April 4, 2017 Announcements

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    UofL News
    Tuesday, April 4, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    Take Back the Night, an annual event to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence, has been held at UofL each April since 2001. The event includes speakers, a Resource Fair and a march, and is hosted by Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC).
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    Two University of Louisville faculty members and an entrepreneur affiliated with the university’s co-working space iHub are among the five honorees of the 2017 MOSAIC Awards, scheduled for presentation May 18 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville. From UofL, faculty members Anna Faul, PhD, and John La Barbera and iHub co-founder Vik Chadha will be honored. The MOSAIC Awards benefit Jewish Family & Career Services and honor international Americans who make a significant contribution in their profession and community.
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Forty-three campus buildings to undergo seasonal changeover to cooling system
    Beginning April 10
    Many Belknap Campus buildings are heated and cooled from our central steam and chilled water plant on Belknap campus. There are 43 buildings on Belknap Campus that require a switchover when the seasons change. Many of these buildings require the heating to be shut off and the pipes to cool before the cooling can be turned on. Physical Plant workers will began transitioning these Belknap buildings April 10. If all goes as well, the process is expected to take about one week. The seasonal changeover process conserves energy, saves money and allows Physical Plant workers to perform required  inspections and maintenance. Because changing the systems takes time and cannot be quickly reversed, occasionally the buildings are adversely affected by a brief warm or cold spell.
    Additional Information: 852-6241
     
    CMS data and the Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF)
    Attention physicians, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payment Dispute period is April 1 – May 15. While you review the reported payments, please ensure that your current external interests disclosed to the university align with the reported payments. In addition to the annual disclosure requirement, covered individuals must also update their ADF within 30 days of a change in disclosures.
    Additional Information: Conflict of Interest Program website, email, 852-7612
     
    Free bowling for graduate students
    April 14, 6-10 p.m., Executive Strike and Spare, 911 Phillips Lane, Louisville, 40209; Graduate students: free
    Graduate students are invited to a night of completely free bowling. Each graduate student can bring up to three guests. Students must show their UofL student ID at the event for entry. RSVP by April 13 to ensure your spot.
    Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht, FacebookRSVP online
     
    Trivia Night: Fandom Edition
    April 4, 6-7:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Activities Center, Belknap Campus; Free; donations to Camp Quality Kentuckiana encouraged
    Join Honors Student Council for their Spring Trivia Night: Fandom Edition. Bring a team of five or come as you are and take part in a homemade spaghetti dinner, multiple rounds of mixed fandom trivia, and a chance to win over $400 in prizes.
    Additional Information: Facebook
     
    The 360 Journey into Latinx Resistance
    April 5, 12-1 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; Free
    360 degree clips dealing with the topic of immigration, the border wall and border crossings. A conversation about Immigration will follow VR clip screenings with facilitator Enid Trucios-Haynes. Presented as part of the Planetarium social justice series, “Empowerment: Making and Shaping History.”
    Additional Information: Manuel F. Medina
     
    2017 Spring Career Fair
    April 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thornton’s Academic Center of Excellence in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium; Free
    Looking for a part or full-time job after school ends and don’t know where to start? Come check out to the Spring Career Fair. Employers from around Kentuckiana will be looking for candidates just like you to fill their needs – plus, we’ll have free Penn Station for all attendees.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    TEDxUofL 2017 focuses on growth
    April 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red Barn; Free, registration required
    TEDxUofL 2017: GROWTH’s purpose is to explore, explain, and expose the importance of growth through a series of short presentations. There will be three sessions: 1. Cultural Competency, 10-11:30 a.m.; 2. Community, 12-1:30 p.m.; 3. Creation, 2-3:30 p.m. Registration is required.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    Nobel laureate to visit UofL
    May 8-9, UofL Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, Belknap Campus; Free
    Nobel Laureate of 2003 in Chemistry, Dr. Peter Agre, is giving two lectures at UofL. Faculty, staff, students, and post-docs are encouraged to attend. Agre’s technical lecture, “Aquaporin Water Channels: From Atomic Structure to Malaria,” is Monday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m. His general audience lecture, “Bridging Science and Society: Advocating for Human Rights and Diplomacy while Fighting Disease Worldwide,” is Tuesday, May 9 at 12:30 p.m.
    Additional Information: Kelsey Kaht, website
     
