Wednesday, January 10, 2018
DID YOU KNOW
The University Libraries is now able to provide access to the full digital version of the historic Courier-Journal (1830-2000) via its website. Through cost-efficiencies, the Libraries has also been able to maintain, or in some cases expand, the digital and print recourse offered to patrons, and the University has restored funding for Elsevier’s Science Direct platform.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Dennis K. Sullivan, assistant director of UofL’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety, has been appointed by Governor Bevin to the Kentucky Wireless Interoperability Executive Committee. The committee was created to address communications interoperability, a homeland security issue critical to the ability of first responders to communicate with each other by radio. The committee advises and makes recommendations regarding strategic wireless initiatives to achieve public safety voice and data communications interoperability.
Admission free for UofL students for Thursday’s Women’s Basketball game
Thursday, 7 p.m., KFC Yum! Center
No. 2 Notre Dame visits No. 3 UofL Women’s Basketball Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center. UofL is currently 18-0, which is the best start in program history. Admission is free for students with a valid UofL student ID. A UofL student ticket raffle will be held during the game for tickets to Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour. The game will also recognize raiseRED student night.
University Writing Center open
The Writing Center serves all UofL faculty, staff, and students. Our individual consultations provide feedback on any type of writing at any point in the writing process. Invite us to your classes or meetings for a brief introduction to our services or customized workshop. Visit our website to schedule appointments, see the writing group schedules, browse our resources, and request class visits.
Women’s Center seeks calendar submissions for Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. The Women’s Center will publish a calendar of events for March and would like to include your event or program concerning women’s issues. Submit your information online by February 2 or send your information via email or by contacting Phyllis Webb.
Additional Information: Website
New Employee Orientation Inclement Weather Policy
Does your department have any new employees starting the next few months? This winter make sure you familiarize yourself with our inclement weather policy for our New Employee Orientation (NEO) that is typically held every Monday in Human Resources.
Additional Information: Website
Memorial Service for Darla Frazier
The campus community is invited to a memorial service on Friday, January 12, in honor of Darla Frazier, administrative associate for the Cultural Center, who passed away after a battle with cancer. Join us as we celebrate her life and legacy at the University of Louisville.
Additional Information: Leondra Gully or Diane Whitlock
Free bowling night for graduate students
January 19, 9-11 p.m., Executive Strike and Spare, 911 Phillips Lane, Louisville, 40209; Free for graduate students
Free night of bowling for graduate students. Light snacks provided. Feel free to bring a guest or two, but just make sure to have your UofL student ID to present at the door.
Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht
Phi Delta Epsilon Red Barn Social
January 18, 6-8 p.m., Red Barn
Pre-med? Interested in joining an organization full of like-minded individuals? Come to PhiDE’s Red Barn Social and meet current members, learn more about the organization, and eat free food. Attendance is mandatory to obtain an interview spot.
Additional Information: 775-771-9641
Nominate outstanding students to be Peer Advisors
Applications due February 9
The College of Arts & Sciences is recruiting Peer Advisors for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you know of a student who would be great at mentoring incoming Cardinals, please consider nominating them for this important role. Forms available online.
Additional Information: Michelle Henderson
UofL I-Corps Site funding: Deadline is one week away
Do customers need your innovation? Let the UofL-NSF I-Corps Site program help with the discovery and commercialization of STEM innovations. Inventors and researchers partner with entrepreneurial mentors to develop a strategy to get innovative products to market. Awards are up to $2,500 per team. The program is open to all UofL faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Applications are due by January 17, 2018. Applications are available online.
Additional Information: Website, email
UofL MLK Week events kick off Jan. 15
January 15, various times and locations
UofL MLK Week is an annual week-long series of events that honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and educate the UofL campus and community on the importance of actualizing Dr. King’s ideals of social justice, non-violence, education, and service. Featured events this year include the annual Day of Service, Theatre Arts Program, Civil Rights Bus Tour, film screening of “American Experience: Freedom Riders”, MLK Art Showcase and Wall Signing. Details available online.
Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228
Registration open for MLK Week Civil Rights Tour
January 16, 12-2 p.m., Departure from Cultural Center, Belknap Campus
The City of Louisville was an active site during the historic Civil Rights Movement, and continues to be a hub for social justice movements today. Join this free bus tour to explore the Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail. Register online.
Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228, website
Call for abstracts for graduate student research conference
Graduate students are invited to present their research at the Graduate Student Regional Research Conference at the University of Louisville, March 2-3, 2018. Abstract submissions are now open for students who wish to present an oral talk, poster presentation, or compete in the 3-minute thesis competition. The abstract deadline is January 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht, website
Volunteers sought to help restore tree canopy in Old Louisville
New date: Jan. 20 (moved due to weather), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., gather at Gather at 6th Street & Oak Street
Our Old Louisville neighbors request help from UofL students, faculty and staff at tree plantings January through April. The O.L. Neighborhood Council invites you to five separate volunteer days to plant 139 shady street trees. The first opportunity is Jan. 20 starting at 6th and Oak to plant 18 trees along 6th Street and 4 trees on Garvin Place. If rain, snow, or ground conditions prevent planting, we will reschedule the following week. Tools and gloves provided along with coffee, hot chocolate, breakfast and lunch.
