October 18, 2017 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017





    Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society presented a Gold Torch award to its chapter at University of Louisville. The Gold Torch is a national distinction conferred annually upon the most outstanding chapters of Mortar Board.  Recipients of the Gold Torch excel in all areas of chapter operations while promoting scholarship, leadership and meaningful service to their institutions. Chapter President Ashley Marie Carroll of LaGrange, Ky., and Chapter Treasurer Eric DeGeare of Louisville accepted the award at the Society’s national conference held recently in Phoenix. The chapter was one of 37 earning the honor.



    Cody (Hinton) Windhorst, instructor in CEHD’s Department of Health and Sport Sciences, has been named the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) coordinator for the Office of Educator Development and Clinical Practice.




    Open Enrollment is now through Friday, October 27

    Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections. Changes you make during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2018. Visit the Open Enrollment website for more information about your 2018 benefit options and to make your elections.  Benefits Open Enrollment ends Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.


    Open Enrollment Benefits Fair on HSC Campus Wednesday

    Come to the Clinical and Translational Research (CTR Building) on the HSC campus Wednesday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Benefits representatives and UofL’s benefits vendors will be on site to answer questions about our 2018 benefits.  Computers are available at the fair. Additional Open Enrollment Benefits Fair dates are available online.


    New Flexible Spending Account Vendor for 2018

    Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts will be managed by Discovery Benefits in 2018.  Learn more about your 2018 benefits and make your Open Enrollment elections online. Benefits Open Enrollment ends Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.



    Mark Your Calendar: Blackboard will be offline January 5th – 7th for a scheduled upgrade

    In order to accommodate the university’s Winter Session, the Blackboard upgrade is moving. Blackboard upgrade will start on Friday, January 5 at 6 p.m. and run through Sunday, January 7 at 8 p.m. and will be unavailable during that time. Applications integrated with Blackboard will also be unavailable, such as Panopto and Collaborate.
    Additional Information: Website, 852-8833


    raiseRED Presents: Raise Your Mic

    October 19, 7 p.m., Strickler Hall 101; $5 cash

    Join raiseRED for their new singing competition between UofL student organizations. Proceeds benefit raiseRED and the fight against childhood cancer and blood disease. There will be a guest appearance from raiseRED kid Taylor O’Brien. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and acts begin at 7 p.m.

    Additional Information: Facebook


    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


    Grad student Halloween party

    October 27, 8 p.m. to midnight,  Hopcat, 1064 Bardstown Rd.; Free for grad students

    All graduate students are invited to the GSC Halloween Party. Free food and costume contest with prizes. Must have valid UofL student ID to enter and must be 21+ years old.

    Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht, RSVP online, Facebook


    A&S grad student chili cook-off and pumpkin carving

    October 27, 4-8 p.m., Red Barn; Free for A&S grad students

    Graduate departments in Arts & Sciences will be competing in a chili cook-off. Sample chili and vote for a winner, who will receive a trophy.There will also be pumpkins to carve and/or paint.

    Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht, Facebook


    Find Your Fit: New initiative for second-year students

    UofL is launching a new five-year Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) titled Find Your Fit.  At the heart of this initiative is the design, implementation, and assessment of a new three-credit elective seminar designed to enhance the academic and personal success of our exploratory second-year students. The course launches in spring 2018 with two sections of 20 students each. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to learn more and get involved in this initiative.
    Additional Information: Website


    Prospective student information session: Urban and Public Affairs

    November 1, noon to 1 p.m., Ekstrom Library Room W104

    Are you interested in helping to address the complex challenges facing local communities? The degree programs offered through the Department of Urban and Public Affairs examine our evolving urban landscape through an interdisciplinary lens. Come learn more about degrees in urban planning, public administration, and sustainability.

    Additional Information: Website


    Join the 4th Annual Target Excellence: Hispanic Latino Student Initiative

    October 20, 4 p.m., Room LL-16, Chemistry Building

    Héctor Abruna, PhD, Cornell University, will present, “Operando Methods for The Study of Energy Materials.”

    Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798


    UofL Women’s Network Meet & Greet

    October 19, 4-6 p.m., University Club
    Women faculty & staff are invited to stop by the U of L Women’s Network Meet & Greet on tomorrow. 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 are available for purchase. RSVP via email

    Additinoal Information: 852-8976


    Information Security Office Cyber Security Awareness Month: Internet of Things and Smart Device Security

    Smart home devices like thermostats, alarms, lighting, door locks, and electric outlets have become the new reality. These cutting-edge innovations promise tremendous benefits for our society, but they also pose privacy and security risks. Week 3 of Cyber Security Awareness Month encourages everyone to be careful about how their personal information is collected and used by the Internet-connected devices we use every day. See more info here



    Diversity Dialogue: Unsung Heroes

    October 19, noon, Cultural Center

    Join us for another 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. Perspectives of active and discharged service-members, as well as strategies for addressing some challenges will be discussed as well.

