higher education http://wfpl.org en 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 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 University of Louisville Medical School Put on Accreditation Probation http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-medical-school-put-accreditation-probation <p>The <a href="https://louisville.edu/medicine">University of Louisville School of Medicine</a> has been placed on probation by its accrediting body.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.lcme.org/">Liaison Committee on Medical Education</a>, the body that issues accreditation to medical education programs in the United States and Canada, has expressed concern in nine areas of UofL’s Medical School.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:56:52 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8865 at http://wfpl.org University of Louisville Medical School Put on Accreditation Probation Ray Wallace, IU Southeast's Next Chancellor, Wants People to Finish Degrees and More Outreach http://wfpl.org/post/ray-wallace-iu-southeasts-next-chancellor-wants-people-finish-degrees-and-more-outreach <p>IU Southeast<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;next chancellor said one place of emphasis will be finding people in Southern Indiana and Louisville who've started but never finished degree programs.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The demographic research shows that the region has plenty of people who fit that description, said&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ray Wallace, who this week was appointed IU Southeast's next leader.</span></p><p>So that's one area he'll want to focus.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:50:37 +0000 Joseph Lord 8858 at http://wfpl.org Ray Wallace, IU Southeast's Next Chancellor, Wants People to Finish Degrees and More Outreach Murray State University Has a New President http://wfpl.org/post/murray-state-university-has-new-president <p>MURRAY — Murray State Board of Regents Chairman Deno Curris is optimistic about the working relationship the board will have with the university's next president.</p><p>The regents unanimously chose Eastern Oregon University President Bob Davies to be &nbsp;MSU's&nbsp;13th&nbsp;president on Wednesday.</p><p>Board relationships were <a href="/post/murray-state-president-responds-controversy-over-open-meetings">at the heart</a> of former President Randy Dunn’s dismissal last year. With that in mind, Curris says the board was intently focused on its relationship with MSU’s next president.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:54:15 +0000 Chad Lampe | Kentucky Public Radio 8851 at http://wfpl.org Murray State University Has a New President Kentucky House OKs College Scholarship Program for Coal Counties http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-house-oks-college-scholarship-program-coal-counties <p>A bill that would provide up to $5,000 in college scholarships for high-school students in Kentucky's coal-producing counties has passed the state House.</p><p>Lawmakers voted 92 to 0 in support of the bill. It would establish the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program, which would promote bachelor’s degree attainment for students in Eastern and Western Kentucky.</p><p>The plan will use about $4 million in coal-severance funds set aside in Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed budget.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8544 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky House OKs College Scholarship Program for Coal Counties Where Would Increased K-12 Education Funding Leave Kentucky's State Universities? http://wfpl.org/post/where-would-increased-k-12-education-funding-leave-kentuckys-state-universities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the University of Louisville's student government president,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carrie&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mattingly's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;job is to be the voice of her peers—and she said tuition increases hurt student wallets.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But so do other costs associated with college.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:03:02 +0000 Devin Katayama 8399 at http://wfpl.org Where Would Increased K-12 Education Funding Leave Kentucky's State Universities? Beshear's Budget Supports 'Commonwealth College' to Help Working Adults Finish Degrees http://wfpl.org/post/beshears-budget-supports-commonwealth-college-help-working-adults-finish-degrees <p>Working adults in Kentucky could soon have another option for completing their college degrees.</p><p>That option is called the Commonwealth College, which would be an online program that would allow students to complete work at their own pace.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although&nbsp;</span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Steve&nbsp;</span>Beshear’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;latest budget proposal cut higher education by 2.5 percent, or $23 million, there were some bright spots for public colleges and universities. </span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:44:08 +0000 Devin Katayama 8387 at http://wfpl.org Beshear's Budget Supports 'Commonwealth College' to Help Working Adults Finish Degrees Finalists to be IU Southeast Chancellor to Appear on Campus http://wfpl.org/post/finalists-be-iu-southeast-chancellor-appear-campus <p>The four finalists to be the next chancellor of Indiana Southeast will chat in the next several days with students, faculty, staff and community members.</p><p>Following the finalists' visits to the New &nbsp;Albany campus, the search committee will make recommendations to top Indiana University system administrators as to who should replace Sandra Patterson-Randles, who retired last year as IU Southeast's chancellor.</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8365 at http://wfpl.org Finalists to be IU Southeast Chancellor to Appear on Campus