April 13, 2017 Announcements

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    Thursday, April 13, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    The Floyd Theater is a student-led movie theater in the SAC that shows films every weekend during the school year. On Friday, it will host the 5th annual Floyd Film Festival, featuring original short films from students and community members. The event was created in 2008 by then-student Remington Smith, who is now a visiting professor of film studies and production at UofL.
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering has announced the pending induction of Amir A. Amini, PhD, professor and Endowed Chair in Bioimaging, Electrical and Computer Engineering, to its College of Fellows. Amini was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to cardiovascular imaging, medical image analysis and magnetic resonance imaging of flow and motion. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.
     
    RESEARCH BULLETIN
    The University of Louisville received three grants totaling more than a half million dollars last week. See the specifics of the awards here.
     
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Electrical shutdowns scheduled for some Belknap buildings this weekend
    The second of three planned electrical shutdowns is scheduled for this coming Saturday, April 15 and will impact some buildings on Belknap Campus. Facilities Management is working to replace underground cables and equipment. From 6-7 a.m., the Thrust Theatre, Ralph Wright Natatorium, Floyd Street Parking Garage, Department of Public Safety, and Commonwealth Credit Union will be without regular power. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m, the Chemistry Building, Lutz Hall, Houchens Building and the Service Complex will be without regular power. ULPD is aware of all buildings impacted. Physical Plant will have staff on duty during the shutdown to address any problems experienced. While no impact is anticipated for the rest of campus, everyone on Belknap should exercise caution to protect all electrical assets.
    Additional Information: Tina Pierce
     
    Deadline for Gold Standard Award nominations
    April 15, 11:59 p.m.
    The Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging celebrates and honors older adults who embody the Institute’s vision for a world where all older adults lead engaged and flourishing lives. If you know anyone 85 or older who continues to live life to the fullest, make sure they are recognized for it.
    Additional Information: Website,852-5629, email 
     
    Farm to Table Dinner planned at Red Barn
    April 18, 5-8 p.m., Red Barn; $20 for dinner/ $25 for dinner and wine
    Join us for UofL Dining’s Farm to Table Dinner on April 18 at 5 p.m. at the Red Barn. Dinner will consist of a unique four-course menu, made from scratch by expert chefs using local, farm-fresh ingredients. Pre-order tickets are 2 meal swipes or $20 for Dinner and $25 for dinner with local wine and cheese. Pre-order pricing ends April 14, call 852-5991 to purchase tickets today.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Conference on Neglected Emotions
    April 13 and 14, 9:45 a.m., Humanities Room 300
    The purpose of this two-day interdisciplinary conference is to bring together experts from philosophy, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience in order to further our understanding of a number of different neglected yet significant emotions. The conference will examine the nature and importance of emotional and affective states such as boredom, grief, awkwardness, suspense, humility, gratitude, contempt and wonder.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Save the date: REEF Polling Demo
    April 25, 10-11:30 a.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library Room 244, Delphi Lab; Free
    REEF Education by i>clicker is a mobile-optimized engagement platform designed to facilitate student, educator and institutional collaboration. Come learn more about REEF Polling, Quizzing and Attendance. Light snacks provided by vendor.
    Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332
     
    iClicker Demo scheduled this month
    April 25, 1-2:30 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, Room 244, Delphi Lab
    If you want to learn more about iClickers come join the conversation during this informative demonstration. Glen Garrett with iClicker will be here to provide answers to all of your questions. Light snacks provided by vendor.
    Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332
     
    Umuryango: Rwandan Stories
    April 17, 11 a.m. to noon, 117A Ekstrom Library
    The African American Theatre Program of the University of Louisville is presenting Umuryango: Rwandan Stories, a photography display and staged reading focused on the street children of Rwanda. These are the stories of children who are living in the aftermath of the genocide that occurred 23 years ago this month. The aim and hope of this event is to raise awareness and also educate people about the plight of these street children by sharing their stories through images and performance pieces.
    Additional Information: Email
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    Brown & Williamson Spring Seminar Series
    April 14, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Dong-Ping Zhong, PhD, Ohio State University, will present, “Ultrafast biological photomachine: Watching DNA repair in real time.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798
     
