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UofL trustees approve bond refinancing

by Mark Hebert, communications and marketing last modified Apr 11, 2014 11:38 AM

The University of Louisville board of trustees voted Thursday to approve the refinancing of bonds for projects on the Health Sciences Center campus.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be realized through the bond refinancing, which was for work done on the medical laundry facility and steam and chilled water plant.

Craig Blakely, dean of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, told the board that UofL has reached agreement with Pakistan to offer a Master of Public Health degree in Lahore, Pakistan, effective fall 2014. The program will be the only masters-level public health program available to Pakistanis without leaving the country.

Blakely told board members that Pakistan is a country of 180 million people with only two public health training programs. The initiative will establish a presence for the university in a strategic area of the world while also addressing public health and medical issues and opening doors to greater teaching, service, and research opportunities for our Louisville-based faculty and students.  SPHIS will partner with the NUR Foundation and Fatima Memorial System, according to Blakely.

The next meeting of the board of trustees is scheduled for May 8.

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