November 10, 2016 Announcements



    Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016





    UofL psychology students are hosting the first Get Psyched, Louisville! event, with activities, crafts and demonstrations for 60 children ages 6-12 and their parents. The event, Nov. 12, is a project by students enrolled in PSYC 410: Giving Psychology Away. 



    Tom Tretter, professor in the Dept. of Middle and Secondary Education, Justin McFadden, assistant professor in the Dept. of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and Brian Robinson, a faculty member in Speed Engineering School received a $205,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Education Math-Science Partnership Program for the Assessments of Science Enabling Successful Students project.



    Annual data collection and analysis for the Louisville Metro Police Department is one of three UofL projects receiving grant funding last week.  Here’s the list.





    Nominate an advisor for the Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Advising by Nov. 18

    Do you know a professional or faculty academic advisor who does great work with students? Show them support by nominating them for the university-wide Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Advising by November 18
    Additional Information: Website


    M.A.G.S. Thanksgiving potluck

    November 18, 6 p.m., School of Public Health, Room 103, HSC Campus; Free
    Join M.A.G.S. for our 2nd Annual Holiday Potluck. Enjoy games, food, and fellowship with graduate students right before the holidays.
    Additional Information: email, sign-up sheet


    Louisville vs. Wake Forest tailgate

    November 12, noon, TBD; Free
    Join Graduate and Professional Students as we prepare to cheer the Cards to victory. If you would like to assist with tailgate planning, email Billie Castle.


    Stress Resilience 101

    November 11, noon, SAC 303A, Belknap Campus
    Identify your most pressing stressors and understand how your mind and body responds to stress. Then learn a variety of strategies to build resilience and be able to live “off-balance on purpose.”
    Additional Information: Email



    FLSA training for supervisors of non-exempt employees

    Nov. 10, 2-3 p.m., Miller IT Center, Room 201; Nov. 11, 10-11 a.m.; School of Medicine, Instructional Building B – Room 202b

    Two training sessions are scheduled this week for supervisors of impacted employees transitioning to non-exempt on December 1, 2016, due to the updated FLSA overtime rule. Supervisors are encouraged to attend to learn more about how these changes can affect departmental overtime management, budget considerations, scheduling and more.

    Additional Information: Website



    Public astronomy lecture: The Juno mission to Jupiter

    November 10, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Room 112, Natural Science Building
    Dr. Tim Dowling will talk about first results and major mission goals for the recently arrived Juno mission to Jupiter. It is making the closest approach to Jupiter ever, and is the last NASA mission to the outer solar system for some years to come. Faculty, staff, students, members of the public are welcome.
    Additional Information: Gerard Williger, 852-0821


    Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium

    November 14, 12:30-2 p.m., Life Sciences 101
    Dr. Tamika Zapolski’s PRISM (Prevention Research In Substance Use & Minority Health) Lab (IUPUI) focuses on risk for substance use and other health behaviors among African Americans. Much of her previous work has focused on alcohol use, as important race differences have been observed.

    Additional Information: Dr. Depue, 852-6482


    Mathematics Colloquium Series focuses on Multivariate Cryptography

    November 11, 1-2 p.m., Room 333, Natural Sciences Building, Belknap Campus
    Daniel Smith-Tone will review techniques in symmetric differential cryptanalysis in multivariate public key cryptography, one of the main families of cryptosystems under review by the federal government in a desperate bid to safeguard our federal communication systems from the quantum adversaries of the near future. We will elucidate the current setting in information security and describe the mathematical foundations. Light refreshments will be served following the talk.
    Additional Information: Professor Gung-Min Gie


    Dr. Ning Wang presents, ‘How China Became Capitalist’

    November 14, 4:30 p.m., PNC Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, Belknap
    Ning Wang will discuss his award-winning book, co-authored by Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase. Dr. Wang’s talk is part of the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise fall speaker series – Asia: From Communism to Capitalism. Free and open to the public. Free pizza for attendees.
    Additional Information: Donna Zinser Clark, website, Facebook