    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, Research Seminar
    April 13, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, CTR, HSC
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a research seminars by Hunter Miller, “In silico Experimentation of Nanotherapy – Simulation of Avascular and Vascularized Tumor Therapy” and Desmond Stewart, “Determining The Role of the DAB2IP-RASSF1A Tumor Suppressor Complex”. Miller and Stewart are first year students in the Pharmacology and Toxicology department.
    Additional Information: Olivia Hill
     
    Biology Dept. Seminar Series; Brown & Williamson presents Dr. C. Loren Buck, Northern Arizona University
    April 21, noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building
    “Persistence, entrainment and function of biological rhythms across the Polar Day and Polar Night” will be presented by Dr. Buck, a Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Bioengineering Innovation at Northern Arizona University who has done research from South America to the arctic.
    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263
     
    Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
    April 14, 3 p.m., Room 112 Natural Science Building
    UofL graduate Dr. Blakesley Burkhart, presently an Einstein Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will give a talk on the topic “New Diagnostics of MHD Turbulence in the Multiphase Interstellar Medium.”
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Speaker: A study of the collaboration between traditional authorities and local government in New Juaben Municipality, Ghana
    April 14, 12-12:45 p.m., Room 232, Lutz Building, Belknap Campus
    Kwabena Boatang, visiting scholar at the University of Southern Indiana, will speak on recent research into the relationship between traditional authorities and local government with regards to development in Ghana. This study examines modes of collaboration between various local stakeholders, as well as the challenges of partisan politics, chieftaincy disputes, and absentee chiefs, among others.
    Additional Information: Angela Storey
     
    2017 William Marshall Bullitt Lecture in Mathematics: Po-Shen Loh, ‘Creative math insights for the everyday’
    April 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 112, Natural Scieces Building, Belknap Campus
    The Bullitt Lecture is an annual free lecture to the general public. This year’s lecture will be given by Dr. Po-Shen Loh, of Carnegien Mellon University, on pradoxes and counterintuitive behaviors in the real world which become evident through mathematical analysis, and how mathematical reasoning sheds light on problematic situations.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite, 852-5845
     
    Training and Workshops
    Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
    April 13, 4 p.m., 107 Student Recreation Center; Free
    Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. AAUW at UofL and UofL’s Women’s Center will “celebrate” Equal Pay Day by hosting a Smart Start Salary Negotiation Workshop. Registration required by email.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-8976
     
    Retirement planning workshop
    April 21, 9-11 a.m., Room 222, College of Business, Belknap Campus; Free
    Register now to attend a 2-hour retirement planning workshop sponsored by the School of Accountancy and presented by faculty member and certified financial planner, Sheila Johnston. Topics include discussion of UofL options, amounts needed for retirement, basic retirement issues and more.
    Additional Information: Register via email
     
    Pollinator Workshop planned
    April 17, 1-2 p.m., Garden Commons, next to the Cultural Center; Free
    For our April workshop we will be celebrating one of our favorite pollinators; bees.  This will include a workshop by our guest speaker from Kentuckiana Beekeepers Association along with a wildflower bomb making activity and tasting sustainably made smoothies with local honey, made by our friends from Health Promotions with their bike powered blender.
    Additional Information: Ellie MillerFacebook
     
