Lamar Jackson at the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

UofL’s stunning sophomore quarterback made history as the university’s first Heisman Trophy winner. But Jackson is just one example of UofL’s awe-inspiring students, faculty, staff and alumni. Discover who and what else we are proud of in the winter-spring 2017 UofL Magazine. 

He’s the (Heis)man: Lamar Jackson is the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy, college football’s award for most outstanding player.

Think Nothing of It: How UofL is using mindfulness to lower stress, reduce burnout and improve wellbeing across campus

Letters Between Friends: When UofL graphic design professor Steven Skaggs discovered a friend was having trouble reading because of vision loss, Skaggs designed a new font to help people with macular degeneration read again.

Love Birds: Meet four couples who found their sweetheart on campus, including Bill and Ann Windchy, who first locked eyes in a dorm hallway in 1963 and are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

Hidden Gems: A Brandeis School of Law graduate turned treasure hunter, Harvey Slentz spends his spare team working with a treasure salvage company responsible for the discovery of a long-lost Spanish galleon off the coast of Florida.

The full issue of UofL Magazine, including alumni and campus news, is also available online.

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.