April 20, 2017 Announcements

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    Thursday, April 20, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center was established in 1994 as a state-mandated technical assistance resource center. It is part of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering and offers resources, expertise and staff to help Kentucky’s businesses, industries and other organizations stay environmentally sustainable and competitive.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    On April 12, A&S advisors Eddie Bobbitt (Academic Counselor, Senior) and David Brown (Physics & Astronomy professor) were named this year’s recipients of the Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Advising
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Parking information for Thunder Over Louisville
    Parking & Transportation Services fields requests each year from the university community asking if permit holders will be permitted to view the air show and fireworks display on Saturday, April 22, from the roofs of the parking garages. The garages were not designed for assembly purposes and large gatherings. They were designed solely for parking cars. When vehicles are parked throughout the floors they are parked in such a manner to evenly distribute the weight load. For purposes of assembling, people tend to move to the rails of the garage placing an enormous amount of weight at this one location. In addition to not being designed structurally for assembly use, the garages do not have adequate restrooms and other code requirements for large group gatherings. Garages will be available for permit parking only on Saturday, April 22. University Police and Security personnel will monitor the activity in the garages. Thank you for your cooperation.
    Additional Information: 852-7275
     
    A&S Celebration of Excellence – award winners
    April 25, 2 p.m., Bigelow Hall, Miller Technology Building
    The College of Arts & Sciences is proud to recognize the expertise, talent, and commitment of some of the most outstanding people in the College. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of A&S faculty and staff. See the complete list of honorees and pre-register online
    Additional Information: Website852-8977
     
    Faculty/staff discussion leaders needed for Welcome Week
    Discussion leaders and student co-leads will engage new students in small-group conversation about the Book-in-Common, “Hidden America.” All leaders receive a comprehensive, event-specific facilitation guide and copy of the book. Event is Friday, Aug. 18. Please hold 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for now; final event time may be shorter and will be determined/communicated this summer. Complete the form to volunteer.
    Additional Information: 
    Website
     
    2014 Blackboard Courses to be deleted
    Blackboard courses from Fall 2014, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014 semesters will be archived and deleted after Wednesday, May 24. This process affects courses with IDs ending in 4148, 4145 and 4142, e.g. ACCT-101-02-4148. This is a process completed by the Delphi Center to free up server space for new courses. If you have a specific need to keep an impacted course available beyond May 24, please submit a request onlineby May 19 (ULink credentials are required). The Course Sites and Course Content Retention Policy is available online.
    Additional Information: Blackboard Support, 852-8833
     
    Tegrity will no longer be available after May 10, 2017
    UofL has selected a new lecture capture partner to replace Tegrity. Tegrity will no longer be available as of May 10, 2017. The new system, Panopto, is currently available for all users with a Ulink account and can be used in online, face-to-face, or hybrid courses. Beginning in late April, all Tegrity recordings created after January 1, 2015 will be imported into Panopto. If you wish to save recordings created prior to January 1, 2015, send an email
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Optimal Aging Conference Early-Bird Deadline
    April 30, 11:59 p.m.; See website for pricing options
    This conference brings together academics, health care and social service professionals, and older adults across a variety of disciplines who are united by a belief that aging is an opportunity, not a disease. This year’s theme “Approaching Aging as a Life-Long Journey” reflects the importance of addressing aging a normal part of living.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-5629, email
     
    2017 Celebration of Excellence in Graduate Diversity
    The Celebration of Excellence in Graduate diversity event is scheduled for Friday, April 28 in Chao Auditiorium from 3-5 p.m., where we will be recognizing our underrepresented graduate students. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the milestones of our underrepresented graduate student population in an intimate setting and will be shared with those who helped them succeed.
    Additional information: Latonia Craig
     
    Announcing R!L 2017 Keynote Speaker
    September 15, 1-2:30 p.m., Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building; Free
    Research!Louisville 2017 will feature keynote speaker, Dr. George Koob, Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Mark your calendars for the event (September 11-15).
    Additional Information: Research! LouisvilleNIAAA
     
    The Office of Technology Transfer Celebrates World IP Day
    April 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Clinical & Translational Research Building Room 123
    Join the Office of Technology Transfer for a meet-and-greet on Wednesday, April 26, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. to celebrate World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. Meet with your UofL field-specific experts to understand more about technology transfer and how it helps you as an innovator, UofL as a community, and society as a whole.
    Additional Information: Email
     
    Lighten Your Load event today
    April 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Barn/SAC Plaza
    Campus Housing is hosting the annual “Lighten Your Load” event. Those in attendance have the opportunity to peruse the display tables with donated clothes as well as other household items from our Residence Halls and participate in our free stuff swap. This location will also be used as a drop-off zone for anyone to discard items. All donated items are redistributed throughout local Goodwill stores.
    Additional Information: Pinkie Smyzer, 854-0418
     
    University of Louisville Libraries website changes underway
    The University of Louisville Libraries website has recently undergone some changes, including all new sites for the Bridwell Art Library and the Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library. There are also improved scheduling apps for room reservations and research appointments. In March, a new site for Archives and Special Collections was introduced. More changes are on the horizon. Read more online.
     
