More than 1,200 students are expected to graduate from the University of Louisville this semester and 825 of those scholars will participate in Dec. 19 commencement ceremonies at the KFC Yum! Center.
Iowa State University graduate student Geetha Iyer won the 2013 Calvino Prize, an annual fiction competition sponsored by the University of Louisville’s creative writing program.
Helping a community partner in its typhoon rescue work, 34 University of Louisville students hauled health-preserving cargo along on their International Service Learning Program trip to Cebu City, Philippines, this month.
The silos property between Interstate 65 and South Floyd Street will soon have a new owner – the University of Louisville Foundation.
Graduate student Sadiatu Musah found her home at UofL and the School of Public Heath and Information Sciences.
University of Louisville professor Daya Singh Sandhu has been selected to receive the prestigious 2014 Hind Rattan Award at a Jan. 25 ceremony in New Delhi, India.
Nearly 800 scholars participated in commencement Dec. 19 as they made the final transition from student to graduate.
About 50 students, alumni and fans of the University of Louisville and University of Miami came together Dec. 28 not to toss verbal jabs at each other, but to work together on a service project in Orlando.
Researchers who can offer a taste of topics ranging from global climate change to Edwardian paintings and from author Virginia Woolf to rainforest ants will speak during a University of Louisville luncheon lecture series this spring.
The University of Louisville/Yearlings Club spring forum series will open with a Jan. 12 examination of local initiatives to help young black men and will continue with discussions of school desegregation, immigration reform and community spirit.
Since 1973, John Whitesell has been a professor of fine arts, specializing in printmaking. A new exhibit at the Hite Art Institute will showcase his career highlights from the last 40 years.
Due to classes being canceled on the first day of class for Spring 2014 classes, the registrar’s office has adjusted some of its deadlines. Here are the new deadlines:
The University of Louisville Women ‘s Center and Women4Women Student Board are raising awareness of human trafficking and encouraging the Louisville community to help survivors recover.
Even as fine arts professors encourage students to push their creativity and technical abilities, a new Cressman Center for Visual Arts exhibition shows that these University of Louisville teachers also continue to produce their own artwork.
Researchers at the University of Louisville have confirmed that using the heat profile from a person’s blood, called a plasma thermogram, can serve as an indicator for the presence or absence of cervical cancer, including the stage of cancer.
The African American Theatre Program at the University of Louisville will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a play, keynote address by journalist Betty Baye and recognition for three women who helped advance the civil rights movement in Kentucky.
A Jan. 18 symposium at the University of Louisville will examine “Crafting Space: Modernist Currents in Midcentury Architecture.”
The University of Louisville’s McConnell Center will offer four, free, public talks this spring in a series inspired by Alexis de Tocqueville’s classic 1835 book “Democracy in America.”
“Dead Man Walking,” a drama by Tim Robbins adapted from the 1993 bestselling book by Catholic nun Helen Prejean, will be performed by the University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts Jan. 29- Feb 2.
The J. Blaine Hudson Saturday Academy, a revamped University of Louisville-sponsored community enrichment program, will resume its programming this month with a Jan. 25 look at the evolution of black politics since 1964.
Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, it is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.
The University of Louisville is one of nine pilot sites selected by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) for its newly established Care Center Network and the PFF Patient Registry program. Rafael Perez, MD, director of the UofL Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) program in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine, will lead the UofL site.
The Malaysian political cartoonist known as Zunar will discuss press freedom and his efforts to combat sedition charges in his country during his Jan. 22 talk, “To Fight Through Cartoons,” at the University of Louisville.
A new workshop series seeks to provide support for UofL employees, retirees, and their spouses/qualifying adults who are serving as caregivers.
Jazz bassist and composer Rufus Reid will give a public concert at the University of Louisville Feb. 3 as part of the African American Music Heritage Institute.
Excess abdominal fat can be a precursor to diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. A person’s measure of belly fat is reflected in the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference, and it is estimated that genetics account for about 30-60 percent of waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). Kira Taylor, PhD, MS, assistant professor, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, and her research team have identified five new genes associated with increased WHR, potentially moving science a step closer to developing a medication to treat obesity or obesity-related diseases.
Malesha Griffin realizes she didn't make it to the University of Louisville on her own.
As many people donned scarves and coats to keep warm in mid-December, several UofL students just headed for warmer weather in the Dominican Republic.
