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Sept. 13, 2013 Announcements

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Faculty/staff announcements submitted for posting Sept. 12. They are in the Sept. 13 UofL Today email.

Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Viewing the South from a 21st Century Perspective
2.) MPH Information Sessions

Health and Wellness
3.) Free flu shots for students, faculty and staff

HR Items of Interest
4.) How to Coexist with Your Toddler

Miscellaneous
5.) Microbiology & Immunology doctoral defense
6.) The Society of Toxicology Ohio Valley Regional Chapter Annual Meeting
7.) Bass-Rudd Tennis Center to serve as a host site for USTA Apprentice Program
8.) School of Medicine Basic, Bridge & Collaborative Grant Programs
9.) Green Tip: Make Plans for UofL Sustainability Week
10.) Retirement Workshop

Studies
11.) Healthy blood donors needed for study #191.96

Talks
12.) UK neurosurgery chair to give ‘State of the Art Treatment of Spinal Metastases’
13.) Chemistry Department Fall 2013 Seminar Series
14.) Choctaw Academy: An Indian Boarding School in Antebellum Kentucky

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Campus-Submitted Announcements

Events
1.) Viewing the South from a 21st Century Perspective
Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m. Reception and Keynote Speech; Sept. 20, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Day of Lectures; Sept. 21, 11 a.m. Driving Tour of Bourbon County (participants provide their own transportation and lunch), Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St.
Free for UofL faculty, staff and students; Optional $10 box lunch on Friday
The South remains home to one of the most fascinating and challenging of American cultures, which is discussed extensively in the 24 volumes of “The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.” “Viewing the South” invites the audience to engage with the substance of Southern culture, provoking new thoughts on the past within the context of the 21st century present. Reservations are requested. The Filson is part of UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.
Additional Information: Register online or by phone at 635-5083

2.) MPH Information Sessions
Free
Are you interested in learning more about the Master of Public Health program? Applications for fall 2014 are being accepted. Information sessions will be Wednesday, Oct. 2, 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. at Ekstrom Library in Room W210 and Thursday, Oct. 10, at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (485 E. Gray St.) in Room 103. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Friday, Sept. 27.
Additional Information: Tammi Alvey Thomas

Health and Wellness
3.) Free flu shots for students, faculty and staff
Students, faculty and staff can get free flu shots through Campus Health Services ($5 for retirees). Shot clinics start Sept. 16 at the Health Sciences Campus. A full schedule and a consent form are online. Download, print and complete the consent form. Then, bring it and your valid UofL ID to get your shot.

HR Items of Interest
4.) How to Coexist with Your Toddler
3:30 p.m. Oct. 1 Room 103A, Human Resources 1980 Arthur St.
Free
Are you a parent who is frustrated with trying to figure out your toddler? Are time outs proving to be unsuccessful? If so, HR has the class for you. “How to Coexist with Your Toddler” is a lighthearted and interactive workshop that will explore the inner workings of toddler’s minds. We also will explore the challenges parents face when they experience their child’s emerging sense of autonomy. Parenting concerns, including feeding, sleeping, toilet training and discipline, will be discussed.
Additional Information: Registration. Questions.

Miscellaneous
5.) Microbiology & Immunology doctoral defense
Noon Sept. 13 Homberger Library, Room 614, Building A, Health Sciences Center
Free, public
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series presents a PhD dissertation, “AMP-activated protein kinase regulation of myeloid antigen presenting cell activity,” by Kelly Carroll, PhD candidate in the lab of Jill Suttles, PhD.
Additional Information: Carolyn Burton, 852-6208

6.) The Society of Toxicology Ohio Valley Regional Chapter Annual Meeting
Sept. 23, Clinical and Translational Research Building, Health Sciences Center
UofL will host the Society of Toxicology Ohio Valley Regional Chapter annual meeting. B. Alex Merrick, group leader of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Molecular Toxicology and Informatics Group, will present the keynote address, “High Throughput Screening for Chemical Toxicity Assessment.” Registration Information.
Additional Information: Society of Toxicology Ohio Valley Regional Chapter

