March 14, 2017 Announcements

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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    UofL men’s basketball team will tip off Friday against Jacksonville State in the 2017 NCAA Championship. This marks Louisville’s 42nd NCAA Tournament appearance – the fifth most in the nation. This year also marks the third time that UofL has entered the tournament as a No. 2 seed.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    Dr. Gail DePuy is a recipient of the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The Giving Back Award honors college and university administrators who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and “give back” to their campuses and communities. DePuy, associate dean of Academic & Student Affairs for the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, will be featured in the April issue.
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    UofL Alumni Association’s Bracketology 2017 
    March 14, 5 p.m. Olmstead, $50
    Kick off the NCAA tournament and glean expert advice on March 14 at “Bracketology 2017,” an annual event hosted by the UofL Alumni Association. ESPN 680’s Jason Anderson will serve as emcee, with Denny Crum, Darrell Griffith, Marques Maybin, and Luke Hancock as the expert panel. Enjoy an autograph signing followed by dinner and bracket discussion.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Brain Days at the Kentucky Science Center
    April 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St.; cost is part of regular admission
    The Louisville Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience is putting on Brain Days at the KSC. Interactive, hands-on activities on all three floors will inform visitors about the brain, spinal cord, motor function, and more. There are activities for ages 3 – adult.

    Additional Information: Kris Rau
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    Talk: A Muslim American U.S. Marine
    March 21, 7-9 p.m., Student Activities Center – MPR; Free
    With recent political events, we believe a strong presenter who speaks against stereotypes and prejudices about the Muslim community is needed. To do so, we have invited Mansoor Shams to speak. Shams is a U.S. Marine Veteran, business owner, and Muslim youth leader. Representatives from the Mayor’s office (Bryan Warren and Muhammad Babar) and the Interfaith Paths to Peace will also speak at the event.

    Additional Information: Induja NimmaFacebook
     
    Building Hope Seminar today
    March 14, 6-7 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Rd.; Free
    Dr. David Casey, professor and chair, UofL Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Zachary Sager, 4th year resident, will discuss “Death, Dying, Grief, and Palliative Care: A Psychiatric Perspective.” They will discuss the psychological aspects of death and dying. They will also discuss the psychological and emotional components of grief and bereavement, and the physical and emotional effects of caring for a dying loved one.

    Additional Information: Website
     
    Studies
    Participants needed for e-cigarette study
    IRB # 16.0685, Health Sciences Campus
    UofL’s School of Medicine is conducting a study on the use of electronic cigarettes in healthy young adults (18-40). The study is recruiting healthy unmedicated participants who only use e-cigarettes. The study will be two study visits that will last 2.5-3 hours and include questionnaires on your social history, health, tobacco use patterns, blood and urine collection, and other measures to give us an idea of your heart health. Participant compensation will be as a $200 prepaid Visa card.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-4236
     
    Health and Wellness
    Get moving with Nia
    Tuesdays, 6:15-7 a.m. and 6:40-7:40 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:15-7 a.m.; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and upper extremities.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Jazz up your workout routine with GHN
    Fridays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN Member; Fees apply for Yoga
    This low-impact, high-intensity, body blasting program fuses cardio, strength and a bit of dancing that will have you energized to start your weekend on a good note.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    March 15, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Andrea Dunaif, MD, Charles F. Kettering Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Director, Northwestern University Specialized Center of Research on Sex Differences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, presents, “The Long, and Winding, and Rocky Road to PCOS Genes.”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
     
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    Bria Staten-Favors
    Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.