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Fine Arts Prof. Ché Rhodes named Educator of the Year by Louisville Visual Art

Fine Arts Prof. Ché Rhodes named Educator of the Year by Louisville Visual Art

Ché Rhodes, professor of glass at UofL’s Hite Art Institute, has been named “Educator of the Year” by Louisville Visual Art, the area’s largest arts collective. He’ll receive the honor at the third annual Louisville Visual Art Honors Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 7, 2020.

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Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions

The wide-ranging Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 will attract more than 300 writers, critics and literary scholars from around the world to the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus Feb. 20-22, 2020.

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Israeli author to discuss ‘art of leaving’ Feb. 16

Israeli author to discuss ‘art of leaving’ Feb. 16

Award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari will speak Feb. 16, 2020 at the University of Louisville about her life, family, grief, searching and travels in “The Art of Leaving,” which is also the title of her memoir.

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2020 French Film Festival offers animation, drama, comedy

2020 French Film Festival offers animation, drama, comedy

An animated mystery, a romantic comedy and several dramas, including a sneak-peek U.S. screening, make up the six free, public film showings during the University of Louisville’s French Film Festival Feb. 6-March 7, 2020 at UofL and Speed Art Museum.

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Get to know our newest MLK Scholars

Get to know our newest MLK Scholars

On MLK Day, the scholars will participate for the second time in a day of service, helping organizations throughout the community. In fact, this program was created specifically to focus on service and social justice, using Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights Movement as the primary points of study.

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African American History Month Film Series

African American History Month Film Series

This free film series is presented in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library, the Uofl Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the UofL College of Arts & Sciences. All film screenings will be followed by a discussion lead by UofL faculty.

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Forums examine King vision, black student unions, horse racing, equal rights

Forums examine King vision, black student unions, horse racing, equal rights

The University of Louisville-Yearlings Club spring forum series will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black History Month, Women’s History Month and Kentucky Derby time with discussions about black student unions, equal justice and the horse racing industry.

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A&S Physics Prof. Benne Holwerda helped NASA discover 'Godzilla Galaxy'

A&S Physics Prof. Benne Holwerda helped NASA discover 'Godzilla Galaxy'

The majestic spiral galaxy UGC 2885, observed and photographed with Hubble space telescope, for professor Benne Holwerda, PhD, may be the largest known in the local universe.

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UofL researchers take flight, study way to rehydrate blood in space

UofL researchers take flight, study way to rehydrate blood in space

A journey into space is inherently risky, so UofL researchers have been tapped by NASA to see if they can rehydrate blood in case of emergency on a space flight. The UofL faculty have already discovered a way to, essentially, freeze dry then rehydrate blood on land. Their NASA-sponsored research is intended to find out if that dried blood can be rehydrated in a zero gravity environment, meaning astronauts embarking on years-long trips can receive emergency blood transfusions.

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How does dancing help Veterans and sufferers of PTSD?

How does dancing help Veterans and sufferers of PTSD?

Dancing can help veterans with PTSD overcome their isolation and other mental health issues according to a pilot study from Psychology Professor Cynthia Corbitt.

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Meet the Professor - Spring 2020

Meet the Professor - Spring 2020

University of Louisville professors will tackle issues of religion, politics, history and weather when they resume a public, monthly luncheon lecture series this semester. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Liberal Studies Project offer the Meet the Professor series to highlight the college's cultural and research offerings.

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UofL sugar substitute, bio-coal technology licensed to Louisville startup

UofL sugar substitute, bio-coal technology licensed to Louisville startup

A technology born from University of Louisville research uses spent distillers’ grains, corn and waste wood to create a low-calorie sugar substitute.

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Theatre Arts student stars in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

Theatre Arts student stars in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

Kala Ross, a graduate student earning her MFA in performance in UofL’s Department of Theatre Arts, scored a highly competitive and coveted role in the cast. She’s playing the characters of Belle and Mrs. Fred, as well as a member of the ensemble.

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Political Science senior believes fellow students ‘will positively shape the future of Kentucky and the rest of the world’

Political Science senior believes fellow students ‘will positively shape the future of Kentucky and the rest of the world’

“I hope that students after me will embrace the beautiful challenges and heaps of confidence that this university has given to me,” she said. “If I had not had older students cheering me on and encouraging me to keep growing and discovering my identity, I would not be the fulfilled person that I am. I hope this cycle of empowerment continues long after my graduation."

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Project Runway contestant is back at UofL Theatre Arts

Project Runway contestant is back at UofL Theatre Arts

Frankie Lewis, a 2010 UofL grad, was a contestant on the TV series "Project Runway". Now she's back at UofL mentoring theatre majors in costume design and acting.

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Fine Arts sophomore recognized as a Scholar of Kentucky

Fine Arts sophomore recognized as a Scholar of Kentucky

Eugena Kim, a sophomore graphic design major from Hancock County, Kentucky, has been recognized by the Community Foundation of Louisville as part of its Scholars of Kentucky program.

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Sociology alumnus supporting health care in East Africa

Sociology alumnus supporting health care in East Africa

Sociology graduate Ben Belknap (’06, ’16) joined the Peace Corps following completion of his undergraduate degree. He was stationed in the village of Kingiti in Tanzania, where he lived with a local family and immersed himself in the culture.

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Biology researchers study invasive species of grass

Biology researchers study invasive species of grass

UofL researchers are venturing out to find stiltgrass samples and study its potential relationship to a certain soil-based fungi. Their end goal, however, is discovering a way to get rid of stiltgrass.

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History Prof. Katherine Massoth on the history of the U.S./Mexico border

History Prof. Katherine Massoth on the history of the U.S./Mexico border

History Prof. Katherine Massoth discusses the long, tortured history of the U.S. border with Mexico and how we got to the position we're in today on the southern border.

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