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Caduceus Newsletter:Fall 2012.04, Week of September 10

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN38104

Home page:
http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/

Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!Are you ready to show your pirattitude?††

 

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For more information, please go to MarginaliaÖ.OR ELSE!

 

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Table of Contents:

 

1.Events coming up.††
2.The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 12th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 18, 2012.††
3.The question on the HLTHPROF listserv was ďAre there any agencies which sponsor medical service trips in the US?††

4.Marginalia:September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!Are you ready to show your pirattitude?††

 

1.Events coming up.††

 

         Thursday, October 4, 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. in AH 122.:Muscular Dystrophy Associationís Summer program for children, and a newly-created year-long program for adults, by Kelly Reed.Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

         Thursday, November 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Sabbatini Lounge:Annual Health Career Opportunities Fair, anchored by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.Representatives from a variety of regional clinical healthcare graduate programs and from US military scholarship programs will be available to answer questions;

         Thursday, November 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in rooms AH 103, AH 121, AH 122:Presentations regarding the Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ross University School of Medicine.

 

2.The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 12th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 18, 2012.††

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 12th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 18, 2012. This event is designed to inform undergraduate and graduate students about the variety of science career options available. This yearís program includes traditional careers in academia, as well as career opportunities in industry, public health, bioinformatics, and government agencies. Speakers will discuss the job description, advantages, disadvantages, salaries, and opportunities for advancement within each career track.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with time for Q&A and discussion with speakers and participants. 

 

Undergraduate students and faculty will also be provided with information on various UAMS Graduate School programs, as well as the opportunity to meet with representatives and graduate students from graduate programs (see M.S. and Ph.D. programs below).  Additionally, a short presentation will be given about summer undergraduate research opportunities at UAMS and the Graduate School. 

 

Undergraduate faculty and students are invited to attend this event. Please forward this email to any students that you think may be interested in attending. A limited number of complementary hotel rooms for out-of-town attendees will be available for October 17. The program and registration can be found at online.  The deadline for registration is October 1. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 501-526-7396 or by email at kmsterba@uams.edu

 

Sincerely,

 

Kristen Sterba, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Assistant Dean, Graduate Student Recruiting and Retention

Graduate School

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

4301 W. Markham Slot 601B

Little Rock, AR  72205

(501)526-7396 phone

kmsterba@uams.edu

Find the UAMS Graduate School on Facebook

www.uams.edu/gradschool

 

 

UAMS Graduate School programs (M.S. and Ph.D.)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Toxicology

Microbiology and Immunology

Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences

Pharmacology

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Nursing Science

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Genetic Counseling

Occupational and Environmental Health

Clinical Nutrition

Health Systems Research

Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Bioinformatics

 

 

3.The question on the HLTHPROF listserv was ďAre there any agencies which sponsor medical service trips in the US?††

Here is one advisorís reply:

Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) are concerned with improving health care in underserved communities and recruiting and retaining underrepresented students in the health care professions but are open to all students interested in serving these communities.

AHECs are located throughout the U.S.  You may want to explore the various programs that AHECs offer.  These AHECs are listed in the National Area Health Education Centers' Directory:

http://www.nationalahec.org/AHECDirectory.taf


 

4.Marginalia:September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!Are you ready to show your pirattitude?††

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The Official Talk Like A Pirate Day Newsletter Ol' Chumbucket, ed. ? Published More Frequently as the Holiday Approaches Sept. 5, 2012 ? Issue No. 104 (For those keeping score No. 103 had a blank header)

 

http://www.talklikeapirate.com

 

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A fortnight until International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

 

In this issue:

†† *** TLAPDay Events Around the World

†† *** Video Contest News

†† *** Booty

 

A quick note from me and Mad Sally on behalf of the whole clan, thanking you for all those good wishes and thoughts. Ol' Chumbucket

 

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*** TLAPDay Events Around the World

 

>From Texas to Toulouse, Montreal to Montevideo, Nashville to the Netherlands, the world is getting set to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

 

Here are just a few of the events scheduled all around the globe. For more, visit our Big Map o' Piratey Fun ? or as we likes to call it, the Calend-Aarrr! ? at http://talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html (don't forget to scroll down, it's not right on top.)

