Monday, March 6, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
Maker’s Mark produced a special edition 80th birthday bottle to commemorate the life of former UofL basketball coach Denny Crum. Eighty bottles were auctioned off last week at Crum’s birthday fundraiser. Net proceeds from the event went toward the Denny Crum Scholarship Fund, established in 2001 to support higher education for deserving students and promote economic growth for the Greater Louisville area.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Amanda LeBlanc, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, has received a 5-year, $1.5M RO1 grant from the National Institute on Aging. LeBlanc is serving as the PI on the project, titled “Reversing Microvascular Dysfunction in Advancing Age.” The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a regenerative cell-based therapy to repair or restore coronary microvascular function, and improve our understanding of age-based cell therapy.
UofL Today with Mark Hebert
WHAS-TV, Great Day Live
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. UofL’s Mark Hebert has a story about UofL and talks with Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners about campus events. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
Monday, March 6: Brandi Jones, Alan North and Tonia Thomas are full-time students in UofL’s post-bac, pre-med program. They were pilots, insurance salesmen and financial consultants who quit their jobs to become doctors.
Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of all “UofL Today with Mark Hebert” radio programs can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
Monday, March 6: UofL Alumni Director Josh Hawkins and LGBT Center director and vice provost Brian Buford have the listing of events for fans traveling to the ACC basketball tournament in NYC. Muslim cancer patients have complex religious and cultural attitudes in dealing with their illness. Fawwaz Alaloul from School of Nursing is researching those differences. African-American conservative activist Star Parker talks economics.
Tuesday, March 7: Political Science professor Laura Moyer discusses President Trump and the more than 100 vacant federal court judgeship openings. Dr. Ron Paul talks about his 25 years overseeing the emergency room at the former Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel
(Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m. Metro TV shows can be found on YouTube.
This week: Matt Ruther, Kentucky State Data Center, discusses what Kentucky’s population will look like in 2040. Priyanga Jayakumar is doing research on Zika. Brian Bigelow is the coordinator of UofL’s Title IX and ADA compliance.
Out of Darkness Campus Walk planned
April 9, 3-5:30 p.m., Bingham Humanities Building Quad
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Campus Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Registration begins at 3 p.m. Register for the event online. You can register as an individual or create a team to participate with friends.
Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, 852-5787, website
Wellbeing & Resilience Survey closes today
We care about our students’ wellbeing and how it affects academic performance. Please encourage your students to complete the Wellbeing & Resilience Survey in their inbox today to be entered to win a bike, Fitbit or a 1-hour chair massage. Survey closes March 6.
Additional Information: Karen Newton, 852-5429, website
2017 Freshman Orientation Guide deadline extended
The Office of New Student Orientation has extended the deadline to submit an advertisement for the 2017 Freshman Orientation Guide to March 20, 2017. Please contact Melissa Eversole for more information and to reserve your space.
Additional Information: Melissa Eversole, 852-8979
MySoft Work Order System unavailable Tuesday, March 7
The MySoft work order system will be unavailable Tuesday, March 7 while Information Technology upgrades the system. This work is being done outside of the normal preventative maintenance (PM) period so that IT can verify implementation throughout the day. MySoft will be available for regular business Wednesday, March 8.
Additional Information: HelpDesk, 852-7997
Recruiting students for the Welcome Week 2017 Crew
The Office of First Year Initiatives is hiring a small group of students to join the FYI crew from Aug. 7-20. Applicants must be able to work during the timeframes listed on the web form and cannot be a part of a group that already has Welcome Week work commitments. Application opens March 1 and the deadline to apply is March 24 and FYI will notify candidates promptly.
Additional Information: Website
LGBT Health Certificate: LGBT Clinical Screenings
March 7, noon to 1 p.m., Medical School Instructional Building, Room B215, HSC Campus; Free
Health care providers should be informed about LGBT health due to the existence of multiple health disparities that affect these populations. Health disparities facing LGBT populations are thought to stem from a lack of informed health care. LGBT populations have lower rates of mammography and Pap smear screenings. This session will offer a scenario-based discussion of suggested LGBT health screening protocols.
