Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The Office of Development has unveiled the new Development Office Connector Program, which provides faculty with direct access to a team of development professionals who will work with them to devise fundraising strategies for projects and programs that align with the priorities of the university.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Dr. David Casey, chair of the University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Valerie Casey, director of the University of Louisville Women’s Center, won this year’s Excellence in Mental Health Award.
Save the date: Benefits Open Enrollment begins October 16
The annual benefits Open Enrollment begins Monday, October 16 at 8 a.m., and closes Friday, October 27 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 mailing sent to your home. Take a moment to check in Ulink that we have your most up-to-date mailing address.
SHPE conducts Natural Disaster Relief Outreach
Duthie Center, 106
Zumba with raiseRED
September 29, 7-8:30 p.m., Student Recreation Center field; Free for students; $5 for faculty, staff, and public
Biochemistry Research Conference
September 27, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614
Transitions Summit scheduled Oct. 25
October 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Inn (Airport) 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. Erlanger, KY 41018; $25 Self Advocates, Parents/Caregivers (lodging scholarships also available), $40 Students, $125
CEHD’s Kentucky Autism Training Center has partnered with the Office of Autism, HDI at UK, and OVR to host the 2017 Autism Transitions Across the Lifespan Summit October 25-17. Sessions will be relevant to self advocates, family members, and professionals alike – CEUs available. Event includes two keynote speakers (Dr. Erik Carter and Julia Bascom), five breakout sessions (24 choices), lunch on Thursday and Friday and a lite dinner on Wednesday.
‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ screening
September 28, 6 p.m., Speed Cinema$9/$7 for UofL students and Speed Members
Released after censorship restrictions were lifted by a more liberal Indian government, “Amar Akbar Anthony” tells the story of three brothers adopted separately and raised in different religions—Hindu, Muslim and Christian. Filled with coincidence, action sequences and glorious songs, the film shows a culture ready to embrace a more diverse future. Presented by Dr. Lisa Björkman, Assistant Professor, Urban and Public Affairs.
Come tour duPont’s Dungeon of Doom Crimson Carn-Evil
Oct. 7, 6:30-11:30 p.m., Manual High School, $15 per person
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Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar Series
September 28, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
America: Land of Opportunity or Obstacles?
October 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: ‘Identification of therapeutic and diagnostic targets during progression of HPV-associated cancers’
Sept. 28, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
Training and Workshops
I Want to Be an Astronaut Workshop
October 15, 2-4 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; Non-members $15; UofL $13; Members $10
This hands-on workshop will spark the imagination of your 4-6 year old as they launch rockets, go on a space walk, take a virtual flight through our universe and learn why astronauts have to wear special suits and eat special food – they even get to sample astronaut ice cream.
Get Moving Junior Girl Scout Workshop
October 7, 10 a.m. to noon, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $12/Scout and $3/Adult for UofL employees and students (normally $15/$5)
Juniors take a virtual journey to learn about types of energy, the vital role the sun plays, global warming, light pollution and recycling. Scouts are energized to conserve resources as they experiment with solar energy and more effective ways of packaging goods. The workshop is topped off with a tour of the constellations and girls leave empowered with practical steps they can take toward energy conservation.
Research funding opportunity
Pilot project grants from The Center for Restorative Medicine are available for seeding of novel research to facilitate additional funding, foster new collaborative partnerships and/or support junior faculty. We anticipate funding three pilot projects of $50,000. Faculty leadership will review for consistency with the mission of the Center for Restorative Medicine and advisory board will review proposals for innovation and scientific merit. Applications are due November 1, 2017. For application instructions follow this link.
Health and Wellness
Stress less and sleep better with KORU Mindfulness
Tuesdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, noon to 1:15 p.m., K 2016, Nursing School, Health Sciences Center; Free for employees, spouses and QAs
Get your body in motion 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
New: ‘Gentle Yoga’ class at GHN
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-10:50 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Ease into a practice with this slow and steady mid-morning class which incorporates yoga props to support the body. Great for those who are new to yoga. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.
Mix Pilates and Yoga with PiYo
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
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.
Evening indoor cycling classes at GHN
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Join Get Healthy Now’s InCycle evening class and let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Ryan Hurt
September 28, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
September 27, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Bldg. (CC)-16th Floor, Great Halls I & II
Join the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine for speaker Amanda LeBlanc, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, University of Louisville. Dr. LeBlanc will present “A Small Vessel Approach to Treating Big Heart Disease.”
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