October 19, 2016 Announcements


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    Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016


    The three Harpers Ferry Flowering Dogwood trees located behind Ekstrom Library descended from a tree on the grounds of the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry.


    Criminal Justice Professor Benjamin Fisher is part of a team of investigators recently awarded a 5-year, $4.9 million grant by the National Institute of Justice. The grant will fund the Nashville Longitudinal Study of Youth Safety and Wellbeing, focused on understanding structural factors that influence youth development, educational outcomes and involvement with the criminal justice system.




    Non-Profit Fair scheduled

    October 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Red Barn and West Plaza
    Join Honors Student Council at the Non-Profit Fair and learn more about how you can serve in the Louisville community. Over 50 Louisville nonprofits will be represented. There will also be free food and prizes.


    UofL hosts first night of Corn Island Storytelling Festival Oct. 21

    October 21, 7:30 p.m., Red Barn; Free, registration required
    UofL hosts the first night of the Corn Island Storytelling with a lineup featuring music, family-friendly stories and spooky tales just in time for Halloween. UofL will also host free sessions for those interested in learning the art of storytelling. Details and registration online. Space is limited.
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025, event listing


    Registration open for UofL/LIBA Holiday Shopping Tour

    Dec. 2, 8 a.m. start, meet at University Club; $40
    UofL and the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will take shoppers on a whirlwind tour of local shops and restaurants on the sixth annual Holiday Cards Buy Local Shopping Tour. Registration fee includes opening and closing receptions, door prizes and transportation to more than a dozen shops on East Market Street (NULU), Fourth Street, Frankfort Avenue and Butchertown. Register online
    Additional Information: Brandy Warren, 852-8025, event listing


    Celebrate the National Day on Writing

    October 20, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 1st Floor, Ekstrom Library
    October 20 is NCTE’s National Day on Writing. Celebrate writing with the University Writing Center. Stop by the Writing Center to contribute to our “How I Write” activities. Join in with #HowIWrite on our facebook, twitter, and blog.
    Additional Information: Website, Facebook, Twitter, blog


    MSSW Prospective Student Sessions scheduled

    October 19, 6:30-8 p.m.; online
    Come find out if the versatile Master of Science in Social Work is the right graduate program for you and your professional development. We are hosting virtual and in-person sessions throughout the next two months. Next sessions are October 19 (virtual) and November 16 (in-person at the Kent School).
    Additional Information: Sarah Caragianis, 852-7418, website


    Floyd Street Garage parking update

    Additional orange resident spaces were created on the 3rd floor of the Floyd Street Garage this past weekend. Please do not park in these spaces.

    Additional Information: 852-7275


    Certificate in Health Professions Education program application deadline for Spring 2017

    November 15, K Building (Nursing) HSC Campus; Tuition Remission Available

    The Certificate in Health Professions Program (CHPE) includes four 3-credit hour graduate courses, for a total of 12 credit hours taught over a two-year cycle. The courses include Foundations of Health Professions Education; Teaching & Learning in Health Professions Education; Instructional Strategies in Health Professions Education; and Evidence-based Practice in Health Professions Education.

    Additional Information: Dr. Laura Parson, 852-7714, website


    SAB Homecoming Concert: Road closure announcement

    October 20, 7 a.m. to midnight, 300 Block West Cardinal Boulevard
    The 300 block of West Cardinal Boulevard will be closed on Thursday, October 20 from 7 a.m. to midnight. SAB’s annual Homecoming Concert will feature Waka Flocka Flame, DJ Glittertiz, and the Homies. The concert will happen rain or shine and begins at 6 p.m.
    Additional Information: 852-0318, website



    Benefits Open Enrollment – Those currently enrolled in the Cardinal Care Health Plan

    If you are currently enrolled in the Cardinal Care Health Plan you need to take action during Open Enrollment to choose a new health plan option. As you are aware, the Cardinal Care Health Plan has been phased out and will be closed effective December 31, 2016. Please visit our Open Enrollment website to learn more about other health plan and other benefit options.


    Training and Workshops

    Active shooter training tomorrow

    October 20, 10-11 a.m., Room 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus

    Please join us for our Active Shooter Training where we will discuss how you can respond, developing the Survival Mindset, and what you can expect from law enforcement officers.

    Additional Information: Email, website


    Motivation techniques training next week

    October 25, 9-10:30 a.m, 103A, Human Resources Building, Belknap Campus
    Attendees will learn skills such as overcoming procrastination, filtering negative and cynical thoughts, and leaving the “comfort zone” in order to make daily living more challenging and, therefore, more exciting. Learn how to increase workplace productivity and even how to apply it in other settings

    Additional Information: Email, website


    Bold Moves Against Suicide and Mental Health First Aid training

    November 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., College Street Building at Spalding University, 812 S. Second Street Louisville, 40203; Free

    Mental Health First Aid training is an 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual, the certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.

