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Announcements Oct. 25, 2012

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Oct. 24. They are in the Oct. 25 UofL Today email.

Open Enrollment

  • Benefits Tip: If you want Flexible Spending Accounts or to participate in Get Healthy Now in 2013, you must enroll now — even if you had FSAs and were in Get Healthy Now in 2012. 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

Arts
1.) School of Music concerts Oct. 28 – Nov. 2

Events
2.) Green Tip: Sustainability Week continues
3.) Bake sale for UofL Cares
4.) Reserve your spot today for ECS Empowerment Luncheon
5.) UofL Cares event — Trick or Treat AND Get Something Good to Eat
6.) Birds of A Feather program for UofL faculty/staff high school aged children and dependents
7.) Discussion on international student immigration regulations

Grand Rounds
8.) Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
9.) Pediatrics
10.) Orthopaedic Surgery
11.) Ob/Gyn
12.) Family & Geriatric Medicine

HR Items of Interest
13.) Bridging the Generation Gap
14.) Represent Yourself through Your Resume
15.) Job Application (Cover) Letter Workshop
16.) Welcoming Diversity

Miscellaneous
17.) Blackboard courses from summer and fall 2011 to be archived and deleted
18.) Prepare for the Dec. 17 Blackboard upgrade
19.) Anne Braden Institute releases revised Louisville Civil Rights Tour brochure
20.) Coulter Translational Partnership funding opportunity
21.) New PCF, MIRA and related forms available

Professional Development
22.) Faculty: Register for the next Dine and Discover Session on using educational technologies to support collaborative student learning

Talks
23.) McConnell Center Lecture: reTHINK the Trail of Tears

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) School of Music concerts Oct. 28 – Nov. 2
Comstock Concert Hall, School of Music
Free unless noted otherwise
Comstock Concert Hall: Hattie Bishop Speed Concert Series, Conrad Tao, piano, 3 p.m. (free for members and music students, $10 at the door for others); and University Chorus & Collegiate Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28; Faculty artist Kathleen Karr, flute, 8 p.m., Oct. 29; University Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular, 8 p.m., Oct. 31; Guest artist Redi Llupa, piano, 8 p.m., Nov. 2.
Additional Information: School of Music, 852-6907

Events
2.) Green Tip: Sustainability Week continues
Today’s events include: The last Gray Street Farmers Market of the year (10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., HSC between Preston & Jackson streets); Mary Berry on “The Berry Center & Cultural Change” with local harvest reception (2:30 p.m. Room 139, Shumaker Research Building); and Amy Sturgis on “Rethinking the Trail of Tears” (6 p.m. Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library). Like trees? Join us Friday at 3 p.m. in Room 137, Life Sciences Building for the fall meeting of the Campus Tree Advisory Committee. A rep from the National Arbor Day Foundation will attend.
Additional Information: Full schedule for Sustainability Week

3.) Bake sale for UofL Cares
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 25, Ambulatory Care Building Basement, Health Sciences Center
The Department of Surgery will have a bake sale with all proceeds going to UofL Cares, which is collecting money for Community Health Charities of KY, Fund for the Arts, Kosair Charities, Metro United Way and WHAS Crusade for Children. All baked goods will be sold for 50 cents. The department also will be selling its second annual cookbooks for only $5 each.
Additional Information Sharlene Dillander, 852-6880. UofL Cares.

4.) Reserve your spot today for ECS Empowerment Luncheon
11:30 a.m. Nov. 14, University Club, Belknap Campus
$35 per person; $280 table of 8
Reserve your spot today for the Women’s Center ECS Empowerment Luncheon. Guest speaker will be Crit Luallen, former Kentucky state auditor, who will discuss “Accountability in Leadership.” Reservations must be made by Nov. 7.
Additional Information: For reservations and more information, call the Women's Center, at 852-8976.

