January 12, 2017 Announcements


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    Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017





    This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Ohio River Valley’s deepest flood ever recorded. Some rarely seen memorabilia from the catastrophic flood of 1937, including photos, news clippings and diary entries, will be on display during University Libraries Archives and Special Collections’ “How High the Water Was: The Flood of ’37” exhibition, from Jan. 23 through June 2 in the lower level galleries of Ekstrom Library. 



    Dr. Jacek Zurada, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, went on record last December as Google Scholar, the citation search engine flagged a distinctive mark of 10,000 citations found to his published research. Zurada has authored several textbooks and more than 380 refereed publications in computational intelligence, machine learning for classification and feature extraction and image/signal processing. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and served as 2014 IEEE VP-Technical Activities, and as chair of IEEE Periodicals Committee, and Periodicals Review Committee in 2010-13.




    UofL Today will not publish on MLK Day

    There will not be a Monday, Jan. 16 edition of UofL Today due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. All submissions received after deadline (noon) on Thursday, Jan. 12, will appear in the Tuesday, Jan. 17 email.

    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    Free Screening: Angela Davis: Freedom is a Constant Struggle

    January 17, 5-7 p.m., Floyd Theatre, SAC, Belknap; Free
    The UofL Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research will have a viewing party of the professionally filmed 10th annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture, featuring Angela Davis. Angela Davis, one of the nation’s leading scholar-activists, spoke on campus about, “Freedom is a Constant Struggle,” to a full house in November, and hundreds had to be turned away. If you were one of those, we especially encourage you to come hear her talk. Tickets are required.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Women’s Center seeks calendar submissions for Women’s History Month

    March is Women’s History Month. The Women Center will publish a calendar of events for March and would like to include your event or program concerning women’s issues. Interested? Submit your information online by February 3, or send your information via email.
    Additional information: Phyllis M. Webb, 852-8976


    Viewing of James Redford’s film, ‘Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’

    Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m., Norton Orthopedic Hand Center conference room, 9880 Angies Way; Free
    This viewing will be followed by a panel discussion, with panelists Dr. Amber Pendleton, UofL Peds; Dr. Erin Frazier, NMG Peds; Jennifer Bobo, LCSW; and Ron Oliver, NHC Mission and Outreach. Register online
    Additional Information: Julia Mitchell


    Introduction to The Darwin Scholarship Programme

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

    The University of Louisville 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


    Training and Workshops

    Workshop: Research Methods to Understand Middle Grades Readers’ Semiotic Awareness

    January 20, 2-3:30 p.m., Bingham Humanities Room 300
    Join the Discourse and Semiotics Workshop for its first event of the semester. Dr. Kathryn Whitmore and Dr. James Chisholm of the College of Education & Human Development will invite participants to engage with research methods they created to understand how middle grades readers learned about the Holocaust and Anne Frank’s diary through the arts. In their multi-year study, they employed digital photographic and videographic techniques to freeze multimodal co-constructions of texts.
    Additional Information: Email



    LGBT Health Certificate Series: Treatment of the Transgender Dental Patient/Gender Affirming Seminar with Dr. Anne Koch

    January 17, noon to 1 p.m., Kornhauser Health Sciences Auditorium, 500 S. Preston St.
    The purpose of this presentation is to educate the health science community about the medical and psychological needs of transgender individuals. Koch will talk about gender affirming surgery, creating a welcoming office environment, and surgical options for both FtM and MtF patients. As a member of the health care community as well as a transwoman, Koch will provide an engaging conversation about her experiences.
    Additional Information: Chaz Briscoe, 852-2109, website


    Brown & Williamson Spring Seminar Series

    January 13, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    A. Eugene DePrince III, PhD, Florida State University, will present, “Quantum chemistry without wave functions.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798



    Dr. Tom Angelo to give lunchtime presentation for HSC faculty on giving effective student feedback

    February 9, 12-1:30 p.m., lunch to be served at 11:30 a.m., School of Medicine B Instructional Building, Room 115
    Dr. Tom Angelo, clinical professor of educational innovation and research and director of educator development in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present research findings on giving effective student feedback, along with simple, practical, time-saving strategies for improving the odds that our feedback is read/heard, understood, valued, and used in the classroom, clinic, and at the bedside.
    Additional Information: Register online

    Faculty: Apply to be a part of the 2017 Green Threads cohort

    Want to integrate themes of ecological, social and economic stewardship and resilience into your courses? The Sustainability Council invites full/part-time faculty and GTA Academy members from ANY discipline to apply for the April 21 Green Threads workshop. We’ll explore ways to embed sustainability in your curriculum. You’ll earn a $500 honorarium, course development resources, info on local sustainability issues and an interdisciplinary collegial network. Apply by March 22 with Chair’s approval.
    Additional Information: Website



    Green Tip: Come Grow with us during Spring Greenhouse Gardening Workdays

    Every Monday from Jan. 16-April 24, 1-2 p.m., Garden Commons, Cultural Center, Belknap Campus; Free
    Did you know that UofL has on-campus organic gardens and a greenhouse and aquaponics system where you can experience the thrill of turning tiny seeds into an abundance of fresh, free, hyper-local food year-round? Staff and students are welcome to get involved and faculty can use the gardens as sustainability teaching tools. No experience necessary. Tools and gloves provided.
    Additional Information: Ellie Miller, 502-758-3834, Garden Commons FacebookCampus Gardens website


    Health and Wellness

    Get Healthy Wellness Center closed for MLK Day

    The GHN Wellness Center will be closed Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Fit ‘Fit in 30!’ in your busy schedule

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Power up your morning or lunchtime routine with an energizing, full body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Make a splash with Get Healthy Now’s water fitness

    January 10-April 20, 12-12:45 p.m., Natatorium, Belknap Campus; Free
    Are you looking for a form of exercise that is easy on the joints and big on fun? Join Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness class for the 2017 Spring semester. The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, joint pain relief and much more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not). Register today.
    Additional Information: Registration, website, email, 852-7755


    Burn calories with Get Healthy Now’s Boot Camp

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for members
    Boot Camp is a fun and high-intensity interval training workout that incorporates strength, cardio and sport movements. This class is designed for maximum calorie burn and to challenge your mind and body. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Saturday group fitness classes

    Saturdays, times vary, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for members
    Your workout routine shouldn’t end on the weekends. Get Healthy Now offers group fitness classes on Saturdays.  Join us for Weekend Kick Start and Yoga classes (Specialty Class price). Suitable for all levels.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 13, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Sara Multerer, associate director: Pediatric Residency Program, UofL, will present, “A QI Carol: The Past, Present, and Future of Resident Training in QI and Safety.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499



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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.