Pacific Islander Dance Program, May 26
The second part of this year's NIH Asian and Pacific Islander
American Heritage Month Observance will be held in the Clinical
Center's Masur Auditorium on Friday, May 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The cultural program will feature Chinese, Indian, Korean and Japanese
dances and music. All are welcome.
Scheduled performers include the Washington Jin Ling Chinese Dance
Academy, Natyabhoomi School of Dance, Peace Mission Dance Group
and the Onoe Rya Dance Enterprises-Kikuyuki Dancers. NIH deputy
director Dr. Raynard Kington will present opening remarks. NIAAA
director Dr. Ting-Kai Li will give the keynote address and NIMH
deputy director Dr. Richard Nakamura will emcee the program.
Afterward, a reception will be held in the old Visitor Information
Center exhibit gallery; guests can meet performers and sample Asian
The event is sponsored by the NIH Asian and Pacific Islander American
Organization and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Management. Sign language interpretation will be provided. Those
needing reasonable accommodation to participate should contact
Carlton Coleman at (301) 496-2906. For more information contact
Prahlad Mathur at (301) 435-4618 or Cyrus Salazar at (301) 496-1416.
NLM Lectures Put 'Genomics in Perspective'
A few talks still remain in NLM's lecture series, "Genomics in
Perspective," which presents historical and social science views
on genomics. Each event features a lecture by a historian or social
scientist, a response by a physician, scientist or policy maker
and a discussion period. Admission is free and all are welcome.
All lectures start at 4 p.m. and are held in Lister Hill Auditorium,
June 6, "Genes and Disease: The Rise of Genomic Medicine in the
United States," by Prof. Susan Lindee, University of Pennsylvania,
with response by Dr. Alan Guttmacher, NHGRI deputy director.
June 13, "Depicting Pasts, Projecting Futures: Making Histories
of the New Biology," by Prof. Steven Hilgartner, Cornell University,
with response by Dr. Eric Green, NHGRI scientific director.
June 20, "The Molecular Reinscription of Race: New Technologies
Re-Generating a Dead-End Debate," by Prof. Troy Duster, New York
University, with response by Dr. Vivian Ota-Wang, program director,
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research Program, NHGRI.
Career Conference for Postdocs, May
NIH is among a number of science agencies sponsoring a 1-day conference
on Tuesday, May 23, to connect federal lab postdocs with regional
businesses. The program is designed to help postdocs find career
growth opportunities in the area. It will be held at the University
of Maryland Shady Grove campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more
information contact Terry Lynch at NIST, (301) 975-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk Up One, Down Two, To Save Energy
With energy costs on the rise, even small steps taken by employees
can, when added together, have a positive effect. One way to both
conserve power and get some exercise is to use the stairs instead
of the elevator for short trips.
While it is hard to quantify how much energy is used by an elevator-much
depends on how many floors are in the building, the allowed weight
in the elevator and the type of elevator-it is much easier to determine
out how much energy you use when you take the stairs. Walking up
and down stairs for 5 minutes burns about 50 calories.
NIH's Division of Environmental Protection recommends that, when
visiting a building with an elevator, employees make it a regular
practice to take the stairs. Use the following rule of thumb: walk
up at least one flight of stairs and down two flights of stairs.
Not only will you conserve energy, you will also give yourself
a big exercise boost.
Seminar on 'Emotional Intelligence'
The Work and Family Life Center will hold a seminar titled, "Emotional
Intelligence," on Thursday, June 1 from noon to 2 p.m. in Bldg.
31, Rm. 6C10. What is emotional intelligence (EI)? It captures
what "smarts" doesn't, e.g., initiative, adaptability, collaboration
and performance improvement drive. Learn how EI can be critical
to your career development and professional success and then begin
to identify ways to enhance your personal EI.
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