August 18, 2016 Announcements

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    Here’s what was featured on UofLNews on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016:

    • Class of 2020 reaches new heights of diversity, preparedness. Read more.
    • UofL SGA president role a natural fit for Aaron Vance. Read more.
    • Congressman John Yarmuth to offer insight into federal funding for science at UofL. Read more.
    • New program aimed at health care workers kicks off this semester. Read more.
    • Video: Students from Eastern Kentucky mountain counties got a unique summer camp experience at UofL’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy. View here.

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    Did You Know?

    UofL’s incoming freshman class has an average ACT score of 25.5, well above the 2015 national average score of 21 and Kentucky average score of 20.

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    Miscellaneous

    1.) College students at risk for suicide: learn what you can do to help

    2.) Applications being accepted for Community Engagement grants

    3.) UofL Sport Administration Association selling cornhole boards

    4.) Student News and Events email available for announcement submissions

    5.) International Center hours set for HSC Campus

    6.) International travel trainings available

    7.) Belknap Farmers Market open today

    8.) Gray Street Farmers Market open today

    Lectures/Seminars/Symposiums

    9.) The Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents William J. Waddell Seminar Series

    Health and Wellness

    10.) P-A-U-S-E for a morning of mindfulness

    11.) Mindfulness without the Woo Woo available

    Grand Rounds

    12.) Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    13.) Pediatric Grand Rounds

    14.) Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    15.) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    Miscellaneous

    1.) College students at risk for suicide: learn what you can do to help

    September 6, 1-2 p.m., Room 139 in the Shumaker Research Building Belknap; Free

    As part of the Cards SPEAK Launch and National Suicide Prevention Week, Dr. Laura Frey will speak about the prevalence of suicidal ideation and behavior among college students, warning signs to look out for, and how to ask/respond if students are at risk. She and Tracie Meyer will also cover resources on campus to go to for help.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    2.) Applications being accepted for Community Engagement grants

    Grant program fosters UofL faculty and staff initiatives within the west Louisville and Jefferson County community. Grant will focus on infrastructure development, research and non-research projects which hold a community participatory action perspective. Up to three mini-grants (between $2,500 and $10,000) will be awarded. All grant applications will require a community partner (west Louisville or Jefferson County community – as appropriate to the project).

    Additional Information: Website

     

    3.) UofL Sport Administration Association selling cornhole boards

    The UofL Sport Administration Association is currently selling sets of cornhole boards (2 boards, 8 bags) for $50.  All of the boards are gently used but in good condition. They are regulation size. Photos are available upon request.

    Additional Information: Mallory Perry or Christian Payne

     

    4.) Student News and Events email available for announcement submissions

    The Student News and Events email comes out on Fridays during the school year. It includes upcoming events, news, and information items that pertain to students. If you would like to receive this weekly email, please email “Add Me” in the subject line to cardnews@louisville.edu. Event submission forms are available online

    Additional Information: Email, website

     

    5.) International Center hours set for HSC Campus

    A building 219, GEO office

    The Office of Study Abroad and International Travel will hold office hours on the Health Science Campus to answer questions on International Travel and sell international travel insurance. They will be: Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to noon; Thursdays: 1-4 p.m. from August 23-December 6, 2016.

    Additional Information: Rebecca Dixon

     

    6.) International travel trainings available

    12-1 p.m., Brodschi Hall, 2nd Floor Conference room

    The Office of Study Abroad and International Travel is hosting four Lunch and Learns in the Fall 2016 semester. Representatives from the Controller’s Office will attend to answer any questions on the T&E module in PeopleSoft. Sessions include: Individual Travel, September 2 and October 14; Group Travel (highly recommended for any faculty/staff member leading a group during AY 2016-17), September 16 and October 28. Lunch provided.

    Additional Information: RSVP via email or 852-0295 by 3 p.m. the Monday preceding each training session

    7.) Belknap Farmers Market open today

    Aug. 4, 3:30-6 p.m., 3rd Street and Brandeis Avenue

    Come check out the variety of products offered by 14 local farmers and vendors from Kentucky and Indiana.

    Additional Information: Email, website

     

    8.) Gray Street Farmers Market open today

    Thursdays through Oct. 27, rain or shine, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 400 block of East Gray Street

    Some items available today include: various baked goods; watermelon, peaches, apples, melons, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, squash, zucchini, beans, cucumbers, and onions; antibiotic and hormone free beef, chicken, pork, lamb, rabbit, bison, frog legs, duck, goat, and eggs; kettle corn, honey, maple syrup, jams, sauces and pickled items; and all natural soaps, lotions, bug spray, and alcohol free hand sanitizer. Lunch: Chef Maria’s Greek Deli, Pollo, and Red Top Gourmet Dog.

    Additional Information: Facebook, website

     

    Lectures/Seminars/Symposiums

    9.) The Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents William J. Waddell Seminar Series

    August 18, noon to 1 p.m., HSC CTRB 123; free

    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a MS Defense/PhD Proposal Defense, “Establishing a clinically relevant mouse model of human AML to test novel transmethylation inhibitors,” by Aditya Barve, MS candidate in the lab of Levi Beverly, PhD.

    Additional Information: Florence Su, 852-5141

     

    Health and Wellness

    10.) P-A-U-S-E for a morning of mindfulness

    September 24, 9 a.m. to noon, The Earth & Spirit Center, 1924 Newburg Road; $10 for employees, spouses, and QAs

    Join Paul Salmon, PhD, Certified MBSR and Yoga Instructor, and Paula Kommor, Harvard Mind/Body Medical Institute and KORU Mindfulness Trained Instructor, for a quiet morning to practice body awareness, breath awareness, and mindful movement. Morning of Mindfulness is sponsored by Get Healthy Now and UofL’s Psychological Services Center. These sessions were created as refreshers for those who have already taken part in any mindfulness course and would like to revive their practice.

    Additional Information: Register online

     

    11.) Mindfulness without the Woo Woo available

    Belknap: KORU 2 (prerequisite is KORU Basic) Wednesdays: Aug. 31, Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, 12-1:15 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Room 105; Shelby: KORU Basic, Thursdays: Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept. 22, 12-1:15 p.m., Buhrans Hall Room 207

    The course is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or are just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome.

    Additional Information: UofL employees email to register

    Grand Rounds

    12.) Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    August 18, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium, HSC Campus; Free

    The Department of Neurology is pleased to have Robert James, MD, FAANS from the Dept. of Neurosurgery to present “Pre-Hospital Detection of ELVO and the PREDICT Study” on August 18 at 8 a.m. in the Baxter Building Auditorium.

    Additional Information: Watch live on the web and receive CME credit

     

    13.) Pediatric Grand Rounds

    August 19, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium

    This Friday, please join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Ashley E. Neal, MD. Neal is assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Louisville. She will present, “Does My Patient Need an Echocardiogram?”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828

     

    14.) Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    August 19, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium; Free

    Luz Fernandez, MD, Assistant Professor, UofL Family & Geriatric Medicine, will present, “Working the System: A Guide to Local Resources for Providers and Parents.” She will review local and state resources that may be of help to patients who have various developmental delays. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499

     

    15.) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    August 19, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium; Free

    The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery welcomes Gil Chan, MD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville. Dr. Chan will update the audience on Pediatric Femur Fractures.

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902

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