November 2, 2016 Announcements



    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016


    Students from the University of Louisville’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering and its rocket team spent last weekend teaching local elementary and middle school students how to create and launch model rockets. UofL partnered with Raytheon on the event as part of the defense contractor’s MathMovesU initiative. The goal of MathMovesU is to increase students’ interest in math and science education by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities


    Fannie Cox, an outreach and reference librarian with University Libraries, was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Academic Library Association of Ohio Diversity Workshop in early October. Her talk was titled, “Diversity, Recruitment and Community Engagement: It’s Happening at the Library.”




    Advance Down 11/11/16 for Upgrade

    November 11, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    The Advance (AWA) database and application will be down on November 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. for system upgrade and maintenance.
    Additional Information: Lawan Simpson, 852-1350


    Street Closures for RWH 5K Sunday

    November 6, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Brook Street and various intersections
    The 2016 Run With Our Heroes 5K will be on UofL’s campus to benefit UofL Student Veterans. The following areas, primarily on the interior of campus, will be blocked for the duration of race activities: Underpass at Floyd and Brook St; Access to Brook street from 3rd street; Warnock at Brook Street; Cardinal at North entrance; access to Grawemeyer from 3rd street
    Additional Information: Website 


    National Memory Screening Week 

    November 3, Life Sciences Building, Free

    National Memory Screening Week continues all week. If you are over 55 and would like a free screening, please contact us.
    Additional Information: Benjamin Mast, (502) 625-5061


    Sofo Day of the Dead Celebration 

    November 4, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., South Fourth Street Business District (between the Seelbach and Brown Hotels), Free

    Volunteers are needed to assist with children’s activities (face painting, sugar skull decorating, paper flower making), etc. Food will be available for purchase.
    Additional Information: Chelsea Flint, Website



    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

    November 3, 4 p.m., Baxter 1 Auditorium

    Dr. Kathryn Jones from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Indiana University will present, “C4+T -Cells and Neuroprotection: Relevance to Motoneuron Injury and Disease.”
    Additional Information: Shelley Ahlers, 852-5165


    KBRIN Bioinformatics Journal Club

    November 2, Noon – 1 p.m., Clinical Translational Research building, room 124, free

    Rakesh Kaundal presents “Centralizing Bioinformatics via High-Performance Computing: Opportunities and Challenges in the -Omics era.” Dr. Kaundal is the Director of the High-Performance Computing/Bioinformatics Facility at the University of California, Riverside. All interested individuals are welcome to attend. 
    Additional Information: Julia Chariker, 852-1503


    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

    November 3, Noon to 1 p.m., HSC, Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 124

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Defining Mechanisms of Glomerular Inflammation,” by David Powell, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry
    and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology.
    Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208


    Training and Workshops

    The Conversation Project

    November 11, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Activity Center, Second floor W205, free
    Have you thought about your wishes regarding the end of life? Have you talked with family members about their wishes? Now is the time to start the conversation. Student from the Kent School of Social Work will present this informative workshop for faculty and staff. Living will forms will be available.
    Additional Information: Barbara Head, 852-3014


    Health and Wellness

    Bold Moves Against Suicide and Mental Health First Aid Training

    November 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., College Street Building at Spalding University, 812 S. Second Street, Free

    Mental Health First Aid training is an 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual, the certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.
    Additional Information: WebsiteTracie Meyer, 852-5787


    Refresh and Refuel Your Mornings With Get Health Now

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 6:45 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym

    Feel refreshed after a great full-body workout utilizing body-weight exercises, dumbbells, resistance bands, and refuel your body with a healthy snack from GHN. Suitable for all fitness levels. Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Additional Information: 852-7755, Email


    Get Healthy Now Specialty Class Offerings

    November 1st – December 15th 2016, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym

    Come try our comprehensive specialty class offerings. Learn more and refresh your body and mind with these inspiring offerings. If you love the classes, sign up to enjoy the best value on campus. Can’t make it to class? Practice yoga at your workstation throughout the day. $20 Unlimited classes for remainder of the fall semester. The first class is always free.
    Additional Information: 852-7755, Email, Yoga and Pilates Schedule, Group Fitness Schedule 

    Get Healthy Now: Take Your Annual Health Assessment Today

    There’s still time to take your annual Health Assessment, required for 2017 participation in Get Healthy Now. Participating employees receive a $40 monthly premium incentive (up to $480 annually). Employees can enjoy the enhanced wellness website-Good Health is in the Cards-a more personalized platform designed to support your good health. You cannot go back and edit the assessment once submitted.

    Additional Information: 852-7755, Email, Website 


    Grand Rounds

    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    November 2, Noon – 1:00pm, Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center – 16th Floor (CC)

    Featuring Sri Prakash Mokshagundam, MD, Associate Professor – Division Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Louisville. Dr. Mokshagundam will present “Type I Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease – Impact of Hyper & Hypoglycemia.”
    Additional Information: 852-1162, Monica Sivori, Website 


    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Rafael Perez

    November 3, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Rafael L. Perez, MD, professor of medicine, Vice Chair of VAMC Affairs at UofL, and Chief of Medicine, Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Perez will present “Principles of Oxygen Therapy 101” focusing on the anatomical/functional nature of the lung to understand airflow and gas transfer as it relates to oxygen therapy, and the principles and rationale for selecting modes of oxygen delivery in the acute care setting and prescribing home oxygen therapy.
    Additional Information: 852-1825, Jason Puckett 


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds – 24th Leonard Leight Lecture

    November 4, Noon – 1:00pm, Kornhauser Library Auditorium
    Please join us to welcome our special speaker in the Kornhauser Library Auditorium – Gary Gibbons, MD, Director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Gibbons will present “Charting Our Future Together: Setting an Agenda for the NHLBI.”
    Additional Information: 852-1162, Monica Sivori, Website



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