June 21, 2016 Announcements

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    Want to know more about what’s going on at UofL? Visit the new 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 Monday, June 20, 2016:

    • Two UofL Nursing PhD students named Jonas Scholars. Read more.
    • UofL alum wins award for LGBT advocacy. Read more.
    • UofL to host blood drive in response to Orlando tragedy. Read more.

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    DID YOU KNOW?

    Shortly after World War II, a movement began to close the all-black Louisville Municipal College and desegregate the University of Louisville on all levels. This was accomplished in 1950 and 1951.

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    Miscellaneous

    1.) Campus invited to meet vice provost for enrollment management candidates

    2.) Unity Place to be closed June 23-30

    3.) Speed entrance, Third Street parking lot closings delayed to Aug. 1

    4.) Cards Under the Stars featuring ‘Zootopia’ is Friday

    5.) HSC Research Forum scheduled

    6.) UofL Advanced Placement Summer Institute takes place this week

    7.) Nominees for ODK membership requested

    8.) Deadline for Summer 2016 STEM GTA Mini-Academy extended to Friday

    9.) Webinar: ‘What’s New at the NIH? Requirements to Address Rigor and Reproducibility in Research Grant Applications’

    Studies

    10.) Volunteers needed for Dissertation Study

    Health and Wellness

    11.) Get Healthy Now offers mindfulness programs

    12.) Get Healthy Now offering new specialty classes

    13.) Fit in 30! at the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center

     

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    Miscellaneous

    1.) Campus invited to meet vice provost for enrollment management candidates

    The university community is invited to campus presentations by the candidates for the vice provost for strategic enrollment management and student success, to be held Wednesday, June 22, and Monday-Thursday, June 27-30, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 139, Shumaker Research Building.  Dr. Stephen McKellips from the University of Memphis will be on campus June 22. He will present: Enrollment Management and Student Success: Vision for a Metropolitan Research University. The ad for the position and the candidates’ CVs can be found online.      

     

    2.) Unity Place to be closed June 23-30

    Unity Place, the road that serves Greek Row and Community Park on the west side of Belknap Campus, will be closed to through traffic June 23-30 for demolition and paving. The road is scheduled to reopen on July 1.

     

    3.) Speed entrance, Third Street parking lot closings delayed to Aug. 1

    The Eastern Parkway entrance to the parking lots behind J.B. Speed School of Engineering and the Third Street “green” parking lot will remain open until Aug. 1. For more information on campus construction projects, visit louisville.edu/president/special-programs/streetscape.

     

    4.) Cards Under the Stars featuring ‘Zootopia’ is Friday

    June 24, 6:30 p.m., on the lawn between the Natural Sciences Building and Grawemeyer Hall, movie begins at dusk; Free admission

    Cards Under the Stars featuring “Zootopia’ is Friday June 24. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a cooler or purchase concessions onsite food trucks Hi-Five Doughnuts and 502 Café. Activities include inflatables, crafts, and appearance by the Louisville League of Mascots. The UofL police department will also be at the event, including K-9 officer Sam, to show the department’s Segway, ATVs and bicycles used for patrol. Cards under the Stars is sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union.

    Additional Information: Watch the calendar for additional information and weather updates. Contact Brandy Warren, 852-6171

     

    5.) HSC Research Forum scheduled

    June 21, 12-1 p.m., CTRB Room 101/102

    The HSC Research Forum co-sponsored by the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine will discuss the V.A.’s Million Veterans Program presented by Dr. Jon Klein, V.A. research program presented by Dr. Eleanor Lederer, cautionary tales of late and same day grant submissions by Andrew French, and NIH updates by Dr. Craig McClain.

    Additional Information: HSC Research Office, 852-2553

     

    6.) UofL Advanced Placement Summer Institute takes place this week

    June 20, 8 a.m., College of Education and DuPont Manual High School

    The Office of Admissions is hosting high school teachers from around the country to the seventh annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute (UofL APSI). Participants will receive training in subject areas such as English Literature, U.S. History, World History, Calculus AB, Physics I, and Environmental Science during this four and one half day institute. The event ends Friday, June 24 at noon.

    Additional Information: Jeanne Guerrero, 852-8110

     

    7.) Nominees for ODK membership requested

    Office of Student Involvement is currently accepting nominations for students interested in joining the national honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa. Students must show significant achievement in academics, athletics, service, leadership, journalism, or the arts.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    8.) Deadline for Summer 2016 STEM GTA Mini-Academy extended to Friday

    The STEM GTA Mini-Academy is a free, week-long series of sessions to assist Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in STEM fields in developing knowledge, skills, and excellence in classroom teaching. Content includes understanding today’s students, using research about how students learn, measuring learning, designing activities, and practicing teaching. The deadline for applications is now Friday, June 24, 2016.

    Additional Information: Apply online, Michelle Rodems, website 

     

    9.) Webinar: ‘What’s New at the NIH? Requirements to Address Rigor and Reproducibility in Research Grant Applications’

    June 22, 2-3 p.m., Room 124, Clinical &Translational Research Bldg.; Free

    After this webinar you will understand revisions to NIH proposal content requirements and peer review criteria to include assessment of rigor and reproducibility in research. You will also become familiar with diverse resources available to help investigators meet new requirements to address key aspects of rigor and reproducibility in grant applications.

    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website

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    10.) Volunteers needed for Dissertation Study

    Davidson Hall 316; IRB #15.1130

    Mentally and physically healthy women, ages 18-40, are needed for a dissertation study on stress, emotion and the immune system. This study aims to better understand how stress and emotions are connected to health. No chronic conditions, current psychiatric diagnoses or medications (birth control OK). Single, 2-hour afternoon visit on Belknap campus. Eligible participants will be entered into a lottery for one of two $50 Visa prepaid cards. Please email for full eligibility criteria.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-2665

     

    Health and Wellness

    11.) Get Healthy Now offers mindfulness programs

    Drop in 5:30-5:55 p.m. (every Tuesday); Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym 601 Presidents Blvd. Varies; UofL employees, retirees, and their spouse/QA

    Experience Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings in collaboration with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present.

    Additional Information: Facebook, website, email, 852-7755

    12.) Get Healthy Now offering new specialty classes

    Summer session, June 6– Aug. 5; $35 unlimited access all semester

    We’ve introduced a new Tai Chi and Barre Basics class to help you tone muscles, improve posture, and energize yourself for the day. Yoga socks are recommended for newly added classes. Can’t make it to class? Practice yoga at your workstation throughout the day.

    Additional Information: Facebook, website, email, 852-7755

     

    13.) Fit in 30! at the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Employees, retirees and their spouses/QAs.
    Bring your workout indoors for 30 minutes of energizing strength and cardio moves — a total body workout that will get you out of the rain and working up a sweat with our certified fitness instructors. All levels welcome.

    Additional Information: Facebook, website, email, 852-7755

     

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    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.