September 16, 2016 Announcements

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    Want to know what’s going on at UofL? Visit the UofLNews website for features, videos, photos, announcements, radio segments, and the UofL event calendar. Click here to submit an announcement.

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    Here’s what was featured on UofLNews on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016:

    • Fulbright ‘Speed Dating’ event helps students prepare for prestigious program. Read more.
    • UofL researchers’ discovery helping children with spinal cord injuries. Read more.
    • Video: UofL has received a 5-year, $11.5 million grant to study liver disease. Watch here.
    • UofL’s Diana Harper named ‘Thought Leader-Plus’ by MedPageToday.com. Read more.
    • Nationally-recognized pulmonary physician to discuss tobacco and health at inaugural Woodson Lecture. Read more.

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    Did You Know?

    Lee Corso, one of the hosts of ESPN College GameDay, coached football at the University of Louisville from 1969-72. He held a 28-11-3 mark in his four years here, including a 9-1 record his final year. He also has a history against UofL’s opponent Saturday; Corso is a Florida State graduate.

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    Miscellaneous

    1.) Art Library Research Award application open to any UofL student

    2.) Tachau gender equity award nominations sought

    3.) 2016 HERS Institutes sponsorship available

    4.) Ali Institute hosting open house

    5.) Flu Lou continues on Shelby Campus today

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    6.) Transition to retirement seminar scheduled

    7.) Using reflective writing to enhance resiliency for ourselves/organizations

    8.) CANCELED: Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series continues with Ohio State professor

    9.) Biology Department Fall Seminar Series focuses on Kentucky’s Wildlife Diversity

    10.) McConnell Center lecture series kicks off today

    Training and Workshops

    11.) Reflective Writing Workshop to foster reflection in health care professions

    Faculty

    12.) Part-time Faculty: Explore Blackboard Basics

    Sustainability

    13.) Green Tip: Convene with interdisciplinary researchers at the Sustainability Roundtable

    Health and Wellness

    14.) Belknap Campus KORU Mindfulness & Meditation scheduled

    15.) Start your mornings with Tai Chi class

    16.) Get Healthy Now offers yoga/specialty classes

    17.) Get Healthy Now offers indoor cycling

    18.) Kickstart your weekend with Cardio Kick & Sculpt class

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    Miscellaneous

    1.) Art Library Research Award application open to any UofL student

    Have you seen an exemplary research project in the past year dealing with an aspect of art or design? The UofL’s Bridwell Art Library is offering a research award of $500 to any student who submits their project for consideration. The award also includes the opportunity to display the project and research materials in the Art Library’s display cases. Please encourage students to apply before the October 14 deadline.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    2.) Tachau gender equity award nominations sought

    Nominations are invited for the Tachau Gender Equity Award whose work addresses gender equity in education, research, advocacy, services and/or the arts. The financial award, sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women, is presented at the Women Center’s Empowerment Luncheon November 16 at the University Club. Deadline for nominations is Oct. 7.

    Additional Information: Website, email

     

    3.) 2016 HERS Institutes sponsorship available

    The Commission on the Status of Women will sponsor an attendee to one of the 2017 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institutes. Outstanding women faculty with a solid record of professional growth/responsibility, and a strong interest in campus administration are encouraged to review the institutes and apply for one that best fits individual circumstances. Application deadline is October 14.

    Additional Information: Submit applications to Debra Dougherty

     

    4.) Ali Institute hosting open house

    September 22, 4-6 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Rm. 280; Free and open to campus

    On behalf of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace & Justice at UofL, we would like to extend an invitation to you and your staff to join the Ali Institute in the Muhammad Ali Open House and Celebration of International Day of Peace. We plan to announce our upcoming school year events to celebrate Muhammad Ali’s humanitarian work and the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. Come to learn about the Scholars Program and meet our dynamic group of scholars.

    Additional Information: Erika R. DeSha, 852-6372, website

     

    5.) Flu Lou continues on Shelby Campus today

    Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Burhans 123

    Get in and out fast. Flu shots are free to students, faculty, and staff ($5 for retirees). A full schedule and a consent form are available online. Download, print and complete the consent form for fastest service. You must have your UofL ID with you to get a free flu shot.

     

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    6.) Transition to retirement seminar scheduled

    September 22, noon to 1 p.m., Human resources building, Belknap Campus, 1980 Arthur Street; Free for faculty, staff, retirees and their spouses

    Are you ready to retire? In addition to financial changes, there are also lifestyle and emotional transitions you’ll experience. During this session, presented by Commonwealth Credit Union Retirement & Investment Services, you’ll learn how to confidently address those transitions; guard against and manage risks; and take a test to assess your retirement readiness. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by noon, Tuesday, September 20.

