Summer 1999

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PARTISAN PARTNERSHIP

He's the Democratic mayor of Louisville. She's the Republican and the first woman Jefferson County Judge/Executive. They're a dynamic pair of leaders whose administrations began with a pledge for cooperation. Dave Armstrong '69L and Rebecca Jackson '73E, '77G talk about their backgrounds, their ties to U of L, and their plans for the community's future.

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CHALLENGE FOR EXCELLENCE: DEGREES OF CARING

Confronted with the homeless, the abused, the drug addicted, people often say, "Somebody ought to do something." Social workers are those somebodies. As the Kent School of Social Work continues a U of L tradition of educating social workers and serving the community, it is gaining a national reputation for innovative programs.

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DOCUMENTING LIFE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

U of L boasts several nationally-known alumni photographers, including Geoffrey Carr '78A, John Nation '74A, Patrick Pfister '76A, and Gordon Baer ASC, former director of U of L Photographic Services. Their subjects range from the Beatles to Fortune 500 CEOs to Kentucky Derby winners. Here is a look at some of their favorite images and the stories behind them.

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FRONT AND CENTER: RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES

Kentucky Governor Paul Patton offers insight into the emerging role of research universities in economic development and why he has placed higher education at the top of his agenda for the Commonwealth's future.


SPORTS: AFTER THE GAME

Robbie Valentine's starring role came after his U of L basketball career ended, when he found his calling as a role model, mentor, cheerleader, and no-nonsense distributor of tough love to Louisville-area youth.