October 11, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017





    In 1923, UofL won its first Homecoming game, played in the newly opened Parkway Field. In celebration of Homecoming, Ekstrom Library’s first floor west exhibit cases hold early yearbooks open to Homecoming activities. The complete run of yearbooks is in the UofL Yearbooks in Digital Collections



    Dominique McShan, program director and coordinator for the African American Male Initiative in the UofL Cultural Center, will facilitate a talk at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators 2018 Annual Conference in March in Philadelphia, titled “Meeting of the Minds for Leaders of Men of Color Success Initiatives.” The talk will discuss strategies, best practices and the effectiveness of men of color retention initiatives.




    Street closures for UofL Homecoming Parade

    October 13, 6 p.m., Belknap Campus
    The UofL Homecoming Parade is Friday at 6 p.m. The following streets will be closed until the parade passes: W Cardinal Blvd from S 3rd St to S 4th St; 3rd St between W Cardinal Blvd to Eastern Pkwy; Eastern Pkwy from S 3rd St to Hahn St. We invite you to join us for the parade with grand marshal Kelsi Worrell. The best viewing will be along 3rd Street in front of Grawemeyer Hall.
    Additional Information: Website


    UofL Women’s Network Meet & Greet

    October 19, 4-6 p.m., University Club

    Faculty and staff are invited to stop by the UofL Women’s Network Meet & Greet, sponsored by the Women’s Center. This is an opportunity to meet your colleagues and learn more about the Women’s Network. Light Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Food and drinks available for purchase.

    Additional Information: RSVP via email or call 852-8976 by Oct. 17


    Ironman Triathlon causing street closures around HSC, Belknap campuses

    Sunday, Oct. 15
    The Ironman Triathlon on Sunday will cause street closures and no parking areas near both campuses. A complete list of streets affected is available online.


    Third Annual Caring for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Conference

    November 4, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., School of Medicine, Instructional Building B, Room 115, 500 S. Preston St., 40202; Free

    To improve access to quality health care for adults with IDD, the UofL School of Medicine, UofL School of Dentistry and the Lee Specialty Clinic are sponsoring the Caring for Adults with IDD Conference. The conference will inform physical, occupational and speech therapists, physicians, dentists, social workers, patients and their caregivers about best current practices and future treatment directions for adults with IDD. Individuals from the community are welcome to attend. CE supported.

    Additional Information: Register online


    Prospective Student Session: MEng in Engineering Management

    October 11, noon, online
    Join our online info session to learn more about our engineering management degree, connect with faculty and get any program-related questions answered. Register online.
    Additional Information: Email


    From Compassion to Penalization: The variety of responses to panhandling and their impacts

    October 18, noon to 1 p.m., Health Sciences Center, Kornhauser Library Auditorium

    This lunch and learn will explore panhandling and both Louisville’s and UofL’s response to what is a complex social issue. We’ll hear from those that are called to enforce safety concerns related to panhandling, the impacts of panhandling ordinances, and those who disagree with panhandling ordinances. The audience will be given an opportunity to share their perspectives on how panhandling is approached at UofL and in Louisville which considers itself a compassionate city.  Free pizza provided if you RSVP online by noon Oct. 16.


    Red Barn scholarships now available

    Red Barn scholarships are now available to UofL students, including two $1,700 and three $500 scholarships. They will be awarded for the 2018 spring semester. Deadline to apply is Nov. 27 at 5 p.m.
    Additional Information: Website


    Informational session for SOM international travel

    October 26, 2-3 p.m., Abell Administration Center, Room 110,
    323 E. Chestnut Street

    The Office of Study Abroad and International Travel will hold an information session on international travel procedures for the School of Medicine. This session will cover the procedure for individual faculty/staff members, residents, fellows, and students and will include information for travel to countries on the government warning lists. A representative from the Controller’s office will also attend to answer questions on the T&E module on PeopleSoft.
    Additional Information: Website


    Louisville Women in Medicine & Science Quarterly Networking Breakfast

    October 24, 7:30-8:30 a.m., School of Nursing (aka K-Wing), Room HK2035; Free
    UofL School of Medicine female-identifying faculty interested in collaborating with other UL SOM women faculty/researchers will meet for a brief update on changes in the IRB and networking. Light breakfast will be available to registrants.
    Additional Information: Website


    Hurricane Maria Donation Drive for Puerto Rico

    Oct. 11-13, Cultural Center

    The Cultural Center and Office of Athletics in conjunction with the Hispanic/Latino Faculty & Staff Association, will accept item donations to be sent to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Requested items include Canned foods, diapers, batteries, battery operated fans, toilet paper, water, and flashlights. There are two designated donation reception areas, the Cultural Center and SAC E202 (Olga S Peers Student-Athlete Center).
    Additional Information: Jose Fernandez, 852-4861



    Research funding opportunity

    Pilot project grants from The Center for Restorative Medicine are available for seeding of novel research to facilitate additional funding, foster new collaborative partnerships and/or support junior faculty. We anticipate funding three pilot projects of $50,000. Faculty leadership will review for consistency with the mission of the Center for Restorative Medicine and advisory board will review proposals for innovation and scientific merit. Applications are due November 1, 2017. For application instructions follow this link.


