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Education
7:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Louisville Area College Grads Encouraged to 'Pass the Cap'

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Louisville education leaders are asking this spring’s college graduates to participate in an initiative aimed at encouraging others who may be on the path to graduation to stick with it.

It’s called Pass the Cap and asks  those who graduate this May to do just that—pass their graduation cap on to someone else.

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Education
7:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

University of Louisville Tuition Could Exceed $10,000

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In an effort to make up for recent budget cuts, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is authorizing state four-year universities and colleges to increase tuition by as much as 8 percent over the next two years.

The council limited the single year hike to no more than 5 percent.  Each school will have the ability to decide on how to divide the tuition increases between the two years.

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Education
7:12 am
Sat April 26, 2014

The University of Louisville Has a New Dean of Its Arts and Sciences College

Kimberly Kempf-Leonard will be the new dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Kempf-Leonard  has been dean of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s College of Liberal Arts since 2011.  She previously worked at University of Texas at Dallas, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Kent State University.

She has a doctorate in social systems sciences: criminology and criminal law from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

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Arts and Humanities
9:23 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Louisville Underground Music Archive a Scholarly Home For City's Punk Rock Past

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Who knew that those old concert flyers you’ve been holding onto since high school could be important? At the University of Louisville Ekstrom Library, the Archives and Special Collections librarians are cataloging and preserving mementos from the bygone indie rock scene into the Louisville Underground Music Archive, a scholarly repository of local music history.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Louis Brandeis Boyhood Home Up For Auction

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The Louisville boyhood home of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis  will be put up for auction this week.

The historic home at 310 East Broadway, was built in 1864 and the property has been expanded over the years.

It currently houses  doctors’ offices and labs.       

Bill Menish with SVN Auction Services says the sale will be held Thursday at the site.

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Education
7:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

The University of Louisville and GE Team Up For 'Cutting Edge' Micro-Factory

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A collaboration between the University of Louisville and General Electric announced this week will create a new paradigm of manufacturing, said the dean of UofL's Speed School of Engineering.

The FirstBuild program is being called “cutting edge” by its collaborators and will give UofL engineering students  the opportunity to gain practical training as they refine existing GE products, such as kitchen ranges and other appliances, university officials said.

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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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