January 19, 2017 Announcements


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    The UofL Depression Center, a charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, provides an interdisciplinary approach to depression treatment through clinical services, research and community and professional education.



    The Logistics and Distribution Institute’s graduate research assistant, Luis Cardona, has had a paper published titled, “Maximizing Space Utilization with Variable Slot Heights.” The goal is to highlight development of new models to help both private and public sectors cope with dramatic changes taking place in the logistics and distribution industry. For example, the paper proposes the use of racks with multiple slot types that accommodate better the varying pallet heights and maximize the loss of vertical space.




    2016 W-2 Tax Forms available soon

    Your 2016 W-2 tax forms will soon be available. If you have previously consented to receive your tax forms electronically, it will be available online after noon on Friday, January 20, 2017. You have until midnight on January 19, 2017 to choose electronic delivery if you would like and have not already done so. If you do not elect the electronic version, a paper W-2 will be printed between January 20-23, 2017 and mailed within 48 hours. More information is available online.


    White Allies for Racial Justice meeting scheduled

    January 24, 3-4 p.m., Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room
    A new group of white allies for racial justice is forming on campus. We have invited representatives from Louisville Standing Up for Racial Justice and UofL Students SURJ to talk about their work, and we will discuss how to most effectively connect with these groups. All are welcome.
    Additional Information: David Owen, Anne Braden Institute, 852-6142


    Training and Workshops

    Research methods to understand middle grade readers’ semiotic awareness

    January 20, 2-3:30 p.m., Bingham Humanities Building, Room 300, Belknap Campus
    Please 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


    HSC Research Office & University Writing Center hosting Grant & Manuscript Writing and Editing Session

    January 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Clinical and Translational Research Bldg., Room 123
    This session is targeted to students, post-docs, research staff, and faculty in the sciences that are submitting a grant or manuscript and need help with writing or editing their piece. This is a drop-in format and no appointments are needed.
    Additional Information: 852-2553, email


    Active Shooter Training today

    January 19, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus; free
    We hope we never encounter an active shooter situation on our campus, but we know preparation and planning can help reduce the negative impacts in case such an event occurs. Please join us in the for our Active Shooter Training where we will discuss how you can respond, developing the Survival Mindset, and what you can expect from law enforcement officers
    Additional Information: Email, website



    February edition of The Optimal Aging Lecture Series

    February 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., UofL Alumni Club; $25
    Join us on February 8 for a discussion on “Access to Community-Based Services: Challenges and Opportunities.” We will express new ideas on how to creatively collaborate with each other to strengthen and revive age-related supports in an uncertain future. This lecture will be presented by Barbara Gordon, MA.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-5629


    Mathematics Colloquium Series

    January 20, 2-3 p.m., Room 333, Natural Sciences
    Garrett Otto continues the Mathematics Colloquium Series with a talk “Spatially localized equilibrium solutions in integro-difference equations exhibiting Allee and over-compensation effects.” Such equations are used in population ecology to model seasonal species that undergo synchronized reproduction, followed by a spatial dispersion. The existence of spatially localized equilibriums when Allee and over-compensation effects are combined is constructively demonstrated. Refreshments follow.
    Additional Information: Professor Gung-Min Gie


    Chemistry Seminar this week

    January 20, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Gerhard Koenig, PhD, Max-Planck-Institute, Germany, will present “Accurate free energy predictions for chemistry based on multi-scale simulations.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798



    Faculty: Bring your students to the TILL

    Apply to teach in the Teaching Innovation Learning Lab (TILL) Classroom this semester. You’ll have the opportunity to design and study innovative teaching in this technology-enabled active learning space. To maximize the benefits of this unique opportunity, three to four sessions are required.
    Additional Information: Apply online



    Green Tip: Take a seat at the Sustainability Roundtable

    January 20, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 135, Life Sciences, Belknap Campus
    Join us for our spring Roundtable series on alternate Fridays from Jan. 20 through April 14 at 11 a.m. in Life Sciences 135. We kick-off this Friday with Cate Fosl and Enid Trucios-Haynes on “Social Justice Consortium faculty fellowships.” Enjoy a 30-to-40-minute presentation followed by 20 to 30 minutes of open discussion about interdisciplinary collaboration. Dates are still available to share your research and ideas in sustainability: Feb. 17, March 3, April 14. Faculty, staff, students & practitioners from all disciplines welcome.
    Additional Information: Sustainability Scholars website; Daniel DeCaro


    Health and Wellness

    Mindfulness without the woo woo

    Thursdays, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, 4-5:15 p.m., Room 116, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd.; Free

    Decrease your stress and find more daily satisfaction with this evidence-based KORU workshop. The course is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of skills that calm and focus your mind and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling stressed or are just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome. Only a few spaces left.

    Additional Information: Register via email


    New: STRONG by Zumba at Get Healthy Now

    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Inspired by traditional Zumba, this High Intensity Interval Training class uses your own body weight as resistance to receive your desired muscle definition. STRONG by Zumba is an athletic, conditioning-style workout, driven by a unique musical experience. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Shoot some hoops at Get Healthy Now Wellness Center

    See Group Fitness Schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; free for members
    Basketballs are available for check out at the front desk during select times. Times subject to change. GHN Wellness Center Members Only.

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


    Get Healthy Now’s Workout of the Week

    Weekly, Mondays-Sundays; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    While our certified Health Fitness Specialists design the workout of the week (W.O.W.), you bring the power. Enjoy a self-guided, all-levels workout any time of the day, all week long. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, Facebook, websiteemail

    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    January 19, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium
    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, The Department of Neurology is pleased to announce that Kerri Remmel, MD, MPH, and Jignesh Shah, MD will present “Tele-Neurology” on Thursday at 8 a.m. in the Baxter Building Auditorium. More information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online.


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 20, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Katherine Pohlgeers, MD, UofL SoM Sports Medicine Fellow, will present, “The Big Toe: It’s Pretty Great.” She will review the anatomy of the great toe, discuss common pathology, and teach diagnostic approaches and treatment options. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Grand Rounds: Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health

    January 20, 1-2 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building-Basement Auditorium
    Dr. Jennifer Hamm will present, “The Greatest Healthcare System in the World?” She will review common social factors that contribute to healthcare disparities and inequities, some available resources in our own community that can help combat these disparities, and identify persistent gaps and how we can work together to help combat them.
    Additional Information: Crystal Menear, 502-561-7463


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    January 20, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Rolando M. Puno, MD., Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Louisville. Dr. Puno will lecture on “Spondylolisthesis”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website



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