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March 17, 2014 Announcements

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Announcements submitted for inclusion in the March 17, 2014 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Miscellaneous

1.) University-wide undergraduate research and creative activity to be displayed

2.) School of Medicine Basic, Bridge and Collaborative Grant programs

3.) Green Tip: Spring cleaning reuse and recycling

4.) Green Tip: Gear up for better bicycling weather

5.) Information sessions for new UofL vanpool program

6.) Last chance applications due for Delphi U 2014

7.) Faculty: Last chance to register and learn about the Latino/Latina Perspective at UofL

Talks

8.) Reminder: US Senator Kelly Ayotte to speak as McConnell Center guest

9.) Phi Beta Kappa Lecture presents Kwame Anthony Appiah

10.) Winner of UofL’s first renewable energy prize to speak

11.) “12 Years a Slave”

12.) Dynamic Women series features guest speaker Kathleen McDaniel Smith

13.) Health Sciences Center Diversity Lunch and Learn

14.) Lunch and Learn: The role of biofeedback in the treatment of urinary incontinence

15.) Plasticity in the Adult Brain: Why we care about taxi drivers and jugglers

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Miscellaneous

1.) University-wide undergraduate research and creative activity to be displayed

12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 15, Room 139, Shumaker Research Building

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation is sponsoring the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students, faculty and the community can discuss cutting-edge research topics, examine the connection between research and education and explore the broad range of research at UofL. Deadline for electronic abstract submission is April 10.

Additional Information: pwfeld01@louisville.edu.

2.) School of Medicine Basic, Bridge and Collaborative Grant programs

The School of Medicine Research Committee administers theBasic, Bridge and Collaborative Matching Grant programs to provide financial support to School of Medicine faculty. These awards have been increased up to $25,000 for Basic, $40,000 for Bridge and $50,000 for Collaborative with $25,000 in matched funds. The next cycle’s submission deadline is April 1, 2014.

Additional information:  852-7794.

3.) Green Tip: Spring cleaning reuse and recycling

Need to rid of spring cleaning junk? Don’t trash it. Use UofL’s recycling and reuse options. Departmental furniture, equipment and electronics should go to UofL Surplus. Personal clothing, office and household supplies, media, electronics, etc. can be donated to the UofL Free Store in Unitas on Fridays 1 to 3 p.m. We recycle all kinds of plastic, paper, cardboard, metal and glass in our single-stream bins, and have collections for recycling batteries, e-waste, lighting, printer cartridges and chemicals.

4.) Green Tip: Gear up for better bicycling weather

Free bike tuneups: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 17 and 18, Students Activities Center ramp

Get fit. Save money. Reduce stress. Cut your carbon footprint. Have fun. Spring is almost here and it’s time to get ready to get around by bike. Get Healthy Now is organizing monthly group bike rides to campus from various neighborhoods. All experience levels welcome, and all will receive orientation and a bike map. First ride is 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, near the zoo Distance to Belknap is 4 miles, and takes approximately 20 minutes.

Additional information on bike tuneups and group rides.

5.) Information sessions for new UofL vanpool program

If you drive more than 15 miles to campus each day and you’d like to save money, time and pollution, consider the advantages of getting in on one of the newly forming UofL vanpools. Join us in Ekstrom Library next week for 45-minute sessions to learn more details: Elizabethtown vanpool, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, room W210; Shelbyville/Middletown vanpool, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, room W204; Southern Indiana vanpool, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, room W210; Oldham County vanpool, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, room W210.

Vanpool contact: Elizabeth Bowling866-822-7665. How the vanpool program works: tickettoride.org/vanpool.

6.) Last chance applications due for Delphi U 2014

May 5 to 9 or June 2 to 6, Founders Union, Shelby Campus

Free

Applications for this free workshop are due March 28. Work with colleagues and team members from the Delphi Center to identify and implement best practices for online instruction and leave Delphi U 2014 with a head start on creating or redesigning an online course. Space is limited, so apply now.

Visit Delphi U website for additional information and to register.

