Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The Brandeis School of Law arbitration team has advanced to the national championships of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division Arbitration Competition in Chicago January 19-20, 2018. On Nov. 10-11, 2017, the team won rounds against teams from American University Law School and Creighton Law School to advance to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, they beat a team from Drake University Law School to advance to the finals and placed second overall. Professor Ariana Levinson is the team’s faculty advisor.
FACULTY AND STAFF NOTABLES
The UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences was well represented at the recent American Public Health Association annual meeting in Atlanta. More than 20 SPHIS faculty, staff, students, and alumni presented oral, poster and roundtable sessions. Click here to view the full list of presenters.
UofL Today will not be sent Wednesday-Friday
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, UofL Today will not be sent Wednesday, Nov. 22, or Thursday, Nov. 23. Also, the UofL News Weekly Roundup email will not be sent Friday, Nov. 24. Any submissions received after 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, will appear in the Monday, Nov. 27 UofL Today email.
Save the date – Dec. 5 is faculty and staff appreciation night at the women’s basketball game
December 5, 7 p.m., KFC Yum! Center; Free for faculty and staff
Claim $100 Amazon card for completing online Lung Cancer Course for primary care providers
Lung Cancer in Kentucky: Improving Patient Outcomes www.LungCancerinKentucky.org is an interactive video course developed by Kentucky Cancer Program at UofL as part of the KY LEADS Collaborative. Available as short 15-to-20-minute segments or as a full 1-2 hour course for free CME/CE. Eligible Primary Care Providers completing the course through November 30 can receive a $100 gift card for rating the course.
Treating tobacco use and dependence in KY hospitals: 2nd Edition online video CME/CE course
Expires Nov. 30; Free
Health and Wellness
Act now to earn $480 in support of your good health in 2018
Get Healthy Now has extended the enrollment opportunity until Dec. 20, 2017. This extension allows employees additional time to complete a biometric screening (optional) and take the on-line health assessment required for participation in the employee wellness program, and to earn the $40 monthly premium.
Additional Information: Email, 852-7755
Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
The GHN Wellness Center will close early on Wednesday, November 22 at 2 p.m., and will be closed on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal hours of operation will resume Saturday, November 25 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Relax and take a moment of mindfulness
Tuesdays, 4:30-4:55 p.m., Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for UofL employees, Retirees, Spouse/QA
Fall into alignment with Get Healthy Now’s Yoga
See Group Fitness Schedule; Get Healthy Now Wellness Center at Humana Gym; Free for GHN Wellness Center members
Partnership for a Green City Energy tip 12, Vampire loads: Unplug it
You can eliminate an energy drain at work, school or home – the easiest thing to do is to unplug items when not in use, especially things that are not used regularly. This week while you are at home for the Thanksgiving holiday, look for what is plugged in around you and consider if it is necessary to keep it plugged in. Reducing the vampire load saves money, improves public health and requires less power generation by the utility company.
Green Tip: Give the gift of memories instead of stuff
In addition to generating less waste, research shows that people are happier receiving experiential gifts such as massages, classes, or tickets, than material items. Take the pledge to Simplify the Holidays – avoid gifting stuff and give memories that last long after material gifts are consigned to closets or landfills. If you must give stuff, at least buy local – and for that UofL has you covered: Farmers’ Market Holiday Bazaar (11/30), Buy Local Shopping Tour (12/1) and Ceramics Sale (12/1-2).
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