February 21, 2017 Announcements

    UofL News
    Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
    About 25 students, faculty and staff collaborated with geographic information systems professionals and Louisville Metro employees to create a new appgeared toward helping the city’s immigrant and refugee population find the services and resources they need. It was built during a hackathon on International GIS Day in November and is a browser-based web and mobile app hosted by the UofL Center for GIS on the ArcGIS cloud platform. It will eventually be moved to iOS and Android platforms.
    Nathan Schmidt, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, just received his first RO1 grant from NIH, a five-year award for $2.6 million. In the words of his department chair: “Nathan’s new grant is indeed quite significant both for his career development as well as for its impact on the overall research effort in the Department and the field in general. First, this is a major step in Nathan’s career advancement as R01s are viewed as the holy grail of academic research particularly for junior faculty.” 
    International Mother Language Day Celebration
    February 21, 2-4 p.m., University Writing Center, Ekstrom Library 1st floor
    Join the University Writing Center’s celebration of multilingualism and cultural diversity. The event will include student presentations, activities, and refreshments.

    Additional Information: Email, Facebook
    Empowerment: Making and Shaping History
    February, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; Free
    Virtually participate in racial justice events from around the country and join facilitators to discuss positive action we can take to make and shape history. Each session has a different facilitator, with sessions being offered through the weekend. The full schedule is
    available online.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-6665
    UofL Free Store open
    February 22, Unitas Tower Basement; Free
    All students, faculty and staff are welcome to “shop” for free clothing, shoes, electronics, small appliances, household items, bath and beauty supplies, books, school and art supplies, non-perishable food and more.

    Additional Information: 502-851-7403
    International RoundTable fundraiser planned
    Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Red Barn, $8/student $15/other
    This catered fundraiser will be one in which students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to sit together and speak with local refugees who have resettled in Louisville.

    Additional Information: 502-851-7403
    Discussion: Academic freedom in the age of Trump
    February 24, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Strickler 102; Free and open to the public
    We have recently seen attacks on individual faculty members, course offerings, governing boards, tenure, and the autonomy of colleges and universities. Joerg Tiede, Senior Program Officer in the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance at the American Association of University Professors, provides an overview of the concept of academic freedom, recent attacks on it, and how you can defend it.

    Additional Information: Website
    Department of Physiology Seminar Series features research psychologist, Jeffrey Phillips
    February 21, 11:45 a.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    The Department of Physiology Seminar Series presents, “Recovery from In-Flight Hypoxia in Military Tactical Aviation Platforms,” by Jeffrey B. Phillips, PhD, research psychologist, Naval Medical Research Unit, Dayton Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

    Additional Information: Email, 852-6231
    Lecture: ‘Can Biophilia Save Nature?’
    February 21, 10-11 a.m., Room 114 Schneider Hall
    This special lecture on art and the environment will be presented by Dr. Margaret Carreiro, associate professor of Biology at the University of Louisville.

    Additional Information: 502-851-7403
    Albertus Gorman: Intersection of Nature & Culture
    February 23, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Room 114 Schneider Hall
    Using very simple means, Gorman has developed over time different art-making strategies and a vocabulary of materials and forms from which he creates his relational art.

    Additional Information: 502-851-7403
    Training and Workshops
    Self-defense for women available
    February 28, 5-8 p.m., Conference Room, ULPD, Floyd Parking Garage; Free
    There is still space available for the R.A.D. self-defense program designed and created specifically for women. The program consists of easy to learn, effectively proven physical defense techniques, taught by certified instructors, during the hands-on nine-hour program. Classes are open to faculty, staff and students. The class will meet on Feb 28, 2017, for three consecutive days, with each session lasting 3 hours.

    Additional Information: Oscar Chavez, 852-8284
    Health and Wellness
    Save the Date: GHN Healthy Heart Road Show
    Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; SAC Lower Lobby, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL employees
    In support of National Heart Month, Get Healthy Now and the American Heart Association are offering free blood pressure checks, a resistance band workout, heart healthy recipes, and fresh fruit. Grab a colleague and join us for a chance to win a FitBit Zip.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755
    Get moving with Nia
    Tuesdays, 6:15-7 a.m. and 6:40-7:40 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:15-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: the base, the core, and upper extremities.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Fit Get Healthy Now’s ‘Fit in 30!’ in your busy schedule
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7 a.m. and 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
    Power up your morning or lunchtime routine with an energizing, full body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755
    Strengthen your core with Pilates
    Tuesdays/Thursdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited classes/semester
    A strong core can improve fitness performance, posture, and reduce back pain. This class will help strengthen your core, sculpt your body and burn calories by using weights, balls, bands, gliding discs and even your own bodyweight as resistance. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. First class is always free.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Grand Rounds
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    February 22, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Leah Siskind, PhD, UofL associate professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, presents, “Chemotherapy-Induced Acute Kidney Injury and Progression to Chronic Kidney Disease.”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
    Neuroscience Grand Rounds
    February 23, 8-9 a.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    The Department of Neurological Surgery and the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) are excited to announce this week’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds speaker, Dr. James Eisenach, Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology & Pharmacology at Wake Forest University, editor-in-chief, Anesthesiology. Eisenach will present “Developing a Vaccine Against Chronic Pain.”
    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.
    Bria Staten-Favors
    Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.