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April 22, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting April 19. They are in the April 22 UofL Today email.

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Annual Banquet
2.) Inaugural Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference

HR Items of Interest
3.) HR Fall Training catalog

Miscellaneous
4.) EndNote workshop
5.) Web-Clicker demo

6.) Green Tip: Celebrate Earth Day with a commitment to eat local
7.) Open call for Staff Senate applications

Talks
8.) Gheens Foundation Visiting Scholar in Humanism in Medicine Lecture

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Annual Banquet
Gather 6 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m.; lecture 7:30 p.m. May 1, University Club, north entrance, Belknap Campus
Members $20; Guests $25; Students $15; Lecture free
The annual E.K. Hall Memorial Lecture will feature Sigma Xi distinguished lecturer Gilda Barabino, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Her topic will be “Investigation of Sickle Cell Disease Using Engineering Approaches.” Regional science fair Sigma Xi Award winners will be honored. RSVP required to Madhavi Rane, president.
Additional Information: Madhavi Rane, 852-1159

2.) Inaugural Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. May 17, Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus
$99, open to all UofL employees
Faculty and staff can learn skills to help them think critically and strategically and set goals at the inaugural Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference. Provost Shirley Willihnganz will be the opening speaker. Local and national speakers will lead sessions on ethics, work-life balance, financial health, life and career choices and Kentucky women. This is a professional development event for which the provost has authorized supervisor-approved leave. Scholarships are available.
Additional Information: Session details, scholarship information and registration

HR Items of Interest
3.) HR Fall Training catalog
Human Resources is in the process of collecting professional development courses and workshops for the fall catalog. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering a small piece of your time (1- 2-hour workshop) to contribute to the catalog please let us know. This is a great opportunity for our faculty and staff to learn from subject-matter experts right here at our university. This is a great opportunity network, get public speaking experience and meet a diverse group of people.
Additional Information: Brett Steele

Miscellaneous
4.) EndNote workshop
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. April 25, Ekstrom Library, Room W102
Free to UofL community
Attendees will learn about the basic features of citation management including, Cite While You Write and exporting citations from databases like EBSCO and PubMed. Class is limited to 10. Register here.
Additional Information: Toccara Porter

5.) Web-Clicker demo
11 a.m. April 23, Ekstrom Library, Room 244, Delphi Lab
Free
Please join the Delphi Center and Glen Garrett from iClicker for lunch and a session on WebClicker. Webclicker is a tool that allows students the convenience of using their smart phone or laptop as a clicker for in-class polling. Lunch is being provided for this session. Please RSVP if you will be attending to Linda Leake, 852-4332 (so we will have an accurate lunch count).
Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332

6.) Green Tip: Celebrate Earth Day with a commitment to eat local
Food travels an average of 1,500 miles to reach your plate. That’s not healthy for you or the planet. There’s still time to vote with your fork to support a vibrant local food economy with fresher, more nutritious food by participating in UofL’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Weekly deliveries of farm-fresh produce, meats, dairy, eggs, and more begin mid-May and subscription deadlines are fast approaching! Half-shares are only about $12/week, Full-shares just over $20/week.
Additional Information: Explore your options. Connect with other subscribers on Facebook.

7.) Open call for Staff Senate applications
The Staff Senate is accepting applications from staff to fill open seats. The eligibility requirements and an application form are here (opens as PDF). Submissions are due to the Staff Senate office by end of business on April 24.
Additional Information: Gretchen Henry, Staff Senate, 852-6713

Talks
8.) Gheens Foundation Visiting Scholar in Humanism in Medicine Lecture
Noon-1p.m. April 25, Baxter Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
Free; box lunch provided to first 100 who RSVP. See below.
Mark Yaffe, MDCM,MCISc,CCFP,FCFP, professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, will present “Family Caregiving: A Challenge for Caregiver, Care Recipient, and Physician.” He is an internationally recognized clinician, scholar and researcher with interests that include medical education, care-giving, QA/I in ambulatory care, and interdisciplinary research. Yaffe developed the “Suspicion Index of Elder Abuse” for use by physicians.
Additional Information: Space is available for 100 attendees. A box lunch will be provided for the first 100 to RSVP to gheens@louisville.edu by Tuesday, April 23.

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