March 21, 2017 Announcements

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    UofL News
     
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    UofL sophomore swimmer Mallory Comerford won the 200 free at the NCAA Women’s Championships last weekend in Indianapolis, tying Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky from Stanford. Comerford’s win marks the sixth year in a row the Cardinals have produced an NCAA swimming champion. The team finished sixth overall at the meet, tying its highest-ever finish.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    Ahmad Washington, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development, recently led a second professional development presentation on Critical Hip Hop Pedagogy for teachers in Jefferson County Public Schools. Critical Hip Hop Pedagogy is a strategy to engage students, particularly marginalized students, in conversations about social justice.
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Women’s History Month event: ‘I’m Flawless, But Society Won’t Let Me Be’
    March 23, noon to 1:30 p.m., Cultural Center, Belknap
    A Women’s History Month event celebrating women and unpacking conversations of women in the media and reality TV, hair, colorism, and the “angry black woman.” All are welcome to come, discuss and celebrate the achievements and progress of women. Lunch provided! Sponsored by the Cultural Center and Women’s Center.

    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228, Facebook
     
    ASU Presents: Africa Week
    Events all week, including:
    • “Who Can Wear My Dashiki?” March 21, 6-8 p.m., Cultural Center Multipurpose Room. Join us for a discussion about cultural appropriation of the African culture and hear thoughts from current Africa students regarding this topic.
    • Trivia Night, March 22, 6-8 p.m., Red Barn. Bring your African knowledge and put it to the test at Trivia Night.
    • African Dance Class, March 23, 6-8 p.m., Student Recreation Center 201. Join us in the Student Recreation Center and have fun learning some of the hottest dance moves in Africa.
    • African Rhythms, March 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., West Lawn and Red Barn Plaza. Join us outside the Red Barn for a free tasting of some traditional food from Africa and listen to the true Africa drum beats.
    Additional Information: Facebook
     
    EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Butterflies and #Take2ForLou
    March 24, noon, Ekstrom W210; Free vegetarian lunch
    We’ll hear from several guests including Hart Hagan of Wild Ones discussing his work to protect native biodiversity through enhancing butterfly and moth habitat; and Christy Ray from the Louisville Water Company and Mallory Kramer with @sustainalou on the new #TAKE2FORLOU campaign to help you ditch disposable for durable.
     
    Coalition of Immokalee Workers: Return to Human Rights Tour
    March 23, 5-6 p.m., meet outside Ekstrom Library
    Join the local fight against corporate human rights abuses with the Cardinal Student/Farmworker Alliance.
     
    #WhyIWalkWednesday Out of Darkness Campus Walk
    April 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Belknap Campus Quad; Free 
    Are you ready for the Out of Darkness Campus Walk? Help us spread the word by telling us #WhyIWalkWednesday on our social media sites. IG: uoflfightsuicide, Twitter: CARDSFight, and Facebook: @CARDSoutofthedarkness Join the Cards SPEAK #LiftUp campaign and the AFSP on a walk around our campus. Day of walk registration and fun activities begins at 3 p.m. Register for the event online as an individual or create a team to participate with friends and family. Use our hashtag #CardsFightSuicide.
    Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, 852-5787, website, Facebook
     
    Subway has moved to Davidson Hall
    Subway has relocated from the Lower level of the SAC to the 1st floor of Davidson Hall. The Subway hours will remain that same as at the previous location Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Saturday & Sunday.
    Additional Information: Website 
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    Diversity Dialogue: Islamophobia in America
    March 22, noon to 1:30 p.m., Cultural Center, Belknap Campus; Free
    Impactful conversation addressing Islamophobia in America, in partnership with Cultural Center and Muslim Student Association. Lunch provided.

    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228, Facebook
     
    Islamophobia and Race Symposium
    March 27, 9 a.m., Elaine Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free
    Scholars with expertise in law, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies will share their views on topics ranging from the increase in anti-Muslim fringe groups to the racialization of religion since 9/11. Organizers intend for the discussions to appeal to the general public, especially community members from religious, academic, international, nonprofit, civil rights and peace and justice groups.
     
