Faculty and staff from across the university are readying their artwork for display at the 2012 Faculty/Staff Open Walls exhibit.
A signature Tax Increment Financing (TIF) project that could produce millions of dollars for the University of Louisville has received final approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority.
A PDF map of the Belknap Campus-area Tax Increment Financing district.
University of Louisville officials and NTS Development Co. today celebrated the official opening of the first office building on Shelby Campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The University of Louisville Board of Trustees praised President James Ramsey and his staff for their 2011–12 performance and proposed administrative goals for 2012–13 at its annual retreat June 28.
Critics have pointed to fainting risks and subsequent auto accidents as reasons for concern when using drive-thru influenza immunization clinics, according to Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC, associate professor, division of infectious diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Louisville businessman Sam Swope presented President James Ramsey with a check for $1 million in June.
Northbound lanes on I-65 near the Belknap and Health Sciences campuses will be completely shut down this weekend for final paving of the roadway, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Fever and pain are symptoms about which every parent worries. Fever is a parent’s clue to an illness (usually an infection). Often, parents worry that fever, itself, might do harm. They have heard of seizures and of “brain damage” and worry that these problems might have been avoided, if fever had been controlled. This article is too short to explain why those worries are greater than the actual risk. Instead, this was written to tell people that the tools for controlling fever are not as safe as families may believe.
A simple definition of a team is a group of individuals organized to work together. When teams marshal their individual talents, skills, knowledge and experience, better decisions and outcomes are expected. Today, organizations face enormous challenges — including competition in an ever-changing market — requiring that all available resources be optimized.
Due to the threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms, the July 13 Cards Under The Stars movie night has been postponed. The event featuring “The Muppet Movie” will be rescheduled. Watch UofL Today for details on the make-up date.
UofL employees soon will have access to an expanded, remodeled, state-of-the-art wellness facility near Belknap Campus. The UofL Humana Gymnasium fitness center will close at 9 p.m. Friday, July 27, and reopen this fall under the leadership of Get Healthy Now.
Did you know that more than 14,000 pounds of batteries have been recycled from the University of Louisville over the past three years?
The University of Louisville School of Nursing has reintroduced the neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) program because of a positive national job outlook for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who care for critically ill infants.
Construction on a new north entrance to Belknap Campus soon will force a change to the traffic pattern on Cardinal Boulevard and First Street.
Kentucky women rank in the bottom third of nearly every women’s health indicator, but a new educational kiosk at the University School of Dentistry is designed to help change that statistic. State and university officials unveiled the new interactive women’s wellness kiosk June 18.
Give up your parking permit for two years and reap big savings on a bicycle.
University of Louisville student athletes last semester scored their highest overall grade point average – 3.11 – in school history.
While the 2012 Olympic Games kick off Friday in London, an exhibition of Olympics past will be in Louisville.
President James Ramsey is joining the local nonprofit Colon Cancer Prevention Project to help raise awareness for the disease.
David L. Dunn, executive vice president for health affairs, and honorary chair of the UofL Heart Walk campaign, is recruiting volunteers for the Sept. 22 event.
Three University of Louisville faculty members are among four Louisville authors who will be featured on a special C-SPAN BookTV program, “Louisville Weekend,” Aug. 4 and 5.
University of Louisville and city officials were digging in the dirt again July 31 as they symbolically planted the first plants that will top the first new building at Nucleus Innovation Park-Market Street.
UofL President James Ramsey and Provost Shirley Willihnganz have issued the following statement about the controversy surrounding comments by the president of Chick-fil-A and subsequent calls to remove the restaurant from the university’s Belknap Campus.
To the casual passer-by, the July 31 distribution of popsicles at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center might have looked like a nice gesture to help people beat the heat.
When James Brown started Fort Knox High School as a freshman, he didn’t know he’d get to earn college credit his senior year.
Gifts from two major Kentucky distilleries will fund and strengthen alcohol education and awareness programs at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky and will help expand alcohol programming across the commonwealth.
“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.” – Japanese proverb How do you typically respond when your life circumstances change? Do you resist the change and try to keep things the way they were? Are you like the oak in the Japanese proverb? Or are you more like the bamboo that is flexible and resilient in the face of change?
Chipeng Wu, an associate professor from Jinan University Medical College Department of Public Health, is learning how to encourage students to think critically.
To help parents ready their children for the upcoming school year, the Pediatrics Eye Clinic at the University of Louisville will hold a back-to-school clinic for children from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 18.
You might want to double check the color of that parking space before walking away from your car, as parking spots across Belknap Campus have been reclassified to accommodate construction of the Student Recreation Center.
Munching a funnel cake or careening down a roller coaster track may not seem to have anything in common with getting screened for cancer — but they do. All will be featured again this year at the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 16–26, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
Greg Curtis (left) and Jerry Pellman of VCI Construction Co. install a bike rack in front of The Ville Grille, one 66 new racks going in on Belknap Campus this fall. UofL’s Sustainability Council is paying for the racks with funds allocated for the university’s Climate Action Plan.
