Pop culture in the atomic age
The dawn of the atomic age in the 1940s and 50s influenced all aspects of life in the United States, including pop culture. Movies like “The Gamma People” and “The Atomic Monster” spoke to the fears stoked by the use of radiation, while toy ray guns and Geiger counters were signals of radiation’s common place in society.
A number of these pop culture items are part of the Health Physics Historical Instrumentation Museum, which is only accessible to the public at orau.org. Join Paul Frame, Ph.D., a health physicist and trainer at ORAU, as he shares a sampling of these items and their backgrounds. This is the first in a series of videos about the Health Physics Historical Collection.
Frame started the collection in the 1980s when he discovered x-ray tubes and other items in a cabinet. Over time, the collection has grown to include hundreds of items, many of them donated or purchased by either the Health Physics Society or the non-profit ORAU Foundation.
Teachers: Could you be the next winner of ORAU's Extreme Classroom Makeover?
It's that time of year! Our 2019 Extreme Classroom Makeover contest is now open for applications. Check out this year's contest guidelines and create a video that shows us why your classroom needs a technology makeover! The deadline to submit your application and video is January 25, 2019.
ORAU research project seeks to improve accuracy of radiation dose calculations
Researchers at ORAU are working to make radiation dose reconstruction more accurate by removing the limits built in to SOURCES-4C code, which helps calculate radiation dose.
Radiation safety & health physics training
ORAU also offers some of the best radiation safety and health physics training available in the United States at our Oak Ridge, Tenn., facility. Whether you are just starting your career in the health physics field and want to learn in a hands-on, classroom environment, or are a seasoned professional who needs a refresher or way to develop new skills, Professional Training Programs has a course for you! Browse our course listing:
Come talk to us about public health and healthcare preparedness capabilities
Come talk to us about public health and healthcare preparednes at the ORAU booth at the 2019 NACCHO Preparedness Summit March 26-29, 2019 in St. Louis.
The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. The Summit convenes a wide array of partners; presenting new research findings, sharing tools and resources and providing a variety of opportunities for attendees to learn how to implement model practices that enhance the nation’s capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and other emergencies.
Come see us at the Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference
The TLA Annual Conference will be held April 24-26, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
April 24, 2019 - Half-day workshop: “Walking Together Through Open Doors: Successful Mentoring” featuring speaker Dr. Diane Kelly, professor and director, University of Tennessee School of Information Science. The workshop will also include a one-hour panel discussion and a one-hour mentoring plan exercise.
April 26, 2019, 9 a.m. - One-hour presentation: “Resilience in Leadership: Balancing your Heart and Mind.” Feeling burned out? Are you beginning to have a hard time adapting to the speed of change? How about the constant task changing and multitasking that goes on in our library jobs and personal lives? It’s time to recharge! Join the TLA Leadership Roundtable to learn how to get rid of the anxiety, learn to disconnect appropriately, and take time for you and focus on things that really matter.
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