August 28, 2017 Announcements




    Monday, Aug. 28, 2017





    The UofL Women’s Center started in 1992. It now has 85 participating students, many through its six student groups, and hosts 52 events a year while also raising $25,000 a year for student programming.



    Two employees from UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing earned awards for their entries at the Kentucky State Fair. Judy Hughes received first place for a double-wall basket and second place for a ribbed basket, both in the hobbies category. Maria Tinnell received second place for hot pepper jelly in the culinary category, second place for a miniature basket under 4 inches in the hobbies category, and honorable mention for another basket.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively
    Monday, August 28: Hundreds of Kentucky State Fair received free cancer or health screenings from UofL Health. For some, it was decision that could save their life.


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts can be found on SoundCloud. This week’s schedule:
    Monday, Aug. 28: Jason Chesney, director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, is pushing for a hike in Kentucky’s cigarette tax and a statewide smoke-free law. Astronomy professor Tim Dowling recaps the solar eclipse. 
    Tuesday, Aug. 29: Vaping, e-cigarettes and hookah – does the public feel they’re less risky? Communications professors Joy Hart and Kandi Walker are joined by Aruni Bhatnagar from UofL School of Medicine. English professor Stephen Schneider has studied Cave Hill Cemetery. Psychology Professor Judith Danovitch talks about how much influence your child’s favorite cartoon has over their choice of toys.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 6:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Metro TV shows on UofL’s YouTube channel 
    This week: New UofL College of Business dean Todd Mooradian talks about entrepreneurship, equine industry and other programs. Aaron McGee from Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology discusses his research on children’s brain development and the potential to manipulate genes to improve brain function.



    North Information Center visitor lot to close for special events

    Sept. 1, Sept. 29, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    The visitor lot located at the North Information Center will be closed for special events during the two dates listed above. Additional parking options on these dates will be to purchase a $5 temporary parking permit from the parking website or to utilize any pay facility on campus, Floyd Street garage or the 4th & Cardinal lot.
    Additional Information: Email


    Processing Charlottesville

    August 30, noon to 1 p.m., Room 2006, School of Nursing K-wing, Health Sciences Center
    As the nation reels from the violence of the events in Charlottesville, people around the nation and at the HSC are experiencing a variety of emotions. This event will provide an open discussion of how individuals and society are feeling post-Charlottesville, and to consider what we can do with these emotions. Collectively we can explore what actions we can take individually and together. Free pizza provided if you RSVP by noon Monday.
    Additional Information: Website


    Commonwealth Credit Union Kentuckiana Heart Walk fundraiser

    2126 S. Floyd St. (near ULPD and University Parking offices)
    In the past 6 years, UofL has raised more than $226,000 for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Commonwealth Credit Union has joined us in this year’s fundraising and awareness-raising efforts and is selling paper hearts, which will be displayed in their UofL or Frankfort Avenue branch. Donate $1 or more and you’ll also be entered for a chance to win football tickets.
    Additional Information: Glenn Griffin, 502-564-4775


    RAI librarians help students with research projects

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ekstrom Library, East Side First Floor
    The Research Assistance and Instruction office offers one-on-one appointments to students seeking help with research projects. Librarians help students find, evaluate and incorporate the best sources, including credible statistics and peer-reviewed articles. Find a librarian by specialty online. Walk-in assistance is available as well. Online chat service is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-0433


    Kentuckiana Heart Walk pep rallies scheduled

    The 25th Annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk is scheduled for Sept. 23. Pep rallies will be held to provide people with more opportunities to become involved in the event. All HSC Team Captains and Walkers will meet Aug. 31 at noon at the Kornhauser Library and Commons Building, HSC Auditorium. Please RSVP by Aug. 28 via email. 
    Additional Information: Register online to participate UofL team


    Recommend the next Book-in-Common

    Do you have a suggestion for next year’s Book-in-Common? UofL’s common read can help build community on campus while challenging readers to learn new things and consider new perspectives. Check out the criteria used to select the text; if your book fits the bill then complete the online form.
    Additional Information: Website


    LGBT Health Certificate starting September 22

    September 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Abell Building, 110, Health Sciences Center; Free
    The LGBT Center is proud to offer cutting-edge training to students and professionals. Most modules in the “LGBT Health Certificate” are offered online, however, one in-person Patient Simulation session is required. Join us for a highly effective learning experience in which members of the LGBT community meet with participants in small groups to provide practice taking scenario-based sexual and social histories.
    Additional Information: Website


    Brother of the Academy event scheduled 

    August 29, 6 p.m., Shumaker, Room 139, Belknap
    Brothers of the Academy is a Men of Color welcome and networking night to connect incoming and returning students with faculty, staff, and community partners. Free Food and prize giveaways provided. Additional Information: Dom McShan, 5852-0228, RSVP online



    Symposium on Community Engagement in Clinical Research

    August 30, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., HSC Campus – Clinical Translational Research Bldg.

    Join us for a day to help build clinical researchers’ knowledge and skills in the concepts, practices, and ethics of community engagement in research. Hosted by the Kentucky Pediatric IDeA Grant Research Center (K-PIRC), partnering with the UofL Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky (CIK). This course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

    Additional Information: Register online


    Histology Basics Seminar

    September 12, 10 a.m., Baxter II 038
    Get publication worthy results from your precious resources. The Pathology Core Research Lab is presenting a free Histology Basics seminar for research labs. The seminar will discuss tissue collection, fixation, grossing, orientation, sectioning and frozen tissue. There will be time for questions from our certified histologists. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP or submit questions to Debi Bauer at 852-5519 or via email.


