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FALL 2013

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H A P P E N I N G H E R E Planetarium ups 'wow' factor "I thought my head would explode," said one student after getting a test drive of a new projection system installed last June at the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. Tony Arnold earns Trustees Award Professor Tony Arnold is a get-out-of-your-comfortzone style of educator, pushing students to look beyond the obvious, to ask more questions and embrace an "ecosystem of learning" in all of life's endeavors. Arnold's positive impact on students was recognized last spring when he received the 2013 Trustees Award. The $5,000 prize recognizes top-notch faculty members and the winner speaks at the spring commencement ceremony. A law and urban planning professor, Arnold also is the Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use and chair of the Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility. The new system gives audiences a 360-degree, fully immersive experience when watching shows on the facility's 55-foot dome. "Audiences can 'feel' what it might be like to fly through space or travel through the human heart," said Tom Tretter, planetarium director. The $215,000 upgrade has been on the planetarium's wish list for years and will enable administrators to purchase newer, digitally produced shows. UofL-Kosair Charities partnership provides more dental, medical care for children UofL and Kosair Charities have entered a new partnership, opening general pediatrics and pediatric dentistry practices at the Sam Swope Kosair Charities Centre in Louisville. At the facility, children with disabilities and chronic health conditions and children from the community can get expert care from UofL pediatricians and pediatric dentists. "We are so grateful to Kosair Charities for helping us create a medical/dental home that is welcoming to all children — from the toddler whose autism makes dental care a challenge, to the teen who needs a sports physical to play volleyball at a neighborhood school," said President James Ramsey. Kosair Charities donated and renovated the space at 982 Eastern Parkway. The two clinics occupy a combined 12,500 square feet of space in the Kosair Charities headquarters building. The estimated value of this agreement is $3.7 million over 15 years. The patient mix for both practices will include children receiving services elsewhere on the Kosair Charities campus, children from surrounding neighborhoods, children whose families participate in the Family Scholar House program and children who are uninsured or under-insured. Both clinics are accepting new patients. To make an appointment with pediatrician Erica Labar, call 502-852-7170. To make a dental appointment, call 502-852-5642. FA L L UO F L M A G A Z I N E | 1 3

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