University of Louisville

2:00 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Louisville Area College's Live Shooter Emegency Plans Rely on Awareness, Action and Social Media

In this screen shot from the Kentucky State Police video, officers run an active shooter drill.
Credit Kentucky State Police

In December, Indiana University Southeast locked down its New Albany campus, sending out this Tweet: “IU Southeast Emergency! An armed person has been seen on campus. Go into nearest room and lock door. Follow instructions from authorities.”

In turns out, a student brought a prop BB gun onto campus for class, interim chancellor Barbara Bichelmeyer says.

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7:00 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Malaysian Cartoonist in Free Speech Battle to Speak at University of Louisville

Credit University of Louisville

Here's the thing about democracies—they're not always entirely democratic, said Jason Abbott, director of the Center for Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville.

The center's annual guest speaker was chosen largely to spotlight the point.

Zulkiflee Anwar Haque—commonly known as Zunar—is a Malaysian political cartoonist and government critic. 

In 2010, his offices were raided and he was arrested on sedition charges. Free Malaysia Today reported: 

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Arts and Humanities
12:59 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

U of L's African American Theatre Program Honors Kentucky Women in MLK Day Program

Lundeana Thomas (center) and students in the African American Theatre Program perform in the 2013 Martin Luther King Day celebration at the University of Louisville
Credit University of Louisville

  Every year, Lundeana Thomas, a theatre arts professor who heads the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program, leaders her students in a research and writing project culminating in a theatrical performance honoring King's legacy. A free event Monday at U of L will be the 15th annual AATP Martin Luther King Day celebration.

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1:33 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Reports: Bobby Petrino Accepts Head Coaching Job at U of L

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The University of Louisville is close to hiring a new football coach, and it appears that former Cards coach Bobby Petrino is coming back to town to replace Charlie Strong.

Petrino interviewed for the opening Tuesday and there are media reports that he has been offered and will take the job. 

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4:59 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

U of L's Teddy Bridgewater Will Enter NFL Draft

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  Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has announced that he will forgo his senior season with the No. 18 Cardinals and enter the NFL draft.

Projected as a first-round selection and possibly the first QB taken this spring, Bridgewater passed for 3,970 yards and a school-record 31 touchdowns this season, including a career-best 447 yards with three TDs in Saturday's 36-9 rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

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12:01 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Crash Causes 'Extensive' Damage to Brick, Metal University of Louisville Sign

So I passed this  sign Tuesday near the Belknap campus the way to work. It used to say "University of Louisville." Now, it says "Unive    uisville."

On Thanksgiving evening, a vehicle traveling at the intersection of Arthur Street and Brandeis Avenue left the road and struck the sign, according to a UofL Police activity report.  The accident led to injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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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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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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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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