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March 29, 2013 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Mar 29, 2013 04:04 PM

Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting March 29. They are in the April 1 UofL Today email.

 

Events

1.) SPHIS celebrates National Public Health Week

2.) Taste of Diversity

Grand Rounds

3.) Neuroscience - Mechanisms and Challenges for Translational Stroke Research

Health and Wellness

4.) American Heart Association National Walking Day

Miscellaneous

5.) Congratulations to the winners of the Graduate Research Symposium

6.) Fresh Start Bible study

7.) Green Tip: Get certified to become an eco-rep for your department

Professional Development

8.) PLAN professional development workshops for graduate students

Talks

9.) ‘The Psychopath Returns: DSM-5 and the Psychopathic Personality’

10.) ‘Biopower, Brain Imaging, Big Pharma, and the 'Mentally Imbalanced Female': Can the Science of Psychiatry Ever Be Liberatory?’

11.) Cardiovascular Medicine seminar

12.) ‘Community-Based Participatory Intervention Research: A Mixed Methods Approach’

13.) Pan African Studies religion position candidate

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events

1.) SPHIS Celebrates National Public Health Week

April 1

Free

The UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) will host several activities in recognition of National Public Health Week (NPHW) starting today. The week kicks off with a public health tweet-a-thon, when SPHIS will tweet messages on a range of topics throughout the week from their Twitter account (@ulsphis) using the hashtag #NPHW. Visit our webpage for event details and a complete list of NPHW activities.

Additional Information: Melissa Schreck

 

2.) Taste of Diversity

10 a.m. April 3, Strickler Hall, first floor lobby

Free

Join Undergraduate Affairs for a free tasting of food and drinks from France, Italy, India and more. We also welcome faculty, staff and students to explore cultural exhibits from around the globe and learn about international social diversity issues.

Additional Information: Tony Robinson

 

Grand Rounds

3.) Neuroscience - Mechanisms and Challenges for Translational Stroke Research

8 a.m. April 4, School of Nursing, fourth floor auditorium, Room 4003

Free

Neuroscience Grand Rounds is pleased to have Eng Lo, PhD, present “Mechanisms and Challenges For Translational Stroke Research.” Lo is a professor of neurology and radiology in the Department of Neuroscience at Harvard University. Continuing education credit is available, and continental breakfast will be served.

Additional Information: Email Paul Fultz or go to the website.  

 

Health and Wellness

4.) American Heart Association National Walking Day

8 a.m. April 3

Free

Put on your walking shoes, grab a friend and join thousands of others for the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. Get Healthy Now will host a 30-minute walk led by university leadership. Locations are Cardinal Park (Joe Kitchen Pavilion), Kornhauser Library Quad (front steps) at HSC, and Burhans Hall (front steps) on Shelby Campus. This event also kicks off the annual UofL vs. UK Moving Challenge supported by Get Healthy Now. Incentives will be distributed to all who participate.

Additional Information: Go online or contact Nick Pitas, 852-1234

 

Miscellaneous

5.) Congratulations to the winners of the Graduate Research Symposium

The GSC is proud to announce the winners of the Graduate Research Symposium. Please join us in congratulating students from your departments. Oral Presentations: 1) Angela Calloway (nursing), 2) TIE- Aly Abdelrahim (ECE) and Ahmed El-Barkouky (ECE), 3) Jonathan Watkins (education) and honorable mention Mostafa Abdelrahman (ECE) and Islam Mostafa (ECE). Posters: 1) Nathan Bush (UPA) and Ahmed El-Barkouky (ECE), 2) Darryl D’Souza (CECS), 3) TIE- Brandon Lavery (CE) and Roger Ouch (CECS).

Additional Information: Graduate Student Council

 

6.) Fresh Start Bible study

6:45-7:30 a.m. April 3, InterFaith Center

Free to all

Do you need to renew your hope? Do you need a reason to celebrate? Need some encouragement? Come join us Wednesday morning to discuss the events following the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus as recorded in Luke Chapter 24. It’s a great time for the UofL community to come together for fellowship, encouragement, Bible study and prayer. Future meetings scheduled for: April 17, May 1 and May 15. We meet at the InterFaith Center. Use the east entrance. We look forward to seeing you there.

