University of Louisville Magazine

FALL 2017

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UOFLMAGAZINE.COM David Padgett leads his first practice as head coach. 2017 CARDS BUY LOCAL FRIDAY DEC. 1 Register at $40 registration fee includes opening and closing receptions, door prizes and transportation to more than a dozen shops on East Market Street (NULU), Fourth Street, Frankfort Avenue and Butchertown. Sponsored by UofL and the Louisville Independent Business Alliance PBK bringing Barzun to Uof L Matthew Barzun, former ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden, will serve as Uof L's 2017-18 Phi Beta Kappa speaker. The annual Phi Beta Kappa lecture series brings distinguished speak- ers to campus for public lectures and informal meetings with students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Barzun follows previous PBK lec- turers of national prominence who have covered a broad range of top- ics and intellectual interests. Barzun's politi- cal career includes turns as ambassa- dor to the United Kingdom from 2013 to 2017 and ambas- sador to Sweden from 2009 through 2011. He also served as national finance chair for for- mer President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Prior to his roles in politics, Bar- zun was an internet pioneer with CNET Networks, where he worked from 1993-2004. He rose through the ranks to eventually serve as chief strategy officer and executive vice president. Barzun, who lives in Louisville, has been active in several Kentucky non-profits, particularly those with an emphasis on education, public pol- icy or interfaith relations including Teach Kentucky, The Kentucky Long Term Policy Research Center and the Center for Interfaith Relations. Barzun's lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Feb. 6. It is hosted by Uof L's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana and the dean and faculty of the Uof L College of Arts and Sciences. Barzun ONLINE: For more information, visit

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