Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The University of Louisville College of Business and the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation partner each year to host “Thrivals,” part of IdeaFestival, which brings high school and college students together with professionals to explore innovation and cutting edge ideas. Thrivals is particularly focused on students who are the “future disruptors.”
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
Two UofL professors will be on the front lines during this week’s IdeaFestival. Roman V. Yampolskiy, professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, will present “Louisville … In a Driverless Future,” during the Flash Class presentations. Nat Irvin, II, Woodrow M. Strickler Executive in Residence and professor of Management Practice at the College of Business, will present during Thrivals, which he founded at IdeaFestival. IdeaFestival is Sept. 26-28 at The Kentucky Center.
University of Louisville faculty and staff received nearly $3 million in grants the past two weeks. A snapshot of the awards is listed here.
Louisville Alumni/Cardinal Day of Service
The UofL Alumni Association and UofL Office of Community Engagement are co-hosting the Louisville Alumni/Cardinal Day of Service on Oct. 6-7. Kick off Homecoming 2017 by joining with faculty, staff, as well as alumni councils and chapters across the nation in giving back to the community. Various service locations in Louisville are available to choose from and all participants will receive a special t-shirt at the volunteer site they choose. Deadline to register is Monday, October 2.
Comedian/Scientist Adam Ruben performing Friday
Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Strickler Hall; Free
Openings remain for the Active Learning Teaching and Technology Institute
October 9-10, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus; Free
Consider joining your colleagues during fall break for the Active Learning Teaching and Technology Institute to delve into active learning pedagogies, flipped classroom approaches and other instructional strategies that aim to create environments that enhance learning and assess learners’ progress. Attend one or both days to discover current practices and practical suggestions for implementing active learning strategies and leveraging instructional technology in a variety of disciplines.
Additional Information: Deb Hatfield, 852-0412, website
University tours at the Speed Art Museum
Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 12-5 p.m., Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St.; free for UofL students and faculty
The Speed Art Museum offers two types of tours for University groups. All groups are required to schedule in advance to ensure availability of dates and times.
Additional Information: Anna Alger, website
Art Library offers Student Research Award
The Margaret Bridwell Art Library offers a $500 research exhibition award to a UofL student for research in the areas of art, design, or curatorial studies. The purpose of this award is to honor a student who has completed innovative research in a creative field. The winning student will be chosen to display their research materials and final project. Applications due Oct.14. Eligibility criteria and application information online.
Additional Information: Sarah Carter
Cap and gown ordering for December 2017 Commencement Ceremony
The ordering website is open for faculty and students to place an order for academic apparel for the December 2017 Commencement Ceremony. The deadline to order apparel is Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at midnight. Graduation participants should visit the commencement website for information on the ceremony and to place a cap and gown order.
Additional Information: Email
National Voter Registration Day today
September 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Humanities Bldg. Quad
Additional Information: Website, email
SHPE conducts Natural Disaster Relief Outreach
The UofL student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is collecting items for those who have been devastated by the recent natural disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Training and Workshops
Eating Awareness Training
October 24, 5-7 p.m., SAC 309; $16 or free with study participation
Learn to eat mindfully before the Holidays. EAT workshop will help you recognize hunger and fullness cues and be satisfied with smaller amounts of food. Recognize and change personal stress-eating patterns. Four sessions: October 24, 31, November 7, 14. 5-7 p.m.
Additional Information: Email, website
16th annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture, ‘Cuba: Today and Tomorrow’
September 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Elaine Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library; Free
Harvard Professor Jorge Dominguez will discuss issues concerning challenges Cuba faces today and the evolving relationship with the US and Latin American countries. He will also present an “Informal Conversation on Current Latin American Politics” at the Cultural Center at 11-11:50 a.m., on September 27.
Additional Information: Email, website
The Un-Natural World: The Race to Remake Civilization
September 26, 5:30-7 p.m., University Club; Public $20, Students $10 (*scholarships available), WAC Members Free
Sixth Annual Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health Symposium: Opportunities and Challenges in Adolescence
September 29, 7:30 a.m.to 4:15 p.m., Home of the Innocents, 1100 E. Market St., Louisville; $60 for physicians and other health care providers, $15 for residents, fellows and students
11th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featuring Rhonda Y. Williams
November 8, 5:30 p.m., duPont Manual High School Auditorium, 120 W. Lee St.
Additional Information: Website
Biology Department Seminar Series presents Dr. Ann Rypstra, Miami
September 29, noon, 139, Shumaker Research Building
Health and Wellness
Strengthen your core with Pilates
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:10-1 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free
Make a splash with Get Healthy Now’s Water Fitness
Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 7, 12-12:45 p.m., Natatorium, Belknap Campus; Free for UofL Employees, Retirees and Spouse/QA
Relax and take a moment of mindfulness
Tuesdays, 5:30-5:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for UofL employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA
Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755
Go with the flow with Power Vinyasa
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN members
New Weight Watchers session starting soon
September 26, Dept. of Surgery,Ambulatory Care Building, 2nd Floor, HSC
Stepping out strong for bone health
September 29, 9-10:30 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Studio B
PGC Energy Tip 4: Know the amount of energy equipment uses
The wattage of light bulbs is known because it is on the packaging. Much of the equipment we use has “standby” mode that uses energy, even when the equipment appears to be off. Computers and monitors use about 200 watts per hour when on and 26 watts per hour in standby mode. That standby power is enough to power 48 CFL bulbs for 24 hours. Knowledge is power and you have the power to make a difference. The Partnership for a Green City can provide you with additional information or wattage.
Green Tip: Make plans for UofL Sustainability Week Oct. 23-29
Sustainability Week is the perfect opportunity to get engaged in social and planetary justice. Any related events (lectures, films, tours, service projects, etc.) can be added to the calendar and all are welcome to host a booth at Campus Sustainability Day on the Quad Oct. 25. Faculty are encouraged to integrate themes of environmental, social and economic stewardship into courses, service learning and research. Send students to sustainability events, or use our discussion guides and online resources. To get on the calendar or reserve a Campus Sustainability Day fair booth, contact Justin Mog.
Endocrinology Grand Rounds
September 27, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038
Join us as Betty C. Villafuerte, MD, UofL Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, presents, “Familial Hypercholesterolemia.”
Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
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