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U

UBM

Acronym for "unit business manager."

UK

Acronym for the "University of Kentucky." Always use the official name on first reference. On second reference in informal publications, UK may be used if the meaning will be clear to readers. If you intend to use the acronym on second reference, let readers know this by setting it off in parentheses directly after the first official reference.

ULink

Acronym for the "University of Louisville Information Network," the university’s Web site portal.

under way

Two words.

University of Louisville

On first reference, use the University of Louisville. After first reference, you may alternate between UofL and the university.

See also capitalization

University Theatre

Not a place but the annual series of drama department productions.

UofL

Acceptable as a second reference for the University of Louisville, both as an adjective and noun: She graduated from UofL. He is attending UofL's Speed School.

UofL magazine

The copyrighted name of UofL's official university magazine. Note that "magazine" is not actually part of the name and, therefore, not capitalized.

URL

Acronym for "Universal Resource Locator." If possible, use a contrasting typeface to distinguish between the Web address and the rest of the sentence.

Never allow a Web address to break over two lines with a hyphen; break if necessary using a required soft return following a slash or other mark of punctuation that is part of the address.

See also Web, World Wide Web

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