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Golden Alumni Society. Dr. James R. Ramsey President University of Louisville. May 7, 2010. Thank you and welcome to back to campus!. 2. University of Louisville Great history/ wonderful tradition You are a part of that history/tradition!. 3.

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May 7 2010




Dr. James R. Ramsey


University of Louisville

May 7, 2010

May 7 2010

Thank you and welcome to back to campus!


May 7 2010

University of Louisville

Great history/

wonderful tradition

You are a part of that history/tradition!


Our mandate is to build on that history tradition

Our mandate is to build on that history/tradition:

“U of L is to be Premier Nationally Recognized Metropolitan Research University”


May 7 2010

Commencement is a special time to celebrate the successes of our students and the institution!


May 7 2010

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May 7 2010

It has been a challenging year, but a special year!


Our students

Our students


Our student successes

Our student successes

12 Fulbrights!

(record for UofL and the most in Kentucky!)

Monica Marks

Rhodes Scholar

Record number of graduates

Improved graduation rate


Our research making kentucky a better place

Our ResearchMaking Kentucky a better place

Adult Heart Stem Cell Transplant

Rebuilding hearts and lives

James Graham Brown Cancer Center

Breast Accreditation

First in Kentucky

Fueling with bio-diesel


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Making Louisville a better place to live

Arts and Cultural Partnership Initiative

Belknap Campus

Concerts, Theatre Performances and Lectures throughout the year

Making louisville a better place

Making Louisville a better place

$1.0b in Capital Construction

9,764 jobs created (direct & indirect)

Center for Translational Research

KFC/Yum Arena

Biosafety Lab



Most importantly

Most importantly…

Despite cuts/challenges

We are not done –

We have more to do!


May 7 2010

Why have these things happened and why they will continue to happen…


Because of our

Because of our

Our “First Team All Americans”*

*As voted on by the President


May 7 2010

Diane Nichols

University Libraries

(Interim Dean)

Marcia Hern

School of Nursing


May 7 2010

Christopher Doane

School of Music

Jim Chen

Brandeis School of Law


May 7 2010

Mickey Wilhelm

J.B. Speed

School of Engineering

Richard Clover

School of Public Health

and Information Sciences


May 7 2010

Edward Halperin

School of Medicine

Terry Singer

Kent School of Social Work


May 7 2010

Charles Moyer

College of Business

J. Blaine Hudson

College of Arts and Sciences


May 7 2010

Blake Haselton

College of Education & Human Development

(interim dean)

John Sauk

School of Dentistry


May 7 2010

Beth Boehm

Graduate School

(Interim Dean)


And their quarterback and team captains

And their quarterback and team captains…

Shirley Willihnganz

Executive Vice President University Provost

Larry Cook

Executive Vice President

for Health Affairs

Bill Pierce

Executive Vice President

for Research


These all americans

These All Americans

  • Recruit the best faculty

  • Recruit the best students

  • Offer the highest quality academic programs

  • Oversee research that improves Kentucky

  • Engage colleges in the community


Today and going forward we need you more than ever

Today and going forward…We need you more than ever!

  • Be engaged

  • Help us communicate

  • Help us recruit

  • Talk to policy makers

  • Give back

May 7 2010

Thank you!


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