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Oct.23, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements in Oct. 23 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment
1.) Benefits Information Fair at HSC
2.) Take your Health Risk Assessment for 2014 participation in Get Healthy Now

Events
3.) An ecotour with Professor Margaret Carreiro: Restoring woodlands in Olmsted Parks
4.) Fright Light Halloween Party
5.) 42: The True Story of an American Legend
6.) Rick Pitino book signing
7.) Celebrate Campus Sustainability Day
8.) Department of Communication’s ‘Soul Food for the Good’

Grand Rounds
9.) Department of Medicine
10.) Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
11.) Cardiovascular Medicine

HR Items of Interest
12.) Helping Mom & Dad Age-in-Place

Miscellaneous
13.) Faculty: Take part in a hands-on approach to course (re)design
14.) Tickets available to see Cardinal Marching Band perform at Bengals game Sunday

Studies
15.) Coping and Well-Being in Cancer Caregivers Study

Talks
16.) Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar
17.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
18.) It is a Jungle: Survival Skills of Periodontal Pathogens in the Oral Cavity
19.) Philosophy Department Brown Bag Lunch
20.) Chemistry workshops free and open to students and faculty

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment
1.) Benefits Information Fair at HSC
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Oct. 23 & Oct. 24, Clinical and Translational Research Building
HR benefits representatives and UofL’s benefits vendors (Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Chard-Snyder, Get Healthy Now, Humana Dental, National Vision Administrators, Express Scripts and EAP) will be on hand 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.

2.) Take your Health Risk Assessment for 2014 participation in Get Healthy Now
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21, online

Employees, retirees, and their spouses
Open Enrollment is here. To enroll in Get Healthy Now and earn the $40 monthly premium incentive in 2014, you must complete a new Health Risk Assessment between Oct. 23 and Nov. 21. GHN staff will be at the OE Fairs (HSC, Oct. 23 & 24 and Belknap Campus, Oct 29 & 30) to provide support. All 2014 benefit elections must be made between Oct. 23 and Nov. 5. Do you waive UofL’s health insurance? You can still participate.
Additional Information: Schedule. Take your HRA. GHN Open Enrollment info and flyer. Email, 852-1907.

Events
3.) An ecotour with Professor Margaret Carreiro: Restoring woodlands in Olmsted Parks
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Oct. 26 Hogan Fountain teepee, Cherokee Park
Free and open to the public but registration required
Biology professor Margaret Carreiro and Major Waltman of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy will lead a tour of restored and unrestored ecology sites in Cherokee and Seneca Parks. Participants will learn more about how LOPC practitioners and the UofL community have teamed up to conduct research at these sites. Please bring a bottle of drinking water, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for walking in woods and meadows.

4.) Fright Light Halloween Party
Oct. 27 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
$5 per person
Our annual Halloween party is frightfully fun for kids and kids-at-heart. This ghoulishly good time includes kids’ activities and admission to our Fright Light laser music show. Learn more.
Additional Information: Email, 852-6664.

5.) 42: The True Story of an American Legend
5 p.m. & 8 p.m. Oct. 24 Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center
Free
The World Series wouldn’t be what it is today without Jackie Robinson. He wrote about his journey in “This I Believe,” and you can watch that story come to life on the big screen. Also, we will be giving tickets away to the Louisville Slugger Museum. This event is sponsored by the Student Activities Board and First Year Initiatives/Book-in-Common.

6.) Rick Pitino book signing
Noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 23 UofL Bookstore, Student Activities Center
Men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino will sign copies of his new book “The One Day Contract” for UofL students, faculty and staff. Please note that Pitino will only sign copies of books that are purchased at the bookstore during the event and not any other merchandise. Book sales for the signing will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Additional Information: Scott Schuknecht, 852-6679.

7.) Celebrate Campus Sustainability Day
Today is national Campus Sustainability Day. Stop by the Humanities Quad 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to learn how UofL and community groups are helping create a sustainable revolution. Sign-up to get involved and get green freebies. Free shredding and recycling of papers, disks and videotapes is available between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Shred-It truck by College of Business. At 3 p.m., join the Green Building Council’s Dental School tour (registration required). At 4:30 p.m., help dedicate the new Urban & Public Affairs’ garden (426 W. Bloom St.).
Additional Information: UofL Sustainability Week schedule.

8.) Department of Communication’s ‘Soul Food for the Good’
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25 lobby, Strickler Hall
$7, proceeds will be donated to UofL Cares campaign
Come and enjoy a buffet of home-cooked food including ham, fried chicken, greens, macaroni and cheese, green beans, sweet potatoes, potato salad and cornbread. Each dinner includes a drink and dessert for $7. Great door prizes will be raffled off. Soul Food for the Good.
Additional Information: Lauren May, 852-6976; Keneka Cheatham, 852-6976.

Grand Rounds
9.) Department of Medicine
8 a.m. Oct. 24 auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building
Free
The Department of Medicine will host Charles Moore Jr., MD, assistant professor of medicine in the UofL division of rheumatology. Moore will present “A Re-Evaluation of the Diagnosis and Classification of the Inflammatory Myopathies” focusing on understanding the current serologic evaluation of IIMs, appreciating the frequency and presentation of overlap syndromes and reviewing the changing classification of the IIMs.
Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825.

