Jan. 15, 2014 Announcements


    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    Grand Rounds

    1.) Medicine

    8 a.m. Jan. 16, auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building

    Join us for Medicine Grand Rounds featuring Thomas L. Abell, MD, professor of medicine and Arthur M. Schoen, MD, chair in gastroenterology at UofL. Abell will present “Overview of Gastrointestinal Electrical Stimulation (GES) for Clinical Disorders,” focusing on the history, clinical uses, methods of measurement of effects, mechanism of action and future uses of GES. For more information, please contact Jason Puckett at 852-1825.

    Health and Wellness

    2.) GHN Employee Appreciation Event

    Jan. 15, Belknap Campus; Jan. 22, Health Sciences Center; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Locations: Seasons Salad Bar, Swain Student Activities Center, Belknap; City Cafe, Kornhauser Library Building, HSC

    Free to UofL employees, retirees and spouse/qualifying adult

    Kick off the New Year at GHN’s Employee Appreciation Event. Learn tips and tricks for flourishing in the New Year. Be one of the first to know about 2014 GHN wellness programs and our new mark. To celebrate 2014, every 14th person at the event will earn a free T-shirt. Register via Eventbrite (Belknap) or (HSC), and save 25 percent off your qualifying lunch purchase. Bring a UofL colleague and let’s celebrate a great year ahead. Learn more here.  Email ghn@louisville.edu or call 852-7755.

    3.) Correction: Are you caring for a loved one? We can help.

    Noon to 12:45 p.m., begins Jan 21 through October, third Tuesdays, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

    Free to UofL employees, retirees and their spouses/qualifying adults

    Get Healthy Now and Great Places to Work Initiative’s Work-Life Balance Committee are launching a new series to help employees who are caring for a child, grandchild, parent, spouse, relative or friend. The 10-month Caregiving Series is designed to assist those with caregiving responsibilities by providing access to important resources, inspiring group support and promoting self-care. Join us Jan. 21 at noon for “Navigating the Needs: Caregiving and a System of Support.” View more details and the full schedule hereEmail us or call Stephanie Weldy at 852-6549.

    Information Technology

    4.) Donate blood at IT’s Bleeding Edge of Technology blood drive

    10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jan. 22, Bigelow Hall, Miller IT Center, Belknap Campus


    Please make plans to donate much-needed blood at IT’s annual Bleeding Edge of Technology blood drive. A “We Challenge U” T-shirt and pizza will be available to donors while supplies last. The need is constant, and the gratification is instant. To register, please click the following link: Schedule a new appointment or contactVictoria Harpe at 852-4308.


    5.) Cultural Center Heritage Month calendar: Submit your events for Black History Month

    The Cultural Center is requesting departments, units and student organizations to submit events to be featured on our new Heritage Month calendar. We will feature events for Black History Month beginning in February. Send event details and contact information to Cultural Center no later than Wednesday, Jan. 29.

    Additional Information: Leondra Gully, 852-0231.

    6.) University Libraries Robotic Retrieval System will be out of service Jan. 21

    The University Libraries Robotic Retrieval System located in the Ekstrom Library will undergo quarterly preventive maintenance beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 23. Items requested from the RRS may be delayed or slow because of the maintenance. Items that are delayed will be available that evening or the following morning.

    Additional Information: Alice Abbott-Moore, 852-7621.

    7.) Deadline approaching for bioethics and medical humanities-focused degree

    Interested in medical ethics or medical humanities? Do you teach students who might go on to work in health care or related fields? Then you should consider getting a Master of Arts focused on Bioethics and Medical Humanities. Contact us to learn more and see if this degree would be a good use of your tuition benefit. The first deadline to apply for fall is Feb. 15.

    Additional Information: Andrea Sinclair, 852-6501.

    8.) Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

    The SROP provides UofL undergraduate students who would like to know more about graduate-level education at the university, with a 10-week research-intensive experience in a department that offers graduate degrees. Mentors will provide students with individualized research projects. All UofL departments with graduate programs will be supported. Preferred students will be in their sophomore or junior year of study. Deadline is March 3.

    9.) Louisville Soccer Winter Skills Academy

    9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 1, Trager Football Complex


    Camp is for any and all female athletes 10 to 14 years of age.

    Additional Information: Jing Hughley, Women’s Soccer director of operations, 852-7547. Online registration.

    Professional Development

    10.) Listen like a Leader: Essentials of Dynamic Listening

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus

    $174.50 for UofL employees

    Dynamic listening is one of the key traits of highly effective leaders. However, most of us listen with only 30 percent effectiveness. Fortunately, dynamic listening is a skill that can be developed with training and practice. Start becoming a more effective and influential listener through the insights provided in this essential seminar. You will learn how to use dynamic listening to build support for your ideas and vision, overcome barriers to effective listening and more. Registerhere.

    11.) Brain Boosters for Success

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29 Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus

    $174.50 for UofL employees

    “How to Expand Your Ability to Think, Learn, Concentrate, and Remember.” Today’s leaders face overwhelming levels of changing responsibilities, new technology and new processes, which results in information overload. It comes down to understanding how to use our brains more efficiently. Take time for one of the most enjoyable and valuable seminars and learn skills critical to surviving and thriving in the workplace of the future. The instructor will be Virginia Denny, director of professional development. Register here.

    12.) PLAN: Schedule of professional development workshops for graduate students

    PLAN is a framework for professional development featuring free workshops for graduate students. The workshops are as follows: “Time Management” 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Jan. 15, Room 105, Houchens Building; “Savvy Saving and Spending” 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Jan. 16, Room 105, Houchens Building. Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.


    13.) Great Places to Work to host ‘Organization 101’ brown bag luncheon

    Noon Jan. 30, Room 103A, Human Resources


    Great Places to Work’s Work-Life Balance subcommittee invites you to our first brown bag luncheon of 2014. Do you struggle to get dinner on the table each night? Is it frustrating trying to coordinate family schedules? Are you overwhelmed just trying to get out the door in the morning? Bring your lunch and join your colleagues in a discussion about how to get organized so you can meet the demands of everyday life.

    Additional Information: Courtney Abboud.

    14.) Pharmacology and Toxicology seminar

    Noon Jan. 16, Knoefel Conference Room 1302, Research Tower


    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents “The Role of the Nucleolus in Neurodegeneration,”a Master of Science defense/doctoral proposal defense by Justin Hallgren.

    Additional Information: Tracey Pender, 852-6255.

    15.) Microbiology and Immunology seminar

    Noon Jan. 16, Room 038, Baxter II Research Building, Health Sciences Center

    Free, public

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series and the Center for Predictive Medicine present “Chromosomal tethering and integration of Murine Leukemia Virus,” by Monica Roth, PhD; professor, Department of Pharmacology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University.

    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.


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