    Additional Information: Dom McShan, 852-0228


    Battle of the Sexes

    October 19, 6:30 p.m., Room 108, Davidson Building, Belknap Campus

    An interactive discussion on stereotypes, gender roles, sexuality, and femininity/masculinity. This event will also include free Indi’s Chicken and pink lemonade.

    Additional Information: Dom Mcshan


    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series

    October 19, 12-1 p.m., Room 101, Clinical and Translational Research Building

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents Dr. Richard Hardy, “Three’s Company: Alphavirus-arthropod interactions and the role of an endosymbiont”. Dr. Hardy is a Professor at Indiana University Bloomington.

    Additional Information: Lisa Hagan


    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series: ‘Recovery of Function after Spinal Cord Injury Using Epidural Stimulation’

    Oct. 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139
    Susan Harkema, professor and associate scientific director at UofL’s Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, will discuss research on the spinal locomotor circuitry of humans, how spinal sensory-motor pathways associated with posture can be modulated when different stimulation parameters are applied and more.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford


    Bollywood Public Lecture

    October 19, 4-5 p.m., Room W102, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
    Nandini Lakshmikantha PhD, Director, School of Communication, Manipal University, India, will present a public lecture titled, “Bollywood blockbusters: Surging ahead with changing times.”

    Additional Information: Margaret D’Silva, website


    CPM Seminar Series

    October 18, noon to 1 p.m., CTRB

    The Center for Predictive Medicine presents “The Anti-Inflammatory Role of NADPH Oxidase-Derived ROS in Host Inflammation” presented by Juhi Bagaitkar, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Oral Immunology & Infections Diseases. Open to HSC Faculty, Staff and Students. Pizza and Drinks provided. Limited seating.

    Additional Information: Email 


    Biochemistry Seminar II

    October 18, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Rm 614

    Avisek Majumder, BMG graduate student, will discuss, “A Western Diet Thwarts the Epigenetic Efforts of Gut Microbes.”

    Additional Information: Email 


    ASNB Neuroscience Seminar Series

    October 18, 4 p.m., Baxter I Auditorium
    Dr, Alan Jassanoff, Professor, Biological Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Nuclear Science and Engineering of the McGovern Institute for Research at MIT. The title of his seminar is, “Mapping Brain Activity with Molecular-Level fMRI.”


    Training and Workshops

    Webinar: ‘AAHRPP Single IRB Review Standard’

    October 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Research Bldg. Belknap Campus
    This webinar provides an overview of AAHRPP’s requirements when organizations rely on other organizations for IRB review, or when serving as the IRB for another organization. AAHRPP will be introducing a new Standard that brings together all of AAHRPP’s requirements when sharing oversight. The new Standard was developed with input from a workgroup that includes members from universities, hospitals, research consortia, and independent IRBs.
    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website


    iRIS grant submission training offered by Office of Research Integrity

    October 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Hank and Donna Wagner Conference Room, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, HSC
    “An Introduction to Grant Submissions in iRIS” aims to provide an understanding of getting into the iRIS system and navigating through the eProposal form and Sponsor Packets. The target audience is staff and faculty who plan to seek funding through any granting agency. Training for units as a group is also available, on request.

    Additional Information: Aiyana Lyninger


    Health and Wellness

    Refocus on purpose – Mindfulness Retreat in Speed Art Musuem

    November 18, 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Speed Art Museum; $5 includes amazing lunch

    Open to employees and students who want to increase capacity for mindful living: sleep better, less reactive, clear focus and connection with purpose. Both beginners and those with meditation experience are welcome. Only requirement is curiosity about various forms of meditation (including slow looking in the art galleries) and the power of silence. Provided by Health Promotion, a division of Campus Health Services, in partnership with Speed Art Museum. Register online

    Additional Information: Email, 852-1914


    All aboard The InCycle Express

    Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30-7 a.m.; Wednesdays/Fridays, 12-12:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members

    Join Get Healthy Now for a quick and effective 30-minute indoor bike workout with upbeat music through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Pedal 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


    Strength training orientation with a personal trainer

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free with Get Healthy Now Wellness Center membership

    This unique opportunity is for GHN members to receive fitness instructions from a personal trainer. Our trainers will lead you through a structured series of workouts while providing feedback on your technique and form. Suitable for all fitness levels. See our August group fitness schedule for days and times.

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


    Join the Zumba Dance Party with Get Healthy Now

    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. Richard Silver

    October 19, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
    Medicine Grand Rounds features Richard M. Silver, MD, FACP, MACR, Professor of Medicine, Director, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, and Distinguished University Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. Silver will present “Systemic Sclerosis: Update for the Internist” focusing on the new classification criteria for scleroderma (SSc), the three main facets of SSc pathophysiology, and the case of an historical figure to illustrate the major clinical features of SSc.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 18, noon to 1 p.m., Rudd Heart & Lung Center, 16th floor (CC), Great Halls I & II

    Please join us for guest speaker Andrew DeFilippis, MD, MSc, Associate Professor; Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Louisville. Dr. DeFilippis will present, “Acute Myocardial Infarction – Time for a New Definition.”

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, website



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