October 12, 2017 Announcements


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    Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017





    Bruce Henderson, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Henderson Services, graduated from UofL with both his bachelor’s and master’s in Electrical Engineering. He is the 2017 Alumnus of the Year. The Alumni Association also selected 13 Alumni Fellows representing UofL schools, colleges and units, and they will all be honored Thursday night



    Dr. Maria Fernanda Nota, a pediatrician at UofL Pediatrics Kosair Charity Center, focuses on immigrant health and children with special needs. She also leads a support program for Latino families of children with special needs in Louisville and Lexington called Una Mano Amiga. Nota, who is from Argentina, was recently highlighted by WHAS for Hispanic Heritage Month.




    2018 Open Enrollment

    Open Enrollment is approaching. Benefits Open Enrollment begins next Monday, October 16. Get ready now and check out the Open Enrollment website detailing your 2018 benefit options. Open Enrollment is October 16-27, 2017.



    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


    This week at the Gray Street Farmers Market

    October 12, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HSC, 400 Block of E. Gray Street, in front of the School of Public Health & Information Sciences

    The Gray Street Farmers Market is open every Thursday through Oct. 26, rain or shine. Some items available today include: greens, green beans, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, winter and summer squash, apples, apple cider, honey, granola, eggs, baked and canned items, lotions, soaps, and kettle corn. Lunch provided by: SweetNSavory and The Kentucky Taco Co. Special guest: Family Health Centers.

    Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter


    Sign up today: Give a pitch for your Research Innovation in UofL’s CardShark Tank

    October 17, 3-6 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 124

    Do you like watching Shark Tank? Do you want to learn how to better pitch your healthcare innovation to investors, stakeholders, and strategic partners? Come hear our pitch experts show you how it’s done. You’ll also have the opportunity to pitch your idea in front of our panel of “sharks” for valuable feedback.

    Additional Information: Email


    This Friday: Lunch break at ShelbyHurst

    October 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., ShelbyHurst Campus

    Enjoy time out of the office with your colleagues and tour the facilities at ShelbyHurst campus with the UofL Event and Conference Services team. Mix up your routine and purchase lunch from multiple food trucks that will be onsite while you enjoy music, prizes and more.

    Additional Information: Facebook


    Arts and Entertainment

    ‘Reel’ Latin American Film Festival: various showings this week

    October 12, 7 p.m., Floyd Theater; Free and open to public

    “El Amparo” by Robert Calzadilla (Colombia, Venezuela, 2016), presented by Dr. Gregory Hutcheson (Classical and Modern Languages). Repeat showing on Fri., Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. in 104W Ekstrom Library. This film is a drama based on the true story of a 1988 massacre.  “Tempest by Tatiana Hueso” (Mexico, 2016) will be shown on Sat., Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. in the Floyd Theater. Presented by Dr. Christine Ehrick (History). This film narrates the parallel journey of two women and has been screened worldwide.
    Additional Information: Website


    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.
    Additional Information: Register via email


    Daisy Girl Scout Workshop

    October 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; $12/scout; $3/adult UofL faculty/staff/students (normally $15/scout; $5/adult)

    The “It’s Your Planet-Love It! Between Earth and Sky” Daisy workshop is filled with hands-on activities that teach about seed dispersion and the importance of water. Girls plant seeds to take home to observe and take a ride on our virtual space ship to get a birds eye view of habitats around the world.

    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-6665


    CPR Training available

    American Heart Association CPR Training is available October 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes are also available on Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All classes are at the Paris Simulation Center, Bldg. B, Room 307, 500 So. Preston, 40202. Cost is $40 for UofL employees/students/alumni.

    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, or Kevin Martin, 852-3384 



    Beer and science with a twist

    October 18, 7-9 p.m., Holsopple Brewing, 8023 Catherine Ln., 40222; Free

    On Oct. 18, the Beer with a Scientist program will present an informal gathering at an alternate venue, Holsopple Brewing in Lyndon. There you will have the chance to talk science and ask questions about anything related to biomedical science (especially cancer) with Levi Beverly, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at UofL and founder of Louisville Underground Science.

    Additional Information: Website


    Biology Department Seminar Series Presents Guest Speaker Dr. Jonathan Warawa, UofL

    October 13, noon, Chao Auditorium

    “Biodefense Burkholderia therapies: where to begin with preparedness” is the topic. Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative pathogen which causes a respiratory disease, giving rise to a lethal septicemia. To facilitate its life in tropical soils, it possesses several genetic loci to render it resistant to numerous classes of antibiotics, limiting treatment options. Combined with this, there is no licensed vaccine. This talk will highlight approaches to create new treatment options for this biodefen.

    Additional Information: Charice Johnson, 852-8263


    Diversity Dialogue: Unsung Heroes

    October 19, 12 p.m., Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room

    Did you know each year, approximately a quarter of a million veterans report challenges in their transition to higher education and civilian employment after serving honorably in the military? Join us for another impactful discussion in this interactive session exploring stigmas, stereotypes, perceptions, and attitudes about military service-members that often impact inclusion in school, the workplace, family settings, and more. Featuring past and present military service-members.

    Additional Information: Dominique McShan, 852-0228, website


    Astronomy Bullitt lecture: News from Jupiter

    October 26, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

    Planetary Scientist Dr. Candice Hansen will present new discoveries from the Juno probe to Jupiter, which arrived last year. She is responsible for the development of JunoCam, which employs citizen-scientists to combine and color images. New details about giant storms and Jupiter’s magnetic field have already been revealed. Light refreshments and a chance to talk with Dr. Hansen will follow.

    Additional Information: Gerard Williger, website, 852-6790



    Sustainability Roundtable: Green Infrastructure and Climate Change

    October 13, 11 a.m. to noon, Room 123, Urban Studies Institute, Belknap Campus

    Want to ramp up your interdisciplinary connections? Join us for UofL’s Sustainability Roundtable series on alternating Fridays at 11 a.m. in Urban Studies 123. Our Oct. 13 presenter is Dan Stever, director of Education and Outreach, Horticulture, Klausing Group, Inc., speaking on Green Infrastructure and Climate Change. After his presentation, there will be an open discussion about interdisciplinary, collaborative research opportunities.

    Additional Information: Website, Daniel DeCaro


    Green Tip: Start Collecting Items for Reuse/Recycling on Campus Sustainability Day

    October 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Quad, Humanities, Belknap Campus

    Plan ahead to join us at the 10th annual celebration of all things sustainable at UofL and in our community. Learn what campus and community groups are doing to create a sustainable revolution and prepare to get free shredding/recycling of documents, videos and diskettes at the Shred-It truck at College of Business circle; get a bike tune-up; Donate media to the HSC’s 2018 Book and Media Sale benefiting Americana Community Center; or donate used sports equipment to Jamaican kids at VIJON sports camps.

    Additional Information: Website


    Health and Wellness

    Take 20: Worksite Wellness

    12-12:20 p.m., October 12, Nursing/K-Wing Rm 2017, HSC Campus; October 13, Humanities Bldg Rm 109, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL employees, retirees & spouse/QA
    Worksite Wellness is a comprehensive approach to being healthier while at work! Lifestyle change, like many habits, takes proper education and resources. Participants will learn several aspects of fitness, including desk-side express workouts that will promote a more productive and improved you.
    Additional Information: RSVP via email, 852-7755


    Fit Get Healthy Now’s ‘Fit in 30!’ in your busy schedule

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

    Power up your lunchtime routine with an energizing, full body workout, including a variety of strength and cardio moves, all in just 30 minutes. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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


    Weekend group fitness classes available

    See Group Fitness Class Schedule, Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members

    Your workout routine shouldn’t end on Fridays. Get Healthy Now offers free group fitness classes on Saturdays too. Join us for Weekend Kickstart, and Yoga classes.

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



    Prayer Research

    Researchers at the University of Louisville and Penn State are looking for participants to complete a 45-minute survey on their private prayer behaviors and beliefs. Questions or concerns about the study can be directed to Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black (smw78@psu.edu). The study has been approved by the IRBs at the University of Louisville (IRB # 16.1255) and Penn State. The survey is online.


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    October 12, 8-9 a.m., Baxter Bldg. Auditorium, (Lower Level)

    As a part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Robert Friedland, MD will present “The Brain is not an organ: Semantic and the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis” on Thursday. More information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online.


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    October 13, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium

    Join us for the 16th Annual Dr. Billy F. Andrews Lectureship featuring David H. Adamkin, MD. Adamkin is professor of pediatrics and the director of the division of neonatology at the University of Louisville. He will present, “Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Making Sense of Different Opinions.”

    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 13, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium

    Katherine Pohlgeers, MD, assistant professor, UofL School of Medicine, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, will present, “Biological Healthfare: The Future of Sports Medicine?” Learners will understand recent advancements in treatment options in sports medicine; understand current research advancements in biological medicine; and understand the role of plasma rich platelet injections and bone marrow aspirations. CME credit will be provided.

    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Surgery Grand Rounds Yandell/Polk Lectureship

    Oct. 13, 7-8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium, Lower Level, 550 S. Jackson St., 40202

    2017 Yandell/Polk Lecture presented by Sandra Wong, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth “Improving Care: Measure before (and after) you cut.”

    Additional Information: Debbie Krause, 852-5445



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