Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
UofL is a 2017 Kentucky Academy of Science Enhanced Affiliate, which means faculty, staff and students may join the KAS for free. Members receive news, announcements, job and research opportunities. They are also eligible to apply for research grants and publish in the Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science, receive complimentary electronic access to the Journal and more. More information is available online.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Ranen Omer-Sherman, the JHFE Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies, has been appointed to a 5-year term as co-editor of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. Founded in 1981, Shofar is a peer-reviewed journal of original scholarship that is published quarterly by Purdue University Press on behalf of the University’s Jewish Studies Program. It is the official journal of the Western and Midwest Jewish Studies Associations. Shofar is available through Project Muse/UPCC and JSTOR.
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, Feb. 27: Louisville’s 1937 flood swallowed two-thirds of the old city. Now you can see the journals, telegrams and photos from those caught in the great flood at the UofL Archives’ exhibit in Ekstrom Library. Tom Owen and Carrie Daniels are interviewed.
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:
Monday, Feb. 27: The Kentucky State Data Center’s director Matt Ruther has prognostications about what Kentucky will look like in 2040. Priyanga Jayakumar studies Zika and tells us the virus is likely to expand its reach. New ADA compliance officer Brian Bigelow talks about his job.
Tuesday, Feb. 28: Ben Fisher in Department of Criminal Justice is doing research on the impact of school resource officers. Dr. Kyle Brothers is helping come up with new federal rules on when researchers can use stored blood, DNA or urine samples without permission. Kentucky Women’s Book Festival co-chairs Valerie Casey and Robin Harris.
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. Metro TV shows available on YouTube.
This week: Anna Marie Johnson and Rob Detmering from UofL Libraries discuss fake news and how to discern fact from fiction. Steven Brooke has studied the Muslim Brotherhood’s rise to political power in Egypt and results of the Arab Spring uprisings.
Tornado Drill testing to be done Tuesday
March is Severe Weather Awareness Month and UofL traditionally tests its Alert system during the Statewide Tornado Drill. The drill will occur at 10:07 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28. Even though the alert system is activated, no further action is required. More information on how to protect yourself during severe weather is available online.
Additional Information: Dennis Sullivan, 852-6670
2017 Student Awards Call for Nominations
March 1, 5 p.m.
2017 Student Awards are open to all UofL students and Recognized Student Organizations. Twenty-three categories encompass Group and Individual Awards including Outstanding Student and Outstanding Student Employee. Nominations are being accepted and can be made by Faculty, Staff, and Students. Award applications are online. Deadline is March 1 at 5 p.m.
Additional Information: Julie Onnembo, website
Surplus Auction scheduled
March 4, 8 a.m., Surplus Warehouse, 1901 S. Floyd St.
The Surplus Warehouse will hold a public auction on March 4. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the auction starts at 9:30 a.m. The warehouse will be open for preview on Friday, March 3, 2017, 8 a.m. to noon and 1–4 p.m. The list of auction items can be found on the Surplus website under “AUCTION LIST.”
Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging nominations now through April 15
The Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging recognizes older adults who are 85 years or older and who are outstanding models of optimal aging in the following four categories: physical, social, spiritual and creative. The Award Ceremony and Luncheon is September 8, 2017 and will feature UofL Professor Emeritus in Geriatrics, James G. O’Brien, MD, FRCPI, as the keynote speaker. Nominations can be made online. Nominations are available in both online and written formats.
Recruiting students for the Welcome Week 2017 Crew
The Office of First Year Initiatives is hiring a small group of students to join the FYI crew from Aug. 7-20. Applicants must be able to work during the timeframes listed on the web form and cannot be a part of a group that already has Welcome Week work commitments. Application opens March 1 and the deadline to apply is March 24 and FYI will notify candidates promptly.
Additional Information: Website
Kentucky Women’s Book Festival next weekend
March 4, 9:30 a.m., Ekstrom Library; Free, optional $10 lunch
The 11th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival features local authors of novels, poetry, young adult fiction, mixology and cookbooks. Up to 20 free lunches are available for students who contact the Women’s Center at 852-8976 (ID required). Register online by March 1. After the festival, a reception and bourbon tasting (cash bar) will be held at the University Club, 4-6 p.m.Additional Information: Website, Robin Harris, 852-6083
Conflict of Interest policy reminder: vendors
Pursuant to section 1.2 of the Addressing Potential Individual Conflict of Interest Policy and Procedures, University employees are not permitted to have an interest in a contract with the University for the sale of property, materials, supplies, equipment, or services, with the exception of compensation to the faculty, staff and students. Please contact the COI Program for further clarification on this policy related to KRS 164.821(7).
Additional Information: Conflict of Interest Program email, website, 852-7612
Debate: Deregulation & labor markets
March 1, 7-8:30 p.m., Strickler Hall 102; Free
Deregulation has pros and cons for Kentucky’s farmers and coal miners, underrepresented populations, immigrant workers and others. Debaters will offer position speeches and attendees can join in the discussion. Presented by the Malcolm X Debate Program and First Year Initiatives. Free refreshments.
Additional Information: Website
Openings remain for Delphi U 2017
May 8-11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May 12, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Shelby Campus, Burhans Hall; Free
Openings remain for the May offering of Delphi U 2017. Get many of your questions and concerns about online courses answered in this engaging four-and-a-half-day workshop. During Delphi U you will be introduced to ways of designing, developing, delivering and assessing online courses.
Additional information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412, register online
Blue of L Day this week
March 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., University Club
Shed the Red for Colon Cancer Awareness. If you are 50 years or older, get screened for colon cancer; free FIT kits (take home stool test), show off your blue for a free gift, giveaways and more. UofL departments put on your blue to compete in our Facebook photo contest. Send your pics via email.
