March 30, 2017 Announcements

    UofL News
    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    For the past 10 years, UofL’s School of Music has collaborated with the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, in a series of educational exchanges that have enabled dozens of students and faculty to experience music study, teaching, and performance in a different culture. To date, these exchanges have included classical guitar, music therapy, music composition, orchestral studies, wind band performance, jazz studies, voice and pera.
    Business First has named Suzanne Bergmeister, assistant director of the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship and  entrepreneur-in-residence in the University of Louisville’s College of Business, one of its Bizwomen Mentoring Monday mentors for 2017. The women will take part in the annual Bizwomen Mentoring Monday, a breakfast networking event that gives attendees a chance to get a speed mentoring session. Bergmeister, who teaches in the entrepreneurship MBA program, has been affiliated with the College of Business since 2003.
    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.
    Dates set for annual Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit
    June 12-29, opening reception June 14, noon to 2 p.m.
    The annual show for faculty and staff will run from June 12 through June 29 in the Photographic Archives gallery, part of Archives & Special Collections, in the Ekstrom Library. The exhibit is an opportunity for UofL employees who are not professional or exhibited artists to share their work. Employee visual artists who want to participate should submit the registration form via email by 5 p.m. June 2, 2017. Click here for the form. Past Open Walls participants are encouraged to exhibit; please enter artwork that is new to Open Walls.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso, 852-2670
    Personal Hygiene Products Collection Drive
    The U of L Women’s Center student group, AAUW at UofL is collecting donations of Personal Hygiene Products at various locations on campus. The drive continues through April 24. Email womenctr@louisville or call 852-8976 for a list of specific items and drop off locations.
    Additional Information: Website
    Celebrate student writing in Ekstrom Library
    April 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ekstrom Library East Lobby/Learning Commons, Free
    Come celebrate the written word at the annual Celebration of Student Writing (CoSW), where students present their writing, both completed and in progress, in a variety of settings and formats. CoSW allows students to receive feedback from a public audience outside their writing classes. Last year’s event brought over 100 students to the library for readings, posters, and digital media presentations.
    Additional Information: Website, Rob Detmering, 852-8738
    Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” 50th Anniversary Read-In
    April 4., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library Quad and Student Activities Center bridge, Free
    On April 4, 1967, Dr. King delivered his most radical critique of racism, militarism, and materialism. On its 50th anniversary, UofL students and faculty will join others around the world to read aloud this historic speech and hold discussions of its powerful meanings for today. To get involved, contact the ABI at
    Additional Information: Website 
    Anne Braden Institute 10th Anniversary Open House
    April 4, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library Room 258, Belknap Campus, Free
    The ABI is turning 10, join us for food and drinks to celebrate 10 years of bridging the gap between academic research and community activism. All are welcome.
    Additional Information: Website
    Extended Hours in HR
    Human Resources is open with extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please stop by at 1980 Arthur Street or call 852-6258 with any questions.
    Additional Information: Website
    TILL Spring Showcase and Open House
    April 26, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library, Free
    Join us for the the TILL Spring Showcase and Open House as we share the work of participants from the 2016-17 Faculty Learning Communities and Seminar on Teaching for New Faculty. Network with faculty investigating innovative teaching methods and learn more about opportunities to get involved with the TILL.
    Additional Information: Website
    Training and Workshops
    Retirement planning workshop
    April 21, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Room 222, College of Business, Belknap Campus, April 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Room 110, Abell Building, Health Sciences Center, Free
    Register now to attend a 2-hour retirement planning workshop sponsored by the School of Accountancy and presented by faculty member and certified financial planner, Sheila Johnston. Topics include discussion of UofL options, amounts needed for retirement, basic retirement issues and more.
    Additional Information: Register via email, 852-4820
    Oral Biology 605: Oral Health Seminar
    March 31, 11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m, Dental School, Room 119, Free
    Dr. Matthew B. Lawrenz, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Predictive Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, will deliver a seminar titled: Targeting of the Host Vesicular Recycling Pathway by Yersinia Pestis.
