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March 5, 2014 Announcements

by UofL Today last modified Mar 05, 2014 10:47 AM

Announcements submitted for inclusion in the March 5, 2014 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts

1.) UofL African American Theatre Program presents Civil War story “Mason Dixon”

2.) Pulitzer Prize finalist to lead four-day playwriting workshop at UofL

Events

3.) Dress in blue Friday to raise colon cancer awareness

Miscellaneous

4.) Surplus Warehouse public auction

Talks

5.) ‘The Transformation of Higher Ed in Kazakhstan: The Case of Eurasian National University’

6.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

7.) “Rethinking Motherhood in Contemporary Crime Fiction: the Point of View of a Novelist”

8.) Colloquium to focus on “The Origin of Stellar Multiplicity”

Grand Rounds

9.) Cardiovascular Medicine

10.) Department of Medicine to host the 2014 Nancy Middleton Smith Lecture

11.) Neuroscience

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts

1.) UofL African American Theatre Program presents Civil War story “Mason Dixon”

8 p.m. March 27, Studio Arts Building, Thrust Theatre

$10

Lundeana Thomas, theatre professor and director of the African American Theatre program, and Rinda Frye, associate professor and department chair of theatre, will present Carolyn Gage’s “Mason-Dixon.” This will be the final performance at UofL for both Thomas and Frye as they plan to retire later this year. The play also serves as a fundraiser for a cultural exchange trip to Singapore for theatre students this spring.

Additional Information: AATP.

2.) Pulitzer Prize finalist to lead four-day playwriting workshop at UofL

5 p.m. March 27, Studio Arts Building, Thrust Theatre

Free for current UofL theatre majors, $25 for general public

Preeminent poet, actress and playwright Dael Orlandersmith will visit UofL to lead a four-day playwriting workshop. The March 27-30 workshop is presented by the African American Theatre Program and the New York Dramatists Guild. During the workshop, Orlandersmith will work with participants as they craft individual scripts. After playwriting sessions Thursday through Saturday, plays will be staged from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday in Thrust Theatre.

Additional Information: AATP.

Events

3.) Dress in blue Friday to raise colon cancer awareness

Friday, March 7

UofL is going blue March 7 to raise awareness of colon cancer screening. Brown Cancer Center Director Donald Miller advises everyone that colon cancer screening can save lives. “Nine out of 10 colon cancers can be prevented or cured if detected early.” “I’ve been screened for colon cancer,” said President James Ramsey. “I join Dr. Miller in encouraging everyone age 50 and over to schedule an appointment.”  For more information, see the Dress in Blue Day flyer or contact Kentucky Cancer Program’s Jaime Wienjtes at 852-6318.

Miscellaneous

4.) Surplus Warehouse public auction

9:30 a.m. March 15, Surplus Warehouse, 1901 S. Floyd St.

The Surplus Warehouse located at 1901 S. Floyd St. on Belknap Campus will hold a public auction Saturday, March 15. Doors open at 8 a.m. with auction at 9:30 a.m. The warehouse will be open for preview Friday, March 14, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The list of auction items can be found on the Surplus website under “Auction List.”

Additional Information: Susan Carmack, 852-2986.

Talks

5.) ‘The Transformation of Higher Ed in Kazakhstan: The Case of Eurasian National University’

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. March 5, Room W104, Ekstrom Library

Free

The Center for Asian Democracy’s next speaker in our Asia in Focus speaker series will be Aigerim Shilibekova, PhD, visiting scholar, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. In her talk, Shilibekova will present her overview of transformations in the higher education system of Kazakhstan and the case study of Gumilyov Eurasian National University, where she has been working as a faculty member and mid-level administrator since 2006.

Additional Information: Center for Asian Democracy, 852-2667. Asia in Focus Speaker Series.

6.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

Noon March 6, Room 038, Baxter II, Health Sciences Center

Free, public

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents “Transcriptional and Post-translational Regulation of Outer Membrane Proteins in Yersinia pestis,” by Tiva VanCleave, PhD candidate in the lab of Matthew Lawrenz, PhD.

Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.

7.) “Rethinking Motherhood in Contemporary Crime Fiction: the Point of View of a Novelist”

2 p.m. March 6, Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building

Free

Nicoletta Vallorani from the University of Milan will consider the notion of motherhood in the way it is inflected in crime fiction. She will reference Foucault and Judith Butler, as well as popular novels and television shows such as The Killing and We Need to Talk About Kevin, as well as her own novel Camera Obscura to illustrate her argument.

For more information, visit Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society website or contact Tracy Heightchew, 852-8977.

8.) Colloquium to focus on “The Origin of Stellar Multiplicity”

3 p.m. March 7, Room 112, Natural Science Building

Free

Stars form in dense cores embedded in molecular clouds. Scott Schnee of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory will present recent ALMA observations of dense, star-forming cores that may shed light on this mystery. He will also describe ALMA and the support services that NRAO provides for ALMA users.

Additional Information: Department of Physics and Astronomy, 852-6790.

Grand Rounds

9.) Cardiovascular Medicine

Noon – 1 p.m. March 5, 16th floor conference center, Jewish Rudd Heart and Lung Center

Please join us when Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds and the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery welcome Michael A. Acker, MD. Acker will present “Mitral Valve Repair vs. Replacement in Ischemic MR.” He is the chief of the Cardiovascular Surgery Division at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and is the William Maul Measey professor of surgery with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as well as the director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center.

Additional Information: Deanna Husted.

10.) Department of Medicine to host the 2014 Nancy Middleton Smith Lecture

8 a.m. March 6, auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building

The UofL Department of Medicine presents the 2014 Nancy Middleton Smith Lecture, featuring Homer L. Twigg III, MD, associate professor of medicine and chief of pulmonary medicine at Indiana University. Twigg will present “The Respiratory Microbiome: More Than Just an Infectious Disease,” focusing on learning what a “microbiome” is and why study of the respiratory microbiome is so challenging. For more information, contact Jason Puckett at 852-1825.

11.) Neuroscience

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. March 6, Auditorium, Room 4003, School of Nursing

Free

The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have David W. Roberts, MD, present “Fluorescence-Guided Surgery: How Much More Fun Can It Get?” Roberts is chair and professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at Dartmouth University. For more information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, go to http://louisville.edu/medicine/departments/neurosurgery/roberts.

Additional Information: Paul Fultz.

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