UofL-Yearlings Club forums resume Sept. 30 with President Neeli Bendapudi

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi will talk about her vision for university collaborations with west Louisville as she opens the University of Louisville-Yearlings Club fall forum series. Other series events will focus on elections, climate change and holiday music.

    The UofL College of Arts and Sciences’ diversity and community engagement programs office offers the free, public forums with the Yearlings at the civic club’s 4309 W. Broadway location. The series, part of the Signature Partnership Initiative, seeks to bring faculty members and the public together to share expertise, discuss issues and forge common bonds.

    The events run 4-6 p.m. monthly on Sundays (unless otherwise indicated, as for Monday, Sept. 30) from September through March. Registration is requested by contacting Clest Lanier, 502-852-3042 or cvlani01@louisville.edu. The fall events are:

    Sept. 30 – “Community Conversation with UofL President Neeli Bendapudi,” with Kentucky Sen. Gerald Neal as moderator. Bendapudi also will reflect on her first year as president and will introduce new deans Teresa Reed, music, and Emmanuel Collins, engineering, as well as pediatrics professor Faye Jones, who recently became UofL’s interim senior associate vice president for diversity and equity. (5:15-5:45 p.m. reception and 6-6:40 p.m. conversation)

    Oct. 20 – “Your Vote Matters: Elections Have Consequences,” panel discussion.

    Nov. 17 – “Climate Change,” panel discussion.

    Dec. 15 – Annual holiday reception featuring live music and refreshments.

    The Yearlings Club Inc. includes members from corporate, government and private organizations and promotes civic responsibility, community service and leadership development.

    For more information, contact Lanier at 502-852-3042 or cvlani01@louisville.edu.

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    EDITORS: Attached is photo of Neeli Bendapudi (Sept. 30 speaker). Dates for spring UofL-Yearlings discussions are Jan. 20, Feb. 23 and March 15.

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    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a communications and marketing specialist for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she works in media relations and contributes to news about the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kent School of Social Work. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.