents that are non-attendees are welcome to be present at this time to receive up to 3 free trees).
We are hosting the event at the University of Louisville, which for the seventh consecutive year has won the designation of “Tree Campus USA” from the Arbor Day Foundation, similar to the Tree CIty USA designation mentioned previously. The designation recognizes UofL’s dedication to and investment in outstanding management of campus trees. At a later date, The Partnership will plant a tree on the UofL campus in honor of our speakers as an enduring gesture of thanks!
|April 18, 2017||Farm To Table Dinner|
Tuesday, April 18th, 5-8pm, Red Barn
In advance of Earth Day 2017, UofL Dining will host our annual celebration of local food and farmers. Come join us for this unique feast of seasonally-appropriate, locally-sourced deliciousness! Full details and reservation information TBA.
|April 20, 2017||Lighten Your Load (on the Earth!)|
Thursday, April 20th, 11am-2pm, Red Barn plaza
In advance of Earth Day 2017, a special "Lighten Your Load" free swap will be set up from 11am - 2pm outside the Red Barn - all are welcome to come take or donate items. There will also be free food, a DJ, and booths from student groups and local environmental organizations offering activities and information about how to lighten your load on Planet Earth!
|April 21, 2017||3rd Annual UofL Day of Service|
Friday, April 21st
As part of our commitment to community engagement, UofL allows staff to take one day off a year to volunteer in the community. While employees are allowed to take any day of their choosing, the Office of Community Engagement organizes this campus-wide UofL Day of Service each year. Staff are especially encouraged to participate, but faculty and students are also welcome.
|April 21, 2017|
Friday, April 21st, 9:15am-5pm, University Club
Interested in integrating themes of environmental, social & economic stewardship into your courses? The Sustainability Council invites full- & part-time faculty as well as GTA Academy participants from all disciplines to participate in the 2017 Green Threads workshop. We’ll explore ways to embed sustainability into your curriculum. UofL faculty will receive a $500 honorarium, resources for course development, info on local sustainability issues, & a new network of faculty from across UofL. Full details on Green Threads here.
Please submit an application with your department Chair’s approval that includes a description of how you’re considering changing an existing course or the new course you’d like to develop by Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 to Daniel DeCaro <email@example.com>.
|April 21, 2017|
Friday, April 21st at Noon, Ekstrom Library 3rd Floor Delphi Lab
Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! This month, we'll enjoy a Pancake Party as we hear from those who have been tapping maple trees on campus as part of BIOL 104-15 - Laboratory for Introduction to Biological Systems. Professors Linda Fuselier and Grace Freundlich will be discussing the sap collection season and the process of making UofL maple syrup as we all enjoy the delicious fruits of their labor!
The Sustainability Council’s program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This spring we'll continue our series of in-person workshops each month on third Fridays at noon. Join us for lunch and bring your reusable plate, utensils, and cup to minimize waste! All are welcome. More info on .
- Meeting times for the Sustainability Council and its Committees are available here.
- The Sustainability Council's anchor event each fall is Campus Sustainability Day in mid-October: Watch Video.
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