May 22, 2014 Announcements



    1.) Start your Memorial Day shopping at Gray St. Farmers Market

    May 22, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 400 block of E. Gray St.

    Items this week include asparagus, lettuce, kale, spinach, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, napa cabbage, red oak leaf lettuce, sprouts and radishes. For lunch, GMeals is offering tofu BBQ or grilled fish tacos. Grind will also be there serving up their signature burgers. And don’t forget Sweet and Savory’s crepes!

    Additional Information: Find the GSFM on Facebook. Visit the GSFM website. 



    2.)  Get gardening and get free strawberries

    May 23, 3 to 4 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Cultural Center, Belknap


    Interested in health, sustainability, good food and growing things? UofL’s Garden Commons at the Cultural Center is a space for staff, faculty, students and community members who are ready to get their hands dirty or to integrate the garden into their coursework and research. Join us as we make plans for the summer management of UofL’s organic urban farm. Come and enjoy fresh-picked strawberries, lettuce, spinach, mint and herbs.

    Additional Information: Garden Commons: Event page:


    3.) Streets near Belknap to be closed May 26 for Hike, Bike and Paddle event


    Some streets near Belknap Campus will be closed Monday, May 26, for the Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle event. Second Street from Cardinal Boulevard to Broadway and Third Street from Southern Parkway to Broadway will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking will not be allowed on either street from Cardinal to Breckinridge Street from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Click here for more information.

    4.) Girl Scouts, UofL offer STEM day camp

    July 7 to 11

    Imagine Your STEM Future is a day camp for girls entering grades 9 to 12. It is a collaborative event between Girl Scouts of Kentucky and UofL. Camp will take place at Girl Scouts headquarters July 7, 8, 9 and 11 and on the UofL campus July 10. Anyone in STEM fields who would like to volunteer to share your career stories or current research with the girls contact Nora Honken, 

    Additional Information:



    5.) Infant scientists wanted

    Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday appointments available), Davidson Hall 314

    The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (department of psychological and brain sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 8 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating.

    Additional Information: HSPPO#: 053.06. Lauren Helton (852-6852, or visit



    6.) Signal transduction in anatomical neuroplasticity to be discussed

    May 22, 4 p.m., Baxter Auditorium


    The Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology presents Dr. Benjamin Harrison, postdoctoral associate, for his seminar, Signal Transduction in Anatomical Neuroplasticity.

    Additional Information: Donna Bottorff, 852-5165,



    7.) Ophthalmology and visual sciences seminar features Hod Lipson, PhD

    May 23, 11 a.m. to noon, Kentucky Lions Eye Center, Basement Conference Room


    Hod Lipson, PhD, associate professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, will present “The Robotic Scientist: Distilling Natural Laws from Experimental Data, from Cognitive Robotics to Computational Biology.”

    Additional Information: Erin Moody 852-0710.


    8.) Pharmacology and Toxicology presents research seminar

    May 22, 4 p.m., CTRB 123


    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents a research seminar by Ralf Janknecht, PhD, associate professor of cell bology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: “Dangerous liaison in prostate cancer: Transcription factor ETV1 and histone demethylase JMJD2A.”

    Additional Information:


    Grand Rounds

    9.) Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health

    May 23, 1 p.m., Health Sciences Center Auditorium, 600 S. Preston

    Sara E. Petruska, MD, assistant professor and generalist with the UofL School of Medicine, department of obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health, will present Courtroom Drama–How to Stay out of the Courtroom and How to Cope with the Process Should you Find Yourself There. Dr. Petruska will help participants discover ways to avoid common medicolegal pitfalls in obstetrics and gynecology.

    Additional Information: Robin Marling,, 561-2717.


    10.) Pediatrics

    May 23, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium

    Please join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Sara M. Multerer, MD. Multerer is an associate director of the pediatric residency program and assistant professor at UofL. She will present “Being a Good Teacher: What Our Learners Tell Us.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett,, 629-8828.


    11.) Family and Geriatric Medicine

    May 23, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Bottigheimer Auditorium

    Robin Curry, MD, UofL Sports Medicine fellow, presents Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Runner. She will outline common running injuries faced in the clinical setting and discuss appropriate treatment of these various running injuries. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation, and a continental breakfast will be provided.

    Additional Information: Callie Booth,




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