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Local News
10:01 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

USC Professor's Work on Nuclear Proliferation Receives Grawemeyer 'World Order' Award

The University of Louisville’s 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order goes to a professor and researcher for his writings on nuclear proliferation.

Jacques Hymans is associate professor of international relations at the University of Southern California.  He’s being honored for his 2012 book, "Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation."

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Local News
2:37 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

UofL Planetarium Plans Party for Comet ISON

Comet ISON
Credit NASA

It may be the brightest comet in decades, but first it must survive a trip around the brightest, hottest star in our solar system.

Comet ISON will pass the sun on Thanksgiving day and—if it doesn’t vaporize—will be visible to residents in the Northern Hemisphere throughout December.

Comet ISON was discovered by Russian astronomers in September 2012, it is nearly a half-mile in diameter and traveling at a very high velocity.

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Local News
12:27 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

U of L's Ware Pleads Guilty to Speeding Charge

University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware has pleaded guilty to a speeding charge and was fined $268 by a Barren County Circuit Court judge.

The junior guard appeared in court today to face speeding and reckless driving charges. Ware's case was rescheduled after he missed last Monday's original date.

Kentucky State Police ticketed Ware on Oct. 26 for driving 95 mph in a construction zone on Interstate 65 while heading to Bowling Green in 2013 Dodge Challenger that Ware says he borrowed from another U of L student.

Arts and Humanities
2:14 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

U of L's African American Theatre Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The University of Louisville's "The Orphan's Revenge," based on "The Orphan of Chao," a 13th century Chinese classic.
Credit University of Louisville

The University of Louisville’s African American Theatre Program celebrates its 20th anniversary this week with a Creole adaptation of a Molière classic. “Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man” is based on Molière’s satire “Tartuffe.”  Set among 19th century Haiti’s free Black community, this comedy of manners depicts a seemingly-devout confidence man who infiltrates a wealthy household and ends up falling in love with the lady of the house. It opens tomorrow and runs through Sunday at the Playhouse.

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Local News
6:15 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

University of Kentucky Falls to No. 9 Missouri

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Maty Mauk threw five touchdown passes, four to Dorial Green-Beckham, and No. 9 Missouri cruised past Kentucky 48-17 on Saturday.

Making his fourth consecutive start in place of the injured James Franklin, the Tigers' redshirt freshman completed 17 of 28 attempts for 203 yards and took full advantage of 6-foot-6 sophomore Green-Beckham, whose TD receptions set a school record.

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Arts and Humanities
6:45 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Sculptor Ed Hamilton Among Local Artists to Host Studio Tours

Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton’s finished works are mostly larger-than-life monuments installed at grand public spaces – the 12-foot-tall sculpture of boxing legend Joe Lewis in Detroit’s Cobo Center, Louisville's Waterfront Park's Abraham Lincoln memorial and the statue of York, a slave who played an integral role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, overlooking the Ohio River on the Belvedere. 

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Local News
5:01 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Mississippi Man Accused of Trying to Extort University of Louisville Athletics

A Mississippi man is under a federal indictment on charges that he attempted to extort the University of Louisville athletics.

Thomas E. Ray, 35, of Jackson, Miss., was indicted this month on a single count of extortion, said the U.S. district attorney's office in Louisville. The indictment was unsealed on Thursday following Ray's arrest.

Authorities allege that Ray adopted an alias—Melinda White—and sent emails from Jackson to Kentucky in April attempting to extort $3.5 million by threatening the reputation of the UofL Athletics Association.

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Arts and Humanities
10:52 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Louisville Artist Cuts Through Pain With Chainsaw

Andrew Marsh's “Meat me in the middle,” black walnut, elm and maple with iron.
Credit University of Louisville

Andrew Marsh was a full-time metal artist when he suffered a severe back injury about ten years ago while building St. Louis' City Museum. His days of welding giant steel structures were over, but you can't keep an artist from creating. Now the assistant director of the University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, Marsh works in recycled iron and reclaimed wood. And he's traded large-scale welding projects for a new tool of choice: the chainsaw.

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Local News
5:47 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

U of L Gets $23 Million in Grants for Tobacco Research

The University of Louisville will receive or oversee more than $23 million in grants for tobacco-related research.

Most of the funds will be used to establish the Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center.  Its work on the health effects of tobacco will be used to help shape FDA regulation of tobacco products.   U of L will also oversee the allocation of funds to six other universities for the same purpose.