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Oct. 22, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements from the Oct. 22 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment
1.) Benefits Open Enrollment — Ready or Not

Events
2.) Urban and Public Affairs garden dedication

Grand Rounds
3.) Endocrinology

Health and Wellness
4.) Savor the moment: Get Healthy Now’s Moment of Mindfulness sessions

HR Items of Interest
5.) Human Resources Training Catalog

Miscellaneous
6.) UofL Sustainability Week: Plant the trees and seeds of change today
7.) Blackboard courses from summer and fall 2012 to be archived and deleted
8.) Faculty/Staff sneak peak of new Student Recreation Center
9.) Call for Presentations

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.) Working Longer: Aging-in-place
15.) ‘Environmental Triggers of Cardiac Dysfunction’
16.) Medieval and Renaissance Workshop
17.) Can’t Google that: Tools for deep Web search
18.) Why you need a statement of teaching philosophy and how to develop one

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment
1.) Benefits Open Enrollment — Ready or Not
Oct. 23 - Nov. 5, Open Enrollment website
UofL employee benefit open enrollment is the time for employees to make changes to and enroll in such benefits as health, dental and vision insurance; Get Healthy Now; and dependent care and health care flexible spending accounts. Benefits fairs are Oct. 23 - 24, Clinical and Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center, and Oct. 29 - 30 in Human Resources on Belknap Campus. Read more.

Events
2.) Urban and Public Affairs garden dedication
4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 behind Urban Studies Institute, 426 W. Bloom St.
FreevFaculty, staff and student volunteers who developed a horticultural zone will gather for a dedication ceremony. The 4,000-square-foot area includes giant sunflowers, a clover meadow, four raised beds for growing food, native plants, rain barrels and compost bins.
Additional Information: Yani Vozos, 291-6046.

Grand Rounds
3.) Endocrinology
4 p.m. Oct. 23 Room 038, Lower Level, Baxter II Research Building, Health Sciences CentervFree
Please join us as Ana-Maria Chindris, MD, clinical research fellow, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, will present, “Hurthle Cell Carcinoma: Prognostic Factors and Management Considerations.”
Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237.

Health and Wellness
4.) Savor the moment: Get Healthy Now’s Moment of Mindfulness sessions
Tuesdays, 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (10/1 - 12/3, no class 11/26) Get Healthy Now Wellness Center, 601 President’s Blvd.
Free for employees, retirees and their spouses
Learn how to savor each moment of your one, wonderful life with GHN’s Moment of Mindfulness sessions with Paul Salmon, PhD, department of psychological and brain sciences. No registration or previous is experience required; just drop in. Dress comfortably. Arrive early to complete an enrollment packet for the Wellness Center if you aren’t already signed up.

HR Items of Interest
5.) Human Resources Training Catalog
Free
If you’re looking for interesting workshops related to your personal and professional development, HR has some options for you. The Human Resources Training Catalog has plenty of great opportunities for the fall semester. There is a wide variety of options available from resume writing to workplace ethics; we hope to see you soon. This is also great for UBT educational requirements. Check out our offerings.
Additional Information: Brett Steele

Miscellaneousv6.) UofL Sustainability Week: Plant the trees and seeds of change today
Oct. 22
Stop by 10 a.m. – 11 .a.m. for an open house of the Model Green Conference Room in Gardiner Hall 230. From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Red Barn, test-drive the Eating Green Calculator. Join us at noon by the clock tower for a Campus Arbor Day observance with a tree planting and pruning workshop. There’ll be another tree planting in the Kurz Hall courtyard to honor the 10-year anniversary of Minardi & Kurz Halls with free food and games from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. At 6:15 p.m. in Ekstrom, check out IdeaFest U: Creating climate reality leadership.
Additional Information: UofL Sustainability Week schedule

7.) Blackboard courses from summer and fall 2012 to be archived and deleted
Nov. 4
This is a semi-annual process by the Delphi Center that frees up server space for new courses. If you have a specific need to keep a summer or fall 2012 course available beyond Nov. 4, please submit a request before then. Additional information on this process can be found in the Blackboard News module on the login page.
Additional Information: Mark Kasselhut, 852-0724

8.) Faculty/Staff sneak peak of new Student Recreation Center
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 23
Free
Faculty and staff are invited to an exclusive “sneak peak” of the new Student Recreation Center this Wednesday. PNC Bank will be providing appetizers during the open house. Tours of the new center will be available along with information on faculty/staff membership plans. The new center features almost 120 cardio machines with embedded entertainment systems as well as 17,000 square feet of weight and fitness space. Anticipated opening of the new center is Monday, Oct. 28.
Additional Information: John Smith, 852-6707

9.) Call for Presentations
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20 the Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway
Free
The Anne Braden Institute seeks three UofL faculty members who research the targeting of black males in society or schools and/or how to achieve racial equity to present their research to community activists working on the same topics. We want to connect social justice activists and academics to determine how they can work better together. To present, email a three- to four-sentence research summary by Oct. 25 to Mariam Williams. This project dovetails with our lecture topic for this year, “Why the Past Won’t Go Away: The Crisis of History in the Age of Post-Racialism.”
Additional Information: Mari Mujica, 852-6142

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. Subjects will be compensated for time/travel.
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. Subjects will be compensated for time/travel.
>Additional Information: Email, 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. Subjects may be compensated for time/travel.
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 will be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs associated with their participation in the study.
Additional Information: Karrie Kern, 629-5820.

Talks
14.) Working Longer: Aging-in-place
10 a.m. Oct. 24 Human Resources 103A
Free
An older worker can be defined as someone as young as 40. As many Boomers work longer, into typical retirement years, how does our work environment support our aging process? Consultant Candace Roberts will talk about the aging process, the work environment and some products that are universal in helping to keep all workers healthy, including aging Boomers.
Additional Information: Registration. Questions.

15.) ‘Environmental Triggers of Cardiac Dysfunction’
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Oct. 22 Baxter I Auditorium
Free
The department of physiology and biophysics presents the seminar, “Environmental Triggers of Cardiac Dysfunction,” by Loren Wold, PhD, Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Ohio State University, Columbus.
Additional Information: Jennifer Wells, 852-5371

16.) Medieval and Renaissance workshop
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 25 Room W104, Ekstrom Library
Free
Brad Bowman, department of history, will present a workshop talk on “‘Those Pious Men of the Cells’: The Case for Confessional Flexibility and the Appreciation of Christian Asceticism in Early Islam.”
Additional Information: Medieval and Renaissance Studies

17.) Can’t Google that: Tools for deep Web search
Noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 23 Room 204, Bingham Humanities Building
Free
What do you do when Google doesn’t know the answers? Some studies estimate that the so-called “deep Web,” the portion of the Web that isn’t indexed by traditional search engines, is 500 times as large as the rest. With the right tools, you can mobilize that harder-to-access information. This workshop will offer general strategies for finding more information when a line of search inquiry runs cold, a list of discipline-specific resources and guided time to experiment.
Additional Information: Email

18.) Why you need a statement of teaching philosophy and how to develop one
Noon -- 1:30 p.m. Oct. 22 Room 105, Houchens Building
Teaching philosophy statements are valuable personal and professional documents, and increasingly are a requirement in academic job applications. In this workshop, you will be given the opportunity to reflect upon your philosophical approach to teaching and learning by examining sample teaching philosophy statements, learn strategies for writing a successful statement and be given time to begin work on your own statement. Graduate students can find more information and register at PLAN.

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