Feb. 8, 2016

KUMed Central

New hires Feb. 1, 2016

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Recycling program overhaul

At KU Medical Center, we strive to be a good community and global citizen. One way we are trying to be more socially responsible is through our campus recycling efforts. For the past several years, a dedicated committee has been researching the most effective ways we could sustain a more robust recycling initiative on campus, and we are now ready to roll out a beta test program effective Feb. 15 with Green Spots on campus. Read more.  

Stuff that might interest you

Parking Garage 5 construction: Preparations for Parking Garage 5 construction will begin the week of Feb. 22. As part of this construction, the sidewalks on 38th and Eaton Streets will be closed, and two-hour parking will not be allowed on the east side of Eaton Street or north side of 37th Street. Read more.

HEB construction update: View the Health Education Building progress report for week ending Feb. 5. The steel structure will start showing the height of the building.

Black History Month activities: KU Medical Center is celebrating Black History Month in February starting with the Clendening History of Medicine exhibit "The Summer of 1938: The Desegregation of the University of Kansas School of Medicine," Feb. 8. View the full schedule.

Graduate Research Summit honors: Three KU Medical Center students received honors at the 2016 Graduate Research Summit at the Capitol on Feb. 2 in Topeka. Judges from academia and industry selected the competition winners. Read more.

Breathing easy: A research project being conducted by KU Asthma Center co-founders David Burnett, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Respiratory Care Education, and Matthew Sharpe, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, could be a game-changer for athletes with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Read more.

Jayhawks for a Cure: KU Athletics will donate $1 to Jayhawks for a Cure for every person in attendance at the Kansas vs. Oklahoma women's basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for all fans wearing pink. Pink head bands will be given away while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the KU Cancer Center. Buy tickets at kuathletics.com.

Jayhawks for Higher Education: If you want to stay up to date on legislative news and learn how you can advocate for the University of Kansas and medical center, join Jayhawks for Higher Education, our statewide advocacy network.

International Relations Council events: The Office of International Programs has a university membership that allows KU Medical Center faculty, staff and students to attend International Relations Council (IRC) events for free or a reduced charge. IRC is launching its 'Closing the Global Gap between Us and Them' series noon-1 p.m., Feb. 10, Johnson County Community College. Read more.


Feb. 10: Free Fitness Yoga class sponsored by A Healthy U, 12:15-1 p.m., Kirmayer Fitness Center. Register and click on the Group Fitness tab.

Feb. 11: Diversity and Inclusion Cabinet meeting, 8-9 a.m., SON Auditorium. Open to everyone. Agenda will be posted here. Add the meeting to your calendar.

Feb. 13: KU Medical Center alumni, employees and friends are invited to the KU vs. Oklahoma men's basketball watch party, sponsored by the KUMC Alumni Association. Cheer on the Jayhawks in a private viewing area at Johnny's Tavern. Limited tickets are available for $15 and must be purchased in advance. Read more.

Feb. 15: Recycling Kickoff Event, noon-1 p.m., Murphy Lobby (main event), Dykes Library, Hemenway and Orr-Major. Learn more about the program, sign up to be a recycling champion, enter drawings and take the Recycling Pledge. Add event to your calendar.

Feb. 27: MS Achievement Center's 18th annual Race to Nowhere, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 27, Kirmayer Fitness Center. Racers will compete on stationary bikes in 30-minute heats to see who can ride the farthest while raising money. Read more.


Boost your metabolism: In an increasingly sedentary world and one where eating fast food and drinking soda is common, we must make an effort to keep our metabolism in proper working order. Amber Long, M.Ed., director of Kirmayer Fitness Center and A Healthy U committee member, shares five easy ways to improve your metabolism.



Last modified: Feb 08, 2016