December 21, 2017 Announcements



    Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017



    The University of Louisville’s Singing Cardsmen was established in 2015-16 to extend choral experiences to more students. The non-auditioned ensemble is directed by Dr. Randi Bolding. The group performed “This Is My Wish” by Kevin Ross to share holiday wishes to the community. Watch it here



    Faculty and staff notables

    UofL photographer Tom Fougerousse has taken tens of thousands of pictures this year. He picked his favorite photos from 2017 and they’re available here




    Warm up Louisville sock drive results

    Winners of the Warm up Louisville sock drive include:

    • Christy Metzger, 1 pair men’s basketball tickets, Albany game
    • Sheila Birkla, 1 pair men’s basketball tickets, Albany game
    • Lori Fehler, 1 pair men’s basketball tickets, Pittsburgh game
    • Mike Miller, 1 pair men’s basketball tickets, Pittsburgh game
    • Paula Huffman, 1 parking space, 1 month at either Belknap Information Center

    The effort collected a total of 130 pairs of men’s socks, 40 pairs of children’s socks and 71 pairs of socks for women.


    This is the last UofL Today for the year

    The Thursday, Dec. 21 UofL Today email will be the last UofL Today email delivered before holiday break. Any campus announcements received after noon on Wednesday, Dec. 20, will appear in UofL Today Tuesday, Jan. 2.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    Need free CME for end-of-the-year deadline?

    Lung Cancer in Kentucky: Improving Patient Outcomes is an interactive video course developed by KY Cancer Program at UofL as part of the KY LEADS Collaborative. The innovative course, available online here, features prevention and screening recommendations for lung cancer, and is available as short 15-20 minute segments or as a full 1-2 hour course for free CME/CE.
    Additional Information: 852-6318

    Retirement celebration for Dora Bir

    January 3, noon, Ambulatory Care Building, 3rd Floor, Dept. of Medicine Conference Room
    Join us as we celebrate the retirement of Dora Bir, in honor of her 43 years of dedicated service to the University of Louisville and Department of Medicine.
    Additional Information: Jason Puckett, 852-1825


    Health and Wellness

    New Year, healthy you

    The Get Healthy Now Wellness Center will offer over 50 weekly group fitness classes, free with membership, in the New Year. Members can also take advantage of our Open Gym times, the workout of the week, and personal training sessions with our certified, professional staff. Check out the January Group Fitness Schedule online.
    Additional Information: Email, 852-7755


    Training and Workshops

    CPR training available in January

    January 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Paris Simulation Center, Bldg. B, Room 307, 500 S. Preston, 40202
    American Heart Association CPR training is available in January. Cost is $40 for UofL employees, staff and students.
    Additional Information: Stuart Crawford, 852-2219, Kevin Martin, 852-3384


    Grand Rounds

    Neuroscience Grand Rounds

    December 21, 8-9 a.m.,  Baxter Building Auditorium (Lower Level)
    As a part of Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Dept. of Neurology is pleased to announce that Brittany Chapman, MD, will present “Devices for the treatment of intractable Epilepsy” on Thursday at 8 a.m. in the Baxter Building Auditorium (Lower Level). More information, including how to watch live on the web and receive CME credit, is available online



    Direct questions about UofL Today to Alicia Kelso, 852-2670, or the Office of Communication & Marketing, 852-6171. The deadline for including a submission in the next day’s UofL Today email is noon.

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    Alicia Kelso
    Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.