September 27, 2016 Announcements

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    Want to know what’s going on at UofL? Visit the UofLNews website for features, videos, photos, announcements, radio segments, and the UofL event calendar. Click here to submit an announcement.

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    Here’s what was featured on UofLNews on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016:

    • LGBTQ inclusiveness ‘in our DNA.’ Read more.
    • Student housing goes upscale to compete in today’s marketplace. Read more.

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    Did You Know?

    Louisville’s annual IdeaFestival kicks off today and will include its “Thrivals” program. Students from several regional high schools attend the program each year for free, but they have to earn their spot by writing essays. The brainchild of Nat Irvin II, management professor in the University of Louisville College of Business, “Thrivals” came from groundbreaking research he published in 2004.

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    Miscellaneous

    1.) Power outages scheduled for Belknap Academic Classroom Building project

    2.) KET’s ‘One to One’ features McConnell Center’s 25th anniversary

    3.) UofL Dental Associates to showcase artwork from faculty, staff and students

    4.) Belknap iRIS presentation scheduled

    5.) 4th annual research meets activism breakfast planned

    6.) ‘Rubbertown,’ documentary premiere by fIlmmaker/professor Remington Smith

    7.) Thank a Donor Day celebrated this week

    HR

    8.) Information sessions on the FLSA changes and what UofL is doing to comply

    9.) Save the date: Online benefits Open Enrollment begins Oct. 17

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    10.) Dialogue on ‘Race, Place and Perceptions: Making Louisville Home for Us All’

    11.) Presentation: ‘Commercializing Academic Research to Benefit Patients’

    12.) Social Justices Issues in Peru: Ali Scholar Learning Journey presentation

    13.) Discussion focuses on the collapse of for-profit colleges, accreditation woes

    14.) Dept. of Physiology Seminar Series features Texas A&M Professor

    Faculty

    15.) Session: Using community-engaged work in support of promotion and tenure

    Training and Workshops

    16.) CPR training available

    17.) SciFinder training for both advanced and entry-level users

    Health and Wellness

    18.) PEACCful Yoga scheduled

    19.) Fit Get Healthy Now’s ‘Fit in 30!’ class in your busy schedule

    20.) Join Get Healthy Now for Pilates class

    21.) Feel rejuvenated with Nia

    22.) Boot those calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp

    Sustainability

    23.) Sustainability Roundtable: ‘Brownfields and Their Potential for Collaborative Research’

    Grand Rounds

    24.) Endocrinology Grand Rounds

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements 

    Miscellaneous

    1.) Power outages scheduled for Belknap Academic Classroom Building project

    October 15-16 and October 30

    The demolition of Crawford gym and construction of the new Belknap Academic Classroom building requires two electrical shutdowns that will impact several buildings.

    • On Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., power will be off for 24 hours at the Service Complex, Houchens, Thrust Theatre, Floyd Street Garage, Ralph Wright Natatorium, and the elevators in Jouett, Gottshalk and Ford. Power will be restored by 6 p.m. Oct. 16.
    • On Oct. 30 at 5:30 a.m., a power outage will affect the Service Complex, Houchens, Thrust Theatre, Floyd Street Garage and the Natatorium until approximately 6:30 p.m.
    • Two 30-minute power outages will also impact 12 other buildings Oct. 30, from 5:30-6 a.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. The buildings include Davidson, Baptist/Interfaith Centers, Stevenson, Shumaker, Threkeld, SAC, Red Barn, Honors Program and the elevators in Jouett, Gottschalk and Ford.

