Feb.19, 2014 Announcements
Announcements submitted for inclusion in the Feb. 19, 2014 UofL Today email.
Health and Wellness
1.) Retirement workshop set for Feb. 28
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Feb. 28, Room 222, College of Business
Register now to attend a two-hour retirement workshop sponsored by the School of Accountancy and presented by faculty member and certified financial planner Sheila Johnston, CPA. Topics include discussion of UofL options, amounts needed for retirement, basic retirement issues and much more.
Additional Information: Sheila Johnston, 852-4820.
2.) Take advantage of Ya Ya Yoga classes
Pause from your busy schedule; you deserve this mini vacation. Get Healthy Now has created a 20-minute gentle yoga class that you can do on-campus and in your street clothes. Available sessions are from 12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., HP Multi-Purpose Room, Student Services Annex, Belknap Campus; or 12:30 to 12:50 p.m., Chestnut Street Garage Fitness Center, Health Sciences Center. Register here.
Additional Information: Paula Kommor, 852-0128.
3.) Green Tip: Water, climate and ‘Wonder’
Sustainable solutions are the topic of campus conversation this week. Today, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in Law School Room 171, UofL’s Sustainability Scholars Roundtable will discuss interdisciplinary research in water resources. Also today at 3 p.m. in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium, Congressman John Yarmuth will speak on the politics surrounding global climate change. Tomorrow, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium, GRASS screens the documentary “Wonder” about Harlan and Ann Hubbard’s off-grid, sustainable lifestyle.
Additional Information: UofL Sustainability Events.
4.) Kornhauser Health Sciences Library open 24/7 from March 8 through June 27
With generous support from the School of Medicine, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library will be open 24/7 beginning Saturday, March 8, through Friday, June 27. Keycard access will be required after 9 p.m. No services, such as laptop or book check out, will be available during the overnight hours, but security guards will be in the building.
5.) Renovation of Kornhauser Health Sciences Library underway
The construction noise is going to hurt just a little bit, but the renovation of Kornhauser Health Sciences Library will be good for everyone when it’s over. Thanks to generous support from the School of Medicine, additional study rooms, a vending/café area and more window seating will be added. For pictures and updates, visit Kornhauser construction.
6.) Submit an ad for the Student Orientation Guide
Do you have information you would like to get to every incoming freshman or transfer student and their family members? Submit an ad to the 2014 Student Orientation Guide. Ad prices and sizes vary. Contact deadline is Feb. 28. Please email the New Student Orientation Office for more details, 852-7276.
7.) Make your voice heard during Ekstrom Library focus groups.
Do you use services or resources on the first floor of Ekstrom Library? Then we need you to help transform it by participating in one of our focus groups. Free breakfast/lunch will be served. Make your voice heard. Sign up for a focus group. To sign up, click here.
Additional Information: Maurini Strub, 852-8750.
8.) ‘mTOR Signaling In Adult Neurogenesis and the Development Of Epilepsy’
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Feb. 20, Auditorium, Room 4003, School of Nursing
The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Steve C. Danzer, PhD, present “mTOR Signaling In Adult Neurogenesis and the Development Of Epilepsy.” Danzer is an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesia’s Division of Neurobiology at the University of Cincinnati. For more information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, go to louisville.edu/medschool/neurosurgery/danzer.html.
Additional Information: Paul Fultz.
9.) Colloquium to focus on ‘The weather-space weather connection’
3 p.m. Feb. 21, Room 112, Natural Science Building
Clemson University atmospheric physicist Jens Oberheide will talk about his research to understand how tropospheric weather impacts the variability or “space weather” of Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere. Current and future challenges facing forthcoming NASA satellite missions also will be discussed.
Additional Information: Department of Physics and Astronomy, 852-6790.
10.) Medicine event features Callen
8 a.m. Feb. 20, auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building
UofL Department of Medicine Grand Rounds features Jeffrey P. Callen, MD, professor of medicine (dermatology) and chief, Division of Dermatology, at UofL. Callen will present “Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management” focusing on understanding recent advances and their impact on diagnosis/management of patients with cutaneous LE, and designing a systematic plan for evaluation of patients and a program for management for skin manifestations with cutaneous LE.
For more information, contact Jason Puckett, 852-1825.
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