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Feb. 26, 2014 Announcements

by Warren,Brandy M last modified Feb 26, 2014 11:41 AM

Announcements submitted for inclusion in the Feb. 26, 2014 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts

1.) SuperUber: Interactive Environments program free for students, employees

Events

2.) J. Blaine Hudson to be inducted into A&S Hall of Honor

3.) Rauch Planetarium to host Mardi Gras party

4.) Bracketology, Keeneland outing highlight Alumni spring and summer event series

HR Items of Interest

5.) HR to offer performance management (supervisors) program March 6

6.) Faculty Enlight training to boost faculty compliance with federal law

7.) HR to help supervisors better evaluate job factors and determine overall scores

8.) Learn to understand, use your EQ

Miscellaneous

9.) Neuroscience Day registration and abstract submission open

10.) Study Abroad taking donations for book drive, gift card raffle

11.) Course load for summer 2014 classes in Blackboard extended to March 4

12.) You could win cash in Dress in Blue Day photo contest

Talks

13.) Learn to prepare for study abroad

14.) Microbiology and Immunology seminar set for Feb. 27

15.) Faculty Research Forum presents Jongwoo Jeremy Kim

16.) University of Wisconsin professor to speak at Filson Historical Society

17.) English professor to discuss ‘Virginia Woolf Among the Lunatics’

Grand Rounds

18.) Department of Medicine presents Nina Vasavada

19.) Cardiovascular Medicine to focus on tobacco, cardiovascular disease

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts

1.) SuperUber: Interactive Environments program free for students, employees

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. March 11, Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center for the Arts, 501 Main St.

Free for students, faculty and staff with UofL ID

SuperUber, a collective of new media artists from Brazil, will discuss their interactive environments that blend art, technology, architecture and design. They will describe their creative processes and interaction with large public audiences. The lecture is sponsored by the Speed Art Museum, a member of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships, and is part of The Contemporary Art Park series.

Additional Information: Call Geoffrey McMahon at 502-634-2749 or visit speedmuseum.org/speedlectureseries.

Events

2.) J. Blaine Hudson to be inducted into A&S Hall of Honor

4 p.m. Feb. 27, University Club

Free, but registration required

Please join us as we induct the late dean and professor of Pan-African Studies, J. Blaine Hudson, PhD, into the College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Honor. A reception will immediately follow the induction ceremony. This celebration is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so registration is required. Register online.

3.) Rauch Planetarium to host Mardi Gras party

1:30 p.m. -- 5 p.m. March 2, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

Blast off into family-friendly Mardi Gras fun at the planetarium’s Mardi Gras party. Kids get to make masks, UV bead necklaces and shakers and then get to shake their shakers to the awesome festive sound of UofL School of Music’s Steel Drum Band. Perfect Little Planet will show hourly beginning at 1:30 p.m., with the last show beginning at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. More information at planetarium.louisville.eduEmail. 852-6665.

4.) Bracketology, Keeneland outing highlight Alumni spring and summer event series

With spring right around the corner, the UofL Alumni Association has announced its latest series of events including Bracketology, UofL Day at Keeneland, Run for the “L” of It and more. View details and a full list of all activities on our spring and summer events webpage. Get the early bird prices on several of these events by registering in advance. Contact Jonathan Israel, 852-6910.

HR Items of Interest

5.) HR to offer performance management (supervisors) program March 6

9:30 a.m. March 6, Room 109, Abell Administration Building

Free

The performance management tool is designed to foster greater clarity and consistency in staff performance evaluations, prompt better communication and raise confidence for staff employees. Performance management is a shared process that requires the investment of both supervisors and employees to ensure that individual effort is aligned with department goals and objectives. Please help us move toward a more contemporary, professional and interactive performance evaluation. Register here. Questions for Brett Steele.

6.) Faculty Enlight training to boost faculty compliance with federal law

3 p.m. March 6, Room 103A, Human Resources

Free

Per the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 1965, an institution of higher education receiving federal financial assistance is required to post verified textbook pricing information for both required and recommended materials for each class. Come learn about a new program that will make book adoptions easier as well as keep the university compliant to HEOA. “Faculty Enlight” will help you search book adoptions in one convenient place. Register here. Questions for Brett Steele.

7.) HR to help supervisors better evaluate job factors and determine overall scores

9:30 a.m. March 7, Room 103A, Human Resources

Free

If you want to recruit, retain, recognize and reward talented employees, it is essential to clarify the roles and responsibilities of their positions. HR is offering training to help you. In this session, we will discuss how to evaluate whether an employee met the expectations of the job factors. Participants can expect to feel more comfortable evaluating employee performance as well as determining overall ratings for the annual evaluation. Register here. Questions for Brett Steele.

8.) Learn to understand, use your EQ

10 a.m. March 11, Room 103A, Human Resources

Free

You’ve known that your IQ makes a difference in your success. Now learn how your EQ can make a difference at work and at home. Join us for a 90-minute workshop designed to provide an overview of emotional intelligence, including what it is, why it matters and how developing it can make a positive difference in your life. Gain understanding and insight into your emotional intelligence, and how it can be your greatest asset. Register here. Questions for Brett Steele.

