Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
Sachin Handa, assistant professor in Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, has received the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry and Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry. This award recognizes Handa’s innovative work in the development of newly engineered catalysts for sustainable surfactant chemistry in water. Handa will receive a plaque commemorating the award and give an invited lecture at the Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in June in Portland, Oregon.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies welcomed its first cohort of Presidential Scholars this semester. The Presidential Diversity Scholar program was created to increase the number of diverse graduate students into UofL’s graduate programs. The first five students are researching everything from immunotherapy and cancer to the recruitment and retention of women of color in athletic administration.
UofL officials, SGA, H/LFSA release statements on DACA
UofL President Greg Postel and Provost Dale Billingsley released a statement Wednesday in response to the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read the statement here. The Student Government Association and the Hispanic/Latin@ Faculty and Staff Association also released statements. The SGA statement is available here. The H/LFSA statement is available here.
Grand opening celebration of SAC Marketplace
Sept. 14, 10 a.m.
Information session: What is DACA?
September 7, 12-2 p.m., Cultural Center’s MPR
GRE test information workshop available
September 20, 4-8 p.m., Shumaker, Room 139; Free
Active Learning Teaching and Technology Institute
October 9 and 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL), Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free
Save the Date: Business Services/ULPD Cookout is Oct. 4
Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside between ULPD, Commonwealth Credit Union and the parking garage
Announcing Cycle 17 of the KLCRP
Grants will be awarded for $75,000 per year (inclusive of 10 percent indirect costs), for two years ($150,000 maximum request). Please note: only UofL investigators who have not received a KLCRP grant, or were last funded prior to Feb. 1, 2015 (Cycle 14) are eligible to apply. Priority funding areas for Cycle 17: immuno-oncology in lung cancer research, and junior faculty who have not held an ‘R01’ grant in this area. Send a Letter of Intent if you wish to apply by Sept. 29. Applications due Nov. 3.
This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market
September 7, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
Master of Public Health (MPH) prospective student information sessions scheduled
October 3, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 103, SPHIS, HSC
Training and Workshops
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
October 9-10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), East Classrooms SAC – E102 2100 S. Floyd St.; Free
Virtual iClicker Classic Demo
September 8, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; online using Collaborate
Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332
PLAN hosts session for international graduate students about U.S. graduate education
September 12, 2-4 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
Research!Louisville’s 22nd Annual Celebration of Research starts next week
September 12-15, Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building and others
Additional Information: Bonnie Dean, 502-550-3928
Biology Department Seminar Series presents Dr. Steve Yanoviak
September 15, noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building; Free
Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series
September 8, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
Peng Tao, PhD, SMU, will present, “Using computer simulation to explore protein dynamics: Developing systematic perturbation methods and machine learning models.”
Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798
Diversity Dialogue: From Pre-School to the Penitentiary
September 18, 12-1:30 p.m., Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room, Belknap Campus
Health and Wellness
Expanded health and wellness offering available
If you or a family member are living with COPD/Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, or Hyperlipidemia (and are on UofL’s medical plan), you are eligible to enroll in a program that offers many valuable benefits including a pharmacy incentive, a dedicated health care professional team, and easy access to wellness resources. Get Healthy Now is partnering with UofL Physicians Health Management team to offer this benefit.
Start your mornings with Tai Chi class
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
New Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes
September 11 through November 8, 12-12:45 p.m., Mondays (Belknap) Shumaker Research Building Room 228; Wednesdays (HSC) School of Nursing/K-Wing Room 2017; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and their Spouse/QA
New: Level up with Cardio+
Friday, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Arts and Entertainment
Documentary screening: ‘Nerve’
September 7, 6:30-9 p.m., SAC W303A
Green Tip: Charge up with the power of the sun
There’s a new way to charge up your mobile device at Ekstrom Library: the PowerSol solar umbrella at a table outside the Ekstrom Starbucks. The station’s 8 solar panels generate 54 watts of electricity and can charge three devices at once via USB ports. It uses a lithium ion battery to store power throughout the day (needing 5.5 hours of sun to fully charge) and can charge your device even after dark. Brought to you by the UofL Sustainability Council.
Neuroscience Grand Rounds
September 7, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium HSC; Free
Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
September 8, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
September 8, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS