March 29, 2017 Announcements

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    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
     
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW
    Two players from UofL’s Intramural Sports and Recreation Sports Club Program have been named to the United States National Rugby Team’s practice squad. Larome White and Pro Vaturi are one step away from competing on the National Team. Click here for more information. 
     
    FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
    School of Nursing Assistant Professor Diane Riff was recently honored at a luncheon for her dedication to providing compassionate care. Riff and six others were recognized at “A Commitment to Compassion” at the Muhammad Ali Center, sponsored by Passport Health Plan, Compassionate Louisville and Insider Louisville. Read more here.
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Open carry advocates to march around campus
    Open carry advocates plan to march on the public sidewalks bordering Belknap Campus Friday, March 31, from about 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants may be carrying a variety of firearms, including long rifles, pistols and replicas of rifles. The route could include Third Street, Cardinal and University boulevards and Floyd and Brook streets. The Dean of Students Office, UofL Police and Louisville Metro Police are aware of the activities.
     
    PINK, UofL’s longest-running student fundraiser is Friday
    March 31, 8 p.m., SAC/MPR; General Admission, $10-20 (sliding scale)/Students with ID; $5
    PINK is UofL’s student-produced amateur drag show. Now celebrating 20 years, PINK holds the record as the longest running student fundraiser on campus. Proceeds benefit students served by the LGBT Center. Also, the University of Louisville LGBT Alumni Network invites alumni, faculty and staff to attend the pre-PINK cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. at the U Club. It’s a free event with hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a chance to connect with friends and learn more about how our alumni are supporting LGBTQ students at UofL.  
    RSVP online.
     
    Amber Carrier LGBT Ally Award nomination deadline March 31
    The Amber Carrier Student Ally Award for LGBT Service honors her contributions by recognizing outstanding student allies each year during the Student Life Awards ceremony hosted by the Division of Student Affairs. The award will be presented during the Student Life Awards Ceremony April 17.
    The nomination form is available online: Amber Carrier LGBT Ally Award.
     
    Undergrad Public Health Info Sessions
    April 3, Belknap HSC Advising Center/HP 101/2314 S. Floyd St.; students free
    Select a one-hour session to learn more about the Undergrad Degree in Public Health:
    • April 3, noon (lunch provided with RSVP by March 30)
    • April 4, 2:15 p.m. (snacks provided with RSVP by March 30)
    Additional Information: Linda Dillman, 852-5559
     
    Green tip: spring cleaning reuse and recycling
    Got junk? Don’t trash it. Use UofL’s recycling and reuse options. Recycle all plastics, paper, cardboard, metal and glass in our single-stream bins. UofL also offers collections for recycling batteries, e-waste, lighting, printer cartridges, chemicals and organics composting. Departmental furniture, equipment and electronics should go to UofL Surplus. Donate unwanted clothing, office and household supplies, etc. to the UofL Free Store in Unitas basement, open Wednesdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., but collection bins outside are always open.
    Recycling and reuse detailsUofL Surplus, UofL Free Store 
     
    Sustainability Roundtable: Metro Office of Sustainability
    March 31, 11 a.m.–noon, Room 135, Life Sciences Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    Join us for the spring Sustainability Roundtable series on alternating Fridays. This week, we’ll hear from Maria Koetter, Director of Metro’s Office of Sustainability. The 35-minute talk will be followed by 25 minutes of open discussion about potential interdisciplinary collaboration. Faculty, staff, students and practitioners from all disciplines are welcome. We have an opening for an interested speaker for the series conclusion on April 14. Come share your sustainability research projects/ideas.

    Website,  Daniel DeCaro 
     
    Hill Street blues? public meetings on redesign
    March 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Room W210, Ekstrom Library
    UofL’s Sustainability Council invites the university community for a discussion with Metro Public Works about plans to repave and reconfigure an important corridor on the edge of Belknap Campus: Hill Street from 1st St. to Meriwether Ave. The city is seeking input on how this corridor could be reconfigured to make it safer for all road users, including drivers, transit riders, cyclists and pedestrians. Bring ideas and come prepared to comment on the options that will be presented.

    Facebook, Project map
     
    Inform students that surveys are here
    March 29
    Starting today, sophomores, juniors, continuing graduate and professional students can complete the Student Perception Survey (SPS) and all graduating students can complete the Graduating Student Survey (GSS) through a link in their CardMail. This information provides valuable feedback used to improve the educational experience. Encourage students to participate in this important survey.

    Katie Partin, 852-3761
     
    Training and Workshops
    New Course Redesign Institute for Active Learning
    May 15-16, Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, Ekstrom Library #302; Free
    Looking for expert support as you redesign a course to incorporate more active learning strategies? Join presenters Deandra Little (Elon University) and Michael Palmer (University of Virginia) for an interactive 2-day institute designed to help you get started. Space is limited to 60 participants.

    Registration
     
    LGBT Health Certificate Series: Trans Violence as a Public Health Crisis
    March 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m., CR 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, HSC Campus; Free
    While the total number of hate crime incidents nationwide have decreased by approximately 30% since 1996 (Business Insider, 2012), hate crimes against LGBT people, and in particular the trans community, have seen a rise in recent years. This session will focus on the violence exhibited against the trans community, and discuss the social awareness necessary to address it as a health crisis.