Additional Information: Chaz Briscoe, 852-2109, website
Nominations due March 10 for 2017 Commission on the Status of Women
The Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) is soliciting nominations of both staff and faculty for appointment consideration to the commission. The list of nominees will be presented to Interim President Postel in April. Terms for newly appointed members begin August 1. Detailed information about COSW is available online. To submit a nomination or nominate yourself, send the name and contact information via email by March 10.
Additional Information: Jennifer Hall, 852-7618
Location Change: Engaged Scholarship Symposium
March 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
Please note the location change for Crossing Disciplinary Borders: Expanding the Signature Partnership Initiative. Event is free, but registration is required.
Additional Information: Website, email
The entrepreneur: Servant of the user
March 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m., PNC Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, Belknap
Successful entrepreneur Bob Luddy, founder of CaptiveAire Systems, will discuss the importance of creating value and why entrepreneurs must serve the user. This talk is part of the Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise’s speaker series on entrepreneurship. Free pizza for attendees.
Additional Information: Website
Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
March 7, 11 a.m. to noon, HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Metabolic control of systemic autoimmunity by the liver” by Andras Perl, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chief, division of Rheumatology, co-director, MD, PhD Program, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University College of Medicine.
Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208
Israeli Novelist & Voice of Conscience David Grossman
March 7, 7:30-9 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free
David Grossman’s latest novel, A Horse Walks Into A Bar, has been widely praised and he is the author of numerous transformative works of fiction and political journalism on the plight of Palestinians.
Additional Information: Ranen Omer-Sherman
CRAFT Seminar Series featuring Dr. Chris Pickett
March 7, 12 p.m.; CTR Room 123, Free
Dr. Chris Pickett from the American Association for the Advancement of Science will present his talk titled, “From the Lab Bench to a Career in Science Policy.”
Additional Information: Katie Hasper
Biochemistry Seminar today
March 6, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
Artem Barski, PhD, Asst Professor, Divisions of Allergy & Immunology and Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Univ of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH; ‘Epigenomics of T Cell Memory.’
Additional Information: Email
Psychological & Brain Sciences Colloquium Talk: Christia Brown, PhD, Univ. of Kentucky
March 6, 12:30-2 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus
The topic, “The Wide Lens of Discrimination: How a Range of Negative Interactions Similarly Shape Developmental Health” will examine discrimination that affects children and adolescents in school contexts. Discussing Latino children and gender discrimination in STEM classes, sexual harassment toward sexual minority and gender non-conforming boys and girls. How these experiences shape academic outcomes, self-esteem, body image, and depressive symptoms and anxiety.
Additional Information: Dr. Brendan Depue, 852-6482
Training and Workshops
PLAN hosts workshop on Introduction to Data Sources for grad student researchers
March 7, 2-3 p.m., Room W102, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
Locating relevant and usable data for a dissertation, thesis, or other large-scale project can be a challenging endeavor, even for the most experienced researcher. How do you know where to locate specific data sources? How do you know who produces relevant datasets? This workshop will focus on identifying and accessing data on topics that are highly relevant to researchers in the Social Sciences. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.
Additional Information: PLAN website, Calendar page
PATH Program hosting research study on women caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease
10-week study, 1.5 hours every Tuesday; IRB NUMBER: 16.0968
The PATH Program is hosting a research study about helping women caring for al oved one with Alzheimer’s disease to take care of their own health too. They are looking for 10 women to join the 10-week study and participants will receive a total of $100 in gift cards. Participants should be age 60 or older; have one or more chronic conditions (like diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, heart disease, asthma or obesity), and provide care regularly for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other type of dementia who is not in a nursing home. The program is also looking for participants who, in the last six months, have not: been admitted to the hospital overnight more than once; lost a close family member; been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. Interested participants should respond by March 7.
Additional Information: Dr. Valerie McCarthy, 852-8395
Health and Wellness
Don’t toss the greens; use stalks and stems in meatless meals
Greens, stems and stalks often get forgotten, but they have immense nutrition and flavor to offer. The first step in prepping most kale and chard recipes is to remove the coarse, thick stems. These stems can be sautéed as a side dish or pickled with a brine of spices and vinegar. Cut your stems lengthwise for spear-style pickles or break them down in a food processor to ferment them kimchi-style. The next time you prep veggies for your meatless meal, make sure to keep the greens.
Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipes, Get Healthy NowFacebook page, Get Healthy Now website, email, 852-7755
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