January 17, 2017 Announcements


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    Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017





    For the third year, UofL’s Cultural Center is commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy with a weeklong schedule of events and programs. The goal of MLK Week is to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King “with an inclusive campus and local community tribute that highlights equality and social justice issues.” Last year, there were more than 100 participants at events held during the week, and more than 150 participants at the MLK Day of Service, sponsored by the UofL Office of Student Involvement.



    Kristen Lucas, associate professor of management and communication in the College of Business, published an article about the college’s business communication curriculum in the January/February 2017 issue of BizEd magazine. The piece, “Toward Better Business Communication,” describes the development and advantages of the curriculum, which focuses on five core competencies of business communication.



    UofL Today with Mark Hebert

    WHAS-TV, Great Day Live

    Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Segments can be found on YouTube. WHAS-TV and WLKY-TV also run the UofL stories in their Monday afternoon and Saturday morning newscasts, respectively.
    The Monday, Jan. 16 program featured Speed School of Engineering students who participated in a competition with robots they built but can’t control. 


    Radio Show

    Airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM TheVille; replayed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Podcasts of all radio programs can be found on SoundCloud.
    The Monday, Jan. 16 episode featured Jake Gross and Casey George-Jackson from CEHD. They have started a Center for Economic Education aimed at giving middle and high school teachers the tools to teach finances and economics. Also, pediatrician Dr. Heather Felton is a proponent of New Year’s resolutions for children
    Tuesday, Jan. 17: Dr. Mike Smith and Dr. Heather Felton from UofL Pediatrics discuss the overprescribing of antibiotics for children; Sunshine Rote from Kent School of Social Work explains her study of the problems Latinos with dementia face in the U.S.


    Metro TV and KET KY – The Kentucky Channel

    (Metro TV – Ch. 99 on UVerse, Ch. 25 on TWC): Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30, Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 p.m. (KET KY – Ch. 192 on TWC, other channels): Thursdays at 5 p.m. Metro TV shows can be found on YouTube 
    This week: Sharolyn Pepper from international student services discusses UofL’s international students along with Richa Singhal who is a PhD student from India. Jelani Kerr from School of Public Health and Information Sciences talks about his study of the link between drug policy and HIV rates in African Americans



    Starbucks opens in Ekstrom Library on January 17

    Starbucks will open in UofL’s Ekstrom Library on Tuesday, January 17. The full-service café will be located on the west side 3rd Street entrance. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays: 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.


    The winter issue of Student Affairs’ Vibrations is now available

    Read about the 40th Celebration of Student Affairs, TRIO Student Support Services Graduation Rate, SAC Construction, the Citrus Bowl Service Trip, and more. The issue is available online.


    Electronic Access to the DSM-5 Library is now available through UofL Libraries

    University Libraries now offer online access to the DSM-5 Library through the American Psychiatric Association. This package also includes 14 additional e-books, 5-plus Study Guides, and patient education resources. You can view the DSM-5 online
    Additional Information: Website


    Blockchain technologies: Greetings from the Peak of Inflated Expectations (presentation)

    Jan. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m., (reception, 3-3:30 p.m.) Duthie Room 117
    Blockchain Technologies are maturing at a rapid rate and the potential is attracting significant interest across multiple industries. This presentation paints the picture on why Blockchain is an opportunity for software engineers. Kyle Culver, a UofL grad who now works for Humana, will discuss what “Blockchain” is, the current state and potential applications within the financial and healthcare space.
    Additional Information: Baylee Pulliam, 852-8440


    Reminder: Welcome Week 2017 event request

    First Year Initiatives is planning for Welcome Week 2017 (Aug. 16-20). If your office/organization would like to host an event during Welcome Week, complete the Interest Form by February 10. We will do our best to accommodate as many requests as we can, as we build an overall event flow which is intentional and strategic. Form available online
    Additional Information: Shelley Tewell


    Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

    March 1
    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. Students should be, preferably, in their sophomore or junior year of study. The deadline is March 1, 2017.
    Additional Information: Website


    MPH Prospective Student Information Sessions available

    February 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, HSC; Free lunch with RSVP
    Learn more about the Master of Public Health (MPH) through two February on-campus sessions or a virtual information session in March. Reserve your space today.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-6263


    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



    CPM Seminar Series

    January 18, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, Center for Translational Research Building, HSC Campus
    The Center for Predictive Medicine presents “Cytoplasmic Sindbis Virus Capsid: vRNA Interactions-a Novel Virulence Determinant” by Kevin Sokoloski, PhD, assistant professor, UofL Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Open to HSC Faculty, Staff and Students. Pizza and Drinks provided. Limited Seating.
    Additional Information: Cathy St. Clair 



    2017 (Spring) Internal Grants Program deadline is March 27, 5 p.m.

    March 27, 5 p.m.
    The Office of the EVPRI is accepting applications for the Internal Grants Program. The Internal Grants Program (Research I, Research II and URG) aims to assist faculty in new highly productive research projects. All grant categories are open to full-time faculty. Information and applications forms are available online


    Faculty: Learn tips to make your classroom more welcoming to LGBTQ students

    January 18, 12-1 p.m. (lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.); Note special location: Ekstrom Library Room #254
    In a changing world where what it means to be LGBTQ is shifting, how do we make sure our classrooms are still welcoming and inclusive? Sometimes small shifts can send a powerful message, whether it’s the way you manage introductions on the first day or how you handle a homophobic comment during a classroom discussion. In this session, we will discuss what LGBTQ students are looking for as signs of safety and some easy-to-implement changes that will maximize their experience in your course.
    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Go with the flow with Power Vinyasa

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Power Vinyasa is a powerful, energetic form of yoga designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body through flowing sequences while connecting your breathing with your movements. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, and cardio to build your physical and mental stamina. Modifications provided for all fitness levels. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Relax and take a moment of mindfulness

    Tuesdays, 5:30-5:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for UofL employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA
    Participate in Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present. Drop in for a free evening session; no preregistration required.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Strengthen your core with Pilates

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:10-1 p.m.; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited classes/semester
    This class will help strengthen your core, sculpt your body and burn calories by using weights, balls, bands, gliding discs and even your own bodyweight as resistance. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. First class is always free.
    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Join Get Healthy Now’s Walk and Run Club

    Starts January 19; Thursdays, 5:15-6 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members
    Are you training for the Triple Crown or Kentucky Derby Festival Mini/Marathon? Register for our all-levels walk and run group to log your miles with friends and fellow GHN members. Register today.

    Additional Information: Group fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Stock your pantry with plant-based protein

    Gearing up to go meatless on Mondays? Keep your kitchen and pantry stocked with plant-based foods that are rich in protein and flavor. When folks start eating meatless once a week, many wonder where they can get enough protein to stay healthy. Plants are full of protein, and with just a little planning you can get all the nutrients you need from plant-based foods.

    Additional Information: Meatless Monday article, Get Healthy Now Facebook Page, Get Healthy Now website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    January 18, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Carolyn M. Klinge, PhD, UofL Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, presents, “Nuclear Respiratory Factor-1, Bioenergetics, and miR-29b-1/a in Breast Cancer Cells.”

    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237



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