University of Louisville Magazine

WINTER-SPRING 2017

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Contents Winter/Spring 2017 Vol. 36, No. 1 • Winter/Spring 2017 Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Simpson Managing Editor Mark Holdener Deputy Managing Editor Erica Walsh Contributors Matt Cable, Janet Cappiello, John Drees, Brian Faust, Tom Fougerousse, Joshua Hawkins, Mark Hebert, Julie Heflin, Cindy Hess, Judy Hughes, Hayley Kappes, John Karman, Alicia Kelso, Niki King, Matt Lambert, Sydney Langsdale, Gary Mans, Eric Matthews, Sean Moth, Laura Nunnelley, Jeff Rushton, Jill Scoggins, Bria Staten-Favors, Lottie Stockwell, Brandy Warren, Lindsay Wehr UofL Magazine Published by University of Louisville Office of Communications and Marketing Editorial Offi ces UofL Magazine 2323 S. Brook St., Suite 124 Louisville, KY 40292 502-852-6430 or editor@louisville.edu or louisville.edu Address Changes and Alumni Updates aluminfo@louisville.edu 502-852-4577 or Fax: 800-344-8635 Advertising Information Barry Quinn 502-852-1349 or bquinn@ louisvillesportsproperties.com Standard mail postage paid at Lebanon Junction, KY. Copyright © 2017 University of Louisville. The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons because of race, age, religion, sex, handicap, color or national origin. This publication was prepared by the University of Louisville and printed partially with state funds. KRS 57.375 Printed in the U.S.A. on recycled paper. 1 Then 5 From the President 6 Feedback 50 Class Notes 66 In Memoriam 68 Now Features 24 Mindful matter Across campuses, UofL faculty, staff and students are using mindfulness techniques to mitigate the stresses of academic life. 28 Type driven Inspired by his colleague's visual impairment, UofL professor Steven Skaggs designed a new typeface to aid those with macular degeneration. 32 Cardinal couples Meet eight married alumni — including one couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary — whose romance began on UofL's campus. Cover Top-ranked UofL quarterback Lamar Jackson strikes a pose after winning the 2016 Heisman Trophy. Jackson was the youngest player ever to do so, as well as the fi rst from UofL. Happening Here News & Impact 8 The Brandeis School of Law honors U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Grawemeyer winners are announced and UofL doctors pioneer breakthroughs in brain tumor treatment. Research 12 UofL physicians test a new lymphoma therapy, develop a way to diagnose lung cancer earlier and explore connections between gut bacteria and neurodegenerative diseases. Academics 17 UofL leads the way in sustainability initiatives, the archaeology department expands to Portland and construction begins on the Belknap Academic Building. Community Engagement 20 The Signature Partnership celebrates a decade of service and youth fellows work to promote non- violence in West Louisville. Across Campus What's new in each 37 of the university's academic units. Alumni Life Closing out a banner year 49 On New Year's Eve, alumni joined thousands of other UofL fans to cheer on the Cards in the Citrus Bowl. 28 32 24 W I N T E R / S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 U O F L M A G A Z I N E | 3

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