A&S Home

UofL astronomer and team discover most distant megamaser yet found – 5 billion light years away

UofL astronomer and team discover most distant megamaser yet found – 5 billion light years away

Benne W. Holwerda, associate professor in the University of Louisville Department of Physics and Astronomy, and an international team of researchers have discovered a powerful megamaser – a radio-wavelength laser emission usually indicative of colliding galaxies – that is the most distant such megamaser found so far.

UofL astronomer and team discover most distant megamaser yet found – 5 billion light years away - Read More…

UofL grad who helped desegregate campus housing went on to become one of the first African American social workers in Kentucky

UofL grad who helped desegregate campus housing went on to become one of the first African American social workers in Kentucky

In late April 1969, a group of students occupied then-president Woodrow Strickler’s office demanding more efforts to recruit minority students and teachers, among other things. It was shortly before this time when the late Gwendol Fay (Brown) McCaskill helped integrate the on-campus dorms.

UofL grad who helped desegregate campus housing went on to become one of the first African American social workers in Kentucky - Read More…

UofL professor shares endangered language books worldwide

UofL professor shares endangered language books worldwide

Hilaria Cruz, an assistant professor of comparative humanities, began teaching a UofL course in endangered languages in 2019. Students helped her bring a very personal project to fruition at the end of 2021.

UofL professor shares endangered language books worldwide - Read More…