J. B. Speed School of Engineering
The J. B. Speed School of Engineering was founded in 1925 as part of the University of Louisville in the U. S. state of Kentucky with money from the James Breckenridge Speed Foundation, created by his children William S. Speed and Olive Speed Sackett to honor J. B. Speed; until 2003, it was known as the J. B. Speed Scientific School; the school is colloquially referred to as Speed School or just Speed by locals. The school offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in seven fields: Chemical Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Computer Engineering and Computer Science Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering Management Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Biomedical Engineering In Fall 2018, the student body consists of 2,546 students; the largest departments are CECS, with a little more than 485 and 380 students respectively. In student and faculty opinion, the Speed School is considered to be one of the most rigorous and prestigious programs at the university.
When undergraduate students enter the school, they enter into a 5-year combined Bachelors and Masters program. Most students go to school year-round, in Fall and Summer semesters, for a total of 14 semesters. Three of the 14 semesters are for co-op internships, to be done at industry locations, three of the 14 semesters are for the graduate program, the other eight semesters are for the undergraduate program. Seven programs in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; these programs result in the award of Master of Engineering degrees in the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Computer Engineering and Computer Science Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Engineering Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering In addition, the J. B. Speed School of Engineering offers a B. S. degree in Computer Science, accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET.
As of November 2010, all bachelor's degree-level engineering majors are accredited by ABET. The campus lies entirely south of Eastern Parkway on the Belknap Campus of the University of Louisville and consists of the following buildings: Engineering Graphics building — for the Engineering Graphics department- Demolished in 2013 since the integration of the Engineering Graphics department and the Engineering Fundamentals Department led to the only graphics class offered to be taught in the Duthie Center for Engineering. Henry Vogt building — attached to Sackett Hall, used by several departments Sackett Hall — attached to the Henry Vogt building, used by the Mechanical Engineering department J. B. Speed building — houses the Dean's office, Academic Affairs, Departments of Engineering Fundamentals, advising offices, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial Engineering departments W. S. Speed building — used by Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering departments R. C.
Ernst Hall — used by the Chemical Engineering department Lutz Hall — used by Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science Departments John W. Shumaker Research Building - contains a 10,000 sq ft cleanroom core facility, nanotechnology and bioengineering research laboratories Duthie Center for Engineering - used by the Computer Engineering & Computer Science department, along with the Center for Cooperative Education, a number of classroom facilities used by the Engineering Fundamentals Department. Speed School website Speed School Student Council Engineering Expo - Speed School of Engineering ACM Student Chapter - Speed School of Engineering
Louisville Cardinals football
The Louisville Cardinals football team represents the University of Louisville in the sport of American football. The Cardinals compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference; the University of Louisville began playing football in 1912 where the Cardinals went 3–1. Louisville had played several years at club level and teams were composed with medical students. Beginning in 1914 the Cardinals joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association and they would participate in Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Due to financial difficulty Louisville did not participate in the 1917–1921 seasons; when the Cardinals did rejoin football they came back into the SIAA, going through reorganization losing most major state schools and thus became a small college conference. The Cardinals would face Kentucky state schools such as Eastern Kentucky, Murray State, Western Kentucky, Morehead State, along with private state schools like Centre, Kentucky Wesleyan, Georgetown College.
Tom King was the first coach to attempt to build a program at Louisville. King played college football at Notre Dame under Knute Rockne. King was known for his athleticism and speed. Before he came to the football team for punt returns he was on the track team and basketball team, where he was named captain in 1916, his experience at Notre Dame gave him ideas on developing a spread wing offense so his undersized players could be better utilized. He recruited players like him, that had the ability to outrun their opponent, his first standout was Fred Koster. Koster drew national attention to Louisville in 1926 by racking up 68 points in his first 2 games of the season. In six games, Koster scored 18 touchdowns, 10 extra points, 2 field goals and went on to finish second in scoring in college football with 124 points. Koster was an all-around athlete and was a letterman 16 times, 4 times in each baseball, basketball and track. Koster was a standout forward for the basketball team, leading the team in scoring two years.