     

    2.) KET’s ‘One to One’ features McConnell Center’s 25th anniversary

    KET’s Bill Goodman interviewed Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center, on “One to One.” The show highlights the center’s McConnell Scholars, Civic Education and U.S. Army Strategic Broadening programs. The show airs this week on KET and is also available online.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    3.) UofL Dental Associates to showcase artwork from faculty, staff and students

    The University of Louisville Dental Associates is looking to show off artwork from faculty, staff and students from all campuses in its Faculty Practice Office, which is located in the UofL Outpatient Center, 401 E. Chestnut St., Suite 550. The 8,000-square-foot practice allows space to showcase artwork in the waiting room and hallways. Artwork will be rotated periodically. All artwork must be “office appropriate” and ready to hang. Table-sized sculptures will also be accepted.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    4.) Belknap iRIS presentation scheduled

    September 27, 12-1 p.m., Shumaker 139

    Dr. Ron Gregg, PhD and chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, will present “eProposal: Electronic Submission of Grants at UofL with iRIS – No More PCFs.”  This presentation is sponsored by the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation. A light lunch will be provided.

    Additional Information: 852-8006, email

     

    5.) 4th annual research meets activism breakfast planned

    November 16, 9-10:30 a.m., Kentucky Center for African American Heritage; Free, registration required

    The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research will host its annual breakfast. It will feature a panel of local scholar/activists, including Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards with concluding remarks from Angela Davis. Registration ends when all spaces are full or no later than October 21.

    Additional Information: Register via email or 852-6142

     

    6.) ‘Rubbertown,’ documentary premiere by fIlmmaker/professor Remington Smith

    September 30, 8-9:30 p.m., Baxter Avenue Theaters, 1250 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40204; $5

    “Rubbertown” follows a Louisville woman’s struggle to move her entire house to another county to escape the health hazards of living near chemical manufacturing plants, a toxic landfill site and a coal burning power plant. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with director and UofL professor, Remington Smith. The trailer is available on YouTube. Tickets are available online.
    Additional Information: Website, email 

     

    7.) Thank a Donor Day celebrated this week

    September 27, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Red Barn West Plaza, Belknap campus; September 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., HSC Plaza

    UofL’s annual Thank a Donor Day will be held this week on both the Belknap and HSC campuses. The event is hosted by the Office of Donor Relations to show gratitude to the university’s donors. Messages of thanks can also be shared socially with #UofLthanks.

    Additional Information: Eileen Chapoton, 852-5064

     

    HR

    8.) Information sessions on the FLSA changes and what UofL is doing to comply

    September 28, 1-2 p.m., School of Medicine Instructional (B) Building, Room HB302, HSC

    The Fair Labor Standards Act goes into effect on Dec. 1 and includes a new minimum salary threshold for employees who will be exempt from overtime pay eligibility. The new minimum salary threshold for exempt positions has increased to $47,476.  Many positions at UofL will become eligible for overtime. An information session to discuss these FLSA changes and what the university is doing to comply will be held this week.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    9.) Save the date: Online benefits Open Enrollment begins Oct. 17

    The annual online benefits Open Enrollment begins Monday October 17 at 8 a.m., and closes Friday, October 28 at 5 p.m. This is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your current benefits. More details will be released soon via UofL Today and a postcard sent to your home.

     

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    10.) Dialogue on ‘Race, Place and Perceptions: Making Louisville Home for Us All’

    October 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Cultural Center- Multipurpose Room, Belknap Campus; Free and open to the public

    Race and perceptions of race have a lot to do with where we live. Race has no real standing as a biological concept, but it has had enormous social power in defining life outcomes. This participatory dialogue will build an awareness of racially diverse people’s experiences related to housing. This is a collaboration between the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, the Muhammad Ali Center, and the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice.

    Additional Information: Dionne Griffiths, 852-6142

     

    11.) Presentation: ‘Commercializing Academic Research to Benefit Patients’

    September 27, 3-5 p.m., Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124; Free

    All are welcome to attend a special session of Trifecta Translational Training. Babs Carryer from the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute will present Academic Entrepreneurship and Commercialization.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    12.) Social Justices Issues in Peru: Ali Scholar Learning Journey presentation

    September 28m 6-7 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus

    Twelve Ali Scholars traveled to Peru in May 2016 to learn about the social justice issues of indigenous peoples and African descendent communities. On their trip they met with change makers dedicated to making a difference in their own communities. Please join them to learn about Peru, and how the issues and work in this global context relate to the some of the challenges and opportunities we face at home. Sponsored by UofL’sMuhammad Ali Institute for Peace & Justice. Additional Information: Erika DeSha

