March 8, 2017 Announcements

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    Wednesday, March 8, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    The University of Louisville Wind Ensemble, conducted by Frederick Speck, will join concert bands from the University of Kentucky, The Ohio State University and the United States Marine Corps Band to perform free public concerts as part of the 83rd annual American Bandmasters Association convention this week in Lexington. The ABA was founded in 1929 and comprises approximately 300 band conductors and composers in the U.S. and Canada.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    Dr. Brian Barnes, Department of Philosophy, and Dr. Patty Payette, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, are co-authoring a series of articles on teaching for critical thinking for The National Teaching and Learning Forum made available through Wiley Publishers. The first article, published in February 2017, offers a methodology to help students become skeptical consumers of data and information.
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Archives & Special Collections Research Room temporary closure
    The Archives and Special Collections research room will be closed Monday and Tuesday, March 13 and 14. The exhibit “How High the Water Was: the Flood of ‘37” will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on those days and we will respond to inquiries by telephone (852-6752) and email.
     
    Online Info Session: Master of Science in Human Resources & Organization Development
    Join our online info session to learn more about the MS in Human Resources & Organizational Development, connect with our academic advisors and get any program-related questions answered. Register online.
    Additional Information: Email, 800-871-8635
     
    Optimal Aging Conference early-bird registration available
    April 30; prices shown on website
    The Optimal Aging Conference brings together academics, health care and social service professionals, and older adults across a variety of disciplines united by a belief that aging is an opportunity, not a disease. Take advantage of Early-Bird Registration before April 30.
    Additional Information: Email, website, 852-5629
     
    Dialogue on Diversity registration open
    April 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bellarmine University; $50 educators and nonprofits using discount
    The 6th Annual Dialogue on Diversity Conference will take place at Bellarmine University. The primary objective of the conference is to construct a space where participants can engage in thoughtful and instructive conversations about the relevance and role of diversity in the fields of business, education, media, health, politics, community engagement and religion. This year’s theme is change. Educators and nonprofits can use the discount code (nonprofitpartner17) for $25 off the full price.

    Additional Information: Pam Curtis, 852-0242, website, event page
    Administrative Professionals Day at the University Club
    April 26, 12-1:30 p.m., University Club, $20
    It’s not too early to start thinking about how you will show appreciation for your staff on Administrative Professionals Day. Treat them to lunch and a great fashion show at the University Club that will include women’s and men’s apparel. Cost $20 inclusive. Call us for menu and other details. Reserve your table today.

    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website
     
    The Reveal planned to benefit MB3
    March 24, 7-10 p.m., The Table; $30 for single ticket; $50 for double ticket; $200 for table of eight
    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: Website, Rachel Overton
     
    HR
    HR on tour throughout both campuses
    Do you have a question about your benefits, leave or a policy, but your day gets away from you before you can make a trip over to HR or even call?  We want to help make that easier. Throughout the next few weeks, the UofL Human Resources department is going to come to you. Reps from each area of HR will be available at set locations to answer HR-related questions and provide guidance and resources. During the visits, you can also enter to win a UofL leather-bound journal. The schedule includes:
    • March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Speed School Vogt Building (2nd floor lobby)
    • March 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dental School (Room 305), HSC
    • March 22, Service Complex, Physical Plant Training Room
    • March 23, lobby of the Shumaker Research Building
    More information about the tour is available online
     
    Training and Workshops
    Active Shooter Training tomorrow
    March 9, 2-3 p.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus
    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

    Additional Information: Email, website
    Webinar: Lung cancer screening 
    March 8, 12:30 p.m.; Free
    This webinar will focus on low-dose CT lung cancer screening, including recent updates. The webinar is a free CME/CE offering of the Kentucky LEADS Collaborative at UofL and incentives are available for eligible primary care providers, cardiologists, pulmonologists, and/or lung cancer screening navigators.
    Additional Information: Celeste Worth, 852-6318; pre-register online
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    Optimal Aging Lecture Series scheduled
    April 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., UofL Alumni Club, Belknap Campus; $25
    Physical therapists have traditionally provided services in response to injury and illness. 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 as we share a vision for the integration of Annual Physical Therapy Exams into routine geriatric care and explore the benefits of tracking functional outcomes vital to healthy aging.

    Additional Information: Email, website, 852-5629
     
    Physics Colloquium this week
    March 10, 3 p.m., Room 112, Natural Science Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    Professor Clayton E. Simien, an assistant professor in the Physics Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will present a talk on, “Laser Spectroscopy and Cooling: Tools to Probe Fundamental Physics.”
    Additional Information: Website 
     
    Sustainability
    Green tip: Faculty plug-in at the Green Threads workshop (apply by March 22)
    Interested in weaving themes of ecological, social and economic stewardship into your courses? The Sustainability Council invites full- or part-time faculty and GTA Academy members from all disciplines to participate in the April 21 Green Threads workshop. We will explore ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum. You will receive a $500 honorarium, resources for course development, info on local sustainability issues and a new network of colleagues from across UofL. Applications due March 22.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Campus Tree Advisory Committee – Spring 2017 Meeting
    March 9, 1-2:30 p.m., Room W210, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    Inviting all employees, students and community members who want to help protect & expand UofL’s tree population. Committee meets once a semester. Agenda includes updates about recent tree plantings, removals and maintenance; planning for UofL Arbor Day Celebration, April 7, 11am-1pm, Louisville Hall; report on milling UofL wood from removed campus trees; planning service learning projects; maintenance of Belknap Tree Tour, Tree Inventory and Tree App.
    Additional Information: Justin Mog, website, Facebook
     
    Health and Wellness
    Mix Pilates and yoga with PiYo
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. If you’re looking for a workout without jumping or high impact cardio to help lose weight, find out what the Piyo craze is all about. First class is free.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Spice up your workout with Get Healthy Now’s Zumba
    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Last chance to join GHN’s Colorful Choices
    Through April 16; Free for all UofL employees, retirees, spouses/qualifying adults
    Make long-lasting, healthy eating habits simple, effective, and fun with Get Healthy Now’s Colorful Choices nutrition challenge. This six-week challenge will help you put produce first. The challenge began on March 6. Participants can track retroactively. Last day to register is Sunday, March 12. Prizes include GHN salad shaker, meal prep kit and NutriBullet.

    Additional Information: Register online, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
    March 8, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung – Conference Center (16th Floor)
    Join us for guest speaker Roberto Bolli, MD, professor of Medicine, Physiology; Vice Chairman for Research, Department of Medicine; Jewish Hospital Heart & Lung Institute Distinguished Chair in Cardiology; Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Institute of Molecular Cardiology. Bolli will present “Cell Therapy for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy,” discussing new discoveries of cell therapy and clinical applications.

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website
     
    Medicine Grand Rounds: 2017 David H. Neustadt Lecture
    March 9, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Sterling G. West, MD, MACP, MACR, Professor of Medicine and Associate Rheumatology Division Chief, Clinical and Educational Affairs at the University of Colorado. West will present the 2017 David Neustadt H. Lecture, “Sarcoidosis: From Hutchinson to Russell,” focusing on identifying the common and uncommon presentations, describing the appropriate evaluation of a patient, and discussing the existing treatments for patients with sarcoidosis.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825
     
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
    March 9, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m., ACB Auditorium
    Erika Ruth, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will present, “The Psychology of Addiction and How It Affects Treatment”
    Additional Information: Sara Thomas, 502-588-4870
     
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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.