    Bioengineering Department Seminar Series presents ‘Plant-made biopharmaceuticals’
    March 22, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
    The Bioengineering Department Seminar Series continues March 22 with “Plant-made biopharmaceuticals,” presented by Dr. Nobuyuki Matoba, associate professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UofL’s School of Medicine. Several plant-made vaccines and biotherapeutics against human viral pathogens are under clinical development and Matoba will discuss the development of a bacterial toxin-derived immunomodulatory protein for Inflammatory Bowel Disease therapy and a lectin-human immunoglobulin fusion protein for HIV, HCV and cancer treatment.

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford 
     
    Optimal Aging Lecture Series
    April 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., UofL Alumni Club; $25
    With a shifting value on prevention and optimal aging, physical therapists are uniquely positioned to provide consultation and evaluation for older adults seeking optimal health and function. Join us in envisioning the integration of Annual Physical Therapy Exams into routine geriatric care for optimal care.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-5629, website
     
    The Department of Physiology Seminar Series features Professor Sanjeev Gupta
    March 21, 11:45 a.m., CII, Wagoner Conference Room
    The Department of Physiology presents, “Roles of specific cell types in regenerating the liver: Translational & Therapeutic Implications, by Sanjeev Gupta, MD, professor of Medicine & Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.

    Additional Information: Website
     
    Teaching the Essay in a Digital Age
    March 22, 4-5 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free and open to the public
    Professor Harris’s books include A Teaching Subject, Teaching with Student Texts, and Rewriting. Before joining Delaware’s faculty, Professor Harris directed Duke University’s Thompson Writing Program. He has served as editor of the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric monograph series and as editor of College Composition and Communication, the flagship journal of the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

    Additional Information: Bruce Horner
     
    CPM Seminar Series continues this week
    March 22, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, Center for Translational Research Building HSC Campus
    The Center for Predictive Medicine presents “Molecular Mechanisms of Cytotoxicity Regulation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by the Magnesium Transporter MgtE” by Shubham Chakravarty, PhD. Open to HSC Faculty, Staff and Students. Pizza and Drinks provided. Limited Seating.

    Additional Information: Email 
     
    Training and Workshops
    Conflict Resolution workshop scheduled
    March 29, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus
    Conflict on the job is a universal phenomenon and if left unchecked can have a destructive effect on productivity, teamwork and morale. Depending on how conflict is addressed alters the outcome significantly between constructive conflict resolutions to continuing disputes. Dispelling the fear and discomfort people often feel when observing or being part of a conflict, this workshop focuses on ways to turn conflict into productive energy and navigate conflict effectively.

    Additional Information: Website, email
     
    EndNote for Beginners at Ekstrom Library
    April 3, 10-11:30 a.m., 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, and working with MS Word. The workshop is limited to 10.

    Additional Information: Website 
     
    Sustainability
    Tap Water Challenge Wednesday
    March 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., SAC Multipurpose Room
    Stop by the table and participate in our Tap Water Challenge to see if you can taste the difference. You’ll walk away with a refillable bottle for your participation.
     
    Health and Wellness
    Get moving with Nia
    Tuesdays, 6:15-7 a.m. and 6:40-7:40 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:15-7 a.m.; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: the base, the core, and upper extremities.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Neuroscience Grand Rounds
    March 23, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium, HSC Campus; Free
    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is hosting Muhammad “Fawad” Bilal, MD, PGY-4 Neurology resident, who will present “What’s New In the Pharmacological Management of Epilepsy” on March 23 in the Baxter Building Auditorium (Lower Level).
    Watch live on the web and receive CME credit.
     
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    March 22m 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, FACP, UofL Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Nephrology, Director, Nephrology Training Program, presents, “Vitamin D Metabolism and CKD.”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
     
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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.