10.) Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 24 auditorium, Ambulatory Care Building
Free, public
Estate Sokhadze, PhD, associate professor, director, evoked potential lab at the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UofL, and Christopher Stewart, MD, associate professor, director, Addictions Fellowship Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UofL, and medical director, Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center, will present “Neurofeedback Training and qEEG Measures Application in Addiction Research.”
Additional Information: Christy Castle-Greenwell, 588-4424 or 813-6664.

11.) Cardiovascular Medicine
Noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 23 16th floor, Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center
Please join us as Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD, presents the 20th annual Leonard Leight Lecture. Loscalzo, chair, Department of Medicine; Hersey professor of the theory and practice of medicine, Harvard University; and physician-in-chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will present “Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Newer Concepts in Pathobiology and Treatment.” Please plan on arriving early as heavy attendance is expected.
Additional Information: Deanna Husted; Schedule.

HR Items of Interest
12.) Helping Mom & Dad Age-in-Place
2 p.m. Nov. 12 Room 103A, Human Resources
Free
Many Boomers are sandwiched between raising children and caring for aging family members. As we live and work longer, how can we avoid the costs of long-term care for parents by using home modifications and services to support aging-in-place? Our guest speaker will walk through a home to show several options that can be designed into a new home or adapted to an older home, from end to end, as well as talk about what happens as we age. The session will provide good information for planning for the future with aging parents. Registration.
Additional Information: Brett Steele.

Miscellaneous
13.) Faculty: Take part in a hands-on approach to course (re)design
Noon - 2 p.m. Nov. 12 Delphi Center, Ekstrom Library
This interactive session will provide you with the opportunity to think through the fundamentals of course design in a new way. Join Marie Kendall Brown and Patty Payette as they help you explore how to redesign or re-envision a course you are currently teaching, or tackle the design of a brand new course. A light lunch will be served. Note: space is limited to the first 10 registrants. Register here.

14.) Tickets available to see Cardinal Marching Band perform at Bengals game Sunday
4:05 p.m. – 8:05 p.m. Oct. 27 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
The Cardinal Marching Band was invited to perform at half-time for the Bengals vs. Jets football game this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The band will perform its “Boston” show featuring “Peace of Mind”, “More Than a Feeling” and “Smokin.” If you are interested in tickets, please call 866-621-8383. The CMB’s home side is on the West side of the stadium.
Additional Information: Amy Acklin, 852-8287; Mark Lynn, 852-1932.

Studies
15.) Coping and Well-Being in Cancer Caregivers Study
IRB#: 13.0135
College of Education and Human Development, Belknap Campus
Are you a current caregiver of an adult with cancer? If so, you are invited to participate in a study seeking to better understand coping and well-being in caregivers. As a participant, you will be asked to complete an online survey and provide saliva samples. We hope you will consider participating. Access survey.
Additional Information: Patrick Pössel or Amanda Mitchell

Talks
16.) Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar
Noon Oct. 24 Room 1302 Koenfel Conference Room, Research Tower, Health Sciences Center
Free
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents a research seminar, “Design of siRNA Nanoparticles for Enhanced Cellular Internalization and Treatment of HSV-2 Infection” by Jill M. Steinbach, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering.
Additional Information: Florence Su, 852-6255.

17.) Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
Noon Oct. 24 Room 038, Baxter Biomedical Research Building Phase II, Health Sciences Center
Free, public
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series presents, “Three-dimensional imaging of virus replication inside the cell,” by Jason Lanman, PhD, assistant professor, department of biological sciences, the Markey Center for Structural Biology, Purdue University.
Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208.

18.) It is a Jungle: Survival Skills of Periodontal Pathogens in the Oral Cavity
Noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 25 Room 125, Dental School
Free
Oral Biology 605: Oral Health Seminar. Hansel Fletcher, professor, microbiology and molecular genetics, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University.
Additional Information: Gerard Buono.

19.) Philosophy Department Brown Bag Lunch
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 Room 300, Humanities Building
Free, public
Professor Thomas Maloney, philosophy department, UofL, will present “Could Logic Have Been Taught in the Dominican Convent at Auxerre in the 1240s? A Medieval Disputation to Determine Who Wrote the Summa Lamberti.”
Additional Information: 852-6811.

20.) Chemistry workshops free and open to students and faculty
1 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Oct. 23; 4 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Oct. 24; and Noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 25, Room LL16, Chemistry Building
Free
Kenji Uneyama, winner of the prestigious ACS Award on Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry, will present a three-part short course on organofluorine chemistry and a 4 p.m. seminar Oct. 25 on “C-F Bond Activation: a Solution for Synthetic Organic Fluorine Chemistry.” The short course will provide an overview of the physico-chemical properties that make fluorine so unique, as well as synthetic methods and applications of organofluorine compounds. Part of the Brown and Williamson Distinguished Lecture Series.
Additional Information: Professor GB Hammond, 852-5998.

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