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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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Local News
2:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Mediation Ordered in University of Louisville, Norton Dispute Over Kosair Children's Hospital

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A judge has ordered the University of Louisville and Norton Healthcare into mediation in the on-going dispute over Kosair Children's Hospital.

Norton operates Kosair Children's Hospital, which sits on state-owned land in downtown Louisville. Its lease calls for the land to be used to the benefit of the state and UofL. Norton announced over the summer that it'd agreed to partner in operating Kosair Children's and Lexington's Kentucky Children's Hospital with its operator, University of Kentucky HealthCare.

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Arts and Humanities
11:59 am
Wed February 5, 2014

University of Louisville Professor Seeks African American Quilters

Bible Quilt by Harriet Powers, an African American farm woman from Clark County, GA, who created this lively, balanced expression of her religious fervor. She exhibited her quilt at the Athens Cotton Fair of 1886. From The Smithsonian Treasury: American Quilts by Doris M. Bowman, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1991.
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Art historian and University of Louisville Pan-African Studies professor Pearlie Johnson wants to connect with the area's African American quilters. She's hosting an open session February 22 for African Americans to bring their family quilts, stories, photographs and related materials. 

The free event will be held at the Western branch (604 S. 10th St.) of the Louisville Free Public Library February 22, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

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