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.
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.
A new workshop series seeks to provide support for UofL employees, retirees, and their spouses/qualifying adults who are serving as caregivers.
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.
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.
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 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.
“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 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.”
A Jan. 18 symposium at the University of Louisville will examine “Crafting Space: Modernist Currents in Midcentury Architecture.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly 800 scholars participated in commencement Dec. 19 as they made the final transition from student to graduate.