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Abrahamson named Director of Communications for SGA
(Nov. 12, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior McConnell Scholar selected as member of the Student Government Association's Executive Staff.
McConnell Center to host U.S. Sen. Tim Scott
McConnell Scholar studies in Spain
(Oct. 27, 2015) Seville, Spain - Diana Lalata ('17), a member of the World Scholars Program, won a grant to study in Spain for the spring semester.
McConnell Scholars journey through Dante's Hell
(Oct. 23, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Dante Society, led by Dr. Andrew Rabin, allows the McConnell Scholars to explore Dante's Inferno.
McConnell Scholar starts Odyssey chapter at UofL
(Oct. 22, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Macey Mayes, a sophomore McConnell Scholar, launches the local chapter of the Odyssey Online.
Senior Scholar Profile: Kevin Grout
(Oct. 15, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Meet Kevin Grout, a senior McConnell Scholar from Florence, Ky.
Fellow releases new book on Russell Kirk
(Sept. 16, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Non-resident McConnell Center Fellow, Bradley Birzer, PhD, reflects on the life and work of the famous conservative author.
McConnell Scholar joins Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations
(Sept. 17, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jeremy Ball ('17) was awarded a one-year membership to study foreign policy.
Alumnus shares civic-mindedness with Boy Scouts
Sam Whittaker ('15), of Paducah, Ky., is serving as Program Area Director for Citizenship and Personal Development for Camp Crooked Creek in Shepherdsville, Ky.,
26 Kentucky high schoolers participate in Young Leaders Academy
(June 18, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The McConnell Center hosted its annual Young Leaders Academy June 14 to 17 at the University of Louisville.
Scholars selected to attend West Point conference on inequality
(Sept. 15, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two McConnell Scholars have been invited to participate in West Point Academy’s Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA).
Center celebrates Constitution Day with debate, cupcakes and pocket Constitutions
(Sept. 11, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Thursday, Sept. 17, marks the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting
(Sept. 10, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Scholars gathered to discuss and consider the role of statesmanship, citizenship and constitutionalism in ancient and modern times.
Senior Scholar Profile: Victoria Allen
(Sept. 15, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Meet Victoria Allen, a senior McConnell Scholar from Auburn, Ky.
Center welcomes 22 to Teacher Scholars Program
(Sept. 2, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Twenty-two social studies teachers have been named to the the McConnell Center’s prestigious year-long Teacher Scholars Program.
Teachers to consider role of religion at American Founding
(Aug. 13, 2015) Kentucky social studies teachers are invited to attend a fully-funded four-day professional development conference in Boston. Applications are due Oct. 15.
Scholars earn top summer internships
(July 29, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - From Louisville to DC, several UofL students have spent the summer interning for local and national governmental and political offices.
Archivist celebrates 40 years in profession
(June 23, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Deborah Skaggs Speth celebrates distinction in her field of work.
Alumnus wins scholarship to study in Paris
(June 23, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Arsh Haque will spend the next two years in Paris on a full scholarship.
Scholars complete honors theses
Four 2015 graduates of the McConnell Scholars Program successfully passed their senior honors theses this spring.