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Ten Belknap Campus buildings remain closed; cleanup continues

August 7th, 2009

Ten buildings on the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus will remain closed Monday due to flooding Aug. 4.

Faculty and staff who work in those buildings should not report for work unless they teach a class, are contacted by a supervisor or have been told they have alternate accommodation. The closed buildings are:

A number of departments in the closed buildings have secured other office space and expect to be back in operation on Monday, according to Larry Owsley, vice president for business affairs. A supervisor should be contacting employees who work in those relocated departments.

The College of Education and Human Development building is still the building causing the most headaches, said University Spokesman Mark Hebert. Diesel fuel leaked into flood water that filled the basement. It is not expected to be open by the time fall classes begin Aug. 24.

Owsley, Provost Shirley Willihnganz and interim Dean Blake Haselton are exploring a number of options for classroom space and expect to have a decision by mid-week, Willihnganz said.

The three dormitories which were damaged in the flood (Unitas, Miller and Threlkeld) are expected to be open before fall classes begin.

University archivists are working with units in buildings that were damaged to assess damage to records. University Libraries, including Ekstrom Library and Kornhauser Library on the Health Sciences Center, were not damaged.

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