University of Louisvile http://wfpl.org en University of Louisville Met Its $1-Billion Fundraising Goal http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-met-its-1-billion-fundraising-goal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Louisville got contributions from 75,000 donors from every state and every Kentucky county to meet its</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;$1-billion fundraising campaign, school officials announced Thursday.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://chartingourcourse.org/">Charting Our Course</a> campaign began in 2007.</p><p>UofL President James Ramsey said he did not expect the funds to be raised so quickly.</p><p>"At the time, a billion dollars sounded overwhelming," he said.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:37:55 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9118 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Met Its $1-Billion Fundraising Goal UK and UofL Are Teaming Up for an MBA Program http://wfpl.org/post/uk-and-uofl-are-teaming-mba-program <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uky.edu/">University of Kentucky</a> and the&nbsp;<a href="http://louisville.edu/">University of Louisville</a> will offer a joint executive MBA program that focuses on extending education for business leaders.&nbsp;</p><p>With a tuition price tag of just more than $67,000, the joint program will offer about 40 mid-level executives the opportunity to work with senior faculty members and learn new skills, officials said.</p><p>The class is set to begin in the fall of 2014.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9070 at http://wfpl.org UK and UofL Are Teaming Up for an MBA Program Alison Lundergan Grimes Applauds UofL for Plan to Raise Minimum Wage http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-applauds-uofl-plan-raise-minimum-wage <p>Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is applauding the University of Louisville for raising the salaries of hundreds of employees, which will go up to $11 per hour over the next three years.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8777 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Applauds UofL for Plan to Raise Minimum Wage Strange Fruit: Longtime LGBTQ and Feminist Activist Urvashi Vaid to Speak in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-longtime-lgbtq-and-feminist-activist-urvashi-vaid-speak-louisville <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137913491&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137913491&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:32:20 +0000 Laura Ellis 8773 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Longtime LGBTQ and Feminist Activist Urvashi Vaid to Speak in Louisville UofL, UK Presidents Praise Mitch McConnell for Helping Land Obama Manufacturing Jobs Partnership http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-uk-presidents-praise-mitch-mcconnell-helping-land-obama-manufacturing-jobs-partnership <p>The presidents of Kentucky's two major universities are praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for his role in helping to secure funding for an Obama administration partnership meant to spur manufacturing jobs.</p><p>President Obama announced earlier today a $140 million commitment in Department of Defense funds would be going towards a program for two innovation institutes.</p><p>The University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky have both been selected to participate in the public-private partnership.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:26:51 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8711 at http://wfpl.org UofL, UK Presidents Praise Mitch McConnell for Helping Land Obama Manufacturing Jobs Partnership Swiss Chemist Wins Inaugural Conn Prize for Solar Cell Discovery http://wfpl.org/post/swiss-chemist-wins-inaugural-conn-prize-solar-cell-discovery <p>The University of Louisville has announced the winner of the first <a href="http://conncenter.org/leigh-ann-conn-prize/" target="_blank">Leigh Ann Conn Prize</a> for Renewable Energy. The award goes to Swiss chemist Michael Graetzel for his work developing a new kind of solar cell that’s easier and less expensive to produce than traditional silicon-based cells.</p><p>The Leigh Ann Conn Prize was announced last year. &nbsp;&nbsp;It honors game-changing work in renewable energy and energy efficiency.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:31:21 +0000 Erica Peterson 7627 at http://wfpl.org Swiss Chemist Wins Inaugural Conn Prize for Solar Cell Discovery U of L Approves Studio Art MFA Program http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-approves-studio-art-mfa-program <p>The University of Louisville board of trustees voted last week to approve a new graduate degree in visual art with the goal of matriculating its first class next fall. The Master of Fine Arts in <a href="http://louisville.edu/art/">studio art and design</a> is a 60-credit hour terminal degree.&nbsp;</p><p>The University of Kentucky also offers an MFA in studio art, but U of L’s hot glass and graphic design studies will distinguish the program from the competition -- a not-insignificant consideration for the art department, which has been working on refining their proposed degree program for more than a decade.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:38:42 +0000 Erin Keane 5810 at http://wfpl.org U of L Approves Studio Art MFA Program