Miscellaneous

9.) Neuroscience Day registration and abstract submission open

March 31

Free

Registration and poster abstract submission is now open for the 24th Annual Louisville Neuroscience Day to be held Monday, April 21, in the Center for Translational Research building. The deadline for both is March 31 at 6 p.m. The plenary speaker will be Rachel Wong, PhD, of the University of Washington. The event also features internal speakers and a poster competition. Confirmation of abstract submission will be sent by April 7, and some will be selected for the DataBlitz. See website for details.

10.) Study Abroad taking donations for book drive, gift card raffle

The Office of Study Abroad and International Travel is collecting gently used textbooks and children’s books until March 20. For every book donated, you will be entered to win a $50 gift card to the university bookstore along with a t-shirt and mug from the International Book Project. This is open to all UofL students, staff and faculty, and books will be collected on the first floor of Brodschi Hall. For questions, please ask the Office of Study Abroad and International Travel and for more information about the International Book Project, visit their website.

11.) Course load for summer 2014 classes in Blackboard extended to March 4

Blackboard summer 2014 courses were slated to be available as of March 1. However, due to inclement weather cancellations, the loading of summer 2014 courses will be extended until Tuesday, March 4, to ensure sufficient time for course information to be entered. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Additional Information: blackboard.louisville.edu.

12.) You could win cash in Dress in Blue Day photo contest

Is your department going blue for colon cancer awareness and Dress in Blue Day? If so, take a picture of your group in blue or of your blue event and enter the Kentucky Cancer Program’s Facebook Photo Contest. You or your department could be the lucky winner of $250. Photos must be submitted by March 17. Voting will take place from March 18 to March 31. For more information, contact the Kentucky Cancer Program, 852-6318. Flyer and entry form attached.

Additional Information: Jaime Wientjes, 852-6318.

Talks

13.) Learn to prepare for study abroad

Noon –1 p.m. Feb. 26, Multipurpose Room, Cultural Center, Belknap Campus

Free

Learn about the first steps to studying abroad and what first year students, first generation college students and first time travelers should know about preparing to study abroad. Enjoy a free lunch while also learning about scholarships, timing and how your first time abroad won’t be your last.

Additional Information: louisville.edu/diversity/resources/study-abroad.html.

14.) Microbiology and Immunology seminar set for Feb. 27

Noon Feb. 27, Room 038, Baxter II Research Building, Health Sciences Center

Public, free

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents “Particulate β-Glucan Modulation of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSC) in Cancer” by Sabrin Albeituni, PhD candidate in the lab of Jun Yan, MD, PhD.

Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.

15.) Faculty Research Forum presents Jongwoo Jeremy Kim

3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building

Free

“Picturing Paterfamilias Fatigue: The Nicholsons at Home.” Jongwoo Jeremy Kim from the Department of Fine Arts will discuss Victorian patriarchy through art, focusing on William Orpen’s A Bloomsbury Family, 1907-9; and Mabel Nicholson’s Family Group, 1911. Professor Kim’s next book project is Masculinity in Portraiture. For more information, visit louisville.edu/cchs/faculty-research-forums.

16.) University of Wisconsin professor to speak at Filson Historical Society

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. March 4, Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St.

Free for Filson Members, $10 for non-members

Edward M. Coffman, professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will speak about his recent collection of essays, The Embattled Past: Reflections on Military History. The Filson Historical Society is a member of UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships. For more information call 502-635-5083 or visit filsonhistorical.org.

17.) English professor to discuss ‘Virginia Woolf Among the Lunatics’

Noon March 6, University Club

$14, public; $7, students

Why have modern scholars so persistently analyzed Virginia Woolf’s mental distress as virtually unique – the affliction of a genius set apart from other men and women of the Victorian and Edwardian Age? Suzette Henke, professor of English and Morton Chair of Literary Studies, will examine case histories and consider analogies between Woolf’s reported symptoms and those observed in patients admitted to institutional confinements at the turn of the last century. RSVP is required. Call 852-2247 or email, janna@louisville.edu.

Grand Rounds

18.) Department of Medicine presents Nina Vasavada

8 a.m. Feb. 27, auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds features Nina Vasavada, MD, assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at UofL. Vasavada will present “Updates in Resistant Hypertension” focusing on discussing the pathophysiology, current treatment options and investigational treatments for resistant hypertension. For more information, please contact Jason Puckett at 852-1825.

19.) Cardiovascular Medicine to focus on tobacco, cardiovascular disease

Noon – 1 p.m. Feb. 26, 16th floor Conference Center, Rudd Heart and Lung Center

Please join us when Glenn Hirsch, MD, presents “The Role of Tobacco in Cardiovascular Disease.” Hirsch is associate professor of medicine and director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program with the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UofL.

Additional Information: Deanna Husted; Cardiology Grand Rounds schedule.

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