March 7, 2017 Announcements

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    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    The UofL Sustainability Council modeled Green Threads after the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and the Piedmont Project at Emory University. Its aim is to infuse sustainability across the curriculum in existing or newly created courses focused on sustainability. Since its launch in 2009, more than 50 faculty from 30 departments have participated in the workshop, which is April 21 this year.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    Amy Holthouser, MD, and Stacie Steinbock were honored by Louisville Business First as “Best Innovators” for their work in educating future physicians regarding the best care for LGBTQ patients at the 2017 Health Care Hero Awards. Holthouser, associate dean for medical education at UofL’s School of Medicine, and Steinbock, director of the UofL LGBT Center Office at the HSC, received the award for their work in launching the eQuality Project.
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Cards All In underway
    The 2017 Cards All In Campaign has begun. We invite all UofL employees to participate by giving a philanthropic gift to an area of campus that is meaningful to you. Your support, at any level, provides a powerful example for our alumni and friends to follow. All donors will receive the official 2016-2017 Faculty & Staff lapel pin. Additional Information: Website, email
     
    Nominate students for Mortar Board Honorary; assistant advisor sought
    March 17, 5 p.m.
    Faculty/staff are invited to nominate undergraduates to apply to Mortar Board Nat’l Senior Honorary, celebrating UofL excellence in scholarship, leadership and service since 1949. We do muffin handouts at midterm/exam time, an Academic Hall of Fame, and graduation flower sales among other activities. A GPA of 3.3 and 65 current credit hours are required. Application webforms due: 5 p.m., March 17. Mortar Board is also seeking a 2-year or more assistant or advisor.

    Additional Information: Email, website, forms
     
    Now accepting applications for the Paul Weber Award
    The Paul Weber Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching seeks to foster and sustain a university-wide culture of teaching excellence by recognizing departments that demonstrate best practices in teaching and learning. Each year, one department is awarded up to $30,000. Stage One applications are due Friday, April 7.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Business Operations offers Notary services
    Business Operations is proud to offer confidential notarial services for faculty, staff and students at no charge. For this service, the signer of any document must appear in person and present a current, government-issued ID that shows an identification number and their University of Louisville employee ID. We are located on the lower level of MITC 002C on Belknap.
    Additional Information: Email, website, 852-7549
     
    Training and Workshops
    Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste training with Radiation Safety Orientation
    March 9, 9-11:45 a.m., Room 2034, KWING/ School of Nursing, HSC Campus
    Employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste training. Recurrent training for employees is required every three years and may be completed in BioRAFT. Individuals who work with radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session, which is from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring employee/student ID number to sign in. Attendees can
    pre-register online, however advanced registration is not required.
    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956
    Research Grant Writing Workshop through the Delphi Center
    May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, TILL Classroom; Employees: $215; Non-UofL Employees: $430
    Learn how to secure funding for your research during this interactive workshop led by Becky Crump, GPC and Johna Rodgers, GPC, who have a combined total of 55 years of grant writing experience with institutions of higher education, non-profits, and government agencies. This workshop is for faculty and staff involved in the grant development process. You will walk away with a completed grant application, action steps for follow-up on unfunded grants, and a one-hour consultation with facilitators.

    Additional Information: Alex Bryant, 852-4620, register online
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    Bioengineering Department Seminar Series presents ‘Translational Research’
    March 8, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
    Dr. Leslie C. Sherwood, associate professor and assistant director of Veterinary Clinical and Surgical Services of the Research Resources Facilities at UofL, will speak on the appropriate animal models for the discovery, development and evaluation of efficacy and safety of new drugs or therapeutic concepts and devices for the success of translational research.

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford
     
    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, PhD proposal defense
    March 7, 10- 1 a.m., 101, CTRB, HSC
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a PhD Proposal Defense by Nicole M. Jackson, “Identifying the Signaling Mechanisms of EGFR-Mediated Apoptosis.” Jackson is from the lab of Dr. Ceresa.

    Additional Information: Olivia Hill
     
    University-wide Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium
    April 11, 12:30-4 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
    The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation is sponsoring the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students, faculty and the community can discuss cutting-edge research topics, examine the connection between research and education and explore the broad range of research at UofL. Deadline for electronic abstract submission is April 5.

    Additional Information: Website, email
     
    Faculty
    Faculty: Learn about assignment design for the Digital Age
    March 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Delphi Center Lab (Ekstrom Library #244)
    Teaching today often requires a knowledge of digital tools and media that can be dizzying or at the least an exciting frustration. In this session, we will highlight the features of successful digital assignments, such as detailed planning, audience awareness, and understanding of the medium. Evaluation models for the use of digital media and tools will be applied to example assignments.

    Additional Information: Register online
     
    Arts and Entertainment
    ‘13th’ film screening and discussion
    March 30, 5:30-8 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, Belknap Campus; Free
    Join us for a free screening of Ava Duvurnay’s ‘13th,’ an Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary featuring scholars, activists and politicians analyzing the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. A panel discussion will follow. Sponsored by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Department of Philosophy, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, and Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium.

    Additional Information: Facebook
     
    Studies
    Smokers needed for study
    HCOC suite 460; HSPPO#09.0174
    Andrew DeFilippis, MD, of Cardiovascular Medicine is conducting a research study to evaluate the effect of environmental exposures on cardiovascular disease risk. Participation requires two 60-minute visits to complete a questionnaire, EKG, and give blood and urine samples. Subjects receive a $50 gift card for

    each visit. To participate you must be over 18 years old, non-pregnant, and reside in or near Jefferson County, KY. We are currently need ‘healthy’ smokers.

    Additional Information: Karen Beatty, 852-6167
     
    Health and Wellness
    Make a splash with Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness
    Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 20, 12-12:45 p.m., Natatorium, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and Spouse/QA
    Are you looking for a form of exercise that is easy on the joints and big on fun? Join Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness class for the 2017 Spring semester. The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, joint pain relief and much more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not). Register today.

    Additional Information: Register, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Go with the flow with Power Vinyasa
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Power Vinyasa is a powerful, energetic form of yoga designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body through flowing sequences while connecting your breathing with your movements. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, and cardio to build your physical and mental stamina. Modifications provided for all fitness levels. First class is always free.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    March 8, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Betty C. Villafuerte, MD, UofL Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “Osteoporosis: an Update.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
     
    QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS
    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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