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March 19, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting March 18. They are in the March 19 UofL Today email

Campus-Submitted Announcements

1.) Inaugural Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. May 17 Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus
$99, open to all UofL employees
Faculty and staff can learn skills to help them think critically and strategically and set goals at the inaugural Pathways Women’s Leadership Conference. Provost Shirley Willihnganz will be the opening speaker. Local and national speakers will lead sessions on ethics, work-life balance, financial health, life and career choices and Kentucky women. This is a professional development event for which the provost has authorized supervisor-approved leave. Scholarships are available.
Additional Information: Session details, scholarship information and registration

2.) Post-Colonial Film Series — Women without Men
1 p.m. March 19 Room 139 Shumaker Building
The story chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953, a cataclysmic moment in Iranian history when an American-led, British-backed coup d’état brought down the democratically elected prime minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, and reinstalled the Shah to power. Renowned visual artist Shirin Neshat explores the social, political and psychological dimensions of the characters as they meet in a metaphorical garden. Refreshments Served.
Additional Information: Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society.

3.) Sign up to ‘Give-a-Day’ of service from April 15 to April 19
UofL will participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s “Give-a-Day” week of service program. You can sign up to do service on campus or at charities near campus. Most projects last 2 to 4 hours and you can pick any day to serve. Sign up now while space is available.
Additional Information: Jeff Rushton, director of digital media, 852-8119.

4.) See graduate student research at the 5th Annual Research Symposium this week
9 a.m. March 21 Floyd Theater, W303A, & W305 Student Activities Center (SAC), Belknap Campus
UofL graduate students will present research posters and brief 3-minute oral presentations for an interdisciplinary audience. This year, YOU get to be the judge. Audience members who submit their presentation rating sheets will be entered in a prize drawing — one entry for every presentation you watch and rate. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited and encouraged to attend to learn about the exciting grad student research at UofL. Hosted by the Graduate Student Council.
Additional Information: Graduate Student Research Symposium website.

5.) PINK 2013
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. reception, University Club; 8 p.m. show Multipurpose Room, Student Activities Center March 22
$10, tickets available at the door
Now in its 16th year, PINK, a student-produced drag show, features student performers and seasoned professionals all led by the incomparable mistress of ceremonies, Reva Devareux. Come early for a pre-event reception at the University Club. Enjoy networking with other alumni and community members, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and the chance to learn more about UofL’s Office for LGBT Services from student leaders themselves. Proceeds benefit the LGBT Services Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.
Additional Information: PINK 2013

6.) Openings still available for the Ali Shuffle
8 a.m. April 13 starting at 3628 Virginia Ave.
$20 general registration; $15 student registration
You can still walk, run or volunteer for the Ali Shuffle 5K Run/Walk. It is time to quit talking about getting fit and do something about it. Connect with your neighbors and your community by joining one another and “Connecting Community One Step at a Time.”
Additional Information: Erika Stith, Ali Institute, 852-6372

7.) ‘Girl Rising’ film shows power of educating girls for positive social change
12:15 p.m. March 21; 6 p.m. March 22; and 3 p.m. March 24
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
Free; RSVP: 852-8976
“Girl Rising,” a 10 x 10 production, is a new PG-13 film about the power of education to transform lives and the importance of investing in girls’ education. The film shows the importance of education for girls worldwide. Staff, faculty and students are invited to attend. If you attend the March 22 showing you may stay for the planetarium show, “Oasis in Space,” at 8 p.m. for only $5.
Additional Information: Sponsored by the UofL Women’s Center and the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. For more details, contact the Women’s Center, 852-8976; or see the UofL Today story.

Grand Rounds
8.) Endocrinology
4 p.m. March 20 Room 038, Lower Level, Baxter Research Building, Health Sciences Center
Please join us as Kupper A. Wintergerst, MD; FAAP; associate professor of pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology & diabetes; director, Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center; director, TrialNet Diabetes Studies; co-director, Children’s Metabolic Bone Center, UofL, presents, “Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: 2020.”
Additional Information: Email Kelly Galiette, 852-5237

9.) Neuroscience: Care of the Potential Organ Donor
8 a.m. March 21 Room 4003, 4th floor auditorium, School of Nursing
At this Thursday’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Matthew Benns, MD, present “Care of the Potential Organ Donor.” Benns is an assistant professor in the UofL Department of Surgery. Continuing education credit is available, and continental breakfast will be served.
Additional Information: Neurosurgery

10.) Cardiovascular Medicine
Noon–1 p.m. March 20 Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Conference Ctr., (CC/16th. Fl.), Great Halls I & II
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is pleased to present “High Risk Coronary Artery Intervention Using Percutaneous LV and Hemodyamic Support” by UofL’s Michael Flaherty, MD, assistant professor of medicine and director of Adult Structural Intervention. Out of respect for your colleagues and the presenter, please arrive early if you plan to partake in the light lunch provided (11:30).
Additional Information: Please contact Darlene Rose at 852-7959 or visit Cardiology Grand Rounds.