In baseball, Koster played professionally for 10 years for the Philadelphia Phillies as well as the minor league teams Louisville Colonels and St. Paul Saints in the American Association. Tom King had the program going in the right direction until he decided to play Detroit for $10,000. Rockne, head coach at Notre Dame, a fellow graduate called King and asked if he would take the Detroit game because Rockne felt his team was not up to it; when King asked what was in it for Louisville Rockne replied $10,000, a substantial sum of money in 1928 for an athletics department. Louisville started the season with a 72–0 win over Eastern Kentucky but when they traveled to Detroit they were hammered with injuries and did not win another game or score for the rest of the season, as Detroit went undefeated and claimed a share of the national title. King served as head football coach for two more years but he served as track, baseball and athletic director during his tenure at Louisville. Louisville athletics took a step back when Dr. Raymond Kent was announced as the new president of Louisville.
Dr. Kemt began reducing the budget in the altheics department,making it difficult for teams to travel and outfit themseleves. King on the advice of his friend Rockne moved on and in 1933 became assistant coach at Michigan State. Louisville Athletics took a step back across all sports and in football posted one winning season until World War II. With the onset of World War II, like many college athletic programs around the country, was put on suspension until 1946. During that time Louisville played within KIAC and posted a 73–118–8 record with a.378 winning percentage. Frank Camp revived the Cardinal Program in 1946. Camp was collegiate player at Transylvania University in both football and basketball went on to accumulate a 102–35–04 record as a high school coach before he was tabbed for the head job at Louisville. Camp was responsible for moving away from the traditional KIAC competition and moving towards a more competitive schedule including match ups against some powerhouse traditional teams.
Camp would see success early after going 7–0–1 in his second year and was accredited for being able to gel current players with the new recruits return from war. Camp, like King, would see another President pull resources and scholarships in the early 1950s would see both Knop, who at the time was being recruited by Bear Bryant of Kentucky, Johnny Unitas, being recruited by Indiana, elect to stay at Louisville and play for Camp. Louisville did see a lot of talent leave and they went into a slump from 1950 to 1954. Camp would only suffer 2 losing seasons for the rest of his career; the loss of the scholarships saw a loss talent on the team. So when scholarships were again available Camp would start to recruit black players and start integration in the sports program in at Louisville. Camp's legacy is tied to three players he brought to Louisville Johnny Unitas, Lenny Lyles, Otto Knop; the most enduring legacy Camp left behind was pioneering integration in the southern athletics. Camp's first African-American player was Lawrence "Bumpy" Simmons, a local product from Central High School.
He only left the team on good terms. Camp would bring in Andy Walker, George Cain and Lenny Lyles in 1954 and they would become the first scholarship players at Louisville. Once the university was integrated in 1951, Camp and his assistant coach, sought out potential recruits. Coach Wood would be
The McConnell Center is an endowed institution created in 1991 by U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell, the University of Louisville; the McConnell Center's mission includes four major components: The McConnell Scholars Program Public Lecture Series Civic Education Program U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary Elaine L. Chao ArchivesThe core of the McConnell Center is the McConnell Scholarship, offered each year to ten high school seniors from the Commonwealth of Kentucky; these students, selected based upon their high school achievement, are offered tuition scholarships to the University of Louisville, as well as opportunities for travel, meeting with influential policy makers and the opportunity to study abroad in China. The scholars in the McConnell Center have met with President George W. Bush, United States Chief Justice John Roberts, Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Richard Lugar, United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and Lynne Cheney.
The McConnell Center has started a civics learning program to encourage classrooms in Kentucky to teach students history and the virtues of citizenship. The Chair of the McConnell Center is Dr. Gary alumni include J. Scott Jennings; the Center's non-resident fellows include Dr. Barbara A. Perry. McConnell Center website
Cardinal Stadium known as Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, is a football stadium located in Louisville, United States, on the southern end of the campus of the University of Louisville. Debuting in 1998, it serves as the home of the Louisville Cardinals football program; the official seating capacity in the quasi-horseshoe shaped facility was 42,000 through the 2008 season. An expansion project that started after the 2008 season was completed in time for the 2010 season has brought the official capacity to 55,000. An additional expansion project aiming to close the open end of the horseshoe to add 6,000 additional seats was announced on August 28, 2015, with the goal of opening within 2 years. Due to the Kentucky General Assembly being unable to provide any public funding, construction of the stadium began with private funds, which included the reclamation of the land upon which the South Louisville Rail Yard was situated; the soils of the 92 acre brownfield site contained 47 different contaminants of concern before the project began.
