The UofL College of Arts and Sciences recently inducted four new members into its Hall of Honor. Established in 2007—the college’s centennial year—the A&S Hall of Honor "recognizes alumni, students, faculty, administrators, staff and other supporters who have made the most significant and lasting contributions to the college, the university, the local community and the larger society since the college’s establishment in 1907," says A&S Dean Blaine Hudson.
Standing quietly in a room buzzing with expectation, Evan Cloud knew he was in the right place. The College of Business Computer Information Systems (CIS) major had just talked with a representative of Coca-Cola Enterprises, the world’s largest marketer, distributor and producer of bottled and canned soft drinks. He’d heard what he needed to hear.
The purpose of the UofL College of Education and Human Development is to advance education and human development while carefully considering the important role of the contexts in which individuals live and grow, says the school’s interim dean, Blake Haselton.
Andy Frey, an associate professor in the Kent School of Social work, along with co-investigator Amy Lingo in the College of Education and Human Development, recently received a nearly $1 million grant to research and develop activities that will adapt the First Step to Success early intervention program for effective use with children in Head Start and pre-school.
Four students from the 2009 graduating class of UofL’s Brandeis School of Law accepted federal clerkships this year. They are Caroline Pieroni, Megan Renwick, Jennifer K. Weinhold and Sarah Mikowski. Judicial clerkships on all levels can act as a bridge between law school and law as a career. Pieroni points to the legal experience she would gain as a key reason for applying.
By a happy accident of life, Gerry Snyder and Jan Lewis, who were gal pals in Louisville’s Schnitzelburg neighborhood half a century ago, are now friends again, playing games and having fun in the same building where they attended school so long ago.
When the UofL School of Dentistry’s current downtown Louisville building was completed in 1970, no dental teaching facility in the country was superior. The equipment and facilities were state-of-the-art, and every modern convenience was included. Students and faculty were proud to learn, teach and practice in the finest classrooms and clinics in the country.
Technology is changing how students learn the art and science of nursing. For example, at the UofL School of Nursing, students prepare for real-world healthcare emergencies by practicing classroom knowledge on simulation mannequins. Professors use a computer to program these state-of-the-art plastic models to simulate a human physiological response.
This spring students in the School of Medicine are being required to look beyond microscopes and lab results, thanks to a new Humanities and Medicine curriculum approved by the school’s educational policy committee.
Cutting costs for oceangoing freight shippers and finding new drugs for cancer and blood pressure might not seem to be related endeavors. What these challenges share in common is how they’re being tackled.
Gov. Steve Beshear praised Kentucky’s public health professionals for their dedication to the commonwealth while outlining a number of new programs designed to improve the state’s overall health during a speech last semester at UofL’s Health Sciences Center.
Erato, the Muse of love poetry, wears a low-cut gown. On the table beside her is a heart-shaped box of Valentine’s Day chocolates, pomegranates—an ancient symbol of love—and a single red rose. The muse wears the same sexy black ribbon around her neck and pink blossom in her hair that Manet used in painting his Olympia.