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Nov. 15, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements in the Nov. 15 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Fresh Start Thanksgiving luncheon
2.) Why do immigration regulations matter to me?
3.) Geographic Information Sciences Day Celebration
4.) UofL Women’s Center staff forum

Professional Development
5.) Workshopping the CV & Resume

Talks
6.) College of Business BB&T Speaker Series
7.) Bullitt Lecture in astronomy
8.) Biochemistry Defense

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Fresh Start Thanksgiving luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Nov. 20 Room 314, Vogt Building, corner Third and Eastern Parkway, Speed School
Free
Wednesday lunch time provides an opportunity to join the UofL community for fellowship, encouragement and a time of thanksgiving. We will have a potluck lunch and short devotional time. Even if you have to come late or leave a bit early, you are still welcome. Please bring a food item to share if you are able. Invite a friend. If you have questions, contact Teresa Rohr.
Additional Information: Teresa Rohr, 852-7599.

2.) Why do immigration regulations matter to me?
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Nov. 15 Brodschi Hall, International Center
The International Center’s Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office invites faculty and staff to an information and discussion on immigration regulations and university policies for international students and scholars (F and J visas). The session is designed for faculty and staff to learn about admission and enrollment requirements, employment benefits, travel regulations and cultural and adjustment issues for international students and scholars. RSVP required. Lunch provided.
Additional Information: International Center

3.) Geographic Information Sciences Day Celebration
9 a.m. – noon Nov. 20 Atrium, Lutz Hall
Free
This gathering is open to all UofL students, faculty and staff. Come join us to see what’s happening in the GIS world at UofL. On slate are four GIS technical presentations; guest appearances by Audwin Helton, president and CEO of Spatial Data Integrations, and Curt Bynum, GIS coordinator for Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium and president of Kentucky Area Mapping Professionals. Assorted GIS maps will be on display.
Additional Information: Robert Forbes, 852-2698.

4.) UofL Women’s Center staff forum
Noon Nov. 21 Room W204, Ekstrom Library
Women staff are invited to meet, network and discuss issues that matter to them at the Women’s Center third Thursday of the month “Brunch” forum.
Additional Information: To register and for additional information, email Phyllis M. Webb or the Women’s Center , or call 852-8976 by Nov. 19.

Professional Development
5.) Workshopping the CV & Resume
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 19 Room 105, Houchens Building
Whether you’re going on the market next year or in four years, it’s not too early to start thinking about your CV or resume. This workshop will briefly review the basics of CVs and resumes and provide an opportunity to receive feedback about your own documents. Bring two hard copies of your current version to be workshopped. More information and registration is available on the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies’ PLAN website.

Talks
6.) College of Business BB&T Speaker Series
4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 PNC / Horn Auditorium, Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business
Free
Join us as Robert Lawson, PhD, presents “Economic Freedom and the Health and Wealth of Nations.” Lawson is the Jerome M. Fullinwider endowed centennial chair in economic freedom at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He is co-author of the widely cited Economic Freedom of the World annual reports, which presents an economic freedom index for more than 140 countries.
Additional Information: RSVP to Joan Hammer; 852-2042.

7.) Bullitt Lecture in astronomy
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Nov. 21 Rauch Planetarium
Free
Virginia Trimble, PhD, UC-Irvine, will talk about the lasting impact of two key discoveries a century ago on our view of the universe. One led to a Nobel Prize for Niels Bohr. This interplay between physics, chemistry and astronomy began a revolution which is still felt today. Trimble has spent a lifetime in astronomy researching supernovae, pulsars and cosmology; reviewing thousands of research papers; and helping to lead astronomers as vice president of the International Astronomical Union.
Additional Information: Gerard Williger; 852-0821. Lecture website.

8.) Biochemistry Defense
Noon Nov. 15 Room 614, Homberger Library, Health Sciences Center
Thomas A. Ray, PhD candidate, will present “Constructing the Rod Bipolar Cell Signalplex Using Animal Models of Retinal Dysfunction.”
Additional Information: Janice Ellwanger, 852-6221.

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