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Announcements Oct. 24, 2012

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Oct. 23. They are in the Oct. 24 UofL Today email.

Open Enrollment

Today is the last day for the HSC benefits information fair. Meet with a benefit vendor and your benefits team for one-on-one consultation in the Clinical and Translational Research Building, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Your next information fair will be Nov. 1–2, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. in the Human Resources building (1980 Arthur St.) on Belknap Campus. Open Enrollment ends Nov. 5. Go to the Open Enrollment website for information and to make your selections.

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) ‘Year of the Mentor’ Peer Mentoring Part II: Characteristics of Good Mentoring
2.) TEDxUofL Info Session
3.) Amazon River Adventure with UofL — Nov. 1 deadline to reserve (only six spots left)
4.) Native American Organization

Grand Rounds
5.) Medicine — Sergio Fazio

Miscellaneous
6.) 2013 University Holiday Calendar posted
7.) Debate team finishes well in Nashville
8.) Calling all technologies
9.) Libraries Robotic Retrieval System undergoes preventive maintenance

Professional Development
10.) PLAN professional development workshops for graduate students

Talks
11.) Molecular Targets Seminar
12.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
13.) DOVS Research Seminar Series
14.) Seminar

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) ‘Year of the Mentor’ Peer Mentoring Part II: Characteristics of Good Mentoring
3 p.m. Oct. 30, Room 105, Houchens Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
As part of the “Year of the Mentor,” the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies hosts the second Peer Mentoring workshop, “Characteristics of Good Mentoring.” In this session, we will discuss characteristics of good mentoring and how to foster these characteristics in our own departments. Lunch will be provided.
Additional Information: MentorCenter and event page

2.) TEDxUofL Info Session
1 p.m. Oct. 25 W307, Student Activities Center, Belknap Campus
Free
Co-Organizers of TEDxUofL will give a short information session on the theme for the second annual event coming in spring 2013. There is a significant amount of preparatory work involved in creating this event. Building a team early on is important for its success. There are needs for marketing, sponsorship/financing, event logistics and other roles. If interested in becoming part of this team, please attend the info session or contact the organizers.
Additional Information: Visit TEDxUofL or send an email to organizers.

3.) Amazon River Adventure with UofL – Nov. 1 deadline to reserve (only six spots left)
Jan. 15–25, 2013
Ever dream of traveling the Amazon River, going piranha fishing, hiking in a rainforest or seeing crocodiles in the wild? Then come along for an adventure of a lifetime with fellow UofL passengers. You will cruise the Amazon River in a luxury river ship, while enjoying the topnotch accommodations and stops in the Amazon rainforest. All cabins are almost 250 sq. ft. with private balconies. This travel program is almost sold out.
Additional Information: To reserve your space, call the Platinum Travel Group Department at 425-2400 or go online and see brochures of all UofL travel programs.

4.) Native American Organization
5 p.m. Oct. 24 Cultural Center, Belknap Campus
Free
The UofL Native American Organization will hold a meeting and students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free.
Additional Information: Contact faculty adviser Selene Phillips, 852-2976.

Grand Rounds
5.) Medicine — Sergio Fazio
8 a.m. Oct. 25, Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
Free
We invite you to Department of Medicine Grand Rounds featuring Sergio Fazio, MD; PhD; professor of medicine, pathology, immunology and microbiology, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine; and chief, Section of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Fazio will present “To Shrink a Plaque,” focusing on evaluating the current evidence on feasibility of plaque regression.
Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825

Miscellaneous
6.) 2013 University Holiday Calendar posted
The 2013 University Holiday Calendar has been posted. As a reminder, the 2012 Winter Break includes a president- and provost-approved holiday on Dec 24. Winter Break is Dec. 24, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013. Read the University Holiday Policy.
Additional Information: Human Resources, 852-6258.

7.) Debate team finishes well in Nashville
The UofL Debate squad had a stellar performance last weekend at the Vanderbilt Invitational Debate Tournament. Senior debaters Chris Vincent and Aaron Weathers finished in 2nd place; both received Speaker Awards (2nd and 7th speakers, respectively). The senior team of Tiaundra Gordon and Brian Huot advanced to the Octofinal round of 16 teams. The squad will next compete in the Shirley Classic at Wake Forest and the Appalachian State tournament, both in Winston-Salem, NC, the weekend of Nov. 9.

8.) Calling All Technologies
Calling all mouse models, plasmids, constructs and antibodies. The Office of Technology Transfer is interested in your technologies, and companies are, too. Contact the OTT to learn more about our streamlined research tools disclosure and licensing process.
Additional Information: Office of Technology Transfer, 852-2965

9.) Libraries Robotic Retrieval System Undergoes Preventive Maintenance
Nov. 1–Nov. 2
The Libraries’ Robotic Retrieval System located in Ekstrom Library will undergo quarterly preventive maintenance. Items requested from the RRS may be delayed or slow because of the maintenance. Items that are delayed will be available the evening of the request or the following morning.
Additional Information: Alice Abbott-Moore, 852-7621

Professional Development
10.) PLAN Professional Development Workshops for Graduate Students
Classroom Management: Creating a Civil Classroom Culture, Thursday, Oct. 25, noon–1 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
The Academic Job Search IV: Preparing Your CV & Application, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2–3 p.m., Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
PLAN is a series of free professional development workshops for graduate students. Graduate students interested in attending can register on the PLAN website, and click on the PLAN calendar there to learn about other upcoming plan workshops and events.
Additional Information: PLAN

Talks
11.) Molecular Targets Seminar
3:45 p.m. Oct. 25 Room 123, Clinical and Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Molecular Targets Seminar Series will present “Modeling and Targeting Innate Immune Signaling in Hematologic Malignancies.” Our speaker will be Daniel T. Starczynowski, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Experiment Hematology & Cancer Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Cancer and Cell Biology, University of Cincinnati. This seminar series is funded by the Brown Cancer Center Joan Cralle Day Cancer Research Fund. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.
Additional Information: Abdullah Yalcin

12.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
Noon Oct. 25, Room 038, Baxter II, Health Sciences Center
Free, public
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents “Immunomodulation of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells by Whole-Glucan Particles in Cancer” by Sabrin Albeituni, M&I PhD candidate in the lab of Jun Yan, PhD.
Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208

13.) DOVS Research Seminar Series
11 a.m. Oct. 26, Kentucky Lions Eye Center, Basement Conference Room
Free to UofL faculty/residents/students
Ann C. Morris, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, presents “Transcription Factors Required for Photoreceptor Development & Regeneration in the Zebrafish Retina.”

14.) Seminar
Noon Oct. 23, Room 614, Homberger Library, Building A, Health Sciences Center
Brandi Warren, BMB Grad Student, “Epigenetic Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Premature Reproductive Aging.”

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