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Today: From Brown to the Present: The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island

2 hours 23 min ago
p Please join us for the first Diversity Program of the Spring 2015 semester, bFrom Brown to the Present: The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island: A Conversation about ‘What it Means to be ColorBrave,”/b Tuesday, January 27. /p p a href=/node/16196Click here for complete information and details./a /p

Sayed Kashua Lecture and Discussion

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:10
The University of Louisville Jewish Studies Program warmly invites you to hear novelist, journalist, and screenwriter Sayed Kashua on quot;The Foreign Mother Tongue: Living and Writing as a Palestinian in Israelquot; at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in the Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library.  For reservations: a href=https://sayed-kashua.eventbrite.comhttps://sayed-kashua.eventbrite.com/a. 

Law Library spotlights Louisville's role in civil rights trial

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 15:39
p class=p1img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/lib-exp.png / /pp class=p1nbsp;/pp class=p1In October, the Brandeis School of Law’s Allen Court Room hosted a reenactment of the sensationalized Carl Braden trial of 1954, in which Braden was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sedition after he and his wife Anne purchased a home for an African American family in the Louisville area that is now Shively. The reenactment was part of a series of events to mark the 60supth/sup anniversary of the Wade/Braden story, which quickly became a formative event for Louisville and the nation as citizens grappled with a fledgling Civil Rights movement. /p p class=p1To commemorate the trial – and the events leading up to it – UL’s Law Library is featuring the exhibit, “Black Freedom, White Allies amp; Red Scare: Louisville, 1954.” The closing date is set for Jan. 30. /p p class=p1Also on that day, Professors Laura Rothstein and Jamie Abrams will host their classes in the library where Cate Fosl, director of the UofL Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, will provide an overview of the exhibit and historical context about the Braden/Wade story. Fosl is also Anne Braden’s biographer and her book, “Subversive Southerner” was a co-winner of the Oral History Association’s Book Award in 2003./p p class=p1bSedition charges/b/p p class=p1The historical context essentially begins in March of 1954 when Andrew and Charlotte Wade ask whites Carl and Anne Braden to help purchase a home after realtors repeatedly refused to sell to the African American family. The Bradens closed on a home in what is now Shively in May and hand the keys over to the Wades who were the only African Americans in the neighborhood. /p p class=p1Shortly after their move-in date, the Wade house was bombed and crosses were burned on the lawn. /p p class=p1Carl and Anne Braden were subsequently accused of staging the purchase and bombing as part of a communist plot to take over the state government./p p class=p1The case went to trial and Carl Braden was charged with sedition. At the time, working for racial integration was interpreted by many Southern whites to be an embrace of communism.  Braden was sentenced to 15 years and served eight months./pp class=p1Unable to live in the damaged house and still facing harassment, the Wades, who had a toddler and a newborn at the time, moved out of their house.  /pp class=p1Following the trial, the Bradens continued to fight for social justice, supporting civil rights, desegregation and labor issues, among other efforts. They were both arrested numerous times while protesting and landed on the FBI investigation list because of their alleged ties to the Communist party. /p p class=p1Carl Braden died in 1975. Prior to her death in 2006, Anne Braden was the University of Louisville’s first visiting scholar in Race and Gender Studies. /p p class=p1bThe exhibit and its significance/b/p p class=p1The exhibit itself features photos and archival materials from the home purchase, the trial Carl Braden’s imprisonment, the years following the case and the events of the era that strongly influenced the case. The exhibit is the result of a collaboration between the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, the University of Louisville Archives amp; Special Collections, Louisville Free Public Library and Courier-Journal Media./p p class=p1Robin Harris, public services librarian and professor of legal bibliography, said the exhibit is a good example of UL’s commitment to diversity. /p p class=p1“Well before the topic of diversity became mainstream, the university was working on it and the law school in particular has been a leader in diversity efforts for more than 20 years. All of the deans have been committed,” Harris said. “This exhibit is not only a good example of that, but also a good example of its commitment to interdisciplinary studies.” /p p class=p1The interdisciplinary angle comes from Fosl, who is a faculty member in the women’s and gender studies program within the College of Arts and Science. /p p class=p1Harris adds that, from a historical perspective, the exhibit also provides a powerful narrative about a “seminal event” in Louisville and US history. /p p class=p1“It’s been 60 years since this happened and it’s really important for people of all ages to know about this trial, from the purchase to the bombing to the trial, particularly from a law perspective,” Harris said. “We’re fortunate to have it here on display. It’s a fitting tribute to the role that Louisville had in the Civil Rights movement.” /p p class=p1More information about the story is available on NPR’s “Here and Now,” a href=http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/01/louisville-civil-rightsavailable online./a/p p class=p1The exhibit will next appear at the White Privilege Conference, March 11-15 at Louisville’s Galt House. /p

