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Oct. 25, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements in the Oct. 25 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) Van Cliburn medalist to play free concert

Benefits Open Enrollment
2.) Benefits Tip: Flexible spending accounts and Get Healthy Now

Events
3.) On-Campus Housing hosts Haunted Hospital
4.) UofL Sustainability Week wraps up with dinner, service project and community building

Health and Wellness
5.) Two-week trial to try new Student Recreation Center

Information Technology
6.) Voice Mail, Network and Plone 4 preventive maintenance Friday night

Miscellaneous
7.) Submit your events to the WinterFest 2014 Calendar
8.) What’s new in Blackboard

Talks
9.) McConnell Center’s Daniel H. Utley Memorial Lecture: George C. Marshall-American Leader for All Seasons
10.) Biochemistry Seminar
11.) Brown Cancer Center Special Seminar

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) Van Cliburn medalist to play free concert
free, unless noted otherwise
2013 Van Cliburn Silver Medalist and Audience Award winner Beatrice Rana will perform at 8 p.m., Oct. 29 in Comstock Hall. Also in Comstock this week: faculty artists Daniel Weeks, tenor, Chad Sloan, baritone, and Naomi Oliphant, piano, 8 p.m., Oct. 25; Speed Concert Series, Nadja Solemo Sonnenberg, violin, and Anne Marie McDermott, piano, 3 p.m. (series members free, others $10, call 634-2700), and University Chorus and Collegiate Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27. In Bird Hall: Guest artists Shiau-uen Ding and Dagma Podsiedlik, piano duo, 7 p.m., Oct. 30.
Additional Information: 852-6907 School of Music

Benefits Open Enrollment
2.) Benefits Tip: Flexible spending accounts and Get Healthy Now
If you want Flexible Spending Accounts or to participate in Get Healthy Now in 2014, you must enroll now—even if you had FSAs and were in Get Healthy Now in 2013. Open Enrollment ends Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. Go to the Open Enrollment website for information and to make your elections.

Events
3.) On-Campus Housing hosts Haunted Hospital
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Oct. 25 Medical-Dental Apartments, 627 S. Preston St., behind the Chestnut Street parking garage, Health Sciences Center
Free
Come for a night of frightful fun at the Haunted Hospital. Free parking available on all surrounding streets. All UofL faculty, staff, students and friends are invited. Canned and dry food donations accepted to feed local families this Thanksgiving.
Additional Information: louisville.edu/housing

4.) UofL Sustainability Week wraps up with dinner, service project and community building
Today, the Free Store opens 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Unitas Hall), The Ville Grill hosts a 5 p.m. Farm-to-Table Dinner, and Bluegrass Bioneers runs through Sunday at JCTC (2nd & Chestnut), with free reskilling demos, tours, speakers, food and eco-fun. Saturday UofL co-sponsors the 10 a.m. - noon West End Clean Up (meet at 744 S. 13th St.; or 9 a.m. at Cultural Center). Sunday - Tuesday, UofL hosts the CUMU conference “Transforming & Sustaining Communities through Partnerships” (Galt House) with free Roundtable Discussions 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Additional Information: Bluegrass Bioneers schedule. “Transforming & Sustaining Communities through Partnerships” schedule. UofL Sustainability Week schedule.

Health and Wellness
5.) Two-week trial to try new Student Recreation Center
6:30 a.m. Oct. 28 Student Recreation Center, 2030 S. 4th St.
The new Student Recreation Center is opening for business Monday. The center features indoor golf, 17,000 square feet of weight and fitness areas, 120+ cardio machines with embedded entertainment systems, group fitness studios and much more. Although there will be a membership plan for faculty and staff, there will be a two-week free trial period to try out the new facility. The membership plans will begin Monday, Nov. 11.
Additional Information: John Smith

Information Technology
6.) Voice Mail, Network and Plone 4 preventive maintenance Friday night
10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Users will experience brief intermittent outages as voice mail, the network and Plone 4 servers undergo maintenance activities during IT’s regular preventive maintenance period, Friday night through Saturday morning. Please note that other systems (e.g. Blackboard, email, instant messaging, PeopleSoft, ULink, data services, etc.) may be taken offline without notice.
Additional Information: Preventive Maintenance. IT HelpDesk, 852-7997.

Miscellaneous
7.) Submit your events to the WinterFest 2014 Calendar
Nov. 15 deadline
First Year Initiatives is working on WinterFest 2014. WinterFest welcomes our new and returning students to campus for the spring semester. This year, WinterFest will be Jan. 6 – 20. If you want to submit any events your office, department or program is holding during that time for inclusion in the WinterFest calendar of events, please fill out the event submission form by Nov. 15.
Additional Information: Samantha Riley, 852-3125.

8.) What’s new in Blackboard
Blackboard will be upgraded to version 9.1, Service Pack 13 in December. Register to learn about new features and service enhancements. This training will cover the latest upgrade features and provides the opportunity to explore how you can use them to improve your online or blended course. Trainings begin Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Additional Information: Learn more and register

Talks
9.) McConnell Center’s Daniel H. Utley Memorial Lecture: George C. Marshall-American Leader for All Seasons
6 p.m. Oct. 28 Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
free, public
Lt. Gen. Josiah Bunting III (US Army-ret.) will deliver the first Daniel H. Utley Memorial Lecture at the McConnell Center. Bunting, a Rhodes Scholar and former superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute, will consider “George C. Marshall: American Leader for All Seasons.” The lecture is held in honor of Dan Utley, a 2001 McConnell Scholar and UofL political science graduate who was killed in 2012 while on a special training mission in Mali.
Additional Information: GlyptusAnn Grider Jones, 852-8811, Utley Memorial Lecture

10.) Biochemistry Seminar
Noon Oct. 28 Homberger Library, Room 614, Building A, Health Sciences Center
Penn Muluhngwi, BMB graduate student: “Identification of Beclin 2 as a New Autophagy Protein in G Protein-Coupled Receptor Recycling.”
Additional Information: Janice Ellwanger, 852-6221

11.) Brown Cancer Center Special Seminar
11 a.m. - noon Oct. 28 Room 123, Clinical and Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Brown Cancer Center Special Seminar will present “Delineating the Role of RALBP1 in Carcinogenesis.” Our speaker will be Sanjay Awasthi, MD, professor, Medical Oncology & Melanoma Section chief, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope Comprehensive Care Center, Duarte, Calif. Light snacks and drinks served at 10:45 a.m.
Additional Information: Sucheta Telang

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