May 24, 2017 Announcements



    Wednesday, May 24, 2017





    The Louisville Latino Education Outreach Project is comprised of representatives from the University of Louisville, Americana Community Center, Jefferson County Public Schools Prospanica, Greater Louisville International Professionals, Adelante Hispanic Achievers, 55,000 Degrees, Jefferson Community and Technical College, and La Casita Center. Formed in 2014, the LLEO project was a creation of the Kentucky Latino Education Alliance and an effort to bring together the many organizations working toward higher education access, career placement, and college and school readiness for Latinos in the Louisville area.



    UofL baseball coach Dan McDonnell has been named ACC Coach of the Year for the third year in a row. UofL is hosting the 2017 ACC Baseball Championship and enters the tournament at a No. 1 seed. The Cards play their first game Thursday night against Notre Dame.



    Four University of Louisville faculty received more than $700,000 in grant awards last week.




    ‘Moana’ to kick off Cards Under the Stars summer movie series

    June 2, 6:30 p.m., lawn between the Natural Sciences Building and Grawemeyer Hall
    UofL’s summer family movie series is back with “Moana” kicking off the season June 2. Pre-movie activities include children’s inflatables and games and appearances by members of Louisville League of Mascots. Concessions will be available for purchase from 502 Café and SnoWhat Snoballs. Families are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, website


    Tegrity will no longer be available after May 31, 2017

    Tegrity will no longer be available after May 31, 2017. The new system, Panopto, is currently available for all users with a Ulink account and can be used in online, face-to-face, or hybrid courses. All Tegrity recordings created after January 1, 2015, will be imported into Panopto. If you wish to save recordings created prior to January 1, 2015, copy or move these Tegrity recordings to a current course before May 31, 2017.
    Additional Information: Websiteemail, 852-8833


    Social Justice Youth Summer Camp planned in July 

    The Social Justice Youth Summer Camp is an engaging experience where participants will be exposed to the scholarship and best practices concerning inclusiveness and equity. This camp is specifically designed to cultivate social justice leadership skills among school-aged students entering grades 3rd through 12th. We are currently accepting applications for motivated students with a passion for diversity and social justice. Space is limited. Register online
    Additional Information: Marian R. Vasser, 852-2252


    Summer Intensive Project Management Certificate program – employee discounts available

    Earn your Project Management Certificate from UofL in just eight weeks with the new accelerated summer program. 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 June 12. Contact Julijana Curcic at 852-5636 for more information.
    Additional Information: Website



    Next stop for ‘HR on Tour’ scheduled Wednesday on Health Sciences Campus

    May 24, 10 a.m. to noon, HSC Outdoor Quad
    This Wednesday, May 24, UofL Human Resources will be at outside at the HSC Quad from 10 a.m. to noon. If there is inclement weather, find us in the foyer inside the Library Commons building.  HR reps will be available to answer any HR-related questions and provide guidance and resources. Please take 5 to 10 minutes to stop by if you can. More information about the tour, including future dates and locations, is available online.



    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

    May 25, 11 a.m. to noon, PMHSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Control of host cell tubular endoplasmic reticulum function by Legionella pneumophila,” by Ralph R. Isberg, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology Seminar

    May 25, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    Peter Campbell, graduate student in Dr. William Guido’s Laboratory, will present a research seminar titled, “Development of Intrathalamic Connections Between dLGN and TRN.”



    Carnosine for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Study

    The UofL Health Sciences Center is seeking PAD patients between age 50-80 with and without claudication to determine whether Carnosine/Placebo supplementation for 6 months improves walking ability. The study has been approved by UofL IRB (#16.0047). Principal Investigators are Shahid Baba, PhD/Amit Dwivedi, MD.
    Additional Information: Leslie Haysley, 852-2801


    Healthy blood donors needed for study

    IRB#96.0191; Baxter I Building lab 117
    Donors are needed for research studies of the function of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell). Donors must be healthy, over 18 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be medication free. Amount of blood drawn will vary from 50mls up to 450mls and $30 per 100 ml will be paid (maximum of $120). Blood donation is performed between 9 and 10 a.m. at the Nephrology research laboratories located in the Donald E Baxter Research Building and takes about 20 minutes.
    Additional Information: Terri Manning, 852-1157


    Health and Wellness

    Sleep better and stress less

    Four Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 12-1:15 p.m., Room 2017, Nursing School K Building, Heath Science Center; Free for employees, spouses, and QAs

    Would you like to sleep better and reduce your stress? Learn how to calm your mind and body with mindfulness and meditation in just 4 weeks. This evidence-based KORU workshop is for beginners and those already practicing. It is sponsored by School of Medicine Being Well program and Get Healthy Now.

    Additional Information: Register on the Being Well site


    Join Get Healthy Now’s Walk and Run Club

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:15 a.m., University Park Apartments Outdoor Walking Track; Inclement weather: GHN Wellness Center; Studio A
    Get tips and pointers on how to reach your potential as a walker/runner. All-levels welcome to log your miles with friends and fellow GHN members.
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    May 24, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center – Conference Center, 16th floor
    Join us for sponsored guest speaker, Gerald Fletcher, MD, Professor of Medicine – Mayo Clinic – College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida. Fletcher will present “The Management of Heart Failure: A Practical but Guideline-Directed Approach.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivoriwebsite


    PM&R Grand Rounds

    May 26, 12-1 p.m., Frazier Rehab Institute 15th floor Boardroom
    The Department of Neurosurgery Division of PM&R is excited to announce this week’s Grand Rounds speaker, Dr. Tom Harter. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at the University of Louisville, Surgeons, and is the Program Director of the Hand Fellowship at the Christine Kleinert Institute.
    Additional Information: Contact Mary Oxford to RSVP



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