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Announcements Oct. 16, 2012

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

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) School of Music Concerts Oct. 16–Oct. 20
2.) ‘The Artifacts,’ a play by Steven Fechter

Events
3.) Interesting in Advancing Your Career? Higher Education Administration MA information sessions
4.) PhD in Postsecondary Educational Leadership & Organizational Development
5.) UofL Cares Day at Kosair Charity
6.) Fresh Start Bible Study
7.) MSSW Prospective Student Sessions

Grand Rounds
8.) Endocrinology
9.) Cardiovascular Medicine

Human Resources
10.) Performance Management workshops continue this week
11.) The Do’s & Don’ts of Corrective Action
12.) Welcoming Diversity

Professional Development
13.) 2012–13 Part-Time Faculty Institute

Studies
14.) Parents & Children still needed for dissertation study

Talks
15.) Return of the ‘Biscuit Speech’
16.) Bioinformatics Journal Club — Mismatch Probes
17.) Seminar on Virus-Encapsulated Nanoparticles: Self-Assembly, Properties and Applications

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) School of Music Concerts, Oct. 16–Oct. 20
Comstock Concert Hall & Bird Recital Hall
Free unless noted otherwise
In Comstock Concert Hall: University Jazz Ensemble I, 8 p.m., Oct. 16; University Student Composers, 8 p.m., Oct. 17; and Community Music faculty artist, Denine LeBlanc, piano, 3 p.m., Oct. 20. In Bird Recital Hall: Guest Artist Gene Perla, jazz bass, 7:30 p.m.
Additional Information: 852-6907 or School of Music

2.) ‘The Artifacts,’ a play by Steven Fechter
8 p.m. Oct. 18-21, Thrust Theatre, HPES Building, Belknap Campus
Free
When Beth, a graduate student, sits down to take her dissertation comps and is greeted by Hedda Gabler and Miss Julie, she knows something is wrong. “The Artifacts” comments on the mental health of graduate students, the abuse of power of professors in academia, and femaleness from the 19th century to the present. SIGS will host a reception and panel after the Saturday night performance. A UofL Studio Theatre production.
Additional Information: Jocelyn Matsuo, studio theatre coordinator, or the Theatre Arts office, 852-7682.

Events
3.) Interesting in Advancing Your Career? Higher Education Administration MA information sessions
Noon–1 p.m. Oct. 24 Room 113 Porter Building, Belknap Campus
The information session will provide information about the program and admissions requirements. This evening graduate program is designed primarily for part-time students. The next session will be on Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Additional Information: Contact Bridgette Pregliasco, 852-6204, to RSVP.

4.) PhD in Postsecondary Educational Leadership & Organizational Development
Noon Oct. 23 113 Porter Building, Belknap Campus
Interested in advancing your career in a college or university? This information program will introduce you to the doctoral program, program faculty & admissions process. The next session will be held on Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 pm.
Additional Information: Contact Bridgette Pregliasco, 852-6204, to RSVP.

5.) UofL Cares Day at Kosair Charity
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 25, Kosair Charities, 982 Eastern Parkway
Complimentary lunch
In appreciation for UofL’s caring community, Kosair Charities invites faculty and staff to attend UofL Cares Day at Kosair Charities Campus. Complimentary lunch, door prizes, tours of Kosair Charities Campus and UofL Autism Center, more surprises and fun.
Additional Information: Please RSVP to Theresa Raidy, 637-7696

6.) Fresh Start Bible Study
6:45 a.m. Oct. 17 Interfaith Center, Belknap Campus
Open to all
Have you experienced a miracle? Did you buy or earn it? Was it a result of prayer and faith? Do miracles still happen? Come join us Wednesday morning to discuss The Book of Acts, Chapter 8. It’s a great time for the UofL community to come together for fellowship, encouragement, Bible study and prayer. Future meeting dates are Oct. 31 and Nov. 14 – a special Thanksgiving Luncheon Service 11:30 a.m. Please enter through east entrance. All are welcome.
Additional Information: Teresa Rohr, 852-7599

7.) MSSW Prospective Student Sessions
5 p.m. Oct. 24, Kent School of Social Work (Oppenheimer Hall), Belknap Campus
Free
Are you interested in a profession dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities? Come find out if the versatile Masters of Science in Social Work (MSSW) is the right graduate program for you by attending one of our upcoming Prospective Student Sessions Wednesday, Oct. 24 (5 p.m.–6:45 p.m.) or Wednesday Nov. 14 (5 p.m.–6:45 p.m.) RSVP to msswkent@louisville.edu. Part-time, weekend and online class options available.
Additional Information: Kent School of Social Work

Grand Rounds
8.) Endocrinology
4 p.m. Oct. 17 Room 038, Lower Level, Baxter Research Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
Suzanne Kingery, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, UofL, will present, “Complement C4 as a Novel Biomarker for Partial Disease Remission in New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.”
Additional Information: Contact Kelly Galiette, 852-5237.