University of Louisville music students are taking part in their own version of the United Nations for two performances of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” They and counterparts from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, will stage the show Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway.
Several lectures and the 41st Black Family Conference featuring civil rights activists John Lewis and Al Sharpton highlight Project Progress activities this semester at the University of Louisville.
The spring Axton Reading Series at the University of Louisville will bring back former UofL Axton creative-writing fellows Austin Bunn and Kyle Coma-Thompson as well as fiction, nonfiction and criticism author Elissa Schappell.
The University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences will honor former dean and longtime professor J. Blaine Hudson with a Feb. 27 posthumous induction into its Hall of Honor.
The University of Louisville has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 27 percent in seven years, according to a report it submitted Jan. 15 to a national organization working to address climate change.
The University of Louisville will participate in V-Day 2014, a global movement that seeks to end violence against women, with events and activities Feb. 3-8.
Specific compounds found in exhaled breath may help diagnose lung cancer in its early stages, according to a study released today at the 50th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
California-based technology consultant Rich Miller will speak Feb. 12 at the University of Louisville about “Inventing the Future: Digital Technologies, Entrepreneurship and the Rise of Silicon Valley.”
Fashion and dance from around the world will converge at the University of Louisville Jan. 31.
The University of Louisville will offer a free, public panel discussion Feb. 27 about the history of same-sex relationships in the Middle East and the significance for modern politics and social attitudes in the region.
Subzero temperatures. Frequent dust storms. Dangerous radiation levels. Those are just a few challenges facing the first humans to inhabit the planet Mars.
Primping for a date with that special someone on Valentine’s Day usually doesn’t include choosing to go bald.
Free, public screenings and discussions of five award-winning films highlight the February and March visit of the Tournées French Film Festival to the University of Louisville.
Hundreds of thousands of soldiers were disabled on the battlefields of the Civil War. When the conflict ended, the stories of wounded veterans faded into the background of a recovering country.
Markers noting Louisville civil rights demonstration spots 50 years ago will be sprouting downtown in February during Black History Month, organizers said during a Jan. 29 unveiling and reception to recognize community and university partners in the project.
Quilts often reflect family history as well as artistry. Art historian Pearlie Johnson wants to help African American quilters share their stories as part of her research.
University of Louisville fine arts professor John Whitesell will give a free, public talk Feb. 16 about his 40-year retrospective exhibition at the Hite Art Institute.
Simmons College of Kentucky is the school that almost wasn’t.
Costumed re-enactors combine time travel and museum theater to help visitors understand history. A free, public program Feb. 20 on “Presenting the Past at Locust Grove” will give people the chance to visit with the historic home’s “cast” and to learn from historians about the possibilities and problems of re-enacting.
A new cancer treatment with a biomarker to predict patient response. A smartphone app that warns hunters when people are nearby. An inventory system that could replace bar-code scanners.
Four films from four countries in four days -- the University of Louisville’s International Film Series will feature free, public screenings and discussions of films Feb. 23-26.
Three-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride will headline this year’s Jazz Fest from Feb. 27 to March 1 at the University of Louisville School of Music.
Dental and dental hygiene students, along with faculty, staff and a host of community volunteers, spent their day on Feb. 7 working to improve the smiles of 116 children from schools in Henry, Jefferson and Meade counties.
Activist and feminist poet Bernedette Muthien will discuss the 20th anniversary of democracy in her native South Africa and the anti-apartheid work that led to it during a Feb. 18 talk and poetry reading at the University of Louisville.
Attorney, author and social justice activist Urvashi Vaid will analyze the gay rights movement during a March 4 talk at the University of Louisville.
After years of digging through photographic archives, the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is ready to unveil photos taken nearly 50 years ago when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in the school’s Allen Court Room.
The University of Louisville’s annual Engineering Expo returns March 1 with student competitions, laboratory tours, hands-on activities and a keynote address from a representative of NASA.
The University of Louisville’s sport administration program will feature ESPN’s Jemele Hill at its fifth annual SPAD Speaker Summit. The summit brings together professionals from the sports business industry for presentations and discussions.
A 20-year action plan to improve fair housing, released today at the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission’s annual Race and /Relations Conference, documents that residential segregation remains a major problem in Louisville and suggests remedies.
