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Announcements Dec. 11, 2012

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Dec. 10. They are in the Dec. 11 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Academics

1.) Book-in-Common finalists: share your feedback

Events

2.) GRE Workshop and Practice Exam with lunch

3.) Closing reception — Voices of the Revolution

Grand Rounds

4.) Cardiology

5.) Endocrinology

6.) Chronic Pelvic Pain - Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Miscellaneous

7.) Ville Grill closing for winter break

8.) Join the 2013 Celebration Tweet Team

9.) Hitting the road for the holidays with Zimride

10.) Angel Tree for Animals

Professional Development

11.) RNAi: siRNA screening — how to get the most bang for your buck

Studies

12.) Parents and children still needed for dissertation study

Talks

13.) CGeMM Seminar

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Academics
1.) Book-in-Common finalists: share your feedback
By Jan. 25
After receiving numerous suggestions and researching many books, the Book-in-Common selection committee has narrowed the possibilities for the 2013-14 BinC to four finalists. If you would like to read along with the selection committee and share your thoughts with us, we encourage you to check out the four final texts and give us your feedback by Jan. 25.

Events
2.) GRE Workshop and Practice Exam with lunch
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 Room 205, Bingham Humanities Building, Belknap Campus
$20
Psi Chi: Psychology Honor Society is sponsoring a GRE workshop (Kaplan conducted), lunch and practice exam open to anyone interested in attending graduate school. Act fast to reserve your place. Preregistration and payment required by Jan. 17. Send check (payable to Psi Chi) or cash to: Psi Chi, Room 317, Life Sciences Building, Belknap Campus. Include GRE, your name and email address to receive additional registration/lunch details.
Additional Information: Melinda Leonard, PhD, Psi Chi faculty director.

3.) Closing reception — Voices of the Revolution
6 p.m. Dec. 11 Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
Free
Join the Center for Asian Democracy for a brief talk on the historical, artistic and political context of the Cultural Revolution posters, with remarks from Yuxin Ma, UofL associate professor of history; Daniel Tauss, CAD scholar-in-residence; and David Harryman, exhibits and program coordinator at the Asia Institute-Crane House. Beverages and light refreshments will be served.
Additional Information: 852-2667, Voices of the Revolution

Grand Rounds
4.) Cardiology
Noon – 1 p.m. Dec. 12 Bottingheimer ‘FIXED’ Auditorium, first floor, Jewish Hospital
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is pleased to present “Atrial Fibrillation — Stroke Prevention,” by Marcus F. Stoddard, MD, professor of medicine; director, Non-Invasive Cardiology Program, UofL. Out of respect for your colleagues and the presenter, please arrive early if you plan to partake in the light lunch provided (11:30).
Additional Information: UofL CMRG

5.) Endocrinology
4 p.m. Dec. 12 Room 038, Lower Level, Baxter Research Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
Adetokunbo (Toks) Omoruyi, MD, assistant professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, UofL, will present, “Precocious Puberty.”
Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237.

6.) Chronic Pelvic Pain - Neuroscience Grand Rounds
8 a.m. Dec. 14 Room 4003, auditorium, School of Nursing, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Resad Pasic, MD, PhD, present, “Chronic Pelvic Pain.” Pasic is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and the director of Operative Gynecologic Endoscopy in the Division of General Gynecology. Continuing education credit is available, and continental breakfast will be served.
Additional Information: Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

Miscellaneous
7.) Ville Grill closing for winter break
2 p.m. Dec. 12 Ville Grill
The Ville Grill is closing for winter break at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, and reopening Sunday, Jan. 6, with regular hours. Thanks to everyone who has dined with us this semester. We can’t wait to share the New Year with you.
Additional Information: Dining Services

8.) Join the 2013 Celebration Tweet Team
Are you on Twitter? Are you interested in becoming part of the Twitter “backchannel” at this year’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning? If you answered “yes” to either question, you are invited to join the 2013 Tweet Team. Members of the Tweet Team will model the benefits of participating in microblogging and using a backchannel to deepen the day’s conversations. Contact Michelle Rodems by Friday, Jan. 11, if you would like to participate.
Additional Information: Michelle Rodems

9.) Hitting the road for the holidays with Zimride
Hitting the road for the holidays and need a lift home or to the airport? Want to make a few extra bucks driving others along the way? Zimride makes it easy to catch a lift or fill the empty seats in your car.
Additional Information: Carpool-Program; Doreen Wood, 852-5029; Gary Becker, 852-7221; Vickie Tencer, 852-0720; or Carol Norton, 852-8042.

10.) Angel Tree for Animals
4 p.m. Dec. 17 Lower level lobby, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
Last chance to donate to the Angel Tree for Animals. There is a list of items needed for donation under the tree. All items will be donated to area shelters and rescues to help homeless animals.
Additional Information: Julie Oechsli, 852-1489

Professional Development
11.) RNAi: siRNA screening — how to get the most bang for your buck
9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Dec. 12 Room 124, Clinical and Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
You’re invited to learn about the relevance of siRNA technology for screening as opposed to shRNA-based technology. We’ll also explore the value of the Silencer® and Silencer® Select siRNA technologies for advancing phenotype-based HT screening and higher hit rates for drug discovery (low false positives and false negatives). A tour of screening facility on the 6th floor of the CTR Building will follow. Registration required.
Additional Information: Alicia Camper, PhD

Studies
12.) Parents and children still needed for dissertation study
Room 363 Life Sciences, Belknap Campus
$15 compensation for time and effort
We are conducting a study on stress and anxiety in children. Parents and biological children between the ages of 5 and 12 are invited to participate. If interested, you and your child will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires. Your child also will be given a brief interview and computer task on site at our lab. It takes about 30 minutes. Qualified families will be compensated $15. IRB# 11.0104
Additional Information: Sarah Williams, 852-3623

Talks
13.) CGeMM Seminar
Noon Dec. 11, Room 038, Baxter Buildings, Health Sciences Center
Penelope E. Bonnen, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, “Personalized Functional Genomics Approach for Identification of Novel Mitochondrial Disease Genes.”

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