9.) Cardiovascular Medicine
Noon– 1 p.m. Oct. 17 Jewish Rudd Heart & Lung Center, Great Halls I & II
Free buffet opens at 11:20 a.m.
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is pleased to present “Cardiovascular Fellowship Training at UofL — Where have we been and where are we going?” by Glenn A. Hirsch, MD, MHS, FACC, program director, UofL Cardiovascular Fellowship. Presentation starts at noon. Out of respect for your colleagues and the presenter, please arrive early if you plan to partake in the light lunch provided.
Additional Information: For more info, please check our web-sites: Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds and UofL Physicians.

Human Resources
10.) Performance Management workshops continue this week
2 p.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 16 Room 103A, Human Resources, Staff workshop
10:30 a.m.–noon Oct. 17 Room 124, School of Dentistry, Supervisor workshop
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 Room 103A, Human Resources, Staff workshop
Free
These workshops help staff and supervisors learn about communication in the performance evaluation process. Numerous workshop dates are available. Register here for one of this week’s workshops or for one on another date.
Additional Information: Questions? Email Staff Development.

11.) The Do’s & Don’ts of Corrective Action
1:30 p.m. Oct. 26 Room 103A, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St., Belknap Campus
Free
Are you confused about interpreting UofL’s policy concerning discipline and corrective action? Don’t be. Let Human Resources explain UofL’s policy in a fun and relaxed environment. This workshop will cover such topics as progressive discipline, performance improvement plan and when it is appropriate to impose discipline, just to name a few. Don’t miss this workshop. It is the last one scheduled until spring.
Additional Information: Register. More information (Opens as a PDF). Questions? Email Staff Development.

12.) Welcoming Diversity
2 p.m. Oct. 17 Room 103A, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St., Belknap Campus
Free
Michael Anthony and Brian Buford will facilitate this workshop on Welcoming Diversity at UofL. It is an introduction to how welcoming diversity strengthens our campus. What does diversity mean to you? Please make arrangements to attend this insightful workshop.
Additional Information: Register. More information (Opens as a PDF). Questions? Email Staff Development.

Professional Development
13.) 2012–13 Part-Time Faculty Institute
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 Delphi Center, Ekstrom Library
How does learning theory apply to course design, specifically the connection between your course objectives and your course assignments? How can you better communicate your course objectives and expectations to your “content novice” learners? How do you scaffold course assignments to achieve the learning you want? Join us over dinner for “Building Better Course Objectives, Expectations, and Assignments” – presented by Cathy Bays.
Additional Information: Register here. For more information, contact Roy Fuller, 852-0663

Studies
14.) Parents & Children still needed for dissertation study
363 Life Sciences, Belknap Campus
$15 compensation for time and effort
The Developmental Psychopathology Research Lab is conducting a study on stress and anxiety in children. Parents and biological children between the ages of 5–12 are invited to participate. If interested, you and your child will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires at home and on your own time. Your child will then be invited to come to the lab to complete a brief interview and computer task. IRB#11.0104
Additional Information: Sarah Williams, 852-3623

Talks
15.) Return of the ‘Biscuit Speech’
6 p.m. Oct. 19 Red Barn
$10 per person. Reception includes light refreshments with cash bar.
Take a trip down memory lane with “Dr. Phil” and your fellow alumni, faculty, staff and students. Revisit the infamous “Biscuit Speech” with Professor Emeritus Phil Laemmle. Alumni reception to follow.
Additional Information: For more information and to register online, click here.

16.) Bioinformatics Journal Club – Mismatch Probes
Noon Oct. 17 Room 2035, Nursing (K) Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
This week Robert M. Flight will present “Affymetrix Mismatch (MM) Probes: Useful After All.”
Additional Information: Robert M Flight or UofL Bioinformatics

17.) Seminar on Virus-Encapsulated Nanoparticles: Self-Assembly, Properties and Applications
4 p.m. Oct. 17 Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
Free
Chemistry and physics professor Bogdan Dragnea, University of Indiana, will speak about his research on virus encapsulated nanoparticles, as part of the Engineering Platforms for Exploring Cellular and Molecular Processes Seminar Series. The seminar will be video streamed here.
Additional Information: For additional information or to arrange to meet with Dragnea, please contact Brigitte H. Fasciotto, 852-7308.

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