5.) UofL Cares event — Trick or Treat AND Get Something Good to Eat
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31, University Club Ballroom, Belknap Campus
$7 Soul Food Buffet, 25 cents per vote
Inspired by the popular A&S Communications Soul Food Event, UofL Cares will host a Halloween Party & “Come Feed Your Soul” buffet. Bring a creative pumpkin to enter into the contest, and come dressed in your scariest costume. Proceeds support the five UofL Cares organizations. To RSVP for the buffet. Learn more about UofL Cares.
Additional Information: Dwight D. Dozier, chair, UofL Cares Campaign, 852-6939

6.) Birds of A Feather program for UofL faculty/staff high school aged children and dependents
11:30 a.m. Nov. 5, University Club, Belknap Campus
Free
This event is open to the high school junior and senior dependents of UofL faculty/staff (who are eligible for supervisor-approved leave). The day will be a preview of UofL for future Cardinals. Although students may think they already know everything about UofL they will walk away with new information and updates about UofL today.
Additional Information: Visit Birds of a Feather or call 852-7276.

7.) Discussion on international student immigration regulations
Noon–1:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Room 103A, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
Free
International Education Week activities include information and discussion on immigration regulations and university policies for international students and scholars (F and J visa holders). The session is designed to teach faculty and staff about admission and enrollment requirements, employment benefits, travel regulations and cultural and adjustment issues of international students and scholars. Light refreshments provided.
Additional Information: RSVP to Ashley Gray. International Education Week

Grand Rounds
8.) Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
11:30 a.m. Oct. 25, Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
Free, public
Benjamin Mast, PhD, associate professor, UofL, Department of Psychology, will present “Mild Cognitive Impairment.”
Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell 588-4424

9.) Pediatrics
8 a.m. Oct. 26, Norton Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
Free, public
Join us for Pediatric Grand Rounds featuring Nemr Eid, director of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, director of the Childhood Asthma Care and Education Center, and director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center. His presentation, titled “From Childhood Asthma to COPD,” will review the burden of the disease for both asthma and COPD, discuss a possible relationship between the two entities and discuss potential etiologies for progression from childhood asthma to COPD.
Additional Information: Brittney Hubbard, 629-8816

10.) Orthopaedic Surgery
6:45 a.m. Oct. 26, Baxter I Research Building, lower level, auditorium, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery welcomes Madhu Yakkanti, MD, assistant professor, UofL. Yakkanti will lecture on “Humeral Shaft Fractures — Not So Much Fun.”
Additional Information: Monica Welsh, 852-6902

11.) Ob/Gyn
1 p.m. Oct. 26, Ambulatory Care Building Glass Room Basement, Health Sciences Center
Lori Earnshaw, MD; associate professor; medical director, UofL Hospital Palliative Care Services; director, UofL Palliative Medicine Fellowship program, will present “Treating Severe Pain in the Current Regulatory Environment: A Palliative Care Specialist’s Perspective.” She will discuss how to understand the prevalence of pain and gain an awareness of the growing problem of prescription drug abuse in the United States.
Additional Information: Susan Jackson, 561-7449

12.) Family & Geriatric Medicine
7:30 a.m. Oct. 26, Bottigheimer Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
Free
Winsor Schmidt, JD, LLM; UofL Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Health Management and Systems Science, presents “Ethical Issues regarding the Electronic Medical Record.” He will review ethical guidelines to assist maintenance of confidentiality in electronic medical records; understand a physician’s role following a breach of electronic health information; and identify a physician’s role in monitoring user access to electronic medical record information.
Additional Information: CME category 1 is available for both AAFP & ACCME accreditation and a continental breakfast will be provided. Please contact Callie Booth for additional information.

HR Items of Interest
13.) Bridging the Generation Gap
10:30 Nov. 7, Room 103A, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
Free
Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers and Millennials. Which generation do you belong to? For the first time in our nation’s history, four vastly different generations are in the workforce together. Understanding different age groups can be difficult, but this workshop offers discussion and simple tips on bridging the gap from General Macarthur to Kim Kardashian. Come check it out.
Additional Information: Registration. Direct questions to Staff Development.

14.) Represent Yourself through Your Résumé
10 a.m. Nov. 8, Room 103A, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
Free
Learn how to put together a résumé that best represents your skills and experiences to a prospective employer. This session will focus on exploring your past experiences to identify relevant skills, organizing your experience to meet the needs of a particular post (including changing fields), and designing a visually effective résumé. Bring a copy of your current résumé and a description of the type of post for which you are interested in applying. This is a hands-on workshop. Computers will be available. Limited to 10 participants.
Additional Information: Register.