    Additional Information: Gerard Buono, 852-3175
    To Redeem the Soul of America – 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Religion Lecture
    April 18, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Free
    Dr. Gary Dorrien will join us to discuss the early history of the Black Social Gospel. He offers a new perspective on modern Christianity and the civil rights era by delineating the tradition of social justice, theology, and activism that led to the work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Additional Information: Roy Fuller, 852-0460
    Building a Better NSF Proposal: Summary Page Intellectual Merit and Impact
    March 30, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., 2035, K-Wing Bldg., Health Sciences Campus, Free
    Take-Away Benefits from the webinar: How to address NSF review criteria in the project summary page; the exact requirements for the “intellectual merit” and “broader impact” statement; how to think beyond local impact to the possible benefits to society; how to frame the broader impacts of the activities you propose to undertake and the relevant, broader impacts criterion as defined by the National Science Board.
    Additional Information: WebsiteCarla Jones, 852-2454
    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, Research Seminar
    March 30, noon to 1 p.m.,123, CTR, Health Sciences Campus, free
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents research seminar by Juhi Bagaitkar, Ph.D., “Immuno-regulatory roles of NADPH oxidase-derived ROS.” Dr. Bagaitkar is an Assistant Professor in Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases in the School of Dentistry.
    Additional Information: Olivia Hill, 852-6255
    Brown & Williamson Spring Seminar Series
    March 31, 4:00 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus, Free
    Kenneth Ruud, Ph.D., University of Tromso, Norway, will present, “Relativistic effects in chemistry: Relatively unimportant?”
    Additional Information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798
    Minx Auerbach Lecture in Women’s & Gender Studies
    April 6, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Gheens Science Hall Rauch Planetarium, Free
    Dorothy Roberts is an American scholar, author, public intellectual and social justice advocate. She has published articles and essays in books, journals, newspapers and magazines as well as co-authored casebooks on constitutional law and women and the law. She will speak on “Killing the Black Body Redux: 20 years of Reproductive Violence and Justice.
    Additional Information: Jan Rayburn, 852-8160
    Biology Department Seminar Series Presents Guest Speaker Dr. Nilay Chakraborty, University of Michigan 
    March 31, Noon, 139 Shumaker Research Building, Free
    Dr. Chakraborty is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Michigan Dearborn. A mechanical engineer by training, Dr. Chakraborty’s research focuses on development of novel biomimetic technologies in cellular engineering and bioprocessing. His talk ‘Engineering Cells for Biostability’ will focus on biophysical basis of cellular preservation.
    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263
    Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
    March 31, 3:00 p.m., Room 112 Natural Science, Free
    Dr. Dale W. Schaefer of the Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati will present a talk on the topic ” Nature at the nanometer level: how realistic are the cartoons?”

    Additional Information: Website 
    University-wide Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium
    April 11, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
    The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation is sponsoring the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students, faculty and the community can discuss cutting-edge research topics, examine the connection between research and education and explore the broad range of research at UofL. Deadline for electronic abstract submission is April 5.
    Additional Information: Website 
    Health and Wellness
    STRONG by Zumba at Get Healthy Now
    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, Free for GHN members
    STRONG by Zumba combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    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, website, email, 852-7755
    Grand Rounds
    March 31, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds presentation featuring George Rodgers, Jr., MD, PhD. Rodgers is a professor in the department of pediatrics at UofL. He will be presenting “Climate Change and Health.” Learning objectives include understanding the causes of climate change, the effects of climate change on health, welfare and security, and things that can be done to minimize the effects of climate change.
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    March 31, 6:45 – 7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium, Free
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Lonnie R. Douglas, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville. Dr. Douglas will present “Cartilage Structure, Injury and Repair”.
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902.
    Family and Geriatric Medicine
    March 31, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium, Free
    Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG, Professor of Medicine, Dept of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Science Center, will present, “The Power to Cure Multiplied – Project ECHO.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett , 852-5499
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    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.