January 22, 2018 Announcements

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    Monday, January 22, 2018

     

    DID YOU KNOW

    The Student Activities Board Diversity Committee hosts the International Fashion Show Friday. This is the 16th annual show, which features fashions from various countries throughout the world modeled by students. This year’s theme is “Bloom: The Awakening of Cultures,” which will present the growth that occurs during the change of seasons from winter to spring.

     

     

    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES

    The article, “Validation of 2-18F-Fluorodeoxysorbitol as a Potential Radiopharmaceutical for Imaging Bacterial Infection in the Lung,” written by the UofL School of Medicine team of Junling Li, Huaiyu Zheng, Ramy Fodah, Jonathan M. Warawa and Chin Ng, was selected by the Journal of Nuclear Medicine as the featured basic science article. Their findings suggest that F-18 FDS-PET/CT has the potential to become a new standard of care for confirmation of bacterial infections, and the tracer would be readily available and inexpensive once approved because it is easily derived from F-18 FDG.

     
     

    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. 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, Jan. 22: UofL student James May has won a prestigious Mitchell Scholarship to study music in Ireland.

     

    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week:
    Monday, Jan. 22: UofL double lung transplant patient Steve Lindsey talks about his plight along with Dr. Rafael Perez who discusses pulmonary fibrosis. Doug Lorenz discusses his study of underlying factors in fatal and near fatal child abuse cases. 
    Tuesday, Jan. 23: Economics professor Beth Munnich has studied the increase in the number of male nurses. Reid Mitenbuler wrote a book about the history of bourbon families in Kentucky. Sham Kakar is working on a possible cure for ovarian cancer.

     

    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 184 on Spectrum): 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., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Watch the Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel
    This week: Dr. Lori Devlin discusses her research on methods to help newborns withdraw from their mothers’ opioid addiction. Journalist Suki Kim discusses her undercover look at North Korea.

     

    Miscellaneous

    Blood drive to support raiseRED

    January 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Red Barn
    Join raiseRED for their last blood drive of the academic year, hosted by Kentucky Blood Center. Mention “raiseRED” at registration, and $5 will be given to support pediatric oncology and blood disease treatment and research. Due to recent weather, a number of blood drives have been canceled, so there is a high demand for all blood types.
    Additional Information: Facebook

     

    UofL women student veteran interest meeting

    January 24, 12 p.m., conference room, Administrative Annex Bldg.
    Women student veterans are invited to participate in an on-campus support group. Women from all branches of the military as well as Active Duty, Reserves or the National Guard are welcome to attend. (Note: The meeting is at 12 p.m. not 2 p.m. as previously stated). RSVP by calling 852-8976 or via email.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    Enter to win UofL Men’s Basketball tickets, courtesy of Commonwealth CU

    Are you ready to throw your “Ls” up and cheer the Cards to victory? Here’s your chance to do it VIP style from your friends at Commonwealth Credit Union. Text the keyword CARDINAL2 to 97000 from your smartphone and you’ll be entered for a chance to win two tickets to the UofL vs Florida State Game on Feb. 3 and access to a pregame VIP Event. This event will be held from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. in the Woodford Room at the Yum! Center and includes food, fun, fellowship and a free gift. 
    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey

     

    Speed Student Council Dip-Off Competition & Networking Event

    January 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Engineering Garage; $5
    This event serves to encourage students to learn more about the Speed School Mentoring Program and to network with professional engineers. Students, faculty/staff, and alumni will be invited to participate in the dip competition. Submit your favorite dip recipe or pick your favorite(s) for a $5 admission. All funds from the event will be donated to the Speed School students participating in raiseRED Dance Marathon. Register online to compete.
    Additional Information: Zach Longwebsite

     

    Speed Student Research Exposition: Call for Abstracts

    February 16
    This event aims to provide opportunities for engineering students to showcase their research projects at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. The event includes 10-15 minute poster presentations by undergraduate, masters, and doctoral engineering students, networking opportunities, and refreshments. The top three participants in each category will be awarded a plaque and a monetary scholarship. Abstracts must be submitted by Feb. 16 to participate in the competition on March 2 from 2-5 p.m.
    Additional Information: Saralyn Callahanwebsite

     

    Speed Research Exposition

    March 2, 2-5 p.m., Bigelow Hall (Miller IT)
    The Speed Research Exposition aims to provide opportunities for engineering students to showcase their research projects at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. The event includes 10-15 minute poster presentations by undergraduate, masters, and doctoral engineering students, networking opportunities, and refreshments. The top three participants in each category will be awarded a plaque and a monetary scholarship.
    Additional Information: Saralyn Callahanwebsite

     

