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‘Happiness: A Scientific Look at How to Create Balance and Purpose in Life,’ UA Arthritis Center Lecture, May 1

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

“Happiness: A Scientific Look at How to Create Balance and Purpose in Life,” a free lecture open to the public, will be presented Wednesday, May 1, 6-7:15 p.m., at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building, 1670 E. Drachman St., Tucson, 85721. The 75-minute talk will include time for questions and answers.

The stresses of aging, chronic pain, dealing with disease and life's day-to-day challenges can put us on the never-ending treadmill of trying to attain happiness. Intrigued by this phenomenon, speaker Bob Logan, MBA, assistant dean, external affairs/corporate relations, UA College of Science, embarked on a scientific journey to answer this question in the pursuit of happiness. What he discovered was more than 17,000 peer-reviewed scientific studies of happiness. Logan then used his skills as a coach and mentor to develop a program that has brought joy—and practical teachings—to audiences across the United States and abroad.

This highly engaging and informative lecture focuses on eight techniques that have scientifically been proven to bring happiness to one’s life. In this interactive and creative presentation, participants uncover the secrets to happiness through meaningful practice and thoughtful changes that can lead to a happier life. Logan will provide insight on how to push our own boundaries and approach life from a different perspective. A lifelong educator, he artfully teaches the intricate balancing act of life, empowering us to live in a different way.

The UA Arthritis Center lecture is being held in the recently opened, state-of-the-art UA Health Sciences Innovation Building, located at the southeast corner of Cherry Avenue and Drachman Street. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the UA Zone 1 parking lot on the west side of Cherry Avenue between Helen and Mabel Streets. UA Arthritis Center personnel will direct lecture attendees from the parking lot to the venue. Additional free parking is available after 5 p.m. in all UA Zone 1 lots on the UA Health Sciences campus. For handicap parking, or a drop-off location next to the UA Health Sciences Innovation Building, please email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu, or call 520-626-5040.

Seating for the lecture is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit the UA Arthritis Center website, arthritis.arizona.edu, or call 520-626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu.

For questions concerning access, or requests for a Sign Language interpreter or disability-related accommodations, please contact Tracy Shake, 520-626-5040, email: livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu.

The lecture is part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of free monthly talks presented by the UA Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

About Bob Logan

Bob Logan, MBA, has walked many paths in life, both literally and figuratively. A highly sought-after presenter, he believes wholeheartedly in the transformative power of embracing change. It is that concept that has become the cornerstone of his message “take the road less traveled, and you will marvel about what you learn from the people, places and opportunities along the journey.”

Truly a renaissance man, Logan's life experiences have taken him from teaching high school history to selling multimillion-dollar mainframe computers for AT&T; from coaching in multiple NCAA Division I football bowl games to being the head coach of an Italian football team in Bologna, Italy; finally, from raising millions of dollars of philanthropy to helping with missions landing on Mars and near-Earth asteroids.

A native Tucsonan, Logan has served at the University of Arizona and the UA Foundation in a development and external relations capacity for the past 28 years. He currently serves as assistant dean for external and corporate relations in the UA College of Science and is responsible for corporate relations, internship programs, technology transfer initiatives and social media strategies.

About the University of Arizona Arthritis Center

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease. For more information, please visit arthritis.arizona.edu

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people, has approximately 800 faculty members and garners more than $140 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)

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