September 14, 2016 Announcements

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    Here’s what was featured on UofLNews on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016:

    • Inside the high court: Brandeis Law professor to lead talk with Justice Elena Kagan. Read more.
    • UofL study finds stress negatively affects chances of conception. Read more.
    • History professor, students ‘Discover Indiana’ via new mobile app. Read more.
    • Video: It’s the 25th anniversary of the McConnell Center. Here’s a look at what it has meant to UofL and its students.

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    Did You Know?

    UofL’s Malcolm X Debate team enjoyed competitive success in 2015-2016, finishing in the top three at four national tournaments. Debaters also received 11 speaker awards while maintaining an average team GPA of 3.15.

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    Research Bulletin

    UofL faculty raked in nearly $1.5 million in grants over the past two weeks. See the who, what and where of those grants here.

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    Miscellaneous

    1.) You’re invited to attend the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Grand Opening

    2.) New digital institutional repository, ThinkIR, launched

    3.) LALS Club hosting Tranquility Garden Party

    4.) The Digital Experience for Seniors: An open discussion

    5.) Webinar scheduled on building research capacity

    Faculty

    6.) Investigate teaching opportunities with Book-In-Common, ‘Hidden America’

    Training and Workshops

    7.) Career development workshop: Managing your personal brand

    Lectures/Seminars/Symposiums

    8.) The Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series presents an introduction to melanoma nanomedicine and exosomes

    9.) Brown Cancer Center Colloquia features University of Utah professor

    10.) Lightning Round Speaker Series hosted by Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging

    11.) ASNB Seminar Series features Northwestern University professor

    12.) Brown Cancer Center Special Seminar scheduled

    Health and Wellness

    13.) Mindfulness: Hype or help for student academic success?

    14.) Raise your fitness bar with Barre Basics

    15.) Join Get Healthy Now for Lunchtime Yoga

    16.) Build your core with Ab Lab

    17.) Spice up your workout with Get Healthy Now’s Zumba

    Grand Rounds

    18.) Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    19.) Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Raj K. Vuppalanchi

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    Miscellaneous

    1.) You’re invited to attend the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Grand Opening

    September 26, 3-5 p.m., Ekstrom Library, 3rd Floor; Free

    You’re invited to experience the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL) in person during the Grand Opening Celebration. Formal remarks from Acting President Pinto and Acting Provost Billingsley begin at 3:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to tour the new facility, participate in active learning classroom demonstrations, and will have the chance to win door prizes. Light refreshments will be served.

    Additional Information: RSVP online

     

    2.) New digital institutional repository, ThinkIR, launched

    ThinkIR is the University of Louisville’s digital repository, designed to collect and provide worldwide, open access to the scholarship of the university community. As ThinkIR’s sponsor and host, University Libraries provides an open access coordinator dedicated to facilitating the deposit of scholarship, making the process simple for faculty. Currently, ThinkIR showcases a growing wealth of faculty publications and student dissertations and theses.

    Additional Information: Website, Sarah Frankel, 852-8788

    3.) LALS Club hosting Tranquility Garden Party

    September 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., LALS Tranquility Garden, located outside Stevenson Hall by the Humanities Building; Free

    Please join us for a special meeting of the Latin American and Latino Studies Club. We will be working to beautify our grounds, so dress comfortably and bring your gardening gloves. We will provide all other tools, hats, and light refreshments.

    Additional Information: Chelsea Flint or Rhonda Buchanan

    4.) The Digital Experience for Seniors: An open discussion

    September 22, 2-3 p.m., UofL Shelby Campus, Burhans Hall, Room 16; Free with RSVP

    The Louisville-based tech start-up, Gyroskope, is developing a solution and they are looking for your feedback and opinions to ensure their final product delivers a delightful experience for seniors. We invite individuals 65 and older to an open discussion about how seniors think and feel about technology, and to provide feedback on the Gyroskope Family Network, a new platform that is being designed specifically to help non-digital natives enjoy the benefits of the digital experience.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    5.) Webinar scheduled on building research capacity

    September 14, 2-3 p.m., Room 104 Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free

    This webinar explores effective methods for building research capacity that optimize the return on institutional research investments.