    Brown & Williamson Fall Seminar Series

    November 11, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
    James Donahue, PhD, Tulane University, will present “Three Short Stories of (Ligand) Noninnocence.”
    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    William Marshall Bullitt Memorial Lecture in Law

    November 15, 4 p.m., Rom 175, Brandeis School of Law, Belknap Campus
    Joan MacLeod Heminway, professor at The University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Law, will present, “Is Crowdfunding the Answer? It Depends on the Question …” This lecture describes the current crowdfunding space online and offers thoughts on how crowdfunding may become a more permanent part of business finance.
    Additional Information: Website


    Symposium: Aging in the 21st Century

    November 12, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 175, Brandeis School of Law, Belknap Campus
    Geared toward the elderly and their families, this event introduces some of the legal, medical and social issues associated with aging in the 21st Century. Learn how to take initial steps toward aging gracefully and effectively.
    Additional Information: Website


    CPM Seminar Series

    November 10, 11 a.m. to noon, CTR 123
    The Center for Predictive Medicine and The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology present “Rational Strategies for Plague Vaccine Development” by Dr. Wei Sun, PhD, associate professor, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases & Pathology. Limited seating.
    Additional Information: Cathy St. Clair 


    Health and Wellness

    Join Get Healthy Now’s Health Seminar: Diabetes

    Nov. 10, 12-12:30 p.m., Room 119, School of Dentistry, HSC campus; Free
    More than one-third of American adults have pre-diabetes, a condition that develops into diabetes unless action is taken. Could your health be at risk? Find out by attending this insightful session and learn the symptoms, risk factors and strategies of preventing and reducing diabetes.
    Additional Information: RSVP, 852-7755

    Get Healthy Now’s Workout of the Week

    Weekly, Mondays-Sundays, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free
    Enjoy a self-guided, all-levels workout any time of the day, all week long. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    For More Information
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get Healthy Now offers Indoor Cycling

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free
    Join Get Healthy Now for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout with upbeat music through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Training and Workshops

    Research Grant Writing Workshop through the Delphi Center

    January 5, 8::30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., TILL Classroom, 3rd floor Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; University Employees: $197.50; Non-employees: $395
    Learn how to secure funding for your research during this interactive workshop is led by Becky Crump, GPC and Johna Rodgers, GPC, who have a combined total of 55 years of grant writing experience with institutions of higher education, non-profits, and government agencies. This workshop is for faculty and staff involved in the grant development process. You will walk away with a completed grant application, action steps for follow-up on unfunded grants, and one-hour consultation with facilitators.
    Additional Information: Register online


    Grand Rounds

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Mounika Mandadi

    November 10, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Mounika Mandadi, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the UofL Division of Medical Oncology & Hematology and Brown Cancer Center. Dr. Mandadi will present “Breast Cancer Genetics: Identifying and Managing Risks” focusing on reviewing genetic testing and hereditary breast cancer, the risk of breast cancer associated with different genetic mutations, and risk reduction strategies.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    November 11, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Center, lower level auditorium
    Join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Jiyao Zou, MD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UofL. Dr. Zou will lecture on “Proximal Humerus Fractures.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website


    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    November 10, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Building Auditorium
    As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, The Dept. of Neurology is pleased to have Donghoon Chung, PhD from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology to present “Interaction of Zika Virus with Cells” on Nov. 10 in the Baxter Building Auditorium.
    Additional Information: Watch live on the web and receive CME credit


    Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    November 11, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UofL, will present, “The Ethical Use of Genetic Testing in Pediatric Primary Care.” CME category 1 is available for both AAFP and ACCME accreditation.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    November 11, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    This Friday, please join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Michael J. Smith, MD, MSCE. Smith is an associate professor of pediatrics and director of the child and adolescent health research design and support unit at UofL. He will present “Antimicrobial Stewardship.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett


    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

    November 10, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium
    Dr. Estuardo Robles from Purdue University will present, ” Luminance Encoding in the Zebrafish Visual System: Parallel Pathways in Retina and Brain.”
    Additional Information: Shelley Ahlers, 852-5165



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