American evangelical practices of prayer can train the mind to experience God, says the winner of the 2014 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.
When dozens of fourth-grade students from two local elementary schools arrived at the Rauch Planetarium Dec. 2, they were invited to walk down a red carpet amid applause and enjoy the “paparazzi” flash of cameras.
Education historian Diane Ravitch once supported education reform, but now she sees it as a series of “mistaken policies” that have corrupted public schools.
Announcements included in the Dec. 4, 2013 UofL Today email.
A California scholar who proposed that emotions play an integral role in human reasoning and decision-making has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.
In “The Peace of Wild Things,” poet Wendell Berry writes,
A book explaining why nuclear weapons programs in many developing nations have been prone to inefficiency and failure has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
“On the Guarding of the Heart,” a piece for chamber orchestra by Serbian-born composer Djuro Zivkovic (joo-ROH’ zhiv-KOH’-veetz), has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.
UofL’s Kent School of Social Work is partnering in a new, federally funded collaboration intended to improve the behavior and treatment of children in the state’s child welfare system.
The Run for the Roses™ may be more than five months away, but Churchill Downs and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville are at work now to create an exciting weekend of entertainment.
Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence donates $2 million to advance adult stem cell research in treatment of heart disease
For more than a decade, Roberto Bolli, MD, has been working to revolutionize the treatment of heart failure by providing patients treatment derived from their own cardiac stem cells. Today, the University of Louisville announced that the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence is providing just over $2 million to help Bolli move his research another step closer to being able to help potentially millions of people throughout the world.
The University of Louisville has made the cut in a national ranking of the Best Colleges for Veterans.
Party planners at the University of Louisville’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium are hoping Comet ISON will be their guest of honor at a Dec. 7 holiday party.
The University of Louisville Board of Trustees Nov. 21 named its newest research building in honor of Kosair Charities in recognition of its years’ long support in helping the university strive to fulfill its mandate as a nationally recognized metropolitan research university. The facility, on the health sciences campus at the corner of Hancock and Muhammad Ali, will hereby be known as the Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building.
Campus activities don’t stop at the University of Louisville with the end of classes this December. Seasonal music, dance and gift buying are all in store for the public and campus community, starting Dec. 6.
The University of Louisville Bingham Clinic is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The clinic’s precursor, which was founded by the Jefferson County school system, was among the first centers in the nation dedicated to children’s mental health.
Swiss chemist Michael Graetzel, noted for his discovery of a new solar cell that’s easier and less costly to produce than silicon-based cells, has won the first $50,000 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville.
President James Ramsey honored 11 staff members Nov. 18 for their hard work, dedication to students and the university, leadership and public service at the annual Outstanding Performance Award reception. Three people received honorable mentions.
Roberto Bolli has won the American Heart Association Research Achievement Award for 2013 “for the profound and lasting impact of his extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular research.”
The University of Louisville’s efforts to create a better environment for bicyclists on campus have not gone unnoticed.