Oct. 24, 2013 Announcements
Faculty/staff announcements posted in the Oct. 24 UofL Today email.
Benefits Open Enrollment
1.) Today is the last day for the HSC benefits information fair
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Clinical and Translational Research Building
Meet with a benefit vendor and your benefits team for one-on-one consultation. The next information fair will be Oct. 29 - 30, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Human Resources building (1980 Arthur St.) on Belknap Campus. Open Enrollment ends Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. Go to the Open Enrollment website for information and to make your elections.
2.) Cerebral Scares: Original tales for the chilling season
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building
The humanities department will host two novelists reading stories for the Halloween season. Michael Williams will share fiendish selections from his novel, “Vine: an Urban Legend,” and L. Andrew Cooper will read from “Descending Lines,” set to be released on Halloween day. Warning: Some content may be too intense for some audiences.
Additional Information: Andrew Cooper.
3.) Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society fall meeting
6 p.m., gather; 6:30 p.m., dinner; 7:15 p.m., talk, Nov. 13 Emperor of China restaurant, Holiday Manor Shopping Center
$19 Sigma Xi members & guests, $10 students
James L. Wittliff, professor of biochemistry & molecular biology, UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center; director, IMD3, will present, “Next Generation Genomics Approaches to Predict Cancer Behavior & Drug Response.” He will describe genomic and proteomic strategies for accessing human cancers using intact tissue sections and laser-capture microdissection-procured cells and provide insights into new molecular diagnostics and targets for drug design, and an improved understanding of the molecular basis of clinical behavior and response.
Additional Information: RSVP to Dr. L. Gettleman, Sigma Xi treasurer, 852-1185.
8 a.m. Oct. 25 auditorium, 2nd floor, Norton Hospital
Gerald Lee, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UofL. He will present “Can Food Allergies Be Prevented?” We hope to see you there.
Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 629-8828.
5.) Surgery, Yandell-Polk Lecture
7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Oct. 25 auditorium, lower level, Ambulatory Care
Guest lecturer, Donald D. Trunkey, MD, emeritus professor of surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, will talk about “Changes in Combat Casualty Care.”
Additional Information: Debbie Krause, 852-5445.
6.) Family and Geriatric Medicine
7:30 a.m. Oct. 25 Bottigheimer Auditorium
J.T. Ruxer, DO; pain management fellow, Department of Anesthesiology, UofL, presents “Pain Management.” Attendees will learn when to send a patient to pain management and which patients are appropriate for pain management. He will discuss what’s done at the UofL pain clinic when a patient is referred there as well as how to give references to pain doctors. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP & ACCME accreditation, and a continental breakfast is provided.
Additional Information: Callie Booth.
HR Items of Interest
7.) “Crash” into new ideas & perspectives
9:30 a.m. Nov. 12 Room 103A, Human Resources
“Crash” is an Academy Award-winning film set in modern-day Los Angeles. While it is a highly entertaining and controversial film, it is also a great learning tool. Come and “crash” into ideas and perspectives surrounding this controversial film. Participants will watch several dynamic clips and engage in meaningful discussion and thought-provoking activity. Learn more about yourself and issues happening today. *This film is being shown with permission from Lions Gate Entertainment.
Additional Information: Registration, Questions.
8.) Streets near Belknap Campus to be closed for road race Saturday
6 a.m. – noon Oct. 26
Several streets around Belknap Campus will be closed for the Big Hit Half Marathon. Third Street from River Road to Central Avenue will be closed. Bloom, Brandeis, Winkler, Heywood and eastbound Cardinal Boulevard will be closed between Fourth and Third streets. Westbound Cardinal Boulevard will be closed from Second Street to Third Street. Eastern Parkway will be closed westbound from Brook Street to Third Street. Central Avenue will be closed both directions at Third.
9.) UofL Sustainability Week: Go local & roll lightly on the Earth today
Dine in our near-zero-waste Ville Grill for lunch and “Weigh the Waste.” Or head to UofL’s Gray Street Farmers’ Market (10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and enjoy lunch while learning about the intersection of sustainability and nutrition at the 20/20 mini-workshop (12:20 p.m., Public Health and Information Sciences, room 103). Still hungry? Grab some free food at the EcoReps workshop on sustainable transportation (2 p.m., Cultural Center) and learn about becoming a point-person/advocate for sustainability. Weekly Grasshoppers’ Community Supported Agriculture pickup is 4 – 5 p.m. (University Club).
Additional Information: UofL Sustainability Week schedule.
10.) Provost accepts online nominations for advising awards
Through Nov. 22, the Office of the University Provost is accepting nominations for the 25th annual Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Advising. Nominations/letters of support can be submitted online. Eligible for nomination are full-time faculty members whose primary advising responsibility is advising undergraduate students and professional academic advisers whose primary and current job responsibility is assigned to the academic advisement of undergraduate students.
Additional Information: Submit a nomination/letter of support.
11.) Did you use ‘This I Believe?’ Win tickets
Instructors who have or are planning to use/reference UofL’s Book-in-Common, “This I Believe,” please complete a brief form to help First Year Initiatives collect info about participation. You’ll be entered to win one of several pairs of tickets to the Nov. 17 “This I Believe”: Kentucky book launch event featuring Bob Edwards, Silas House, Sena Jeter Naslund, Frank X Walker and other notable authors. Winners will be selected at random and notified on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Additional Information: Katie Partin
12.) Faculty Research Forum — ‘America’s Pyramids: Presidential Libraries in the 20th and 21st Centuries’
3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 Room 300, Bingham Humanities
Art historian Ben Hufbauer will talk about how presidents, starting with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, took on a role similar to the pharaohs of Egypt by building increasingly grandiose temples to their selves. The architecture of these “presidential temples” reflects the personalities of the presidents they commemorate, from the aggressively stark Lyndon Johnson Library in Austin, Texas, to the traditional values projected by the George W. Bush Library in Dallas.
Additional Information: Schedule.
13.) Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar
9 a.m. Oct. 25 Room 123, Clinical & Translational Research Building
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents an MS defense/PhD proposal defense, “Molecular Mechanisms of Host Restriction and Adaptation of Hantaviruses” by Ryan McAllister.
dditional Information: Florence Su, 852-6255.
14.) Cult Horror Film: Poster session
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Oct. 28 Room 300, Bingham Humanities
Come see what “Studies in Film and Culture” students are learning at this special scholarly poster session. Students are welcome, especially those considering the film studies minor.
Additional Information: Andrew Cooper.
15.) Talk on exoplanetary science in Australia
3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 Room 139, Shumaker Building
Robert Wittenmyer, PhD, of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, will give a talk on the subject “Exoplanetary Science in Australia: Detection, Characterization, and Destruction.” His talk will include an update on three major exoplanetary science initiatives being pursued by Australian-based planet-search teams.
Additional Information: Department of Physics & Astronomy, 852-6790.
16.) 20/20 Talks at the Gray Street Farmers’ Market
12:20 p.m. Oct. 24 Room 103, School of Public Health and Information Sciences (485 E. Gray St.)
Shop at the Gray Street Farmers’ Market, grab lunch and check out the last 20/20 Talk of the season. This week, Nancy C. Kuppersmith, RD, MS, nutritionist, Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine, will present “The Intersection of Sustainability and Nutrition” and discuss how policy, food manufacturers and our habits have added to the present sustainability crisis we are in and how we can make a difference. Many thanks to all the attendees and speakers who made the 20/20 Talks a success. Gray Street Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 31. Find links to videos of past speakers on the GSFM website.
Additional Information: Melissa Schreck.
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