February 27, 2018 Announcements


    Tuesday, February 27, 2018



    The $601,381 raised during last weekend’s raiseRED dance marathon was more than $50,000 over goal ($550,000). All funds from raiseRED go to research and patient care at the UofL Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation.




    Dr. Ruth Carrico DNP, PhD, and Luanne Didelot, MSN, MHA, from the University of Louisville Vaccine and International Travel Center, have been providing travel education and preventative disaster relief health care to approximately 60 LG&E and KU employees who volunteered to restore power in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. UofL Vaccine and International Travel Center nurse leaders provided disaster travel education as well as an onsite travel clinic to administer vaccinations and medications to prevent potential disease. LG&E and KU Absence Management Program Manager, Regina Calhoun RN BSN CCM, coordinated the health campaign with UofL.



    2018 Miss University of Louisville Pageant Saturday

    March 3, 7-9 p.m., Woman’s Club of Louisville; students: $10, public: $15
    Delta Zeta is hosting the 11th annual Miss University of Louisville scholarship pageant. This event is focused on promoting young women leaders in our community. Tickets are available online.  
    Additional Information: Courtney Puckett


    Graduate student regional research conference

    March 2-3, 2018
    Come see more than 150 graduate students from UofL and other regional universities presenting oral talks, poster presentations, and competing in the 3-minute thesis competition this Friday and Saturday at the GSRRC. The featured event is a keynote lecture by Dr. Rebecca Heiss, TEDx speaker, on March 2 at 4 p.m.
    Additional Information: Website


    LGBT Center hosting Drag Brunch at the Hub Louisville

    March 4, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., The Hub
    The Drag Brunch will include two shows, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The $30 gratuity includes brunch and entertainment. Reservations can be made via email. All proceeds benefit UofL’s LGBT Center.
    Additional Information: Website


    Red Barn Alumni Association Game Watch

    March 3, 5:15 to 8 p.m., Red Barn; Free
    Join us to watch the UofL vs. North Carolina State men’s basketball game on TV at the Red Barn. Free food, soft drinks and bottled water, and adult beverages for sale. Door prizes include autographed piece of the floor from Crawford Gym by Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum, autographed basketball by Denny Crum, $50 Cardinal Hall of Fame gift card and the book “University of Louisville Belknap Campus” by Tom Owen and Sherri Pawson. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and game at 6 p.m.
    Additional Information: George Howe, 852-7467



    1095-C Forms are in the Mail

    The University of Louisville is providing employees with a 1095-C form as part of our reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 1095-C forms are in the mail this week. This form contains information about health coverage offered to you and your dependents by the university and documents the health insurance you were offered and/or enrolled in during 2017. Please note that you do not need the 1095-C to file your personal tax return.
    Additional Information: Website



    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series presents ‘Arterial Compliance Measurements: Windkessel Models Oversimplify’

    Feb. 28, noon to 1:30 p.m., Vogt Building, Room 311
    Dr. Robert Bert, Associate Professor of Radiology, School of Medicine, UofL, will present. Windkessels are linear system fluid mechanic models that have a long history of use modeling the human cardiovascular system. Human vascular trees, however, are not made up of passive elements that simply respond elastically to pressure waves. Rather, their walls contain smooth muscle capable of exerting exogenous energy into the system, acting as pumps augmenting flow. We have directly measured compliance at the carotid bifurcation and compared the results to Windkessel model predictions. Direct measurements showed compliance characteristics at variance with modeling predictions.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    Book event for PAS professor Dr. Shirletta Kinchen

    February 28, noon to 1 p.m., Cultural Center Multipurpose Room; Free
    Join Pan-African Studies for the first of our PAS Spring Authors series. Bring lunch and come hear Dr. Kinchen discuss her new book, “Black Power in the Bluff City.” PAS doctoral candidate Nicholas McLeod will moderate. All are welcome.
    Additional Information: W.S. Tkweme


    Britt Rusert, ‘Art, Science, and Abolition in Antebellum Black Women’s Friendship Albums’

    March 2, 4-5 p.m., 300 Bingham Humanities
    This talk considers a small group of friendship albums owned and circulated by free black women in antebellum Philadelphia. Beyond the simple affirmation and cementing of friendship bonds, these albums contain tantalizing traces of other histories and engagements, from black women’s scientific networks and art-making to philosophies of black femininity and abolition.
    Additional Information: Deborah Lutz


    Training and Workshops

    Virtual training available for Blackboard Grade Center

    By request of the Student Government Association, the Provost asked instructors to provide students with a midterm grade in advance of the midterm withdrawal deadline. Blackboard has the capability within the Grade Center for instructors to provide this information. Below are some resources and virtual training dates to assist faculty to learn how to work with the Grade Center in Blackboard.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-8833

    Eating Awareness Training available

    March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., HB208, Instructional Building; $20 or free with study participation
    Learn how to eat mindfully, healthy, and with pleasure. In this four-session workshop, we will address emotional and stress-eating, how to recognize hunger and fullness cues, and help you develop healthy relationship with food. Give up diets to learn intuitive eating.
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite


    University Libraries to host Copyright/Fair Use Workshop

    February 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ekstrom Library, Room 254; Free, open to the public
    Are you working on a project: paper, scholarly article, presentation, webpage, video, podcast, etc.? Do you know whether you are using copyrighted works appropriately (or lawfully) in that project? Would you like to consult with experts on copyright and fair use? In honor of the Association of Research Libraries’ Fair Use Week, the University Libraries will host a free, open workshop where you can drop in and ask us your burning questions about copyright.

    Additional Information: Sarah Frankel, 852-8788, website


    Partnership for a Green City Energy Tip 22 – Computers and Energy

    Turning down the brightness of the computer monitor (or any other monitor) saves energy. This is actually a good tip for users with laptops, netbooks, two screens and other mobile devices (including cell phones). It can also be helpful on desktop systems. It is enough to turn the brightness down to 50 percent, as you won’t get much benefit when you turn it down further. Save 50 percent on energy costs by using Energy Star computers, monitors, printers, and equipment.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Love pilates and yoga? Try PiYo at Get Healthy Now

    Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership, nonmembers $5
    PiYo: Combines the sculpting and core benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility benefits of Yoga.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Try Barre Basics at Get Healthy Now

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now; 
    Free with membership, nonmembers $5

    In Barre Basics you will use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. Focuses on isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.
    Additional information: Group fitness schedulewebsiteemail, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    March 1, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium
    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to have Peter Hedera, MD, PhD from Vanderbilt University to present “Genetics of Essential Tremor” on Thursday, March 1 at 8 a.m. in the Baxter Building Auditorium (lower level). Watch live on the web and receive CME credit here.


    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    February 28, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
    Join us as Bradford G. Hill, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Institute of Molecular Cardiology, Diabetes and Obesity Center, University of Louisville, presents, “Glucose Metabolism-Mediated Remodeling of the Heart.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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