UUP Winter Party: Sunday, January 15th, The Depot, 3-6 PM

UUP will host its annual Winter Party on Sunday, January 15th from 3-6 PM at The Deport, 41/2 Railroad Ave, Oneonta. All those represented by the bargaining unit are invited to attend and to bring one adult guest.
Join us for an afternoon of pizza, wings, soda, salad, and dessert—and good fellowship.
A brief meeting will provide updates.
For purposes of the food order, please RSVP by January 12 at oneonta@uupmail.org with your name and indicate whether you are bringing a guest.
For directions to The Depot, go to https://www.google.com/maps/dir/42.4583168,-75.067392/The+Depot+Restaurant+and+Tavern,+4+Railroad+Ave,+Oneonta,+NY+13820/@42.4568663,-75.0674685,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m10!4m9!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x89db8b8528a1cd05:0xbe4c80e70549e7c!2m2!1d-75.0500524!2d42.4538756!3e0
Thanks to UUP Special Events Director Loraine Tyler for organizing this special event.

Andrew Gallup Co-Authors Journal Publication

Andrew Gallup of the Psychology Department co-authored a research article with three colleagues from Mexico that was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Neuroscience. The paper is entitled “Yawning reduces facial temperature in the high-yawning subline of Sprague Dawley rats” and is available online (DOI: 10.1186/s12868-016-0330-3). Using an infrared camera, we effectively evaluated thermal changes in the cornea and concha of a subline of high-yawning rats before, during, and after yawns. Consistent with the brain cooling hypothesis, we show that the maximum temperature in both regions significantly decreased following yawns (concha: −0.3 °C, cornea: −0.4 °C). This study is the first demonstration of yawn-induced thermal cooling on the surface of the skull, providing convergent evidence that this behavior plays a functional role in thermoregulation.

Racquetball Courts Closed

The racquetball courts in the Chase P.E. Building are closed until further notice.  There is an issue with the lights and all power to those rooms has been turned off.  Maintenance is working on the situation.   The racquetball courts in the Field House are still available for use.