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Sept. 26, 2013 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Sep 25, 2013 03:39 PM

Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Sept. 25. They are in the Sept. 26 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) African American Theatre Program marks milestone

Grand Rounds
2.) Family and Geriatric Medicine
3.) Orthopaedic Surgery
4.) Medicine: Joe G.N. Garcia
5.) Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

Health and Wellness
6.) Free flu shots today on Belknap Campus and at HSC
7.) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Miscellaneous
8.) Libraries’ Robotic Retrieval System undergoes preventive maintenance
9.) Root Cellar to be on Belknap today
10.) American Mathematical Society Sectional Meeting
11.) UofL Event and Conference Services: New offerings

Professional Development
12.) Faculty—Last chance to register: Learn about students today

Talks
13.) Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar
14.) Archaeology at Locust Grove
15.) McConnell Center Talk: Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way
16.) DOVS Research Seminar Series
17.) 20/20 Talks at the Gray Street Farmers Market

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) African American Theatre Program marks milestone
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Oct. 1 Thrust Theater 2314 S. Floyd St.
Free, public
AATP marks 20 years with a celebration. These guests will be honored: former theater chair Stephen Schultz, Founder’s Award for helping launch the program; and Shirley Reynolds Ewing, theater chair for Jefferson Community and Technical College, and Karen Hunter, education coordinator for the Lincoln Foundation, Pioneer Awards for nurturing black theater. An exhibit of posters and materials from AATP productions will remain open to the public until next fall.
Additional Information: Lundeana Thomas, 852-8442, UofL Today story

Grand Rounds
2.) Family and Geriatric Medicine
7:30 a.m. Sept. 27 Bottigheimer Auditorium
free
Lina Mackelaite, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine-Nephrology, UofL, presents “Electrolyte Abnormalities in the Elderly.” Attendees will learn the cause of electrolyte abnormalities in elderly people, significance of hyponatremia in old patients and treatment options for different electrolyte disorders. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP & ACCME accreditation is available and a continental breakfast will be provided.
Additional Information: Callie Booth

3.) Orthopaedic Surgery
6:45 a.m. Sept. 27 Baxter I Research Building, Auditorium, lower level
free
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery presents Jeffrey S. Lutton, MD, Summit Physician Services, Chambersburg, Pa. Lutton will discuss the impact of anatomic-based curriculum in orthopaedic resident education in his lecture “How to Succeed on the OITE and Part I of the Boards.”
Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902

4.) Medicine: Joe G.N. Garcia
8 a.m. Sept. 26 Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
free
Join us for UofL Department of Medicine Grand Rounds featuring Joe G.N. Garcia, MD, professor of medicine, pharmacology and bioengineering and senior vice president for health sciences, Arizona Health Science Center. Garcia will present “Genomic Insights into Critical Care Illness: Are We Closer to a Therapy?” focusing on increasing the awareness of health disparities in ALI and ARDS, and more awareness of new advances of therapies of ALI and ARDS.
Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825.

5.) Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 26 Baxter 1 Auditorium
Free
Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology Fall 2013 Seminar Series—UofL School of Medicine is pleased to present Patrick Scott, OD, PhD, Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences. His presentation will be “Functional and Morphological Characterization of a Swine Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa.”
Additional Information: Matt Guido, 852-6227

Health and Wellness
6.) Free flu shots today on Belknap Campus and at HSC
Students, faculty, and staff can get free flu shots through Campus Health Services ($5 for retirees) today, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the SAC lobby, Belknap Campus, and 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Room 124, School of Dentistry, Health Sciences Center. A full schedule and a consent form are online. Download, print and complete the consent form. Then, bring it and your valid UofL ID to get your shot.

