Wednesday, March 21, 2018
DID YOU KNOW
For the first time in 21 years, UofL’s annual drag and variety show, PINK, will take place off campus — at Play Dance Bar. The show is usually held at the SAC, which remains under renovation. PINK is the longest running student-organized fundraiser on campus. It will be held March 30 at 7 p.m., with proceeds benefiting students served by the LGBT Center.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Fannie Cox, outreach and reference librarian, recently received an Educational Enrichment Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Omega Chapter (Louisville), for her partnership with their ASCEND Youth Enrichment Program for teaching high school students how to use the library’s resources to find grants and scholarships for college.
UofL hosts the third annual AFSP Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
April 8, 2:30-5 p.m., The Quad in front of the Humanities Building, Belknap Campus
UofL AFSP Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. Individuals and teams are encouraged to show their pride and compete in contests. The winning team will lead the walk. Mark’s Charity Feed Day fundraiser is Thursday, March 29 at UofL SAC and the Highlands store where 15% of sales will be donated. Print voucher here. Walkers registered before noon on Friday April 6 will be eligible for prize drawings. Register online.
Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, 852-5787, website, Facebook
UofL Women’s Basketball Sweet 16 ticket information
Friday, 9 p.m., Rupp Arena, Lexington
The Louisville women’s basketball team has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. First-seeded Louisville will travel down I-64 to Rupp Arena on Friday to take on the winner of No. 4 Stanford and No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast University. Secure your seats now to give the Cardinals a home court advantage in the Bluegrass State. All-session tickets:
$54 lower level adult; $34 lower level youth. Friday (Regional Semifinal): $30 lower level adult; $20 lower level youth. Sunday (Regional Final): $30 lower level adult; $20 lower level youth. *When ordering online, Ticketmaster order processing fees will apply. Fans can purchase tickets three ways: Online through Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000, in person at the Rupp Arena Box Office
Additional Information: Website
Tonight: Facebook Live: UofL Admitted Student Q&A
March 21, 7-8 p.m., facebook.com//uofladmissions
Join us for a live Q&A for admitted incoming UofL freshmen and their families. Executive Director of Admissions, Jenny Sawyer, and two current UofL students will be answering questions about joining the Cardinal Family: from securing your spot, to registering for orientation, to student support services and life on campus, and everything else.
Additional Information: Facebook, email
Kent School of Social Work poster presentation
April 10, 12-2 p.m., Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center
The BSW Program presents the 8th annual Bachelor of Social Work Capstone Project Poster Presentation. Come explore the projects our BSW students have created to make a difference in social work service agencies and/or the community. Meet the Kent School of Social Work students of today and get a glimpse of the social work practitioners of tomorrow.
Additional Information: Lynetta Mathis
Butterfly Effect Prom Dress Drive
UofL Alumni Office, Rotunda, 2nd floor, University Club and the UofL Women’s Center, 3rd floor, Administrative Annex Bldg.
Gently used or new prom dresses, tuxedos, accessories, and other prom-related items for high school students are being accepted through March 23 for the Butterfly Effect Prom Dress Drive. Partners include the U of L Women’s Center, U of L Women’s Alumni Office; Miss Black Kentucky USA; the Academy at Shawnee High School and local Neighborhood places. Help us assist high school students in having a special prom experience.
Additional Information: Website, Destinee Germany, or email
Spring Football Practice
March 27, 4-6:15 p.m., Football Practice Fields at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (Floyd Street)
Coach Petrino and the football coaching staff would like to invite faculty, staff and their families to come out to spring practice and get a preview of the 2018 Football Cardinals. There will be an opportunity for player autographs immediately following. Parking available in F, G & H lots.
Additional Information: Denise Murphy, 852-7775
Health Sciences Center Extramural Grant Reception
April 5, 4:30-6 p.m. Abell Building, 2nd floor foyer
All HSC faculty, research staff and students are invited to celebrate the extramural research grant award recipients from January 2017 – January 2018 from the Schools of Medicine, Public Health & Information Sciences, Dental, and Nursing. This event is hosted by the School of Medicine’s Dean Ganzel and the Vice Dean for Research, Dr. Jon Klein.
Additional Information: Anne Noe, 852-2553
Master of Public Health ‘Virtual’ Information Session
April 20, noon to 1 p.m., Virtual Online Session
Learn more about the MPH. Concentrations offered in biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy, health promotion, global health, and population health management. RSVP for login information via email.
March 21, 2-3 p.m., Room 123, Clinical & Translational Research Building
This session will provide an overview of the topics and concepts related to the Responsible Conduct of Research. The one-hour session will introduce the topics of: Data Management, Peer Review, Authorship/Publication, Collaboration, Mentor/Mentee Relationships, Conflicts of Interest, Research Misconduct, and Fiscal and Social Responsibility in Research. Individuals needing certification for NSF, NIH or another funding agency are encouraged to attend.