11.) Getting Started in Medical Education Research: 10 Tips for Success
Noon–1 p.m. April 9 Room 102, Instructional Building, Health Sciences Center
David A. Cook, MD, MHPE, professor of medicine and medical education, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, will present at the Health Science Educators Grand Rounds. Cook has conducted several systematic reviews, presented at numerous national and international conferences and published nearly 100 journal articles and book chapters on medical education topics. All those interested are invited to attend.
Additional Information: Lunch will be served. RSVP to Emily Carr. 1.0 CME Category 1 Offered.

HR Items of Interest
12.) SafeZone Training
1 p.m. April 2 Room 103A, Human Resources Building, 1980 Arthur St.
Safe Zone Project is a workshop designed to give faculty and staff the tools and resources they need to understand lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students/staff and create a welcoming, affirming campus environment for all. This fun and informative two-hour session focuses on basic information and understanding. You do not have to be an expert in sexuality or gender identity/expression to attend — just someone who is interested in helping all members of the campus community to succeed.
Additional Information: Registration. Questions? Email Brett Steele.

13.) Human Resources Fall Training Catalog
The Office of Employee Relations is organizing professional development opportunities for the fall and needs your help. We welcome subject-matter experts to come and share their knowledge with our faculty and staff on a variety of topics. If you are interested in hosting a workshop at human resources or have a great idea for a potential workshop, please let us know.
Additional Information: Please email Brett Steele with any suggestions or questions.

14.) Green Tip: Taking the Bus — It’s even better than the ‘Popemobile’
The new pope is humbly showing the way to sustainability by demonstrating that no one is above taking the bus. The same applies here, and the entire TARC system is completely free with UofL ID. Use it for your daily commute, your trips between campuses, or for errands, meetings, and lunch breaks. TARC has proposed changes to increase service to Belknap with direct connections to the airport and downtown on a revised Route 2. UofL is collecting public comments on these changes through March 21.
Additional Information: Plan your bus trip & read about proposed TARC changes. Send comments to Mitchell Payne, associate vice president for business affairs.

15.) Fall 2013 Blackboard course shells loaded
Blackboard course shells for fall 2013 (4138) have been loaded and are available for faculty access.
Additional Information: Mark Kasselhut, 852-0724

16.) Neuroscience Day call for judges
7:30 a.m. April 11 Clinical & Translational Research Building
Free, lunch included
Calling all neuroscience faculty, postdocs and residents willing to judge the Neuroscience Day poster competition on April 11. If interested, please email with “poster judge” in the subject line and let us know your rank (if not faculty, you will only judge undergraduate posters) and if you have a potential conflict (i.e., if your lab is presenting a poster, you will be assigned a different category). Judging should be finished by 2:30 p.m. Lunch is included.
Additional Information: Maureen McCall, Louisville Chapter Society for Neuroscience

17.) Don’t go home for March Madness on Thursday
5:30 p.m. March 21 University Club
Hors d’oeuvres free, drink specials
Come to the U-Club. All eyes will be on the TVs in both the Terrace and Pub at noon Thursday with the start of the NCAA tournaments. UofL faculty and staff are welcome to bring your friends. The fun escalates at 5:30 p.m. when we start our Cards pre-game party. So walk or drive over to the club. Parking is free and convenient. Call 852-6996 or go online to let us know how many will be in your party. Go Cards!
Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, University Club

Professional Development
18.) 2013 i2a Institute registration now open
May 20–22 Founders Union Building, Shelby Campus
No charge for UofL faculty and staff
This year’s Institute, “Sharing the Impact of Critical Thinking,” will feature concurrent workshops by faculty and staff and presentations by national experts Gerald Nosich and Scott Simkins. Register today.
Additional Information: i2a Institute

19.) Faculty — Learn about being your authentic self in the classroom and how faculty identities matter
Noon–2 p.m. April 3
Educators often help their students negotiate their identities in the classroom and work hard to create safe classroom norms where all students are respected. Faculty, too, must navigate their way through the sometimes tricky maze of disclosing their own identities and deciding how much to share about themselves. In this interactive session, we will consider how identity works in the classroom.
Additional Information: Learn more and register

20.) PLAN professional development workshops for graduate students
Writing a Literature Review 2 P.M.–3 p.m. March 18
Rolling in the Deep: Ways to Think Critically About Diversity in the Classroom Noon–1:30 p.m. March 22
Sleep Rock Thy Brain Panel: ‘Sleep and Dreaming: From Neuroscience to Psychoanalysis’ 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m. March 22
All in Room 105, Houchens Building
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 workshops and events.
Additional Information: PLAN website

21.) Strategic HR: Getting a Seat at the Executive Table
12:15 p.m. 1:15 p.m. March 27 Webinar
UofL-SHRM presents “Strategic HR: Getting a seat at the Executive Table” with Meera Alagaraja. Learn how to identify HR measures that are critical for business performance, and apply specific HR scorecard tools for analyzing business strategy and deployment. This is offered as a webcast. For more information or to register, please email This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review, and is open to the university community.
Additional Information: Email UofL SHRM for information or to register; email Christine Wiggins-Romesburg for information.


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