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Announcements Nov. 19, 2012

by UofL Today last modified Nov 16, 2012 01:17 PM

Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Nov. 16. They are in the Nov. 19 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Ray Kurzweil: The Future of AI

HR Items of Interest
2.) Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Miscellaneous
3.) Dissertation defense
4.) Refer students for Mr. and Ms. Cardinal
5.) Planetarium: Holiday Membership Special
6.) Is the article you need in the library but not online? We’ll send you a copy — free.

Studies
7.) Autism, Asperger’s Disorder, PDD-NOS Pediatric Research Study, ages 6 to 12 years
8.) Pediatric hypertension 1 year through 5 years
9.) Pediatric hypertension 6 years through 11 years

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Ray Kurzweil: The Future of AI
3 p.m. Nov. 26 Room 106, Horn Auditorium, College of Business, Belknap Campus
Free
Inventor, futurist and author Ray Kurzweil will have a discussion and Q&A about the future of artificial intelligence. UofL professor Nat Irvin will moderate. Kurzweil will be guest of the Kentucky Author Forum the evening of Nov. 26. That event has charged admission.
Additional Information: Campus Event (opens as PDF); Kentucky Author Forum

HR Items of Interest
2.) Mindfulness-based stress reduction
1:30 p.m. Nov. 30 Room 103A, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
Free
Are you stressed about events of the past or the future? Are you stressed about things over which you have no control? Well, come to this 1.5-hour workshop on mindfulness-based stress reduction. Learn what “mindfulness” means and how you can become less stressed through this method.
Additional Information: Register. Direct questions to Staff Development.

Miscellaneous
3.) Dissertation defense
Noon Nov. 19 Room 614, Homberger Library, Building A, Health Sciences Center
Dissertation, Robert Buscaglia, BMB PhD candidate: “The Dynamic Equilibrium of Human Telomeric G-Quadruplexes.”

4.) Refer students for Mr. and Ms. Cardinal
UofL annually awards Mr. and Ms. Cardinal to an outstanding male and female senior based on academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and contributions to the university and the Louisville community. Recipients must have completed 90 credit hours and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. The online application deadline is Monday, Nov. 26. Interviews will be Wednesday, Nov. 28. If you have a student who would be a good candidate have them email Julie Onnembo or send them the application.

5.) Planetarium: Holiday Membership Special
Become a member of the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium by Dec. 20 for a special discounted rate: individual: $25 (regularly $35); family: $50 (regularly $75). Young and old alike delight in exploring space — so give the gift of the universe this holiday season. Whether you are looking for something special for your kids or for the hard-to-buy-for folks in your life, the planetarium offers something for everyone. Get details.
Additional Information: Kim Whitehead, 852-6664

6.) Is the article you need in the library but not online? We’ll send you a copy — free.
University Libraries will provide copies of articles housed in the library to you, if the article is not available online. Complete an interlibrary loan request and an electronic copy of the article will be sent to your interlibrary loan account. Before requesting an article, please confirm that it is not available online via the Journal Finder on the library’s home page.
Additional Information: Belknap Campus contact Andrew Huff, 852- 8751; HSC contact Kathy Rogers, 852-5769.

Studies
7.) Autism, Asperger’s Disorder, PDD-NOS Pediatric Research Study, ages 6 to 12 years
IRB #12.0338
The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate if the investigational study drug improves social skills in children from 6 years to 12 years of age diagnosed with Autism, Asperger’s Disorder, or
Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Eligible subjects may be compensated for time/travel.
For more information, contact Carrie Schanie, 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager)

8.) Pediatric hypertension 1 year through 5 years
IRB #10.0053
The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and dose response of an investigational drug used for high blood pressure. Children from 1 year to < 6 years of age diagnosed with high blood pressure may be eligible for participation. Subjects will be compensated for time/travel.
Additional information, contact Carla Rich, 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager)

9.) Pediatric hypertension 6 years through 11 years
IRB #10.0306
The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and dose response of an investigational drug used to treat high blood pressure. Children from 6 through 11 years of age diagnosed with high blood pressure may be eligible for participation. Subjects will be compensated for time/travel.
Additional information, contact Carla Rich, 629-5820 or 620-0000 (pager)

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