Monthly Archives: May 2008

Planetarium Premier Peaks Kids’ Interest in Planets

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium recently invited a group of students from Cochran Elementary School and local media for an exclusive sneak peak of its new show, The Planets. The kids were excited about the show and had many questions for the planetarium’s director and planetary scientist who held a question and answer [...] Read More »

Summer Institute Features New Ways of Teaching

The Center for Innovation & Instruction for Diverse Learners is hosting an Online K-12 Summer Institute, Looking Ahead: New Ways of Teaching and Learning, June 18-19, 2008. The institute will be held entirely online and will feature sessions on using different technologies in teaching, such as 3-D modeling on SMART Boards, wikis, blogs and digital curriculum. The [...] Read More »

Kerrick Profiled as a Champion 4 Her

The UofL Women’s Center created Champions 4 Her as a designation for individuals or groups who have specifically supported the advancement of women and women’s issues at UofL and our community. Dr. Sharon Kerrick was recently profiled as a UofL Champion 4 Her for her work in developing a financial coaching program, Finance 4 Her, to [...] Read More »

Planetarium Debuts New Show on May 31

The Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville is offering the public a journey across the solar system through its newest show, The Planets, which debuts May 31 with a special celebration from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Planets provides an in-depth look at each planet and features imagery from NASA and the Hubble Telescope. The 37-minute show is narrated by actress Kate Mulgrew, best known for her role in Star Trek: Voyager, and is geared for middle to high-school students. Read More »

HSS Faculty Member Elected to Faculty Senate

Susan Peacock, M.Ed, M.S., CN, has been elected to the University of Louisville Faculty Senate to serve an annual term as one of six part-time faculty representatives, beginning with the fall semester, 2008. Ms. Peacock currently teaches Healthy Lifestyles in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. Read More »

KATC Family Support and Teacher Training: Key Pieces in the Puzzle of Autism

As a mother of a child with autism, Nat McKay understands very well the frustration parents feel when trying to find answers and support after the initial diagnosis. When her son JT was diagnosed with the disorder at the age of three, support was fragmented at best. No one could really answer basic questions about what next steps to take with her child. What do they do as he gets older? Can he go to school? Read More »