    Training and Workshops

    PLAN offers session to help graduate students set and achieve their goals

    August 28, 4-6 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    In this session, learn how to set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals, supported by strategies designed to help you accomplish what you set out to do. Graduate students who attend this session will leave with clear, reachable goals and a clear path to achieve them. 
    Additional Information: PLAN website, calendar page, Michelle Rodems, 852-3110


    Virtual iClicker Classic Demo

    September 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon, online, using Collaborate; Free
    Join Glen Garrett from iClicker in this virtual session if you want to learn more about iClickers. Participate in the conversation from your desk during this informative session. Registration online.
    Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332


    SBIR/STTR Phase I Workshop

    August 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 124, Clinical and Translational Research Building, HSC; $35
    The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) is organizing a one-day SBIR/STTR Phase I Workshop on August 29. The workshop includes an overview of the SBIR/STTR programs, recent changes to the programs, and a four-step process for developing a competitive Phase I proposal.
    Additional Information: Rebecca Brown


    Webinar on RPPR policy and processes

    August 30, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 2035, K-wing Bldg., HSC; Free
    Did you know there are three types of Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) associated with a NIH grant award? If you said “Annual, Interim, & Final RPPRs,” way to go. What does each one mean as an NIH grantee? What changes have been made in 2017 and what are still to come? The answers and more regarding the latest RPPR policy and process updates will be discussed.
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website


    Cardinal Core Program implementation and course development workshops

    The General Education Curriculum Committee (GECC) would like to remind faculty of the upcoming November 1 deadline for all Cardinal Core course proposals. The new Cardinal Core Program becomes effective Summer 2018. Course development workshops will be offered September 1 (2-4 p.m., CEHD 201G) and September 8 (1-2:30 p.m., CEHD 201G). For information regarding the transition timeline and resources for submitting proposals, visit the General Education Faculty Resources page.

    Additional Information: Email



    Part-Time faculty: Explore an introduction to active learning for your classroom

    September 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Delphi Center Lab (Ekstrom Library #244)
    Join Drs. Jennifer Anderson and Nisha Gupta as they introduce participants to the principles of active learning and engage in practices to support students, including gathering ideas for incorporating active learning into teaching. A light meal will be provided so pre-registration is required.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Junior Faculty: Application deadline extended for the seminar on teaching for new faculty

    The application deadline for the 2017-18 Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty has been extended to Friday, September 1. This yearlong cohort program is designed to jump-start junior faculty members’ teaching careers by providing a rich foundation in evidence-based teaching strategies and research-based principles to foster student learning.
    Additional Information: Website



    Green Tip: Convene with interdisciplinary researchers at the Sustainability Roundtable

    September 1, 11 a.m. to noon, Urban Studies (426 W Bloom St) Room 123
    UofL’s Sustainability Council hosts the Sustainability Roundtable to bring researchers from all disciplines together around a variety of interdisciplinary topics that have potential for collaboration through joint grant proposals & investigations. The Roundtable convenes every other Friday Sept. 1 through Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. in US123, highlighting a different topic/speaker, with ample time for discussion. There’s still room on the fall schedule. Contact us if you or your colleague or student would like to speak.
    Additional Information: WebsiteDaniel DeCaro, 852-2927


    Health and Wellness

    Stress less and sleep better

    Four Tuesdays: Sept. 12, 19 and26 and Oct. 3, 4-5:15 p.m., Yoga Studio , Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, Belknap Campus; Free for employees, spouses and qualifying adults
    Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation in just 4 weeks. This evidence-based KORU workshop is for beginners and those already practicing. It is sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well program and Get Healthy Now. Watch this video to learn how KORU works and how you can benefit.
    Additional Information: Email to register


    Fall into alignment with Get Healthy Now’s Yoga/Pilates

    See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
    Try our energetic, strength-based yoga and stress relieving classes like Power Vinyasa, PiYo, Pilates, Lunchtime Yoga, and Saturday Yoga. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    New: Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes

    September 11 through November 8; Mondays (Belknap) Shumaker Research Building Room 228, Wednesdays (HSC) School of Nursing/K-Wing RM 2017, 12-12:45 p.m.; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and their Spouse/QA
    Weigh to Wellness is a 9-week program that promotes healthy lifestyle changes through physical activity and improved nutrition. The class is designed to give you an accurate understanding of ways to integrate optimal health behaviors into your everyday life. Bring your lunch with you.
    Additional Information: Register online, email, 852-7755


    AHA Heart Walk: Join GHN and walk for healthy hearts

    Saturday, September 23 at 9 a.m., Waterfront Park’s Great Lawn
    Join team Get Healthy Now and the American Heart Association in the fight against our country’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers – heart disease and stroke. Wear your cardinal red and choose the 1-mile or 3-mile route to walk with us in support of this cause. Register on the Heart Walk website.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    Make Meatless Monday a family affair

    When kids help make meals, they’re proud of their accomplishment and excited to eat the food they’ve helped make. Cooking together also provides a natural time for discussing the impact that food choices have on our bodies and the environment. The more educated kids are about food the more open they will be to healthy choices.
    Additional Information: Meatless Monday recipes, Get Healthy Now Facebook, website, email, 852-7755



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