Families who want to celebrate Mardi Gras can get their fill of bead necklaces and face masks at a March 2 event at the University of Louisville.
A finalist for the Arts and Sciences dean position is on campus today, and finalists for the A&S and College of Education and Human Development dean positions will visit next week.
Razors were abuzz at the Health Sciences Center Auditorium Feb. 13 for thirteen medical students.
Although most started their careers providing care to patients at the bed-side, a number of UofL School of Nursing graduates have gone on to transform the health care profession as academic leaders, hospital executives, nurse scientists and policy makers.
Hite Art Institute students at UofL are getting a unique classroom experience while helping the Cressman Center for Visual Arts get an equipment upgrade.
A new, interactive event calendar launching today will bring information about UofL’s activities and events together in one easy-to-use package.
UofL’s Board of Trustees has approved two key administrative positions designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is an infectious disease. Mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing oral bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing spoons.
Talk about puppy love.
More than 600 scholars are expected when the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 convenes Feb. 20-22 at the University of Louisville.
Noted philosopher and author Kwame Anthony Appiah will explore current ethical questions and suggest a new approach to living a moral life during a March 17 lecture at the University of Louisville.
Cellist Paul York will perform the world premiere of David Maslanka’s “Remember Me” during a concert at the University of Louisville.
Close to 10,000 people participated in the 1964 March on Frankfort with Martin Luther King, Jr. Former state senator Georgia Davis Powers was there. So was baseball great Jackie Robinson. And among them were two photographers, University of Louisville professor Robert Doherty and photojournalist James N. Keen.
The Department of Pediatrics has been selected to receive the University of Louisville 2013 Paul Weber Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching in recognition of its innovative teaching methods and commitment to educational excellence.
A 14-month-old boy in need of life-saving heart surgery is the beneficiary of a collaboration among University of Louisville engineers, physicians and Kosair Children’s Hospital.
So you think you can dance, let alone stand on your feet for 18 hours? The students participating in raiseRED think they can – and raise $100,000 for pediatric cancer research.
Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the keynote address for the University of Louisville’s annual Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Conference on the Black Family in America, March 6-8.
The University of Louisville is one of the prime players in a consortium of Midwestern universities and companies selected to participate in a Chicago-based advanced manufacturing institute.
The university became Kentucky’s first public university to implement a living wage when it increased its minimum wage for regular status staff employees from $8.67 to $10 per hour in November. Provost Shirley Willihnganz has approved a proposal to increase its minimum wage by 25 cents per hour per year for the next four years, starting this July and continuing in 2015, 16, and 17 – bringing the rate to $11 per hour by July 2017.
Archivists from the University of Louisville are seeking the sights and sounds of the Louisville rock music scene to fill out their latest collection.
Staying warm this winter has been quite the challenge. With temperatures in the single digits it’s hard to get the motivation to get out of bed which makes that morning cup of coffee all the more crucial. But purchasing a daily cup of coffee can get pretty expensive for both you and the planet.
The University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute is the new home for “The International Honor Quilt,” an assemblage of more than 600 quilted triangles honoring women, thanks to a gift from the nonprofit art organization Through the Flower, founded by noted artist Judy Chicago.
University of Louisville PhD candidate Amy Lueck has been named a recipient of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, an award given to eight PhD candidates across the country.
Even the polar vortex can’t discourage fans of the Schimmel sisters.
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire will speak at the University of Louisville March 17 as a guest of the university’s McConnell Center.
Thirteen-year-old Xzavier Stetser usually spends his Saturday mornings relaxing or hanging out with his family.
The Swain Student Activities Center hosted an 18-hour dance party this past weekend to raise money for pediatric cancer.
The University of Louisville’s Army ROTC program has received one of eight national 2012-13 MacArthur Awards.
The University of Louisville is one of only two civilian universities in the country selected to offer an intensive seminar this year designed to broaden the strategic thinking and leadership ability of mid-career Army officers.
How can math help scientists understand how wolves and coyotes protect their territories – and even how urban gangs defend their turf? A March 20 speaker at the University of Louisville will explain how the studies of math and biology intersect in the formation of spatial patterns.
Swiss chemist Michael Graetzel, the winner of the University of Louisville’s first $50,000 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy, will give a free public lecture at 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 17, at the Rauch Planetarium on the Belknap Campus.