    Additional Information: Tracie Meyer, 852-5787, website, registration link


    Bike maintenance workshop

    October 20, 4-6 p.m., Humanities Quad; Free
    Drop in with your bike for a free maintenance workshop hosted by the UofL Sustainability Council and Falls City Community BikeWorks. We’ll show you the basics to keep your bike running smooth and how to us our campus Bike Fixit Stations. This is a UofL Sustainability Week event.
    Additional Information: Schedule


    EndNote for Beginners at Ekstrom Library

    November 3, 3-4:30 p.m., W103, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus

    Want to get started with EndNote, the citation management software program freely available to all UofL faculty, staff, and students? Join us for the workshop where we will cover downloading the program, importing citations, working with MS Word, and syncing with EndNoteWeb. The workshop is limited to 10.

    Additional Information: Website



    Bioengineering Department Seminar Series

    Oct. 20, noon to 1 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
    Dr. Andrea L. Behrman, professor at UofL and Kosair Charities Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurorecovery, Department of Neurological Surgery and the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, will discuss “PowerKids: The Development of a Locomotor Training System for Pediatric Patients with Spinal Cord Injury.” Additional Information: Email


    ‘Saving Children’s Lives by Preventing Pneumonia’ by Keith Klugman, MD, PhD

    October 21, noon to 1 p.m., Room 124, Clinical Translational Research Building, HSC
    Keith Klugman leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s work to improve the development and delivery of pneumonia vaccines and expand the use of antibiotic treatments and diagnostic tools. To reserve a lunch, contact Carol Hines at 852-8634 by Wednesday, Oct. 19.


    Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Seminar Series

    October 20, 4 p.m., Baxter 1

    Dr. John Huguenard from the Department of Neurobiology, Neurosurgery, and Molecular and Cellular Biology at Stanford University will present, “Real-time Mode Switching of Thalamocortical Circuits in Epilepsy.”


    Food for Thought Luncheon: Conversations Around Diversity in Academia

    October 21, 12-1:30 p.m., Cultural Center Multipurpose Room; Free with RSVP

    As part of its 3rd annual ‘Targeting Excellence: Hispanic and Latino Student Initiative’ speaker series, the Department of Chemistry will host a luncheon that is open to all students, faculty, and staff. This week, come and engage on the topic of diversity in academia with Latino Professor Dr. Alán Aspuru-Guzik from Harvard University. Lunch will be provided.

    Additional Information: Nora Atkins, 852-7267, Facebook

    Center for Predictive Medicine Seminar Series

    October 19, noon to 1 p.m., Center for Translational Research, Room 124

    The Center for Predictive Medicine Seminar Series presents “The Nucleolus of Developing Brain Cells as a Target of Flaviviruses” by Michal Hetman, MD, PhD, professor, UofL Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. Pizza and drinks provided. Limited seating.

    Additional Information: Cathy St. Clair


    Indo-US Relations: Political and Cultural Complexities

    Nov. 2, Ekstrom Library 104

    Dr. Monish Tourangbam from Manipal University will speak on how India and the United States, “estranged democracies” during the Cold War, are now two of the world’s most engaged democracies. Presented by The Institute for International Communication, Asian Studies Program, A&S International Diversity & Engagement Programs, The Department of Communication, A&S and Crane House.

    Additional Information: Kira J. Hazelwood or Dr. Margaret D’Silva 



    Campus Sustainability Day and UofL Sustainability Week al fresco

    Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

    Free shredding/ recycling of papers, videos and disks at the College of Business circle 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Green Drinks with a Campus Sustainability Tour starts at 6 p.m. outside the U Club. Thursday, check out the Gray St. Farmers Market (10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.); a noon Recycling Center Tour; and a Bike Maintenance Workshop on the Quad 4-6 p.m.
    Additional Information: Full schedule


    Health and Wellness

    Biometric Screening scheduled for Belknap Campus

    Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for UofL Employees, Spouse/QA
    Make an appointment with Get Healthy Now for a free optional biometric screening. Screenings provide the blood pressure, weight, waist/hip measurements and blood cholesterol/glucose data you will need to complete the online health assessment required annually to receive your premium incentive. Please allow 20 minutes for screening.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    Join Get Healthy Now for Lunchtime Yoga

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free

    Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience. Great for those who are new to yoga. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. First class is always free.

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


    Get into the spin of things with InCycle

    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free

    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


    Grand Rounds

    Endocrinology Grand Rounds

    October 19, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038

    Please join us as Seema Parte, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate and Sham S. Kakar, PhD, MBA, Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, UofL present, “Ovarian Stem Cells in Oogenesis and Initiation of Cancer.”


    Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 19, noon to 1 p.m., Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Building

    Please join us featuring Stephen Winters, MD, professor of medicine; chief, division of endocrinology, metabolism & diabetes, UofL. Dr. Winters will present “Testosterone and Cardiovascular Disease,” discussing mechanisms to explain low testosterone levels and summarize clinical studies relating testosterone levels in men with cardiovascular disease risk.

    Additional Information: Monica Sivori, 852-1162


    Dept. of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, ‘An introduction to mindfulness and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy’

    October 20, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., ACB Auditorium
    Willem Kuyken, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre from Oxford, England will offer an extended Grand Rounds and workshop. The aims of this event are to identify basic principles of mindfulness, describe ways mindfulness can train and retrain the brain, and recognize mindfulness-based treatment methods for depression and other mental health problems.



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