September 28, 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 Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016:

    • UofL prepares for full Homecoming Week. Read more.
    • Use of tobacco alternatives in Louisville may go up in smoke. Read more.

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    Did You Know?

    As part of its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the University of Louisville recently introduced a new, free carpool-matching service, Cardinal Directions. The platform helps match riders going to the same destination and is available to UofL staff, faculty and students who want to find ways to reduce pollution and save money, time and hassle by cutting back on driving to campus.

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    Miscellaneous

    1.) New UofL Today email deadline coming

    2.) HSC Office of Diversity & Inclusion hosting lunch and learn

    3.) Government/Public Service Fair scheduled

    4.) Registration is closed: 4th annual research meets activism breakfast

    HR

    5.) Verify address for open enrollment notices

    Faculty

    6.) On-demand faculty development video programs available

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    7.) 10th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture scheduled

    8.) ASNB Seminar Series features Wake Forest School of Medicine Professor

    9.) Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series continues Thursday

    10.) Biochemistry Seminar focuses on epigenetic regulation of PSAT1

    11.) Microbiology and Immunology seminar features Univ. of Florida professor

    Training and Workshops

    12.) Junior Girl Scout ‘Get Moving’ Workshop set

    13.) Cosmic Explorer Workshop: ‘I Want to be an Astronaut’

    Studies

    14.) Paid healthy volunteers needed for study

    IT

    15.) Information Technology Service Catalog available soon

    Health and Wellness

    16.) Join Get Healthy Now for lunchtime yoga

    17.) Get Healthy Now offers Workout of the Week

    18.) Start Your mornings with Tai Chi Class

    Grand Rounds

    19.) Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    20.) Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Jesse Roman

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    Miscellaneous

    1.) New UofL Today email deadline coming

    Starting next Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, the UofL Today daily email will not be sent on Fridays. If you wish to promote a Friday event, please submit your announcement by noon on the preceding Wednesday and it will appear in the Thursday email. Submissions can still be made on Fridays to appear in Monday’s email. Aside from Friday announcements, the deadline for UofL Today will remain the same for the rest of the week (noon the day before). Click here to submit an announcement. Starting Oct. 7, UofL News digest will appear in faculty/staff inboxes every Friday.

    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso

     

    2.) HSC Office of Diversity & Inclusion hosting lunch and learn

    October 13, noon to 2 p.m., CTR 101/102, HSC

    The HSC Office of Diversity & Inclusion is hosting a lunch and learn on the topic, “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Health and Healthcare and Their Successful Elimination.” Speaker is Glenn Flores, MD, FAAP, distinguished chair of Health Policy Research at the Medica Research Institute, a research affiliate in the Department of Health Sciences Research at the May Clinic, and affiliate professor of Public Health in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota. Free lunch provided with RSVPs made before Oct. 12.

    Additional Information: RSVP online

     

    3.) Government/Public Service Fair scheduled

    October 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bigelow Hall

    Looking for a job in the government or public service sectors? Come to the
    Government and Public Service Career Fair. Remember to bring your resume and dress professionally.

    Additional Information: 852-6701

     

    4.) Registration is closed: 4th annual research meets activism breakfast

    November 16

    We were at full capacity for the Research Meets Activism Breakfast before the end of the day on Monday, September 26, so registration for the breakfast is closed. However, please join us for our 10th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture, featuring Angela Davis. More details to come.

    Additional Information: Dionne Griffiths, 852-6142

     

    HR

    5.) Verify address for open enrollment notices

    Has your address changed in the past year?  Please make sure your address is correct in ULink to receive an important 2017 Open Enrollment notice. Go to ulink.louisville.edu. Sign in with your user ID and password, select Faculty/Staff tab, then Home and Mailing address under personal information. You can then verify your address and if changes are needed, click the edit button. Make sure to save your changes.

     

    Faculty

    6.) On-demand faculty development video programs available

    University of Louisville employees can now access on-demand video programs from the 20-Minute Mentor Commons. This online resource is offered free of charge through the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. The courses cover a broad range of faculty development topics including classroom management, flipped courses, course design and more.

    Additional Information: Videos available online

     

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    7.) 10th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture scheduled

    November 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Cardinal Stadium, Brown & Williamson Club; Free, open to the public

    Angela Davis will deliver the lecture titled “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle.” For several decades, Angela Davis has been among the prominent scholar-activists fighting for racial, gender, and economic justice. At this event, people will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Additional Information: Dionne Griffiths, 852-6142

     

    8.) ASNB Seminar Series features Wake Forest School of Medicine Professor

    September 29, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium

    Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology presents Barry Stein, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest School of Medicine. The title of his seminar is ” How the Brain Develops the Ability to Synthesize Information from Multiple Senses.”

