Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The University Symphony Orchestra, made up of graduate and undergraduate music majors, made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 and has been a featured ensemble at both the College Orchestra Director’s National Conference and the KMEA Conference. Each year, the USO presents no less than six concerts, including the Halloween Spooktacular, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. in Comstock Hall.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Dr. Benne Holwerda, astronomy/astrophysics professor, has won a highly competitive Hubble Space Telescope observing time award from the Space Science Telescope Institute. The award of Hubble observing time generates proposals from scientists from all categories, domestic and foreign. Proposers submit a justification and observation summary for peer review by 159 scientists.
UofL to expand need-based aid in 2018
UofL is expanding its need-based aid program to help students who struggle to meet the cost of attending college. Beginning in fall 2018, UofL will add $1.5 million in need-based aid for incoming freshmen. The funding will be used to address unmet need, or the amount between financial aid already received and the actual cost of attendance. Funding will be redirected from the Credit 4 Credits program.
Registration open for Holiday Cards Buy Local Shopping Tour
Dec. 1, 8 a.m. start, meet at University Club; $40
Fundraiser at Mellow Mushroom
November 5, 4-9 p.m., Mellow Mushroom, 1023 Bardstown Rd.
Fundraiser at Mellow Mushroom benefiting the Graduate Network in Arts & Sciences (GNAS). GNAS awards travel grants and research grants to students and plans social events for grad students. We plan to use the money earned in this fundraiser for those things. Simply mention “GNAS” during our fundraiser and we get 15 percent of proceeds.
MBA Information Session
November 1, 5:45-7 p.m., University Club and Alumni Center
Out of the Darkness Louisville Metro Walk
Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., Waterfront Park, South Great Lawn
Gheens Lecture: ‘Addressing Selective Adherence: Are Treatment Plans a la Carte?’
November 10, 12-1 p.m., Instructional Building (B Building), Room 202, HSC
The Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine presents the Gheens Lecture. Rebecca Yarrison, PhD, associate professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Nursing and Philosophy with the Program for Bioethics at the University of Kentucky, will be our guest speaker. Lunch will be served to the first 100 who make a reservation.
Additional Information: Website
Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series
November 3, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap
Training and Workshops
Elevator speech practice event for grad students
October 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bingham Humanities 300
Have you figured out your academic elevator pitch yet? Does such a thing scare you? If so, this event is for you. Join us Halloween day for a “speed networking” type event in which grad students will mix and mingle, rotating around as they give their 5-minute elevator speech to other grad students in an effort to practice and become comfortable talking about their work. Free lunch provided for those who RSVP.
Health and Wellness
Membership Appreciation at Get Healthy Now Wellness Center
$15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; Free onsite parking
Join Get Healthy Now for Lunchtime Yoga or Barre Basics
Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Group fitness classes at Get Healthy Now
See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
Get Healthy Now has a new and improved Group Fitness schedule for this semester. Specialty classes no longer have a fee; all group fitness classes are free. Check out our new schedule and join the fitness fun.
Training with Get Healthy Now certified personal trainers
Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym
Whatever your motivation, set yourself up for success by partnering with one of our personal trainers. By helping you to set realistic, attainable goals, we work with you to develop a customized plan to reach them. Working with our professional ensures that your workouts are safely administered and designed with the results you want in mind. Schedule your first free session today.
Neuroscience Grand Rounds
November 2, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium, HSC
The Department of Neurosurgery’s guest speaker at Neuroscience Grand Rounds this week is Dr. Jonathan Miller, director of the Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Center at the UH Cleveland Medical Center. His presentation is titled, “New Approaches to Intracranial Epilepsy Monitoring.”
Endocrinology Grand Rounds
Nov. 1, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 9 – Understand Vampire Load on Halloween
Vampire load, phantom load, or ghost load all refer to the way electricity is consumed by electronic devices and appliances while they are switched off, but are designed to use some power in standby mode. Such devices often have remote controls (TVs and entertainment), digital clocks (microwave or coffee pot), or power adapters (wireless or cell phones, laptops and computers). These devices draw power without using any features. Happy Halloween, but think how this can cost you without benefit.
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