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Jan. 28, 2013 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Jan 25, 2013 02:26 PM expired

Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Jan. 25. They are in the Jan. 28 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) Once on This Island opens this week

Events
2.) PLAN professional development workshops for graduate students

Information Technology
3.) Receive voicemail in your email inbox with new feature

Miscellaneous
4.) Biological Safety Cabinet Services Contract
5.) Green Tip: Become an Eco-Rep for your Department

Professional Development
6.) Apply now for Delphi U 2013

Talks
7.) Save the date: Leonard Cassuto visit and talk
8.) The Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
9.) Philosophy Presents
10.) ‘A Taste of History’ Bourbon Tasting
11.) Architects of Distinctive Houses

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) Once on This Island opens this week
8 p.m., Jan. 30–Feb. 3; 3 p.m. matinees Feb. 2, Feb. 3 The Playhouse, 1911 S. 3rd St.
Public: $18; Students, senior citizens and UofL employees: $12
The Theatre Arts Department/African American Theatre Program is proud to present “Once on This Island,” a musical by the Tony-Award winning duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, which tells the story of a romance between a peasant Haitian girl and the rich city boy she saves from death.
Additional Information: Melanie Henry, Theater Arts, 852-6814, 852-7682 and UofL Today article.

Events
2.) PLAN professional development workshops for graduate students
Time Management by App, 2–3 p.m. Jan. 29
GSC Leadership Information Session, 11:30–1 p.m. Feb. 1
Both in Room 105, Houchens Building, Belknap Campus
PLAN is a series of free professional development workshops for graduate students. Graduate students interested in attending can register on the PLAN website, and click on the PLAN calendar there to learn about other upcoming plan workshops and events.
Additional Information: PLAN

Information Technology
3.) Receive voicemail in your email inbox with new feature
IT is rolling out an exciting new voicemail feature called single inbox. The feature allows you to receive your voicemail messages through your Exchange (Outlook) email account. Voicemails can be played, deleted and forwarded right from your Inbox. Do you check your email on your mobile device? Single Inbox allows you to check your voicemail on the go without making a call. Follow the steps in the User Guide at the website below to get started! The single inbox feature is free of charge.
Additional Information: Single Inbox

Miscellaneous
4.) Biological Safety Cabinet Services Contract
UofL has entered into a contract with two NSF-certified vendors to provide annual certification of biological safety cabinets (BSCs) as well as decontamination and emergency repair services. This contract, effective immediately, ensures discounted pricing while maintaining quality service. Contact information for the two exclusive contracted vendors for BSC services is located here (PDF).
Additional Information: Biological Safety Office, 852-6670

5.) Green Tip: Become an Eco-Rep for your Department
UofL has launched a new program to empower you to become a knowledgeable point of contact about sustainability in your department, unit or building. The Eco-Reps program provides a series of simple online trainings covering the basics — including food, transportation, waste, energy and water — plus joint service opportunities, advanced trainings and peer support. Learn more and sign up now to help create real and lasting change amongst your peers and colleagues. We can’t do it without you.
Additional Information: UofL Eco-Reps program

Professional Development
6.) Apply now for Delphi U 2013
May 6–10 or June 3–7, Shelby Campus, Founder’s Union
Free
The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce registration for Delphi U 2013 is now open. Get many of your questions and concerns about online courses answered in this engaging four-and-a-half-day workshop. During Delphi U you will be introduced to ways of designing, developing, delivering and assessing online courses. Space is limited, so apply now.
Additional Information: Learn more and apply here.

Talks
7.) Save the date: Leonard Cassuto visit and talk
3 p.m. Feb. 13, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus
SIGS has invited Leonard Cassuto, author of “The Graduate Adviser” column at the Chronicle of Higher Education, to visit our campus. His talk, "The Academic Job Market: An Ecological Introduction," will explain the role of the job market in academic culture of our time and what it takes for graduate students to search for jobs with informed confidence. The talk will be followed by a reception hosted by the GSC. Mark your calendars for this and other events scheduled for Cassuto’s visit.
Additional Information: SIGS website

8.) The Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
4 p.m. Jan. 28 Baxter Auditorium, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Department is pleased to present Chad Jackson, PhD, faculty candidate from Vanderbilt University. His presentation is titled “Retinal Plasticity: Dopamine’s Influence on Retinal Function.”
Additional Information: Barbara Hughes, 852-5167

9.) Philosophy Presents
4 p.m. Jan. 28 Room 205, Bingham Humanities Building, Belknap Campus
Free and open to public
Melinda Hall, Vanderbilt University, will present “Transhumanist Utopias: Rethinking Enhancement and Disability.” Light refreshments will be served.
Additional Information: Department of Philosophy, 852-6811

10.) ‘A Taste of History’ Bourbon Tasting
6 p.m. Jan. 31 The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St.
$80 for Filson members, $100 for non-members
“A Taste of History” features old and rare bourbons, including a pint of Old Crow 1908, a bottle of Broad Ripple from Prohibition, among others, as well as products from Angel’s Envy. The tasting will be led by Bourbon historian Mike Veach, author of the forthcoming book, “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage.” 21 and over only; reservations are required. The Filson is part of UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.
Additional Information: Register online or by phone at 635-5083

11.) Architects of Distinctive Houses
5 p.m. (reception) 6 p.m. (lecture) Jan. 29 The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St.
Free for Filson and AIA members, $5 all others
Steve Wiser, AIA, a local architect and historian, will present a talk on “Architects of Distinctive Houses,” featuring the designers of some of Louisville’s most beautiful and interesting residences. Reservations are required. The Filson is part of UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.
Additional Information: Register online or by phone at 635-5083

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