    Additional Information: Chaz Briscoe, 852-2109, website
     
    Webinar: Building a better NSF proposal
    March 30, 2-3 p.m., Room 2017, K-Wing Bldg. HSC; Free
    Take-Away Benefits from the webinar: How to address NSF review criteria in the project summary page; the exact requirements for the “intellectual merit” and “broader impact” statement; how to think beyond local impact to the possible benefits to society; how to frame the broader impacts of the activities you propose to undertake and the relevant, broader impacts criterion as defined by the National Science Board.

    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website
     
    Creative writing program offers ‘Writing from Life’ fall 2017
    April 7, Online
    Have you ever wondered if the stories you’ve grown up hearing about your family would make for a powerful written work? Have you ever considered bringing the story of your own life to the page? If so, ENGL 599: Writing from Life, the Creative Writing Program’s first-ever online creative writing workshop, might be right for you. This fall 2017 course is eligible for employee tuition remission.

    Contact course instructor Sarah Strickley
     
    Translational Training: Commercializing Academic Research to Benefit Patients
    March 29 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 102; Free
    All are welcome to attend an afternoon workshop presenting topics related to the translation of life science-related academic research innovations. Presentation topics will include defining the unmet clinical need, commercialization strategies, regulatory pathways and insurance reimbursement.

    Email
     
    Talks/Seminars/Symposiums
    Sharon Leon on “Open, Engaged and Humane: The Past and Present of Digital Public History”
    March 30, 4 p.m., Chao Auditorium; Free
    The origin story for digital history differs significantly from the standard literary studies-focused narrative that is offered for humanities computing and the digital humanities. This talk will explore recent work in the field that critically engages with and represents the experiences of diverse group of communities, from migrant workers, to those who have experienced police violence, to LGBTQ people, to many others.

    Email, 852-8977, website
     
    “13th” film screening and panel discussion
    March 30, 5:30-8 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium; Free
    Join us for a free screening of Ava Duvurnay’s “13th,” an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary featuring scholars, activists and politicians analyzing the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. The film offers a thought-provoking look at the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S., and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Nadia Nelson (Criminal Justice), Camara Douglas (PAS) and Matt Fischer (UPA).

    Facebook, 852-6142
     
    Mathematics Colloquium Series
    March 31, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Room 333, Natural Sciences Building, Belknap Campus; Free
    Professor Aaron Hill of the Mathematics Department investigates the “Recurrence of Random Arithmetic Walks” involving the following four kinds of moves: add one, subtract one, multiply by two, divide by two. The central question is whether such a random walk is recurrent (i.e., it visits its initial starting point infinitely many times) when the four moves are equally likely. We will also discuss some results when the probabilities of the four moves change over time (as the walk progresses).

    Professor Gung-min Gie
     
    Parkinson’s symposium for patients and families
    April 6, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Rudd Heart and Lung Building, 201 Abraham Flexner Way; Free
    Speakers will provide insight into a variety of topics affecting patients with Parkinson’s, including new advancements and treatments, and new developments and services within the UofL Physicians Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders program.

    Website
     
    Anatomical sciences and neurobiology postdoctoral defense
    March 29, Noon, 3rd Floor Auditorium, HSC Instructional Building; Free
    Postdoctoral student, Kathryn M. DeVeau, will defend her thesis entitled “Spinal Cord Injury Induced Cardiac Decline and the Limitations of Exercise.”

    Donna Bottorff, 852-7545
     
    Health and Wellness
    Interested in Weight Watchers?
    Health Science Center
    We are trying to get Weight Watchers to come to UofL’s Health Science Center, but they need a minimum of 15 participants. If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers, or would like more information, contact us.

    Larsandra Linton, 852-6168 or Sharlene Dillander, 852-6880
     
    Get your body in motion with Nia
    Tuesdays, 6:15-7 a.m. and 6:40-7:40 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:15-7 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, Free for GHN members
    Get moving with GHN’s Nia class to help you find health through movement. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that corresponds with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and upper extremities.

    Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    New: ‘Gentle Yoga’ class at GHN
    Mon/Wed, 10-10:50 a.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym, $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    Ease into a practice with this slow and steady mid-morning class which incorporates yoga props to support the body. Great for those who are new to yoga! Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. First class is always free.

    Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Mix Pilates and Yoga with PiYo
    Mon/Wed, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; $40 Unlimited Classes/semester
    PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. If you’re looking for a workout without jumping or high impact cardio to help lose weight, find out what the Piyo craze is all about! First class is free.

    Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Evening Indoor Cycling Classes at GHN
    Mon/Wed, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Join Get Healthy Now’s InCycle evening class and let the upbeat music motivate you as you ride through a variety of speeds and resistance challenges. Burn those calories off with this time efficient ride to help you reach your wellness goals faster. Suitable for all fitness levels.

    Group Fitness Schedule, website, email, 852-7755
     
    Grand Rounds
    Cardiovascular Medicine
    March 29, noon–1 p.m., Jewish Rudd Heart and Lung Center, Top Floor Conference Center, Great Halls I & II
    Join us for guest speaker A. Gregory Deam, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UofL, who will present “Update on Atrial Fibrillation Ablation.”

    Website, 852-1162
     
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
    March 30, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., ACB Auditorium
    Ben Rigor, MD, Emeritus Chair and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, will present “Clinical Bioethics in Pain Management.”

    Sara Thomas, 588-4870
     
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    Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.