     

    13.) Discussion focuses on the collapse of for-profit colleges, accreditation woes

    September 29, 12-1 p.m., Room 372, Woodford R. & Harriet B. Porter Building, College of Education and Human Development, Belknap Campus; Free

    Join us for a discussion with experts in higher education who will discuss what the closure of ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges and the potential ACICS termination mean for the University of Louisville, institutional leadership and governance, and the accountability movement. This event is meant to be informative, informal, and fun. Bring your own lunch and we will provide a light dessert. All are welcome.

    Additional Information: Dr. Jacob Gross

    14.) Dept. of Physiology Seminar Series features Texas A&M Professor

    September 27, 11:45 a.m., Baxter I Auditorium; Free

    The Department of Physiology Seminar Series presents, “Mast Cells-Dependent Compromised Response of Aged Mesenteric Lymphatic Vessels and Surrounding Tissues to the Acute Inflammatory Challenge” by Anatoliy Gashev, MD, PhD, D.Med.Sci, associate professor, Department of Medical Physiology, Texas A&M University.

    Additional Information: Website

     

    Faculty

    15.) Session: Using community-engaged work in support of promotion and tenure

    September 29, noon to 1 p.m., 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free

    How can faculty ensure that their community-engaged teaching, scholarship, and research supports successful promotion and tenure? Traditionally, academia identifies published professional articles (research and non-research), books, and book chapters as acceptable products that support tenure and promotion. Community-engaged work can result in these products, as well as non-traditional products such as technical reports, videos, artistic productions and community-focused literature.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    Training and Workshops

    16.) CPR training available

    September 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., HSC B, Room 307; $40

    Basic Life Support training is available.

    Additional Information: Kevin Martin, 852-3384, Stuart Crawford, 852-2219

     

    17.) SciFinder training for both advanced and entry-level users

    October 6, 2-3:30 p.m., W103, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free

    The workshop is designed to provide researchers with search methodologies and strategies. It is applicable to both advanced and entry-level SciFinder users.

    Additional Information: Betsy Sterner, 852-8731

     

    Health and Wellness

    18.) PEACCful Yoga scheduled

    September 27, noon to 1 p.m., Room W309K, Student Activities Center, Belknap Campus; Free

    PEACCful Yoga is a chance to relieve stress and gain some peace in the middle of your busy day. Reserve your spot via email.

     

    19.) Fit Get Healthy Now’s ‘Fit in 30!’ class in your busy schedule

    Tuesdays, 6:30-7 a.m. & 12:10-12:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Power up your lunchtime routine with an energizing, full body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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

     

    20.) Join Get Healthy Now for Pilates class

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Price: $40 Unlimited classes/semester

    A strong core can improve fitness performance, posture, and reduce back pain. This class will help strengthen your core, sculpt your body and burn calories by using weights, balls, bands, gliding discs and even your own bodyweight as resistance. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. First class is always free.

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

     

    21.) Feel rejuvenated with Nia

    Tuesdays, 6:40-7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center 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, Facebook, website, email, 852-7755

     

    22.) Boot those calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Boot Camp is a fun and high-intensity interval training workout that incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements. This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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

     

    Sustainability

    23.) Sustainability Roundtable: ‘Brownfields and Their Potential for Collaborative Research’

    September 30, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 133, Life Science Building, Belknap Campus

    Please join us as we relaunch UofL’s Sustainability Roundtable for Fall 2016. The format will be a 30-to-40-minute presentation followed by 20-to-30-minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. On Sept. 30, we’ll hear from Allison Smith, Brownfields Program Manager for Louisville Metro Government, on the topic of “Brownfields and their potential for collaborative research.” 

    Additional Information: Email 

     

    Grand Rounds

    24.) Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    September 28, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038

    Please join us as Sri Prakash L. Mokshagundam, MD, UofL Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes presents, “Spinal Cord Injury and Cardiometabolic Risk.”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237

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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.