Black Freedom, White Allies Red Scare: Louisville, 1954

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 16:33
pThe Law Library is proud to be hosting the exhibit, “Black Freedom, White Allies amp; Red Scare: Louisville, 1954,” thanks to the generosity of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. This fascinating and moving chronicle of events leading up to and including Carl and Anne Braden’s sedition trial will be open to everyone through January 23, 2015. br /br /If you did not see the exhibit when it was housed at the Louisville Free Public Library during the fall of 2014, you have another chance! Please stop by the Reading Room during any of the library’s operating hours.  And if you want to know more about the Braden’s story, the NPR showa href=http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/01/louisville-civil-rights “Here and Now”/a recently ran a detailed story on the 60th anniversary of the case.  /ppRead more in a href=/node/16008 quot;Law Library spotlights Louisville's role in civil rights trialquot;/a./pbr /pnbsp;/p

Assistant Dean for IT Selected to Participate in the Provost’s 2015 Staff Leadership Academy

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:38
p class=p1James A. Becker, assistant dean for information technology, has been selected to participate in the Provost’s 2015 Staff Leadership Academy, which gives participants knowledge related to university administration and assists them in developing leadership qualities to prepare them for future leadership roles, which they can apply in current and future positions at the university. Academy candidates are nominated by vice presidents and deans, chosen from among staff who serve or have served in supervisory or project management roles, demonstrated an interest in learning about leadership, and are forward thinkers who possess strong communication and critical thinking skills. The Academy consists of monthly workshops on leadership topics, group work to complete a capstone project, individual work with a mentor, and a graduation ceremony./p

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:59
p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifTreat yourself and give a little! Join the Harlan Scholars and /spanspan style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif Iguanas on Thursday, December 4, 2014o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-seriffrom 11 AM – 10 PM for a day of eating and giving. When you eat at /spanspan style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif Iguanas and mention giving to the Harlan Scholars, 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Harlan Scholar Program @ UofL. o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifThe Harlan Scholars Program is designed for select undergraduates @ UofL interested in careers in the law. Members are regularly invited to our law school, where they have opportunities to interact and network with current law students, law faculty, and members of the Louisville legal community. Your participation will help continue to grow the program. The Harlan Scholars Program is a Guaranteed Entrance Program.o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifFor more information about the Harlan Scholars, please visit: a href=http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlanhttp://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlan/ao:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif o:p/o:p/span/p p class=MsoNormal style=line-height: 170%span style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 170%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifFor more information about the fundraiser, please contact Marianna Michael, President of the Harlan Scholars, at a href=mailto:marianna.michael@louisville.edumarianna.michael@louisville.edu/ao:p/o:p/span/p

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:36
divTreat yourself and give a little! Join the Harlan Scholars and span style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/span Iguanas on Thursday, December 4, 2014/divdivfrom 11 AM – 10 PM for a day of eating and giving. When you eat at span style=font-size: 11pt; line-height: 16.8666667938232px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serifSeñor/span Iguanas and mention giving to the Harlan Scholars, 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Harlan Scholar Program @ UofL. /divdivbr //divdivThe Harlan Scholars Program is designed for select undergraduates @ UofL interested in careers in the law. Members are regularly invited to our law school, where they have opportunities to interact and network with current law students, law faculty, and members of the Louisville legal community. Your participation will help continue to grow the program. The Harlan Scholars Program is a Guaranteed Entrance Program./divdiv /divdivFor more information about the Harlan Scholars, please visit: http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlan/divdiv /divdivFor more information about the fundraiser, please contact Marianna Michael, President of the Harlan Scholars, at marianna.michael@louisville.edu/divdiv /div

Tax Moot Court Team

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:45
The Moot Court Board congratulates Lee Wilson and Katie Halloran on making the the National Tax Moot Court Team. As members of the team, Lee and Katie will write a brief and present arguments as both petitioner and respondent. The competition will take place February 5-7, 2015, in Clear Water Florida. The team is coach by Professor Blackburn, Mark Hahn, and Laurie  McTighe.

