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Department of Chemistry Wins Big at Presidential Celebration of Excellence

Department of Chemistry Wins Big at Presidential Celebration of Excellence

The Department of Chemistry pulled a hat trick at this year’s Presidential Celebration of Excellence on May 1, with three professors – Frederick Luzzio, Lenore Hoyt, and Xiang Zhang – bringing home Distinguished Faculty Awards.

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A&S’s ties to Kentucky Derby run deep

A&S’s ties to Kentucky Derby run deep

To get a sense of just how unique a perspective we have to this massive global event, look no further than Remington Smith, an assistant professor of Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences. Smith recently received the Reel South Short award for his documentary, “The Derby.” The Indie Grits Festival and PBS Reel South give the Short award to the best short documentary filmed in or about the south.

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UofL student reflects on trip to Cuba to help military service members

UofL student reflects on trip to Cuba to help military service members

When Jeremy Dodson officially graduates May 11, he’ll carry with him far more experience than what was gained from the classroom. The Communications major from Crestwood, Kentucky, spent part of February in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of a volunteer team from the Kentucky Boys State and the American Legion.

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Criminal Justice Prof. Cherie Dawson-Edwards talks "school-to-prison pipeline"

Criminal Justice Prof. Cherie Dawson-Edwards talks "school-to-prison pipeline"

There has been a lot of talk about the "school-to-prison pipeline", describing the mass incarceration of mostly African American men. Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Chair and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, has researched the justice system, public policy, and its ramifications for Americans who are locked up. She joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to discuss the issue.

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After graduation, geography student sets his sights on a bigger political stage

After graduation, geography student sets his sights on a bigger political stage

On November 6, 2018, months after building and executing his campaign and balancing that with his schoolwork, Luke Thomas became the youngest elected official in Perry County’s history, winning the District 3 seat on the county council.

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Political science major earns coveted spot at national gathering

Political science major earns coveted spot at national gathering

UofL freshman and political science major Quintez Brown is already making quite an impact. So much so, even former President Barack Obama has taken notice.

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UofL’s debate and quiz bowl teams roll in spring tournaments

UofL’s debate and quiz bowl teams roll in spring tournaments

The University of Louisville’s debate team recently placed 20th in the country at the National Debate Tournament. Students Deontrey Yeargin (sophomore, Pan-African Studies) and Jahne Benthall (freshman, Criminal Justice) advanced to the single elimination bracket—a rare accomplishment for a freshman/sophomore duo.

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English's Digital Storytelling class to help shape Festival of Faiths

English's Digital Storytelling class to help shape Festival of Faiths

Students in Digital Storytelling (English 470), a class taught by Dr. Mary P. Sheridan, will help share and shape the story of Louisville's Festival of Faiths.

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History of Louisville's great flood of 1937

History of Louisville's great flood of 1937

Tom Owen and English's Sarah Strickley talk about the worst natural disaster in Louisville history, the 1937 flood.

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English Prof. and poet Kiki Petrosino honored by ACC invitation, fellowships

English Prof. and poet Kiki Petrosino honored by ACC invitation, fellowships

April 2019 is National Poetry Month and poet Kiki Petrosino will begin it in the nation’s capital, invited to explain current issues in her craft during the ACCelerate Festival.

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Bullitt Lecture - mathematician explores ‘fourth dimension’

Bullitt Lecture - mathematician explores ‘fourth dimension’

A former Mathematical Association of America president will venture beyond length, width and depth to discuss “The Fourth Dimension and the People You Meet There” during an April 11 lecture at the University of Louisville.

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Theatre Arts grad students win prestigious awards

Theatre Arts grad students win prestigious awards

Theatre Arts graduate students Kala Ross and Lashondra Hood won first place in the regional finals in South Carolina for the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

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Prof. and linguist Karl Swinehart discusses the perseverance of Native American languages

Prof. and linguist Karl Swinehart discusses the perseverance of Native American languages

Department of Comparative Humanities professor of linguistics Karl Swinehart joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to discuss how the languages of American Indians live on in parts of the U.S.

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Prof. Tim Dowling on how other planets' weather impacts science on Earth

Prof. Tim Dowling on how other planets' weather impacts science on Earth

Did you know a single day on Saturn lasts a little over 10 hours? Tim Dowling discusses the findings and how jet streams found on planets could impact science on Earth.

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Social upheavals in American history tell a story

Social upheavals in American history tell a story

Lara Kelland joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to tell us what public history is and how social upheavals in American history tell a story.

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From UofL to ‘Project Runway:’ Theatre Arts Alumna competes in new season of Bravo’s hit show

From UofL to ‘Project Runway:’ Theatre Arts Alumna competes in new season of Bravo’s hit show

A University of Louisville alumna who found what she calls her “legitimate love” for fashion design in the theatre arts program’s costume shop will compete on the new season of Bravo’s “Project Runway” beginning March 14.

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New A&S building in West Louisville formally opens with ribbon cutting

New A&S building in West Louisville formally opens with ribbon cutting

An 1880s brick warehouse nestled in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood has been transformed into space for College of Arts and Sciences students and faculty to create art, honor and learn from history and develop partnerships for the future.

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UofL's Sherri Wallace (Political Science) and Marian Vasser recognized as YMCA Black Achievers

UofL's Sherri Wallace (Political Science) and Marian Vasser recognized as YMCA Black Achievers

Last month, the YMCA of Greater Louisville recognized Wallace for her work teaching, along with Marian Vasser, UofL’s director of diversity education and inclusive excellence. The two women were honored as Black Achievers by the organization, along with 25 others in the community.

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