    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website

     

    Faculty

    6.) Investigate teaching opportunities with Book-In-Common, ‘Hidden America’

    September 19, 12-1 p.m. (lunch will be available starting at 11:30 a.m.), Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, Ekstrom #302A

    In this session, participants will be introduced to the 2016-17 Book-in-Common, “Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys,” an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work. This session will introduce participants to the developmental issues of first-year students as well as explore ways to incorporate Hidden America into courses and other contexts. The first 15 registrants will receive a free copy of the book at the session.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    Training and Workshops

    7.) Career development workshop: Managing your personal brand

    September 14, 12 p.m., Cultural Center

    Come grab lunch in the Cultural Center and also learn how to develop and safeguard your personal brand online and offline, with UofL Director of Digital Media Jeff Rushton. This workshop will be beneficial to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228, website

     

    Lectures/Seminars/Symposiums

    8.) The Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series presents an introduction to melanoma nanomedicine and exosomes

    Sept. 15, noon to 1:30 p.m., Vogt Building, Room 311

    Dr. Joshua L. Hood, assistant professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and an associate scientist at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at UofL, will present “An introduction to melanoma nanomedicine and exosomes.” Nanomedicine is the therapeutic application of nanotechnology for the purposes of preventing or treating disease in the human body. Effective delivery of nanoparticles containing therapeutic cargo requires specific biophysical design considerations.  In recent years, the field of melanoma nanomedicine has emerged as a means to repurpose traditional chemotherapy and provide additional treatment options.

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford

     

    9.) Brown Cancer Center Colloquia features University of Utah professor

    September 14, noon to 1 p.m., Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 123; Free

    The Brown Cancer Center Colloquia will present, “The role of BRAF(V600E) in tumor initiation, cancer progression and response to pathway-targeted therapy.” Our guest speaker is Martin McMahon, PhD, Cumming-Presidential Professor of Cancer Biology, senior director for Preclinical Translation from the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah School of Medicine.

    Additional Information: Brooke DeGroote

     

    10.) Lightning Round Speaker Series hosted by Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging

    September 28, noon to 1 p.m., UofL Medical School Kornhouser Auditorium

    This active and participatory session, provided by the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging in partnership with SMART’s Wellness Task Force, will feature three interactive presentations on mind, body and spirt interventions that can help you age optimally across your lifespan. Lunch will be provided.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    11.) Brown Cancer Center Special Seminar scheduled

    September 14, 3-4 p.m., Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 101; Free

    The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, KentuckyOne Health and the University of Louisville will present, “Teaming Up to Meet the Cancer Challenge” Our guest speaker will be Professor Moshe Oren, director, Moross Integrated Cancer Center, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

    Additional Information: Brooke DeGroote

     

    12.) ASNB Seminar Series features Northwestern University professor

    September 15, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium

    Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology presents Jianhua “JC” Cang PhD, associate professor, Department of Neurobiology Northwestern University. The title of his seminar is “Visual Response Properties of Mouse Superior Colliculus.”

    Additional Information: Email

     

    Health and Wellness

    13.) Mindfulness: Hype or help for student academic success?

    Wellbeing Central SAC W309; Registration fee provides either the book used in classes or lunch for the retreat

    Koru Mindfulness classes and retreats can contribute to focus, stress resilience, better sleep and reduced anxiety. Please encourage students to register for Koru Mindfulness classes or a retreat. Faculty and staff may request a waiver to register for the classes and retreats provided by Health Promotion Wellbeing Central for students or join the Koru Mindfulness classes provided by Get Healthy Now.

    Additional Information: Karen Newton, 852-1914, website

    14.) Raise your fitness bar with Barre Basics

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $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, Facebook, website, email, 852-7755

     

    15.) Join Get Healthy Now for Lunchtime Yoga

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Use your lunch break to relax and des-tress from the hustle and bustle of work with a Lunchtime Yoga session. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, Facebook, website, email, 852-7755

     

    16.) Build your core with Ab Lab

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    This class will help you develop a toned physique and will help improve total ab strength with various ab exercises in just 20 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, Facebook, website, email, 852-7755

     

    17.) 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 at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Take the “work” out of workout and dance for great fitness. We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, Facebook, website, email, 852-7755

     

    Grand Rounds

    18.) Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    September 14, noon-1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center, CC-16th floor, Great Halls I & II

    Featuring Kendra Grubb, MD, MHA, assistant professor, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; director, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery; surgical director, Heart Valve Team at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine. Dr. Grubb will present “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Indications, Outcomes and is this the Future of Aortic Valve Surgery.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, website 

     

    19.) Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Raj K. Vuppalanchi

    September 15, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium

    Medicine Grand Rounds features Raj K. Vuppalanchi, MBBS, associate pofessor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Vuppalanchi will present “Drug and Dietary Supplement Induced Liver Injury – DILI Experience” focusing on recognizing drug and herbal-dietary supplement-induced liver injury, making a diagnosis of DILI, and the use of Livertox.nih.gov in clinical practice.

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825

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