January 30, 2018 Announcements

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    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

     

    DID YOU KNOW

    The UofL Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and UofL Physicians Eye Specialists regularly upgrade diagnostic and other equipment. Several of their displaced items have been put to use at the Friends Eye Center in Tamale, Ghana.

     

     

    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES

    Trinidad Jackson, a senior research associate in UofL’s Office of Public Health Practice, has been named to the Leadership Louisville Center’s 2018 Bingham Fellows class. In the Bingham Fellows program, participants consider one topic, meet with experts and learn from national best practices before working together to give the issue visibility and momentum. The topic for this year’s class is “A Safe and Thriving City: Strengthening our Community’s Ability to Prevent Violence.” Jackson is one of 41 community leaders named to this year’s class.

     
     

    Miscellaneous

    Electronic access for W-2s with 2FCTR/Duo

    In connection with electronic access of W-2s (1/30/18), Information Technology announces UL2FCTR / Duo, a two-factor authentication product, for an additional level of security. The product offers better protection for your personal information and increases the security of campus data assets because it acts independently from your UofL userID and password. UL2FCTR / Duo is easy to use and the two-step confirmation process insures that you are the one accessing your account.
    Additional Information: IT websitePayroll website

     

    When in doubt, point it out

    UofL employees have a duty to report knowledge or suspicion of misconduct, violations of law or university policy, or other wrongdoing. To learn more, read the reporting options or send an email.

     

    School of Nursing Program Info Sessions and Open House

    March 6, 5 p.m. for BSN, RN-BSN and MEPN programs and 6 p.m. for DNP and PhD programs, Health Sciences Center, K-Wing, 555 S. Floyd St. (Entrance is behind Starbucks on Floyd Street)
    Faculty and staff will provide information and answer questions about the School of Nursing’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Simulation labs will be open for tours. Click here for more information and to register.

     

    Training and Workshops

    EndNote for Beginners at Ekstrom Library

    January 30, 9-10:30 a.m., W103, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free to UofL community
    Want to get started with EndNote, the popular citation management software program freely available to all UofL faculty, staff, and students? Come to the workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 30 in Ekstrom Library w103. We will cover downloading the program, importing citations, working with MS Word, and synching with EndNoteWeb. Register online. The workshop is free but registration is limited to 10.
    Additional Information: Anna Marie Johnson

     

    Date correction – CPR Training

    February 2, 1-5 p.m., Medical School Instructional Bldg., Room 307, 500 S. Preston, Louisville, 40202; $40 for UofL staff, employees, students
    American Heart Association CPR Training.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219

     

    Discourse and Semiotics Workshop: Mark Sulzer, ‘Introducing Critical Comparative Content Analysis: A Method for Looking Across Texts and Audiences’

    February 16, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Stevenson 417; Free
    How are social constructs textually represented differently to different audiences? This presentation will offer a rationale for why this question is important, introduce some possible methods for addressing it, and offer detailed examples from various projects involving young adult literature, specifically critical comparative content analyses (CCCA) of “youth adaptions.” The presentation is meant to give all participants space to engage in dialogue and try out CCCA methods.
    Additional Information: Jenny Snyderemailwebsite
     

    Discourse and Semiotics Workshop: Michele Foster, ‘Getting To Know You: Identities, Relationships and Perspectives in Undergraduate Student Journals’

    March 23, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Room 417, Stevenson Hall, Belknap Campus
    In a general education course taught, in which undergraduate students spent part of the course working with pupils in an urban public school, undergrads kept weekly journals. Dr. Foster wants to understand how urban public-school students are being characterized by the undergraduates. What messages do the students intend to convey about the public-school pupils? Specifically, what identity or identities are the undergraduates enacting and what identities are they attributing to the pupils?
    Additional Information: Jenny Snyderemailwebsite

     

    Discourse and Semiotics Workshop: Mark Sulzer, ‘Introducing Critical Comparative Content Analysis: A Method for Looking Across Texts and Audiences’