    The Department of Physiology Seminar Series features Professor Jeffrey Isenberg
    April 4, 11:45 a.m., Baxter I Auditorium; Free
    The Department of Physiology presents, “Matricellular Protein Signaling: ‘Outside-In’ Control of Blood Flow,” by Jeffrey Isenberg, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Jennifer Wells, 852-6231
     
    Bioengineering Dept. Seminar Series continues with ‘Environment/diet interaction in fatty liver diseases’
    April 5, 12-1 p.m., The Vogt Building, Room 311
    Dr. Juliane Arteel, post-doctoral researcher and assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UofL, will present, “Environment/diet interaction in fatty liver diseases: In-depth investigation of this two-hit hypothesis.” Recent studies by her group and others suggest that obesity and hepatic steatosis increase susceptibility to environmental hepatotoxicants (e.g., industrial solvents). These data raise concerns about potential for overlap between diets high in fatty acids (i.e. Western diet) and exposure to VC and the health implications of this co-exposure for humans.
    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford
     
    MATLAB Instructional Seminar
    April 7, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Room 103, Ernst Hall; Free, must register
    The J.B. Speed School of Engineering is hosting a seminar held by MathWorks, creators of MATLAB. This session provides an overview of MATLAB and introduces the powerful statistical analysis and visualization capabilities available in the MATLAB product family. It will demonstrate how to analyze and visualize data, introduce desktop tools for editing code, and show how to publish and share results. 
    Additional Information: Register online 
     
    Training and Workshops
    Workshop on Materials & Nanotechnology Research in Chemical Engineering
    April 7, 1-2 p.m., 310 Ernst Hall; Free
    Third Workshop on Opportunities for Collaborative Materials Research at UofL: “Materials & Nanotechnology Research in Chemical Engineering.” The Speed School Materials Science & Engineering Research Group is sponsoring a workshop on materials and nanotechnology research activities of the Chemical Engineering Department. This ongoing series of workshops is designed to build connections between and develop new research opportunities for researchers throughout the Speed School and across UofL.
    Additional Information: Robert W. Cohn, 852-7077, website 
     
    Leading Successful Meetings: Training Next Week
    April 11, 11-12:30 p.m., HR Training Room, Human Resources Office, 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, 40208
    Leveraging lessons from the field, your own experiences and some of the best resources on effective meeting management, this interactive and engaging session will transform the way you plan, lead and attend meetings. Get ready to gain valuable insights and TIME by making a difference in the way you meet. Register online.
    Additional Information: Website
     
    CPR training available
    April 11, noon to 4 p.m.,HSC, Instructional Bldg. B, Room 307; $40
    The Paris Simulation Center will offer CPR Training on the following dates and times:April 11. Noon to 4 PM ; April 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; April 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; May 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; June 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219
     
    Studies
    Participants wanted for Hearing Research Study (Free hearing screening + $20/hour)
    MDA-Health Sciences Campus
    We are looking for adults (ages 45 to 85) with hearing loss to participate in a research study that will assist us with developing an online program to educate people about hearing loss and help them self-manage their communication problems. Participants will attend a focus group, test our online training modules, or partake in a pilot study examining the effectiveness of the online program. Participants will be compensated $20/hour.
    Additional Information: Hearing Research Center, 852-3990
     
    Health and Wellness
    Congrats to Get Healthy Now’s Member of the Month
    Congratulations to Mahsa Badami for being Get Healthy Now’s Member of the Month for April. This month’s theme is Global Health. Keep reading to learn more about how Mahsa practices healthy eating to keep her motivated while pursuing her health journey.
    Additional Information: Mahsa’s story via the GHN website
     
    Grand Rounds
    Endocrinology Grand Rounds
    April 5, 4 p.m., Baxter II Research Building, lower level, Room 038
    Join us as Martin E. Brown, MD, M.Sc., UofL Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Co-Director, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, presents, “Neurologic Complications of Diabetes.”
    Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237
     
    QUESTIONS & SUBMISSIONS
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