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Beyond Belknap

14 Aug Beyond Belknap

Belknap Campus may be the center of your world, but if you drive a few miles north or east, you’ll see the UofL name pop up again. Belknap is one of three UofL campuses. So if you find yourself at the Health Sciences Center or Shelby Campus, here are a few things to note.

Health Sciences Center

The Health Sciences Center (commonly called HSC) is located in the downtown Louisville medical district. HSC is home to our schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health and Information Sciences. In addition, it’s home to University of Louisville Hospital, where many of our students train to become the next great physicians and nurses.

If you’re there for class or something else, here are some nearby activities to consider:

On Thursdays from May to October, the 400 block of East Gray Street is transformed into a farmer’s market, with vendors offering fresh produce, baked goods, specialty meats, prepared lunches, crafts and more—all locally grown and produced.

Go a few blocks north and check out a guest, faculty or student exhibit at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts, 100 E. Main St. While you’re there, you might see students or glass program director Ché Rhodes blowing glass in the nearby hot shop.

And if you want to explore some non-UofL things downtown, be patient. We’ll cover that in another post.

Shelby Campus 

Shelby Campus is different from our other campuses because you can find there both university and non-university interests. UofL interests include the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, which uses the campus as a conference site for UofL and the general public. At the Center for Predictive Medicine, faculty conduct research to develop ways to diagnose and treat infectious diseases. Businesses and schools throughout Kentucky learn how to reduce their energy use and generate less pollution through UofL’s Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, which has offices there. You’ll also find corporate offices for Churchill Downs, and an electronic forensics lab—both part of an office and research park development that will help generate income for the university.