April 15, 2014 Announcements



    1.) Correction: HSC Research Forum to be held


    April 17, noon, Clinical and Translational Building, Room 101/102

    The Quarterly HSC Research Forum co-sponsored by the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation will address new initiatives and regulations from the NIH, changes to facilitate the grant procurement process at UofL and introduction of the UofL School of Medicine Clinical Trials Unit located in Suite 520 of the UofL Health Care Outpatient Center. A tour of the Clinical Trials Unit will immediately follow.

    Additional Information: hscro@louisville.edu or 852-7794.



    2.) UofL theatre blends hip hop and opera for fundraiser

    April 18 and 19, 8 p.m., April 20, 3 p.m., Thrust Theatre


    The University of Louisville’s African American Theatre Program (AATP) is putting a modern spin on traditional Chinese opera in an upcoming preview performance. “The Orphan’s Revenge,” the AATP’s hip hop version of the legendary Chinese opera “The Orphan of Chao”. Often called the “Chinese Hamlet,” the original opera revolves around an orphan who vows revenge after he discovers his adopted father is responsible for his birth family’s demise.

    Additional Information: Lettie Johnson, 852-8443. UofL Today story.


    3.) Sarah Beth Childers to give book reading

    April 28, 6 to 7 p.m., The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St.

    Free for students, faculty and staff with UofL ID

    Sarah Beth Childers, writer in residence at Earlham College, will read from her book, Shake Terribly the Earth: Stories from an Appalachian Family. The Filson Historical Society is a member of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.

    Additional Information: Registration is requested. Register online at www.filsonhistorical.org or by phone at 635-5083.


    HR Items of Interest

    4.) Workshop will help develop motivational techniques

    April 30, 2 p.m., Human Resources, 103A


    Sometimes we all need that extra push to get and stay motivated as we navigate the many demands in our personal and professional lives. Join us for an action-packed 90 minutes designed to help understand what motivates you and others. Leave with a toolkit for insight and inspiration that you create to lift you up, keep you moving and inspire others to step up their game as well!

    Additional Information: Register here.



    5.) Donate now to help refugees

    Through April 22

    The Latin American and Latino Studies Program, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Give a Week of Service (April 12-20), is collecting household items to donate to Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. until April 22. Please visit the LALS website for a complete list of items needed.

    Additional Information: Jennifer Lohrey, Natalie Schuetz.


    6.) Caregiving Workshop Today: Mind the Medical Gap

    April 15, noon to 12:45 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

    Free for UofL employees/retirees and their spouse/QA

    Don’t miss this new series for those caring for a grand/child, parent, relative or friend. UofL’s Caregiving Workshop Series is designed to support those caring for another by providing access to important resources, inspiring group support and promoting self-care. Today’s topic is Mind the Medical Gap, presented by Karen Robinson, professor, UofL School of Nursing. The Caregiving Workshop Series is presented by Get Healthy Now and the Great Places to Work Work-Life Balance Committee.

    Additional Information: UofL Today Story.Website. Email ghn@louisvill.edu or call 852-7755.


    7.) Learn the story behind Duncan Hines

    April 15, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St.

    Free for students, faculty and staff with UofL ID

    Popular culture historian Louis Hatchett discusses Duncan Hines’s (1880-1959) pioneering career as a restaurant critic before becoming associated with packaged cake mixes. Hatchett is the author of Duncan Hines: How a Traveling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food. The Filson Historical Society is a member of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.

    Additional Information:  Reservations are requested. For more information or to register, go to www.filsonhistorical.org or call 635-5083.


    8.) Lab safety and hazardous waste training and radiation safety orientation scheduled

    April 15, 9 a.m. to noon, Ekstrom Library, Room W104


    Recently hired lab employees who work with chemicals should attend the Lab Safety/Hazardous Waste session, 9 to 11 a.m. Recurrent training for lab employees is required every three years. Individuals who will work with or around radioactive materials should attend the Radiation Safety Orientation session from 11 a.m. to noon. Bring employee/student ID number to sign in.

    Additional Information: Cathy Price, 852-2956.


    9.) Free webinar on producing systematic reviews scheduled

    April 16, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Kornhauser Library, History Room


    Kornhauser Health Sciences Library is sponsoring a free seminar on the process of producing systematic review. A parking pass for the Chestnut Street garage will be provided to those attending.

    Additional Information: Vida Vaughn.


    10.) Bone marrow registry drive to be held Wednesday

    April 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., SAC, Lower Lobby


    You could save a life with a simple swab of your cheek. In partnership with Be the Match and the Cruz Crusade, there will be a drive held for all faculty, staff and students to have their name added the bone marrow donor registry.

