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Jan. 13, 2014 Announcements

by Warren,Brandy M last modified Jan 13, 2014 10:22 AM

Announcements submitted for inclusion in the Jan. 13, 2014 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts

1.) Harry Pickens Trio to perform as SOM celebrates Jamey Aebersold’s NEA Award event

Events

2.) WinterFest 2014 events continue through Jan. 20

3.) Cards on Ice? UofL turning parking lot into ice rink

4.) Students can enjoy NuLu Night on the Town

Grand Rounds

5.) Neuroscience

Health and Wellness

6.) TAKE 20 to Flourish in the New Year

Miscellaneous

7.) Athletics offering discounted men’s basketball tickets to faculty, staff

8.) Retention Initiative: Alert students early with SAGE

9.) Faculty: Learn practical strategies for assessing student learning

10.) Green Tip: Get your “Ticket to Ride” with newly forming UofL vanpools

11.) Kornhauser Library construction update

12.) Post-Baccalaureate/Pre-Medical School program information sessions

Professional Development

13.) EndNote Class at Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

Studies

14.) Adolescent Fibromyalgia Study, children 12 to 17 years

Talks

15.) Brookings Institution Senior Fellow to speak about challenges facing Mexico and Brazil

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

1.) Harry Pickens Trio to perform as SOM celebrates Jamey Aebersold’s NEA Award event

6:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Bird Recital Hall, School of Music

Free

Jamey Aebersold has been named a 2014 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, will present a live webcast of the ceremony and concert Monday, Jan. 13. The School of Music will present the webcast in Bird Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The Harry Pickens Trio will perform a concert prior to the webcast presentation, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Additional Information: School of Music, 852-6907

Events

2.) WinterFest 2014 events continue through Jan. 20

Through Jan. 20, Various Locations

First Year Initiatives and campus partners welcome our new and returning students to campus with WinterFest 2014 events through Jan. 20. To make sure students don’t get caught up in the winter blues, FYI put together a great calendar of events to get the spring semester started off right. Please share with your students where to find the full WinterFest calendar and don’t forget to check it out yourself.

3.) Cards on Ice? UofL turning parking lot into ice rink

6 – 10 p.m. Jan. 14, yellow parking lot, behind Bettie Johnson

Free

Get your ice skates ready and come join the UofL Student Activities Board and the Office of First Year Initiatives to kick off the new semester with Cards on Ice. Strap on free rental skates and reconnect with your friends while skating on the first ever campus ice skating rink. The event will feature Snowzilla, an outdoor tubing experience, horse-drawn carriage rides, free food and drinks and a live DJ. For more information, check out WinterFest’s website or email First Year Initiatives.

4.) Students can enjoy NuLu Night on the Town

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Local Speed Art Museum

Free to UofL students

Hit the town with your friends. Join First-Year Initiatives and the Speed Art Museum for a night on the town in NuLu. Enjoy free dinner from Taco Punk, check out the new art exhibit and create your own masterpiece in “Mixology: A Multi-Media Collage Experience.” Buses will leave from Strickler Hall at 7. More information and registration at Nulunight.eventbrite.com.

Grand Rounds

5.) Neuroscience

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Jan. 16, Rm. 4003, Nursing School

Free

The Department of Neurology is pleased to announce that Michael K. Sowell, MD, will present “An Update on Pseudotumor Cerebri in Children, Adolescents and Adults.” For more information, contact Dominique Hurt at 852-8426. For upcoming Neuroscience Grand Rounds info, click here.

Health and Wellness

6.) TAKE 20 to Flourish in the New Year

Jan. 15, Belknap Campus; Jan. 22, Health Sciences Center; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Locations: Seasons Salad Bar, Swain Student Activities Center, Belknap; City Cafe, Kornhauser Library Building, HSC

Free to UofL employees, retirees and their spouse/qualifying adult

Join Get Healthy Now for our first TAKE 20s of 2014. Learn simple techniques to help you flourish in the new year. “Flourishing” – optimal human functioning – is Get Healthy Now’s theme for our 2014 programs. Join us to learn how to incorporate flourishing energizers into your day. Feel free to stop by for as much or as little time as you like. Register via Eventbrite (Belknap) or (HSC), and save 25 percent off your qualifying lunch purchase. Click here or contact GHN by email or phone, 852-7755.

