May 25, 2017 Announcements



    Thursday, May 25, 2017





    This week, six McConnell Scholars from the Class of 2017 will travel to Beijing, Xi’an and Beijing as part of their McConnell Scholarship experience. Throughout the course of 30 days (May 25-June 23), the group, Frank Bencomo-Suarez, Christian Bush, Robert Gassman, Kyle Hilbrecht, Phillip Lentsch and Macey Mayes, will take courses through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies.



    Four Hite faculty members are among the award recipients of the Great Meadows Foundation Artist Professional Development Grant, including Mary Carothers, Ying Kit Chan, Scott Massey and Rachel Singel. In addition, Chris Reitz received a Great Meadows Foundation Curator Travel Grant.




    Human Resources summer hours begin May 30

    Beginning Tuesday, May 30, the Human Resources office hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please stop by at 1980 Arthur Street or call 852-6258 with any questions.



    Speed School Department of Bioengineering Spring 2017 newsletter available online

    Speed School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering is pleased to release its second semester newsletter for SPR 2017 highlighting student success and graduation, faculty spotlights, the external advisory board, and some of the activities of the local student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).  A portable document format (pdf) of that newsletter is available online.

    Additional Information: Alex Isham, 852-1557


    HSC buildings to add signs with ID reminders

    Faculty, staff and students on the Health Sciences Center will see new signs beginning Friday, May 26, going up on the doors reminding them they are required to have their University ID badges to enter the buildings on the campus. People are reminded to not let people in who don’t have their badges, which means they may have to actually NOT hold the doors for visitors. Visitors should be met by their party at the door or outside to be admitted to the building. This includes all buildings on HSC except clinics, Abell, Kornhauser Library.

    Additional Information: Mindy Christian, 852-7379


    Open Walls faculty/staff art exhibit submission deadline approaching

    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


    This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    May 25, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences
    The Gray Street Farmers Market is open today and every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the 400 block of East Gray Street. Some items available today include: strawberries, spinach, baby carrots, bok choy, asparagus, greens, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, honey, maple syrup, jams, stuffed pancakes, eggs, various baked goods and canned items, and kettle corn. Lunch provided by: 502Cafe, Pollo featuring Selena’s Burger Bus, and Flavor You Can Savor.
    Additional Information: Website, Facebook 



    Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series, MS Defense

    May 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 124, CTR, HSC
    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology William J. Waddell Seminar Series presents a MS Defense by Marc Dwenger, “Maturation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Engineered Cardiac Tissues Using Channelrhodopsin Transfection and Chronic Optical Pacing.” Dwenger is from the lab of Dr. Keller.
    Additional Information: Olivia Hill


    Department of Biochemistry presents Bloch Lecture Series

    May 25, noon, CTRB Room 101-102; May 26, 10 a.m., HSC-B, Room 102

    Department of Biochemistry presents Bloch Lecture Series with special guest, Dr. Phillip A Sharp, Nobel Laureate, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His talk is titled, “40 Years from Split Genes to Convergence of Life Sciences with Engineering and Physical Sciences.” Sharp will also speak on Friday, May 26 at 10 a.m. in HSC-B, Room 102. That talk is titled “Super-enhancer-associated MicroRNAs and Phase Transitions.”

    Additional Information: Email 


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    May 26, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for the 20th Annual Dr. Lawrence A. Davis Memorial Lectureship featuring Philip Dydynski, MD. Dydynski is a pediatric radiologist at Norton Children’s Hospital. He will present, “Imaging of Congenital Heart Disease” in which he will discuss the role of CT vs. MRI and how imaging helps surgical planning.
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    May 26, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level, auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome R. Todd Hockenbury, MD, assistant clinical professor, University of Louisville, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Hockenbury will lecture on “Achilles Tendon Pathology.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds: Update on pseudotumor cerebi

    May 25, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium
    As a part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Michael Sowell, MD will present “Update on Pseudotumor Cerebi” on Thursday. More information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online



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