March 1, 2017 Announcements

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    UofL News
     
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    UofL College of Business teams compete in eight regional or national MBA business plan competitions every year. One of the competitions is our own Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge, which was Feb. 17-18. Brown-Forman even created a signature drink for the competition’s after-party: the Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    Dr. Larry Tyler, professor in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, and Dr. Pat Ralston, professor and chair of the Engineering Fundamentals Department, recently received the 2017 Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education.
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    UofL Diversity Career Fair today
    March 1, 12-2 p.m., Red Barn; Free
    Do you want to work for a company that employs and stands for diversity and inclusion? Attend the Diversity Career Fair and talk with employers about your future.

    Additional Information: Website
     
    You are the final line of defense; stop and think before you click
    Viruses, malware, ransomware and phishing scams are a constant threat to your computer data and personal information. In the first 21 days of February UofL’s IT filtered 12 million emails identified as SPAM, containing malicious IP addresses and including known-malware. Even after all these preventative steps, the final line of defense for the protection of your data rests with you. Be suspicious. Stop and think before you click.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Call for Summer Research Projects – School of Medicine
    Summer research projects are now being solicited from faculty to submit a biomedical summer research project for our medical students. The student’s stipend support and poster production costs are covered by the School of Medicine’s Summer Research Scholar Program (SRSP) and NIH training grants. Projects can be submitted online. Deadline is March 10.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-2553
     
    Americana Community Center Garden Service Day planned
    April 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Americana World Community Center 4801 Southside Drive, 40214
    Two students within the College of Business are heading a project with Americana World Community Center to help improve the gardens as well as fundraise for plants, seeds, garden tools and fencing. If you would like to volunteer or give monetary or item-based donations, please contact these students – Caroline Miller and Erica Gaither – for more information or
    visit this link
    Additional Information: Caroline Miller, 859-957-7483; Erica Gaither
     
    The Reveal to benefit MB3
    March 24, 7-10 p.m., Offsite – The Table; $30 for single ticket, $50 for double ticket, $200 for a table of 8
    Come grab a seat at The Table to learn how Mission Behind Bars & Beyond (MB3) has transformed its organization and the lives of returning citizens over the past year. Guests will enjoy live music and a mission-driven dinner from West Louisville’s The Table and Cup of Joy, then listen to makeover stories from returning citizens’ themselves. All proceeds will benefit MB3, a non-profit organization that works to reduce Kentucky’s recidivism rates through faith-based mentoring and programming.

    Additional Information: WebsiteRachel Overton
     
    Tapingo now available on HSC
    You can now order your favorite Au Bon Pain and Starbucks menu items on Tapingo for pickup up or delivery on the Health Science Campus. Download the free app from the App Store or on Google Play and use your credit, Cardinal Cash, or Flex Points to purchase your meal today.
    Additional Information: Website 
     
    Training and Workshops
    Increasing Employee Motivation and Productivity
    March 7, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Human Resources Training Room; Free
    Are your employees feeling overworked and underappreciated? Is low morale wreaking havoc on productivity? Learn what motivates employees along with ways to bolster the team and breathe new energy and creativity into the group. Attendees will learn skills such as helping employees overcome procrastination and moving them out of their “comfort zone” in order to make their responsibilities more challenging and, therefore, more exciting.

    Additional Information: Website, email
     
    Active Shooter Training next week
    March 9, 2-3 p.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    We hope we never encounter an active shooter situation on our campus, but we know preparation and planning can help reduce the negative impacts in case such an event occurs. Please join us in the for our Active Shooter Training where we will discuss how you can respond, developing the Survival Mindset, and what you can expect from law enforcement officers

    Additional Information: Email, website
     
    EndNote for Beginners at Ekstrom Library
    March 9, 3-4:30 p.m., Room W103, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free to UofL community
    Want to get started with EndNote, the citation management software program freely available to all UofL faculty, staff, and students? Come to the workshop where we will cover downloading the program, importing citations, working with MS Word, and syncing with EndNoteWeb. The workshop is limited to 10.

    Additional Information: Website
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    UofL Philosophy Department presents talk on history of African philosophy
    March 3, noon to 2 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free and open to public
    Souleymane Bachir Diagne, from Columbia University, will present “African Philosophy: history and uses of an expression.”
    Additional Information: Philosophy Department Office, 852-6811
     
    KBRIN Bioinformatics Journal Club
    March 1, 12-1 p.m., Room 124, Clinical Translational Research building
    Join us as Michal Hetman, a professor of Neurological Surgery and an Endowed Chair in Molecular Signaling at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, presents “Is there a role for ribosomal stress in neuropathogenesis of Zika virus infection?” All interested individuals are welcome to attend. Please contact us if you would like to have your name added to our email list.

    Additional Information: Email Julia or David
     
    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
    March 2, 12-1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Finding your inner arthropod: The evolution of antiviral systems,” Benjamin tenOever, PhD, Fishberg Professor of Medicine, Icahn Scholar and Professor of Microbiology, Director, Virus Engineering Center for Therapeutics and Research (VECToR), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208
     
    Parkinson’s symposium for patients and families to take place April 6
    April 6, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., conference center, Rudd Heart and Lung Building, 201 Abraham Flexner Way, next to Jewish Hospital; Free
    Speakers will provide insight into a variety of topics affecting patients with Parkinson’s, including new advancements and treatments, and new developments and services within the UofL Physicians Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders program. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael Okun, the national medical director for the National Parkinson’s Foundation, a best-selling author and a leading national spokesman on Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Okun is chairman of Neurology and co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Website 
     
    Health and Wellness
    Get into the spin of things with evening InCycle
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Barre Basics offered by Get Healthy Now
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; $40 Unlimited classes/semester
    Barre Basics uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates. You will focus on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Suitable for all fitness levels. First class is always free.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
    March 1, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung – CC – 16th Floor, Great Halls I & II
    Join us for guest speaker Rakesh Gopinathannair, MD, MA, associate professor – Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UofL. Gopinathannair will present “Wearable Cardiac Defibrillator in Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: Where Does It Fit.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website
     
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    Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.