August 26, 2016 Announcements

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    Want to know what’s going on at UofL? Visit the UofLNews website for features, videos, photos, announcements, radio segments, and the UofL event calendar. Click here to submit an announcement.

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    Here’s what was featured on UofLNews on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016:

    • Rain garden created for beauty, brotherhood. Read more.
    • Dental, dental hygiene and nursing students mark their entry into the health professions. Read more.
    • UofL’s RSO Fair was held earlier this week. View photos here.

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    Did You Know?

    Yeonmi Park, a 22-year-old North Korean defector, will be the first of three lectures for the Fall Speaker Series at The John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at UofL’s College of Business. Her Sept. 15 talk is titled “In Order to Live: My Journey to Freedom.”

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    Campus-Submitted Announcement List

    Miscellaneous

    1.) One-on-one research consultations with University Libraries available

    2.) Schedule research instruction with a librarian

    3.) Webinar: Understanding Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

    4.) Post-bac pre-med program information session scheduled

    5.) Call for Gender Equity/Professional Development Award nominations, applications

    Lectures/Seminars/Symposiums

    6.) Bioengineering Dept. Distinguished Seminar Series will examine Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Training and Workshops

    7.) Information Security Office – Risk Assessment Training offered

    8.) Gear up for the GRE in free workshop

    Sustainability

    9.) Green Tip: Find carpools and more with Cardinal Directions

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    Campus-Submitted Announcements

    Miscellaneous

    1.) One-on-one research consultations with University Libraries available

    University Libraries offers one-on-one research consultations for students and faculty. Meet with a librarian to discuss useful databases, search strategies, and more. Schedule an appointment online with our new system.

    Additional Information: 852-0433

     

    2.) Schedule research instruction with a librarian

    Are you teaching a research assignment this semester? Do your students need help finding scholarly sources or using online databases? We will work with you to design a session tailored to your specific assignment. Schedule a session online

    Additional Information: Rob Detmering, 852-8738

     

    3.) Webinar: Understanding Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

    August 30, 2-3 p.m., Room 139, Shumaker Building, Belknap Campus, Belknap Campus

    This webinar will provide the research administrator with a practical overview of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). The presenter will provide guidance on reviewing FAR clauses and determination if the clauses are applicable to the request for proposal or contract. Situational examples will be reviewed when FAR clauses are present in RFPs and contracts, which are not applicable. Tools and tips for fundamental research exemptions and acceptable practices will be discussed.

    Additional Information: Carla Jones, 852-2454, website

     

    4.) Post-bac pre-med program information session scheduled

    August 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; August 29, 5:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library Room 117

    The post-bac pre-med program for career changers will hold information sessions for college graduates with minimal pre-med level course work who are interested in preparing for medical school.

    Additional Information: Tonia D. Thomas, 852-2879, website

     

    5.) Call for Gender Equity/Professional Development Award nominations, applications

    October 7 deadline

    Nominations and applications for The Mary K. Tachau Gender Equity Award and the M. Celeste Nichols Professional Development Award are being accepted through Oct. 7. The Equity Award goes to a member of the UofL community whose work has directly furthered women’s equality and gender equity. The Nichols Award goes to a UofL graduate or professional school student to support academic and professional enrichment beyond normal program expenses.

    Additional Information: Nominations and applications available online; nominations for the Tachau Gender Award to Debra Dougherty; inquiries to Michelle M. Kosiewicz; submit applications for the Nichols Award to Phyllis M. Webb, or drop off applications to the Women’s Center.

     

    Lectures/Seminars/Symposiums

    6.) Bioengineering Dept. Distinguished Seminar Series will examine Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

    Manuel F. Casanova, MD, the SMART State Endowed Chair in Translational Childhood Neurotherapeutics for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the Greenville Health System, will present on “Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Pathology to Treatment and Diagnosis.”

    Additional Information: Nancy Hansford

     

    Training and Workshops

    7.) Information Security Office – Risk Assessment Training offered

    September 1, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library Chao Auditorium; Free

    Does your department accept credit card payments or is your department considered to be within the University’s HIPAA covered hybrid entity? Did you know that both PCI and HIPAA regulations require compliance monitoring and the completion of a periodic risk assessment? This training session will help you to understand the risk assessment requirement, your responsibility, and how the ISO can assist you in the risk assessment process. Read more.

    Additional Information: Email

     

    8.) Gear up for the GRE in free workshop

    September 28, 4-8 p.m., Shumaker Building, 139

    The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and REACH are hosting a GRE test information workshop. UofL alumni and staff, post-baccalaureate students, current graduate and undergraduate students and community members are invited to attend. Please register, as space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

    Additional Information: Register online; email

     

    Sustainability

    9.) Green Tip: Find carpools and more with Cardinal Directions

    UofL has a brand new ride-sharing and trip-planning service: Cardinal Directions is a portal to efficient, affordable, greener transportation options. Enter your starting address and destination and Cardinal Directions will display on one map all of your options for getting there: driving, carpools, transit, bike and walking routes, as well as carshare locations and intercity connections. Register for a free account and you can post rides and communicate with other users to set up carpools.

    Additional Information: Cardinal Directions website

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    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.