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Announcements Nov. 16, 2012

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Nov. 15. They are in the Nov. 16 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) Upcoming School of Music concerts

Events
2.) Tom Peterson Celebration of Life
3.) Bill Fischer Art Studio dedication ceremony

Grand Rounds
4.) Ob/Gyn

Information Technology
5.) Free SharePoint 2010 training coming up
6.) Blackboard to be upgraded to Service Pack 9 during December break

Miscellaneous
7.) Ekstrom Library Thanksgiving break hours
8.) UofL Cares — Together We Make a Difference
9.) University Club open dining

Talks
10.) The Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
11.) Brown and Williamson Series: Purnendu K. Dasgupta, UT at Arlington
12.) ‘The Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom’

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) Upcoming School of Music concerts
Nov. 17–20 Comstock Concert Hall, Bird Recital Hall
free
Comstock Concert Hall: Nov. 17, guest artists Scott & Cochran Guitar Duo, 4 p.m.; Nov. 18, University Symphonic Band, 3 p.m., and University Chorus and Collegiate Chorale, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 19, University Percussion Ensemble, 8 p.m.; Nov. 20, University Guitar Ensemble, 8 p.m. Bird Recital Hall: Nov. 18, University Piano Studio, 7 p.m.; Nov. 19, University Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 20, University Double Bass Studio, 7 p.m.
Additional Information: 852-6907, School of Music

Events
2.) Tom Peterson Celebration of Life
11:15 a.m. Nov. 19 College of Business Courtyard
Free
Please join us as we dedicate SKYDANCE, an original sculpture by artist Dave Caudill, created to commemorate the life and work of Tom Peterson. Tom was the marketing/communications executive-in-residence for the College of Business who died suddenly one year ago. SKYDANCE stands in the courtyard of the College of Business as a permanent reminder of our dear friend and colleague.
Additional Information: Donna Zinser Clark, 852-8523

3.) Bill Fischer Art Studio dedication ceremony
Noon Nov. 16 Hite Galleries, Schneider Hall, Belknap Campus
free
The Hite Art Institute will recognize Bill Fischer’s accomplishments as an artist and his contributions to young artists at UofL with a dedication ceremony and reception in his honor. Fischer has endowed the Bill Fischer Senior Project Grants which helps one student in 2-D studios and one student in 3-D studio each semester mount their senior exhibitions based on their presentations during BFA reviews. He also has underwritten the department’s studio spaces at Our Mother of Sorrow.
Additional Information: Claire Pope, 852-0288, Calendar Item

Grand Rounds
4.) Ob/Gyn
1 p.m. Nov. 16 Ambulatory Care Building, Metro Conference Room, Health Sciences Center
Vernon Cook, MD, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, will present “Fetal DNA in Maternal Circulation: A Better Prenatal Screening Test.” He will discuss how to appreciate the limitations of current prenatal screening test and potential advantages of cfDNA as a screening test, characterize cell free DNA (cfDNA) — what it is it, how it works, how it is useful in a clinical setting, and compare cfDNA as a screening versus a diagnostic test.
Additional Information: Susan Jackson, 561-7449

Information Technology
5.) Free SharePoint 2010 training coming up
IT will offer free training on the differences between SharePoint 2007 and 2010 beginning Nov. 28. Classes will take place on Belknap Campus and at the Health Sciences Center and are limited to departments that currently have a SharePoint site. The basic class covers the new Ribbon interface, site navigation, adding links and retrieving items from the trash. The advanced functions class covers adding and deleting permissions, setting up versioning and indexing on documents, and setting up views.
Additional Information: Register

6.) Blackboard to be upgraded to Service Pack 9 during December break
Blackboard will be upgraded to Service Pack 9 over the December break. Blackboard will be unavailable from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, to 12:01 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. This upgrade will not feature substantial changes to the interface or existing features but will fix several issues and introduce features, summarized online. What’s New in Blackboard classes are available, please register.
Additional Information: Mark Kasselhut, 852-0724

Miscellaneous
7.) Ekstrom Library Thanksgiving break hours
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7:30 a.m. – noon. Thursday, Nov. 22, closed. Friday, Nov. 23, close. Regular hours resume Saturday, Nov. 24, at 9 a.m. West Wing/After-hours study will be closed Wednesday through Friday, reopening Saturday at 9 a.m.
Additional Information: University Libraries

8.) UofL Cares — Together We Make a Difference
Give through Nov. 30
The UofL Cares Campaign has been extended to Nov. 30 to continue our momentum to achieve 100 percent participation. Whether your gift is large or small, together, we do make a difference in our community. Please join us in showing our community that “UofL Cares” by supporting the campaign with a donation to the organization(s) of your choice. Together, we can reach the goal of $230,000 by the close of the campaign. Give now.
Additional Information: Lisa Baunach, co-chair, UofL Cares Campaign, 852-5159.

9.) University Club open dining
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nov. 16 200 E. Brandeis, Belknap Campus
Take this opportunity to enjoy some of the great benefits of membership in the University Club. During the months of November and December, the club will offer open dining to non-members. The daily lunch service will be available as well as great member events, i.e. The Annual Holiday Boutique and Tea, Breakfast with Santa, and many others. Call us for details and for reservations, 852-6996. Membership in the Club is fun and very affordable.
Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, University Club

Talks
10.) The Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
3 p.m. Nov. 16 Room 2036, K Wing, Health Sciences Center
Free
“Morphological Comparison of Visual Pathway Projections to the Temporal Lobe from Cortical Area V1 and the Pulvinar Nucleus Tecto-recipient Zone in the Tree Shrew (Tupaia belangeri).”
Additional Information: Barbara Hughes, 852-5167

11.) Brown and Williamson Series: Purnendu K. Dasgupta, UT at Arlington
4 p.m. Nov. 16 Room LL16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
Free
Dasgupta’s talk will be “Semiconductors in Ionic Solution: Their New Roles in Analytical Chemistry.” His research interests are in measurement of trace atmospheric species and atmospheric chemistry, automated intelligent analyzers, microfabricated sensors and instrumentation, thin film flow devices and sensors, automated process analyzers for the chemical industry, novel approaches to ionic analysis and most recently, an ion chromatograph for Mars exploration. His has won many awards.
Additional Information: Syble Bullock, Chemistry, 852-8146

12.) ‘The Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom’
10:30 a.m. Nov. 17 Carnegie for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind.
Free
Judith C. Owens-Lalude will read from and comment on her novel, “The Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom,” published in 2012. The Carnegie Center for Art and History is a member of UofL’s Center for Art and Culture Partnerships.
Additional Information: Laura Wilkins, 944-7336.

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