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Largest private gift will support energy research

University of Louisville engineering and business alumnus Henry Conn and his wife, Rebecca, have pledged more than $20 million to the J.B. Speed School of Engineering to foster research on alternative energy technologies. The gift is the largest individual donation ever to a public university in Kentucky.

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Auerbach family chair addressing the psychosocial side of cancer care

More than 40 percent of Americans will be told at some point in their lifetimes they have cancer. “People’s first thought is, ‘Will I survive?’” says Barbara Steele, an oncology nurse and information specialist with the UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center’s Mint Jubilee Cancer Resource Center.

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Sharing Asian culture and knowledge

Working at the United Nations in the years right after World War II, Helen Lang remembers being impressed by the selection of books on China at the China Institute in New York City. For Lang, the daughter of Chinese immigrants from Canton (now Guangzhou), it sparked a lifelong dream to establish a similar institute to promote cultural understanding of Asian heritage.

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Scholarships named for three generations of Utah dentists

UofL and the dental profession just might be in the Broadbent family’s genetic makeup. How else to explain five members of their family—in three generations—earning their DMD degrees from the UofL School of Dentistry?

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