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Nov. 18, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements in the Nov. 18 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) ‘Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man’ opens this week. Tickets on sale.

Events
2.) Faculty and staff appreciation day at Zest Bistro

Health and Wellness
3.) Lung cancer screening forum

HR Items of Interest
4.) Volunteering 101: What, why, how?
5.) Effectively engaging a diverse workforce
6.) Building strong work teams

Information Technology
7.) Action Required: Accept new wireless certificate

Miscellaneous
8.) Office of Radiation Safety’s Thanksgiving isotope ordering schedule
9.) Green Tip: Sustainable engineering solutions on display this week

Studies
10.) Fragile X Syndrome Research Study, ages 14 to 17 years
11.) High blood pressure study, 6 years through 11 years old
12.) Pain study, infants and toddlers less than 2 years
13.) Pediatric pain study, 7 years through 16 years old

Talks
14.) Biochemistry Seminar
15.) Brown Cancer Center Special Seminar

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) ‘Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man’ opens this week. Tickets on sale.
Nov. 20 – 22, 8 p.m.; Nov. 23, 2 p.m.; Nov. 24, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Playhouse, 1911 S. Third St.
$15, adults; $12 students, faculty, staff
“Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man” is the tale of a religious conman who infiltrates a wealthy household until his lustful passions for the lady of the house are exposed by the prayerful workings of a voodoo priestess. The play is set in 19th century Haiti where the “gens de couleur libres” — free people of color — engage in a raucous battle of wealth and status. Kicking off its 20th anniversary, this AATP production is lavishly adapted from Tartuffe.
Additional Information: Melanie Henry, 852-7682.

Events
2.) Faculty and staff appreciation day at Zest Bistro
7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Nov. 19 Student Rec Center
Zest Bistro is Belknap’s newest campus restaurant. It is located in the Student Rec Center and open to all faculty and staff; no gym membership required. It features sustainable, healthful and delicious options such as cage-free eggs, egg whites, organic tea, whole wheat and flatbread sandwiches, fair trade coffee and more. Sodexo is offering a 10 percent discount on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Simply show your faculty or staff ID at the register. This is a one-time offer; we hope to see you there.
Additional Information: Submit suggestions and feedback for on-campus dining here.

Health and Wellness
3.) Lung cancer screening forum
11:45 a.m., registration and lunch; noon, program begins Nov. 19 Clinical and Translational Research Building, 505 S. Hancock St.
Free, public
The Kentucky Cancer Program and its district cancer councils are sponsoring community forums across the state to discuss new lung cancer screening guidelines proposed by the US Preventive Services Task Force. Expert panel will include representatives from UofL, Kentucky One Health, UK, Norton, Baptist Health and the Kentucky Cancer Consortium. Reservations required. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Pam Temple-Jennings, 852-6318.
Additional Information: Updated event flyer.

HR Items of Interest
4.) Volunteering 101: What, why, how?
10 a.m. Dec. 5 Room 103A Human Resources Building
Free
Join us for a discussion of meaningful volunteerism and learn how you can pinpoint your best fit as a volunteer. This session will provide information about UofL’s Community Service Leave Pilot and how you can participate.
Additional Information: Registration, Questions. VolunteerMatch.org.

5.) Effectively engaging a diverse workforce
10:30 a.m. Dec. 4 Room 103A Human Resources Building
Free
This workshop focuses on what forces shaped the four generations, Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, GenXers and Millennials, that are in the workforce today. It will also cover how best to work both within and across generational boundaries, and identify key challenges facing the workplace in the next 20 to 30 years as Traditionalists and Baby Boomers retire.
Additional Information: Registration, Questions.

6.) Building strong work teams
1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 Room 103A Human Resources Building
Free
As a seasoned professional, do you find it difficult to relate or motivate your millennial or even younger undergraduate student assistants? This workshop is intended to give you new strategies for connecting, mentoring, motivating and building a strong working team and environment that relates to all team members. Don’t miss this interactive and upbeat session.
Additional Information: Registration, Questions.

Information Technology
7.) Action Required: Accept new wireless certificate
Friday evening, Nov. 29, at approximately 10 p.m., IT will update UofL’s wireless security certificate. This means you will need to accept the new certificate the next time you log in to each of your devices on the ULSecure wireless network after the update. The action you need to take is dependent upon the operating system or smartphone you use. To see the action necessary for your computer or smartphone, visit the new wireless certificate information page.
Additional Information: IT HelpDesk, 852-7997.

Miscellaneous
8.) Office of Radiation Safety’s Thanksgiving isotope ordering schedule
Last day to order radioactive isotopes will be Friday, Nov. 22, for delivery on Monday, Nov. 25. The university will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and reopened on Monday, Dec. 2. We will resume ordering on Monday, Dec. 2.
Additional Information: Connie Gabbard, 852-5231.

9.) Green Tip: Sustainable engineering solutions on display this week
Come explore how UofL engineers are researching applied sustainable solutions. Tour the Conn Center’s Biodigestor Lab today at 4 p.m. in Lutz Hall Room 22 to learn about testing feedstocks from area industries in an anaerobic biodigestor that UofL could use as a source of renewable energy. On Wednesday at noon, the next Sustainability Scholars Roundtable in the Law School’s Cox Lounge features Venkata Gullapali’s research using solar UV radiation to disinfect polluted waterways like Beargrass Creek.
Additional Information: UofL Sustainability Events.

Studies
10.) Fragile X Syndrome Research Study, ages 14 to 17 years
IRB #12.0336
The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate a new oral medication used to treat the symptoms associated with Fragile X Syndrome in diagnosed patients 14 to 17 years of age. Patients may be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs associated with their participation in the study.
Additional information: Carrie Schanie, 629-5820.

11.) High blood pressure study, 6 years through 11 years old
IRB #10.0306
The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety and dose response of an investigational drug used to treat high blood pressure. Children from 6 through 11 years of age diagnosed with high blood pressure may be eligible for participation. Patients may be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs associated with their participation in the study.
Additional information: Carrie Schanie, 629-5820.

12.) Pain study, infants and toddlers less than 2 years
IRB #12.0228
The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate acetaminophen given into a vein to treat moderate to severe pain in infants and children less than 2 years of age following surgery or an injury. Patients may be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs associated with their participation in the study.
Additional Information: Tressa Bratton, 629-5820.

13.) Pediatric pain study, 7 years through 16 years old
IRB #12.0192
The UofL Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and efficacy of an investigational drug used to treat moderate to severe prolonged or persistent pain. Children 7 to less than 17 years of age who require continuous analgesia for moderate to severe pain for an extended period of time may be eligible for participation. Patients may be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs associated with their participation in the study.
Additional information: Karrie Kern, 629-5820.

Talks
14.) Biochemistry Seminar
Noon Nov. 18 Homberger Library, Room 614, Building A, Health Sciences Center
Ryan M. Sheehan, biochemistry graduate student, will present “mTOR Pathway in Targeted Cancer Therapy; Substrates Directing the Response.”
Additional Information: Janice Ellwanger, 852-6221.

15.) Brown Cancer Center Special Seminar
3 p.m. Nov. 18 Room 124, Clinical and Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Brown Cancer Center Special Seminar Series presents “Oxidative Phosphorylation, the Basics.” Our speaker will be Willem Koppenol, PhD, leader, Bioinorganic Chemistry Group, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. This seminar series is funded by the Brown Cancer Center Joan Cralle Day Cancer Research Fund. Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m.
Additional Information: Sucheta Telang.

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