Fall 1999

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SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESSES

President John Shumaker has focused attention on the critical need to increase scholarship funding to meet the goals of the Challenge for Excellence. Five students share how their higher education dreams are being realized thanks to the generous support of U of L scholarship donors.

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CHALLENGE FOR EXCELLENCE: A SECOND CHANCE

Matthew Scott lost his left hand in a firecracker explosion in 1985. This year, he received the first hand transplant in the United States, performed by a surgical team from U of L, Jewish Hospital, and Kleinert, Kutz and Associates. The hand surgery, and the research that led to it, is one example of many innovative procedures being developed by U of L surgeons and scientists

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THE THREE 'Rs' OF WILL RECANT

In his role with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Will Recant '75A, '77G participates in the rescue, relief and rehabilitation of Jewish communities around the world. The job is intense and emotionally demanding, but Recant, a child of Holocaust survivors, calls it a "privilege."

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SPORTS: THE BIG GAME

Many U of L alumni share fond memories of local football rivalries, including St. X vs. Trinity, Male vs. Manual, the Toy Bowl, and the Juice Bowl. Here's a look back at some of those highly-anticipated and hard-fought "big games."