A donation to the University of Louisville Aug. 14 from the Council of Graphological Societies (CGS) will ensure that researchers who want to understand the connection between cursive writing and student learning, how people's handwriting reflects their personalities and the development of handwriting analysis have sources to use at UofL.
The University of Louisville Department of Theatre Arts invites the public to audition for its fall plays Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 21 and 22, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at the Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St.
Kentucky State Fair patrons should be aware but not fearful of contracting swine flu, provided they adhere to some common-sense precautions, said University of Louisville epidemiologist and assistant professor of medicine Forest Arnold.
Jessica Ruikka sat on the grass outside of Unitas Hall waiting to get this school year started — and the first step was getting all of the stuff that she brought from her home near Ann Arbor, Mich., to her new home in Unitas.
The University of Louisville anticipates that the fall 2012 freshman class will be its most academically gifted incoming class.
The time has come. This is your chance to turn it around! Save money. Get fit. Build community. Protect the planet. There has never been a better time to break the habit of driving alone to campus.
Louisville philanthropist Owsley Brown Frazier, a longtime supporter of the University of Louisville and past chair of the Board of Trustees, died Aug. 16. He was 77.
The Ironman triathlon will take place in Louisville Sunday, Aug. 26, with racing downtown and in the Belknap Campus areas. Here are the Belknap Campus area streets that will be affected.
The University of Louisville is gaining national recognition for its efforts to save energy, reduce carbon emissions and use sustainable practices.
The University of Louisville’s McConnell Center will offer a series of public talks this fall designed to get people to reconsider big ideas and challenge basic assumptions about American life.
The University of Louisville and GE Appliances announced Aug. 17 a partnership to provide onsite graduate-level engineering classes at Louisville’s Appliance Park and to work together on research and development.
Public visitation for Owsley Brown Frazier, former University of Louisville board chair, longtime supporter of the university and prominent civic leader, will be Tuesday at the Brown and Williamson Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
“So how’s the air?” Provost Shirley Willihnganz asked the freshmen and a few parents that had packed Comstock Concert Hall Friday afternoon.
This winter, while her husband is serving his country overseas, Ali Larson will be facing some challenges of her own.
A renowned professor of medicine, Bella DePaulo, author and visiting professor of psychology at the University of California in Santa Barbara, claims that lifestyle changes are better than drugs or therapy for treatment of multiple psychopathologies, for fostering social and individual well-being and for improving cognitive functioning.
During the summer months, young athletes become more active outside and competitive seasons begin. With rising temperature and humidity, dehydration concerns increase as well.
A lineup of 18 new enrichment classes that cover topics such as using Facebook, choosing wines and communicating with the dead will begin soon at the University of Louisville.
The School of Music almost has attained a standard of excellence it has sought since 2003.
A University of Louisville luncheon lecture series this fall will serve up a wide range of food for thought — from medical detective work to Burmese reforms, from Shaker health practices to Peruvian food crops.
It looks familiar, and yet, not so much. The Playhouse has been through many changes in its 100-plus-year history. Here it sits near the current site of Ekstrom Library on UofL's Belknap Campus.
UofL students, staff and faculty who ride TARC buses on Fourth Street will notice improved service.
President James Ramsey and other UofL officials will celebrate State of the University Week with a thank-you picnic for faculty, staff and their families Sunday, Sept. 9, at ShelbyHurst Campus.
Congratulations to Sharon Carpenter in the Department of Pharmacology, who has won two tickets to this Sunday’s UofL/UK football game by having the highest team financial commitment in support of the 2012 Heart Walk as of Aug. 17. To date, Sharon’s team has raised $1,249.00!
The University of Louisville Board of Trustees held a special meeting Aug. 30 to hear an update on the university’s search for a business partner for UofL and University Medical Center (UMC).
As Hurricane Isaac makes it way inland, weather forecasters are predicting the possibility of significant rainfall for the Louisville area.
A Louisville school and a program for families struggling with poverty and homelessness are benefiting from the efforts of new University of Louisville students.
University of Louisville engineering students now have access and can benefit from the same technology that many global industries use to develop their products, thanks to an in-kind grant from Siemens PLM Software.
UofL brought home two trophies Saturday. One was the annual American Heart Association UofL vs. UK moving challenge trophy.
WFPK’s “Live Lunch” program will return to the Red Barn Sept. 7.
Don’t be surprised if you run into someone around town wearing a lapel pin that says, “Racial Healing Ambassador.” The pin bearer is one of 25 graduates of the Healing History Academy, a project of the University of Louisville’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) in partnership with the Louisville Metro Department of Health & Wellness Center for Health Equity.
Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens will open the Yearlings Club-University of Louisville fall lecture series Sept. 9 at the Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway. The free, public event is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
UofL Physicians Pediatrics sleep psychologist Sarah Honaker provides excellent tips for parents working to create a smooth transition from summer to school for their children. One of the key factors to a successful start is sleep.
