News

Top social studies teachers accepted to center’s professional development series
(Sept. 22, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Twenty-three Kentucky social studies teachers will participate in the McConnell Center’s Teacher Scholars Program.
Hutchison (’18) to travel to Israel
(September 19, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Ronica Hutchison will take a 10-day, all-expenses-paid journey through Israel in December.
McConnell Center celebrates Constitution Day with debate, cupcakes
(Sept. 15, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the University of Louisville's sponsor for U.S. Constitution Day, the McConnell Center invites the UofL and greater Louisville community to join us for a series of events designed to commemorate the 1787 signing of the pivotal document.
McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting
(Sept. 1, 2016) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Scholars consider how friendship among political leaders translates into a politics of statesmanship during periods of political transformations.
Moot Court program ranked among top 20 nationally
(Aug. 25, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The McConnell Center's moot court team has enjoyed continued success at regional and national levels.
Bevin appoints Adams ('98) to state board of elections
(July 19, 2016) FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin appointed McConnell Scholar alumnus Michael G. Adams ('98) last week.
Cobb wins Kentucky Choice, Henry French Quality of Life awards
(July 8, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Sidney Cobb finished among the top 11 in last week's Miss Kentucky competition.
Center honors Ramsey as part of 25th anniversary celebrations
(July 5, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The McConnell Center, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016, presented UofL President James Ramsey with a commemorative gift.
McConnell Center’s Strategic Broadening Seminar announces 2016 graduates
(July 1, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The McConnell Center honored its third class of U.S. Army Strategic Broadening Seminar (SBS) graduates.
Gies earns Madden Award, Deans Citation
(May 5, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Center civics coordinator graduates with UofL history degree May 14.
Nine graduate from McConnell Scholars Program
(April 27, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Graduating seniors headed to law school, TFA, Fulbright and Capitol Hill.
#25Faces: Thomas C. Mackey, PhD
(April 25, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The McConnell Center is celebrating 25 years of excellence in higher education in 2016. As part of our yearlong effort to honor those 25 years, we are profiling “25 Faces” of faculty, friends and McConnell Scholar alumni.
Shepherd ('14) elected SBA President at NYU Law School
(April 22, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar alumnus Evan Shepherd (Hopkins County, ’14) was elected president of the Student Bar Association at the New York University School of Law, where he enters his third-year.
#25Faces: Matthew Webster
The McConnell Center is celebrating 25 years of excellence in higher education in 2016. As part of our yearlong effort to honor those 25 years, we are profiling “25 Faces” of faculty, friends and McConnell Scholar alumni.
Manns receives Henry Clay Cup for Exemplary Service in Civic Education
(April 8, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Social studies specialist honored for career dedicated to improving civic education in Kentucky.
Scholars lead, serve over spring break
(March 18, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholars lead, study and serve while traveling the country during UofL's spring break.
New York Times bestseller Jay Winik to visit McConnell Center
(March 17, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jay Winik’s free, public talk on “1944: FDR, Statesmanship and the Year that Changed America” will begin at 6 p.m., April 4, at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium’s PNC Club, with a reception and book signing to follow.
Pepper ('18) receives Critical Language Scholarship
(March 9, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Anna Cecile Pepper will study Arabic for 10 weeks this summer in the Middle East.
Lecture Series
Distinguished Speakers Series
A reverse chronological list of the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speakers, 1993 to present.