    February 16, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Room 417, Stevenson Hall, Belknap Campus
    How are social constructs textually represented differently to different audiences? This presentation will offer a rationale for why this question is important, introduce some possible methods for addressing it, and offer detailed examples from various projects involving young adult literature, specifically critical comparative content analyses (CCCA) of “youth adaptions.” The presentation is meant to give all participants space to engage in dialogue and try out CCCA methods.
    Additional Information: Jenny Snyderemailwebsite

     

    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums

    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: ‘Effects of Glyceollins on gene expression in the female mouse brain’ 

    Wednesday, Jan. 31, noon to 1 p.m., Vogt Building, Room 311

    Dr. Sanaya Stocke, a postdoctoral associate at UofL, will present the recent work of the effects of Glys in the brain, which may be valuable for this potential future as a dietary supplement or therapeuetic agent. 

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford 

     

    Faculty

    Faculty: Don’t forget to register for the 2018 Celebration of Teaching and Learning

    February 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ShelbyHurst Campus, Founders Union Building, 450 N. Whittington Pkwy., 40222
    Join us as we come together as a community of educators to celebrate the “superpower” of teaching. Dr. Dee Fink, founder of the Instructional Development Program at the University of Oklahoma, will be the keynote speaker. Through constructive dialogue with colleagues, engagement with presenters, and networking opportunities, explore research-based guidelines and related examples of instructional strategies to improve teaching, assessment and student learning.
    Additional Information: Register online
     

    Faculty: Sign up to teach in the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL) classroom this spring semester

    Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (Ekstrom #302)

    The TILL classroom is a learning and research space designed to provide UofL faculty members and students with unique opportunities to explore active learning pedagogies, rich technology resources, and flexible furniture arrangements. The TILL classroom’s moveable tables, white boards, and multiple monitors allow instructors and students to seamlessly move between lecture, discussion and collaboration. Sign-up online.

     

    Health and Wellness

    Let’s unite on National Wear Red Day

    February 2
    This Friday, February 2, marks the American Heart Association’s 14th annual “National Wear Red Day.” This life-saving event raises awareness of heart disease – the leading cause of death among women – by encouraging people to wear red and discuss ways to prevent this chronic disease. Heart health should be kept top of mind all year-round. Participating in Meatless Monday is an easy and effective way to do just that.
    Additional information: RecipesFacebookwebsiteemail, 852-7755

     

    Join Get Healthy Now and reignite your New Year resolutions

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $15 per month; with the option of automatic payroll deduction; Free onsite parking
    Enlist a friend and reward yourself with comprehensive and holistic well-being support ― health and wellness classes, wellness and financial coaching, motivational programs and integrated clinical care ― while enjoying working out in our state-of-the art facility with our certified fitness staff. Choose from a wide variety of fitness options and over 50 group fitness classes to keep you on track.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755

     

    Blaze a trail to better health

    Registration: Through Feb. 7; Challenge: Jan. 31 through Mar. 27; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for employees, retirees and spouses/QAs
    This eight-week ‘Health Trails’ challenge helps you build simple, everyday healthy habits as you virtually travel along famous trails, learning about new places and people from around the world. Each experience will inspire you to progress along the adventurous trail. Register online.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755

     

    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    January 31, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Betty C. Villafuerte, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Louisville, presents, “Toxic Nodular Goiter and Thyroid Cancer: A Compelling Case for Thyroidectomy vs. Radioactive Ablation?”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237

     

    Medical Education Grand Rounds: ‘Retrieval-Based Learning: A Powerful Way to Improve Learning and Memory’

    March 5, 12-1 p.m., School of Medicine Instructional Building Room B215
    Jeffrey D. Karpicke, PhD, is the James V. Bradley professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University. In his presentation, Dr. Karpicke will discuss: 1) How learning takes place and how knowledge can be applied under variable conditions to solve new problems, 2) Discuss research on the importance of retrieval in the learning process, 3) Describe evidence-based practices to enhance the learning experiences of students. Immediately following the presentation there will be a follow-up small group conversation for those interested. CME credit offered. Lunch will be served. RSVP online

     

     

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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.