Training and Workshops
PLAN offers workshop on understanding and effectively utilizing your leadership style
March 23, 2-4 p.m., 105, Houchens, Belknap Campus; Free
Effective leadership is an important quality for any graduate student, regardless of career path or position. In this session, participants will complete a leadership styles assessment, work with others to understand the benefits and challenges of different styles, and develop a plan to make the best use of their leadership style. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.
Additional Information: Calendar event, Dr. Michelle Rodems, 852-3110
Registration open for Course Design Institute with Dee Fink
May 15-17, Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (Ekstrom Library #302)
Dee Fink will return to UofL to lead a three-day intensive course design opportunity for faculty. This institute will help you expand your vision of the kinds of learning that are possible and provide you with support as you design courses for Significant Learning (i.e., learning that truly makes a difference in the way students think, act and feel after college). By the end of the workshop, you will have finished up to two-thirds of a new, learning-centered design for one of your courses. Learn more and register online.
How the cortex and the thalamus control each other
March 22, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
ASNB presents Dr. Barry Connors, PhD, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Brown University.
Additional Information: Berlinda Manley, 852-5165, or Donna Bottorff, 852-7545
Health and Wellness
The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Easter holiday
Pause for a morning of mindfulness
April 7, 9 a.m. to noon, Wellness Room 208, HS Instructional Building, HSC; Employees, spouses and QAs: $5
Pause from your busy life to recharge and revitalize. Join the School of Medicine and Get Healthy Now for a quiet calming morning practice of body and breath awareness and mindfulness. You will walk away from this session centered and inspired. Appropriate course for anyone that would like to revive their mindfulness practice. Register online.
OMM: Drop-in meditation sessions
March 23, 12-12:20 p.m., Room 208, HS Instructional Building, HSC; Free for employees, spouses, and QAs and students
Take a moment to breathe out stress — and increase your resiliency at OMM. Revive, renew and refresh at our 20-minute drop-in meditation sessions. Attend this meditation group to reinforce your desire to practice meditation and to help you to expand your skills. You will walk away from this session feeling relaxed, grounded and more present. All experience levels are welcome. OMM is offered every Thursday during the spring semester. Drop in or email to register. If you are an HSC employee or student, your UofL ID should scan you into the building. If you are not sure, or if you would prefer to have the recently updated code to get into the building, send an email.
Spring your workout forward with Fit in 30
Thursdays, 6:30-7 a.m. and Tuesday/Thursdays 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
During Fit in 30 you will train the big muscle groups creating metabolic demand, resulting in improved body composition. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755
Curious about yoga? Try GHN’s true beginner yoga class
Thursdays, 5-5:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members; drop in rate: $5
This 30-minute class is perfect for yoga newbies who may be unsure if this practice is for them. Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience.
Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
Join the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center
Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; free onsite parking
Not a member yet? Here are 5 reasons to join: As a GHN Wellness Center Member you can also take advantage of open gym times, over 50 group fitness classes, the workout of the week, and personal training sessions with certified, professional staff, and free on-site parking.
Green Tip: Recycle your electronics during RecycleMania (through March 31)
UofL is competing in RecycleMania to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most through March 31 and ELSB Green Initiatives is collecting e-wastes for recycling in the lobby of every UofL residence hall. Drop off any unwanted personal electronic items: computers, monitors, TVs, printers, copiers, scanners, servers, networking equipment, fax machines, phones, memory, hard drives, battery backups, keyboards, mice, speakers, AC adapters and computer cables. Wipe your data from devices before recycling. Details on how to recycle nearly everything at UofL are available online. RecycleMania standings are online.
Medicine Grand Rounds: 2018 Charles C. Smith Jr. Lecture – Dr. Vinay Prasad
March 22, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
The UofL Dept. of Medicine welcomes Vinay K. Prasad, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine to present the 2018 Charles C. Smith Jr. Lecture, “Medical Reversal.” Dr. Prasad’s talk will focus on answering the questions of what is medical reversal and how do we stop it, and how we can better read medical literature.
Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825
Neuroscience Grand Rounds
March 20, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium, HSC
This week’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds speaker is Dr. Nicolas Khattar, from the Department of Neurological Surgery. He will present “Melatonin and Mitochondria: Holy Matrimony.”
Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
March 21, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung – 16th floor, CC – Great Halls I & II
Please join us for guest speaker, Leslie Leinwand, PhD – Distinguished Professor, MCD Biology; Chief Scientific Officer, BioFrontiers Institute – University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Dr. Leinwand will present “Myosin myopathies: pathogenesis and potential therapeutics.” Looking closely at the mutations that lead to various skeletal and cardiac myopathies.
Additional Information: Monica Sivori, website