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Feb. 8, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Feb. 7. They are in the Feb. 8 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events

1.) UofL presents One Billion Rising

2.) Theatre Arts performing downtown at the Kentucky Center for the Arts

3.) World billiard trick shot champion to appear on campus

Miscellaneous

4.) Faculty: Receive funding for sharing your teaching scholarship

Studies

5.) Volunteers needed for study: The Role of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Diabetes.

6.) Metabolic function in individuals with spinal cord injury

Talks

7.) ‘Nature: They Ain’t Making it Like they Used To’

Workshops

8.) Retirement Workshop

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) UofL presents One Billion Rising
Feb. 11–Feb. 16
Monday, Feb. 11: Drum Circle with the UofL Percussion Ensemble, noon near Jazzmans, SAC. Tuesday, Feb. 12: Women & Incarceration Project: Stop by our table at the SAC, 11a.m.–1 p.m. to write a letter, donate or learn more about battered incarcerated women. Wednesday, Feb. 13: Let’s Talk Lunch: Violence in the Global Community Panel, Cultural Center, noon–1 p.m. Feb 14, 15, 16 : “The Vagina Monologues” performance. Playhouse Theater, 7 p.m. Students, $8; $10 all others.
Additional Information: Purchase tickets online. Get a complete list of the week’s events online or call 852-2663.

2.) Theatre Arts performing downtown at the Kentucky Center for the Arts
2 p.m. Feb. 17 Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center for the Arts, 501 W. Main St.
$15, public
This is our first co-production with our new partner, StageOne Family Theatre. “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters” is a musical show for audiences young and old, based on a folk tale from Zimbabwe. Bring the children in your life and enjoy the story, music, dancing and the laughter of young children. You can order tickets through the Kentucky Center by calling 584-7777, or visiting kentuckycenter.org
Additional Information: Melanie Henry, 852-7682

3.) World billiard trick shot champion to appear on campus
Noon, 6 p.m. Feb. 11 Cardinal Corner Game Room, SAC 3rd Floor
Free
Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman, ESPN and world artistic (trick shot) pool champion, will perform his award-winning shows. Between shows, he will run a tournament for anyone who wants to play and will give individual instruction. The tourney is a walk-up event and no advance registration is needed. This event is free courtesy of Intramural Sports and the Student Activities Board.
Additional Information: John Smith, 852-6707

Miscellaneous
4.) Faculty: Receive funding for sharing your teaching scholarship
The 2013 Kentucky Innovations Conference (KIC): Higher Education in the 21st Century is accepting proposals for the May 16–17 conference at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. UofL faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals on research related to trends and issues in P-12, adult, and post-secondary education. The proposal deadline is March 6. The Delphi Center will provide funding (one night’s lodging and mileage) for UofL presenters.
Additional Information: Learn more here (opens as PDF).

Studies
5.) Volunteers needed for study: The Role of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Diabetes.
Diabetes & Obesity Center
Volunteers can be healthy non-diabetics or known diabetics (Type II) who are patients of UofL hospital between the age of 22 and 65 years. The study involves a one-time visit in the morning that takes about 60 to 90 minutes. Participation involves filling out health surveys, collecting fasting blood samples (40ml) and a urine sample, biometric and EndoPat test. Participants will receive a $25 Visa gift card. Study # 10.0350
Additional Information: Email Imtiaz Ismail or call 852-4211.

6.) Metabolic function in individuals with spinal cord injury
Volunteers 18 years and older with a spinal cord injury are needed for a research study about oxygen consumption and metabolic function. Eligible subjects will be asked to complete up to two, 2-hour sessions to conduct assessments. The study will be conducted at the Neuroscience Collaborative Center, Frazier Rehab Institute. IRB # 12.0400
Additional Information: Daniela Terson de Paleville, 852-0547

Talks
7.) ‘Nature: They Ain’t Making it Like they Used To’
1 p.m. Feb. 8 Room 106, Bingham Humanities Building, Belknap Campus
Free and open to the public.
Noah Efron, professor of science, technology and society at Bar Ilan University in Israel, delivered a lecture last October on the way our increasing ability to manipulate nature has undermined the coherence of the entire concept of “nature.” If you missed it the first time, have no fear. This lecture was video recorded and will be screened in this session.
Additional Information: Avery Kolers, 852-0453

Workshops
8.) Retirement Workshop
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. March 1 Room 336, College of Business, Belknap Campus
Free
Register now to attend a two-hour retirement workshop sponsored by the School of Accountancy and presented by faculty member Sheila Johnston CPA, CFP. Topics include discussion of UofL benefits, amounts needed for retirement, basic retirement issues, etc.
Additional Information: To register, contact Sheila Johnston by email or call 852-4820.

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