University of Louisville http://wfpl.org en U of L Admits First Visual Art MFA Class http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-admits-first-visual-art-mfa-class <p>The University of Louisville has admitted the &nbsp;first class of students in its new Master of Fine Arts in visual art program. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The three MFA candidates - two from the region and one from New York - start in the fall.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The University of Kentucky offers &nbsp;the only other visual art MFA in the state, but U of L expects to distinguish their program with an interdisciplinary approach that pulls in the university's programs in hot glass, graphic design, interior architecture and curatorial studies.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:34:29 +0000 Erin Keane 9153 at http://wfpl.org U of L Admits First Visual Art MFA Class Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms http://wfpl.org/post/listen-louisville-education-instigator-diane-ravitch-shares-concerns-about-school-reforms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She's against high-stakes testing, big business in schools, and doubts charters are the answer to improving public education. But Diane Ravitch, a New York University research professor who has become an influence voice in U.S. education,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">didn't always feel this way.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:07 +0000 Devin Katayama 9149 at http://wfpl.org Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms The University of Louisville Has 25,000 Rodents on Its Health Sciences Campus. (For Research.) http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-has-25000-rodents-its-health-sciences-campus-research <p>The University of Louisville's health sciences campus has thousands of rats and mice—and officials are not only OK with it, but they're planning to soon get the rodents new homes through an allotment from the Kentucky General Assembly.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's because medical breakthroughs that have come from&nbsp;the University of Louisville were due, in large part, to those rats and mice.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9141 at http://wfpl.org The University of Louisville Has 25,000 Rodents on Its Health Sciences Campus. (For Research.) UofL, JCTC Want People Who've Done the Coursework to Get Their Associates Degrees http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-jctc-want-people-whove-done-coursework-get-their-associates-degrees <p>The University of Louisville and Jefferson Community and Technical College want to add to the city's 55,000 Degrees initiative by granting associates degrees to transfer students who've already done the coursework but never got around to applying for the two-year degree.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:40:32 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9122 at http://wfpl.org UofL, JCTC Want People Who've Done the Coursework to Get Their Associates Degrees Cocktail Conference To Bring Mix of Brains, Booze to Downtown Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/cocktail-conference-bring-mix-brains-booze-downtown-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Cocktail &nbsp;enthusiasts &nbsp;from across the country will be in Louisville this week to celebrate the history and science of mixed beverages.</p><p><a href="http://cocktailconference.wordpress.com/"><em>Cocktail Culture: A Conference</em> </a>aims to bring together authors, historians and academics to discuss the presence of alcohol throughout history in film, literature and culture.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:55:54 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9055 at http://wfpl.org Cocktail Conference To Bring Mix of Brains, Booze to Downtown Louisville June Trial Date Set for Former U of L Official Charged With Stealing $2.8 Million http://wfpl.org/post/june-trial-date-set-former-u-l-official-charged-stealing-28-million <p>A June 3 trial date has been set for the former executive director of University of Louisville's Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine.</p><p>Perry Chadwick Vaughn is accused of stealing $2.8 million in patient payments and other funds over a six-year period.</p><p>The 36 year old Vaughn was indicted by a federal grand jury in Louisville on Wednesday. He also is accused of failing to report $2.4 million in income and laundering money through luxury vehicles, real estate, luxury vacations and a $9,000 necklace.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:53:39 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9054 at http://wfpl.org June Trial Date Set for Former U of L Official Charged With Stealing $2.8 Million South Florida Pulls Coaching Job Offer to Steve Masiello Over UK Degree Discrepancy http://wfpl.org/post/south-florida-pulls-coaching-job-offer-steve-masiello-over-uk-degree-discrepancy <p>A deal by the University of South Florida to hire Steve Masiello&nbsp;as its new basketball coach has fallen apart because the former Kentucky player and U of L assistant doesn't have a college degree.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Florida officials confirmed Wednesday that they had an agreement in principle to lure </span>Masiello<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> away from Manhattan, but that the contract was contingent on "a verification of credentials."</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:06:54 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 8980 at http://wfpl.org South Florida Pulls Coaching Job Offer to Steve Masiello Over UK Degree Discrepancy Mitch McConnell's Campaign Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Using Kentucky Player's Image http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnells-campaign-receives-cease-and-desist-letter-using-kentucky-players-image <p>The University of Kentucky's athletics department sent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign a cease and desist letter for using an image of a standout men's basketball player in a campaign video.</p><p>McConnell's team was under fire for most of Tuesday after <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-ad-celebrates-kentuckys-basketball-dominance-duke-national-title">mistakenly using footage of Duke University's 2010 NCAA championship victory</a> when highlighting the state's basketball dominance.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:33:45 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8974 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell's Campaign Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Using Kentucky Player's Image Former Louisville Cardinals Star Darrell Griffith Joining College Basketball Hall of Fame http://wfpl.org/post/former-louisville-cardinals-star-darrell-griffith-joining-college-basketball-hall-fame <p>Former University of Louisville star Darrell Griffith is among the headliners of the latest College Basketball Hall of Fame class.</p><p>Griffith joins Shaquille O'Neal and Grant Hill in this year's inductions.</p><p>Griffith helped Louisville win its first national title in 1980 during his senior season. He'd go on to have a <a href="http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/g/griffda01.html">10-year career </a>in the NBA with the Utah Jazz. Before UofL, Griffith was a star player for Male High School; he still lives in Louisville and works with UofL.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:39:20 +0000 Associated Press 8970 at http://wfpl.org Former Louisville Cardinals Star Darrell Griffith Joining College Basketball Hall of Fame University of Louisville Opens Car Sharing Program to Local Residents http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-opens-car-sharing-program-local-residents <p>After weak demand on campus, the University of Louisville is opening up its car share program to the public.</p><p>Car share programs already exist—and thrive—in cities around the country. The way they usually work is people pay a nominal fee to become members, and then pay an hourly fee to rent a car.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:08:56 +0000 Erica Peterson 8962 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Opens Car Sharing Program to Local Residents