Additional Information: Teresa Rohr, 852-7599

 

7.) Green Tip: Get certified to become an eco-rep for your department

9 a.m. April 16, Bingham Humanities Building, Room 300

Free; open to staff, faculty and students

Tired of waste and injustice? Do something. UofL’s new Eco-Reps Program wants you to become a knowledgeable peer mentor for sustainability. We offer a series of simple online trainings covering the basics – food, transportation, waste, energy and water – plus joint service opportunities, advanced trainings and support. Start watching the short videos now and plan to take the certification exam April 16 any time from 9 a.m. to noon in Humanities 300.  

Additional Information: UofL Eco-Reps videos and registration

 

Professional Development

8.) PLAN professional development workshops for graduate students

Women and Language: Words that Weak and Words that Win 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. April 2

Establishing Peer Mentoring Relationships. 12 p.m.–1 p.m. April 3

Savvy Saving and Spending 2 p.m.-3 p.m. April 4

All in Houchens Building, Room 105

PLAN is a framework for professional development featuring free workshops for graduate students. Graduate students interested in attending can register on the PLAN website, and click on the PLAN calendar there to learn about other upcoming workshops and events.

Additional Information: PLAN

 

Talks

9.) ‘The Psychopath Returns: DSM-5 and the Psychopathic Personality’

Noon April 24, Room 101, Strickler Hall, Belknap Campus

Free to all

Nationally recognized forensic psychologist Dustin Wygant, PhD, will present a colloquium on historical conceptions of psychopathy and their evolution into contemporary models. A trait model for conceptualizing personality disorders proposed for research with the DSM-5 will also be described, followed by consideration of the implications of this model for understanding interplay between psychopathy and current diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder. This free event offers 1.5 CE credits.

Additional Information: Nancy L. Farmer, Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine, 629-2398; Lauren M. Vines, MS, Biobehavioral Research Lab, 713-203-0932.  Map of Belknap Campus.

 

10.) ‘Biopower, Brain Imaging, Big Pharma, and the 'Mentally Imbalanced Female': Can the Science of Psychiatry Ever be Liberatory?’

1 p.m. March 29, Room 030, Natural Sciences Building

Free and open to the public

Nancy Potter, professor of philosophy and of bioethics and medical humanities, will present her research on the medical model of mental illness. This lecture is part of the spring 2013 lecture series on “Science, Technology and Social Change.”

Additional Information: Avery Kolers, 852-0453

 

11.) Seminar

Noon April 1, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Room 614

Andrew P. DeFilippis, MD, MSC, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Rudd Heart & Lung Center, UofL, will lecture on “Myocardial Infarctions -- They Are Not All the Same.”

 

12.) ‘Community-Based Participatory Intervention Research: A Mixed Methods Approach’

Noon April 8, Health Sciences Campus, Baxter Auditorium, Baxter 2 Research Building basement

Free

Kent School of Social Work and the School of Nursing present Rosanna DeMarco, PhD, PHCNS-BC, FAAN from Boston College, Connell School of Nursing. DeMarco will present her community-based research which resulted in an innovative intervention with African American women living with HIV/AIDS. RSVP to Karin Gates. Lunch will be provided to those who register with Gates.

Additional Information: Contact Karen Kayser, 852-1946, or Carla Hermann, 852-5366.

 

13.) Pan African Studies religion position candidate

2 p.m. April 3, Room 444, Strickler Hall: Research presentation

9:30 a.m. April 4, Room 206, Davidson Hall: Classroom presentation

Celucien Joseph, candidate for Pan African Studies’ religion position, will give two presentations this week. The first is a research presentation titled “Freedom from Below: Duty Boukman, James Cone and the Politics of God.” The second is a classroom presentation titled “Black Churches and the African American Experience.”

Additional Information: Sandra E. King, 852-5985

 

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