    Pop-up parade for social justice
    April 20, 1-2 p.m., Grawemeyer Oval
    This Pop-Up Parade for Social Justice is being produced by students in the courses Cultures of America and Transgender Studies. The Pop-Up component gives us all a chance to evaluate our readiness to mobilize, what obstacles may come up to mobilizing, and how we can support other people’s readiness in an empowering way. Organizations, communities, and individuals on campus can attend and/or participate.
    Additional Information: Website 
     
    HR
    Knowing the Facts About Identity Theft sessions scheduled at HSC
    April 21, 2:30-4 p.m., Kornhauser Library, Auditorium 103, 500 S. Preston St.
    HR will host Knowing the Facts About Identity Theft sessions on the HSC campus Friday through our EAP vendor, Human Development. Identity theft is defined as the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person’s private identifying information, typically for financial gain. The session will outline the various risks, preventive measures, and strategic processes to resolve the aftermath, should you become a victim. No registration required.
    Additional Information: 852-6258
     
    Upcoming On Campus Retirement Seminar: Foundations of Investing
    April 27, CTR Building, Room CTR 124, HSC, 10-11 a.m.; Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium, 3-4 p.m., Belknap Campus
    Smart investing starts with a solid grasp of the basics. The more you know, the better prepared you are to make informed investment decisions. This session will highlight different types of investment options available (such as stocks, annuities, mutual funds and IRAs) as you make choices for your financial needs. Presented by TIAA, this session will be offered on both Belknap and HSC Campus. Register online.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Extended hours now available in HR
    Human Resources is open with extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please stop by at 1980 Arthur Street or call 852-6258 with any questions.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    2017 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology winner to discuss Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    April 20, 12 p.m., Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall
    Psychology professor Marsha Linehan will present “Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Where We Are, Where We Were and Where We’re Going.” She developed the award-winning therapy to treat chronically suicidal patients and extended its power to help people with borderline personality disorder and other behavioral disorders. Research has shown the therapy to be effective for conditions previously considered untreatable.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Talk: ‘The land I lost: A Vietnamese refugee story’
    April 20, 12-1 p.m., Ford Hall, Room 407; Free
    The Center for Asian Democracy’s final Asia in Focus talk features Dr. Minh Nguyen from Eastern Kentucky University. He will talk about his experience leaving Vietnam and coming to the United States as a child after the war.
    Additional Information: Amanda LeDuke, 852-6831, website
     
    Seminars in Neuroscience
    April 20, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    Dr. Wendy Macklin, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center, will present “Axon-oligodendrocyte interactions.”
     
    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, PhD Defense
    April 20, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, CTR, HSC; Free
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a PhD proposal Jaspreet Grewal, MD, “Targeting the Glucose Metabolism of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCs) to Stimulate Cancer Immunity.” Grewal is from the lab of Dr. Chesney.
    Additional Information: Olivia Hill
     
    Chronobiology talk by Dr. Loren Buck
    April 21, noon to 1 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus
    Dr. Loren Buck, Associate Director of the Center for Bioengineering Innovation at Northern Arizona University, will give a Biology Department Brown & Williamson Distinguished Speaker Series seminar on April 21 at noon. The title of Dr. Buck’s talk is, “Persistence, entrainment and function of biological rhythms across the Polar Day and Polar Night.”
     
    Sustainability
    Green Tip: Earth Week Free Stuff Swap and pancake party on tap
    Earth Day is April 22 and UofL is celebrating all week with events designed to engage your passions for our one green planet. Today, you can Lighten Your Load (on the Planet) at our annual Move-Out Free Stuff Swap from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SAC Ramp. All are welcome to take or donate items: clothes, shoes, books, housewares, etc. On Friday at noon, join us in Ekstrom’s 2nd Floor Delphi Lab for an EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Making Maple Syrup from UofL Trees. Enjoy a Pancake Party as we learn about tapping trees.
    Additional Information: Lighten Your LoadEcoReps
     
    Studies
    Infant scientists wanted
    Davidson 314
    The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating. HSPPO#: 053.06
    Additional Information: Nonah Olesen, 852-6852, website
     
    Health and Wellness
    Bust calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Boot Camp is a fun and high-intensity interval training workout that incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements. This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
     
    Kick it up a notch with Get Healthy Now’s Cardio Kick & Sculpt
    Fridays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Join GHN for an action-packed workout that improves strength, muscle tone, endurance, and interval training that will help you shred calories. All moves are modified based on fitness level.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health Grand Rounds
    April 21, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium
    Dr. Ryan Stewart, one of our FPMRS fellows will present, “Postoperative recovery after gynecologic surgery – past, present & future.” He will help you understand the history of surgical recovery and discuss the myriad of factors responsible for recovery after surgery.
    Additional Information: Crystal Menear502-561-7463
     
    Pediatric Grand Rounds
    April 21, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for the 36th Annual Kareem B. Minhas Memorial Lectureship featuring Robert E. Solinger, MD. Solinger is professor emeritus and past chief of the division of pediatric cardiology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He will be presenting “Pediatric Echocardiography: 50 Years of Medical Evolution.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828
     
    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
    April 21, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium; Free
    Brian Williams, MD, UofL Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurosurgery, will present, “Neurosurgery for the Primary Care Provider: A Journey from the Face to the Back.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499
     
    PM&R Grand Rounds
    April 21, 12-1 p.m., Frazier Rehab Boardroom
    Dr. Kevin Carneiro from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present “Physiatric Approach to the Lumbar Spine.”
    Additional Information: Please RSVP via email
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