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Jan. 14, 2014 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Jan 14, 2014 11:11 AM

Announcements submitted for inclusion in the Jan. 14, 2014 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Cancellation

1.) Brookings Institution speaker presentation canceled

Grand Rounds

2.) Cardiovascular Medicine

3.) Endocrinology

Health and Wellness

4.) Get Healthy Now’s winter session: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

5.) Are you caring for a loved one? We can help.

Information Technology

6.) PeopleSoft now allows faculty, staff access to student photos

Miscellaneous

7.) Health Sciences Center monthly tour

8.) Funding opportunity for diabetes and obesity research

9.) 2014 ACES Black and Latino Student Symposium registration

Talks

10.) Mehmed Kantardzic’s book will be part of Foreign Computer Science Classic Textbooks series

11.) Physiology and Biophysics seminar

12.) Chemistry seminar

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Cancellation

1.) Brookings Institution speaker presentation canceled

The Jan. 14 presentation by Brookings Institution senior fellow Diana Villers Negroponte has been canceled.  Negroponte was scheduled to discuss her latest book, “The End of Nostalgia: Mexico Confronts the Challenges of Global Competition.”

Grand Rounds

2.) Cardiovascular Medicine

Noon – 1 p.m. Jan. 15, basement auditorium, Baxter I Research Building, Health Sciences Center

Please join us Jan. 15 for Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds. Please note Wednesday’s Grand Rounds will be held in the auditorium in the basement of Baxter I Research Building. Ira Tabas, MD, PhD, will present “Defective Inflammation Resolution in Atherosclerosis.” Tabas is a professor of medicine at Columbia University.

Additional Information: Deanna Husted. Grand Rounds schedule.

3.) Endocrinology

4 p.m. Jan. 15 lower level, Room 038, Baxter II Research Building, Health Sciences Center

Free

Please join us as Henry Bohler, MD, associate professor, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, UofL, presents “Fertility Options in Female Cancer Patients of Reproductive Age.”

Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237.

Health and Wellness

4.) Get Healthy Now’s winter session: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 14 – March 4 Wellness Education Room 116, GHN Wellness Center, Humana Gym

UofL employees, retirees and their spouses/qualifying adults: $80, covers all MBSR materials

Mindfulness is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn) Take part in GHN’s current mindfulness offerings, in collaboration with Paul Salmon, PhD, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Immerse yourself in this valuable opportunity to explore life with mindfulness and renew your balance in 2014. Only a few spots remain; enroll today. Contact GHN through our website, email us, or call Stephanie Weldy at 852-6549.

5.) Are you caring for a loved one? We can help.

Noon to 12:45 p.m., begins Jan 21 through October, third Thursdays, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

Free to UofL employees, retirees and their spouses/qualifying adults

Get Healthy Now and Great Places to Work Initiative’s Work-Life Balance Committee are launching a new series to help employees who are caring for a child, grandchild, parent, spouse, relative or friend. The 10-month Caregiving Series is designed to assist those with caregiving responsibilities by providing access to important resources, inspiring group support and promoting self-care. Join us Jan. 21 at noon for “Navigating the Needs: Caregiving and a System of Support.” View more details and the full schedule here. Email us or call Stephanie Weldy at 852-6549.

Information Technology

6.) PeopleSoft now allows faculty/staff access to student photos.

Faculty: Navigate to class roster via ULink or PeopleSoft self-service. There is a column to the left of the student’s name and ID for “Photo.” Click icon to see photo. There is an option to see all student photos by selecting “Include photos in list” directly above the roster.

Staff: This functionality exists in PeopleSoft as part of the bio-demographical data. Navigate to Campus Community>Personal Information (Student)>Identification (Student)>Photo.

Note: Like other student information, photos are confidential and should not be shared. Student privacy information.

Additional information: Contact the Registrar’s Office at 502-852-6522 or email regoff@louisville.edu.

Miscellaneous

7.) Health Sciences Center monthly tour

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Feb. 4, second floor, Abell Administration Center

Free

Register for the next walking tour of the Health Sciences Center. You will enjoy discovering what’s happening on campus and get to know your way around. Sign-up here.

Additional Information: Bonnie Dean, 852-2647.

8.) Funding opportunity for diabetes and obesity research

New funding opportunity for diabetes and obesity research is available through a partnership between UofL and Novo Nordisk. The program requests a two-page summary of research, and if selected, a presentation at a two-day science forum. Awards for early exploration ($250,000) and proof of principle ($500,000) are possible. The Office of Technology Transfer, EVPRI offers support reviewing disclosed information; pre-proposals must be submitted to Novo Nordisk no later than Feb. 7.

Additional Information: Monique Kuykendoll, 852-4152.

9.) 2014 ACES Black and Latino Student Symposium registration

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Ekstrom Library

Free, open to the public

Registration is now open for the 2014 ACES Black and Latino Student Symposium on Feb. 14. The symposium provides a forum to discuss issues and programs relating to the access to and success in college among Black and Latino students. Registration is free, and lunch is provided for those who register before Feb. 11. Faculty and staff, students and community members are encouraged to join the discussions and listen to keynote addresses by Hasan Davis, JD, and Anne-Marie Nuñez, PhD. To register, please visit here. For more information or questions, please contact Kathryn Adamchik or Carson Byrd.

Talks

10.) Kantardzic’s book will be part of Foreign Computer Science Classic Textbooks series

Mehmed Kantardzic, PhD’s second edition of “Data Mining: Concepts, Models, Methods, and Algorithms” (Willey, 2011) was translated and published in Chinese by Xinhau (2013) for the Foreign Computer Science Classic Textbook series. Contact the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science here or call 852-6304. To purchase the textbook, visit here.

11.) Physiology and Biophysics seminar

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Jan. 14, auditorium, Baxter I Research Building, Health Sciences Center

Free

The department of Physiology and Biophysics presents “Roles of Nitric Oxide Signaling in Pulmonary Vascular Responses to Lung Ischemia Reperfusion-Injury, Ischemic Preconditioning and Oxidative Stress,” by Andrew M. Roberts, MS, PhD, associate professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

12.) Chemistry seminar

10 a.m. Jan. 15, Room LL-16, Chemistry Building

Free, all welcome

Nicholas J. Anthis, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Protein NMR section of the Lab of Chemical Physics, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health and candidate for assistant professor in the chemistry department, will present “Visualizing Sparsely Populated States in Calcium Signaling by NMR.”

Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798.

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