Miscellaneous

7.) Athletics offering discounted men’s basketball tickets to faculty, staff

$18

We are offering tickets to three games to UofL faculty and staff for only $18 each. Choose from the following games: Houston on Jan. 16, UCF on Feb. 1 and USF on Feb. 18. Call John Anderson at 852-8544 (Leave message, if no answer).

8.) Retention Initiative: Alert students early with SAGE

REACH encourages all faculty teaching 100- to 300-level courses to use SAGE to aid students experiencing academic or personal difficulties. SAGE is an early warning system that allows faculty to instantly send emails to single students or large groups of students in order to recommend one-on-one meetings, advising, tutoring or other academic support services. Students that receive SAGE referrals early in the semester are more likely to pass their courses than those referred during or after midterms.

Additional Information: Nicole Meyer, Research Analyst, Sr., REACH, 852-3709; http://reach.louisville.edu/SAGE/

9.) Faculty: Learn practical strategies for assessing student learning

Noon – 2 p.m. Jan. 21, Delphi Lab, Ekstrom Library

Join your colleagues in this session presented by Cathy Bays and Cheryl Gilchrist as they share a nuts and bolts workshop introducing you to practical and time-effective strategies to improve student learning. At the completion of this program you’ll be able to identify fundamental principles of effective learning assessment; describe the goals and key features of two to three common assessment strategies; adapt one or more assessment strategies for use within your own teaching context. Lunch is served, so pre-registration is required. Register here.

10.) Green Tip: Get your “Ticket to Ride” with newly forming UofL vanpools

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jan. 14, University Club

Free

Enjoy a free lunch and learn how to save money, build community and reduce pollution by joining a UofL vanpool. Vanpools are seven to 15 commuters who live in the same area and ride to and from work together in a fully equipped passenger van. Each person pays a low monthly fare and the more you have in your vanpool, the less you pay. Volunteer drivers ride free. Ticket to Ride is helping us establish vanpools from specific areas including Southern Indiana, Eastern Jefferson County, and Shelby, Hardin, Oldham and Bullitt Counties. RSVP to Elizabeth Bowling, Elizabeth.bowling@ky.gov or 267-5400. More information about 101 Ticket to Ride program.

11.) Kornhauser Library construction update

Kornhauser Library is now in the second phase of a remodeling project to provide more study areas, study rooms with improved technology, a café and better furniture. It’s a little messy, but you are still welcome to study here during construction. We have resumed our spring hours for 2014, and we are here to serve you. For an update on the library hours and the renovation project, please visit here.

12.) Post-Baccalaureate/Pre-Medical School program information sessions

12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Room 104, Ekstrom Library

Free, public

Our 2014 fall application cycle is currently underway. We’re seeking college graduates and career changers interested in pursuing medical school. Our program is designed for graduates who have taken minimal pre-med level courses (zero to 12 hours) and desire a structured program to prepare for medical school. We’re celebrating our fifth year and have succeeded in getting 78 percent of our students admitted to medical school. You could be next. Come learn more about what our program has to offer.

Additional Information: Tonia D. Thomas, 852-2879. Louisville.edu/postbacpremed.

Professional Development

13.) EndNote Class at Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23, History Room, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

Free to UofL community

Kornhauser Library will offer EndNote training. EndNote is a software program for Mac or PC, used to create bibliographies, import/export references from databases, convert references to a chosen citation style and manage PDFs. Get the software here.

Additional Information: John Chennault, 852-3901.

Studies

14.) Adolescent Fibromyalgia Study, children 12 to 17 years

IRB # 10.0116

The Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital will conduct a study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication as a possible treatment for fibromyalgia. Adolescent ages 12 to 17 years old who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia may be eligible for participation. Participants will attend seven clinic visits over a 17-week period and will receive the study medication or placebo (an inactive look-alike pill) and study-related care at no cost. Parents may be compensated for their time and travel. For more information, call 629-5820 or pager: 620-0000.

Talks

15.) Brookings Institution senior fellow to speak about challenges facing Mexico and Brazil

10 a.m. Jan. 14, Room W104, Ekstrom Library

Free

Diana Villers Negroponte, PhD, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will deliver a talk on her recent research focusing on security issues in Mexico and Central America. She will also discuss her latest book, “The End of Nostalgia: Mexico Confronts the Challenges of Global Competition.”

Additional Information: Dr. Charles E. Ziegler, 852-3248.

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