Additional Information: Email, 635-5244
Training and Workshops
K-PIRC 2017 Professional Development Series ‘Writing Winning Grant Proposals’
January 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cardiovascular Innovation Institute;
Free, registration required
This seminar comprehensively addresses both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the proposal-writing process. Rather than offer what is typically presented (little more than how to fill out forms and conform to instructions) this proposal-writing seminar emphasizes idea development, how to write for reviewers and tips and strategies: Grantsmanship. Registration required and will close Friday, January 26, 2018.
Additional Information: Jackie Perry, website
UofL Kentucky Author Forum presents David Frum, author of ‘Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic’
Jan. 31, The Kentucky Center, 501 West Main St.
A set number of $5 discount interview tickets are available to UofL students, faculty and staff (UofL photo ID required) at The Kentucky Center Box Office or Drive-Through. Ticket price includes a 5 p.m. Brown-Forman wine and cheese, with Carmichael’s book sale in the lobby of The Kentucky Center; 6 p.m. interview; and 7 p.m. Q&A with audience. David Frum is senior editor at The Atlantic and the author of nine books. In 2001-2002, he served as speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush. Trumpocracy, which will be published in January, builds on Frum’s March 2017 “How to Build an Autocracy” column in The Atlantic, explaining how Donald Trump has undermined America’s most important institutions, and how his actions will reverberate in America’s future. Interviewer is David Jolly, former U. S. Representative (R-FL).
Additional Information: KET website, 502-584-7777
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Samantha Morrissey
January 11, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents a Student Research Presentation by Samantha Morrissey, “The Role of Tumor-Derived Exosomes in the Formation of a Pre-metastatic Niche in Cancer.” Morrissey is a PhD Candidate in the lab of Dr. Jun Yan.
Additional Information: Lisa Hagan
HSC Research Forum
January 16, 12-1 p.m., Clinical & Translational Research Building, Room 101/102
The HSC Research Forum will feature talks by Nancy Tierney, Dr. Jon Klein, Drs. Sanjay Srivastava & Aruni Bhatnagar, Dr. Kevyn Merten, Dr. Janice Sullivan, and Dr. Craig McClain. The topics will cover Research Space Report, Upcoming grant writing workshop, Jewish Heritage Foundation, iRIS, Research Strategic Planning, Newest NIH updates, HSC Resources, and Research Program/Core Highlights: Diabetes & Obesity Center.
Additional Information: Email, 852-7794
Health and Wellness
Get Healthy Now Walk & Run Club is back
Introductory session: Monday, Jan. 22nd; Mondays 5:15 p.m. Jan. 29 – April 23; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Get Healthy Now’s Walk & Run Club can help you achieve your walking, running, and fitness goals. Whether it’s training for a personal best in an upcoming race or keeping up with the kids on weekends, we want you to get the most out of your walking/running. Our Walk & Run Club welcomes all levels and abilities. Receive tips and pointers on how to reach your potential as a walker/runner. Registration required.
Additional Information: Email, 852-7755
Get Healthy Now’s Fit in 30! class
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 p.m.; Thursdays 6:30 a.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership
Fit in 30! Power up your mornings or lunchtime routine with an energizing, whole body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all levels.
Additional Information: Fitness schedule, email, 852-7755
Get your fill of cardio with Get Healthy Now
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now; Free with membership
Get Healthy Now’s new Cardio+ class consists of every type of cardio the instructor throws at you – cycling, treadmill, track workout, walk in the park, etc. Good for beginners through advanced levels.
Additional Information: Fitness schedule, email, 852-7755
Grand Rounds ‘Nutritional Psychiatry: Are we stepping up to the plate?’
January 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium Basement
Hassan Khidr, MBBS, PGY-4, will present “Nutritional psychiatry: Are we stepping up to the plate?”
Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell, 502-588-4865
Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
January 10, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center, 16th floor, Great Halls I & II
Join us for guest speaker, Henry Sadlo, MD, FACC, assistant professor of Medicine; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine – University of Louisville School of Medicine. Sadlo will present “Preventive Cardiology: The Value of Coronary Calcium Scanning.”
Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162, website
Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Craig McClain
January 11, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
Medicine Grand Rounds features Craig J. McClain, MD, Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Chief of Research Affairs, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and Associate VP for Health Affairs/Research/Translational Research at UofL. McClain will present “Malnutrition and Nutrition Support in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis (AH) and Cirrhosis,” focusing on the prevalence, implications, causes, assessment of malnutrition, and nutrition support in AH/Cirrhosis.
Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825
QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS
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