The rail yard's shift horn was saved and installed in the stadium's north end zone scoreboard and is sounded whenever the Cardinals score. The new parking at the stadium allowed many commuting students more parking access; this led to more redevelopment of on-campus parking lots, turning them into various athletic facilities. In 2000, Central Avenue was widened and extended from Taylor Boulevard to Crittenden Drive, a major redevelopment project; because the road connected Churchill Downs, an entrance to the Kentucky Exposition Center and the university's new baseball venue, Jim Patterson Stadium, all located within a mile of each other, the road has now been dubbed as "Louisville's Sports Corridor". The stadium was named for old Cardinal Stadium, located at the Kentucky Exposition Center, but with corporate naming rights providing a prefix to the main name. John Schnatter, a native of nearby Jeffersonville, donated $5 million for the naming rights to the stadium, which he used to christen the venue for his Papa John's Pizza chain.
Schnatter made a further $10 million donation for the stadium's expansion, extended the naming rights to the year 2040. The stadium was christened on September 5, 1998. On July 13, 2018, the stadium was renamed Cardinal Stadium by University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi; the change was a reaction to Schnatter using a racial slur on a Papa John's conference call. Card March is 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to kick-off. Players and coaches are dropped off by bus on Central Avenue above the Card March tunnel, greeted by screaming fans and cheerleaders as they walk down the stairs and through the tunnel leading to the stadium; the University of Louisville Cardinal Marching Band plays "Fight! UofL" and "All Hail UofL" to welcome the team into the stadium gates. Train Cabooses – as an homage to the history of the PJCS location, train cabooses are used for tailgating outside the west side of the stadium. 30 minutes prior to kick-off the stadium shoots off fireworks and sounds the train horn to signify to tailgaters to get into the stadium.
Prior to the game, the Cardinals exit the Howard Schnellenberger Complex and each member touches the Johnny Unitas Statue before running onto the field. Prior to kickoff, the Cardinal mascot parachutes onto the field from a plane flying over the stadium.. After the coin toss, the camera focuses in on a former UofL student athlete to lead the entire stadium in the "C-A-R-D-S" cheer. First Downs. After a UofL first down, the PA announcer will say the player making the first and down and "and that's good for another..." and the fans respond "Cards First Down". Example: PA- "#5 Teddy Bridgewater pass complete to #9 DeVante Parker for 12 yards and that's good for another..." and the fans yell "Cards First Down!" After each UofL kick-off, fast food restaurant, Rally's selects four local kids to be the "Rally's kick-off Kid". After a kick-off by UofL, the kid runs to get the placeholder on the field. After each UofL score – The land that Cardinal Stadium now occupies was the location of the Louisville & Nashville South Louisville Rail Yard.
During construction of the stadium, the Train Horn, used at the rail yard to indicate shift changes was salvaged, is now blown every time the Cardinals score. After each game, regardless of a win or loss, the team gathers in front of the student section and Cardinal Marching Band to sing the school's Alma Mater and fight song, "Fight! UofL"; this tradition began during the Charlie Strong era, when he strategically relocated the band between the student section and the south end zone, known as the Crunch Zone. The Victory lap began in the old Cardinal Stadium at the end of the 1990 season. After each Win, Louisville players give each fan a high-five. At the north end of the stadium is the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex, which houses the football offices and the conditioning center for the football team. At the north end is a bronze statue of Johnny Unitas, NFL great and the most famous football alumnus of the university; as part of game day tradition, each Cardinal player touches the base of the statue before entering the field prior to kickoff.
