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McConnell Center talks examine American political life and culture
(Aug. 14, 2018) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – All events are free and open to the public.
Center congratulates McConnell for milestone
(June 12, 2018) LOUISVILLE, Ky.–U.S. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell becomes longest-serving Republican Leader in history of U.S. Senate.
Noble wins Henry Clay Scholarship, begins internship with Senate Democratic Leader
(June 5, 2018) Washington, DC – McConnell Scholar earned $4,000 stipend for summer internship with US Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Scholars earn national tourney bids
(Dec. 5, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Four Scholars advance in moot court competition.
McConnell Center kicks off fall schedule with focus on foreign affairs
(Aug. 8, 2017) Louisville, Ky. – The McConnell Center will host three free events as part of its fall 2017 “Friends or Foes: U.S. Foreign Policy in Russia & China” public lecture series.
New exhibit features timeline, spoofs of Senator McConnell’s political career
(July 12, 2017) By Matt Lambert, UofL Office of Communication & Marketing
Scholar earns Fulbright assistantship to Malaysia
(May 31, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jeremy Ball ('17) to begin Fulbright experience in January.
McConnell Center Teacher Scholar named James Madison Fellow
(May 12, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kendrick Bryan, a social studies teacher at LaRue County High School in Hodgenville, was recognized by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.
Weber earns positions at New Leaders Council, American Bar Association
(April 27, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – 2012 McConnell Center alumnus John Weber has received numerous recognitions in his time at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law
Gassman, Mayes elected to top Scholar positions
(April 18, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The council of six will represent their fellow scholars to the University of Louisville and the community at large.
Kentucky teachers, students sample college-level economics through new Center collaboration
(March 28, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A new collaboration between the McConnell Center and FreedomTrust will allow Kentucky teachers and students to sample college-level economics and philosophy through lectures, economic experiments and discussion.
Teacher Scholars visit James Madison’s Montpelier
(March 13, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Pair considers the role of the presidency and the U.S. Constitution in professional development seminar in Virginia.
A note regarding the Center's 2017 Strategic Broadening Seminar for the U.S. Army
(March 10, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Information related to the McConnell Center's anticipated fourth iteration of SBS.
Ballard ('04) named new state public health epidemiologist
(March 6, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jonathan Ballard, MD, a 2004 graduate of the McConnell Scholars Program, has been appointed as the new state public health epidemiologist and director of the Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning in the Kentucky Department for Public Health.
Gregg delivers Kent Kirwan lecture at University of Nebraska Omaha
(Jan. 31, 2017) McConnell Center director discusses the future of the Electoral College with UNO faculty, students and community members.
McConnell Scholars travel to Harvard to study 2016 election
(Jan. 31, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Robert Gassman (’18) and Frank Bencomo-Suarez (’18) will participate in the Harvard Institute of Politics’ National Campaign conference
Highlands High School wins Ky. 'We the People' contest, advances to D.C.
(Jan. 26, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – High school students competed at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center to earn a bid to the national 'We the People' civics competition.
Morley ('13) elected to Kentucky Education Association
(Dec. 20, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Alumnus to represent Jefferson County Teachers Association on state education board.
McConnell Scholar published on Library of Congress website
(Nov. 18, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Robert Gassman ('18) wrote piece while a Junior Fellow in the Educational Outreach Division
Scholars attend West Point conference on democracy and democratization
(Nov. 14, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two McConnell Scholars participated in West Point Academy’s Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA).