Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
Since 2007, the Office of Community Engagement at UofL has tracked 21,000 instances of student community engagement opportunities representing more than 250,000 hours of community service, and 200-plus community partner organizations working with UofL and west end residents.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
University of Louisville Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Dr. Gordon Tobin has been named the Ephraim McDowell Physician of the Year and will be recognized Oct. 21 at the annual Doctors’ Ball. Tobin came to UofL in 1978.
Faculty in the Kent School of Social Work and Theatre Arts Department are among those receiving grants last week, totaling more than $1.6 million. See the awards here.
Open Enrollment is now through Friday, October 27
Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections. Changes you make during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2018. Visit the Open Enrollment website for more information about your 2018 benefit options and to make your elections. Benefits Open Enrollment ends Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.
Open Enrollment Benefits Fair on HSC Campus Tuesday
Come to the Clinical and Translational Research (CTR Building) on the HSC campus Tuesday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Benefits representatives and UofL’s benefits vendors will be on site to answer questions about our 2018 benefits. Computers are available at the fair. For additional Open Enrollment Benefits Fair dates, visit the website.
Seasonal cool/heat changeover on Belknap underway
On Belknap Campus, 43 buildings are heated and cooled from our central steam and chilled water plant. These buildings require a switchover when the seasons change due to the design of this system. For this switchover, some buildings require the cooling to be shut off and time for pipes to acclimate before the heating can be turned on. This process also conserves energy, saves money and allows Physical Plant workers to perform required inspections and maintenance. However, during this time, occasionally buildings can be adversely affected by a brief warm or cold spell. Our Physical Plant team began transitioning these Belknap buildings on Monday. If all goes as well, the process is expected to take about two weeks.
Health Sciences Center Poverty Simulation
October 20, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Room 101/102, Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, HSC
The simulation is an experiential tool used to educate health care professional about the day-to-day realities, struggles, and stresses faced by low-income populations. Participants will gain and increased awareness of the financial barriers to patient compliance in low income populations, and identify opportunities for increased connections and coordination with other community agencies to lessen obstacles for patients.
Additional Information: Website
Real ID update
DHS granted Kentucky residents an extension to use their KY issued Driver’s Licenses through October 10. There is now a grace period through January 22, 2018. Concerned travelers should consider getting a passport if they don’t already have one.
Registration opens for UofL’s new online Winter Session
Current students may now register for UofL’s 3-week, 100-percent online Winter Session. New, transfer, and visiting students need to apply for admission. Employees and dependents may use tuition remission benefits for Winter Session classes, provided they have not reached their limit for the fall term. Classes take place December 13 through January 4. Check the Winter Session website for course listings and registration instructions.
Online Info Session: Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Learning
October 18, 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., online
Join our online info session to discover how you can earn up to 48 credits tuition free by completing a Prior Learning Assessment and how an online degree can help you fit education in your busy schedule. Reserve your space today and share this event with your colleagues and friends. Register for the 12 p.m. session here; register for the 6 p.m. session here.
Additional Information: Email
Second Huntington’s Disease Patient Symposium
November 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rudd Heart & Lung Center Conference Center, Jewish Hospital, 201 Abraham Flexner Way, 40202; Free, breakfast included
Huntington’s disease patients and their caregivers are invited to learn about the latest research on the disease, mood and memory issues, nutrition, advocacy and more. Peter Rosenberger of Standing with Hope, a longtime caregiver, motivational speaker and author, will speak on “Defending a Caregiver’s Heart.” The event is hosted by the UofL Physicians Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center. UofL is designated a Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence. Free parking and on-site care for loved ones is available during the conference. Register by calling 502-582-7654 by Monday, Nov. 6
Talk on free press in Turkey
October 17, 11 a.m. to noon, Ekstrom Library, W203
The UofL Political Science Department and McConnell Center are sponsoring a talk, “The Importance of a Free Press: The Story of a Journalist in Exile” with Abdulhamit Bilici, a Turkish newspaper executive in exile following recent political turmoil and government oppression of the media in Turkey.
Additional Information: Charles Ziegler, 852-6831
Undercover in North Korea
October 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York Street
The Center for Asian Democracy presents its 6th Annual Lecture in Asian Democracy, featuring Suki Kim, a journalist and author who went undercover in North Korea and wrote about life there. Free, but tickets required.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series
October 19, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Richard Hardy, “Three’s Company: Alphavirus-arthropod interactions and the role of an endosymbiont”. Dr. Hardy is a Professor at Indiana University Bloomington.
America: Land of Opportunity or Obstacles?
October 18, 6 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
The Malcolm X Debate Program and First Year Initiatives invite you to this Campus Cardinal Debate, a fun and fast-moving experience in critical political analysis and rhetorical response. The debate topic is inspired by “Hidden America,” and attendees can join in with one minute rebuttals following the position speeches by each debater.
Additional Information: Website
LALS presents a lecture on Louisville’s Sister City, La Plata, Argentina
October 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library Room 104
Celeste Dalfovo, from the Universidad Nacional de la Plata, will present “A panoramic view of Louisville’s Sister City – La Plata, Argentina,” which includes an overview of the cultural, educational, and scientific achievements of La Plata and exchanges between Louisville and La Plata.
Biology Dept. Seminar Series, Brown & Williamson Presents Guest Speaker Dr. Adam Boyko, Cornell University
October 20, noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences 2017-18 Colloquium Talks scheduled
Mondays, 12:30-2 p.m., various locations
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences’ Colloquium Talk Series kicks off Nov. 13, with Dr. Paul Rosen in LF 101. The talks continue:
Training and Workshops
Discourse and Semiotics Workshop
Friday, October 20, 2-3:30 p.m., Stevenson Hall, Room 409
iRIS grant submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity
October 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Hank and Donna Wagner Conference Room, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, HSC
Infant Scientists Wanted
HSPPO#: 053.06; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davidson 314
Last Chance to Register – Faculty: Explore five collaborative activities to foster student engagement
October 23, 4-5:30 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)
Faculty: Explore Active Learning Assessment
October 30, 4-5:30 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)
Additional Information: Register online
Health and Wellness
Take a moment of mindfulness at Get Healthy Now
Tuesdays, 5:30-5:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for UofL employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA
Participate in Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present. No preregistration required.
Burn calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN 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.
Get moving with Nia
Tuesdays, 6:40-7:40 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
Get moving with GHN’s Nia class to help you find health through movement. 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.
Neuroscience Grand Rounds
October 19, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium HSC
The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center is excited to announce this week’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds speaker, Dr. Theodoor Haag. Haag will present “Targeting integrin signaling to promote neurogenesis and neuroprotection after stroke.”
Endocrinology Grand Rounds
October 18, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
Join us as Stanley S. Levinson, Ph.D., DABCC, Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Medicine-Endocrinology, Consultant Laboratory Medicine VAMC, presents, “Combined Hyperlipidemia, Metabolic Syndrome and apo B, Cholesterol, non HDLC Measurement.”
Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip – Health Effects of power generation
One of the most misunderstood issues with electricity production is the health effects of burning fossil fuels. Air pollution from coal-fired power plants affects lungs and hearts of people who have constant exposure to power plant emissions. Nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxides can increase wheezing and coughing in those with asthma, airway inflammation, and can also increase susceptibility to viral and bacterial infections. You have the power to make a difference by conserving energy.
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