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Feb. 13, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Feb. 12. They are in the Feb. 13 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) UofL Women’s Center Staff Forum
2.) The 2013 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge
3.) Let’s Talk Lunch

Grand Rounds
4.) Grand Rounds Psychiatry: ‘Ernest Hemingway and the Fictive Personality’
5.) Sports Related Concussion — Pathophysiology & Recent Updates
6.) Medicine Grand Rounds: Michael Germain

Miscellaneous
7.) Second Annual Dissertation Writing Retreat
8.) Blackboard UofL — Now on Twitter

Studies
9.) Language Development Study for Infants 12 and 14 Months Old
10.) Face Recognition Study for Infants 6, 8, and 10 Months Old
11.) Perception of Emotion Study for Infants 5 Months Old

Talks
12.) Department of Neuroscience Training
13.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) UofL Women’s Center Staff Forum
11:30 a.m. Feb. 21, Room 210, Ekstrom Library
Free; reservations required
The Women's Center “brunch” forum for UofL staff and faculty is a continuation of its forum series held last semester. Women staff are invited to meet, network and discuss issues that matter to them in an informal setting. Reservations are required and must be made by Feb. 18. For the topic of discussion and/or more details, email Phyllis M. Webb or Valerie Casey, or call 852-8976.
Additional Information: Email The Women’s Center or call 852-8976.

2.) The 2013 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge
8 a.m. Feb. 16, Marriott Louisville Downtown
Free
The Cardinal Challenge is a fast-paced, exciting business plan competition that features teams of MBA students from across North America vying for more than $100K in business start-up cash and services. Think “Shark Tank.” Hosted by the College of Business Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, the 2013 Cardinal Challenge will feature UofL’s own VOC Diagnostics presenting its innovative cost- and life-saving lung cancer diagnostic device.
Additional Information: Visit the Cardinal Challenge website or contact
Donna Zinser Clark, 852-8523.

3.) Let’s Talk Lunch
Noon Feb. 13, Cultural Center, Belknap Campus
Free
Join us for “Let’s Talk Lunch: Violence in the Global Community,” a panel discussion on the “One Billion Rising” initiative for UofL’s V-WEEK by the PEACC program. Kaila Story, Ruth Opara, Ashley Gray and others will discuss how sexual and relational violence compares to violence in the global community and what we can do to end it.
Additional Information: Sally Evans, 852-2567

Grand Rounds
4.) Grand Rounds Psychiatry: ‘Ernest Hemingway and the Fictive Personality’
11:30 a.m. Feb. 14, Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium
Free, public
Theodore B. Feldmann, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, associate chair for education, UofL Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, will present “Ernest Hemingway and the Fictive Personality.”
Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell, 588-4424 or 813-6664

5.) Sports Related Concussion — Pathophysiology & Recent Updates
8 a.m. Feb. 14, Room 4003, auditorium, School of Nursing
Free
At tomorrow’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Ross Zafonte, MD, present “Sports Related Concussion — Pathophysiology & Recent Updates.” Zafonte is co-director, Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Center, vice president of medical affairs, Spalding Rehabilitation Network, and the chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. Continuing education credit is available, and continental breakfast will be served.
Additional Information: Sports Related Concussion - Pathophysiology & Recent Updates

6.) Medicine Grand Rounds: Michael Germain
8 a.m. Feb. 14, auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building
Free
We invite you to join us for UofL Department of Medicine Grand Rounds featuring Michael J. Germain, MD, professor of medicine at Tufts University and medical director, Renal Transplantation at Baystate Medical Center. Germain will present “Why Renal Palliative Care is Relevant to Other Chronic Disease States” focusing on the high symptom burden of end stage renal disease patients, high mortality of elderly chronic kidney disease patients and treatment approaches to poor-prognosis CKD patients.
Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825

Miscellaneous
7.) Second Annual Dissertation Writing Retreat
The University Writing Center, with support from the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, invites students to apply to participate in this summer’s Dissertation Writing Retreat. The retreat will be held May 20–24, and will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Participants will spend each day writing, rewriting and reworking their dissertation chapters and will participate in individualized writing consultations and group workshops. Applications are due April 1.
Additional Information: Visit the Writing Center’s website.

8.) Blackboard UofL — Now on Twitter
Follow @BlackboardUofL on Twitter for service announcements, performance updates, and feature alerts. This feed is for service announcements only. Any immediate questions or issues should be directed to IT HelpDesk.
Additional Information: twitter.com/BlackboardUofL

Studies
9.) Language Development Study for Infants 12 and 14 Months Old
Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. February, Room 314-A Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting a study on language development in infants. Infants who are 12 or 14 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participating. HSPPO#: 053.06
Additional Information: Contact Nick Holt, 852-6852, or visit http: www.babythinker.com.

10.) Face Recognition Study for Infants 6, 8, and 10 Months Old
Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. February, Room 314-A Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting a study on how infants recognize faces. For this study, infants who are 6, 8, or 10 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participating. HSPPO#: 053.06
Additional Information: Contact Nick Holt, 852-6852, or visit http: www.babythinker.com.

11.) Perception of Emotion Study for Infants 5 Months Old
Daily 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. February, Room 314-A Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting a study on infants' perception of emotions in faces. For this study, infants who are 5 months old with normal vision and hearing and their mothers are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participating. HSPPO#: 053.06
Additional Information: Contact Nick Holt, 852-6852, or visit http: www.babythinker.com.

Talks
12.) Department of Neuroscience Training
Noon Feb. 13, Room 2035, K-Wing Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Department of Neuroscience Training is pleased to present Yan Zhang, postdoctoral candidate in bioinformatics. Title of presentation is “Application of transcriptomic studies to bacterial strain improvement for enhanced conversion of biomass to biofuel.”
Additional Information: Whitney Rogers

13.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
Noon Feb. 14, Room 038, Baxter II, Health Sciences Center
Free, public
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Identification of the yapE regulatory mechanism in Yersinia pestis,” by Tiva Vancleave, M&I PhD candidate in the lab of Matt Lawrenz, PhD.
Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208

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