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Announcements Nov. 5, 2012

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Nov. 2. They are in the Nov. 5 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) Thinking through Craft

Events
2.) Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium: Choosing a Telescope workshop
3.) UofL vs UK ‘Gift of Life’ challenge

Grand Rounds
4.) Neuroscience
5.) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
6.) Neuroscience

Health and Wellness
7.) Human Performance Lab fitness testing/training

Miscellaneous
8.) Communication in English
9.) Operation Dignity coming to a close

Professional Development
10.) Faculty: Need help planning your spring courses? Join us for a workshop about course (re)design

Studies
11.) Face Recognition Study for Infants 6, 8 and 10 Months Old
12.) Perception of Emotion Study for Infants 5 Months Old
13.) Word Association Study for Infants 10, 12 and 14 Months Old

Talks
14.) Anthropology Lecture Series
15.) Colloquium in Psychological & Brain Sciences
16.) Seminar
17.) Resurrecting Dead Romans: Burial Customs among the Non-Elite
18.) McConnell Center Lecture — Rethinking American Exceptionalism: What’s So Great about America?

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) Thinking through Craft
6 p.m. Nov. 5, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 West Main St.
Free with UofL student ID; Others $6
Glenn Adamson, deputy head of graduate studies at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, will speak on craft as an adversarial art mode. Adamson is author of Thinking through Craft and co-editor of the Journal of Modern Craft. KMAC is a member of UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.
Additional Information: 589-0102

Events
2.) Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium: Choosing a Telescope Workshop
7 p.m. Nov. 9, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, Belknap Campus
$8 adults; $6 kids, seniors and UofL students, faculty, staff
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Give the gift of the universe. Members of the Louisville Astronomical Society will give guidance on how to choose the telescope that is just right for your gift-giving needs.
Additional Information: Contact the planetarium, 852-6664, or go online.

3.) UofL vs UK ‘Gift of Life’ challenge
10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Nov. 7, Red Barn, Belknap Campus
Alpha Phi Omega joins the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, and Be The Match National Marrow Donor Program for this donor pledge drive. The school with the most newly registered organ and tissue donors will receive a trophy before tip-off at the UofL vs. UK basketball game Dec. 29. Alpha Phi Omega also encourages people to add their names to the Be The Match marrow donor database.
Additional Information: Student Affairs Calendar, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and Be the Match

Grand Rounds
4.) Neuroscience
8 a.m. Nov. 16, Room 4003, School of Nursing, Health Sciences Center
Free
As part of the Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Department of Neurology is pleased to have Eliezer Masliah, MD, from the University of California San Diego, to present “Alterations in Clearance Pathways in the Toxicity and Propagation of Aggregated Proteins in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease” at the Roth Lectureship Grand Rounds.
Additional Information: Contact Dominique Hurt, 852-8426. All medical professionals and public are welcomed.

5.) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
11 a.m. Nov. 7, Bingham Clinic conference room
Free
Brighid Kleinman, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, East End Psychological Associates, will present “Mindfulness-based Approaches with Children and Adolescents: Current Research and Application.”
Additional Information: Jan Schoen, 852-7548.

6.) Neuroscience
8 a.m.–9 a.m. Nov. 9, Room 4003, School of Nursing, Health Sciences Center
Free
At Neuroscience Grand Rounds this Friday, the Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Thomas Altstadt, MD, FAANS, present “Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery: Current and Future Applications.” Altstadt is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. Continuing education credit is available and continental breakfast will be served.
Additional Information: Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Health and Wellness
7.) Human Performance Lab Fitness testing/training
By appointment, Human Performance Lab, Crawford Gym, Belknap Campus
$150
The Human Performance Lab’s Fitness Evaluation Program is now offering personal/semi-private fitness training sessions. Cost covers a complete fitness evaluation and four personal/small group training sessions (one hour each.)
Additional Information: Mike Jett

Miscellaneous
8.) Communication in English
7 p.m.–9:45 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 8, 2013
The IESL program is offering an evening class during the spring 2013 semester designed to help non-native speakers of English (high-intermediate to advanced proficiency) become more effective communicators in academic, professional and social situations. Class instruction focuses on conversational fluency and strategies for professional interactions.
Additional Information: Visit Communication in English or call 852-5901.

