January 28, 2011 View Archives
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New College Grants Officer
Please extend a warm welcome to our new College Grants Officer, Nan Rice, who begins on February 2.
Nan comes to the College of Health Sciences from the Department of Pediatrics with UK Healthcare. She has extensive experience with grant pre-award procedures and providing support to research investigators. Prior to working in Pediatrics she also assisted the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department with research and grant related functions. Nan will be located in the Office of Research, CTW 105.Back to Top
Wyant Produces College’s First iTunesU Content
Andrew Wyant, MD, has started producing the college’s first content for iTunesU. Currently, two 30-minute lectures accompanying his Principles of Human Physiology course are available, with several more in production.Expand This Story Back to Top
Change in February College Meeting
Rather than the standing College Meeting on February 18th, faculty and staff will meet in two separate locations to discuss issues important to each group.
The Dean and Associate Deans will not be in attendance at either meeting.Expand This Story Back to Top
Committee Service Opportunities
As you each think about your next year’s DOE, please keep in mind that several positions will need to be filled on a variety of committees. Some committee members are elected and some are appointed. If you are interested in serving on any of the committees below, please contact Anne Olson so that your name can be placed on the ballot for elections to be held in March.Expand This Story Back to Top
Faculty Survey Regarding Bio-Statistical Assistance
If you have utilized Catherine Starnes for bio-statistical help, please remember to provide feedback to the Office of Research regarding your experience. Catherine has been providing part-time assistance for College of Health Sciences students and faculty since early September 2010, with the help of Dr. Heather Bush. Comments on how she has helped you and/or your students are greatly appreciated and may be sent to Cynthia Byars.Back to Top
45th Anniversary Stickers
Don’t forget to use your 45th Anniversary stickers – AA’s in every division should have rolls available for official CHS or division communications.Back to Top
On-line Pay Statements
As part of the effort to “Go Green”, the University is adopting online pay statements for all employees – and therefore eliminating paper statements. This is better for the environment and it reduces costs.Back to Top
Voluntary Retirement for Eligible Faculty
UK announced a set of voluntary retirement program for eligible faculty yesterday. To read the entire announcement, visit UK Now. For a list of frequently asked questions regarding the program, click here (pdf).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.Expand This Story 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. – 5 p.m., CTW 411.
On February 2, 2011 the speaker will be Cetewayo Rashid, University of Kentucky GCNS Research Assistant.Back to Top
Learn More About Studying & Teaching Abroad
The Office of International Affairs is hosting a Spring Fair on Wednesday, February 2, 11 a.m – 3 p.m. in the small ballroom of the UK Student Center.
This event is designed to encourage students to explore opportunities for studying abroad this summer. It’s also a perfect chance to learn about faculty-led programs, get expert advice on dozens of other summer offerings, learn about an array of international internship opportunities, and chat with students who have been abroad.Expand This Story Back to Top
“How to Build a Dinosaur” Presentation
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 • 7:30 p.m. • Singletary Center
Can dinosaurs be brought back to life? Paleontology, the study of ancient life, may have the answer, and no one has probably done more to further this kind of understanding in the field than Jack Horner, a world-renowned paleontologist who studies dinosaurs. Jack is coming to Lexington in February at the invitation of the Kentucky Section, American Institute of Professional Geologists, to tell us about the dinosaurs that still live with us — the birds — and how we might use them to create modern dinosaurs.Back to Top
University Leadership Summit
The Office of Student Involvement is beginning to plan the 7th annual University Leadership Summit. As many of you know, Summit is a program that brings together undergraduate student leaders from across campus who work to create positive change for the University. Please see a more detailed description via the link below if you are unfamiliar with the Summit program.Expand This Story Back to Top
STEM Education Conference
Friday, April 29, 2011 – 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.Expand This Story Back to Top
Health Systems Transformation Conference
The Northeast Area Health Education Center is collaborating with Morehead State University’s College of Business for a conference addressing Health Systems Transformation.Back to Top
Distinguished Visitor Seminar Series
Calendar of Events
Note: More dates can be found on the CHS Sharepoint CalendarBack to Top