Additional Information: Website
2017 (Spring) Internal Grants Program deadline is March 27, 5 p.m.
The Office of the EVPRI is accepting applications for the Internal Grants Program. The Internal Grants Program (Research I, Research II and URG) aims to assist faculty in new highly productive research projects. All grant categories are open to full-time faculty.
Additional Information: Website
Meet the professor: Harold Pinter, Robin Williams, Somnabulants, and Galloping Horses
March 2, noon to 1 p.m., University Club; $15/person, $10/students
Ann C. Hall, is chair of Comparative Humanities, with research interests in drama, popular culture and film. She also writes plays, poems and short stories. Hall will discuss Harold Pinter’s play “A Kind of Alaska” (1982) and Robin Williams’s film “Awakenings” (1990), both based on Oliver Sacks’s work with catatonic patients. The discussion will lead to a greater understanding of time, gender, and the different ways theatre and film represent time. The horses? Well, you’ll have to attend. RSVP required.
Additional Information: Janna Tajibaeva, 852-2247
Biochemistry Seminar today
February 27, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
Jun Yan, PhD, Professor of Medicine, endowed chair in Translational Research, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, UofL.
Additional Information: Email
UofL Philosophy Department presents talk from Columbia University professor
March 3, noon to 2 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free and open to public
Souleymane Bachir Souleymane, from Columbia University, will present “African Philosophy: history and uses of an expression.”
Additional Information: 852-6811
Arts and Entertainment
Gallery Talk: Q&A with Elizabeth Kramer and Chris Reitz
February 28, 6 p.m., Cressman Center for Visual Arts, 100 East Main St.; Free
Elizabeth Kramer, arts reporter at The Courier-Journal, and Chris Reitz, Hite Art Institute’s Gallery Director, will discuss the Hite’s current exhibition, “Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation,” on view Feb. 10-April 8 at the Cressman Center. The show features the work of seven contemporary artists whose work stands at the crossroads of painting and digital technology.
Additional Information: UofL Hite Art Institute, 852 6794, website
Training and Workshops
PLAN hosts workshop on Developing and Refining Your Elevator Pitch
February 27, 12-1:30 p.m., Houchens Building, Room 105
Whether you’re riding in an elevator with members of a job search committee or giving a short talk walking around campus, you’ll need to be prepared to talk about your areas of expertise. In this interactive session, participants will learn how to share their knowledge and experience in 2 to 5 minutes. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.
Additional Information: PLAN website, Calendar page
Retirement planning workshop
March 24, 2-4 p.m., Room 109, Abell Building, Health Sciences Center; Free
Register now to attend a two-hour retirement planning workshop sponsored by the School of Accountancy and presented by faculty member and certified financial planner, Sheila Johnston. Topics include discussion of UofL options, amounts needed for retirement, basic retirement issues and more.
Additional Information: Sheila Johnston, 852-4820
Webinar: Crafting Your R01 Proposal like the Pro’s: 10 Insider Tips Revealed
February 28, 2-3 p.m., 123, Clinical & Translational Research Building, HSC; Free
During this 50-minute educational session, Dr. Dorothy Lewis shares her top 10 tactics to help you craft a competitive R01 proposal as well as providing you with an overview of the R01 application process. Lewis has a 25-year history of writing grant applications, including vast experience with the new scoring system. Her successful track record for winning grants has given her a valuable “in the trenches” perspective that can benefit you, at whichever stage you find yourself.
Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website
PLAN hosts workshop for grad student on managing copyright
March 2, 2-4 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
This workshop provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities copyright poses and provides for you as a researcher, particularly regarding your research outputs. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.
Additional Information: PLAN website, Calendar page
IRB Submission Workshop available
March 9, 9 a.m. to noon, Med Center One, Suite 200, Health Sciences Center
The Human Subjects Protection Program office will be holding open office hours for students, faculty, and staff to get assistance with the IRB submission process and the iRIS system. To attend, please RSVP with your name, department, and a brief description of what you need assistance withvia email. Those attending should bring their own laptop and any submission materials.
Additional Information: Email, 852-5188
From Proposal to Presentation: How To Prepare for a Conference and Successfully Present Your Research
March 1, noon- 1 p.m., Cultural Room, Multi-Purpose Room; Free
Interested in learning more about how to successfully prepare for a conference presentation, join MAGS for our upcoming event, “From Proposal to Presentation.” Our panelists will provide tips for writing proposals, preparing presentations, and strategies for conferences. The brown bag presentation will be held in the Cultural Center’s MultiPurpose Room on March 1 from noon until 1 p.m. RSVP online.
Additional Information: Billie Castle
PATH Program hosting research study on women caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease
10-week study, 1.5 hours every Tuesday; IRB NUMBER: 16.0968
The PATH Program is hosting a research study about helping women caring for al oved one with Alzheimer’s disease to take care of their own health too. They are looking for 10 women to join the 10-week study and participants will receive a total of $100 in gift cards. Participants should be age 60 or older; have one or more chronic conditions (like diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, heart disease, asthma or obesity), and provide care regularly for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other type of dementia who is not in a nursing home. The program is also looking for participants who, in the last six months, have not: been admitted to the hospital overnight more than once; lost a close family member; been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. Interested participants should respond by March 7.
Additional Information: Dr. Valerie McCarthy, 852-8395
Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
February 24, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome one of our PGY-3 residents, Ken MacKinlay, MD. MacKinlay will lecture on “Torticollis and Atlantoaxial Subluxation.”
Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902
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