Thursday, March 29, 2018
DID YOU KNOW
The American Red Cross blood drive held on March 20 collected an HSC record 44 units of blood. The drive was sponsored by the HSC LGBT Office and hosted by the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Dr. James Beggan, professor in Sociology, was an invited commentator for a performance of “The Patron Saint of Losing Sleep,” by Diana Grisanti. The production, which is about sexual harassment, was performed by the Lilith Theatre Company at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts last week. Beggan is the co-editor if a new book called “Leadership and Sexuality” from Elgar press.
UofL faculty and staff received four grants totaling nearly $500,000 last week.
Staff Senate now accepting applications
105 Grawemeyer Hall
The Staff Senate is now accepting applications. This is a great way to stay informed and to serve the University and the staff. If you have been a UofL employee for at least 6 months, you are eligible to apply. The application is available online.
Additional Information: Email
Belknap Farmers Market spring market grand opening next week
April 4-April 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Red Barn
Vendors showcase products such as fresh produce, jellies, jams, bread, crafts, popcorn, stoneware, UofL products, cookies, honey and more. There will also be door prizes, educational information and more.
Additional Information: Email
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.
Additional Information: Email, 852-2553
Office of First Year Initiatives hosting social media content contest
As the Office of First Year Initiatives transitions into the new Student Success Center, it is looking for UofL students (undergrads, grads, professional) to participate in its Social Media Content Contest called “Life Our Spirits.” Prizes will be available for those who create and submit content for the center’s new social media pages, starting this summer. More information about the contest rules is available online.
Learn about what kinds of classroom ‘technologies’ are available to you and your students
April 2, 1-2 p.m.; April 12, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, Ekstrom Library, Room 302
The Teaching Innovation Learning Lab is hosting a series of informal, interactive open houses to provide you with hands-on opportunities to explore many of the features of BACB’s active learning classrooms. Whether your technology of choice is a projector, white board, small group work, or collaborative software for screen sharing, you will leave with new ideas and inspiration. First 10 participants will receive a white board marker and eraser set. Register online.
You’re invited to a seminar on ‘Teaching for New Faculty Lightning Talks’
April 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chao Auditorium (Ekstrom Library)
Join us for the Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty Lightning Talks as participants share their reflections and questions about teaching and learning. Seminar participants are junior faculty who have been selected to participate in this yearlong competitive program, which is now in its third year.
Additional Information: Website
Physics colloquium Friday
March 30, 3 p.m., Room 112, Natural Science Building
Dr. Chandan Setty of the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will speak on, “What can impurities tell us about quantum matter?”
Additional Information: Website
KBRIN Bioinformatics Journal Club
March 29, 12-1 p.m., Room 123, Clinical Translational Research Building
Join us as Patrick Trainor, a doctoral student in bioinformatics at the University of Louisville, presents a seminar titled, “High Performance R: Parallel computing, seamless C++ integration, optimizing linear algebra routines, and deep learning in the R language.”
Additional Information: Email
Biology Department Seminar Series, Brown & Williamson presents Dr. Werner Geldenhuys, West Virginia University
March 30, noon, Room 139, Shumaker Research Building
Geldenhuys will speak on, “Targeting iron-sulfur proteins: the medicinal chemistry aspects of tailored drug design.” He holds appointments at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, the Center for Basic and Translational Stroke Research, the WVU Chemistry Department, and the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. He has authored more than 100 publications and currently works on the role of iron-sulfur cluster proteins in neurodegeneration.
Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263
Charles Senessie, MD, PhD, founder and president, Afro-European Medical and Research Network
March 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health & Information Sciences, Health Sciences Campus
Presentation: “Bridging the gaps in low and Middle income countries – concept of AEMRN mobile clinics to complement efforts of Universal Health Coverage in ensuring no one is left behind.”
Additional Information: Dr. Muriel Harris, 852-4061
Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense presented by Blair Schneider
March 30, 1-2 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational research Building
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology presents a Dissertation Defense by Blair Schneider, “Identification and Characterization of Type II Toxin/Anti-toxin Systems in
Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans.” Schneider is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Drs. Donald Demuth and James Graham.
Training and Workshops
Garden Commons Workshop: Composting
March 30, 1-2 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center, Belknap Campus
Join us in UofL’s organic garden for a composting and vermiculture workshop with Dr. Brian Barnes, who directs UofL’s Community Composting Project (250 E. Bloom St.) with volunteer-power every Sunday noon to 2 p.m. He’ll share the basics of why, how and what to compost and we’ll create DIY composting bins that you can take home with you to get started. The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from staff, faculty, students and community members.
iClicker Training and Q&A – Save the Date
May 1, 12-2 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Room 244, Delphi Lab, Belknap Campus
Looking for new ways to engage your students with course content as well as with each other? iClicker is the nationally recognized leader and award winner in classroom response systems and offers several new innovative features to engage our students. There is a mobile option which allows students to use their phones, tablets, or laptops (iClicker Cloud) as well as a hardware option that requires a ‘remote’ (iclicker Classic). Lunch included – Registration information to come
Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332
Sustainability Roundtable: Amanda Fuller, Urban Farming and Orchards on Vacant Lots
March 30, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 123, Urban Studies (426 W. Bloom), Belknap campus
UofL’s Sustainability Roundtable series continues its focus on urban agriculture and forestry this Friday with our featured speaker: Amanda Fuller, an urban farming pioneer and entrepreneur who was the first to request land from Louisville’s Land Bank Authority for agricultural purposes. In 2013, she was successful in purchasing five contiguous vacant lots in the Portland neighborhood to establish Lots of Food farm. She’ll share her story and discuss interdisciplinary research opportunities with us.
Additional Information: Website, Lots of Food website, Daniel DeCaro
Health and Wellness
The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Easter holiday
Sculpt your whole body at GHN Pilates class
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers: $5
Pilates: A series of controlled, flowing movements designed to strengthen muscles surrounding the spine, improve endurance and flexibility, tone abdominal muscles and assist in maintaining the correct curvature of the spine.
Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755
Pediatric Grand Rounds
March 30, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital 2nd Floor Auditorium
Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Navjyot K. Vidwan, MD, MPH, Drew Stahl, PharmD and Bethany Wattles, PharmD. They will present, “Not Fake News! Bad Bugs, No Drugs: Be an Antibiotic Guardian.”
Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
March 30, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Jon Carlson, MD, assistant professor, University of Louisville, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Carlson will lecture on “Personal Finance for Residents.”
Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902
Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
March 30, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
The Family Medicine Resident Hospital Service team will present 1-2 case(s) from the month. Learners will critically analyze diagnostic and treatment decisions, have clinical questions answered based on the available literature and current guidelines, and learn from their colleague’s experiences. CME credit will be provided.
Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499