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UofL epidemiologist uncovers new genes linked to abdominal fat

by Julie Heflin, HSC communications and marketing — Jan 22, 2014 11:51 AM

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.

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UofL music institute to focus on intersection of jazz, symphonic orchestra

by Anita Smith, communications and marketing — Jan 22, 2014 11:45 AM

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.

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UofL provides support for faculty and staff caregiving for loved ones

by Anita Smith, communications and marketing — Jan 17, 2014 03:27 PM

A new workshop series seeks to provide support for UofL employees, retirees, and their spouses/qualifying adults who are serving as caregivers.

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Cartoonist to outline press freedom struggles

Cartoonist to outline press freedom struggles

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing — Jan 16, 2014 02:16 PM

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.

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UofL named as one of nine centers in U.S. for pulmonary fibrosis research, treatment

by Jill Scoggins, HSC communications and marketing — Jan 16, 2014 09:57 AM

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.

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UofL faculty, postdoc contribute to 50th anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on smoking

by Julie Heflin, HSC communications and marketing — Jan 15, 2014 12:14 PM

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.

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J. Blaine Hudson Saturday Academy resumes Jan. 25

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing — Jan 15, 2014 09:44 AM

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.

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UofL Theatre presents ‘Dead Man Walking’

by UofL Today — Jan 13, 2014 03:10 PM

“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.

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Talks will explore democracy’s future

by Denise Fitzpatrick, communications and marketing — Jan 13, 2014 02:39 PM

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.”

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Symposium focuses on modernist architectural trends

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing — Jan 13, 2014 09:54 AM

A Jan. 18 symposium at the University of Louisville will examine “Crafting Space: Modernist Currents in Midcentury Architecture.”

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UofL to recognize Kentucky women who pushed for civil rights

by Cindy Hess, communications and marketing — Jan 10, 2014 03:15 PM

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.

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Simple test can indicate cervical cancer

by Gary Mans, HSC communications and marketing — Jan 08, 2014 08:41 PM

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.

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Faculty artists show wide range of recent work

Faculty artists show wide range of recent work

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing — Jan 08, 2014 08:36 PM

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.

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Students to generate awareness about human trafficking at conference

by UofL Today — Jan 08, 2014 08:30 PM

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.

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Weather conditions lead to changed registration, payment deadlines

by UofL Today — Jan 07, 2014 10:45 AM

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:

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New exhibit showcases work of long-time Fine Arts Professor John Whitesell

New exhibit showcases work of long-time Fine Arts Professor John Whitesell

by UofL Today — Jan 03, 2014 01:15 PM

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.

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Forums to focus on community issues

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing — Jan 03, 2014 09:39 AM

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.

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Luncheon talks showcase professors’ research, interests

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing — Jan 03, 2014 09:41 AM

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.

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Bowl fans unite to provide aid to typhoon survivors

Bowl fans unite to provide aid to typhoon survivors

by Mark Hebert, communications and marketing — Dec 29, 2013 09:56 AM

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.

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Commencement ceremony marks life-changing milestones for graduates

by UofL Today — Dec 21, 2013 07:57 AM

Nearly 800 scholars participated in commencement Dec. 19 as they made the final transition from student to graduate.

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