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Jan. 24, 2014 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Jan 24, 2014 09:45 AM

Announcements submitted for inclusion in the Jan. 24 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Information Technology

1.) Network upgrade to affect access to enterprise systems, network connectivity at night

2.) Still using Windows XP? Support will end in April 2014

Miscellaneous

3.) URL correction: Nucleus LaunchIt training program – spring 2014

4.) Women’s Center newsletter available online

5.) UofL Golf Club offers discounts to faculty, staff

6.) CEHD/HSS international internships information session

7.) GRE workshop, lunch, practice exam

8.) Resource25 to be down Jan. 27-29 for upgrade

Talks

9.) Chemistry seminar

10.) Biochemistry seminar

11.) McConnell Center Talk: Politicians, Parties and the Press

12.) Are you a physician interested in public health?

13.) It’s not (just) about the grades: Making your education work for you

14.) Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology proposal defense - Na Zhou

15.) Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology proposal defense – Nicholas Kuypers

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Information Technology

1.) Network upgrade to affect access to enterprise systems, network connectivity at night

10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 ‒ 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25

IT will perform a network upgrade during the regular preventive maintenance period preventing access to all major enterprise systems, including Blackboard, email, instant messaging, PeopleSoft, ULink, SharePoint, voice and data services, and VPN. For complete information on IT’s preventive maintenance period, click here. Contact the IT HelpDesk at 852-7997 for additional information.

2.) Still using Windows XP? Support will end in April 2014

Microsoft support for XP will end April 8 in accordance with Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle policy. After this date, there will be no new security updates or virus definitions, and free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates for XP will no longer be available. Unsupported operating systems are vulnerable to security risks. IT recommends that you upgrade to Windows 7. The new Windows 8 operating system is not fully compatible with UofL applications.  Contact the IT HelpDesk at 852-7997 for additional information.

Miscellaneous

3.) URL correction: Nucleus LaunchIt training program – spring 2014

The EVPRI will offer a limited-competitive opportunity to assist full-time faculty, staff or students with partial reimbursement for the registration fee for the spring 2014 LaunchIt training program. This program will assist entrepreneurs with startup and early stage companies. A pre-proposal is required. For deadlines and other details click here.

4.) Women’s Center newsletter available online

The Women’s Center has published both the winter edition of the Women’s Center News and also the student newsletter. Call or email the Women’s Center, 852-8976, for more details.

5.) UofL Golf Club offering discounts to faculty, staff

UofL has recently purchased the Cardinal Club Golf Course and is currently making renovations to 'Cardinalize' the clubhouse. We invite all UofL faculty and staff to become members with two exclusive discounted membership options. Payroll deduction can be applicable. To learn more about ULGC amenities/membership, click here or contact Samantha at 852-7055.

6.) CEHD/HSS international internships information session

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Conference Room, Studio Arts/HPER Building

Free

Come and learn more about internship opportunities in Europe. Presentation will be delivered by a leading expert in the field. Q&A will follow presentation.

Additional Information: Oscar Aliaga, 852-0638. Gary Bernstein.

7.) GRE workshop, lunch, practice exam

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Room 208, Humanities Building, Belknap Campus

$20

Psi Chi will sponsor a GRE workshop (Kaplan conducted), lunch and practice exam. Registration is now open to anyone interested in attending graduate school (students, faculty, family, friends). Preregistration and payment are due no later than Thursday, Jan. 30. Forward cash or check (payable to Psi Chi) to Psi Chi, 317 Life Sciences, Belknap Campus. Include “GRE Workshop,” your name and email, along with your sandwich selection of ham, turkey, roast beef or veggie. Details will be emailed to you.

Additional Information: Melinda Leonard, Psi Chi faculty advisor.

8.) Resources 25 Upgrade

The Resource25 system has been scheduled for an upgrade beginning at noon on Jan. 27 and lasting until Jan. 29. Resource25 will be unavailable for classroom changes and scheduling events during that time. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Higgs at elizabeth.higgs@louisville.edu.

Talks

9.) Chemistry seminar

4 p.m. Jan. 24, Room LL-16, Chemistry Building

Free, public

Timothy Zwier, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, will present “Exploring the Conformational Preferences of Synthetic Foldamers Dilignols and Plant Sunscreens.”

Additional information: Sherry Nalley, 852-6798.

10.) Biochemistry seminar

Noon Jan. 27, Rm 614, Homberger Library, Building A, Health Sciences Center

Henry J. Forman, PhD, distinguished professor of biochemistry and chemistry, University of California, Merced; resident professor of genontology, University of Southern California, will present, “The False Dichotomy of Antioxidant Defense and Redox Signaling.”

Additional Information: Janice Burkett.

11.) McConnell Center Talk: Politicians, Parties and the Press

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Jan. 27 Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

Free, public

In this free McConnell Center talk, UofL political science professor Jasmine Farrier, PhD, will consider Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America” and how widespread distrust in political institutions affects the future of democracy in America. While some consider democracy to be about the ballot box, Tocqueville considered the success of democracy in America to be based on healthy and vibrant political institutions that often served to slow and check popular will.

Additional Information: GlyptusAnn Grider Jones, 852-8811.

12.) Are you a physician interested in public health?

6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Feb. 5, Conference Room 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Free

SPHIS will host the AAMC-CDC webinar “Enhancing Your Medical Career with a Public Health Experience.” This particular webinar will highlight the Epidemic Intelligence Service, a two-year post-graduate training program at the CDC, and feature two current fellows. Those attending also will have an opportunity to find out more information about the Master of Public Health program which offers evenings classes.

13.) It’s not (just) about the grades: Making your education work for you

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 Horn Auditorium, College of Business

Free

Nationally known educator Ken Bain, PhD, author of What the Best College Teachers Do, interviewed creative, successful professionals to find out what they did as college students to help them make the most of their time in college. Bain will share his insights in a special workshop open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. For instructors and staff encouraging their students to attend, admittance slips will be available to students for proof of attendance.

Additional Information: Faculty and graduate student registration. Undergraduate student registration. Contact Dr. Michelle Rodems questions or more information.

14.) Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology proposal defense - Na Zhou

10 a.m. Jan. 24, Baxter 1 Auditorium

Free

Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology presents a proposal defense by graduate student Na Zhou titled "Parallel Tectothalamocortial Visual Pathways in the Mouse."

Additional Information: Matt Guido, 852-6227

15.) Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology proposal defense – Nicholas Kuypers

2 p.m. Jan. 24, Baxter 1 Auditorium

Free

Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology presents a dissertation defense by graduate student Nicholas Kuypers, titled "Functional Implications of Demyelination and the Molecular Control of Remylination in the Adult Mouse.”

Additional Information: Matt Guido, 852-6227

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