In 2006 the $10 million Trager Center, an indoor practice facility opened just north of the Schnellenberger Complex, providing a dry and warm area to allow undisrupted practices in Louisville's variable weather. An interesting feature is the Brown and Williamson Club located at the rear of the stadium's press box, it contains several large ball rooms and is rented ou
An academic library is a library, attached to a higher education institution which serves two complementary purposes to support the school's curriculum, to support the research of the university faculty and students. It is unknown. An academic and research portal maintained by UNESCO links to 3,785 libraries. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are an estimated 3,700 academic libraries in the United States; the support of teaching and learning requires material for student papers. In the past, the material for class readings, intended to supplement lectures as prescribed by the instructor, has been called reserves. In the period before electronic resources became available, the reserves were supplied as actual books or as photocopies of appropriate journal articles. Academic libraries must determine a focus for collection development since comprehensive collections are not feasible. Librarians do this by identifying the needs of the faculty and student body, as well as the mission and academic programs of the college or university.
When there are particular areas of specialization in academic libraries, these are referred to as niche collections. These collections are the basis of a special collection department and may include original papers and artifacts written or created by a single author or about a specific subject. There is a great deal of variation among academic libraries based on their size, resources and services; the Harvard University Library is considered to be the largest strict academic library in the world, although the Danish Royal Library—a combined national and academic library—has a larger collection. Another notable example is the University of the South Pacific which has academic libraries distributed throughout its twelve member countries; the University of California operates the largest academic library system in the world, it manages more than 34 million items in 100 libraries on ten campuses. The first colleges in the United States were intended to train members of the clergy; the libraries associated with these institutions consisted of donated books on the subjects of theology and the classics.
In 1766, Yale had 4,000 volumes, second only to Harvard. Access to these libraries was restricted to faculty members and a few students: the only staff was a part-time faculty member or the president of the college; the priority of the library was to protect the books. In 1849, Yale was open 30 hours a week, the University of Virginia was open nine hours a week, Columbia University four, Bowdoin College only three. Students instead created literary societies and assessed entrance fees in order to build a small collection of usable volumes in excess of what the university library held. Around the turn of the century, this approach began to change; the American Library Association was formed in 1876, with members including Melvil Dewey and Charles Ammi Cutter. Libraries re-prioritized in favor of improving access to materials, found funding increasing as a result of increased demand for said materials. Academic libraries today vary in regard to the extent to which they accommodate those who are not affiliated with their parent universities.
Some offer borrowing privileges to members of the public on payment of an annual fee. The privileges so obtained do not extend to such services as computer usage, other than to search the catalog, or Internet access. Alumni and students of cooperating local universities may be given discounts or other consideration when arranging for borrowing privileges. On the other hand, access to the libraries of some universities is restricted to students and staff. In this case, they may make it possible for others to borrow materials through inter-library loan programs. Libraries of land-grant universities are more accessible to the public. In some cases, they are official government document repositories and so are required to be open to the public. Still, members of the public are charged fees for borrowing privileges, are not allowed to access everything they would be able to as students. Academic libraries in Canada are a recent development in relation to other countries; the first academic library in Canada was opened in 1789 in Windsor, Nova Scotia.
Academic libraries were small during the 19th century and up until the 1950s, when Canadian academic libraries began to grow as a result of greater importance being placed on education and research. The growth of libraries throughout the 1960s was a direct result of many overwhelming factors including inflated student enrollments, increased graduate programs, higher budget allowance, general advocacy of the importance of these libraries; as a result of this growth and the Ontario New Universities Library Project that occurred during the early 1960s, 5 new universities were established in Ontario that all included catalogued collections. The establishment of libraries was widespread throughout Canada and was furthered by grants provided by the Canada Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, which sought to enhance library collections. Since many academic libraries were constructed after World War Two, a majority of the Canadian academic libraries that were built before 1940 that have not been updated to modern lighting, air conditioning, etc. are either no longer in use or are on the verge of decline.
The total number of college and university libraries increased from 31 in 1959-1960 to 105 in 1969-1970. Following the growth of academic libraries in Canada during the 1960s, there was a br
Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team is the men's college basketball program representing the University of Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I. The Cardinals have won two NCAA championships in 1980 and 1986. Due to an FBI criminal investigation into illegal benefits and actions by college basketball coaches, financial advisers, others, on September 27, 2017, head coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich were placed on administrative leave and were fired. Two days assistant David Padgett, a former star player under Pitino at Louisville, was named as acting head coach. On February 20, 2018, the NCAA vacated the 2013 NCAA title. On March 27, 2018, it was announced that the University of Louisville signed Chris Mack to a seven year contract as head coach. Bernard "Peck" Hickman's 1944 team finished with a 16–3 record and started a string of 46 consecutive winning seasons, an NCAA record. Hickman led Louisville to its first championship on a national level by winning the NAIB Tournament in 1948.
