University of Louisville Magazine

FALL 2013

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 Early constructi n ffor ocus d Early construction efforts focused on three areas tha truct orts e areas that have have become iconic to UofL. Mode after the m deled Jeffersonian architecture at the Uni niversity of Virginia, these buildings represent one of the first steps toward building a great campus. GRAWEMEYER HALL (top) Grawemeyer Hall was the first building constructed on Belknap Campus after acquisition of the land, and it has served many purposes over the years, including as the location of the first library. It was dedicated in 1988 to honor H. Charles Grawemeyer, who attended the J.B. Speed School of Engineering during the Great Depression. During this time, he biked to school because he was unable to afford bus fare. However, he was able to turn a student co-op position at a local business into a 40-year career that saw him rise to chairman of the company. He later became a major benefactor to the university and established an endowment that supports the Grawemeyer Award, an internationally recognized program that brings the best and brightest minds to campus. Today, Grawemeyer Hall is home to the offices of the president and provost, along with other university administration. J.B. SPEED SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (bottom left) Established when UofL first moved to Belknap Campus in 1925, the Speed Scientific School represented a great leap forward in undergraduate education. Its construction was made possible by an endowment from the children of James Breckenridge Speed — an industrial titan in Louisville. These benefactors, Dr. William S. Speed and Mrs. Olive Speed Sackett, contributed generously to the building of the school. Today, you'll find buildings named after them and their father. LOUIS D. BRANDEIS SCHOOL OF LAW (bottom right) Wyatt Hall, built in 1939, is named in honor of Wilson W. Wyatt, former Louisville mayor and Kentucky lieutenant governor. Wyatt Hall now makes up part of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, which was renamed in 1997 in honor of Louisville native Louis D. Brandeis. Brandeis, who was the first Jewish Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was admitted to Harvard Law School at the age of 18 (without a formal college degree). FA L L UO F L M A G A Z I N E | 3 3

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