December 7, 2016 Announcements



    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016





    Marsha Linehan, a psychology professor at the University of Washington, developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which balances acceptance and commitment to change in treating mental illness, distinguishing it from previous standard interventions. Research shows DBT to be an effective treatment for conditions previously considered untreatable, such as borderline personality disorder. Linehan’s work has earned her the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology



    UofL Professor Maryam Moazzen (Comparative Humanities) has been elected to serve a three-year term on the council of the Association for Iranian Studies.




    RBAA Red Barn 47th Birthday Party is Friday

    December 9, 5-8 p.m., Red Barn 5 to 8 p.m.
    Join your friends and family at the RBAA Red Barn 47th Birthday Party at the Red Barn. Teresa and John Smith and Julie Onnembo will be recognized and honored as the 2016 recipients of the RBAA Mary Fay Rumford Unsung Hero Award as part of a brief program about 6 p.m. Enjoy a buffet by Aramark and be a part of the 47-year tradition that is the Red Barn. Voluntary donations are welcome all to benefit UofL students through the RBAA.
    Additional Information: George Howe, 852-7467, cell (502) 552-9377


    New Air Force ROTC 1-year program for May 2018 grads

    Dougherty Hall, Room 103
    Do you know a student that has interest in the Air Force? The AF is offering a 1-year commissioning program to Spring ’18. The ROTC program prepares cadets for leadership roles and upon completion, commissions them as 2nd Lieutenants. Students will need to take 2 AS classes Fall ‘17/Spring ‘18 terms. We can come discuss with you or your students.
    Additional Information: Maj. Petti, 852-6577, or Lt. Col. Crigger, 852-6576


    Health and Wellness

    YMCA access for UofL employees over holiday break

    Dec. 21–Jan. 2, YMCAs of Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana; Free for faculty and staff
    How do you plan to stay healthy and happy over the holidays? The YMCAs of Greater Louisville, including branches in Southern Indiana, invite all UofL employees to work out for free during the winter break. To take advantage of this opportunity, all you need is a current UofL employee I.D. Should your spouse, immediate family member or out-of-town guest join you, there will be a $5 per-person per-day fee with picture I.D.
    Additional Information: Website


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    December 7, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center – Top Floor, Great Halls I & II
    Join us for special guest MacRae F. Linton, MD, professor of Medicine & Pharmacology; director, Vanderbilt Lipid Clinic & Laboratory; Director, Atherosclerosis Research Unit – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. Dr. Linton will present “Macrophage Apoptosis & Efferocytosis in Atherosclerosis: A Matter of Life & Death.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    December 8, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium (lower level)
    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, The Dept. of Neurology will host Thong Pham, MD, from the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. Dr. Pham will present “Update on Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.”
    Additional Information: Watch live online and receive CME credit



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