7.) Bass-Rudd Tennis Center to serve as a host site for USTA Apprentice Program
Starting 11 a.m. - Noon Sept. 17 Bass-Rudd Tennis Center
$44 (cash or check) and also includes a one year USTA membership
UofL’s Bass-Rudd Tennis Center will serve as a host site for the United States Tennis Association’s Southern Kentucky Tennis Apprentice program. The eight-week program begins Sept. 17 and will take place Tuesdays 11 a.m. - noon and Thursday 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. It is open to adults ages 18 and over. Participants will work with Meg Peavy, who will teach the basics of tennis.
Additional Information: USTAKY (opens as PDF) or call 852-1682

8.) School of Medicine Basic, Bridge & Collaborative Grant Programs
The SOM Research Committee administers the Basic, Bridge and Collaborative Matching Grant programs to provide faculty support. These awards have been increased up to $25K for Basic, $40K for Bridge and $50K for Collaborative with $25K in matched funds. The next cycle’s submission deadline is Oct. 1.
Additional Information: School of Medicine Grant Programs or 852-7794.

9.) Green Tip: Make Plans for UofL Sustainability Week
Oct. 21 - 29
Sustainability Week is the perfect opportunity to get engaged in social and planetary justice. Any related events (lectures, films, tours, service projects, etc.) can be added to the calendar and all are welcome to host a booth at Campus Sustainability Day on the Quad Oct. 23. Faculty are encouraged to integrate environmental, social and economic stewardship themes into courses, service learning and research. Send students to sustainability events, or use our discussion guides and online resources.
Additional Information: Get on the calendar or reserve a Campus Sustainability Day booth. Sustainability Events. Sustainability Discussion Guides. Sustainability Learning Resources.

10.) Retirement Workshop
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Oct. 18 Room 336, College of Business, Belknap Campus
Free
Thinking about retiring soon? If so, register now to attend a two-hour retirement workshop sponsored by the School of Accountancy and presented by faculty member Sheila Johnston CPA, CFP. This workshop will cover retirement issues, tax and tax planning issues, required minimum distributions (RMDs), withdrawal rates in retirement, income planning, spending plan, social security, and other issues in transitioning to retirement.
Additional Information: Sheila Johnston, 852-4820

Studies
11.) Healthy blood donors needed for study #191.96
Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Nephrology research lab of Kenneth McLeish, MD, Room 117 Baxter I Building, Health Sciences Center
Donors are needed for research studies of the function of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell responsible for destroying bacteria) and how diseases affect this function. Donors must be healthy, at least 18 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be medication free. Amount of blood drawn will vary from 50mls to 450mls and $30 per 100 ml (or part thereof) up to a maximum of $120 will be paid. Blood donation takes about 20 minutes.
Additional Information: Terri Manning, 852-1157, to enroll or to get more information.

Talks
12.) UK neurosurgery chair to give ‘State of the Art Treatment of Spinal Metastases’
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Oct. 3 School of Nursing Auditorium, Room 4003
Free
The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to have Phillip Tibbs, MD, present “State of the Art Treatment of Spinal Metastases.” Tibbs is the chair and an endowed professor of Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation Medicine in the University of Kentucky’s neurosurgery department. Continuing education credit is available, and continental breakfast will be served.
Additional Information: Paul Fultz, Neurosurgery

13.) Chemistry Department Fall 2013 Seminar Series
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 13 Sept. 13 Room LL16, Chemistry Building, Belknap Campus
Free
The Chemistry Department is pleased to present Hemali Rathnayake, Western Kentucky University, Chemistry Department. Her presentation will be “Innovative Energy Harvesting Nanostructures for Organic-based Solar Cells.”
Additional Information: Syble Bullock, 852-8146

14.) Choctaw Academy: An Indian Boarding School in Antebellum Kentucky
Sept. 16 The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St.
Free for UofL faculty, staff and students
Choctaw Academy, located in Great Crossings, Ky., was the first national Indian boarding school in the United States. Indiana University associate professor Christina Snyder shows how the territorial growth of the country forged a multicultural society and created anxieties over race and citizenship. Reservations are requested. The Filson is part of UofL’s Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships.
Additional Information: Register online or by phone at 635-5083

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