University of Louisville

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

Credit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/lifeandlimb-bookinfo.html

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

Credit UofL Archives & Special Collections

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.
Credit Alfred Harrell / Smithsonian Institute

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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Local News
1:41 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

U of L Scientists Develop Breath Test for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Dr. Michael Bousamra
University of Lousiville

Researchers at the University of Louisville have developed a test that uses a person’s exhaled breath to diagnose early stage lung cancer in patients with suspicious lesions.

Dr. Michael Bousamra and his colleagues found that elevated levels of certain compounds in a patients’ breath were predictive of lung cancer in 95 percent of cases.  The absence of the compounds was predictive of a benign mass in 80 percent of patients’ lungs.

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4:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

UofL Asks For Mediation in Kosair Children's Hospital Dispute With Norton Healthcare

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The University of Louisville is asking for court-ordered mediation in its ongoing dispute with Norton Healthcare over the operation of Kosair Children's Hospital.

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Education
3:03 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

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

U of L student body president Carrie Mattingly says she's planning multiple trips to the state capitol this year to advocate for more higher education funds.

As the University of Louisville's student government president, Carrie Mattingly's job is to be the voice of her peers—and she said tuition increases hurt student wallets. But so do other costs associated with college.

“Housing has gotten to be a really sizable cost," she said. "If you don’t plan for it it’s really difficult to cover that with a part time job."

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Local News
5:38 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville Talks on Kosair Children's Hospital Breakdown

Credit Kosair Children's Hospital

Remember the dispute between the University of Louisville and Norton Healthcare over the operation of Kosair Children's Hospital? 

It appears the matter is going court.

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Environment
2:42 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

University of Louisville Reports Large Reduction in Carbon Dioxide Emissions

University of Louisville Carbon Emissions by Source (2013)
University of Louisville

The University of Louisville is reporting early success reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In its climate action plan, the University of Louisville set a goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2020. Now, the university has already met that goal…reducing emissions across all three of its campuses 27 percent since 2006.

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