    Additional Information: Shelley Ahlers, 852-5165

     

    9.) Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series continues Thursday

    September 29, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311

    Dr. Kevin Haworth, assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, will speak on “The Case of the Missing Oxygen and Other Adventures in Ultrasound.” Acoustically active agents are being investigated for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications, and hold great promise as a non-invasive or minimally invasive therapeutic approach for a variety of diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer. UofL Biomedical Ultrasonics and Cavitation Laboratory is investigating the ability to selectively sequester dissolved gases from fluids for the treatment of a variety of diseases using an acoustically active agent.

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford

     

    10.) Biochemistry Seminar focuses on epigenetic regulation of PSAT1

    September 28, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614

    Stephanie Metcalf, BMG Grad Student, will present, “Epigenetic Regulation of PSAT1 and its Contribution to Cancer Progression.”

    Additional Information: Email

     

    11.) Microbiology and Immunology seminar features Univ. of Florida professor

    September 29, noon to 1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Intestinal Inflammation Promotes Microbial Carcinogenic Activities,” by Christian Jobin, PhD, Gatorade Trust Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases & Pathology, University of Florida.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208

     

    Training and Workshops

    12.) Junior Girl Scout ‘Get Moving’ Workshop set

    October 8, 10 a.m. to noon, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; UofL rate: $12/scout; $3/adult

    Juniors will be able to explore and experience various sources of energy and how it is used. They board our virtual rocket ship to get a first-hand look at light pollution and constellations. Hands-on activities help them learn about solar power, wasteful/efficient packaging and other energizing information. Girls leave empowered with practical steps they can take toward energy conservation on their journey to earn the “It’s Your Planet, Love It!” awards.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-6665

     

    13.) Cosmic Explorer Workshop: ‘I Want to be an Astronaut’

    October 16, 2-4 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $15 non-UofL; $13 UofL; $10 Family Members

    Let your child’s fascination with astronauts take flight in this workshop. Your 4-to-6-year-old will be engaged and amazed during the fun hands-on activities and demonstrations that illustrate the challenges of space travel. Our virtual space ship takes them on a tour of the universe and they get to taste Astronaut Ice Cream as they learn about the special food astronauts eat.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-6665

     

    Studies

    14.) Paid healthy volunteers needed for study

    IRB#13.0135

    UofL Caregiver Stress Study is looking for healthy European American, 40 years and older who have NOT provided care for an ill friend or family member in the last year to fill out a questionnaire and provide saliva samples for up to three different time points. Each visit takes approximately one hour. We are offering $20 compensation for each visit.

    Additional Information: Brooks Harbison

     

    IT

    15.) Information Technology Service Catalog available soon

    Information Technology will release a new IT Service Catalog on October 3. This Catalog will allow IT customers to request a variety of services or direct questions to the HelpDesk. All service request forms will be easily identifiable by category and the catalog will provide tracking tools allowing customers to know the status of their requests.

    Additional Information: 852-7997, website

     

    Health and Wellness

    16.) Join Get Healthy Now for lunchtime yoga

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Use your lunch break to relax and de-stress from the hustle and bustle of work with a Lunchtime Yoga session. Great for those who are new to yoga, as modifications for all fitness levels are provided. First class is always free.

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

     

    17.) Get Healthy Now offers Workout of the Week

    Weekly, Mondays through Sundays, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Our certified Health Fitness Specialists design the workout of the week (W.O.W.) for you to enjoy a self-guided, all-levels workout any time of the day, all week long. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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

     

    18.) Start Your mornings with Tai Chi Class

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $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, Facebook, website, email, 852-7755

     

    Grand Rounds

    19.) Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    September 28, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center

    Featuring Rachel Keith, PhD, APRN, ANP-C; assistant professor of medicine; Diabetes & Obesity Center; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; School of Medicine, University of Louisville. Dr. Keith will present “E-Cigarette: Friend or Foe?” Focusing on e-cigarette – cardiovascular effects and use as a cessation tool. There will be no broadcast to the VA Hospital for this presentation.

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website

    20.) Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Jesse Roman

    September 29, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium

    Medicine Grand Rounds features Jesse Roman, MD, FACP, FACCP, professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and chairman of the UofL Department of Medicine. Dr. Roman will present “Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – Novel Insights” focusing on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of IPF, examining newly described mechanisms of action, and implications of this new knowledge to IPF management.

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825

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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.