February 16, 2017 Announcements

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    Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    UofL’s fourth annual raiseRED dance marathon is Feb. 24-25. raiseRED raises money and funding for children, families and doctors fighting pediatric cancer and blood disease at UofL. Last year, more than 1,000 students raised more than $333,000. This year’s goal is $450,000.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    Sandra Neel, executive director of the Financial Aid office, was presented with the SASFAA Distinguished Service Award this week at the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators training conference. This is the highest honor bestowed by SASFAA. Individuals honored with a SASFAA Distinguished Service Award have made outstanding, significant and meritorious contributions to the advancement of student financial aid or the profession.
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Power outage schedule for Belknap Campus – Sunday, February 19
    Facilities Management is working to repair and replace underground cables and equipment damaged as a consequence of the Belknap campus blackout. Unfortunately, the process of returning campus to normal power operations will require three separate electrical shutdowns during the next two to three months. The first electrical shutdown is scheduled for this coming Sunday, February 19, and will affect the Chemistry Building and Lutz Hall starting at 6 a.m. and ending by noon. The temporary generators will be disconnected and these two buildings will be reconnected to new high voltage cables. Physical Plant will have staff on duty during the shutdown to address any problems experienced. While no impact is anticipated for the rest of campus, all operations on Belknap should exercise caution to protect electrical assets. Unplugging computers and scientific devices where possible is recommended. Announcements regarding the second and third power outages will be issued at later dates.
    Additional Information: Email
     
    Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) Open House
    February 24, 2-4 p.m., 124 Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) Building, HSC
    The Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) invites you to an afternoon of chocolate and music. Join us to learn more about COSW, our role as chief advisory group appointed by the president to advise on UofL faculty and staff gender equity, and how you can become involved.
    RSVP online.
    Additional Information: Debbie Dougherty, 852-2029
     
    Commonwealth Credit Union ATM now available at the SRC
    Student Recreation Center, 2030 S Fourth Street
    Commonwealth Credit Union is happy to announce an ATM has been added to their UofL campuses fleet. The new ATM is located in the Student Recreation Center. Additional ATMs are located in the Kornhauser Library on the Health Sciences campus; and in the Student Activities Center, Houchens Building, Duthie Center and the credit union’s Floyd Street branch on the Belknap campus. The ATMs are service charge free to Commonwealth Credit Union members and BankMobile (previously Higher One) cardholders.

    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775, website
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    Talk: Minority welfare benefits in China
    February 16, 12-1 p.m., Ford Hall, Room 407
    The Center for Asian Democracy’s Asia in Focus Series presents: “Handouts for the Weak?: Minority Welfare Benefits in China” by Andrew MacDonald, PhD, University of Oxford & Post-Doctoral Associate at UofL. Pizza will be served.

    Additional Information: Amanda LeDukewebsite
     
    Biology Department Seminar Series continues
    Feb. 24, noon, Chao Auditorium
    Topic is, “An unusual mechanism of transcription control discovered in a bacteriophage and how bacteriophage discovery can improve student retention.”
     
    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, Research Seminar
    February 16, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, CTR, HSC
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents research seminars by Matthew W. Dent, “Use of a Potent Lectin-Fc Fusion for the Prevention of Recurrent Hepatitis C Infection after Liver Transplant,” and Aaron Whitt, “Activation of the Proapoptotic Bcl2 Protein Bax by a Small Molecule Induces Tumor Cell Apoptosis.” Dent and Whitt are first-year students in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

    Additional Information: Olivia Hill
     
    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology presentation 
    February 17, 1 p.m., Fred Roisen Conference Center, Tower 916
    Naomi Charalambakis, Graduate student will present her Proposal Defense titled, ” Developmental remodeling of intrinsic interneurons in the visual thalamus of the mouse.”

