January 21, 2011 View Archives
Did you know a plastic bag is used for an average of 12 minutes but takes hundereds of years to decompose in landfill?
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2010 W2 Forms
The University of Kentucky will print and mail 2010 W2 forms Monday, January 24, 2011 through Friday, January 28, 2011. Current University of Kentucky employees will need to log on to Employee Self Service and verify their address, W-4 and K-4 form data for accuracy. All employers in the United States are required to mail W2 forms by January 31, 2011 therefore it may take up to two weeks or longer to receive your tax form(s). The Payroll Department will begin reprinting duplicate W2s on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.Back to Top
Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series
The Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series for the spring of 2011 will take place on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 411 CTW
On January 26, 2011 John Dube, Ph.D. and Research Instructor of Medicine Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh, will speak on Lipid-induced insulin resistance.Back to Top
Dance Blue 2011
The CHS Ambassadors would like to extend an invitation for you to volunteer at this year's DanceBlue marathon. We are proud to host one of the largest student-run philanthropy events held at UK and in the state of Kentucky, and seek to make this year's event an even bigger success as we enter the sixth year of the marathon. DanceBlue is Feb. 18 and 19, 2011, and runs from 8 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday.
Help us by volunteering at the marathon. Whether it is through aiding with hydration stations, food areas or security, each and every volunteer is greatly appreciated and vital to making DanceBlue a success. This is such a special event for many students, and we are excited for your participation to help make an even bigger difference in this year's event.Back to Top
STEM Education Conference
Friday April 29, 2011
University of Kentucky Student Center
The Second Annual STEM Education Conference at the University of Kentucky will focus on STEM research, teaching and learning, and engagement with goals of generating new partnerships and collaboration across the STEM disciplines. Faculty, K-12 educators, and STEM undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present STEM Education related research or experiences. Presenters may choose among three formats: paper presentation, "round table" discussion, and poster presentation.
Keynote Speaker: President Lee T. Todd, Jr., University of Kentucky "Supporting STEM Initiatives in Kentucky and Nationwide"
President Todd will discuss how we are attempting to leverage STEM initiatives to positively impact the STEM pipeline in Kentucky and across the nation. The President will speak about various means of supporting the "Educate to Innovate" initiative as well as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities' Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative.
Submission Deadline: 6:00 PM EST on Friday, March 11, 2011 Early Registration Deadline: April 11, 2011
For more information please feel free to visit the conference website at:
New Clinical & Reproductive Sciences Research
The following two articles are new publications from the Reproductive Sciences Graduate Program
Endothelins in regulating ovarian and oviductal function.
Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2011 Jan 1;3:145-55.
Bridges PJ, Cho J, Ko C.
Reproductive Sciences Graduate Program, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40536.
Abstract In the last 30 years, remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of the biological role of endothelins in the regulation of reproductive function and fertility. A peptide hormone identified for its ability to regulate blood pressure has now been shown as a potent mediator of several reproductive pathways. Ligand- and receptor-specific roles have been identified and/or postulated during follicular development and ovulation as well as in the function and regression of the corpus luteum. In this review we have attempted to organize endothelin-mediated ovarian processes in a process-specific manner, rather than compile a review of ligand- or isoform-specific actions. Further, we have included a discussion on "post-ovarian" or oviductal function, as well as the future directions that we believe will increase our understanding of endothelin biology as a whole.
The role of decay accelerating factor in the immunopathogenesis of cytomegalovirus infection.
Clin Exp Immunol. 2011 Feb;163(2):199-206. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2010.04284.x. Epub 2010 Dec 16.
Bani-Ahmad M, El-Amouri IS, Ko CM, Lin F, Tang-Feldman Y, Oakley OR.
Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious and Immunologic Diseases, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA.Back to Top
Chat with EVPHA Michael Karpf
All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend a chat with EVPHA Dr. Michael Karpf. The event will be held in the Student Center, Room 230 on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch
Reserve your webinar seat now at:
Spring Kick-Off Evaluation
Below is a link to a short evaluation of the spring 2011 CHS Kick-Off. Please take a few moments to click the link below and complete the evaluation. The information you provide will be used in planning next year's spring kick-off.
The survey will be open through next Wednesday, January 26th. If you have difficulties opening or completing the survey, please contact Rena Murphy.Back to Top
UK Public Relations Needs Experts
If you are willing to serve as an media expert for UK public relations, please e-mail Allison with your name, contact information (cell, e-mail, office and home phone, etc.), and areas of expertise. By agreeing to become an expert, you are releasing your information and are agreeing to make yourself available to media (within reason). You can always be removed from the list at a later date.
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Faculty Performance Review Reports (FPRR)
Last fall, CHS served as a pilot college for the new Digital Measures faculty productivity software. The new system was used to generate the faculty performance review reports (FPRR). We would like to ask for feedback from all CHS faculty about the faculty performance review report and suggestions for improvement.
We are hosting two open forum discussions to gather your feedback and suggestions:
Tuesday, January 25th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Dean's Conference Room
Friday, January 28th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Dean's Conference Room
Please RSVP to Rena at Rena Murphy and include the forum you would like to attend. If you are unable to attend either open forum, you are welcome to send your comments to Rena via email. All information will be compiled and used to create/update training documents and reports for the Digital Measures system. We value your input and suggestions and look forward to hearing from you.
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Calendar of Events
Note: More dates can be found on the CHS Sharepoint CalendarBack to Top