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Oct. 29, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements in the Oct. 29 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) University Club offers brunch before next Music eX concert

Benefits Open Enrollment
2.) HR benefits representatives and UofL’s benefits vendors will be on campus

Grand Rounds
3.) Endocrinology
4.) Neuroscience

HR Items of Interest
5.) Quality Customer Service
6.) ‘What Kind of Coach Are You?’

Miscellaneous
7.) Blackboard to be upgraded to Service Pack 13 during the December holiday break
8.) OCMu sponsorship session cancelled
9.) Finding psychosocial instruments and assessment tools

Studies
10.) Infant scientists wanted
11.) Face recognition study for infants 8 and 10 months old

12.) Perception of emotion study for infants 5 months old
13.) Language development study for infants 13 months old

Talks
14.) ‘Tackling Concussion: Neuromechanics and Neuropathology’
15.) Health Science Educators: The blessings and burdens of interprofessional education

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) University Club offers brunch before next Music eX concert
Concert: 3 p.m. Comstock Concert Hall; Bruch: 12:30 p.m. University Club, Nov. 3
Brunch and concert, $25.50 inclusive; brunch only, $18.70; concert only, $15. Series subscriber brunch price: $15.50
The University Club is offering a brunch in conjunction with Sunday’s Music eX concert. Artistic director and UofL piano faculty member Dror Biran will talk about the series and its goals to raise money for student scholarships. Later, pianist Zahari Metchkov will join for a program featuring works by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.
Additional Information: RSVP for brunch to Penny Brodie, 852-6907. Walk-ins are okay.

Benefits Open Enrollment
2.) HR benefits representatives and UofL’s benefits vendors will be on campus

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Oct. 29 & 30, Human Resources Building
Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Chard-Snyder, Get Healthy Now, Humana Dental, National Vision Administrators, Express Scripts and EAP will be on site to answer questions and help you navigate the Open Enrollment process. Benefits Open Enrollment ends Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. Go to the Open Enrollment website for information and to make your elections.

Grand Rounds
3.) Endocrinology
4 p.m. Oct. 30 Room 038, lower level, Baxter II Research Building, Health Sciences Center
Free
Please join us as Zhenmin Lei, PhD, professor of obstetrics/gynecology, UofL, will present, “Selective deletion of Pten in theca cells leads to development of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in mice.”
Additional Information: Kelly Galiette, 852-5237.

4.) Neuroscience
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Oct. 31 Room 4003, Auditorium, School of Nursing
Free
The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Aina Puce, MD, present “New Developments in the Assessment of Brain Function.” Puce is the Eleanor Cox Riggs professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. Continuing education credit is available, and continental breakfast will be served.
Additional Information: Department of Neurosurgery, Paul Fultz

HR Items of Interest
5.) Quality Customer Service
10 a.m. Nov. 7 Room 103A, Human Resources Building
Free
In the words of Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” As a customer service provider, you are the face of the university. Join us as we brush up on customer service basics, determine barriers to effective communication and service, and discover key concepts necessary in creating a quality experience for the customer. Wanda Wolcott will lead this session. Seats are filling up quickly.<
Additional Information: Registration; Questions.

6.) ‘What Kind of Coach Are You?’
2:30 p.m. Nov. 13 Room 103A, Human Resources
Free
More and more managers transition to coaching as an effective way to manage or improve an employee’s performance. Coaching is about empowering and developing employees in an informal manner to help them achieve new skills, abilities and give constructive feedback. It is a great way to provide reinforcement of desirable behaviors as well as highlight behaviors that need to be addressed and discussed in a more comfortable way. In this session, you will learn about your coaching style and how to use effectively.
Additional Information: Registration; Questions.

Miscellaneous
7.) Blackboard to be upgraded to Service Pack 13 during the December holiday break
Blackboard will be unavailable from Friday, Dec. 20, at 10 p.m. to Monday, Dec. 23, at 5 p.m. This version will introduce several new features, fixes and design improvements. A summarized list of these can be found here. Please visit the Delphi Center to register for training.
Additional Information: Mark Kasselhut, 852-0724.

8.) OCMu sponsorship session cancelled
10 a.m. Oct. 30 Room W104, Ekstrom Library
The OCMu session on sponsorship has been cancelled and will be rescheduled upon the completion of the sponsorship website and final policy approval. Don’t miss the remaining OCMu social media training, branding, marketing and advertising sessions this year. For more details, visit Office of Communication and Marketing’s website.

9.) Finding psychosocial instruments and assessment tools
Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) and Mental Measurements Yearbook include citations to questionnaires, interview schedules, assessment tools, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals and other tools used in psychosocial research. These databases are available from the “Health Sciences Databases” link on the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library home page.

Studies
10.) Infant scientists wanted
9 a.m. – 5p.m. All of November Room 314, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
HSPPO#: 053.06
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting several studies on infant face perception. Infants who are between 3 and 14 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL t-shirt or bib for participating.
Additional Information: Website; Lauren Helton, 852-6852.

11.) Face recognition study for infants 8 and 10 months old
9 a.m. – 5p.m. All of November Room 314, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
HSPPO#: 053.06
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting a study on how infants recognize faces. For this study, infants who are 8 or 10 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participating.
Additional Information: Website; Lauren Helton, 852-6852.

12.) Perception of emotion study for infants 5 months old
9 a.m. – 5p.m. All of November Room 314, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
HSPPO#: 053.06
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting a study on infants' perception of emotions in faces. For this study, infants who are 5 months old with normal vision and hearing and their mothers are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participating.
Additional Information: Website; Lauren Helton, 852-6852.

13.) Language development study for infants 13 months old
9 a.m. – 5p.m. All of November Room 314, Davidson Hall, Belknap Campus
HSPPO#: 053.06
The UofL Infant Cognition Lab (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) is conducting a study on language development in infants. Infants who are 13 months old with normal vision and hearing are invited to participate. Participation involves one brief visit to campus. Infants will receive a UofL T-shirt or bib for participating.
Additional Information: Website; Lauren Helton, 852-6852.

Talks
14.) ‘Tackling Concussion: Neuromechanics and Neuropathology’
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Oct. 29 Baxter I Auditorium
Free
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics presents, “Tackling Concussion: Neuromechanics and Neuropathology,” by Douglas H. Smith, MD, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair (CBIR) and Robert A. Groff, endowed professor and vice chairman, research and education in neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania.
Additional Information: Jennifer Wells, 852-5371

15.) Health Science Educators: The blessings and burdens of interprofessional education
Noon – 1 p.m. Nov. 15 Room 202, Instructional Building, Health Sciences Center
Barbara Head, PhD, Department of Medicine; Carla Hermann, PhD, School of Nursing; Frank Woggon, PhD, chaplaincy UofL Hospital; Tara Schapmire, PhD, Kent School of Social Work; Lori Earnshaw, MD, internal medicine and palliative care, will explore the development and implementation of an interprofessional curriculum designed to teach interdisciplinary palliative care in oncology to students of medicine, nursing, social work and chaplaincy. They will share the challenges experienced, benefits and outcomes. Lunch will be served.
Additional Information: RSVP to Emily Carr. 1.0 CME Category 1 offered.

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