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4 6 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Students help unveil Scott County history UofL public history director Dan Vivian and his "Historic Preservation Fieldwork" class helped put Sadieville, Ky., on the map and received an off cial commendation from city leaders in the process. The Sadieville Historic District in Scott County is now on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places, thanks to the nomination the class developed using their research, f eld- work and documentation. "It's a tool for empowerment for local communities — a way for a town to claim its local history," Vivian said. The post–Civil War railroad town's signif cance includes its status as a departure point for African American migration west in the late 1870s. History students Scott Wienhusen, Nicole Cissell, Larry Johnson and Andrew Clark record grave marker inscriptions at a rural cemetery associated with Mount Pleasant Baptist Church just outside Sadieville. Engineering innovation UofL engineering and medical scientists are working together to help create the next generation of medical innovation, thanks to a $3.3 million award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. The goal of the f ve-year award is to develop life-changing medi- cal innovations and then bring these devices to the marketplace where they can be used to improve and save patients' lives. "Translational [research] takes a village — you can't do it alone in one lab," said Coulter Foundation leader Sue Van during a recent visit. "That's our goal — to get the innovations to the patients as soon as possible." In their f rst two years, partnership researchers have worked on medical devices and diagnostics in many areas ranging from autism spectrum disorders to ophthalmology and cardiovascular surgery. J.B. SPEED SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING Highlights SCHOOL OF MUSIC Back in step with the times Some dance with the New York City Ballet, others for the American Ballet The- atre on Broadway — and some even practice neo- natal medicine. All these people have one thing in common: they were stu- dents of the School of Music Dance Academy. Formed in 1972, the pro- gram's courses lost credit status in the 1990s, the victim of UofL's seemingly annual state budget cuts. But this year, the program has renewed credit status for dance courses enabling it to offer a greater variety of classes to students from Kentucky and beyond. Co-directors Cynthia Bron- ner and Chuck Bronson have a passion for teaching people of all ages and ath- letic abilities. Their students go on to professional per- formance, teaching, exercise physiology, physical therapy and other professions. "We offer a nurturing and safe environment for stu- dents to reach their goals," Bronner said. "The discipline learned in ballet training can be a formula for success in many fi elds." For more information about the Dance Academy visit reach/dance-academy. U L _ 4 6 4 6 UL_46 46 1 / 2 4 / 1 4 9 : 5 6 A M 1/24/14 9:56 AM

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