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WINTER-SPRING 2014

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4 8 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U Business school honors Gardner Kenneth Gardner's f rst job after earning his UofL f nance degree in 1972 was computer programmer for First National Bank. Today, he's executive chairman and founder of SOASTA, a Silicon Valley–based web and mobile performance testing company. Gardner, a Louisville Flaget High School graduate who calls himself "a serial entrepre- neur," holds 12 patents and has founded f ve successful tech f rms. His ability to envision and develop new technologies and successfully move them to the marketplace has landed him in an elite group — the UofL College of Business Entre- preneurship Circle of Fame. On Nov. 8, he became the college's seventh inductee. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Highlights Teacher training program gets intense Could a training approach that works for doctors work just as well for teachers? It can and it does. That's what offi cials in the Col- lege of Education and Human Development have discovered, leading them to expand a training method that has al- ready been successful in three elementary schools. Called "clinical teacher training" because it resembles the way medical doctors are trained, the program matches student teach- ers with experienced teachers as they work together to diag- nose learning problems, come up with treatment plans and continually assess how the treatment is working. Louisville's Westport Middle School is the latest addition to CEHD's clinical teacher train- ing program. The expansion to Westport was funded by a $500,000 grant from the Ken- tucky Council on Postsecond- ary Education. Harrie Buecker, who directs the educator development and clinical practice program for CEHD, said the intensive train- ing approach also emphasizes critical thinking and problem- solving skills. Westport Middle is one of the university's Signature Partner- ship schools. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Bingham hits century mark The University of Louisville Bingham Clinic celebrated its 100th anniversary with a continuing medical education session for health care providers, a birthday dinner at The Olmsted and a community forum about children's mental health care. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE College of Business Dean Carolyn Callahan and Kenneth Gardner U L _ 4 8 4 8 UL_48 48 1 / 2 4 / 1 4 9 : 5 6 A M 1/24/14 9:56 AM

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