9.) Operation Dignity coming to a close
Operation Dignity will close at noon Friday, Nov. 9. Staff or students will pick up items or boxes from departments. If you would like to contact us to arrange a time to pick your box, please contact Erika Stith or the Ali Institute, 852-6372. Thank you for your participation and we hope to see you at Hello Neighbor, Day of Dignity on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Additional Information: Erika R. Stith, 852-6372

Professional Development
10.) Faculty: Need help planning your spring courses? Join us for a workshop about course (re)design
Noon – 2 p.m. Nov. 29, Delphi Center, Ekstrom Library
Free
This interactive Dine and Discover session will provide you with the opportunity to think through the fundamentals of course design. Join Steve Dwinnells, Aimee Greene and Patty Payette as they help you explore how to redesign or re-envision a course you are currently teaching, or tackle the design of a new course. A light lunch will be served so pre-registration is required.
Additional Information: Register here.

Studies
11.) Face Recognition Study for Infants 6, 8, and 10 Months Old
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 314-A, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting a study on how infants recognize faces. For this study, infants who are 6, 8, or 10 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participating.HSPPO#: 053.06
Additional Information: Contact Nick Holt, 852-6852, or visit Baby Thinker.

12.) Perception of Emotion Study for Infants 5 Months Old
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 314-A, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting a study on infants’ perception of emotions in faces. For this study, infants who are 5 months old with normal vision and hearing and their mothers are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participating. HSPPO#: 053.06
Additional Information: Contact Nick Holt, 852-6852, or visit Baby Thinker.

13.) Word Association Study for Infants 10, 12, and 14 Months Old
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 314-A, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting a study on language development in infants. Infants who are 10, 12, or 14 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participating. HSPPO#: 053.06
Additional Information: Contact Nick Holt, 852-6852, or visit Baby Thinker.

Talks
14.) Anthropology Lecture Series
Noon Nov. 9, Room 232, Lutz Hall, Belknap Campus
Free, public
Didier Gondola, professor and chair of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will present “Tropical Cowboys: Westerns, violence, and masculinities in Colonial Kinshasa.”
Additional Information: Christopher Tillquist

15.) Colloquium in Psychological & Brain Sciences
12:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus
Free, open to all UofL graduate students and faculty
Jean Kristeller from Indiana State University, a nationally renowned researcher in the fields of mindfulness, eating disorders and psychological variables related to physical health and illness, will give a talk titled “The Joy of Mindful Eating: Theory and Research.”
Additional Information: Paul Rosen.

16.) Seminar
Noon Nov. 5, Room 614, Homberger Library, Building A, Health Sciences Center
Adjoa Boakye, BMB grad student, “Roles of STAT Signaling in Cardiovascular Health and Disease.”

17.) Resurrecting Dead Romans: Burial Customs among the Non-Elite
CORRECTED TIME 6 p.m. Nov. 8, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
Free, public
UofL fine arts professor Linda Maria Gigante will give a lecture on “Resurrecting Dead Romans: Burial Customs among the Non-Elite.”

18.) McConnell Center Lecture — Rethinking American Exceptionalism: What’s So Great about America?
6 p.m. Nov. 5, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Free, public
Join us on the eve of the 2012 presidential election as Hillsdale history and political science professor Richard Gamble “reTHINKS American Exceptionalism.” An expert on the “city on a hill” myth in American culture, Gamble will discuss his 2012 book, “In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth.” In the book, he examines the history of a Biblical phrase dating back to the Puritans that is still used by modern-day politicians.
Additional Information: McConnell Center, 852-8811, or go online.

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