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April 11, 2014 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Apr 18, 2014 08:57 AM

Announcements submitted for inclusion in the April 11, 2014 UofL Today email.

General Interest

1.) The Chronicle wants to know what colleges are good workplaces; we need your help!

Arts

2.) Carnegie Center sponsoring book reading: “Miss Lucy”

3.) Carnegie Center sponsoring book talk: “Regulating Passion”

Health and Wellness

4.) Blood pressure screenings offered at “Flourish”

5.) Save the date: Get Healthy Now Wellness Center to celebrate its first birthday

HR Items of Interest

6.) Flexible Spending Account: "Use-it-or-lose-it"

Information Technology

7.) Computer repair closes permanently April 30

Miscellaneous

8.) Get a team together for Trivia Night at the University Club

9.) Faculty: Funding deadline for the 2014 Kentucky Pedagogicon extended to April 15

10.) Free online training on active shooter events available

11.) Faculty research tools wanted

12.) Kent School holding Fifth Annual BSW Capstone Presentation

13.) PLAN sponsors entrepreneurial thinking workshop

Talks

14.) BMB research conference scheduled

15.) CGeMM seminar scheduled

Grand Rounds

16.) Neuroscience presents “Pediatric NeuroRecovery—A New Initiative”

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

 

General Interest

1.) The Chronicle wants to know what colleges are good workplaces; we need your help!

UofL is participating in The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work for program.  The deadline to respond is April 14. This will be your last chance to provide your valued feedback. Those not selected to participate in The Chronicle’s survey received a work climate survey. Please take time to complete the surveys.  Your honest feedback is important to UofL. If you have not received either survey, please contact the Office of Academic Planning and Accountability at 852-6169.   

 

Arts

2.) Carnegie Center sponsoring book reading: “Miss Lucy”

April 15, noon to 1 p.m., Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 East Spring St., New Albany, Ind.

Free, but registration is required

Judith C. Owens-Lalude will discuss her new novel, "Miss Lucy: Slave and Civil War Nurse," based on the life of Lucy Higgs Nichols. Owens-Lalude will make discuss Civil War medicine, read from her novel and re-enact Higgs' life as a nurse for the 23rd Indiana Regiment. Bring your lunch, drinks will be provided. The Carnegie Center is a member of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.

Additional Information and Registration:  Laura Wilkins, 812-944-7336.

 

3.) Carnegie Center sponsoring book talk: “Regulating Passion”

April 16, 6 to 7 p.m., Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 East Spring St., New Albany, Ind.

Free

Kelly A. Ryan, associate professor at Indiana University Southeast, will discuss her book, "Regulating Passion: Sexuality and Patriarchal Rule in Massachusetts 1700-1830," recently published by the Oxford University Press. Ryan investigates how men and women, both white and people of color, struggled for freedom and equality in the 18th century and early republic. The Carnegie Center is a member of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.

Additional Information: Laura Wilkins, 812-944-7336.

 

Health and Wellness

4.) Blood pressure screenings offered at “Flourish”

April 11, 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. and 12:50 to 1:05 p.m., University Club

April 18, 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. and 12:50 to 1:05 p.m., School of Public Health, Room 103

Free

Blood pressure screenings will be available before and after the "Flourish" Take 20. Come know your numbers!

Additional Information:  Paula Kommor. Register here.

 

5.) Save the date: Get Healthy Now Wellness Center to celebrate its first birthday

April 25, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., GHN Wellness Center at Humana Gym, 601 Presidents Blvd.

Free for employees, retirees and their spouse/QA

Kick off your Derby celebration with GHN! Join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym. Bet you it will be the most fun you've had all spring! Save the date and make plans to join us for awesome prizes, fitness demos, healthy treats and more! RSVP via UofL Event Calendar or Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/441964805947125/. Read UofL Today and watch your inbox for more information.

Additional Information: ghn@louisville.edu, 852-7755.

 

HR Items of Interest

6.) Flexible Spending Account: "Use-it-or-lose-it"

April 15 deadline to submit claims

If you have funds remaining in your flexible spending account from the 2013 plan year, you have until April 15 to submit final claims for reimbursement. You are reimbursed from money remaining from the 2013 plan year account. When your money for the 2013 plan year is gone, no more claims for services received during that plan year will be paid. Claims dated during the current plan year will be paid from money in your new plan year account.

