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April 23, 2014 announcements

by UofL Today last modified May 14, 2014 12:58 PM

Announcements submitted for the UofL Today email, April 23, 2014


1.)Free downtown events feature cartoonist

April 26 and 27, various locations

Award-winning New York cartoonist and graphic novelist Ben Katchor will visit April 26 and 27 for University of Louisville-sponsored Jewish Heritage Series events downtown and an exhibition of his work at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts. On April 26, a 3 p.m. reception will open an exhibit of his comics at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts. On April 27, he will speak at 1 p.m. and lead a 3 p.m. workshop at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.

Additional Information: Julie Gross, 589-0102. UofL Today story.


2.) All invited to Arts and Sciences faculty retirement celebration

April 23, 4 p.m., University Club

Free, open to the public

Dean John Ferré will host an Arts and Sciences retirement celebration recognizing retiring faculty. A reception will follow.

For more information and a list of retiring faculty, visit this website.


3.) ‘Lighten Your Load’ by exchanging/donating unwanted items

April 25, 1 to 3 p.m., Miller Hall, FYRC

The University of Louisville has partnered with Goodwill for an end-of-year move out event. On April 25, Miller Hall will be hosting Lighten Your Load! This is an opportunity for residents and members of the Louisville community to stop by Miller's FYRC room to exchange items that would typically be discarded at the end of the spring semester (like old clothes, nonperishable foods and household appliances). Items left at the end of the event are donated to Goodwill. Guest speakers begin at 1:30 p.m.

Additional Information: Bryan Mathis.


Information Technology

4.) University websites must upgrade to Plone 4 by June 30

Departments have until June 30 to rebuild their websites in the upgraded Plone 4 system. The new system features tripled speed, mobile-friendly design, Adobe Flash integration and more. Register for Plone 4 training here. IT’s Design & Printing now provides services for creating, editing or migrating your Plone website using an OCM-created theme. For more information contact Shelia Marable, assistant manager/web team leader.



5.) Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology schedules dissertation defense

April 23, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., K Wing 2034

Free, open to the public

Emily Williams, department of anatomical sciences and neurobiology, presents “The Roles of BMP Signaling in Hair Follicle Development and Innervation.”

Additional Information:, 852-6227.


6.) Grant Crafting Brown Bag Series topic is budget building

April 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Shumaker Building, Room 139


Join us for the next session in the Grant Crafting Brown Bag Series for practical, hands-on budget building, presented by Teresa Wilkins of the A&S Research Office. There may be fun involved. Sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend. The Grant Crafting Series is a collaborative effort by the A&S and CEHD Research Offices and covers a variety of topics related to producing superior, fundable proposals. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Additional Information: RSVP to Teresa Wilkins, 852-5588. Website.


7.) Brown bag lunch to focus on caregiving/medical aspects

12 - 1 pm April 24 Human Resources 103a


Enjoy discussing caregiving issues in an empathic and supportive group setting. Facilitator and participant led discussions. Bring your lunch and come enjoy a conversation with your UofL Colleagues! No need to register; this is informal and open to all.

Additional Information: Website. Email:


8.) Health Sciences Center Diversity schedules Lunch and Learn

April 29, noon to 1 p.m., Kornhauser Library Auditorium


Health Sciences Center faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend "Understanding and Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Healthcare Environment" with Howard J. Ross. Ross is one of the nation’s leading diversity training consultants and a nationally recognized expert on diversity, leadership and organizational change. Lunch will be provided to the first 100 people who RSVP to Ron Welch, 852-7159. Sponsored by the Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


9.) Health Sciences Center schedules unconscious bias breakout sessions

April 29, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m., various locations


Faculty and administrators are invited to participate in “Exploring Bias in the Performance Management Process” with Howard Ross. During this interactive session, participants will discuss a framework for understanding how we see the world and explore ways unconscious bias impacts our interactions with others. RSVP to Ron Welch, 852-7159, for the morning or afternoon session. Sponsored by the Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


10.) One week left to take brief survey and earn rewards from UofL CarShare

Deadline April 30

Did you know you can rent a fuel-efficient car from campus for just $8/hour (including gas andinsurance)? UofL CarShare is cheaper than most mileage reimbursements and is now open to the public. Use it for personal or business needs anytime. We want to know what would make the program work for you, your family, friends and neighbors. Anyone who completes this short survey by April 30 earns membership in UofL CarShare for only $10 plus $35 in free driving credits.