    Engineering Exposition

    March 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., J.B. Speed School of Engineering
    E-Expo is an annual event sponsored by the Speed School Student Council that aims to expose local K-12 students to STEM fields and to showcase student competitions and research. The event includes networking opportunities, corporate representation, departmental showcases, STEM demonstrations, and competitions for K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students. The 2018 Engineering Exposition, “Start Up Speed,” focuses on entrepreneurship as it relates to engineering.
    Additional Information: Saralyn Callahanwebsiteregistration link

     

    Apply now for Delphi University (Delphi U) 2018

    May 7-10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May 11, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., TILL Classroom, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library; Free 
    The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce registration for Delphi U 2018 is now open. Get many of your questions and concerns about online courses answered in this engaging workshop. During Delphi U, you will be introduced to ways of designing, developing, delivering and assessing online courses.
    New for 2018: The sessions have been honed to focus more on online instruction versus teaching in general. Space is limited, so apply now.
    Additional Information: Website, Deb Hatfield, 852-0412

     

    Summer research opportunity for students – apply before Feb. 1

    Students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research and/or treatment are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Cancer Education Program. This year’s program is scheduled from May 29 through August 3 for undergraduate students and May 21 through July 27 for medical students. Each student will be given $4,000 for their participation in this program ($4,300 for medical/dental students). For more information, visit onlineprogram brochure and video. The application deadline is February 1, 2018. Apply online.

     

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    Biochemistry Seminar

    Jan. 22, 12 p.m., Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
    Matthew Bochman, PhD, assistant professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Indiana University- Bloomington, will speak on “The Roles of RecQ4 Helicases in Maintaining Genome Integrity.”
    Additional Information: Email

     

    Criminal justice issues and reform panel discussion

    January 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m., PNC Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business
    The John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise kicks off the spring semester with this panel discussion, moderated by UofL Department of Criminal Justice professor Michael Losavio. The panel of experts will discuss the issues facing our country and their ideas for system reform. This is the first in our series on criminal justice, which will also include a panel discussion on local issues later in the semester. Tuesday’s event is open to all. Free pizza for attendees.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-5612
     

    Training and Workshops

    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste Training

    January 25, 9-10:30 a.m., Room W104, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    New lab employees who work with chemicals should attend this training. Recurrent training is required every three years and may be completed online. Bring laptop computer. Attendees can pre-register online
    Additional Information: Rachel Cary, 852-3558

     

    ADF, IRB, and eProposal workshop: Belknap Campus

    January 23, 9-11 a.m., Room 3, Miller Information Technology Center, Belknap Campus
    Specialists will be available for assistance with eProposals, Institutional Review Board forms, and Attestation and Disclosure Forms in the iRIS system. Individuals seeking assistance with these forms are encouraged to drop in anytime during this open workshop time period. Additional workshops on HSC and Belknap will continue monthly and be posted online. If interested, please RVSP for this event online.
    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715

     

    Arts and Entertainment

    Theatre Arts Department opens ‘Eurydice’

    January 26, 8 p.m., Thrust Theatre, HPES/Studio Arts/ Belknap; students: $8 (in advance), students/ faculty/staff: $12, public: $15
    Show runs Jan. 26, 27 and Feb. 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m. It will also run Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. On her wedding day, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into an eerie but captivating underworld. Ripped from her beloved Orpheus, the greatest musician in the world, Eurydice is reunited with her dead father in the Land of the Dead. Orpheus journeys to retrieve his bride, but Eurydice has begun to discover that her memory of her former life seems different from the reality.
    Additional Information: Blair Boyd, 852-7682; purchase tickets online

     

    African-American history film series

    Starts February 4, every Sunday in February, 3-6 p.m., Louisville Free Public Library Main Library, 301 York St.; Free
    Schedule includes: Feb. 4, Marshall; Feb. 11, Hidden Figures; Feb. 18 – 42: The Jackie Robinson Story; Feb. 25, Loving. All films followed by discussion lead by UofL faculty. Presented in partnership with the Health Sciences Center UofL Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
    Additional Information: Website

     

    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Now Walk & Run Club is back

    Introductory meeting: Monday, Jan. 22; Mondays, 5:15 p.m. Jan. 29 – April  23; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Get Healthy Now’s Walk & Run Club can help you achieve your walking, running, and fitness goals. Whether it’s training for a personal best in an upcoming race or keeping up with the kids on weekends, we want you to get the most out of your walking/running. Our Walk & Run Club welcomes all levels and abilities. Receive tips and pointers on how to reach your potential as a walker/runner. Registration required.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755

     

    Get your yoga on 10 times a week at Get Healthy Now

    Whether looking to reduce stress, increase mobility, build muscle strength, or develop mindfulness, Get Healthy Now has the class for you. Our variety of classes- from Power Vinyasa, to Yin/Yang, to Mobility+Strength, to Yoga Tune Up – serve and satisfy all unique bodies, from the curious beginner to the advanced practitioner. See our group fitness schedule for more details.

    Additional information: Email, 852-7755

     

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    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.

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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.