 

-- The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum in St. Helena, Calif., will host a holiday Pirate School for the wee nippers, beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 19. Pirates age 5 to 10 can enjoy fun, arts and crafts. Create your own sword and hat, learn songs and shanties, explore the museum for buried treasure. What better place to celebrate than a museum devoted to the author of "Treasure Island?" Just remember the words of Billy Bones and be on the watch for "a sea-farin' man with one leg."

 

-- R?ves Temporels will celebrate the holiday early, on Sept. 15, in Toulouse, France. "We make an big day with a Pirates's Parade in Toulouse and go to a stopover at the edge of the Garonne," they write. "We finish this day in the Pirates's tavern (at 8pm)." I don't know what a stopover is, but it sounds fun. The evening party will include "more animations, concert, and other surprises!" Learn more on the group's Facebook events page.

 

-- In Rome (yes, THAT Rome!) Chiesa Pastafarians will celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Pastafarianism Sept. 19 at Viale Appio Claudio 336, Rome. Check the Facebook event page.

 

-- Our pal Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers will raid Music City Roots, a live show broadcast from the Loveless Cafe, 8400 Highway 100, Nashville, beginning at 7 p.m. CST on Lightning 100 FM and simulcast on the Web. Cover price is $10, but you can watch online for free at http://musiccityroots.com/live-stream. The performance features a guest appearance by legendary Australian singer Dobe Newton, lead singer of the Bushwackers and a bit of a pirate himself. "Music City Roots, Live From The Loveless Cafe," is a weekly, two-hour radio show that revives the historic legacy of live musical radio production in Nashville.

 

-- And of course, the Tony Award-winning Broadway show "Peter and the Starcatchers" has a Sept. 19 event they're callin' Stache Day, after Black Stache, the mustachio'd rogue played by Matthew Saldivar. If ye be in New York City on Sept. 19, and have (or can fabricate) a mustache, head down to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre Box Office (256 West 47th Street) by 10AM - the first 100 'stached pirates in line will get a free ticket to that night's show. And better yet: the three best 'staches (as judged by our Close Personal Friend and Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Dave Barry, his "Peter and the Starcatcher" co-author Ridley Pearson and Black Stache hisself - will get a pair o' seats for the performance! More information is at: http://peterandthestarcatcher.com/landing-pages/stache-day/

 

And there's lots, lots more. Go to the Calend-aarrr! and find a party or event near you. If there isn't one, ORGANIZE one, then let us know so we can post it!

 

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*** Video Contest News

 

With the deadline for submissions drawing near hurry and submit yer entry in the "Make a Pirate Video for Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers' 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' Song with Lyrics by Ol' Chumbucket and Approved by Cap'n Slappy Video Contest." The winner of the contest (which calls on pirate-videographers to use Tom Mason's "Talk Like a Pirate Day" song as the soundtrack for a video posted on their youtube account (Go to http://talklikeapirate.com/contest.html for details) will be determined by a special panel of judges (well, mostly just us) but we'd love your feedback.

 

Check out these early entries:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-biqABKKfo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxt1KGqSSIE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlmFluAOboU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpeLQCtnRaw

 

The official deadline is Sept. 9, although there's always a chance we'll extend it.

 

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*** Booty

 

Don't forget to stop by our Cafe Press store for the official 10th Anniversary holiday T-shirt. It's not too late to order yours! Go to http://talklikeapirate.com/booty.html.

 

That's all for now, but you'll be hearing from all of us at Team Pirate again soon, because the holiday is almost here!

 

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Biology Department
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

E-mail: seisen@cbu.edu
http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html