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July 2013 - President's Report

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August 8, 2013 | Weekly Alumni News and Events from UofL |

From the desk of James Ramsey

The 2012-13 school year was a great time to be a Cardinal! Last month, at our Board of Trustees’ annual retreat, we looked back at our academic goals and accomplishments and saw an improved graduation rate, a record fund raising year and a campus community that surpassed our diversity and community goals. Read more in the latest edition of the President’s Report.

James Ramsey
President of the University of Louisville

Tailgate Central: Every Home Game at Street Fest. Alumni and fans celebrate before every home game with cheerleaders and the Cardinal Bird at Tailgate Central. The pregame activities begin 2½ hours prior to kick off with soft drinks, cold beer, and $1 hot dogs. It’s a game-day tradition. Purchase game tickets at or call the Athletic Ticket Office at 502-852-5151.

In addition to all the home games, the alumni association will be hosting tailgates at the following away games:

Louisville Cardinals @ Kentucky Wildcats
Lexington, Commonwealth Stadium
Saturday, September 14, 2013

Louisville Cardinals @ Temple Owls
Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, October 5, 2013

Louisville Cardinals @ USF Bulls
USF Sun Dome
Saturday, October 26, 2013

Louisville Cardinals @ Cincinnati Bearcats
Bearcat Lounge, Kingsgate Marriott at the University of Cincinnati
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Help the UofL School of Music become an "All Steinway School" by visiting the Gist Piano Sale on Saturday, August 10, Noon to 5 p.m. Over the past several years, the UofL School of Music has partnered with Gist Piano Center and legendary instrument maker, Steinway & Sons, to replace the piano inventory and become Kentucky's first All-Steinway School. Thanks to the tremendous generosity and support of benefactors from all over the world, this has nearly been accomplished. Learn more.

Video: Bringing science into summertime happens at the Speed School of Engineering as local students study the complexities of the underwater environment. They build an aquabot, design a controller, and create a program to attempt various challenges. View the video.

River Cruise on the CQ Princess
September 29, 2013 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cruise the Ohio River on the CQ Princess with fellow UofL alumni and friends. This two hour river tour features a presentation by Dr. Tom Owen titled “Everybody’s Gotta Be from Somewhere: Brief Histories of Metro Louisville Neighborhoods,” Register here.


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