    Additional Information: Shelley Ahlers, 852-5165
     
    Sustainability
    Sustainability Roundtable: Using Lepidoptera to Measure and Increase Biodiversity
    February 17, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 135, Life Sciences, Belknap Campus; Free
    Join us for UofL’s spring Sustainability Roundtable series on alternating Fridays. This week, we’ll hear from Hart Hagan, Environmental Educator at Wild Ones Louisville, on butterflies and moths as indicators of biodiversity. Expect a 35-minute talk followed by 25 minutes of open discussion about potential interdisciplinary collaboration. Dates are still available to share your research & ideas in sustainability: March 3 and April 14. Faculty, staff, students & practitioners from all disciplines welcome.

    Additional Information: Sustainability Scholars websiteDaniel DeCaro
     
    EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Energy Conservation Strategies
    February 17, noon to 1 p.m., Room W210, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    All staff, faculty and students interested in sustainability are welcome at our monthly workshops featuring a free vegetarian lunch & locals making a dif¬ference! This month, in support of Ecolympics 2017, we’ll hear from environmental engineer Sarah Lynn Cunningham, of the Louisville Climate Action Network, sharing practical tips for conservation and living more sustainably. UofL’s EcoReps program provides training, service and leadership opportunities as a peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability.

    Additional Information: WebsiteFacebookEcolympics 2017
     
    Health and Wellness
    Cycle To End The Cycle
    February 25, 2:15-3:15 p.m., offsite; $25
    Join Leadership Louisville Ignite team The Non-Profiteers, Mission Behind Bars & Beyond, and instructor Reese Turner (Leadership Louisville Class of 2017) as they Cycle To End The Cycle of recidivism in Kentucky, where approximately 40 percent of returning citizens return to prison within two years. Proceeds support MB3’s groups that mentor men and women to successfully re-build their lives and transition back into society.
    Reserve your seat online.
    Additional Information: Rachel Overton 
    Free blood pressure screenings for Health Sciences Campus
    February 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Kornhauser Library Lobby
    Get Healthy Now is partnering with the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease. In support of National Heart Month, we are offering free blood pressure checks, a resistance band workout, heart healthy recipes, and fresh fruit for your campus. Each screening takes less than 5 minutes. Grab a colleague and join us for a chance to win a FitBit Zip.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755
     
    Take 20 for a healthy heart on Health Sciences Campus
    February 17, 12-12:20 p.m.; Kornhauser Library Lobby, HSC Campus; Free for UofL employees, Spouse/QA
    Join Get Healthy Now for a 20-minute resistance band workout to build a healthy heart. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: website, email, 852-7755
     
    Get Healthy Now’s Cardio Kick & Sculpt
    Fridays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Join GHN for an interval training class that incorporates of cardio, kickboxing, and sculpting moves using weights that improves strength, muscle tone and endurance. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
    February 17, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Stephen Wheeler, MD, associate professor, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, UofL, will present, “Common Thyroid Disorders.” Wheeler will review common clinical scenarios and their evaluations from a thyroid perspective. Learners will be able to name and apply changes in thyroid evaluation occurring because of new technologies, and will reflect on current thyroid areas of clinical uncertainty. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499
     
    Pediatric Grand Rounds
    February 17, 8 a.m., Auditorium, 2nd Floor Norton Hospita;
    This Friday, please join us for the annual State of the Department of Pediatrics address by acting chairman, Charles Woods, MD, MS. Woods will review the current state of the Department, discussing our opportunities and challenges and providing a vision for the future.

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828
     
    OB/GYN Grand Rounds
    Feb. 17, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Basement Auditorium
    Dr. Traci Ito, one of our Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery fellows will present, “Are we using these correctly? Use of hemostatic agents in minimally invasive surgery?”

    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463
     
    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    February 17, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Bldg., lower level auditorium
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Jennifer M. Brey, MD, assistant clinical professor, University of Louisville, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Brey will lecture on “Pediatric Orthopaedic Emergencies: The 2:00 AM Phone Call.”

    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website
     
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