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March 18, 2014 Announcements

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Announcements submitted for inclusion in the March 18, 2014 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Grand Rounds

1.) Endocrinology: Hormonal regulation of hepatocyte function

2.) Neuroscience : Restoration of function after spinal cord injury

Health and Wellness

3.) Caregiving Workshop:  Self-care for the caregiver

Miscellaneous

4.) Sustainability Scholars Roundtable: Social justice

5.) Neuroscience Lunch and Learn ­­– LOCATION CHANGE

6.) Professional mock interview at PLAN workshop

7.) EcoReps Workshop Luncheon: Starting an organic garden

8.) Kornhauser Library construction update

9.) Info sessions for Engineering Management

10.) 2014 summer and fall semester textbook, course material orders required by March 31

11.) Faculty: Funding available for the 2014 Kentucky Pedagogicon

Talks

12.) The Diabetes and Obesity Center presents Sanjay Srivastava, PhD

13.) Enhancing therapeutic potential of cardiac stem cells via genetic engineering ex vivo

14.) Experiences at La Universidad de Los Lagos in Osorno, Chile, and beyond

15.) The Future of Race in Cuba: A talk by Gisela Arandia Covarrubias

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Grand Rounds

1.) Endocrinology: Hormonal regulation of hepatocyte function

4 p.m., March 19, lower level, Room 038, Baxter II Research Building, Health Sciences Center

Free

Please join us as Brian G. Harbrecht, MD, professor of surgery, division of general surgery, director of trauma surgery, UofL, presents “Hormonal Regulation of Hepatocyte Function.”

Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237.

2.) Neuroscience : Restoration of function after spinal cord injury

8 to 9 a.m., March 20, School of Nursing Auditorium, Room 4003

Free

The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Graham Creasey, MD, present "Restoration of  Function After Spinal Cord Injury." Dr. Creasey is a professor of spinal cord injury medicine in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University.

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

Health and Wellness

2.) Caregiving Workshop:  Self-care for the caregiver

12 to 12:45 p.m., March 18, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap

Free for employees, retirees and their spouse/QA

Don’t miss this series for those caring for children, grandchildren, parents, relatives, spouses or friends. UofL’s Caregiving Workshop Series is designed to support those caring for another by providing access to important resources, inspiring group support and promoting self-care. Today’s topic, “Self-care for the Caregiver,” will be presented by Sharon Moore, PhD, professor, Kent School of Social Work. Sponsored by Get Healthy Now and the Great Places to Work Work-Life Balance Committee.

Additional Information:  website, email, 852-7755, UofL Today article on series.

Miscellaneous

3.) Sustainability Scholars Roundtable: Social justice

2:30 to 3:45 p.m., March 18, Room 200, Urban Studies Institute (426 W. Bloom St.)

Free

To facilitate cross-disciplinary engagement in sustainability and resilience research, the Sustainability Council is hosting workshops featuring UofL researchers speaking for 10 minutes each, followed by discussion about possible overlapping research interests and collaboration. This final spring 2014 workshop will feature the social justice scholars Matt Cave and team in School of Medicine, Lauren Heberle and Center for Environmental Policy and Management, and geographer Charlie Zhang.

Additional Information: Click here.

4.) Neuroscience Lunch and Learn ­­– LOCATION CHANGE

12:15 to 1:15, March 20, Abell Building, Room 110

Free

The location for Thursday's neuroscience Lunch and Learn has been changed. It will now take place in the Abell Administration Building, Conference Room 110, instead of in the Rudd Heart and Lung Building. Dr. Maxwell Boakye will present "Developments in Spine Surgery" and lunch will be provided. Physicians will receive 1 CME credit.

Additional Information: Emily Rollins, 407-3226.

5.) Professional mock interview at PLAN workshop:

2 to 3 p.m., March 19, Houchens Building, Room 105

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall to see how someone else’s job interview went? Do you wish you could get honest feedback about how you interviewed immediately afterward? This is your chance to watch as a graduate student gets that very opportunity. Be a part of the audience as a graduate student is mock-interviewed by professionals who regularly interview candidates.

