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Oct. 31, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements that are in the Oct. 31 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) University Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular

Benefits Open Enrollment
2.) Benefits Tip: Health insurance waivers receive $175 per month in a Health Care Flexible Spending Account
3.) Benefits Tip: Find your provider

Grand Rounds
4.) Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine
5.) Pediatrics
6.) Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
7.) Family and Geriatric Medicine

HR Items of Interest

8.) Job application (cover) letter

Information Technology

9.) Plone 4 preventive maintenance Friday night

Miscellaneous

10.) Legal Clinic for cancer patients and their families and/or caregivers

11.) ‘This I Believe’ usage survey and ticket giveaway

12.) School of Nursing PhD program reception

13.) Homecoming T-shirts

Talks

14.) Kentucky Cancer Program to host lung cancer screening forum

15.) DOVS Research Seminar Series

16.) Charlotte Bracegirdle lecture

 

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Arts
1.) University Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular
8 p.m. Oct. 31 Comstock Concert Hall, School of Music
Free
The School of Music presents the annual University Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular featuring music from Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Ghostbusters” and more.
Additional Information: School of Music, 852-6907.

Benefits Open Enrollment
2.) Benefits Tip: If you waive health insurance, UofL automatically funds $175 per month for you in a Health Care Flexible Spending Account. If you wish to have those funds go instead to a Dependent Care account, you must elect a Dependent Care FSA. If you do not make that selection, your waiver funds automatically default to the Health Care Flexible Spending Account. Health Care and Dependent Care FSAs must be maintained separately. Funds cannot be transferred from one account to the other. Learn more at Chard Snyder. Open Enrollment closes Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. Go to the Open Enrollment website for information and to make your elections.

3.) Benefits Tip: Find your provider
Finding a doctor online is one of the top reasons many of you will visit Anthem BlueCross BlueShield’s website. Follow step-by-step instructions to locate a doctors and providers in your area.

Grand Rounds
4.) Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine
Noon – 1 p.m. Nov. 1 Pulmonary Conference Room, 3rd floor, Ambulatory Care Building
Free
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine will present Emily Hayman, PhD, UofL. Her topic is “Radiology of Congenital Lung Diseases.”
Additional Information: Rafael Perez, MD, 852-5841; Becky Highbaugh, 852-5841.

5.) Pediatrics
8 a.m. Nov. 1 Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Norton Hospital
Join us for the 12th annual Billy F. Andrews Lectureship featuring Steven Donn, MD. Donn is a professor of pediatrics in the neonatal-perinatal medicine division at the University of Michigan. He will present “When Bad Things Happen: Adverse Event Reporting Management Tools in Pediatrics.”
Additional Information: Brittney Luckett, 629-8828.

6.) Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
1 p.m. Nov. 1 Auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building, Health Sciences Center
Zhenmin Lei, MD, professor and interim vice chair of research, Department of OBGYN and Women’s Health, presents “Dysregulation of theca P13K/AKT signal pathway and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).” He will discuss current diagnostic criteria, analyze a new genetic animal model for studying PCOS pathogenesis and demonstrate the theca P13K/AKT (PKB) signal pathway as a potential therapeutic target for PCOS.
Additional Information: Susan Jackson, 561-7494.

7.) Family and Geriatric Medicine
7:30 a.m. Nov. 1 Bottigheimer Auditorium
Free
Warren Boling, MD, director, section of surgery for epilepsy, Department of Neurosurgery, and Steve Evans, MD, neurology residency director, present “Medically Intractable Epilepsy.” Attendees will understand the prevalence and major causes, pharmacologic and surgical options for medically intractable epilepsy. CME category 1 is available for both AAFP & ACCME accreditation and a continental breakfast will be provided.
Additional Information: Callie Booth

8.) HR Items of Interest
Job application (cover) letter
10 a.m. Nov. 15 Room 103A, Human Resources, 1980 Arthur St.
Free
Learn how to write a cover letter for your résumé demonstrating you have the required skills for a particular position. This session will focus on organizing and explaining your skills and relating them to the needs of the company. Bring a copy of your current résumé and, if you have one, a description of the type of position for which you are interested in applying. Consider registering for the Represent Yourself through Your Resume Workshop on Nov. 14.
Additional Information: Registration; Questions.

9.) Information Technology
Plone 4 preventive maintenance Friday night
10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 to 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2
Users will experience intermittent outages as websites undergo maintenance during IT’s regular preventive maintenance period, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Please note that other systems (e.g. Blackboard, email, instant messaging, PeopleSoft, ULink, data services, etc.) may be taken offline without notice.
Additional Information: Website. IT HelpDesk, 852-7997.

10.) Miscellaneous
Legal clinic for cancer patients and their families and/or caregivers
Dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Clinic, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 Community Room, Gilda’s Club, 633 Baxter Ave.
Free
UofL’s Kentucky Cancer Program will host a legal clinic for cancer patients in partnership with the Louisville Bar Association and the Pro Bono Consortium. Attorneys will be available to offer help and advice on life-planning documents, employee benefits during illness and government assistance. Parking will be available behind the building and across the street. Please RSVP to 852-6318.
Additional Information: Flyer. Jaime Wientjes, 852-6318.

11.) ‘This I Believe’ usage survey and ticket giveaway
Nov. 4
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.

12.) School of Nursing PhD program reception
6 p.m. Nov. 4 University Club
The School of Nursing is holding a PhD program reception to provide information about the BSN-PhD and MSN-PhD program options. Please RSVP to Carla Hermann.

13.) Homecoming T-shirts
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, Alumni Office, University Club
One for $8, two for $15 or three for $21
“Year of the Cardinals” T-shirts are now on sale at the alumni office at a special discounted price.

Talks
14.) Kentucky Cancer Program to host 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
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 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. Expert panel will include representatives from UofL, Kentucky One Health, UK, Norton and Baptist Health. Reservations required.
Additional Information: Pam Temple-Jennings, 852-6318.

15.) DOVS Research Seminar Series
11 a.m. - noon Nov. 1 basement, conference room, Kentucky Lions Eye Center
Free to faculty, residents and students
Charles C. Barr, MD, professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will present “Studies in Vitreomacular Adhesion.”

16.) Charlotte Bracegirdle lecture
3 p.m. Oct. 31 Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Free, public
Charlotte Bracegirdle’s small paintings depict direct scenes from Old Master paintings. She paints on found images, old postcards or book illustrations. Devoid of their central visual element, the paintings seek to echo the subtle traces that we leave behind. The artist has exhibited internationally with the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London. The exhibitions will run through Sunday, Nov. 10.
Additional Information: Website. Renée K. Murphy, 852-6794.

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