January 10, 2017 Announcements


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    World War II and the postwar era brought major changes to the University of Louisville. Shortly after the war, a movement began to close the all-black Louisville Municipal College and desegregate the university on all levels. This was accomplished in 1950 and 1951.



    Ann Herd, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, was named the 2017 Nystrand-Offutt Scholar by the Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education. She was selected for her proposal, “Veterans’ and Employers’ Perspectives on Military Transitioning Experiences.” 




    Registration open for Spring Optimal Aging Lecture Series

    February 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., UofL Alumni Club, 200 E Brandeis Ave., $25
    Louisville is a healthcare hub and age-friendly city, yet many older adults struggle to access the programs, service, and supports they need to maintain their quality of life. You are invited to a special luncheon discussion, led by Barbara Gordon, MA, on how we can creatively collaborate with each other to revive and strengthen these supports for an uncertain future.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Openings remain to attend Delphi U Online Spring 2017

    February 6 through April 9, online; Free
    Openings remain for the Spring offering of Delphi U Online – register now. Throughout the eight weeks (this time frame reflects a week off for Spring Break) participants will learn two primary concepts: first, what it is like to be an online learner, and second, how to effectively teach online. This course is made up of eight separate modules that are covered one week at a time.
    Additional Information: Deb Hatfield, website, 852-0412


    Winter Warm Up coat drive

    Now through Jan. 20; Drop-off: SAC W310
    Don’t throw away your old coats this winter. Instead donate them to refugees in need. The Engage Lead Serve Board is hosting a coat drive to benefit Kentucky Refugee Ministries. The coats will go directly to KRM to distribute to participants who need them. Student Involvement Office (Student Activities Center, Room W310).
    Additional Information: Peggy Schnell


    Introduction to The Darwin Scholarship Programme

    January 17, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Free

    The Department of Urban and Public Affairs and the International Center for Compassionate Organizations present a special free multi-media event with Professor Patrick Pietroni, DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCGP, MFPH of the United Kingdom’s Darwin Centre Trust. Pietroni will introduce the Darwin Scholarship, an award program to support postgraduate study at a selection of international universities affiliated with the Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion. He will also discuss the scope and vision of the DIISC and open the discourse regarding compassion in our current geopolitical turbulence. The Darwin Scholarship Programme will initially provide funding for PhD students to study the role and relevance of compassion, cooperation, and altruism in the context of their particular disciplines.

    Additional Information: Tony Belak, 852-1713



    First Bioengineering Department Spring 2017 seminar

    Jan. 11, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
    Shizuka Uchida, PhD, associate professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Innovative Institute at the University of Louisville, will present, “Building of bioinformatics tools and validating their performance with biological experiments.” To assist researchers working with lncRNAs, we have developed a number of bioinformatics tools to analyze RNAs-seq data and to categorize the analyzed data in the forms of knowledge databases.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford 


    CGeMM Seminar

    Feb. 10, noon, Baxter II, 038

    Dr. Emily Powell, H. Piwnica-Worms Lab, Exp Radiation Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, will speak on “P53 Deficiency Enhances Metastatic Potential of Triple Negative Breast Cancer by Promoting Growth in Primary and Metastatic Sites.”


    CRAFT Seminar Series

    Jan. 11, noon to 1 p.m., CTRB, Room 123, HSC
    Nathan Vanderford, PhD, MBA, assistant director for Research at the University of Kentucky, presents his talk, “Preparing for the Realities of the PhD job Market.” Lunch will be provided by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    Additional Information: Katie Hasper  


    Explore new methods to improve research assignment design and pedagogy

    January 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Delphi Center (Ekstrom Library #244)
    Numerous studies indicate that students across disciplines struggle with nearly every aspect of the research process, from developing viable and compelling research questions to finding and evaluating appropriate information and data sources. This session will give guidance to instructors and introduce them to tools they can adopt or adapt to engage students in an authentic process of inquiry and discovery.
    Additional Information: Website



    Children ages 3-12 needed for Thinking and Learning study

    Davidson Hall; IRB 14.0053
    The UofL KID lab is investigating how children of different ages think about information, people, and objects. Participation involves a visit of 30 minutes or less to the lab on the Belknap campus. Children receive t-shirts and other prizes for participating.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-0718


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    January 11, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Sri Prakash L. Mokshagundam, MD, UofL associate professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “The Liver and Diabetes: An Update.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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