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March 27, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting March 26. They are in the March 27 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) Eclectic Dance Company to perform and give dance workshops

Events
2.) University-Wide Career Fair
3.) iCOUNT Promoting Disability Awareness at UofL
4.) Transformation Tea coming soon
5.) Two new UofL travel programs for 2014
6.) SHARE, GPTW team up for cherry pie festival April 10

Grand Rounds
7.) Grand Rounds Psychiatry—‘DSM-5: Previews of Coming Attractions’
8.) Medicine Grand Rounds: The Beverly Todd Towery Lecture

Health and Wellness
9.) 3rd Annual AHA University Moving for Healthy Hearts Challenge

Miscellaneous
10.) Want to serve as a COSW Commissioner?

Talks
11.) Bioinformatics Journal Club—RNA Precision is regulated by preinitiation complex dynamics
12.) ‘Saints among Us’
13.) Pan-African Studies race and education position candidate
14.) Microbiology & Immunology Seminar

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) Eclectic Dance Company to perform ‘Metamorphosis: Fantasy or Reality,’ give dance workshops
7:30 p.m. for April 5 and 6 performances, 2:30 p.m. for April 6 workshops, The Thrust Theatre
$10 for performances plus workshop, $5 for workshop only
UofL’s African American Theatre Program presents “Metamorphosis: Fantasy or Reality,” a performance by the Alabama State University’s Eclectic Dance Company. Ticket sales will help raise funds for AATP. Your purchase of a $10 ticket includes a free dance workshop for youth ages seven to 18 given by the troupe’s members. Purchase tickets online or at the door.
Additional Information: Lundeana M. Thomas, 852-8442

Events
2.) University-Wide Career Fair
11 a.m.–3 p.m. March 27, Brown & Williamson Club, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Free
Please help us spread the word: All UofL students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend the University-Wide Career Fair.
Additional Information: Click here for a list of the employers who are attending this year.

3.) iCOUNT Promoting Disability Awareness at UofL
2 p.m.–4 p.m. March 27, Red Barn/West Lawn
Free
Join the Disability Resource Center and Student Government Association for our inaugural iCOUNT event. Stop by and grab a snack, play some games, sign up for drawings and learn how you can become an advocate for disability awareness. Help us launch our Disability Advocacy Program for students, faculty and staff. See you there.
Additional Information: Cathy Patus, 852-0909

4.) Transformation Tea coming soon
3 p.m. April 10; RSVP by March 29; Room 139, Shumaker Research Building
The UofL Transformation began in 1997 as an open forum for the diverse spectrum of women of color and allies at UofL and affords women the opportunity to empower one another by sharing concerns, problems and positive suggestions. The program will include a panel, networking opportunities, presentation of the Unsung SHERO Award and door prizes. Registration is being accepted through Friday, March 29.
Additional Information: RSVP to Georgette Moore. For more details, email Phyllis M. Webb or call 852-8976.

5.) Two new UofL travel programs for 2014
Spend Valentine’s Day 2014 in Tahiti Feb. 9–20. Discover breathtaking beauty while sailing the Islands of Tahiti. Travel the legendary Rhine River through Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands on your luxury river cruise ship June 14–21, 2014. Hurry the entire ship is almost sold out with UofL travelers.
Additional information: For both of the trips, call Platinum Travel Group Department at 425-4464 or download a brochure here.

6.) SHARE, GPTW team up for cherry pie festival April 10
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. April 10, West Lawn Plaza
Join us for some pie and ice cream from Comfy Cow. The SHARE program and the Great Places to Work initiative are teaming up to host the 2nd annual Cherry Blossom & Pie. Donate a pie, enter the pie contest or come enjoy a slice for $3 or a scoop of ice cream for $2. Proceeds will go to SHARE, which provides financial aid to staff employees in times of crisis.
Additional Information: To donate a pie or for information, call Tammy Lawson, 852-6573.

Grand Rounds
7.) Grand Rounds Psychiatry—‘DSM-5: Previews of Coming Attractions’
11:30 a.m. March 28, Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
Free, public
Michael First, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry, Columbia University, research psychiatrist, biometrics department, New York State Psychiatric Institute, will present “DSM-5: Previews of Coming Attractions.”
Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell, 588-4424 or 813-6664

8.) Medicine Grand Rounds: The Beverly Todd Towery Lecture
8 a.m. March 28, Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
Free
The Department of Medicine presents the 2013 Beverly Todd Towery Lecture featuring Paul W. Ladenson, MD, the John Eager Howard professor of endocrinology and metabolism, and director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at The Johns Hopkins University. Ladenson will present, “Cardiovascular Manifestations of Thyroid Dysfunction,” focusing on the recognition and management of cardiovascular problems occurring in hypothyroid patients. We’ll see you there.
Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825

Health and Wellness
9.) 3rd Annual AHA University Moving for Healthy Hearts Challenge
8 a.m. April 3 kick-off: Cardinal Park Joe Kitchen Memorial Pavilion with James Ramsey; Kornhauser Library Quad with Priscilla Hancock; Burhans Hall front steps with Get Healthy Now
Faculty and staff: free
It is time to wage battle in the bluegrass where UofL and UK go head-to-head against each other and heart disease. With support from the American Heart Association, this friendly competition between schools serves to encourage all employees to increase physical activity, ultimately decreasing heart disease risks. T-shirts and other incentives will be distributed throughout the 10-week challenge for participants meeting various goals.
Additional Information: See website or contact Nick Pitas, 852-1234

Miscellaneous
10.) Want to serve as a COSW Commissioner?
The Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) is soliciting nominations of both staff and faculty from the Belknap, HSC and Shelby campuses for appointment consideration to the commission. The list of nominees will be presented to President James Ramsey in May. Newly appointed members will start their terms by July 1. For more information on COSW, click here.
Additional Information: To submit a nomination, please send the name and contact information to Missi Moutardier or Kamla Gant by April 5. Feel free to self-nominate.

Talks
11.) Bioinformatics Journal Club—RNA Precision is regulated by preinitiation complex dynamics
Noon March 27, Room 2035, Nursing K-Wing
Free
At this week’s Bioinformatics Journal Club, Kunal Poorey will present, “RNA Precision is regulated by preinitiation complex dynamics.”
Additional Information: Email Robert Flight or Whitney Rogers

12.) ‘Saints among Us’
6 p.m. March 28, Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
Free, public
Anthropology professor Philip DiBlasi will give a lecture titled “Saints among Us.” DiBlasi and several students in his lab last year conducted a forensic examination of centuries-old relics for St. Martin of Tours church.
Additional Information: Sponsored by The Kentucky Society of the AIA, Hite Art Institute, The Department of Fine Arts.

13.) Pan-African Studies race and education position candidate
5 p.m. March 27, Room 104, Davidson Hall: Classroom presentation
10 a.m. March 28, Room 444, Strickler Hall: Research presentation
Free
W. Carson Byrd, candidate for Pan-African Studies’ race and education position, will give two presentations this week. The first is a classroom presentation. The second is a research presentation titled “Black College Student Experiences: A DuBoisian Approach to Data Knowledge and Pushing the Equality Agenda in American Education.”
Additional Information: Sandra King, 852-5985

14.) Microbiology & Immunology Seminar
Noon March 28, Room 038, Baxter II, Health Sciences Center
Free, public
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Cyclic-di-GMP: roles in biofilm regulation, plague transmission, virulence of Yersinia pestis,” by Robert D. Perry, PhD, professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky.
Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208

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