Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016
DID YOU KNOW
UofL has signed an international letter of understanding with Wenzhou Medical University of Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China, to facilitate the exchange of faculty, students and information for education and research. The 2-year agreement reinforces an existing partnership between WMU and UofL’s Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, signed in 2013.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Theresa Hayden, criminal justice professor, and Jennifer Middleton, social work professor, will discuss trafficking issues for minors in Louisville at the Human Trafficking Conference: Local to Global, Dec. 6-7. The conference is organized through the Kentucky Division of the United Nations Association of the United States of America in conjunction with the UN Human Rights Day commemoration.
Give Some PEACC Donation Drive
Nov. 28-Dec. 8
The Bellamy, BCM, PEACC Center office (SAC W309H), The LGBT Center, The SRC, The Women’s Center, The School of Dentistry, The Olga S. Peers Student-Athlete Center and The Cultural Center are collecting items for local shelters. Diapers, gift cards, and hygiene items are among the most needed items. Please drop off items at the locations listed by Thursday, December 8th. Volunteers are invited to help us pack gift bags for delivery at the PEACC Center on December 9 from 12-2 p.m.
Additional Information: Website, email, 852-2663
3-D Printing Business Incubator venture day
December 5, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Shumaker Research Building
Scholarships awarded for Composition Contest
Holiday Bazaar planned at Red Barn
Nov. 30, noon to 3 p.m., Red Barn
Holiday Cards Buy Local Shopping Tour
Dec. 2, 8 a.m. start, meet at University Club; $40
Lunch & lecture series, ‘Meet the Professor,’ covers capital sentencing in Kentucky
Dec. 1, noon to 1 p.m., University Club, $15, $10/students, includes lunch
CRAFT Seminar Series: ‘An Unexpected Life as Faculty at a Private University’
November 29, 12-1 p.m., Rm 124, CTRB, HSC Campus
November 29, 11:45 a.m., Baxter I Auditorium
Chemical Engineering dissertation defense: Gabriel ‘Gabe’ Draper
November 30, 2-3 p.m., Ernst 212
Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium series
Dec. 5, 12:30-2 p.m., Life Sciences 101
Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium series presents, Suzanne Meeks, PhD, Chair of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UofL, on “Why I go to the Theatre: On the possible value of Arts Participation.” Dr. Meeks current research concerns behavioral interventions for depression in nursing homes. This work is embedded in a program of research that involves investigating: anxiety, sleep, medication prescribing, depression, and grief as they pertain to medically ill and cognitively impaired older adults.
Additional Information: Brendan Depue, 852-6482
Talk on ‘Ocean Acidification and Sea Urchins’
December 2, noon to 1 p.m., Shumaker Research Building Room 139
Dept. of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology doctoral dissertation defense
Nov. 30, 3 p.m., Lions Eye building, Basement Conference Room
Jennifer Noel will present her Doctoral Dissertation Defense: “Transient Receptor Potential Cation Channel, subfamilies V, member 1 (TRPV1) and M, Member 1 (TRMP1) Contribute to Neural Signaling in Mouse Retina.”
Talk: Trends in additive manufacturing
November 29, 5:30-8 p.m., UL AMCC, 1940 Arthur Street
Additional Information: Baylee Pulliam, 852-8440
Training and Workshops
LGBT Health Certificate Series: Nursing Patient Simulation
November 30, 4-5 p.m., HK 2034; Free
Attend the last LGBT Health Certificate Series session of the Fall Semester with this interactive Nursing Patient Simulation session. In this session participants will practice taking a social history with LGBT community members in a nursing-specific role play scenario. Participants will build their skills and knowledge of best practices to interact effectively and comfortably with the LGBTQ patient base.
Additional Information: Chaz Briscoe, 852-2109, website
Last chance to register to learn how to make classroom more welcoming to LGBTQ students
December 2, 12-1 p.m. (lunch available starting at 11:30 a.m.),
Arts and Entertainment
‘Rubbertown’ documentary film screening
December 2, 12-2 p.m., Room 123, Urban Studies Institute (426 W. Bloom), Belknap Campus
Green Tip: Join UofL CarShare by Dec. 31 for just $1 and Rideshare with Cardinal Directions
Need a car for professional or personal trips? UofL CarShare has a fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles available at both HSC and Belknap. Join now for only $1 and drive for just $5/hour until Dec. 31. Rates include gas, insurance and maintenance. Open to any licensed driver over 18. You can also find/offer rides with UofL’s new rideshare network, Cardinal Directions.
Roundtable: The myth of ‘environmental sustainability’ and reality of campus as a living lab for sustainability
December 2, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Room 133, Life Sciences Building, Belknap Campus
Saving Trees with ‘The Lorax’
December 1, 6:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium
Health and Wellness
Take a Moment with MBSR at Get Healthy Now
January 2017 Session, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $80 for UL affiliates, $100 for non UL affiliates
Participate in Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings in collaboration with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present. Register today for the January 2017 session for $80 for UofL affiliates and $100 for non UofL affiliates.
Get Healthy Now Mind Your Health Seminar
Shelby Campus: Monday, December 12, Burhan’s Hall Rm 158, noon to 12:30 p.m.; HSC: Thursday, December 15, School of Dentistry Rm DK119, noon to 12:30 p.m.
Join Get Healthy Now’s Mind your health seminar to discover ways to manage stress. During this seminar, we’ll explore how to identify stress-related symptoms; how to categorize your stressors and when to take action or use coping skills; quick relaxation techniques.
Additional Information: 852-7755, or register via email
Endocrinology Grand Rounds
November 30, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
Neuroscience Grand Rounds
December 1, 8-9 a.m., HSC campus, Baxter Building auditorium
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