The University of Louisville Alumni Magazine: for alumni, faculty, staff, students and anyone that is a UofL Cardinal fan.
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W A V E S O F E X P A N S I O N In our ongoing effort to become a premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research institute, current and future e growth is heavily influenced by scientific discovery. The next waves of expansion will take us into uncharted territory — literally and physically. During the past decade, our campuses have experienced tremendous growth in research infrastructure. On Belknap Campus, the Shumaker Research Building (above, left), named in honor of former President John W. Shumaker, houses the Micro/Nano Technology Service center and additional office and research spaces for the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. At the Health Sciences Campus, the Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) building (above, right) serves as a major resource for researchers at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The CTR building is also one of the few research buildings in the country to obtain LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Another area of focus has been the development of the Nucleus Life Sciences and Innovation Center in downtown Louisville. The center, which forms the core of UofL's efforts to create a 30-block health care research park, provides business management and consulting services to support entrepreneurs engaged in innovation and discovery. Even as new buildings come online, we're keeping an eye on the future. The Belknap Engineering and Applied Sciences Research Park, a 39-acre area being constructed between the J.B. Speed School of Engineering on the north and Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on the east, will provide additional research facilities for the Speed School, areas for applied sciences researchers and offices for private companies that want to build a partnership with the engineering school. Another area undergoing rapid change is the former Shelby Campus (bottom right) in eastern Louisville. Much of this property is being redeveloped as the ShelbyHurst Research and Office Park, a 200-acre professional office and research campus. Although somewhat transformed, it continues to serve as the home of the Delphi Center, Burhans Hall and Founders Union in addition to the Center for Predictive Medicine (a research facility). No matter how far and wide our university grows, we are dedicated to educational stewardship to the highest degree. Now, under the leadership of President James R. Ramsey, our campuses attract the very best and brightest from every state and from all over the world. We've come a long way, but our best years are still ahead of us. FA L L UO F L M A G A Z I N E | 3 7