    May 18 Pedagogicon Pre-Conference Workshop
    The 2017 Pedagogicon- Innovations in Teaching Learning Conference , sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, will be held May 19 at Eastern Kentucky University. The Women’s Center and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs are offering a limited number of sponsorships for a May 18 pre-conference workshop hosted by the Kentucky ACE Women’s Leadership Network. The workshop  will feature speaker Maria del Carmen Salazar, who will focus on leading through inclusive excellence. There will also be a networking opportunity to meet faculty and administrators from other institutions. A very limited number of sponsorships are available to the pre-conference, for information contact Valerie Casey, 502-852–8976.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    PLAN hosts workshop on using technology for effective teaching
    April 19, 2-3 p.m., Room W102, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    Are you a GTA wanting to learn ways to use technology effectively in your classes? This workshop is designed to help GTAs learn about, choose, and integrate classroom technologies that will help them teach more effectively and will provide participants with an understanding of how using various tech platforms can enhance students’ knowledge of research skills, group collaboration, and in-class discussion. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: Websiteevent page
     
    Sustainability
    Green Tip: Missed UofL’s Arbor Day Celebration? You can still get a free tree to plant
    On Saturday, UofL will host the 2017 Urban Tree Symposium sponsored by the Partnership for a Green City, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 103 of Ernst Hall (216 Eastern Parkway). All are welcome. At 4 p.m., there will be a free Tree Give Away at Ernst Hall sponsored by Louisville Metro’s Division of Community Forestry. All Jefferson County residents can get up to there free trees for planting. On Earth Day, April 22, you can also get free native trees at the Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave. from 9a.m. to noon.
    Additional Information: Urban Tree Symposium information registrationBrent Fryrear, 582-8854, Earth Day Tree Giveaway at Louisville Nature Center
     
    Studies
    Recruiting patients with CRPS- 1        
    Seeking patients within one year of an injury or surgery to one extremity with a diagnoses of CRPS-1 within 6 month. Patients without a diagnoses but has symptoms of CRPS Type I for less than six months can be screened and evaluated to see if eligible. Pre-existing neuropathy’s, chronic opiate use, or already on a bisphosphonate are exclusions. Clinical trials.gov NCT # 02504008. Principal investigator is Marjorie Robinson, MD
    Additional Information: Elizabeth Cooke, RN, 502-858-8016
    Health and Wellness
    Learn to sleep better and stress less on the HSC and Belknap campuses
    HSC: Tuesdays, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, 12-1:15 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room, Med Center One, Health Science Center; Belknap: Tuesdays, May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23, 4-5:15 p.m., 1st Floor Conference Room,Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd.
    Free for employees, spouses and QAs. Would you like to sleep better and reduce your stress? Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation in just 4 weeks. This evidence-based KORU workshop is for beginners and those already practicing. It is sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well program and Get Healthy Now. Register via email and mention which KORU class interests you.
     
    Get Healthy Now’s Workout of the Week
    Weekly, Mondays-Sundays, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    While our certified Health Fitness Specialists design the workout of the week (W.O.W.), you bring the power. Enjoy a self-guided, all-levels workout any time of the day. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
     
    STRONG by Zumba at Get Healthy Now
    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    STRONG by Zumba combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    April 14, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome PGY-5 resident, Victor Fehrenbacher, MD, who will lecture on “Scaphoid Fractures.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website
     
    Pediatric Grand Rounds
    April 14, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for the 15th Annual Dr. John M. Karibo Memorial Lectureship featuring Juan Pablo Abonia, MD. Abonia is associate professor of pediatrics in the division of allergy and immunology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati. He will present, “Eosinophilic Esophagitis.”
    Additional Informatino: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828
     
    Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health-Grand Rounds
    April 14, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium
    One of our FPMRS fellows, Deslyn Hobson, MD will present, “Hormonal & Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause.” She will help you understanding the patho-physiology of genitourinary syndrome of menopause and recognize the clinical manifestation and establish a diagnosis of genitourinary syndrome.
    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463
     
    PM&R Grand Rounds
    April 14, 12-1 p.m., Frazier Rehab Boardroom
    This week, the Division of PM&R of the Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that our resident, Dr. Steve Papuchis, will present “Neuromuscular Complications of Cancer” at our Grand Rounds. Please RSVP to Mary Oxford if you plan to attend from outside PM&R.
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