February 22, 2017 Announcements

    UofL News
    Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
    The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is partnering with Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro to create a 3+3 Accelerated Law Program that will allow Wesleyan students to obtain a law degree within six years of graduating from high school. Under the program, eligible students can begin law school in their senior year of undergraduate study. Students earn an undergraduate degree after their first year of law school and a law degree two years later.
    Dr. Latonia Craig, UofL’s associate director of Graduate Admissions and Diversity Recruitment, was recognized in the fall by Louisville Business First as one of its Forty Under 40. More than 500 people were nominated for this year’s honor.
    Four UofL faculty have received more than $800,000 in grants the past two weeks. See the awards here
    Engineering Exposition – Paving Tomorrow
    March 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Speed School
    This event includes lab tours, hands-on activities and demonstrations, and a keynote speech by Patty Dunaway, Kentucky

    Transportation Cabinet.

    Additional Information: Website
    MA in Higher Ed Administration: Info Session
    February 22, 7 p.m.; Online
    Join our online info session to find out how you can propel your higher education career further, and how online learning can help you fit education in your busy schedule. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and network with peers. Register online.

    Additional Information: Website, email
    UofL Diversity Career Fair scheduled
    March 1, 12-2 p.m., Red Barn
    Do you want to work for a company that employs and stands for diversity and inclusion? Attend the Diversity Career Fair and talk with employers about your future.

    Additional Information: Website
    45th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
    February 23-25, Bingham Humanities Building
    The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 is now in its 45th year, and has become an international event attracting more than three hundred participants annually. The campus community is welcome to attend any of the more than 280 presentations and several keynotes addresses.

    Additional Information: Website, email
    1095-C Forms being mailed this week
    The University of Louisville will provide employees with a 1095-C form as part of our reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 1095-C contains information about health coverage offered to you and your dependents by the university. This form documents the health insurance you were offered and/or enrolled in during 2016. The forms will be mailed this week and should be received by March 1, 2017. For more details please see the FAQ online
    Additional Information: Website, email
    University of Louisville Philosophy Department presents talk on African philosophy
    March 3, noon to 2 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free and open to public
    Bachir Souleymane, from Columbus University, will present “African Philosophy: history and uses of an expression.”

    Additional Information: 852-6811
    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series continues with focus on nanomedicine
    Feb. 22, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
    UofL’s Bioengineering Department’s Seminar Series continues Feb. 22 with the topic, “Adventures in Nanomedicine: Aptamer-linked Nanoparticles for Targeted Cancer Therapy and Imaging,” by Paula Bates, associate professor of Medicine at UofL, and associate scientist of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. She will discuss the mechanisms that mediate AS1411’s ability to selectively accumulate in cancer cells and destroy them, as well as some promising approaches that her group is pursuing to develop AS1411-linked nanoparticles for cancer-targeted therapy and imaging.

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford
    Use student-created comic books to explore critical thinking practices in the classroom
    February 24, 12-1 p.m. (lunch will start at 11:30 a.m.); TILL Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)
    This session will showcase the new critical thinking comic book series called Adventures in Critical Thinking and guide you in thinking through how these digital resources can be used effectively with students to develop and hone their critical thinking skills in situations both inside and outside the classroom.

    Additional Information: Website
    Green Tip: UofL awarded Tree Campus USA status; participants invited to join advisory committee
    March 9, 1-2:30 p.m., Room W210, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    For the 7th year in a row, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized UofL as a Tree Campus USA. With more than 2,500 trees representing dozens of species, UofL has developed a
    Belknap Tree Tour and Tree Inventory to help you use our campus as an educational tool and a Campus Tree Care Plan to ensure responsible management. All of this was developed by the Sustainability Council’s Campus Tree Advisory Committee, which welcomes you to participate in our spring meeting March 9, and UofL’s Arbor Day Celebration, April 7. 
    Additional Information: Campus Tree Advisory Committee
    Training and Workshops
    Tick and Lyme Disease informational/safety meeting
    February 22, 8:30 a.m., Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus
    Lyme Disease survivor and deer tick expert will talk about his cross country mission to increase awareness of this debilitating disease hosted by zone maintenance of Belknap Campus for monthly safety meeting.
    Health and Wellness
    Evening indoor cycling classes at GHN
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Join Get Healthy Now’s InCycle evening class and let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Website, group fitness websiteemail, 852-7755
    Mix Pilates and yoga with PiYo
    Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. If you’re looking for a workout without jumping or high impact cardio to help lose weight, find out what the Piyo craze is all about. First class is free.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Spice up your workout with Get Healthy Now’s Zumba
    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this dance-fitness party that is suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755
    Sign up for Colorful Choices program
    March 6–April 16; Free for all UofL employees, retirees, spouses/qualifying adults
    This six-week program will help you put produce first by choosing a colorful variety of vegetables and fruits every day. Your goal is to eat at least five servings of produce each day. Earn points for each serving of vegetables and fruit you eat and track your progress online. Registration begins runs now through March 12.

    Additional Information: Register online, 852-7755
    Grand Rounds
    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
    February 22, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center
    Join us for guest speaker Dmitry Abramov, MD, MS, assistant professor – Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Louisville. Abramov will present “Diagnosing Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website
    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Jeff Sands
    February 23, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Round features Jeff M. Sands, MD, professor of Medicine, the Juha P. Kokko Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Chief, Division of Renal Medicine at Emory University. Sands will present “Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus” focusing on reviewing the physiology of the urine concentrating mechanism and transcellular water transport, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, and dysregulation of water channels in other common clinical conditions.

    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825
    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.