University of Louisville Magazine

SUMMER 2013

The University of Louisville Alumni Magazine: for alumni, faculty, staff, students and anyone that is a UofL Cardinal fan.

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A C R O S S Popularity contest Take a guess: What's the most popular program in the College of Education and Human Development? Chances are, Health and Sport Sciences (HSS) didn't immediately come to mind. That's because most people think "teacher" when they think of the college. But, with about 1,000 undergraduate students, HSS is twice as big as the college's popular elementary education program. Interim HSS co-chairs Anita Moorman and Ann Swank believe a fexible C A M P U S curriculum, great internship opportunities and access to a highly engaged faculty all have contributed to the program's success. Further, a growing partnership with UofL Athletics has attracted students from across the nation and caused ESPN The Magazine to recognize HSS as a "go to" program for students interested in a career in college athletics. The HSS curriculum offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degrees in sport administration, exercise science, health and physical education. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Taekwondo classes help special needs children Instructor Kathy Carter is helping special needs youngsters improve their balance, coordination and mental discipline through martial arts. She teaches taekwondo classes at Louisville-area community centers, drawing on nearly 20 years of experience in the Korean-based martial art. A member of CEHD's Department of Health and Sport Sciences, Carter started the free classes as part of her research examining the impact of taekwondo on people with Downs syndrome. The program has been so much fun that she looks forward to each class. "The parents love it, the kids love it and I love it," Carter said. Two HSS students and a faculty mentor recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to discuss health advocacy and research. L-R: student Ime Okpokho, Assistant Professor Kristi Clary King, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and student Clayton Coleman. LOUIS D. BRANDEIS SCHOOL OF LAW Brandeis Medal goes to retired Supreme Court justice Interim law Dean Susan Duncan, Justice John Paul Stevens and the Hon. Charles Simpson 70L, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, senior status. Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens received UofL's Brandeis Medal at an April 18 ceremony. The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law gives the prestigious award to recognize those who uphold the ideals of personal freedom, concern for the disadvantaged and public service. Justice Stevens was appointed to the high court by President Gerald Ford in 1975 and retired in 2010. S U M M E R U O F L M A G A Z I N E | 51

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