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The McConnell Connection

Dear friend of the McConnell Center,

The McConnell Center marks its 20th year on the campus of the University of Louisville. We've expanded our mission, opportunities and scholarships over the past two decades. Learn more »

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Public Events

Remembering America

Join us this fall as renowned national historians consider the constitutional legacy of Thomas Jefferson, war and its impact on American liberty, Jacksonian democracy and the First Lady of the Confederacy. Free and open to the public.

Sept. 26, 6 p.m., University of Louisville
In The Constitutional Legacy of Thomas Jefferson, R.B. Bernstein addresses how Jefferson failed to reconcile his professed commitments to freedom of the press and human equality with actual practice. More details »

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McConnell Scholars

UofL welcomes newest McConnell Scholars

Ten Kentuckians join the McConnell Scholars Program. One runs for UofL's cross country team, one hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro, one is a state champion orator - but they're all high-achievers and the next generation of leaders. Read more »

And they're off!

Nine students graduated from the McConnell Scholars Program in May. Read where they're headed next. »

Civic Education

Professional Development Opportunities

Kentucky social studies teachers are invited to join us for five unique professional development opportunities. We're traveling to Boston, Williamsburg, Mt. Rushmore and other locations! Applications »

Partnering with Harvard University

Our civic education program joins Harvard's Institute of Politics. More details »