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S U M M E R 2 0 1 7 U o f L M A G A Z I N E | 3 Contents Summer 2017 Vol. 36, No. 2 • Summer 2017 Editor-in-Chief John Drees Managing Editor Mark Holdener Deputy Managing Editor Erica Walsh Creative Director Brian Faust Lead Designer Ross Bradley Contributors Kim Butterweck, Matt Cable, Janet Cappiello, Betty Coffman, Lacee Crail, Tom Fougerousse, Joshua Hawkins, Mark Hebert, Julie Heflin, Cindy Hess, Judy Hughes, Hayley Kappes, John Karman, Alicia Kelso, Niki King, Matt Lambert, Gary Mans, Eric Matthews, Sean Moth, Laura Nunnelly, Jeff Reinking, Jill Scoggins, Bria Staten-Favors, Lottie Stockwell, Brandy Warren, Lindsay Wehr UofL Magazine Published by University of Louisville Office of Communications & Marketing Editorial Offices UofL Magazine 2323 S. Brook St., Suite 124 Louisville, KY 40292 502-852-6430 or or Address Changes and Alumni Updates 502-852-4577 or Fax: 800-344-8635 Advertising Information Barry Quinn 502-852-1349 or bquinn@ Standard mail postage paid at Lebanon Junction, KY. Copyright © 2017 University of Louisville. The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons because of race, age, religion, sex, handicap, color or national origin. This publication was prepared by the University of Louisville and printed partially with state funds. KRS 57.375 Printed in the U.S.A. on recycled paper. 1 Then 5 From the President 50 Class Notes 65 In Memoriam 68 Now Cover UofL alumna Jessi Eichberger, 11A, at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. The observatory was one of the shooting locations for the Oscar-nominated movie "La La Land" on which Eichberger was a crew member in the costume department. Photo by Jiro Schneider 30 34 26 Features 26 The greatest two minutes in astronomy Astronomy professors are gearing up for Kentucky to take center stage during the August 2017 solar eclipse. 30 Gut feeling UofL researchers are leading efforts to understand the ins and outs of gut microbiota. 34 Designing woman Jessi Eichberger took her dual degrees in theatre and fine arts and put them to work as a costumer on Hollywood sets. Happening Here 9 The latest news, research, and community engagement efforts from UofL. Across Campus 39 What's new in each of the university's academic units. Alumni Life 49 Class Notes, In Memoriam, Travel Scrapbook and more from the Alumni Association.

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