Remember when people used to think all those hours playing video games were just a waste of time? Not anymore. Esports are providing an avenue for UofL students to gain a sense of camaraderie, engage in healthy competition and get a head start on careers in computer science, sports management and more. Discover how esports players are gaming the system and read about other innovative approaches by UofL students, faculty and alumni in the Summer 2021 edition of UofL Magazine.

Decoding disparity: Alumna LaToya Whitlock set out to increase access to literacy curriculum to students in need. Her passion project is helping children learn to navigate the world through words.

Adding dimension to medical inventions: A relationship that started with a dentist and an engineer is resulting in a bevy of 3D-printed medical devices born from innovation and designed to improve health care delivery and training.

The power of partnership: What happens when two of Louisville’s leading organizations join forces? Lives get better.

Erica Walsh
Erica Walsh is the marketing director for the Office of Communications and Marketing. Her job lets her share UofL’s good news in all avenues of communications including UofL Magazine, advertising, content marketing and branding. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast. Prior to her career in higher education communications she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. Red is one of her favorite colors and it’s a good thing, too, because she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in communication from UofL.