January 3, 2018 Announcements


    ofL News

    Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018



    With its 16th consecutive victory on Sunday, the UofL Women’s Basketball Team tied the 2013-14 team for the longest winning streak in program history.



    Brandeis School of Law Professor Goldburn Maynard Jr. penned a column in The Hill titled, “Party now, pay later: New tax bill steals from future generations.” The Hill is an American political journalism newspaper and website published in Washington, DC since 1994.




    Deliver gift funds to Advancement Operations this week

    This is a reminder that if your department has received any gift funds that need to be deposited into a gift or endowment program, they need to be hand delivered to Advancement Operations this week. The department is working diligently to ensure we have all calendar year-end gifts processed and tax receipts issued to donors in a timely manner. It is critical at this time that you include the envelope with the postmark date and any backup information received when delivering checks. The department is located at 2323 S. Brook St., in the Development/University Relations (Fairfax) Building.
    Additional Information: Judy Singleton, 852-7021


    Women’s self-defense class available

    January 25, 5-8 p.m., Conference Room, ULPD, Belknap Campus; Free
    The ULPD will conduct a Rape Aggression Self-Defense (R.A.D) class. This is a comprehensive 9-hour course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. The class will be taught on Thursday night, for three weeks, starting Jan. 25 through Feb. 8. R.A.D. is taught by a certified instructor. Space is limited.
    Additional Information: Sergeant Oscar Chavez, 852-8284


    Office of New Student Orientation is hiring a Student Office Assistant

    The Office of New Student Orientation is currently seeking a part-time Student Office Assistant beginning February 2018. The student will work 12 to 15 hours per week in the Orientation office through the Spring 2018 semester, with 30 hours per week during summer Freshman Orientation sessions. Interested students should contact Melissa Eversole via email for a full job description and link to the application. Application deadline is Monday, Jan. 22, 5 p.m.
    Additional Information: Melissa Eversole, 852-8979


    Open dining at the U Club 

    January, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., University Club; $7.95 – $13.95
    The University Club is closed for dining this week, but will re-open Monday, January 8 with Open Dining the entire month. This offer will also be good for Sunday Brunch on January 14. Call us for reservations.

    Additional Information: Linda Johnson, 852-6996, website


    Grants.gov changes in 2018

    Faculty who use legacy downloadable grant applications from Grants.gov will find changes in 2018. Grants.gov will no longer allow grant seekers to download an entire application form package for later submission. Grant seekers will need to switch to another grant application option, such as Grants.gov Workspace byregistering as an “Organization Applicant” using UofL’s (corrected) DUNS number: 057588857. Questions? Contact your UofL Grant Management Specialist (GMS)here.


    The Cardinal Card Office is now offering passport photos

    Houchens LL05; $10
    The Cardinal Card Office now offers 2-inch-by2-inch passport photos. In about 10 minutes you will have two perfectly sized photos that comply with U.S. government passport specifications. No appointment is required and hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions about international travel can be answered through the Office of Study Abroad and International Travel via email.
    Additional Information: Cardinal Cardwebsite 

    Training and Workshops

    iClicker info and training session

    January 24, 12-2 p.m., Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library, Room 244 Delphi Lab; Free
    Looking for new ways to engage your students with course content as well as with each other? iClicker is the nationally recognized leader and award winner in classroom response systems and offers several new innovative features to engage our students. There is a mobile option which allows students to use their phones, tablets, or laptops (iClicker Cloud) as well as a hardware option that requires a “remote” (iclicker Classic). Lunch included; more registration info to come.
    Additional Information: Linda Leake, 852-4332


    Health and Wellness

    Make a splash with Get Healthy Now water fitness

    Jan. 9 through May 17, Tuesday/Thursday, noon, Natatorium; Free, UofL employees, retirees and their spouse/QA
    Are you looking for a form of exercise that is easy on the joints and big on fun? The benefits of this class include increased energy, better sleep, relief from joint pain and more. Suitable for all fitness levels and no swimming skills needed (hair can stay dry or not). 
    Additional Information: Emailwebsite, 852-7755


    Shoot for success with open gym (half court)

    Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
    Whether you’re looking to play, practice, or just shoot some hoops, we have open gym hours for basketball. Check out a basketball at the front desk and hoop it up.
    Additional Information: Facebookwebsiteemail, 852-7755



    Louisville Healthy Heart Study

    401 E. Chestnut St., Health Sciences Campus
    Andrew DeFilippis, MD, of Cardiovascular Medicine, is conducting a research study to evaluate the effect of environmental exposures on cardiovascular disease risk. Participation requires two 60-minute visits to complete a questionnaire, have an EKG, and give blood and urine samples. Subjects receive a $50 gift card for each visit. To participate you must be over 18 years old, non-pregnant, and reside in or near Jefferson County, Kentucky. We currently need e-cigarette smokers. IRB# 09.0174.

    Additional Information: Jessica Nystoriak, 852-4236


    Participate in 2018 KIPDA Community Needs Assessment by UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging

    Available now through Feb. 1
    Older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities living in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer or Trimble county, are invited to participate in the 2018 KIPDA Community Needs Assessment. This research study allows your voice to be heard in planning future social services available from KIPDA in your community. Share your opinion by completing a Community Needs Survey online or calling 502-852-8953. Sponsored by the Kentucky Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living (KIPDA).
    Additional Information: Anna C. Faul, 852-1981, Joseph G. D’Ambrosio, 852-7811,website



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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 Forbes.com, 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.