Additional Information: Take the survey here. Visit the CarShare website.


11.) Faculty: Application deadline extended to learn about digital tools for promoting student engagement

Deadline April 30

The application deadline for the 2014-15 Digital Pedagogy Faculty Learning Community has been extended to April 30. Are you interested in using digital tools to support your students’ learning and engagement? If so, this is the opportunity for you. The yearlong interdisciplinary faculty community will begin with a kickoff workshop May 27 to 29. Six followup sessions during the academic year will provide ongoing technical and pedagogical support.

Additional Information: To find out more or apply, please visit this link.


12.) Designing optimal multicolor panels for flow cytometry

April 30, 10 to 11 a.m., Baxter Building, Basement Room 038


The next Louisville Flow and Imaging Group meeting features Mike Hulsey, who will present "Designing Optimal Multicolor panels for Flow Cytometry."

Additional Information: Thomas Miller, 852-2062; James McCracken.


13.) Come to the iClicker Demo

April 30, noon to 2 p.m., Ekstrom Library, Room 244, Delphi Lab


Please join the Delphi Center and Glen Garrett from iClicker for lunch and a session about iClicker/iClickerGo. iClicker is a tool that allows students to submit answers for in-class polling, and iClickerGo adds the convenience of using a smart phone or laptop as a substitute clicker. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Linda Leake, 852-4332, so we have an accurate lunch count.



14.) Brown Cancer Center Seminar Series scheduled

April 23, noon to 1 p.m., CTR, 101


The James Graham Brown Cancer Center Seminar Series presents: “VSEL Cells: From Tissue Regeneration to Metastasis.” Our speaker will be Russell Taichman, DMD, professor, periodontics and oral medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry. This seminar series is funded by the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

Additional Information: Brooke DeGroote.


15.) Microbiology and Immunology seminar scheduled

April 24, noon, Baxter II, Room 038, Health Sciences Center

Free, public

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents “Role of Viral Activated Macrophages in Pathogenesis of Arenavirus Hepatitis,” by Patrick Whang, PhD, candidate in the lab of Igor Lukashevich, MD.

Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.


Grand Rounds

16.) Location changed for Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds, Dr. Stephen Wagner

April 23, noon to 1 p.m., Baxter 1, Basement Auditorium

PLEASE NOTE TODAY'S LOCATION CHANGE: Baxter I Basement Auditorium (570 S. Preston). Please enter on the Baxter I side if possible. Dr. Stephen Wagner will present "2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines: What Is New, What Is Controversial and What Is Beyond the Scope?" Wagner is UofL associate professor of medicine, and chief, cardiology section at the Louisville VA Medical Center.

Additional Information: Email; website.


17.) Medicine presents Dr. Stephen Wagner

April 24, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds features Stephen Wagner, MD, UofL associate professor of medicine and VAMC chief of cardiology. Dr. Wagner will present "2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults: What is New, Controversial and Beyond the Scope," focusing on new guidelines, areas of controversy and the risks/benefits of statin therapy.

Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825.


18.) Psychiatry presents ‘Role of NMDA Receptors in Fear Extinction’

April 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium

Free, open to the public

Hardik Yadav, MD, PGY-4, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, University of Louisville, will present "Role of NMDA Receptors in Fear Extinction."

Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell 588-4424 or 813-6664.


19.) Neuroscience presents ‘Multi-Modal MRI-Based Neurosurgery Planning’

June 26, 8 to 9:00 a.m., School of Nursing auditorium, room 4003


As part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the department of neurosurgery is pleased to have Bruce Pike, PhD, present "Multi-Modal MRI-Based Neurosurgery Planning." Pike is the CAIP Chair in Healthy Brain Aging, the head of the division of image science and the deputy head (research) in the department of radiology at the University of Calgary.


Additional information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, can be found here. Contact: Paul Fultz.

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