7.) Faculty: Last chance to register and learn about the Latino/Latina Perspective at UofL

Noon to 2 p.m. March 18, Delphi Lab, Ekstrom Library

Latinos face many challenges that deter their retention and post-graduation success. Join your colleagues in an interactive panel discussion comprised of Latino and Latina faculty, staff and students, exploring ways in which you as faculty can become informed advocates for your Latino students, and discuss opportunities to maintain an inclusive environment in which Latino students can thrive.

Register here.

Talks

8.) Reminder: US Sen. Kelly Ayotte to speak as McConnell Center guest

11 a.m. to noon March 17, Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center

Free, public

US Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a leading voice in the Republican Party on national security, foreign affairs and fiscal responsibility in government, will give a public talk as a guest of the university’s McConnell Center. Ayotte is the only Republican in New Hampshire’s four-member congressional delegation and was mentioned as a possible running mate for GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. Tickets to the talk are free, but must be requested online.

Additional Information: GlyptusAnn Grider Jones, 852-8811.Event news.

9.) Phi Beta Kappa Lecture presents Kwame Anthony Appiah

6 p.m. March 17, Bigelow Hall, Miller Technology Center

Free, public

Named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 public intellectuals, Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches at New York University. He has previously taught at Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Duke and the University of Ghana. He is also president of the PEN American Center, the world’s oldest human rights organization. In 2012, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by the White House. He will present the talk “Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers.” A reception will follow.

Seating is limited, register at uofl.me/as-2014PBKLecture.

10.) Winner of UofL’s first renewable energy prize to speak

2:30 p.m., March 17, Rauch Planetarium

Free

Swiss chemist Michael Graetzel, the winner of the University of Louisville’s first $50,000 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy, will give a free public lecture.

Graetzel, professor and director of the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, is being recognized for merging nanoscience and photoconversion in his discovery of a new solar cell that is easier and less costly to produce than silicon-based cells.

11.) “12 Years a Slave”

4 p.m. March 18, Elaine Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

Free, public

Faculty from the English, History and Pan-African Studies departments will discuss this year's Academy Award winner for best picture, “12 Years a Slave.” Shirletta Kinchen, Pan-African Studies, will moderate the discussion. The panel includes Dan Vivian and A. Glenn Crothers, History, and Karen Chandler, English.

For more information, contact Heather Fox in Ekstrom Library Archives at 852-4476.

12.) Dynamic Women series features guest speaker Kathleen McDaniel Smith

11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 19, University Club

$15, includes lunch

UofL employees are invited to join us at the University Club on Wednesday, March 19, for our Dynamic Women of Louisville luncheon. UofL’s Dynamic Woman Kathleen McDaniel Smith will be the guest speaker. Kathleen is chief of staff for President James Ramsey and has served in that capacity for several UofL presidents. Plan to arrive beforenoon. The cost for lunch and dynamic speaker is only $15. Reservations required. Co-sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women.

Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996.Uclublouisville.org.

13.) Health Sciences Center Diversity Lunch and Learn

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. March 19, Auditorium, Kornhauser Library

Free

Join us in discussing the best-selling book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot. Dialogue will focus on insights from a research and ethical perspective facilitated by Gaëtane Jean-Marie, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, College of Education and Human Development. Lunch will be provided for the first 100 who RSVP to Katie Leslie. Sponsored by the Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

14.) Lunch and Learn: The role of biofeedback in the treatment of urinary incontinence

Noon to 12:30 p.m. March 31, Auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building, Health Sciences Center

Lunch: $5.50; Listen-only ticket and bring your own lunch: free

Erin Berkley, a nurse practitioner with University of Louisville Physicians – Urology, will speak, presented by University of Louisville Physicians and University of Louisville Hospital.

RSVP here for lunch by Tuesday, March 25.

15.) Plasticity in the Adult Brain: Why we care about taxi drivers and jugglers

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 3, Room 4003, auditorium, School of Nursing

Free

The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Marc W. Haut, PhD, present “Plasticity In the Adult Brain: Why We Care About Taxi Drivers and Jugglers.” Haut is a professor and the section chief and director of neuropsychology at West Virginia University. For more information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, click here.

Additional Information: Paul Fultz.

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