November 21, 2017 Announcements



    Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017





    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.



    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.
    Additional Information: Alicia Kelso


    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
    The athletics department is pleased to host a faculty and staff appreciation night at the women’s game against UT Martin and is providing up to four free tickets per faculty/staff member. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and the first 100 employees also will receive a complimentary #WeAreUofL t-shirt to wear to the game. Instructions on how to secure your free tickets and t-shirt will be shared via UofL Today next week.


    Claim $100 Amazon card for completing online Lung Cancer Course for primary care providers

    Lung Cancer in Kentucky: Improving Patient Outcomes 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.
    Additional Information: Celeste Worth, 852-6318


    Treating tobacco use and dependence in KY hospitals: 2nd Edition online video CME/CE course

    Expires Nov. 30; Free
    This training benefits all providers, regardless of practice setting, and features demo videos with those willing and unwilling to quit – in 3 minutes or less. Recommendations follow the evidence based Clinical Practice Guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence and addresses cessation medication issues and referral resources. Available online.
    Additional Information: Celeste Worth, 852-6318


    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.)
    Additional Information: Website, email, 852-7755


    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
    Participate in Get Healthy Now’s mindfulness offerings with Dr. Paul Salmon, associate professor in psychological and brain sciences. Experience the many health-enhancing benefits of reflection, stillness and being fully present. No preregistration required.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755


    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
    Try our energetic, strength-based yoga and stress relieving classes like Power Vinyasa, PiYo and Lunchtime Yoga. These GHN offerings will focus on moves to increase both strength and flexibility.
    Additional Information: Group Fitness schedule, website, email, 852-7755



    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.
    Additional Information: Website


    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).
    Additional Information: Simplify the Holidays PledgeFarmers’ Market Holiday BazaarHoliday Cards Local Shopping Tour
    Ceramics Sale



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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.