October 19, 2017 Announcements


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    Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017





    The Kentucky Equine Education Project has given a posthumous Industry Vision Award to the late Tim Capps, who was director of UofL’s Equine Industry Program when he died April 22 at the age of 71. The award was given Oct. 16 at the KEEP Equine Industry Conference in Lexington.



    Darryl L. Kaelin, MD, has assumed the role of president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Kaelin, professor and chief of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Louisville, practices with University of Louisville Physicians and is medical director of the Frazier Rehab Institute. He is also the University of Louisville Endowed Chair for Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation and specializes in neuro-rehabilitation with a focus on traumatic brain injury and stroke. He will serve as AAPM&R president for one year.




    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.


    Don’t forget to Enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts during Open Enrollment

    If you want to have a health care or dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), you must log on and enroll, even if you had one last year. Your previous year election for FSA will not rollover. Visit Louisville.edu/hr/oe for full details and to enroll.  Benefits Open Enrollment ends Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.


    HR Available to Shelby Campus Employees Thursday

    Representatives from Human Resources and Get Healthy Now will be on Shelby Campus (Founders Union, Room 136B) Thursday, October 19  from 9 a.m. to noon to answer questions about Open Enrollment and the Health Assessment for Shelby campus employees.



    Red Barn Alumni Assoc. Football Game Watch

    October 21, 11:15 a.m., Red Barn; Free

    Everyone welcome to watch UofL vs. Florida State on TV at the Red Barn. Free food, soft drinks and bottled water, and adult beverages for sale. Door prizes include two pieces of floor from Crawford Gym and a basketball all signed by Denny Crum and one floor piece of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four Court inscribed 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions Louisville Cardinals. Register online.

    Additional Information: George Howe, 852-7467


    Student death response protocol

    In the unfortunate event of a student death, the Dean of Students Office serves as the Coordinating Office for University Response. All communication with the family of a deceased student until after a memorial or funeral service is held should be coordinated with the Dean of Students Office. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 852-5787 or via email.


    Teach abroad with KIIS

    Teach in Europe, Africa, Asia, or Latin America with Kentucky Institute for International Studies. Faculty may propose a new special topics course, offer a course currently taught at UofL, or suggest an existing KIIS course. To view samples of KIIS course descriptions, visit the individual program pages and select “Courses.” No foreign language experience required. The Winter 2018-2019 submission deadline is November 15, 2017.
    Additional Information: Rebekah Golla, 270-745-2187, website



    Paper Monuments: Reading Scrapbooks to Understand the History of Hate in America, Ellen Gruber Garvey

    October 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Room 300, Humanities, Belknap Campus

    Men and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks. During and after the Civil War, Northerners and Southerners read different newspapers and read them differently. They accused each other of promulgating fake news, even as they all saved their records of living through momentous events. Immediately after the war, Southern scrapbooks mark a turn to lost cause ideology. At the same time, some African Americans began making massive scrapbook compilations.

    Additional Information: Deborah Lutz


    ‘America’s Addiction to Automobiles: Why Cities Need to Kick the Habit and How’

    October 20, noon to 1 p.m., Room 123, Urban Studies Institute (426 W. Bloom St.)
    Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch and Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability. This month, we are combining forces with the Urban and Public Affairs Speaker Series to present recent alumni, Chad Frederick, PhD, discussing his book, ‘America’s Addiction to Automobiles: Why Cities Need to Kick the Habit and How.’ Frederick will discuss the content of his book, what he found, and why he wrote it in the way that he did.
    Additional Information: Website 


    Training and Workshops

    Digital Media Suite Workshops

    October, Ekstrom Library, Rm 114-Digital Media Suite
    The DMS is offering two one-hour workshops on the creation of instructional media for the classroom. Each of these sessions will cover a specific type of media, the best practices in creation, and possible uses in the classroom. Attendees will also learn about and test equipment and software used in creating and editing digital media. Registration is available online.
    Additional Information: Jason Zahrndt


    Eating Awareness Training

    October 24, 5-7 p.m., SAC W309; $16 or free with study participation

    Learn to eat mindfully, healthy, and with pleasure. This four-session Eating Awareness Training will help you learn to eat healthy without dieting by learning to recognize your body hunger and fullness signals. You will learn to identify and disrupt cycles of emotional and stress eating. Last workshop of the year.

    Additional Information: Email, website


    Webinar: ‘AAHRPP Single IRB Review Standard’

    October 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Research Bldg., Belknap Campus; Free
    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


    PLAN to offer workshop on managing conflict through effective communication

    October 23, 1-3 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
    Grad students need to be able to communicate with a variety of audiences – peers, mentors, committee members, and external audiences – but often conflict may arise from differences in styles, expectations, or personalities. At this session, participants will learn effective communication strategies to preempt conflict or manage it in-the-moment, while maintaining a positive and productive relationship. Grad students interested in attending can register and find more info on the PLAN website.

    Additional Information: CalendarMichelle Rodems, 852-3110

    Grand Rounds

    Family and Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

    October 20, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium
    Stephen Wheeler, MD, associate professor, UofL Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, will present, “Heart Failure.” Learners will review pathophysiology and tests to improve diagnosis, address differences in systolic and diastolic heart failure, and review medications for prevention and treatment. CME credit will be provided.
    Additional Information: Melissa Garrett, 852-5499


    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    October 20, 8 a.m., Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Join us for a pediatric grand rounds featuring Victoria A. Statler, MD, MSc. Statler is assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She will present, “Optimizing Vaccine Immunity in the Immunocompromised Pediatric Patient.”
    Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 502-629-8828


    Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

    October 20, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Baxter I Research Building, lower level auditorium
    Please join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as we welcome Kevin Himschoot, MD, PGY-4 resident. Dr. Himschoot will present “Avoiding Oncology Disasters for the General Orthopaedist.”
    Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902, website 



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