March 28, 2017 Announcements

    UofL News
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    PINK, an amateur drag and variety show, is the longest-running, student-organized fundraiser at UofL. The event provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the broader community to celebrate the culture and diversity of UofL’s LGBTQ community. On March 31, the event will mark its 20th anniversary
    Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD, of the University of Louisville is teaming with researchers at Case Western Reserve University to look at networks of biorepositories across the United States. With a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and its National Human Genome Research Institute, the research team is examining the clash of personal privacy concerns with the need to broaden and share the tools of research – a bioethical dilemma
    Five UofL research projects received more than $300,000 in grant funding last week. See the list of the awards here.
    Pegasus Pins are available at Commonwealth Credit Union
    2126 S. Floyd Street (near ULPD and University Parking offices); $6
    Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins are available for purchase at Commonwealth Credit Union. The pins allow wearers admission to more than 30 KDF events, including Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront and Thunder Over Louisville, the nation’s largest annual fireworks show. Pegasus Pin purchasers are also eligible to win weekly prizes and the gold winner pin grand prize: a 2017 Honda CRV.

    Additional Information: Tracy Coffey, 502-564-4775, website
    FirstBuild hosting co-create design challenge
    Through April 3, online  
    FirstBuild, at the University of Louisville, wants your students’ help to figure out what the “Hotel Room of the Future” looks like. The makerspace and microfactory has teamed up with 21c Museum Hotels to host a design challenge with more than $10,000 in cash and prizes at stake.

    Additional Information: Website, email
    Conversation Project hosted by Kent students
    April 6, 4:30-6 p.m., Technology Innovation Learning Lab, Third Floor Ekstrom Library; Free
    Students from the Kent School of Social Work invite you to this informative session during which you will explore your values and preferences about the end of life and learn to talk with those you love about these concerns. A free workbook, copy of a living will form and refreshments are included.

    Additional Information: Barbara Head, PhD
    2017 Spring Career Fair
    April 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thornton’s Academic Center of Excellence in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
    Looking for a part or full-time job after school ends and don’t know where to start? Come check out to the Spring Career Fair. Employers from around Kentuckiana will be looking for candidates just like you to fill their needs – plus, we’ll have free Penn Station for all attendees.

    Additional Information: Website
    Webinar: How does the past inform today? 
    March 28, 2-3 p.m., Room w102, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free 
    Working with primary sources can enrich your students’ learning experience, but often it’s hard to find the time to think about exploring them and incorporating them into your curriculum. UofL Libraries will host a free vendor-sponsored webinar, where faculty from State University of New York at Binghamton will talk about their use of women’s movement and Black Freedom Movement Archives in their teaching and research.

    Additional Information: Fannie M. Cox, 852-0433, website 
    Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes): The Power to Cure Multiplied
    March 30, 12-1:30 p.m., School of Medicine Instructional B Building, 500 S. Preston St., Room 302
    Project ECHO is a high-impact intervention that links expert inter-disciplinary teams in health & mental health with clinics and hospitals through teleECHO clinics. The Institute’s mission is to build capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world. Presenter Sanjeev Arora, MD, Director and Founder of Project ECHO is a professor of medicine in the Dept. of Internal Medicine at University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

    Additional Information: Dr. Karen Kayser
    School of Medicine Basic, Bridge and Collaborative Grant Programs
    The School of Medicine Research Committee administers the Basic, Bridge, and Collaborative Matching Grant programs to provide financial support to School of Medicine faculty. These awards have been increased up to $25K for Basic, $40K for Bridge, and $50K for Collaborative with $25K in matched funds. The next cycle’s submission deadline is April 3.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-2553
    Open carry advocates to march around campus
    Open carry advocates plan to march on the public sidewalks bordering Belknap Campus Friday, March 31, from about 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants may be carrying a variety of firearms, including long rifles, pistols and replicas of rifles. The route could include Third Street, Cardinal and University boulevards and Floyd and Brook streets. The Dean of Students Office, UofL Police and Louisville Metro Police are aware of the activities.
    Incorrect date: Islamaphobia and Race symposium
    Monday’s UofL Today included an incorrectly submitted date for the Islamophobia and Race Symposium this week. The event was held March 27.
    Bioengineering Department Seminar Series continues with emerging, re-emerging viral diseases
    March 29, noon to 1:30 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
    The Bioengineering Department Seminar Series continues March 29 with the topic, “Discovery of novel antiviral compounds from high-throughput screens. Emerging, re-emerging viral diseases.” Currently there is no clinically approved therapy or vaccine available for most of emerging viral diseases; hence, effective therapeutics are urgently needed.  Presenting the seminar is Dr. Donghoon Chung, associate professor of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UofL.

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford 
    The Department of Physiology Seminar Series features Professor Evelyne Gozal
    March 28, 11:45 a.m., Baxter I Auditorium; Free
    The Department of Physiology presents, “Neuroinflammation and Systemic Disease – The Chicken or the Egg,” by Evelyne Gozal, PhD, associate professor, Pediatrics, Pharmacology/Toxicology, UofL.

    Additional Information: Jennifer Wells, 852-6231
    Archaeologist Darlene Brooks Hedstrom on ‘Cooking and Baking in the Monasteries of Byzantine Egypt’
    April 6, 6 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium; Free and open to the public
    What was on the menu in the monasteries of early Christian Egypt? How was food prepared and where did it come from? Archaeologist Darlene Brooks Hedstrom of Wittenberg University explores these issues in her talk “Baking and Cooking in the Monasteries of Byzantine Egypt: The Archaeology of Cooking as a Window into Monastic Life.” This talk is part of an ongoing series presented by the University of Louisville History Department and the Kentucky Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

    Additional Information: Website, Facebook
    Shared governance survey for faculty – check your email
    Faculty will soon receive an invitation to complete a survey about faculty experiences with shared governance at the University of Louisville. It was prepared by the Governance Committee of the UofL chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Please complete the anonymous survey at your earliest convenience. It will close on April 19. The survey is brief; it should take about 5 minutes to complete.
    Additional Information: Susan Jarosi 
    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. Come and “drop in” for a free evening session. No preregistration required.

    Additional Information: Website, group fitness scheduleemail, 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
    A strong core can improve fitness performance, posture, and reduce back pain. 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’
    Thursdays, 5:15-6 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Members
    Are you training for the Triple Crown or Kentucky Derby Festival Mini/Marathon? This club is for you. Register for our all-levels walk and run group to log your miles with friends and fellow GHN members.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
    Grand Rounds
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    March 29, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Michael Merchant, PhD, UofL Associate Professor of Medicine, Division Nephrology & Hypertension, presents, “Kidney Me2DIC – Influence of Cadmium and Fat on the
    & Murine Kidney.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
    Neuroscience Grand Rounds
    March 30, 8-9 a.m., HSC Campus, Baxter Building Auditorium
    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Zeng Wang, MD, PhD. Will present “Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy: The Red Flags” on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8am in the Baxter Building Auditorium (Lower Level).
    Watch live on the web and receive CME credit.
    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.
    Bria Staten-Favors
    Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.