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Announcements Oct. 26, 2012

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Oct. 25. They are in the Oct. 26 UofL Today email.

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Open Enrollment

  • Benefits Tip: Flexible spending accounts allow you to set aside money for health care or dependent care through pre-tax payroll deductions. The tax savings give you more spendable money in your pocket. When you elect a health care FSA, your account is funded with preloaded dollars of your chosen amount at the start of the year. Your maximum annual contribution is $2,500. If you choose a dependent care FSA, you can contribute up to $5,000 a year through monthly payroll deductions. FSA funds DO NOT roll over from one calendar year to the next and they are not returned to you, so plan carefully to set aside just what you need. Learn more at Chard Snyder. 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.) Register for upcoming Sustainability Week events
2.) Register for Kentucky Engagement Conference

Miscellaneous
3.) IEEE Xplore Tips and Tricks presentation
4.) 2012 Staff recognition: Deadline to order your award
5.) 2012 Staff Recognition honorees: Certificate pick up

Talks
6.) Brown Cancer Center special seminar
7.) Health Promotion seminar
8.) Guest speaker in Movement Disorders
9.) Beth Wiley presents Yvonne Vera’s ‘The Stone Virgins’ and ‘Skokiaan’

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Register for upcoming Sustainability Week events
Oct. 26–Nov. 4
Register now to be inspired at these campus and off-campus events: Oct. 26–27 Power Shift: Real Skills for Social Change. Oct. 30 Sustainability 101 Professional Development. Nov. 1 Meet The Professor: Carol Hanchette, Medical Geography. Nov. 1 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conference. Nov. 1–2 Sustainability Symposium: Cross-Pollinating for Resilience. Nov. 2–4 Bluegrass Bioneers.
Additional Information: Sustainability Week details and registration links

2.) Register for Kentucky Engagement Conference
A limited number of spots still remain for those at UofL interested in attending the Kentucky Engagement Conference, hosted by Western Kentucky University, Nov. 8–9. UofL will cover the cost of registration. For more information on the conference, click here.
Additional Information: To register, contact Henry Cunningham.

Miscellaneous
3.) IEEE Xplore Tips and Tricks presentation
1 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Nov. 29, Room 117A, Collaborative Learning Commons, Ekstrom Library
Free to UofL community
UofL Libraries is hosting an IEEE Xplore Tips and Tricks presentation by IEEE representatives. IEEE Xplore is an important engineering research tool. Learn how IEEE Xplore can save you time in your daily research. Have your questions answered by a product expert. IEEE representatives also will have an information booth at the Hagerty Learning Commons in Duthie Hall, 10 a.m.–noon. IEEE Xplore is available in the databases section of Ekstrom Library’s website.
Additional Information: Mike Wilson

4.) 2012 Staff recognition: Deadline to order your award
This is a reminder that the deadline to place an order for your staff recognition award is Oct. 31. Please email the Staff Recognition Service Account if you have misplaced your personal identification number or need ordering instructions.
Additional Information: Staff Recognition

5.) 2012 Staff Recognition honorees: Certificate pick up
If you were unable to attend the Staff Recognition luncheon honoring your years of service, your certificate is waiting for you at the Human Resources Building (1980 Arthur St.). Please stop by anytime Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. to pick it up.
Additional Information: Direct questions or concerns to Staff Recognition.

Talks
6.) Brown Cancer Center special seminar
3 p.m. Oct. 29, Room 124, Clinical and Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Brown Cancer Center Special Seminar will present “Sex, Drugs and Cancer: The Association between Oral Tobacco Use, HPV and Cancers of the Head and Neck.” Our speaker will be Jennifer Maki, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m.
Additional Information: Sucheta Telang

7.) Health Promotion seminar
1 p.m.–2 p.m. Nov. 2, Room 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, 485 E. Gray St.
Free
The Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to have David S. Timberlake, PhD, assistant professor, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, present “The Changing Demographics of Marijuana Blunt Smokers across Birth Cohorts.” This presentation will examine if racial/ethnic groups from recent birth cohorts adopted the practice of smoking marijuana blunts (cigars filled with marijuana) that emerged in the 1990s hip-hop subculture.
Additional Information: Kathie Sacksteder, 852-8040

8.) Guest speaker in Movement Disorders
Noon Nov. 2, Baxter Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Department of Neurology is pleased to have Mark LeDoux, MD, PhD, a professor in the Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders at the University of Tennessee, to present “Genetics of Adult-Onset Primary Dystonia.” All medical professionals and public are welcome to attend.
Additional Information: Lauren Bower

9.) Beth Wiley presents Yvonne Vera’s ‘The Stone Virgins’ and ‘Skokiaan’
3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building, Belknap Campus
Free, public
“The Stone Virgins” is a harrowing account of the horrors that accompanied Zimbabwe’s armed struggle for liberation from 1966 to 1980. Vera’s novel addresses the need to create a space for women through its references to the ways in which Zimbabwean women had traditions of engaging the public sphere and suggests that if we look at the ways in which music circulates through its history, we can imagine the global and gendered alternative modernities often silenced by nationalist.
Additional Information: For more information, visit Faculty Research Forums. Talk sponsor is the Global Humanities Lecture Series of the Humanities PhD Program.

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