Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
From the ecology of the rainforest canopy to the promise of astrosurgery to an arts-based approach to improving community health, UofL projects are among the highlights of the first ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in the Washington, D.C. museum’s west wing Oct. 13-15. Virginia Tech is presenting the festival with the Smithsonian.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Mary Tapolsky took home 2017’s EnterpriseCorp Award, which recognizes an individual that has made a significant contribution to Louisville’s entrepreneurial community. Tapolsky is the director for Technology Commercialization and Program Administration for UofL’s Nucleus.
RIF Temp Pool available
In an effort to make valuable temporary candidates available to departments at the university, the Staff Senate PED (Policy and Economic Development) Committee and Human Resources created a temporary pool of candidates that have recently been affected by a Reduction in Force (RIF) from a position at the University of Louisville. These candidates have university experience and knowledge that can be a great asset to departments in need.
UofL launches new online Winter Session
UofL’s new Winter Session offers current, transfer, and visiting students the opportunity to enroll in 3-week, 100-percent online courses to plow their degrees forward, get ahead of waitlists or retake courses. Registration for all students begins October 16. Classes take place December 13 through January 4. Current students should meet with their advisors. New, transfer, and visiting students need to apply for admission. Check the Winter Session website for course listings and the latest updates.
Additional Information: Winter Session website, Employee Tuition Remission Information, email, 800-871-8635
Vote for Louisville to be part of Steve Case’s entrepreneurial tour
Oct. 11 deadline
Save the dates for Pride Week(s) 2017
Oct. 25-Nov. 7
Tachau Essay Contest deadline extended
The Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Essay Contest submission deadline has been extended to Tuesday, October 17. The contest is for UofL undergraduate and graduate students and the purpose is to raise awareness of the historical sociological attitudes toward women of the 20th Century and their impact on individuals and society as a whole. Winning entries are $500 each for undergraduate and graduate students. Staff and faculty are encouraged to share with students information about this contest.
Join the 4th Annual Targeting Excellence: Hispanic Latino Student Initiative
October 13, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building
Training and Workshops
Information Security Office Training: Email Security
October 12, 3-4 p.m., Ekstrom Library: Chao Auditorium; Free
CGeMM Seminar today
October 10, noon, BXT II 038
Dr. Robert Williams, professor and chair, Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.
Additional Information: Email
Health and Wellness
New Weigh to Wellness: Lunch & Learn Classes
Through Nov. 8, 12-12:45 p.m., Mondays (Belknap) Shumaker Research Building, Room 228; Wednesdays (HSC), School of Nursing/K-Wing RM 2017; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and their Spouse/QA
Weigh to Wellness is a 9-week program that promotes healthy lifestyle changes through physical activity and improved nutrition. The class is designed to give you an accurate understanding of ways to integrate optimal health behaviors into your everyday life. Bring your lunch with you and learn your “weigh” to wellness. Register today online.
Additional Information: Email, 852-7755
New: Rise ‘n’ Revitalize in the morning
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:30-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members
A 30-minute morning attack on the entire body through a variety of strength training and cardio implements. Afterwards, enjoy a warm cup of tea or a strong coffee to really kick-start your day.
Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
Adolescent MDD/Depression 12 to 17 Years Old
Drug Resistant Epilepsy & ASD/CBDV Oil 4 to 18 Years Old
Partnership for a Green City energy tip 6: Social justice and emissions from power plants
It is not easy living near a power plant. Coal-fired plants contribute 67 percent of sulfur dioxide (SO2), 23 percent of nitrogen oxides (NOx), and 34 percent of all mercury emissions in the nation, it is not surprising to notice increased rates of asthma, cardiovascular disease, and pre-mature and low birth-weight births in these communities. Emissions tests at coal plants have revealed 67 different air toxics. You have the power to make a difference by conserving energy.
Endocrinology Grand Rounds
October 11, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
Join us as Sathya Krishnasamy, MD, UofL Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “Diabetes and Bones.”
Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS
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