7.) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Including a Nov. 2 retreat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Room 116, GHN Wellness Center at Humana Gym
$80 (covers all materials)
Deepen your mindfulness practice with this eight-session MBSR program, hosted by Paul Salmon, associate professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, in collaboration with Get Healthy Now. Actively practice paying careful attention in the present moment, with purpose and nonjudgmentally, in a small-group setting. Registrations are limited. (An additional series might be offered in the spring if registration demand warrants it).
Additional Information: Get Healthy Now

Miscellaneous
8.) Libraries’ Robotic Retrieval System undergoes preventive maintenance
Oct. 1 - Oct. 3
The Libraries’ Robotic Retrieval System in Ekstrom Library will undergo quarterly preventive maintenance. Items requested from the RRS may be delayed or slowed because of the maintenance. Items that are delayed will be available that evening or the following morning.
Additional Information: Alice Abbott-Moore, 852-7621.

9.) Root Cellar to be on Belknap today
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 26, University Club Parking lot, Belknap Campus
The Root Cellar is bringing good-tasting, high-quality local food products to campus today, for walk-up purchases. Produce include cantaloupes, pears, radishes and spaghetti squash.

10.) American Mathematical Society Sectional Meeting
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 5 - Oct. 6 Oct. 5 Bingham Humanities Building, Belknap Campus
The Mathematics Department is hosting the annual Fall Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The conference will include talks and presentations from mathematicians and researchers from all across the country.
Additional Information: Steve Seif, mathematics department

11.) UofL Event and Conference Services: New offerings
UofL Event and Conference Services now offers event space, logistics planning and registration services for multi-day meetings and conferences. Long-term rentals and lease agreements for Shelby Campus facilities are also available. The Event and Conference Services team can provide exceptional support in planning your event, coordinating logistics and implementing registration services, whether the event is held on Shelby Campus or an off-site facility.
Additional Information: UofL Event and Conference Services online or Anita Block, 852-0365.

Professional Development
12.) Faculty—Last chance to register: Learn about students today
Note special time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Oct. 1 Delphi Center, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
Have you felt frustrated or confused by the range of generational characteristics you have observed in your traditional-aged college students? This Dine and Discover session is designed to help identify themes and characteristics of the current, traditional-aged college student population in order to develop teaching strategies for increasing your students’ engagement and learning. Lunch is served so pre-registration is required.
Additional Information: Register here

Talks
13.) Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar
Noon Sept. 26 Knoefel Conference Room, HSC Research Tower, Room 1302
Free
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents, “Discovery and Application of Biomarkers of Resistance to Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents in Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease,” by Michael L. Merchant, PhD; associate professor, Division of Nephrology.
Additional Information: Florence Su, 852-6255

14.) Archaeology at Locust Grove
1:15 p.m., Oct. 2, Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane
$5 admission, $3 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove.
Anne Bader of Corn Island Archaeology will discuss her survey of the 55-acre site. The results provide a look at more than 10,000 years of human activity at Locust Grove. Locust Grove is a member of UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.
Additional information: 897-9845 or locustgrove.org.

15.) McConnell Center Talk: Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 26 Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Free, public
Using vignettes and biographical details, author Robin Gerber will discuss how former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s actions more than 80 years ago can provide inspiration for today’s leaders. The free, public discussion marks the second of four events in the McConnell Center's 2013 “Milestones of the 20th Century: Democracy in America” public lecture series.
Additional Information: mcconnell@louisville.edu, 852-8811, Leading the Eleanor Roosevelt Way

16.) DOVS Research Seminar Series
11 a.m. — noon Sept. 27 Kentucky Lions Eye Center, HSC, Basement Conference Room
Free to all UofL faculty, residents & students
Suma Shankar, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Human Genetics & Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, will present “Genetic Testing for Eye Diseases in the Next Generation Sequencing Era — an Initial Experience.”

17.) 20/20 Talks at the Gray Street Farmers Market
12:20 p.m. Sept. 26 Room 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences
Free, public
At this week’s 20/20 Talk, Karen Newton and UofL’s Health Promotion Nutrition Navigators will demonstrate some quick, delicious and easy ways to move toward plant-based meals. Samples will be available. The School of Public Health and Information Sciences hosts the 20/20 Talks on Thursdays as part of the Gray Street Farmers Market. A video archive of past 20/20 speakers is available on the GSFM website.
Additional Information: Gray Street Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 31. For information: Melissa Schreck.

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