February - Week 3

Hello Everyone-
Below you'll find information about activities this week at FCTL and beyond. Summer conference proposals are due by Friday at 5, so remember to submit yours to the track of your choice. The RFP is available at this URL: http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Events/SummerConference/ .
Have a great week!
Melody

HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18TH
(All events will be held in CL1 207 unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate in a workshop via webconferencing, please email fctl@ucf.edu to make arrangements.)

Monday, February 18th
Workshop: Flipping the Classroom 101 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20th
Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (co-sponsored by the Center for Success of Women Faculty and FCTL)
Enhancing Student Comprehension 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 21st
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CL1-205
Workshop: Tips for Using Turnitin.com 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 22nd
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CL1-205

BLACK FACULTY AND STAFF ASSOCIATION 2ND ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
The Black Faculty and Staff Association invites you to its 2nd Annual Research Symposium on Tuesday February 26, 2013 from 12:00pm-2:00pm . The event will be held in the UCF Academy for Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Room 117. Proposal entries are now being accepted and should be submitted to Dr. Martha Lue Stewart atMartha.Stewart@ucf.edu no later than Friday February 22, 2013. For questions about this please contact Germayne Graham germayne.graham@ucf.edugermayne.graham@ucf.edu or Martha Stewart Martha.Stewart@ucf.edu . Please consider being a part of this effort.

CENTER FOR SUCCESS OF WOMEN FACULTY FEBRUARY 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS http://womenfaculty.afia.ucf.edu/

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013, Noon – 1:00 pm, FCTL CL1207 – Conference Room – Spring Book Club in collaboration with FCTL. Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, ISBN: 978-1-4000-5218-9 (Part Two--Chapters 12-22)
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:30 – 4:00PM, Successful Women Seminar Series – Dr. Cristina Fernandez-Valle Student Union, Sand Key Room 220. Dr. Fernandez-Valle will discuss her research and career as a faculty member in UCF Biomedical Sciences. Searching for Drugs to Treat Neurofibromatosis Type 2 Description: Neurofibromatosis Type 2, or simply NF2, is a disorder that causes tumors to repeatedly form on nerves in the body and brain. NF2 is caused by mutations in the NF2 gene that encodes a tumor suppressor protein called merlin. NF2 mutations can be inherited from parents but often occur in children with no family history of NF2. The tumors, called schwannomas derive from Schwann cells, the cells that make the insulating myelin sheath in nerves. My research for years has focused on understanding how NF2 mutations cause Schwann cells to develop into tumors. More recently, I have turned my attention to looking for drugs and drug targets that can be developed into a therapy for NF2. In the seminar, I will discuss the disease and my strategy for identifying potential drugs for treating those with NF2. I will also discuss strategies for attracting funding and staying funded in these competitive times.
  • FACULTY WRITING CLUB 2013 Join a faculty writing club to start your spring semester off with a focus on productivity and camaraderie. Having trouble getting into a good writing rhythm? Need to get away from your office to get a change of perspective and a little privacy? Forget the coffee shop--join your colleagues on Thursday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in FCTL for a loosely structured writing session. We'll take five or six minutes each week to go around the room and state a goal for the time block and then spend the rest of the time working on our individual projects. Bring your own laptop or use an FCTL computer. And of course there will be coffee. Everyone is welcome!

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