April 18, 2014 Announcements



    Health and Wellness

    1.) Increase your happiness in minutes with ‘Flourish’

    April 18, 12:30 to 12:50 p.m., School of Public Health, Room 103

    Free to employees, spouse/QA

    Take 20 minutes to FLOURISH! We know you are busy, so we created a mini session just for you. Get caught having fun in this innovative Take 20 session with like-minded colleagues; you deserve this energizing break. Register or feel free to walk in.

    Additional Information: Registration. Contact Paula Kommer.



    2.) Solar flight trials a go for Friday

    April 18, 9 a.m. to noon, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium


    The 2014 Mickey R. Wilhelm Solar Flight Competition will feature teams of students from the Speed School of Engineering. These teams have designed and built scale, solar-powered aircraft. Come cheer on these brave souls as they pit their ingenuity and will against the challenges of gravity, sustained flight and solar energy harvesting. Park in lot G or H and enter through gate 11, which are on the north end of the stadium off Floyd Street.

    Additional Information: Andrew Marsh, 852-8597.


    3.) Sigma Xi’s Bhatnagar Award Dinner set for April 23

    April 23, gather 6:15 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., award winner 7:30 p.m., University Club, Mary Bingham Room

    The Sigma Xi Bhatnagar Award for young researchers will be given to one of the following entries: Thad Druffel (Copper Ink for Conductive Copper Films); Smita Ghare (Ethanol Inhibits TCR Signaling and IL-2 Expression in Immune Suppression); Magda Kucia (Somatotrophic/Insulin Signaling of Pluripotent Embryonic-Like Stem Cells); Balaji Panchapakesan (Destruction of Breast Cancer Cells Using Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes); Mathew Spite (Diet-Induced Obesity and Systemic Insulin Receptor Deficiency).

    Additional Information: Christopher Graney.


    4.) Nominations being accepted for outstanding community engagement award

    April 28 nomination deadline

    Nominations are being accepted for the sixth Annual Outstanding Community Engagement Awards, which recognize faculty, staff, students and community partners involved in outstanding community engagement service. A monetary award of $2,500 will go to each recipient engaged in exemplary community engagement activities such as volunteerism, community based learning, outreach, partnerships, curricular engagement or community based research.

    Additional Information: Website.


    5.) Community Engagement creates portal to showcase summer youth opportunities

    As a courtesy to the university and community, the Office of Community Engagement created a portal to showcase summer youth opportunities provided by or in conjunction with the University of Louisville. If your unit/department offers a summer enrichment program that is open to the general public and would like to be included in this listing, please fill out the form. See website for more information on current opportunities.

    Additional Information: Website. Form.


    6.) New i1a Institute session brings back Gerald Nosich

    May 19 to 21, Founders Union, Shelby Campus

    Free for UofL faculty, staff

    In a new i2a Institute session, Gerald Nosich will discuss the seven polarities of critical thinking that serve as a framework for approaching critical thinking and as a set of avenues for enriching instruction. During the session, UofL faculty will provide participants with practical strategies for infusing i2a concepts into classroom practices and departmental curricular goals.

    Additional Information: Website.


    Grand Rounds

    7.) Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health presents Dr. Alfred Bennett Jenson

    April 18, 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building, basement auditorium

    Please welcome Dr. Alfred Bennett Jenson, professor and senior scientist, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, as he presents Etiology and Pathogenesis of Cervical Cancer. He is best recognized for his expertise in working with animal models for human disease, having worked with hepatitis B in marmosets, Lupus erythematosus in NZB and NZW mice, virus-induced diabetes in different strains of mice, and papillomavirus infection of over eight animal species, including humans.

    Additional Information: Robin Marling, 561-2717.



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