In 1956, led by All-American Charlie Tyra, the Cardinals won the NIT Championship. In 1956 his team was placed on two years probation, to include bans on postseason play, by the NCAA due to recruiting violations. In 1959, Louisville made its first NCAA Final Four appearance behind the play of All-American Don Goldstein; the Cardinals never had a losing season in Hickman's 23 seasons as head coach. He coached 11 20-win teams, appeared in five NCAA tournaments, coached six NIT appearances and finished with a 443–183 overall record, a.708 winning percentage that ranks him in the top 45 all time. John Dromo was Hickman's assistant for 17 years and succeeded him at head coach in 1967. In four seasons as head coach, Dromo led the Cardinals to a 68–23 record and the 1967 Missouri Valley Conference title. A heart attack during the 1970–71 season forced Dromo to retire, his assistant, Howard Stacey, was named interim head coach for the final 20 games of the season. Denny Crum was hired as head coach from his alma mater, UCLA, where he was the top assistant coach to John Wooden.
It was under the guidance of Crum. In his first season, he guided the Cardinals to the NCAA Final Four, becoming the first coach to go to a Final Four in his first season as a head coach. Overall, Crum had six Final Fours with the Louisville Cardinals, he is fifth all-time in Final Four appearances. The Cardinals won the 1980 NCAA Tournament championship by defeating UCLA 59–54. Six years Louisville would overcome Duke 72–69 for a second title. Crum is one of only 11 coaches to win two or more national championships, he was named National Coach of the Year in 1980, 1983 and 1986. He took the Cardinals to 23 NCAA tournaments, where they had an overall record of 43–21. While in the Metro Conference, the Cardinals won 12 regular season titles and 11 tournament championships. In its 19 years of naming a champion, the Metro had Louisville as second place 17 times. In 1993, Crum became the second fastest coach to reach 500 wins. Crum was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1994, he retired in 2001 with a career record of 675–295 over 30 seasons.
He was a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 2006. Rick Pitino was hired in 2001 after four years as head coach of the Boston Celtics, as head coach of Louisville's in-state rival, Kentucky. Pitino guided the Cardinals to the NCAA Tournament in 12 of 15 seasons, reaching the Elite Eight six times and the Final Four three times, his teams won four regular season titles. The Cardinals won at least 20 games every season since Pitino's first season at Louisville. Through the 2015–16 season, Pitino amassed a record of 391–134 during his time at Louisville. Pitino was selected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013, was under contract through the 2025–26 season; the University of Louisville self-imposed a postseason ban for the 2015–16 season amid an ongoing NCAA investigation over an escort sex scandal involving recruits between 2010 and 2014. The ban included both the NCAA Tournament. On June 15, 2017, the NCAA charged Rick Pitino for failure to monitor his basketball program, involved in a sex-for-pay scandal.
He was suspended for the first five games of the ACC season in 2017–18. On September 26, 2017 federal prosecutors in New York announced that the school was under investigation for an alleged "pay for play" scheme involving recruits at Louisville; the allegations state that an Adidas executive conspired to pay $100,000 to the family of a top-ranked national recruit to play at Louisville and to represent Adidas when he turned pro. The criminal complaint did not name Louisville but appeared to involve the recruitment of Brian Bowen, a late, surprise commit to the school. On September 27, 2017, Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich were placed on administrative leave. On October 26, 2017 Rick Pitino was fired as the head coach of Louisville Men's Basketball. On February 20, 2018 the NCAA ruled that Louisville must vacate its records from 2011-2015; this included 123 wins, the 2013 NCAA title, a 2012 Final Four appearance. On March 27, 2018, Xavier head coach Chris Mack agreed to terms on a seven-year contract worth about $4 million annually to become the next head coach at Louisville.
Mack has had a notable start to his Louisville tenure, recruiting a to