July 5, 2011
CVM NewsCalendar is a biweekly newsletter for faculty, staff, and students of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Please submit news and calendar items to Sue Kirchoff, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon the Friday before publication.
In this issue
- College news
- VMC reaches thousands at Pet-a-Palooza
- Business mileage rates to increase
- Foundation for Biomedical Research wins award for SurvivorTales: Dakota's Brain
- CVM Web traffic report, June 2011
- Faculty and staff news
- André Nault completes guest editorship with JVME
- Kristy Lashbaugh completes President's Emerging Leaders program
- Clinical Investigation Center
- Needs a home
- Foster home sought for Orion, a blood donor cat
VMC reaches thousands at Pet-a-Palooza
The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) reached thousands of animal owners at Minnesota's first "Pet-a-Palooza" event at the State Fairgrounds on June 25. In addition to the VMC, the event featured live music, pet demonstrations, exhibitor booths, and local adoption/rescue groups. The VMC's "Ask the Vet" sessions were hosted by a variety of specialists, who provided consultations, body condition scoring, and a first-aid station. The VMC also introduced a new line of VMC-related clothing and gifts in anticipation of an upcoming online store.
Business mileage rates to increase
The IRS announced changes in the standard business mileage rates for the remaining 2011 calendar year. On July 1, the standard business mileage reimbursement rate for personal vehicle use on approved University business increased from 51 to 55.5 cents per mile. The standard mileage rate for moving expenses increased from 19 to 23.5 cents per mile. Business mileage incurred from January 1 to June 30 but reimbursed after July 1 should be reimbursed using the rates for that time period (51 cents per mile). The Employee Expense Worksheet (UM 1612) accommodates the rate changes. For more information, see Traveling on University Business Rates.
Foundation for Biomedical Research wins award for SurvivorTales: Dakota's Brain
The Foundation for Biomedical Research announced that it won a Telly Award for SurvivorTales: Dakota's Brain, which was filmed at the University of Minnesota. The TV episode showcased the revolutionary brain cancer vaccine and treatment that is saving the lives of dogs with brain cancer and could help people with the same disease. It included interviews with Drs. Elizabeth Pluhar and John Ohlfest.
Telly Awards honor outstanding film and video productions and local, regional, Web, and cable TV commercials and programs. The Foundation for Biomedical Research is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to educating the public about the role of biomedical research in the quest for medical advancements, treatments, and cures for people and animals. For more information, visit www.fbresearch.org.
CVM Web traffic report, June 2011
Top 10 CVM Web pages
By number of visits, June 2011
(Data from Google Analytics)
College of Veterinary Medicine: 32,735 visits
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: 13,143 visits
Veterinary Anatomy: 7,875 visits
Veterinary Medical Center: 5,797 visits
The Raptor Center: 5,363 visits
Education and Student Services: 4,541 visits
Equine Center: 3,860 visits
Minnesota Urolith Center: 2,970 visits
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department: 1,825 visits
Veterinary Continuing Education: 1,716 visits
By the numbers
Visits to the CVM home page came from 8,827 people in 98 countries and territories; 20 percent were new visits. Visitors spent an average of 1:17 minutes on the site.
June visits to the Veterinary Anatomy Web site jumped from 2,863 in May to 7,875 in June and came from 117 countries and territories. 56 percent were new visits.
Faculty and staff news (top)
André Nault completes guest editorship with JVME
André Nault, veterinary medical librarian, recently completed a guest editorship with the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (JVME), overseeing the publication of two issues devoted to "veterinary information." The first issue has been published, and the second issue is due out shortly. André had the lead role in choosing paper topics and authors, which proved to be a unique opportunity for veterinary libraries to market themselves and their activities to veterinary college administrators and faculty. He received support from Laurel Schedin, information technology professional, and Alicia Johnson, the CVM's former director of continuing education, who reviewed articles in this series. André has a continuing relationship with JVME as a member of its editorial board.
Linda Watson, director, Health Science Libraries, also announced that André had recently been promoted to associate librarian with continuous appointment.
"We look forward to his continued service to the CVM and University Libraries in the years to come," she says.
Kristy Lashbaugh successfully completes President's Emerging Leaders program
Kristy Lashbaugh, education coordinator in the Veterinary and Clinical Sciences Department, has successfully completed the University's President's Emerging Leaders (PEL) program. The PEL program provides a leadership development opportunity for high potential professional and administrative, civil service, and bargaining unit staff. The year-long program features educational and experiential components, fosters a broad perspective of the University as an enterprise, and promotes skill development to enhance leadership effectiveness. Kristy’s group project was “Sophomore Year Experience & Retention Initiative.”
For a summary of Kristy's project, visit www1.umn.edu/ohr/pel/projects/sophyear/index.html. To learn more about the PEL program, go to www1.umn.edu/ohr/pel/index.html.
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds
Thursday, July 14
Comparative Oncology Seminar
Jong-Hyuk Kim, D.V.M., Ph.D., a new post-doc, will present a summary of his Ph.D. work.
280 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Pizza will be provided.
Friday, July 15
VMC Potluck Picnic
Yard games, a dunk tank, and a demonstration by the Roseville Police Department's canine unit will be part of the festivities.
Saturday, July 16
American Veterinary Medical Association Convention: July 16-19
St. Louis, Missouri
For details and to register, go to https://www.avmaconvention.org.
Wednesday, July 27
Havemeyer Foundation Genome Workshop: July 27-29
Oak Ridge Conference Center
For details, visit www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/Havemeyer/home.html.
Friday, July 29
Hill's Pet Food Distribution
7:00-9:45 a.m. and noon-2:45 p.m.
Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
Sunday, July 31
Twin City Polo Classic
Gates open at 11 a.m.; match begins at 2 p.m.
Twin City Polo Club, Maple Plain, Minnesota
This year's event will benefit the Equine Center.
For more information, visit www.thepoloclassic.com/
Thursday, August 4
Nestlé Purina Memories Garden Ceremony and Brick Dedication
Reception: 6:30 p.m. Program: 7 p.m.
Nestlé Purina Memories Garden, 1988 Fitch Avenue
Friday, August 5
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation Golf Classic
11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Owatonna Country Club
For details, visit www.mvma.org/pdf/2011Golf%20Registration.pdf
You can help important research efforts. For information about clinical studies currently enrolling in the Veterinary Medical Center, visit the Clinical Investigation Center Web site at www.cvm.umn.edu/cic/current.
Needs a home (top)
Foster home sought for Orion, a blood donor cat
The companion animal blood donor program is looking for a foster home for Orion, one of its blood donors. A 5-year-old neutered male domestic shorthair brown tabby, Orion was recently obtained from Crossroads Animal Shelter. A very sweet large cat, he has been housed with other cats, but not tested with dogs yet. Contact Beth Olmstead at email@example.com.
AVMA News Bytes and other news
Center for Teaching and Learning workshops
Back issues of CVM NewsCalendar are at www.cvm.umn.edu/cvmnewscalendar/home.html.
Visit the College's Facebook page.
Hill's College Feeding Program
Order online through the Hill's online ordering system at www.hills-holos.com. For more information about the Hill's College Feeding Program, contact Dan Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about student and off-campus housing, including a housing and roommate search service, go to www.housing.umn.edu/.
For information about positions available at the College, visit www.cvm.umn.edu/employment/. For detailed information about current job openings, how to apply, and application materials, go to the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources at www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html.
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