Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
The Rauch Planetarium’s new, permanent William G. Russell Meteor Collection Exhibit features 90 meteorites among 132 specimens, including a fragment of a meteor that hit Louisville in 1977 and caused damage. The exhibition allows a rarity in space specimen collections: several of the meteorites can be touched.
Faculty and staff notables
Dr. Tom Clark, from the School of Dentistry, is featured in the Louisville Zoo’s latest issue of Trunkline Magazine for his work as a consulting dentist. He started helping out at the zoo in 1978 and his contributions gradually increased. Clark now works with “almost anything with teeth,” from ferrets to lions and hippos. For 10 years until 2009, Clark spearheaded a partnership between the zoo and UofL’s School of Dentistry by offering an exotic animal dentistry elective to senior dental students.
UofL Today holiday schedule
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 not appear in UofL Today until Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Call for abstracts for graduate student research conference
Graduate students are invited to present their research at the Graduate Student Regional Research Conference at the University of Louisville happening March 2-3, 2018. Abstract submissions are now open for students who wish to present an oral talk or poster presentation. The abstract deadline is January 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
K-PIRC 2017 Professional Development Series ‘Writing Winning Grant Proposals’
January 30, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (CII), HSC; Free registration required
Health and Wellness
YMCA access for UofL employees over holiday break
Dec. 21–Jan. 2, YMCAs of Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana; Free, faculty and staff
Get Healthy Now Wellness Center closed for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday
The GHN Wellness Center will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 21 and Friday, Dec. 22 for Deep Cleaning, and Dec. 23–25 for the holiday observance. Please refer to the GHN Holiday Schedule for modified holiday hours of operation. The GHN Wellness Center will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Make a Splash with Get Healthy Now water fitness
Spring session: Jan. 9 – May 17, Tuesday/Thursday, noon, Natatorium; Free, UofL employees, retirees and their spouse/QA
Be your best self: Take advantage of the opportunity to partner with a wellness coach intern
Time and place that works for you; Free for employees, spouses and QAs
Take advantage of the chance to partner with a Get Healthy Now wellness coach intern, who will help you work towards any health behavior change. You will meet with the coach 1 hour a week for 8 weeks. Our interns have successfully completed a semester of intensive coach training and are closely supervised by a certified coach. Start by emailing your name, email address, phone number and campus location.
Additional Information: Website
Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Michael Brier
December 21, 8 a.m., Ambulatory Care Building auditorium
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