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Call for Papers: Harper Academic Research Competition

The Institute for Humane Studies invites essays that explore the topic listed below from any disciplinary perspective. The suggested length for papers is 3,500 words. Entrants may wish to address institutions, technology, information, social and political organization, human nature, psychology, history, philosophy, culture, or arts and literature in their work.

2008 Topic: What factors lead to prosperity, progress, and human flourishing?

Graduate students may submit published or unpublished work on the topic.Finalists may present their research at the 2008 Social Change Workshop.

Details, PDF flyers, and the online submission forms are available at http://www.theihs.org/grants_and_contest/id.1416/default.asp

Deadline: January 31, 2008

Public Service Opportunity: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic

Interested in helping indigent clients, including immigrants and refugees, prepare their taxes in pring 2008 while earning public service credit? If so, please read the following:

Lunch 'n Learn on Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at 12:10 p.m. in Room 177. Carrie VanWinkle, associate director of Americana Community Center, will provide detailed information about the clinic and what is expected of student volunteers.

If you cannot attend the Lunch 'n Learn, e-mail Mary Jo Gleason at maryjo.gleason@louisville.edu or Sarah Aronhime at sparon001@louisville.edu for more information.

Requirements to Participate in the Clinic:

  1. Sign up for the clinic anytime after the Lunch 'n Learn by sending an e-mail to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu . E-mails sent to Ms. Scinta prior to the Lunch 'n Learn will not be considered. (You do not have to attend the Lunch 'n' Learn in order to participate in the clinic.)
  2. Attend the mandatory training session on January 12, 2008. The training session will last approximately 8 hours and be held at the Americana Community Center.
  3. Commit to volunteering at least 30 hours in the clinic.
  4. Indicate on your reservation form fluency in any language besides English.

NOTE: Space is limited, and graduating students who need public service credit will be given priority. If you meet the criteria for priority treatment, you must indicate that in your e-mail to Ms. Scinta. Students who are not selected will be placed on a waiting list.

Louisville Law Mugs

Starting Thursday November 1, all beverages must be in a Louisville Law mug to be allowed in the Law Library. The mugs are available for $5.00 in the Copy Center on the 2d floor (Room 272).

Notices about the Spring 2008 Externships

Notices about the Spring 2008 Externships:


(1)An informational meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, November 6th at
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. in Room 071.

(2)The application for certification as a student representative by the Supreme Court of
Kentucky must be submitted to Rita Siegwald on or before November 19,
2007.

(3)The Domestic Violence Externship will not be offered.

 

(4) The Legal Aid externship has been added to the latest version of the Spring 2008 schedule.

U.S. E.P.A. Conference on Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio Valley

On October 3rd, I attended the U.S. E.P.A. Conference on Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio Valley.  The conference was held at the Brown Hotel from October 1-3 and featured various speakers, many from Louisville, who discussed the benefits and challenges of using sustainable redevelopment to promote public health, environmental protection, and successful communities. 

The part of the conference I attended addressed the barriers to promoting sustainable development in communities.  Professor Tony Arnold identified several barriers to sustainable redevelopment in his presentation, including politics, psychology, and injustice, and addressed strategies to overcome these.  Additionally, Professor Peter Meyer of the University of Louisville discussed economic barriers to implementing sustainable development practices.  He noted several indirect economic benefits of sustainable development practices such as better public health from an improvement in air quality and decreased energy costs associated with energy efficiency.  He also noted that governments spend money on infrastructure to build sprawling communities, while this expense is not necessary when redeveloping areas that already contain infrastructure.  Overall, the conference provided knowledge and tools that people and communities can employ to encourage sustainable development and protect the environment and the health of communities.

Spring 2008 Registration Deadlines

The Spring 2008 registration packets will be available from the Student Records office on Wednesday, October 31. Please read them carefully for information about registering for your Spring 2008 courses. Failure to follow the instructions may result in delays in your registration and loss of priority registration. In particular, please be aware of the following dates:

Wednesday, November 7: Employment certification and any applicable Pre-registration forms are due to the Student Records office

Thursday, November 8: Priority registration for full-time 3L students and all part-time students.

Friday, November 9: Priority registration for full-time 2L students.

Monday, November 12: Registration for 1L students

November 13-18: University registration system is closed.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Researching Issues of Labor and Employment

The UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment invites application for its 2008-09 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  Designed to support a new generation of young scholars (defined as those who received their JD or PhD between 1-1-04 and 6-30-08) to pursue research on labor and employment in an interdisciplinary setting. 

 

Application deadline is January 11, 2008.  More information and the application forms are available at www.irle.ucla.edu.  Two people will be selected.

 

The annual stipend is $52,000 + $3000 for research expenses.  Other expectations: teaching a one-quarter undergraduate course plus participating in the IRLE colloquia and other public programs during the  fellowship year.

KUDOS

Professor Jim Jones been elected to the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Kentucky (Mental Health America of Kentucky).

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  • The University of Louisville School of Law Gadget, with tabs for latest, alumni, student, faculty, staff, and library news; and
  • The Cardinal Lawyer Gadget, featuring content from Dean Jim Chen's personal blog about all things Louisville Law.

What is iGoogle, you ask? iGoogle is a customizable home page that includes the capability to add web feeds and Google Gadgets and also features visual themes and an unlimited number of tabs. Google Gadgets are Web objects you can use to populate your iGoogle home page. Common Google Gadgets include news, weather, sports, calendars, to-do lists, etc.

Download a Louisville Law Google Gadget now, and get Googling.

2008 American College of Legal Medicine Writing Competitions

The American College of Legal Medicine is sponsoring two legal medicine writing competitions open to law students. The deadline for submission to all competitions is January 15, 2008.

1. The Letourneau Award ‑ for law students

2. The Hoffman Bioethics Award ‑for students currently enrolled in
an accredited law, medical, podiatric, nursing, dental, health science
or health care administration program in the United States or Canada

Complete competition details are available on the ACLM website at
http://www.aclm.org/resources/swc/default.aspx