Additional Information: Chard-Snyder customer service: (800) 982-7715, askpenny@chard-snyder.com or visit www.chard-snyder.com.

 

Information Technology

7.) Computer repair closes permanently April 30

This change only impacts repair for personally purchased computer hardware. Servicing of university owned equipment is not affected by this change. Repairs in progress will be completed but no additional equipment will be accepted for repair after this date. Help with malware removal, passwords and other software related issues will remain available from the iTech Connect office located on the lower level of Miller Information Technology Center.

Additional Information: Contact the IT HelpDesk at 852-7997 or helpdesk@louisville.edu.

 

Miscellaneous

8.) Get a team together for Trivia Night at the University Club

April 17, 5:30 to 8 p.m., University Club

$15, includes buffet

Form your team and gather at the University Club for Trivia Night on April 17. In addition to all the fun, feast on a delicious buffet of flat bread pizza, meatball sliders, tex mex grilled cheese, raw vegetable shooters, French fries and chocolate strawberries.

Additional Information: Call 852-6996 to reserve your table.

 

9.) Faculty: Funding deadline for the 2014 Kentucky Pedagogicon extended to April 15

The Delphi Center will provide funding for conference registration and mileage for up to 20 UofL faculty and staff members to attend this year's 2014 Kentucky Pedagogicon in Richmond, Ky. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to UofL presenters and faculty. From 2011 to 2013, the Pedagogicon was part of the Kentucky Innovation Conference and is now a joint production of the CPE, the CPE Faculty Development Workgroup and Eastern Kentucky University.

Additional Information:  Information and online funding application can be found here.

 

10.) Free online training on active shooter events available

Active shooter and stabber events continue to plague our country and prevention is very difficult. In order to be prepared for active shooters and other perpetrators you must be ready to “Run, Hide and Fight.” FEMA has prepared a free online training course for active shooter events. Anyone can take the one hour class located at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-907

Additional Information: Dennis Sullivan, 852-2948.

 

11.) Faculty research tools wanted

Has your lab produced unique purified proteins, modified cell lines, monoclonal antibody stocks, mouse models or unique plasmids? The Office of Technology Transfer is interested in speaking with faculty regarding commercialization potential of faculty research tools.

Additional Information: 852-2965, website

 

12.) Kent School holding Fifth Annual BSW Capstone Presentation

April 15, noon to 2 p.m., Miller Information Technology Center, Bigelow Hall

Free

Come explore the projects The Kent School BSW students implemented to make a difference in their agencies and/or community. You will meet our students of today and get a glimpse of our social work practitioners of tomorrow.

Additional Information: Lynetta Mathis, 852-6137 or Kim Rogers, 852-8039

 

13.) PLAN sponsors entrepreneurial thinking workshop

April 15, 2 to 3 p.m., Houchens Building, Room 105

Entrepreneurship isn't just about starting a business. It's a way of thinking, of identifying problems and possibilities for research and innovation. And it occurs in research and scholarship across disciplines in the academy. In this session, a panel of experts will introduce the ways to think entrepreneurially, no matter what your area of study or discipline might be.

Additional information and registration: PLAN website.

 

Talks

14.) BMB research conference scheduled

April 14, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Room 614

Bathri N. Vajravelu, BMB grad student presents “Stem Cell Factor-Mediated Activation of c-Kit Promotes Survival and Migration of Cardiac Stem Cells.”

Additional Information: janice.burkett@louisville.edu

 

15.) CGeMM seminar scheduled

April 15, noon, Homberger Library, HSC-A, Room 614

Anne E. Kwitek, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa presents “The Metabolic Syndrome in the LH Rat: Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?”

Additional Information: janice.burkett@louisville.edu

 

Grand Rounds

16.) Neuroscience presents “Pediatric NeuroRecovery—A New Initiative”

May 1, 8 to 9 a.m., School of Nursing Auditorium, Room 403

Free

The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Andrea L. Behrman, PhD, present "Pediatric NeuroRecovery: A New Initiative." She is a professor in the UofL Department of Neurosurgery Pediatric Rehabilitation and Recovery Laboratory.

 

Additional Information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, can be found here

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