Additional Information: For more information and to register, click here.

6.) EcoReps Workshop Luncheon: Starting an organic garden

12 to 1 p.m., March 19, Room W312, Student Activities Center

Free

The Sustainability Council's EcoReps program is designed to move faculty, staff and students beyond talk to action for a sustainable UofL. We provide basic training and resources, service opportunities and certification as a point-person and peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. Join us for a free lunch and workshop on starting an organic garden.

Additional Information: For more information and to register, click here.

7.) Kornhauser Library construction update

We are very happy to announce construction and renovations are expected to be finished by March 24. Change has been happening right before our very eyes and we are more than excited to see the finished product.

Additional information, pictures and latest updates can be found here.

8.) Info sessions for Engineering Management

Two sessions, March 25, Room 311, Vogt Building, Belknap

Free

Do you know anyone ready to take the next step in their engineering career? Join us to learn more about the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management program, offered 100 percent online at UofL. Two info sessions will be held March 25: For session 1, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., register here, and for session 2, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., register here.

Additional Information: Tim Hardin. More information about the Engineering Management program can be found here.

9.) 2014 summer and fall semester textbook, course material orders required by March 31

All summer and fall textbook and course material orders must be submitted to UofL's official campus bookstore by March 31 to assure compliance with the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act. The online textbook adoption platform that allows faculty to research and adopt textbooks in one convenient place is now available. Please visit facultyenlight.com to create your account and submit your book order today.

Additional Information: Cori Bibelhauser, 852-4926.

10.) Faculty: Funding available for the 2014 Kentucky Pedagogicon

The Delphi Center will provide funding for conference registration and mileage for up to 20 UofL faculty and staff members to attend this year's 2014 Kentucky Pedagogicon in Richmond, Ky. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to UofL presenters and faculty. The deadline to request funding is April 8. From 2011 to 2013, the Pedagogicon was part of the Kentucky Innovation Conference and is now a joint production of the CPE, the CPE Faculty Development Workgroup and Eastern Kentucky University.

Additional Information and online funding application can be found here.

Talks

11.) The Diabetes and Obesity Center Presents Sanjay Srivastava, PhD

4 to 5 p.m., March 18, Baxter 038

Free

The DOC Seminar Series continues with a presentation by Sanjay Srivastava, PhD, professor of medicine, titled: "Metabolic Syndrome and Atherosclerosis in LDL Receptor Knockout Rats." We look forward to seeing you there!

Additional Information: Ashley Ciszewski.

12.) Enhancing therapeutic potential of cardiac stem cells via genetic engineering ex vivo

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., March 18, Baxter I Auditorium

Free

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics presents “Enhancing Therapeutic Potential of Cardiac Stem Cells via Genetic Engineering ex vivo,” by Kyung U. Hong, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, Institute of Molecular Cardiology, Diabetes and Obesity Center, UofL.

Additional information can be found here.

14.) Experiences at La Universidad de Los Lagos in Osorno, Chile, and beyond

12 to 1 p.m., March 20, Room W104, Ekstrom Library

Free, open to the public

Jerome Soldo, LALS major and 2014 Lewis Scholar, was one of the first students to participate in the University of Louisville’s exchange program with La Universidad de Los Lagos in Osorno, Chile. He will talk about his experiences at the university, as well as his travels to neighboring countries.

Additional Information: Rebecca Harrod; Natalie Schuetz, 852-8162; Rhonda Buchanan, 852-2034.

15.) The Future of Race in Cuba: A talk by Gisela Arandia Covarrubias

5 to 6:30 p.m., March 25, Room 300, Humanities Building

Free

Gisela Arandia is an author and researcher on issues of race and identity based out of UNEAC, the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers. She is head of the Ejecutivo, ARAC, the Cuban civil rights organization. She manages the UNEAC end of the Concha Mocoyu Yoruba Cultural Center, an innovative project that brought foreign funding down to the neighborhood level in Havana to support a critically needed self-apprenticeship of the African roots. Please join us!

Additional Information: Nefertiti Burton, 852-7718.

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