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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

University of Kentucky star Julius Randle in a McConnell campaign ad
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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

Darrell Griffith
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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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Education
9:56 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

University of Louisville Medical School Put on Accreditation Probation

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The University of Louisville School of Medicine has been placed on probation by its accrediting body.

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, 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.

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Local News
2:46 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

UofL President James Ramsey Weighs-In on Councilman David James Situation

University of Louisville President James Ramsey
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University of Louisville President James Ramsey is questioning the legal issues surrounding Metro Councilman David James’ alleged conflict of interest.

James is employed as a UofL police officer, a position that requires an oath of office.

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Feminist Artist Judy Chicago Gifts International Honor Quilt to University of Louisville

From the International Honor Quilt.
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  The University of Louisville has accepted a significant gift of art from feminist art pioneer Judy Chicago. The International Honor Quilt, a large collection of small quilts honoring women from all over the world, joins the university's collection today. The quilts, with their documentation, will be available for study, research and exhibition. 

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Education
3:27 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

UofL Partners With National Digital Manufacturing Initiative

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The University of Louisville's Speed Engineering School will collaborate with other institutions, government agencies and businesses in an initiative to boost digital design and manufacturing processes nationwide.

The announcement comes today as President Obama awarded $70 million of Department of Defense funding to the program.

In addition to the $70 million from the federal government, nearly $250 million was raised by public and private entities to ensure the institute would be based in Chicago.

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Education
2:46 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Presidents of UK, UofL Make Funding Case to Kentucky General Assembly

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The presidents of the universities of Kentucky and Louisville made their case Thursday for more state dollars before a legislative  budget review committee.

U of L President James Ramsey and UK President Eli Capilouto are slated for a 2.5 percent cut in funding in the first year of Gov. Steve Beshear's proposed budget.

Related: Where Would Increased K-12 Education Funding Leave Kentucky's State Universities?

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Local News
4:00 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

University of Louisville Health Library Hosts Exhibit on Wounded Civil War Soldiers

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A national traveling exhibit that tells the stories of wounded Civil War soldiers opens Monday at the University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Health Sciences Library downtown.

The exhibit is called, “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War.”

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Local News
11:30 am
Mon February 17, 2014

University of Louisville to Unveil Never-Before Seen Martin Luther King Jr. Photos

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As part of Black History Month, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law will unveil never-before seen photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking in the school’s Allen Courtroom.

Five of the 12 photos will become part of the permanent display at the courtroom’s entrance, along with a plaque commemorating King’s 1967 visit.

Law school librarian Robin Harris says she recovered the photos with the help of U of L’s Archives and Special Collections and U of L alum Steve Porter.

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