    Additional Information: Laura McDaniels, 852-6889, website

     

    7.) Using reflective writing to enhance resiliency for ourselves/organizations

    October 20, noon to 1 p.m., School of Medicine Room Instructional Building, Room 215

    Hedy S. Wald, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will present, “The Becoming: Crafting a Story of You for Resilience and Vitality.” Learn how Reflection, Relationships, and Resourcefulness can enhance resiliency and vitality for ourselves and our organizations. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Medical Education Office. Lunch will be served.

    Additional Information: RSVP online

    8.) CANCELED: Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series continues with Ohio State professor

    The Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series scheduled for Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. at 138 Chemistry Building has been canceled.

    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798

     

    9.) Biology Department Fall Seminar Series focuses on Kentucky’s Wildlife Diversity

    September 16, noon, Room 139, Shumaker Research Building

    Dr. Sunni Carr, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife presents Managing Kentucky’s Wildlife Diversity: Mission Critical.

    Additional Information: Terri Norris, 852-2573

     

    10.) McConnell Center lecture series kicks off today

    Sept. 16, 6 p.m., Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium

    The McConnell Center’s Constitution Day celebrations include a public debate on “MVP of the American Founding: Alexander Hamilton vs. John Adams” and free cupcakes and pocket-size U.S. Constitutions. The talk features Mercyhurst University’s Michael Federici, PhD, and City College of New York’s Richard Bernstein, JD. Constitution Day events celebrate the 39 men who signed and ratified the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    Training and Workshops

    11.) Reflective Writing Workshop to foster reflection in health care professions

    October 20, 2-4 p.m., School of Medicine Instructional Building, Room 215

    Hedy S. Wald, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will present, “Fostering Reflective Capacity with Interactive Reflective Writing.” The workshop will explore the concept of fostering reflection in health care professions education and practice and present frameworks for enhancing feedback to students’ reflective writing. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Medical Education Office.

    Additional Information: RSVP online

     

    Faculty

    12.) Part-time Faculty: Explore Blackboard Basics

    September 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Delphi Center Lab (Ekstrom Library #244)

    In this session, Blackboard Support Specialists Linda Leake and Mike Homan will describe how to use the resources in Blackboard that can assist you with many tasks during the term of your course. Blackboard can also help with organization of materials, assignments, community building, and grades.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    Sustainability

    13.) Green Tip: Convene with interdisciplinary researchers at the Sustainability Roundtable

    September 16, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 133, Life Sciences Building, Belknap Campus; Free

    UofL’s Sustainability Council is relaunching the Sustainability Roundtable to bring researchers from all disciplines together around potential interdisciplinary topics that we could collaborate on through joint grant proposals and investigations. The Roundtable convenes on alternate Fridays at 11 a.m. in LS133, highlighting a different topic/speaker, with ample time for discussion. Today’s speaker is Margaret Carreiro (Biology) on “Incorporating Native Species in Urban & Suburban Landscapes.”

    Additional Information: Website, Daniel DeCaro

     

    Health and Wellness

    14.) Belknap Campus KORU Mindfulness & Meditation scheduled

    Four Thursdays: Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27; noon to 1:15 p.m., location TBD; Free for employees, spouses and QAs

    Decrease your stress and find more daily satisfaction with this evidence-based KORU workshop. The course is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of skills that calm and focus your mind and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling stressed or are just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome.

    Additional Information: Email Paula Kommor to register 

     

    15.) Start your mornings with Tai Chi class

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Price: $40 Unlimited classes/semester

    Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts which will improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination. Suitable for all fitness levels. First class is always free.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755

     

    16.) Get Healthy Now offers yoga/specialty classes

    See Group Fitness Schedule for dates and times; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester

    Try our energetic, strength-based and stress relieving specialty classes including Lunchtime Yoga, Power Vinyasa, PiYo, Pilates, Tai Chi and Barre Basics. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility. All classes are available to all fitness levels. First class is always free.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755

     

    17.) Get Healthy Now offers indoor cycling

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:30-1 p.m.; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Join Get Healthy Now for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout with upbeat music through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755

     

    18.) Kickstart your weekend with Cardio Kick & Sculpt class

    Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym;

    Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Join Get Healthy Now for an action-packed workout that improves strength, muscle tone, endurance, and interval training that will help you shred calories. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755

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    Alicia Kelso
    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.