UofL neuroscientist Susan Harkema is primary author on 12 research studies published this week that show that innovative rehabilitative treatments, like those used in Louisville, can lead to significant functional improvements and a higher quality of life for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients.
A national registry to help match people in need of bone marrow transplants with potential donors will be on Belknap Campus Sept. 13 to recruit new members.
CIA Director David Petraeus addressed more than 500 people at the University of Louisville Monday, steering clear of the topic of U.S. intelligence and focusing instead on effective leadership.
Nearly 80 UofL School of Dentistry faculty and students returned to Eastern Kentucky Sept 8–9 to help give free treatment to more than 680 patients.
Several University of Louisville forensic anthropology students recently finished work on an unusual project — one which even UofL staff archaeologist Philip DiBlasi had never done anything like before they started in May.
The north half of the blue parking lot at Third and Brandeis will be closed to parking Sept. 21 in preparation for the Student Activity Board’s 9th Annual UofL Block Party.
Dozens of faculty, staff and friends celebrated the accomplishments of Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and University Provost Shirley Willihnganz Sept. 12, as she and President James Ramsey announced the opening of the Hall of Provosts in Grawemeyer Hall.
President James Ramsey praised faculty as “the heart and soul of the academy” at his annual State of the University address Sept. 12.
What if a book could ignite a cause?
Samuel W. Thomas, well-known for his illustrated and documented histories of Louisville and its neighborhoods, drew heavily upon the University of Louisville Photographic Archives for his source material.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burma pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi will speak Sept. 24 at the University of Louisville.
“The Muppet Movie” will be the final movie in UofL’s 2012 Cards Under the Stars outdoor family film series Friday, Sept. 21, on the Natural Sciences Lawn.
Awarding more degrees, raising the graduation rate, finding new revenue sources and boosting research and innovation were among the top goals set for 2012–2013 by UofL officials and approved at a Sept. 13 board of trustees meeting.
A hip take on Shakespeare, a musical and a historical drama will be among the plays the University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts will perform in its upcoming season.
Educators and businessmen from the largest country in West Africa visited the University of Louisville on Sept. 11.
Louisvillian Anne Braden’s role in the civil rights movement is the subject of a Sept. 25 luncheon discussion at the University of Louisville. Braden worked nearly six decades as a racial justice organizer before her death in 2006.
Streets around Belknap Campus once again will be the site of a foot race Sunday, Sept. 23.
The University of Louisville has been named a Military Friendly School for 2013 by G.I. Jobs, a monthly magazine designed to help veterans make the transition from military service to the civilian workforce.
UofL’s Student Activities Board is inviting the entire community to its annual Block Party, the group’s largest event of the year.
President James Ramsey and Provost Shirley Willihnganz recently honored faculty for their scholarship, research, creative activity and teaching at the annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence.
Historian Lien-Hang Nguyen will discuss her recent book and answer questions during a free, public talk Sept. 27 at the University of Louisville.
Nancy Schwartzman, a documentary filmmaker and the co-creator of the nationally recognized “Circle of 6” phone app, will deliver the keynote address at Take Back the Night, an annual UofL event that raises awareness about violence against women.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and advocate for immigration reform and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights Jose Antonio Vargas will be at the University of Louisville Oct. 3 as the keynote speaker during Pride Week 2012.
The University of Louisville has received $1 million from Kosair Charities to support eight health-related programs that benefit children.
UofL’s Photographic Archives is hosting an invitational exhibit that pairs contemporary photographs with archival images.
Kentucky’s 2011–2012 poet laureate, Maureen Morehead, will return to her alma mater to lead off the University of Louisville’s fall Axton Reading Series by discussing her work and teaching a master class.
Ohio State University astronomer Kris Stanek will discuss “Measuring the Size and Age of the Universe” during an Oct. 11 talk at the University of Louisville.
About 160 faculty and staff attended the first of two town hall sessions with President James Ramsey and his leadership team Sept. 20.
Myanmar pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi spoke about freedom, democracy, nonviolence and gratitude at the University of Louisville Sept. 24.
More than 150 soldiers and ROTC cadets will find out what they’re made of when they vie for a rare German Proficiency Badge Sept. 29 at the University of Louisville.
Afraid of the dark? You will be after a night of ghost stories on Belknap Campus.
The producer and lead actress of an award-winning film about interfaith cooperation and resilience during the 1994 Rwandan genocide will attend a free, public screening of “Kinyarwanda” Oct. 2 at the University of Louisville.
“How much is tuition?” “What ACT score to you need to get into the engineering program?” “How big are the class sizes?”
Panelists will examine community news and political campaigns during the Yearlings Club-University of Louisville fall lecture series, which concludes with a holiday musical event.
President James Ramsey, his wife Jane, and daughter, Jenny, were among the sponsors of a Sept. 14 School of Nursing Health Fair and Golf Scramble at Shawnee Golf Course.