November 29, 2017 Announcements



    Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017



    Danish composer Bent Sorensen has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for a triple concerto. The piece, L’isola della Città (The Island in the City), is for violin, cello and piano soloists and is played continuously in five movements. The work premiered in Copenhagen in January, 2016. The New York Philharmonic will premiere one of Sorensen’s new works November 30.



    Faculty and staff notables

    Daniela Terson de Paleville, CEHD assistant professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, has been named a 2017 Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research Fellow. She is the team lead for the project, “‘Minds in Motion’ in a Spanish Immersion School.” Team members are Jason Immekus, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, and Kristi King, associate professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences.




    Angel Tree for Animals

    December 18, Houchens, Lower Level Lobby, School of Public Health & Info Science
    Does helping animals appeal to you? It’s easy to do. Just grab the list of needed items, buy the items and drop them off. This year all donations will go to Louisville Metro Animal Services. Cash and gift cards ok. For HSC drop offs, there is a call box because building is secure.
    Additional Information:  Belknap, Julie Oechsli, 852-1489; HSC, Darla Samuelson, 852-2797


    Apply now for Delphi U Online Spring 2018

    Feb. 5 through April 8, online; free
    The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning announces an online course, Delphi U Online, to prepare instructors to teach online. Participants will learn two primary concepts: What it is like to be an online learner and how to effectively teach online. This is for full and part-time faculty planning to teach a new fully online course or enhance a current online course. Registration is now open and positions are limited.
    Additional Information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412, website


    iRIS assistance on Health Science Campus: ADF, IRB, eProposal

    November 29, 2-4 p.m., Room 4007, School of Nursing K-Wing Instructional Computer Lab, HSC
    Looking for guidance in the iRIS system with eProposals, Institutional Review Board forms, or Attestation and Disclosure Forms? Faculty, staff, and researchers seeking one-on-one instruction in iRIS are encouraged to drop in anytime during this time to meet with an iRIS Specialist. Starting in January, additional workshops on HSC and Belknap will continue monthly and be posted online.

    Additional Information: Adrienne Dumke, 852-4715, website


    Biochemistry Research Conference today

    November 28, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614
    Jon Faughn, BMG Graduate Student, presents “Characterizing Functional and Physical Interactions between NRMT1 and NRMT2.”
    Additional Information: Email


    Opportunity available to support Summerbridge Louisville 

    December 2-7, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Barnes & Noble (Paddock Shops)
    Summerbridge Louisville is a free program that helps middle school students close the academic gap during summer months. Summerbridge hires UofL CEHD students as summer teachers. Come meet students and support this partner December 2 through 7 with any purchase at the 4100 Summit Plaza Drive location (includes the B&N Cafe too).
    Additional Information: Website


    Sold out – Free tickets for faculty and staff appreciation day at the women’s basketball game; $3 tickets now available

    Due to overwhelming response, all the free tickets for the Dec. 5 game have been claimed.  Tickets are now available for $3 per person when you purchase tickets online here and use the promo code Martin.

    Training and Workshops

    Safe Zone Training Thursday

    November 30, 10 a.m. to noon, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St., 40208; Free
    Join us for our Safe Zone Training for UofL faculty and staff offered by the LGBT Center. During this two-hour training, you will get the opportunity to hear from LGBT students about their personal lived experiences, learn about issues that impact LGBT people in our community, and self-reflect on what actions you can take to help improve the lives of LGBT people. Register online.

    Additional Information: Katy Garrison



    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series hosts Dr. Jian Zhang

    November 30, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical Translational and Research Building
    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Jian Zhang, MD, “E3 ubiquitin Ligase Cbl-b in TH cell development and Autoimmunity.” Zhang is the Endowed Chair in Immunology Research and Professor of Pathology at the University of Iowa.
    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan


    Health and Wellness

    There’s still time to take your Get Healthy Now Health Assessment

    To enroll in Get Healthy Now and earn a $40 monthly premium incentive, you must complete a new Health Assessment by December 20, 2017.
    Additional Information: Health Assessment, email, 852-7755


    Blend your Pilates and Yoga Routine with GHN’s PiYo Class

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. If you’re looking for a workout without jumping or high impact cardio to help lose weight, find out what the Piyo craze is all about.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Spice up your workout with Get Healthy Now’s Zumba

    Mondays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,  Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    We combine Latin, hip hop and International music with fun and exciting dance moves to boost your heart rate and burn calories. You will experience a total body workout and a good sweat by joining this dance-fitness party. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness Schedule, Website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Boris Lushniak

    November 30, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features RADM (Ret.) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, Dean and Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and former Acting Surgeon General of the United States. Lushniak will present “Public Health and Dermatology: From Policy to Pox” focusing on naming the core public health functions as they apply to skin cancer, describing the components of the public health model, and identifying the main public health bio-threats.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Grand Rounds, ‘Neuroimaging’

    November 30, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium, 550 S. Jackson Street, 40202
    Scott Langenecker, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, will present an extended Grand Rounds on “Neuroimaging.” His learning objectives are:  Rapid dissemination of knowledge; Meaningful advancements in depression and bipolar treatment and research; Reduction of stigma to ensure a future of high-quality care for those struggling with mood disorders



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