News about the faculty and staff at the University of Louisville.
Fifty-two University of Louisville employees have received monetary assistance from the university to offset expenses resulting from the Aug. 4 flood and other natural disasters in the past year.
University of Louisville researcher and director of the Diabetes and Obesity Center, Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., was part of a national Institute of Medicine panel that reported on Oct. 15 that smoking bans are effective at reducing the risk of heart attacks and heart disease associated with exposure to secondhand smoke.
The holidays are upon us, and that means lots of food and opportunities to overeat.
"The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies," a new book that examines Joel and Ethan Coen's modern cult classic "The Big Lebowski," rolls into bookstores this month.
University of Louisville associate English professor Aaron Jaffe co-edited "The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies," a new book that examines Joel and Ethan Coen's modern cult classic "The Big Lebowski," that has essays by five other UofL professors and achievers.
One of the reasons the University of Louisville is seen as an important economic development engine in Louisville is the work of university researchers that leads to patents, licenses and options.
University of Louisville President James Ramsey and Provost Shirley Willihnganz recognized faculty who have earned national and international scholarly reputations Nov. 5 at the Fall 2009 Celebration of Faculty Excellence.
University of Louisville Provost Shirley Willihnganz presented the 2009 Paul Weber Award for Department Excellence in Teaching to the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Development and to the Department of Engineering Fundamentals in Speed School of Engineering, Nov. 5 at the fall Celebration of Faculty Excellence.
A collection of submitted accomplishments and accolades.
University of Louisville President James Ramsey and Provost Shirley Willihnganz announced Oct. 29 in an e-mail to faculty and staff that they are adding two days off to this year's calendar.
Grants information reported through the Office of Research.
Political science professor Michael Fowler talks about a new book on the United Nations that he co-edited with Sumihiro Kuyama, former UN assistant secretary-general under Kofi Annan.
Reminder: Open Enrollment is in progress through Friday, Oct. 30.
The University of Louisville wants its employees to be healthy — so much so that it is increasing the premium incentive for participation in its health management program, Get Healthy Now, from $20 to $40 per month.
University of Louisville Campus Tour Coordinator Tammy Lawson learned to help people from her mother. As a high school student, she rode TARC from school to the Brown Hotel two days a week to volunteer at the Clothes Closet, a program that later became the Jefferson County Public Schools Clothing Assistance Program. Her mother was the program's volunteer director for 35 years.
REACH program receives NCLCA honor
Not everyone would see a connection between opera and boxing, but University of Louisville medical librarian John Chenault does. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the University of Maryland School of Music commissioned Chenault and his long-time collaborator Frank Proto to write an opera on the life of legendary boxer Joe Louis. It will premier April 17, 2010 at the Maryland Opera Studio.
“This year is one of the most exciting years of my life.” That probably is an understatement by University of Louisville postdoctoral student Mehdi Yazdanpanah, for whom 2009 has brought two significant awards that are positioning his nanomaterials research and related company — NaugaNeedles LLC — for growth.