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Jan. 15, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Jan. 14. They are in the Jan. 15 UofL Today email.

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) ‘The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt: Kentucky’s Untold Story’ – screening and discussion

Events
2.) ACES KY: Black & Latino Student Symposium
3.) Thinking of completing your bachelor’s?
4.) Post-Colonial Film Series begins with ‘In This World’

Grand Rounds
5.) Cardiovascular Medicine
6.) Endocrinology

Information Technology
7.) Action Needed: Protect your computer from Java 7 security issue

Studies
8.) Speech Understanding in Background Noise (IRB 12.0301)
9.) Participants needed for prayer study
10.) Parents and children still needed for a dissertation study

Talks
11.) Diabetes and Obesity Center Seminar Series
12.) Cancer Rehabilitation: What, Why, Where, When?
13.) Microbiology & Immunology Seminar
14.) Doug Shadle, School of Music

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) ‘The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt: Kentucky’s Untold Story’ – screening and discussion
Noon Jan. 17, The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St.
Free for UofL faculty, staff and students
When one thinks of feuds in Kentucky, the Hatfield/McCoy feuds come to mind. Author and filmmaker Jerry Deaton tells the story of these forgotten feuds that raged for more than 40 years in the documentary “The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt.” Reservations are suggested. The Filson is part of UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.
Additional Information: Register online or by phone at 635-5083.

Events
2.) ACES KY: Black & Latino Student Symposium
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Feb. 8, Student Activities Center, Belknap Campus
Free
Keynote speakers Tyrone Blesdoe, founder of SAAB, Jose Gonzalez, star of “Precious Knowledge” and special guest presenters Tom deWit, director of Faculty Inquiry Network, and Terry Kershaw, chair of African & African American Studies at University of Cincinnati, will engage faculty, administrators, program coordinators and students by presenting research and best practice models to improve/further develop instruction, programming and the engagement of student success in and out of the classroom.
Additional Information: For more details on topics or to register, visit ACESKY2012 or call 852-3123.

3.) Thinking of completing your bachelor’s?
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Jan. 15, Shelby Campus
Free
Join us for the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Learning (formerly Workforce Leadership) information session at Shelby Campus or online. Take this opportunity to learn more about the bachelor’s program; ask questions and interact with faculty and staff. Sign up today and reserve your spot in the session.
Additional Information: In-person Info Session Registration. Online Info Session Registration. For more information, contact Sherry Duffy, 852-0568.

4.) Post-Colonial Film Series begins with ‘In This World’
1 p.m. Jan. 15, Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus
Free
The Post-Colonial Film Series begins with Michael Winterbottom's “In This World,” a beautiful, improvised road movie about two displaced Afghan men who risk their lives to get from Pakistan to London. Winterbottom reveals an acute understanding of the differences as well as the overlap between political and economic freedom as he follows the men on their dangerous journey. Students and faculty are warmly invited.
Additional Information: Monthly screenings throughout the semester. For more information, click here.

Grand Rounds
5.) Cardiovascular Medicine
Noon–1 p.m. Jan. 16, Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Conference Center, (CC/16th. Fl.), Great Halls I & II
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is pleased to present “Targeting Vascular Calcium Channel Subunits as Antihypertensive Therapy” by Nancy J. Rusch, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas. Out of respect for your colleagues and the presenter, please arrive early if you plan to partake in the light lunch provided (11:30 a.m.).
Additional Information: Visit Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds or UofL Physicians. Call Darlene Rose, 852-7959.

6.) Endocrinology
4 p.m. Jan. 16, Room 038, Lower Level, Baxter Research Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
Vivian Fonseca, MD, professor of medicine and pharmacology, Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes, chief, Section of Endocrinology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, president, Medicine and Science, American Diabetes Association, will present, “Cardiovascular Effects of Insulin.”
Additional Information: Email Kelly Galiette or call 852-5237

Information Technology
7.) Action Needed: Protect your computer from Java 7 security issue
A new vulnerability in the Java 7 software platform is being actively exploited and poses a widespread threat to computer security. To defend against the attacks, disable any Java browser plug-ins by following the instructions found here (PDF). There is currently no patch; a more permanent fix is expected in February. Affected versions include Java 7 update 10, and all prior versions; while the most recent update 11 should be installed as soon as possible, it does not fully address the problem, and Java plug-ins should be disabled until further notice.
More information: Tier I personnel, or the IT HelpDesk at 852-7997

Studies
8.) Speech Understanding in Background Noise (IRB 12.0301)
Ongoing, MDA Building, Division of Communicative Disorder
The Division of Communicative Disorders is conducting a study of hearing in adults of all ages. The purpose of this investigation is to establish new techniques for assessing how well the brain processes auditory information. The study takes place in two parts, each about an hour. Interested individuals will receive a hearing test to determine candidacy, and qualified participants will receive $15 dollars for their participation in the full study.
Additional Information: Contact Nick Leahy or Jeffrey Weihing, 852-3697

9.) Participants needed for prayer study
Researchers in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology are conducting a study on health and prayer. Please take 20–25 minutes to complete this survey. You will not be asked to give your name, and responses will be kept confidential. If you identify as Christian, click here. If you identify as Jewish, click here. If you identify as Muslim, click here.
Additional Information: This research is being conducted under the supervision of Patrick Pössel, and any questions about the study should be directed to him. IRB # 11.0290.

10.) Parents and children still needed for a dissertation study
Flexible times, Suite 363, Life Sciences Building, Belknap Campus
$15 compensation for time and effort
We are conducting a study on stress and anxiety in children. Parents and biological children between the ages of 5 and 12 are invited to participate. If interested, you and your child will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires. Your child also will be given a brief interview and will complete a short computer task. Qualified families will be compensated $15.
Additional Information: IRB #11.0104. Contact Sarah Williams, 852-3623.

Talks
11.) Diabetes and Obesity Center Seminar Series
4 p.m. Jan. 15, Baxter II, Room 038, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Diabetes and Obesity Center will continue its seminar series in January with speaker James McCracken, PhD, Flow Cytometry Core technical director, titled “Overview of Instruments and Applications at the Diabetes and Obesity Center Flow Cytometry Core.” Any persons welcome. Please come join.
Additional Information: Samantha Clausi

12.) Cancer Rehabilitation: What, Why, Where, When?
8 a.m. Jan. 31, Room 4003, Auditorium, School of Nursing, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Megan B. Nelson, MD, present “Cancer Rehabilitation: What, Why, Where, When?” Nelson is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery’s Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Continuing education credit is available, and continental breakfast will be served.
Additional Information: Cancer Rehabilitation: What, Why, Where, When

13.) Microbiology & Immunology Seminar
Noon Jan. 16, Room 038, Baxter II, Health Sciences Center
Free, public
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Immune Homeostasis in Cancer” by Nejat Egilmez, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, University at Buffalo.
Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208

14.) Doug Shadle, School of Music
3:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building, Belknap Campus
Free and open to the public
“Cultural Imperialism and the Problem of National Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Music.” Using three case studies from the period 1850–1880, this presentation examines the various roles played by the United States within transatlantic musical discourses and argues that symphonic music in particular contributed significantly to the construction of contested national identities.
Additional Information: Faculty Research Forums. Doug Shadle bio.

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