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A note regarding the Center's 2017 Strategic Broadening Seminar for the U.S. Army
(March 10, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Information related to the McConnell Center's anticipated fourth iteration of SBS.
Ballard ('04) named new state public health epidemiologist
(March 6, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jonathan Ballard, MD, a 2004 graduate of the McConnell Scholars Program, has been appointed as the new state public health epidemiologist and director of the Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning in the Kentucky Department for Public Health.
Gregg delivers Kent Kirwan lecture at University of Nebraska Omaha
(Jan. 31, 2017) McConnell Center director discusses the future of the Electoral College with UNO faculty, students and community members.
McConnell Scholars travel to Harvard to study 2016 election
(Jan. 31, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Robert Gassman (’18) and Frank Bencomo-Suarez (’18) will participate in the Harvard Institute of Politics’ National Campaign conference
Highlands High School wins Ky. 'We the People' contest, advances to D.C.
(Jan. 26, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – High school students competed at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center to earn a bid to the national 'We the People' civics competition.
Morley ('13) elected to Kentucky Education Association
(Dec. 20, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Alumnus to represent Jefferson County Teachers Association on state education board.
McConnell Scholar published on Library of Congress website
(Nov. 18, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Robert Gassman ('18) wrote piece while a Junior Fellow in the Educational Outreach Division
Scholars attend West Point conference on democracy and democratization
(Nov. 14, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two McConnell Scholars participated in West Point Academy’s Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA).
McConnell Center director featured on 'UofL Today'
(Oct. 27, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Gary Gregg discussed the 2016 presidential elections with other UofL experts.
McConnell Center to host U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
Robert Works (’10) named Penn Kemble Fellow
(September 26, 2016) WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fellowship given to young, foreign-policy focused professionals in D.C.
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.