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A family legacy: The Weiss Reading Room
When future health care professionals hit the books, it's
usually for the long haul — as many as six to eight hours
at a time — which is why the Weiss Reading Room at the
Kornhauser Health Sciences Library is so invaluable.
"They like to spread out and make themselves
comfortable. They set up camp," said library director
The recently created study room allows them quiet
study space to do just that and as they camp there, they
beneft from a family connection to the university that
dates back to the 19th century.
Physicians Morris and Terry Weiss furnished the
room to celebrate a family legacy at the School of
Medicine beginning with the 1894 graduation of Morris'
maternal uncle. Morris' father, Morris Sr., graduated in
1925, established a cardiology practice in Louisville and
taught at the School of Medicine for more than 30 years.
Morris, also a cardiologist, earned his medical degree
from UofL in 1958. His wife, Terry, made a career switch
to medicine from nonproft administration and
graduated in 2000. She has a family practice and a
family legacy of her own: One of her ancestors attended
UofL from 1868 to 1869.
The Weiss family's support of Kornhauser also
includes donations of more than 1,800 books from
Morris' and his father's personal collections (200 books
from Morris Sr.'s collection predate 1850). Morris is
also a long-time member of the Friends of Kornhauser
ﬁnds a quiet
place to study
in the Weiss
live close. live college.
Great location–walk to class. Fitness center. Individual leases. Fully furnished.
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