January 26, 2017 Announcements


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    Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017





    Thanks to a pledge of $1.05 million throughout five years from the GSG III Foundation Inc., the UofL School of Medicine will create the Gibbs Lung Research Program at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute. The program will use research and existing partnerships at CII to develop improved methods for studying diseased lungs and to explore new treatments for inflammatory lung disease.



    Kathleen Hoye, director of the Family Business Center in the UofL College of Business, recently earned two professional certificates that will enhance the center’s ability to provide effective community outreach and services to the business community. Hoye was awarded the Family Firm Institute Global Education Network Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising and the FFI GEN Certificate in Family Wealth Advising.




    UofL Campus Store ribbon cutting is 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30

    Join UofL officials and Follett Higher Education Group for the grand opening of the UofL Campus Store. Officials will complete the ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Monday Jan. 30 in the store, located in the SAC on the Floyd Street side. The grand opening celebration continues throughout the week with giveaways and more.
    Additional information: Campus Store website and Facebook


    Final day of Money Smart Week at the Ekstrom Library

    January 26, 12-4 p.m., Ekstrom Library; Free
    Today’s free, Money Smart Week financial literacy sessions at the library include: one-on-one financial counseling sessions, 1-4 p.m.; UofL Financial Aid, 1-1:30 p.m.; Budget 101, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; RSO opportunities with Commonwealth Credit Union, 2:30-3 p.m.; and Money Habitudes, 3-4 p.m. Plus, it’s your last chance to participate in the library scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Sponsored by the University of Louisville Libraries and Commonwealth Credit Union.
    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775, or Fannie Cox, 502-852-0433; Money Smart Week schedule


    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. Submit your information online by Feb. 3 or send your information via email.
    Additional information: Phyllis M. Webb or Women’s Center


    Staff Senate hosting ‘Meet Your Senator’ events

    Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Abell Building, Room A109, HSC; Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Schumaker Research Building, Room 139, Belknap Campus

    Come meet the Staff Senate Officers and your senator. Not sure who your senator is? Come make a connection that ensures your voice is heard. Light refreshments will be served.
    Additional Information: Vickie TencerSabrina Haug



    Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging launches study to measure compassionate cities

    Help us measure compassion by completing the Compassionate City Survey. The survey takes 10 minutes to complete and asks questions related to your health, family, community, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. All people living in Jefferson County, who are 18 years and older can participate. The survey is part of the Compassionate Cities Index being developed by Joe D’Ambrosio, PhD and Anna Faul, PhD. IRB Number 16.0969.
    Additional Information: Survey online



    UofL expands use of preferred name to employees

    As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to an inclusive and diverse environment, Human Resources and the LGBT Center are expanding the use of a preferred name to employees. Similar to the option available to students since 2015, this new option allows employees to choose a preferred name that will appear in the staff directory, Blackboard, and on their campus ID card. A separate process for choosing a preferred email address (PEA) is also available to employees. To select a preferred name, visit ULink and click the “preferred name” link under the faculty/staff tab. For more information, see UofL News.



    Chemistry Seminar

    January 27, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    Lee Thompson, PhD, University of California, Merced, will present “Exploring the structure of transition metal oxide clusters.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    Physics Colloquium

    January 27, 3 p.m., Room 112, Natural Science Building
    Duncan Farrah, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Virginia Tech University, will present a talk on the topic “Insights into galaxy assembly from star formation in luminous quasars at z>1.”
    Additional Information: Website


    Seminars in Neuroscience

    January 26, 4 p.m., HSC, Baxter I Auditorium, Lower Level
    Dr. Karim Fouad, PhD, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicince and Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, will present, “Understanding and harnessing plasticity after SCI.”


    Training and Workshops

    Space still available in the spring Project Management Certificate program

    Earn your project management certificate from UofL Professional Development. This two-seminar program is based on the processes and knowledge areas in the Project Management Institute’s “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.” A limited number of spaces in the first and second seminar are available at a 25-percent discount for UofL employees. Classes begin Feb.16. Contact Julijana Curcic, 852-5636 for more information and assistance with registration.
    Additional Information: Website


    Effective Communication Strategies workshop

    February 2, 2-3:30 p.m., 1980 Arthur Street, Human Resources Training Room; Free
    Today, messages come at us in so many different formats that it is no wonder there are communication breakdowns and roadblocks in the workplace. The ability to communicate in a professional manner can further employees’ careers and relationships in their personal lives. Attendees of this workshop learn how to communicate effectively with management and peers in a way that opens up new dialogues and pathways for human connection.
    Additional Information: Website, email



    Green Tip: Save with UofL CarShare & Cardinal Directions

    Need a car for business or personal trips? UofL CarShare has new, efficient cars available at HSC and Belknap. Save yourself the hassle and liability of having to park, fuel and maintain your own car and save your unit money, too. CarShare rates include gas, insurance and maintenance and it’s cheaper than reimbursing personal mileage for most one-day trips. Open to any licensed driver 18+. You can also find/offer rides with UofL’s rideshare network, Cardinal Directions.
    Additional Information: UofL CarShareCardinal DirectionsUofL Transportation Alternatives 


    Health and Wellness

    Jazz Up Your Workout Routine with GHN

    Fridays, 7-8 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Members
    This low-impact, high-intensity, body blasting program fuses cardio, strength and a bit of dancing that will have you energized to start your weekend on a good note. 
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Foam roll and stretch your muscles

    Fridays, 12:40-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    This class will help prep and recover your muscles for a workout, treat day-to-day stiffness, and just loosen things up. Stretching and muscle release are the most overlooked component of injury prevention and muscle recovery.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now’s Cardio Kick & Sculpt

    Fridays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Join GHN for an action packed happy hour to start your weekend. An interval training class that incorporates of cardio, kickboxing, and sculpting moves using weights that improves strength, muscle tone and endurance. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    New: STRONG by Zumba at Get Healthy Now

    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
    Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    January 27, 8-9 a.m., Wade Mountz Auditorium, 2nd floor, Norton Hospital
    Join us Friday for pediatric grand rounds featuring Charles Woods, MD, MS, who is acting chairman and professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He will present “Management of Bone and Joint Infections in Children.” Attendees will learn the clinical, lab, and imaging aspects of diagnosis in addition to principles of treatment of osteoarticular infection.


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 27, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Eli Pendleton, MD, Associate Program Director, UofL Family and Geriatric Medicine Residency Program, will present, “MACRA: What you need to know.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    January 27, 6:45-8:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as our residents give their research updates and the faculty evaluates and provides feedback including the rationale and experimental design of each topic of interest.
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website



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