    Additional Information: bethematch.org, rebecca.dunkley@louisville.edu


    11.) Award-winning ‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’ to be shown

    April 17, 6 to 8 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library


    The Ghosts in Our Machine is an award-winning documentary that gently reveals the plight of animals rescued from and living within the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of acclaimed photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, the audience becomes intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. Each story and photograph is a window into the global animal industries of food, fashion, entertainment and research. A panel discussion will follow the film; free refreshments at 5:30.

    Additional Information: Brian Barnes, 338-1338. Movie website.


    12.) Author to discuss making of the modern U.S. Marine Corps

    April 22, 6 to 7 p.m., The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St.

    Free for students, faculty and staff with UofL ID

    David J. Bettez will discuss Major General Logan Feland (1869-1936), who played a major role in the development of the modern Marine Corps. Bettez is the author of Kentucky Marine. The Filson Historical Society is a member of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.

    Additional Information: Reservations are requested. Register online at www.filsonhistorical.org or phone 635-5083.


    13.) Historian to discuss Morgan’s Raid

    April 25, noon to 1 p.m., Falls of the Ohio State Park, 201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, Ind.

    Free for students, faculty and staff with UofL ID

    Historian David L. Mowery will offer a new interpretation of the raid of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, who led his cavalry through three states in one of the longest offensives of the Civil War. The Filson Historical Society is a member of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.

    Additional Information: Reservations are requested. Register online at www.filsonhistorical.org or call 635-5083.


    14.) Time to enter the 23rd Annual Faculty/Staff/Alumni Golf Scramble

    Entry deadline: June 6

    Event: June 13; 11:30 a.m. lunch; 12:45 p.m. shotgun start, Quail Chase Golf Course

    $55 due at time of entry

    Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, skins game, team prizes, hole competitions, range balls and lunch. Retirees and spouses invited to play. Teams may be requested or individuals placed according to handicap or average score. Lunch provided by Sodexo. Entry limited to the first 120 paid entries. Entry forms are available in the Intramural Sports Office, SRC Room 102.

    Additional Information: David Hatfield or John Smith at 852-6707


    15.) Two summer youth camps focus on solar cells

    The Micro/Nano Technology Center at the University of Louisville is hosting two brand new summer camps for folks ages 14 and over to fabricate a solar cell with a 4-inch silicon wafer. The week will be packed full of learning microfabrication techniques and the physics behind how a solar cell functions. Students will take home their solar cell wafer at the end of the camp, along with wafer tweezers, cleanroom notebook and a shirt.

    Additional information and registration: Packet.



    16.) The Diabetes and Obesity Center Presents Sathya Krishnasamy, MD

    April 15, 4 to 5 p.m., Baxter 038


    The Diabetes and Obesity Center will continue its Seminar Series with a presentation by Dr. Sathya Krishnasamy, associate professor of medicine, Division of Endocrinology. Her presentation is titled,Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Diabetes, and its CV Complications: Spicing Up with Curry, Soul Food, and Tamales. Please join us!

    Additional Information: Ashley Ciszewski.


    17.) Oral Biology 605: Oral Health Seminar scheduled

    April 16, 11 a.m. to noon, Dental School, Room 119


    Dr. Christine Pham, associate professor, Department of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, will deliver a seminar titled: Abdominal aortic aneurysm: an autoimmune disease?

    Additional Information: g0buon01@louisville.edu


    18.) All-day symposium on ‘Physics of Complex Materials’ will honor retiring professor

    April 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chao Auditorium


    This is an all-day symposium in honor of professor Shi-Yu Wu of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the time of his retirement. Featured speakers include Phillip Taylor of Case Western University, A. Kara of the University of Central Florida, Sidney Yip of MIT, E. Kaxiras of Harvard, Yufeng Zhao of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and C.Z. Wang of Iowa State.

    Additional Information: Website.


    Grand Rounds

    19.) Endocrinology Grand Rounds presents Kupper A. Wintergerst, MD

    April 16, 4 p.m., lower level, Room 038, Baxter II Research Building, HSC


    Kupper A. Wintergerst, MD, associate professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Wendy L. Novak Endowed Chair of Pediatric Diabetes Care and Clinical Research, co-director, Children’s Metabolic Bone Center, department of pediatrics, UofL School of Medicine. Dr. Wintergerst’s topic will be, “Osteogenesis Imperfecta??  Forensic Investigation and Management of the Child with Recurrent Fractures.”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237.



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