15.) Job Application (Cover) Letter Workshop
10 a.m. Nov. 9 Room 103A, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
Free
It can be difficult to write a cover letter for job applications. Joanne Webb is offering this fantastic workshop on demonstrating your required skills for particular positions. Bring a copy of your resume and a description of the job you want to apply for, and she can help you design an effective cover letter. You don’t want to miss this workshop. It will be the only cover letter workshop for this semester.
Additional Information: Registration. Direct questions to Staff Development.

16.) Welcoming Diversity
1 p.m. Nov. 8, Room 103A, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
Free
“Welcoming Diversity was an amazing workshop, the discussion was so enlightening. I feel like I learned a lot and learned a lot about myself,” was the response of one UofL employee after this 1.5-hour workshop. “Welcoming Diversity” aims to introduce important principles. We all understand diversity but are we committed to diversity? You’ll be surprised what you learn about yourself. Come check it out.
Additional Information: Registration. Direct questions to Staff Development.

Miscellaneous
17.) Blackboard courses from summer and fall 2011 to be archived and deleted
Blackboard courses from summer and fall 2011 will be archived and then deleted after Oct. 26. This is a semi-annual process by the Delphi Center that frees up server space for new courses. If you have a need to keep a summer or fall 2011 course available beyond Oct. 26, please submit a request. Additional information on this process can be found in the Blackboard News module on the login page.
Additional Information: Mark Kasselhut, 852-0724

18.) Prepare for the Dec. 17 Blackboard upgrade
Blackboard will be upgraded to Service Pack 9. This release includes new features and service enhancements. To learn about the changes, register for a “What’s New in Blackboard?” training session. Sessions are now available. The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is also offering technology training for Tegrity, GradeCenter, SoftChalk, and Respondus Lockdown Browser this month.
Additional Information: For more information visit our website, or our calendar to see the seminar schedule.

19.) Anne Braden Institute releases revised Louisville Civil Rights Tour brochure
The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research has updated the brochure for its popular Self-Guided Tour of Louisville’s Civil Rights History with new stops, a pull-out walking map of downtown Louisville sites, and smartphone-readable QR codes that give you access to even more historical information. Brochure copies can be picked up at the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Room 258, Ekstrom Library.
Additional Information: Civil Rights Driving Tour Map or call 852-6142

20.) Coulter Translational Partnership funding opportunity
Nov. 16 deadline
The Coulter Translational Partnership program at UofL is accepting applications for the second funding cycle. Awards average $100,000 for one year. The program is designed to support collaborative research that addresses unmet clinical needs, improvements in health care and commercial product introduction. Teams must include a bioengineering-affiliated faculty member and a clinical collaborator.
Additional Information: Jessica Sharon, 852-4143. Coulter Grant

21.) New PCF, MIRA and related forms available
Signatory language on the PCF and MIRA research forms has been updated. Duplication has been eliminated between the new Part A TRIA and Part B MIRA. These new forms, instructions, revised PCF Clinical Attachment and NDA Request are being posted this week here. The Office of Industry Contracts is phasing out use of the old forms on Dec. 1.
Additional Information: Office of Industry Contracts, 852-8359. Office of Sponsored Programs Grants Administration: Belknap Office, 852-8367, and HSC Office, 852-3788.

Professional Development
22.) Faculty: Register for the next Dine and Discover Session on using educational technologies to support collaborative student learning
Noon–2 p.m. Oct. 30, Delphi Center, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
Collaborative learning is based on a pedagogical framework where students manage assignments in a systematic and group-directed manner. Join UofL’s resident BlackBoard ninja, Linda Leake, and her colleague, Michelle Rodems, as they provide participants with a hands-on opportunity to practice creating and exploring educational technologies for collaborative learning, as well as the opportunity share their own best practices. Lunch is served so pre-registration is required.
Additional Information: Register.

Talks
23.) McConnell Center lecture: reTHINK the Trail of Tears
6 p.m. Oct. 25, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
Free, public
Join Amy Sturgis, PhD, a Native American studies expert, as she recounts the unique personal stories of two Cherokees — from the careers they pursued to the women they loved — and considers how their stories offer fresh insights into the Trail of Tears, the forcible removal of the Cherokees in 1838–1839 from their homeland to what is now Oklahoma. The event is part of the McConnell Center’s reTHINK lecture series.
Additional Information: Contact the McConnell Center, 852-8811, or go online.

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