April 16, 2014 Announcements



    1.) 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: Website.



    2.) Symposium focuses on poet Elizabeth Bartlett

    April 17, 2 to 5 p.m., Chao Auditorium

    Free, open to the public

    This afternoon symposium will focus on the work and influence of poet Elizabeth Bartlett. Presentations by Suzette Henke, Annette Allen, Lauren Short, Scott Lasley and William Pratt. Bartlett published 17 books of poetry and more than 1,000 poems. Her poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared in “Harper’s,” “Virginia Quarterly,” The New York Times, “North American Review,” “Saturday Review,” “Prairie Schooner” and in numerous collections throughout the United States and Europe.

    Additional Information: Suzette Henke, 852-6971.


    3.) Green Tip: Share the ride in April and win prizes

    Carpool during April and you could win prizes from UofL’s private rideshare community, Zimride. Either register for a new, free account or sign in to your existing Zimride profile, then just log your sustainable commutes on the Commute Calendar between April 1-30 and you will be entered to win a Kindle Fire HD, Amazon gift cards or Starbucks gift cards. Use Zimride to find or offer rides for your daily commute or just for one-time needs like conferences, meetings or university events.

    Additional Information: Website.


    4.) Grant Crafting Brown Bag Series continues

    April 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

    The free “Grant Crafting Brown Bag Series” series features discussions on various grant topics. The session focuses on “Practical Budget Building Exercises” with presenter Teresa Wilkins of the A&S Research Office. Each 90-minute session is made up of a 45-minute presentation followed by time for questions and discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. The series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Research Office in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Development Research Office.

    Additional Information:  RSVP to Teresa Wilkins, 852-5588.


    5.) Last chance to register for Delphi U

    Registration due April 25

    Event June 2 to 6, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Founders Union, Shelby Campus


    A few spots remain for the June offering of Delphi U. This free workshop offers faculty the chance to work with colleagues and Delphi Center staff to incorporate best practices when designing, revising or delivering online courses. Apply today! Registration closes April 25.

    Additional Information and Registration: Website.


    6.) Dissertation Writing Retreat applications due May 1

    Applications for the Dissertation Writing Retreat, hosted by the University Writing Center and supported by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, are due May 1. The retreat will be held May 19 to 23, 8 am to 4 pm daily. Participants will spend each day writing, rewriting and reworking their dissertation chapters and will participate in individualized writing consultations and group workshops.

    Additional Information: Website.


    7.) It’s sunset for Minerva, the libraries’ old online catalog

    May 1

    On May 1, the UofL Libraries Minerva Catalog will no longer be available via links on the library’s webpage (with the exception of Archives and Special Collections). It will continue to function if you have it bookmarked, but it will not be maintained or customized. Users of Minerva are encouraged to switch to the new catalog using WorldCat Local, which provides access to a greater range of resources including items available at other libraries worldwide.

    Additional Information: Website.


    8.) Summer camps offered at planetarium

    Thinking about summer camps? The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium summer camps offer stimulating, engaging, educational projects that incorporate scientific inquiry to spark a lifelong love of science, as well build problem-solving and collaboration skills that translate to success in all areas of life. Cost: $200 for non-members, $150 for family members and $180 for UofL affiliates.

    Additional Information: Website, 852-6665.



    9.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar presents Yasuko Rikihisa, PhD

    April 17, noon, Baxter II, Room 038, HSC

    Free, public

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents “Key to Infectious Entry and Growth of Obligatory Intracellular Bacteria,” by Yasuko Rikihisa, PhD, professor of microbiology, The Ohio State University.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.


    Grand Rounds

    10.) Cardiovascular medicine presents Sheila Collins, PhD

    April 16, noon to 1 p.m., Rudd Heart and Lung Center, 201 Abraham Flexner Way, 16th Floor Conference Center, Great Halls I and II

    Please join us as Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds welcomes Sheila Collins, PhD, professor, Metabolic Disease Program with the Diabetes and Obesity Research Center at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Center in Orlando, Fla. Collins will present Heart-Adipose Connection for Metabolism and Energy Expenditure.

    Additional Information: Website; email Deanna Husted.


    11.) Medicine presents 2014 Charles Smith Lecture

    April 17, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium

    Department of Medicine Grand Rounds presents the 2014 Charles C. Smith Lecture featuring Daniel Matlock, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Matlock will present Improving Decision Quality for Implantable Defibrillators (and Beyond), focusing on defining the concept of decision quality and communication strategies for its improvement and real world challenges using implantable cardioverter-defibrillators as a case study.

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825.


    12.) Neuroscience presents Doug Zochodne, MD

    April 17, 8 to 9 a.m., School of Nursing auditorium, Room 4003


    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Doug Zochodne, MD, present Challenges and Beauty of Peripheral Nerve Regrowth. Dr. Zochodne is a professor of neurology and director, Neuromuscular Program, ALS, Experimental Diabetic Neuropathy and Peripheral Nerve Regeneration, at the University of Calgary.

    Additional Information: To watch live on the web and receive CME credit, go to this website; email Paul Fultz.



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