Dean DiSanza Leads Session Focused on Women in the Workplace at UMLaw

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:25
p class=p1Since 2003, Dean DiSanza has been teaching at the University of Maryland School of Law (where she worked as Director of Student Affairs for six years and received her J.D.) in their a href=http://video.law.umaryland.edu/OpenPlayer.asp?GUID=D998F723-5C43-47D2-86E7-7318F57EC75E“Women, Leadership, and Equality Program.”/a Based on concepts and theories she learned in her Master program at Johns Hopkins University, Dean DiSanza developed a three session program (later condensed to one session, once she had left UMLaw) that focused on the unique qualities women should consider when entering the workplace. She empowers the students with information about leadership theory, group theory and organizational behavior. She then weaves the issues of gender and equality into the mix. The purpose of this session is so students can assess current and future workplaces for cultures and norms. They are also given several self-evaluations to gauge their understanding of their own leadership and conflict resolution styles./p

Dinner A Movie

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:50
pThe LBA will be hosting Dinner amp; A Movie at the Kentucky Science Center on Thursday, November 6. The legal community is invited for food and drinks from 5-6:30 p.m. and will then receive preferred seating for a screening of the classic film, “Inherit the Wind,” which is based on the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial.”/ppThis could be a great opportunity for networking in a casual, fun atmosphere. Tickets are $20, but for law students we’re offering a discounted ticket of $15. This includes a buffet, complimentary beverage and movie candy to enjoy before or during the film. /ppFor more information or to register, go to a href=https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=810https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=810/a – or you may contact Jenny Bencomo at a href=mailto:jbencomo@loubar.orgjbencomo@loubar.org/a or (502) 583-5314. /p

Exam4 Now DOES Support Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:14
In yesterday's iDocket/i, the IT Dept. reported that Exam4 does not support Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) because we had been so advised by Extegrity, Exam4's publisher. bHowever, late yesterday afternoon, we received notice from Extegrity that Exam4 WOULD now support Yosemite./b We requested that they make the Yosemite version of Exam4 immediately available for download and installation. Consequently, students who have upgraded to Yosemite, or who wish to may do so and, may now use Exam4. Yosemite users download the Yosemite version of Exam4 and take a practice exam b by Friday evening's deadline/b.

Congratulations, Grateful Decedents!

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:08
Congratulations to Lawlapalooza 2014 champs the Grateful Decedents,  featuring 3Ls Mina Khalil and Greg Daly.  Thanks to 3L Emily DeVuono, whose band, The Perpetual Motions, played a great set, as well. All eight bands rocked for a wonderful, worthy cause, the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund, and this year's event drew a great turnout of students, staff, faculty, and the local legal community. Many thanks to our 2014 Ewing Fellow, Jenn Pence, and our student MCs, Jeff Perkins, Jessica Homer, Caitlin McQueen, Alexandria Bridges, China Hepburn, and James Shockley, for all their help and especially for their enthusiasm!

Lawlapalooza Student Band of the Day: The Grateful Decedents

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:37
p The Grateful Decedents, playing rock, reggae rock, blues rock, funk rock, classic rock, and ragnarok, feature 3Ls a href=/user/1527Greg Daly/a on vocals and a href=/user/1517Mina Khalil/a on electric guitar and vocals. The five musicians from the Louisville area started a band just to play Lawlapalooza this year. /p p Once onstage, the virtuosity of each member – the vocal prowess of Greg Daly, the face-melting techniques of guitarists Mina Khalil and Carl Koontz, the hard-hitting basslines of Darren Beckham, and the earthquaking kicks 'n snares courtesy of Jordan Daly – will fuse into a single entity and fill your ears with the truth. You will surely doubt whether you have ever truly used your ears before that moment. /p p And then, once their set is over, each member will slowly fade into transparency like Marty McFly and disappear into the ether forever, never to be seen again. /p p Come out to Lawlapalooza 2014 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue, and support your fellow students ‒ and help them carry away the cherished Lawlapalooza Cowbell Trophy. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and The Grateful Decedents perform at 9:30. Tickets are on sale now in the Law Resource Center, room 272, $10 advance and day of show. /p

Lawlapalooza Student Band of the Day: The Perpetual Motions

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:32
p The Perpetual Motions, performing Thursday night at Lawlapalooza, feature 3L a href=/user/1442Emily DeVuono/a on bass and vocals. The band (aka The Joyful Spirits) officially formed in 2011. Comprised of members of Jeffersontown Christian Church, they originally played mostly jazz arrangements of traditional hymns. Now their repertoire consists of anything from Bon Jovi, to Queen, to The Eagles, to The Jackson Five. The Perpetual Motions have played the past several years at AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckiana's annual pizza fundraiser at Clifton's Pizza (as well as other AIDS Interfaith Ministries events), and has played the past two years at the Middletown Festival. /p p Come out to Lawlapalooza 2014 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue, and support your fellow students #8210 and help them carry away the cherished Lawlapalooza Cowbell Trophy. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and The Perpetual Motions perform at 7:30. Tickets are on sale now in the Law Resource Center, room 272, $10 advance and day of show. /p