University of Louisville

Arts and Humanities
4:34 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

U of L Admits First Visual Art MFA Class

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The University of Louisville has admitted the  first class of students in its new Master of Fine Arts in visual art program.  The three MFA candidates - two from the region and one from New York - start in the fall. 

The University of Kentucky offers  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.

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Education
12:52 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms

Education historian Diane Ravitch is the recipient of the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Education.

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, didn't always feel this way.

“It’s very difficult once you become embedded in a point of view to step back from it," Ravitch said Wednesday. "And I found that to be true because all your social networks tend to agree with you."

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Education
7:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

The University of Louisville Has 25,000 Rodents on Its Health Sciences Campus. (For Research.)

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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.

That's because medical breakthroughs that have come from the University of Louisville were due, in large part, to those rats and mice.

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Education
7:40 am
Sun April 13, 2014

UofL, JCTC Want People Who've Done the Coursework to Get Their Associates Degrees

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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.

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Local News
4:55 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Cocktail Conference To Bring Mix of Brains, Booze to Downtown Louisville

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  Cocktail  enthusiasts  from across the country will be in Louisville this week to celebrate the history and science of mixed beverages.

Cocktail Culture: A Conference aims to bring together authors, historians and academics to discuss the presence of alcohol throughout history in film, literature and culture.

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Local News
11:53 am
Thu April 3, 2014

June Trial Date Set for Former U of L Official Charged With Stealing $2.8 Million

A June 3 trial date has been set for the former executive director of University of Louisville's Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine.

Perry Chadwick Vaughn is accused of stealing $2.8 million in patient payments and other funds over a six-year period.

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.

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Local News
4:06 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

South Florida Pulls Coaching Job Offer to Steve Masiello Over UK Degree Discrepancy

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A deal by the University of South Florida to hire Steve Masiello as its new basketball coach has fallen apart because the former Kentucky player and U of L assistant doesn't have a college degree.

South Florida officials confirmed Wednesday that they had an agreement in principle to lure Masiello away from Manhattan, but that the contract was contingent on "a verification of credentials."

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Politics
8:33 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Using Kentucky Player's Image

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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.

McConnell's team was under fire for most of Tuesday after mistakenly using footage of Duke University's 2010 NCAA championship victory when highlighting the state's basketball dominance.

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Local News
1:39 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Former Louisville Cardinals Star Darrell Griffith Joining College Basketball Hall of Fame

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Former University of Louisville star Darrell Griffith is among the headliners of the latest College Basketball Hall of Fame class.

Griffith joins Shaquille O'Neal and Grant Hill in this year's inductions.

Griffith helped Louisville win its first national title in 1980 during his senior season. He'd go on to have a 10-year career 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.

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Environment
3:08 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

University of Louisville Opens Car Sharing Program to Local Residents

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After weak demand on campus, the University of Louisville is opening up its car share program to the public.

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.

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