    Faculty: Explore five collaborative activities to foster student engagement

    October 23, 4-5:30 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab Classroom (Ekstrom Library #302)

    Join presenters Jen Anderson and Rishtya Kakar to explore the many ways you can integrate active learning approaches into your teaching during this 90-minute, hands-on workshop. How can students collaborate to enhance their own learning? Discover why students learn best by teaching other students. By the end of this session, faculty will learn five techniques to increase engagement in their classes.

    Additional Information: Register online


    Training and Workshops

    Information Security Office Training: Email Security

    October 12, 3- 4 p.m., Ekstrom Library: Chao Auditorium; Free
    Have you been a victim of the recent ransomware or email phishing attacks? Are you a new employee or are you just in need of an email security refresher? If you have questions about email security then this training is for you. Lisa Cooper will present topics including recent email viruses, email encryption, VPN utilization, passwords, Wi-Fi and cell phone security. You will also learn how to spot bogus email messages. In addition we will provide you with helpful tips for managing your inbox. Register via email


    PLAN offers mock interview session for graduate students to observe and learn about the interview process

    October 12, 1-3 p.m., Houchens 105; Free
    Curious about the academic job interview process? Come watch a graduate student be mock interviewed by professionals who regularly interview candidates. Following the interview, the professionals will share feedback with the group and the candidate and the audience will have a chance to ask questions. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see the interview from the inside! Graduate students interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website.
    Additional Information: Michelle Rodems, 852-3110


    Sports, Risk, and the Human Ideal

    October 12, 6 p.m., Ali Center, 44 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202; Free
    What happens if the people who bear the risk in sports are not the same people as those who reap the benefits — if athletes are unpaid or uninsured, if they participate without consent? Join an all-star panel for a lively discussion of questions about athletic achievement in self and society. Panelists include UofL alum and basketball great Darrell Griffith; Gwen Bradford, Rice University; Gordon Marino, St. Olaf College; Heather Reid, Morningside College; and Calvin Warren, George Washington University. 

    Additional Information: Avery Kolers, website

    EpiHour: miRNAs and Aneuploidy in Arsenic-induced Skin Carcinogenesis

    October 12, noon to 1 p.m., Room 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences Building, HSC; Free

    Dr. Christopher States, professor and vice chair for Graduate Education, will be presenting. Chronic arsenic exposure is a worldwide health problem and causes cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Skin cancer is a common outcome of chronic arsenic exposure and the mechanism remains largely undefined. This talk will explore the potential role that dysregulation of miRNA expression plays in arsenic carcinogenesis in skin.

    Additional Information: Robin Newlon, 852-3003


    Biochemistry Seminar II

    Oct. 11, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, 614

    Rumeysa Biyik, BMG graduate student, will present, “Adventures during the Cytoplasmic-Nuclear Trafficking of PKM2.”

    Additional Information: Email


    Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar Series

    October 12, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
    Ian Pyle, Graduate Student in Dr. Maureen McCall’s Laboratory at the University of Louisville, will present a seminar titled: “AAV Directed Glycine Receptor Subunit Expression in Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cells.”


    Health and Wellness

    Get into the spin of things with InCycle and InCycle Express

    See Group Fitness Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for members
    Let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Get R.I.P.P.E.D.

    Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN members

    Plateau proof your workout with this total body, high intensity style program, utilizing free weights, resistance training, and body weight.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Build your core with GHN’s Ab Lab

    Mondays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    It’s time to get your abs toned and stronger for the upcoming holiday season with Get Healthy Now’s Ab Lab. This class will help you develop a toned physique and will help improve total ab strength with various ab exercises in just 20 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    Grand Rounds

    Pediatric Urology Grand Rounds with Dr. John P. Gearhart

    October 13, 7-8:30 a.m., Room 101, Clinical Translational Research Building, Health Science Center

    Dr. John Gearhart is a University of Louisville graduate who currently serves as professor and director of Pediatric Urology in the James Brady Urological Institute at John Hopkins Children’s Center. Join us as he presents “Bladder Exstrophy 2017: Management and Outcomes.” CME credit is available. Continental breakfast provided.

    Additional Information: Denise Nokes, 502-588-4746


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 11, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Rudd, Heart & Lung Center – 16th floor (CC)
    Please join us for guest speaker Mark Slaughter, MD, Professor & Chair, Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery; School of Medicine at University of Louisville. Slaughter will present “Future Role of Mechanical Circulatory Support in the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure.”
    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, website 

    2017 Lung T. Yam, MD, Memorial Lecture: Dr. John Fung

    October 12, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building
    Medicine Grand Rounds features John Fung, MD, PhD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Chief, Section of Transplantation, and Director, Medicine Transplantation Institute at University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Fung will present the 2017 Lung T. Yam, MD, Memorial Lecture “Tolerance: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” focusing on reviewing the definition of tolerance, examining novel pathways of peripheral tolerance, and understanding how tolerance can be induced or broken.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825



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